Saturday, October 18, 2008

Enjoy the view from the bench, Gil Velazquez

Unless you are a rabid Red Sox fan, you probably don't know who Gil Velazquez is.

Well I'll tell you... Gil was an infielder for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
He batted .260 with 10 homers. A career minor leaguer, he's been kicked around to a few organizations since 1998 before finally getting a shot in 3 games in the show for the Red Sox.

He singled a run in on a game against the Yankees on September 26th.

And he is on the active playoff roster.

That's right... he can play in a post season game.
The Red Sox needed an infielder when Mike Lowell went down and Gil fit the bill.

And when the Sox were blown out in games 3 and 4... I really thought Francona was going to send in Gil for an at bat.

Come on! It's 9-1... its 13-4... why send Jacoby Ellsbury up for a meaningless at bat when a career minor leaguer can have the apex of his career.

Well, we found out why.
No lead is safe.
No 7-0 lead in the 7th is safe.

Gil, if you couldn't get in those games, you aren't getting in.
Just enjoy the view buddy... you've got the best seat in the house.

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