Carl Crawford passed his physical today at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Globe notes that Crawford has updated both his Twitter and Facebook pages:John Tomase, Herald:
In the last week, Epstein has proven with finality that he's no kid anymore. Just a few days shy of his 37th birthday, his youthful features have been replaced by a more hardened weariness. His hair features specks of gray. Wrinkles crease his eyes like formerly dog-eared pages.It is a stunning indictment of the Boston media's utter lack of imagination that they are still harping on Epstein's age. (Yay! he is finally a man!) Is it that hard to come up with some other angle on Epstein after almost a decade?
He is a man now. ...
And he is the most unstoppable force in baseball. ...
"My God," saluted one rival executive yesterday after the Rule 5 draft. "Theo (expletive) dominated this week."
Nothing that we did at these meetings -- or may have done or will do shortly -- was the product of a last-minute idea. It was all a product of -- hopefully -- a well-thought-out plan over a long period of time, and well-documented with lots of scouting, following players over the course of whole half-seasons, white papers written up about how the parts all fit together, a lot of thought and lot of commitment and belief -- and commitment to winning and belief from ownership.