March 14, 2008

Curt On Doug

38 Pitches:
In the 20 years since I was first called up to the big leagues I’ve played with exactly 2 players who’s presence in the clubhouse carried onto the field. Darren Daulton in Philadelphia, and Doug Mirabelli here in Boston. ...

Very few players have that ability, and when they have it you know it. 4am landing in Toronto after a sweep, quiet plane, get on the bus for the 40 minute ride to the hotel, dead silence and everyone is wiped. By the time you got to the hotel the entire bus was laughing and the day was behind you. It's a gift and Doug had it in spades. ...

To say it was a shock to us would be grossly understating the impact. Guys were still shellshocked today.

6 comments:

CaKeY said...

Maybe they should just talk him into retiring so he can take a job as a bench coach.

Jack Marshall said...

This is one good use of a blog when a player can write one. Saying good-bye to a player who has reached the end can't be easy, and a salute surely means a lot.

SoSock said...

I'm with Cakey. Dougie wants no part of it yet, I'm sure, but he's going to make a fine addition to some team's staff one day, and I wouldn't mind a bit if it was ours.
RE Curt's blog - I found last week's post more interesting. I was especially happy to see that he was impressed with the way Colon is throwing. Could be PR, he's usually over-nice to all of his teammates, but it sounds good. And it was backed up by Colon's first appearance, too.

9casey said...

SoSock said...
Could be PR, he's usually over-nice to all of his teammates


Over-nice? There's a terrible quality......

Zenslinger said...

I understand what sosock means. Curt's mode of expression is so full of exaggeration that as nice as it is to read his comments that are so full of praise for Doug, you can't help but wonder if it's partially blarney.

redsock said...

There's no way Curt will rip any current player on his blog -- except Bonds, I guess. He won't bad-mouth a teammate -- it would cause too much trouble.

Still, I have no doubt the players were surprised and that Doug was a funny guy. It's about all you can say about him.

What are you going to say: we're gonna miss his bat?