February 9, 2007

Monday Is Truck Day

The Red Sox's equipment truck will leave Fenway Park on Monday at 1:00 PM.

Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected in Fort Myers on Monday, but his workouts will be out of public view until Thursday.

Don Orsillo has signed a multi-year contract extension with NESN. While Announcer Boy does a fine job, I wish he did a little more than repeat the tidbits from that night's press notes and act as Remy's straight man.

The Globe's Nick Cafardo writes that "Manny Ramirez's frame of mind" is something the team needs to address and adds:
Though Ramirez came to spring training in a good mood last year after potential deals with the Orioles, Mets, and Angels fell through, Francona will likely have to contend with Manny being Manny again.
Why? If it wasn't an issue in 2006, why would it "likely" be an issue in 2007? Cafardo doesn't come close to answering that question.

14 comments:

Peter N said...

This has been a point of mine, as well as many others. Manny WAS an issue last year...it wasn't just an injury. So we all have to hope that he comes to camp being ready to play!
Hi there everyone!

redsock said...

...it wasn't just an injury.

There is no evidence for this claim. (If I somehow missed it, however, please show it to me.)

And until some actual verifiable proof is produced, this whole "Manny-was-faking" meme is nothing more than a horseshit rumour sprung from the overactive imaginations of various Boston mediots.

9casey said...

Whether there was an injury or not?

Manny has to speak let everyone know his intentions and some enlightenment into his thought process?

I have professed my love for Manny (as a hitter) on this blog numerous of times..

Manny has the tendency do be a distraction and a bitch to deal with .......That's just from observation..

redsock said...

I meant there is no evidence that Manny was not really hurt and was asking out of games because he's lazy/bored.

This shit is so tiresome.

(Hey, didja hear that back in 1998, Manny once yawned in the outfield during a game? Whatta bum. ... And the people who parrot shit like "his attention wanders" are the same morons who get all excited and stop watching the game when the wave gets started. Ooooh look, here it comes again!)

Any mediots ever speculate for weeks if Trot was faking his injuries?

Woti-woti said...

Trot fake an injury? C'mon! You drive your car from Carolina to Florida and you'd be out for a couple of months, too. Jeez.

L-girl said...

I wish he did a little more than repeat the tidbits from that night's press notes and act as Remy's straight man.

But then we'd drink a lot less. :-)

L-girl said...

There is no evidence for this claim. (If I somehow missed it, however, please show it to me.)

Last time I asked for evidence for something Peter N said, WWIII broke out!

redsock said...

All I want is a link!
One major media link!
It's a fact, right?
Must have been reported somewhere.
So ... where?

redsock said...

But then we'd drink a lot less. :-)

You don't know me very well, do you?

L-girl said...

But then we'd drink a lot less. :-)

You don't know me very well, do you?


Well, I would. That would be less drinking for the collective we. :)

9casey said...

Look , Redsock , I believe he was most likely injured, but FO choose to leave him on on an Island, When the mri came back negative and was digonesd with patella tendonitis...If they had no intention on trading him or were still in love with him ....they would have shut him down in sept..told him to realx your done for the year , but no, they don't and as far as I know he doesn't speak .....He comes back and plays two meaningless games in sept.....and then trade talks again and they will also going on all spring traning.....

redsock said...

9Casey, I was requesting the link from Peter N, but the way.

Looking at the game logs, after the Yankees swept those five games (August 18-21) -- in which Manny reached base 19 times in 20 PA -- he played the next two games (August 22 and 23), missed two games and played on the 26th before going to the bench.

He returned a week later for five games (Sept. 4-9) and went 2-for-16. Back to the bench. (And I wrote at the time, instead of the team crumbling after Manny went to the bench, they actually played better.)

He PH and walked on Sept. 23 and he started on the next-to-last game of the season, September 30.

Why did they not tell him to pack it in? I can't recall what was reported. It seemed like he wanted to keep playing, and was trying to do so without risking serious injury, but couldn't do it.

There will be no Manny trade talks during spring training. Certainly nothing started by the Sox.

9casey said...

I just wish we could get through the season without the 500 lb gorilla in the room....The press will never let it die.....

Eklof 22 said...

This Manny stuff worries me. The guy had an injury and sat out a portion of the season. It happens. What worries me is how the media, the Globe and the Herald, attacked the whole issue like it was the second coming of Watergate.

I believe Manny has become a whipping post for the lazier media types in Boston and until someone tells them to get a grip and start looking for real stories it will continue like that.

Manny's numbers are Hall of Fame in his time in Boston and sadly he is being pretty much hounded out of town by the likes of Shaughnessy. Have you ever actually sat down and thoroughly read how Shaughnessy writes about Manny? He really goes out of his way to paint Manny as a clubhouse malcontent, which is not the case at all.