August 19, 2007

Schilling Still Struggling; Weaver Irked By Papi's Stance

Curt Schilling:
As much as I hate to say it, I'm a work in progress in a lot of ways right now that I don't want to be. I don't have the consistent low-to-mid 90s velocity, and I have to be much more of a pitcher. It's difficult to figure out how the pieces work together for me right now. ...

[The Figgins homer] puts out there for everyone to see how inconsistently bad my fastball command has been. I missed by probably 3 feet.
Jered Weaver did not like seeing David Ortiz watch his grand slam.
Just round the bases. I'll remember it next time we play them, that's for sure. I'm not saying anything is going to happen, but it's definitely in the back of your mind.
When Doug Mirabelli left Friday's game with an injury, several players volunteered to be the day's backup catcher: Alex Cora, Eric Hinske, Mike Lowell. Tito: "Hinske said he caught in Babe Ruth. Lowell said he caught in Little League. Everybody but Ortiz was volunteering."

11 comments:

L-girl said...

I'll remember it next time we play them, that's for sure.

We'll remember it every time we see your sorry ass on the mound, and expect it to happen again and again. :)

Woti-woti said...

Hey Redsock, are you experiencing any post-umlaut disorder? Talking like the folks in "Fargo" etc?

Israel said...

I don't understand why pitchers are allowed to show off but not hitters?

I still have in back of my mind the crazy emotions and fisting of Weaver when he got out of bases-loaded jam in his previous start against the RedSox.

Go Sox Go!

redsock said...

I don't understand why pitchers are allowed to show off but not hitters?

Hitters are showboating, but pitchers are competitive and fiery.

It makes no sense. Frod is one of the worse. (Beckett and Pap ain't so calm out there either.)

Better to barely acknowledge the hitter. "Yeah, I struck you out. You were expecting something else? Pffft. Goodbye."

Iain said...

Beckett and Pap ain't so calm out there either

True, but Beckett's real dissing of opposing batters is when there's no reaction at all, like "OK - bring on the next chump..." He doesn't roll his eyes, but you can almost see him wanting to.

As for Weaver, well, if you don't want hitters showboating, don't throw 'em fastballs right down the pipe...

L-girl said...

I don't understand why pitchers are allowed to show off but not hitters?

I said this in a recent game thread! I agree.

The other day we saw F-Rod go nuts after striking out a rookie from Pawtucket. And no one says boo about that.

L-girl said...

Hey Redsock, are you experiencing any post-umlaut disorder?

:-)

BostonMax said...

I totally agree with the question; if pitchers can pump their fists and yell and scream after they strike someone out, which a lot of them do, (Weaver, F-Rod) why can't batters also gloat and taunt after they hit a homerun? Do these grown men really have their feelings hurt that easily? Just to be fair I don't care if pitchers celebrate either, I'm just amazed at the hypocricy and utter ridiculous sensitivity that these "professional" althletes possess. It reminds me of how pro golf players and tennis players can't be bothered by crowd noise because they get "distracted."

In baseball I hear the announcers discuss "Oh wow, he may have spent a little too much time admiring that homer."

You Kidding me???? Grow up!

redsock said...

I've said before that I wish there was more trash-talking. Have Manny go deep and yell out and point at the pitcher ("You see where that one went? ha ha!") And pitchers could call out to hitters after they struck out or as they ran back across the infield to the dugout.

That would make for a more lively game. We'd just have to keep the beanballs and brawls to a minimum.

BostonMax said...

That's what I mean. If guys are beaning hitters because they got a hit off of them, then they can't handle the major leagues. Let em play in their community softball leagues where they apologize after doing something well. It's part of the game. If they should be mad at anyone, it should be themselves.

L-girl said...

Do these grown men really have their feelings hurt that easily?

Bostonmax is totally on.

Professional athletes make it to the major league level and they can't handle being "shown up" by a guy watching a home run?? How do they make it through the day with egos that fragile?

It reminds me of David Wells whining because Cleveland fans made fun of his mommy. Grow up!