March 31, 2007

Tavarez Is Happy, Pesky Is Not

Julian Tavarez says getting the job as the #5 starter:
was like a dream come true. I didn't think it was going to happen. ... I was embarrassed last year. It was my first year. I was more embarrassed than hurt, or worried about the money. I was embarrassed to face my teammates. I apologized to Francona so many times. But it's a lot different for me this year. ... I'm very happy they're counting on me.
More from Sexy Lips here.

MLB has decided to strictly enforce its rule about unauthorized people in the dugout during a game. Which means Johnny Pesky will lose his seat on the bench. Theo Epstein admitted: "We've been breaking the rule all along and they told us they were going to strictly enforce it -- heavy fines that progressively get heavier every day he's in the dugout."

Joe Garagiola Jr., senior vice president for baseball operations:
Red Schoendienst is in uniform every night, down on the field, talking to players, hitting infield. But when the game starts, he's sitting upstairs with Walt [Jocketty, the Cardinals GM]. Cardinals fans can say Red Schoendienst is as beloved [as Pesky]. If [Pesky] can be on the bench, why not Schoendienst?
I don't care about this one way or the other, but there is a petition you can sign in favour of letting Pesky stay.

Gordon Edes reports from today's game:
Daisuke Matsuzaka has had control issues, especially with his off-speed pitches, bouncing his slider to [left-handed] hitters. He threw 26 pitches in the first inning ... His velocity has consistently been 93-94.
Dice's line: 4-2-3-4-7, 82. The Sox lead 6-3 after 4 innings. David Ortiz has homered and both JD Drew and Coco Crisp have two hits.

21 comments:

Peter N said...
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Peter N said...

And I voted for you and the blog too......have a nice weekend..peter

L-girl said...

what a coincidence? or is it?

Um, Peter? How could it not be a coincidence? You're not thinking... You can't be thinking that. No. You can't be.

L-girl said...

You know that Allan is a published author, right? That he's been writing professionally for 25 years or so? And you're thinking that he's plagiarizing YOU? Get a grip.

If I'm reading you wrong and you're not implying that, then I apologize profusely. If not, then you are insane.

redsock said...

Sorry, I thought of it all on my own.

Initially, it was "Tavarez Happy, Puts '06 Behind Him" -- then I thought about putting something about SL wanting to make us forget 2006, but that was too wordy. Finally, I figured I should mention Pesky since it was a decent portion of the post.

redsock said...

Easy there, L.

I have crunched the numbers and 50% of the words in my title (3) are not in your title. And two of the words that do appear are names.

You say Pesky is "sad", I merely claim that he is not happy.

You have no case.

Peter N said...

I wasn't thinking what you thought I was thinking. I hope you know better! I been in a grief-struck haze....So anytthing that could be read into my words was/is/will be unintentional.....

Peter N said...

I don't WANT to have a case!!!! Gee....I wrote the wrong thing without ever meaning what it might have sounded like! I hope you can understand. I've been a fan of you forever!

L-girl said...

Easy there, L.

rrrhhhmm < /marge simpson >

I wasn't thinking what you thought I was thinking.

Then I duly apologize.

Although I'm not sure what else you could have meant.

I'm sorry about your cat. I know how hard it is.

L-girl said...

bad taste in my mouth, though....

Try Listerine.

redsock said...

Just kidding around.

(Sorry to read about your cat. We lost one of our dogs more than 16 months ago and we still can tear up almost immediately thinking about him. And he was with us for 6 short years.)

Peter N said...

I don't need you to apologise...I wrote the wrong thing, but to think I meant what I think you think I meant....well, I never would do that. I've lost my cat of 19 years, so I should be more careful of how my words can be construed. I hope you realize that once even I re-read what I wrote, I was instantly sorry. I love you guys---always have....I've never known sorrow like this before. Enough of my blah-blah wah-wah. I'm sorry if my words were not clear. And they certainly were not! I sure admit that! Forgive? Please?

Peter N said...

Thanks, but it was MY fault for writing something that could be so easily misunderstood. Love you guys--------Peter

Peter N said...

I even deleted my dumb words....I've never been so sad........have a great night, and again, I'm sorry for being an idiot. I have to go....I wish I had help....Peter

L-girl said...

Peter man, take it easy. This too shall pass.

* * * *

Look at me, I come out swinging, and now I'm consoling him. Story of my life, right there.

redsock said...

Forget Pesky. How about they ban Tim McCarver from all stadiums? I'd sign a petition for that.

redsock said...

This is insane!

Go, Bud, Go! ... Dope.

Jon said...

How about they make Pesky an OFFICIAL ballboy or trainer or something? Is there a rule about how many people Francona can have on his OFFICIAL staff? I cant imagine Theo not wanting to pay him whatever the minimum is and I cant imagine Johnny Pesky not donating it all to some charity.

9casey said...

Jesus, I left the house for 3 hours, and all i know is a cat died and Peter may have suggested that redsock milli vannillied him...

Opening Day PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look i got nothing against nobody here and Pete is a nutmeger..

But L-girl and Redsock are you guys mafia......When people upset you all they do is profess their love for the both of you.......

Please can it be Monday........

redsock said...

Peter may have suggested that redsock milli vannillied him...

Hee hee. :>)

L-girl said...

But L-girl and Redsock are you guys mafia......When people upset you all they do is profess their love for the both of you.......

Never go against the family.

:-)