Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Red Sox get Carl Crawford! Two can play this evil game!
It's starting to feel a lot like 2003, 2004 and 2005 in here. And your pal Sully couldn't be happier.
As I wrote back in 2007, the Red Sox are an evil empire as well. And MAN it is fun to root for the bad guys!
The Red Sox picked up the best two left handed bats available and didn't have to give up Jose Inglesias,, Ryan Kalish or Daniel Bard.
They've gone from having a rotation of Darnell McDonald, Daniel Nava, Bill Hall and the 14th caller on WEEI in left field to one of the best in the game.
And oh yeah, removed him from a rival.
Right after they picked up a home town San Diego hero who almost led a band of low paid misfits to the playoffs.
And it is awesome.
I know the Yankees made two big signings, but let's face it: Bringing back Jeter and Rivera isn't exactly addition. It's AVOIDING subtraction.
Now if Cliff Lee can sign with the Rangers, this Red Sox fan will be dancing like Papelbon circa 2007.
Get a healthy Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia. Add J. D. Drew on a contract year. Mix in the new left handed bats of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. And keep in mind Big Papi will be batting 6th or 7th!
And oh yeah, have Lester and Buchholz head up the rotation and Papelbon in his walk year eyeing the big bucks.
Forgive me if I don't care if you hate the Red Sox.
I'm giddy for 2011 to start.
Cue the Darth Vader theme!
(And enjoy this odd video I shot at a John Williams concert in the Hollywood Bowl... lots of Star Wars geeks doing some conducting with light sabers.)