February 20, 2020

King Of The Hot Takes

You-Know-Who has written a timely column today, full of exceptional insight.

He begins, in his usual folksy, oldtimer-sittin'-in-a-rocking-chair-outside-the-general-store manner:
Hey there, baseball fan. Did you ever think you'd be longing for the good old days of commissioner Bud Selig?

Wow. Major League Baseball is imploding in the Sign-Stealing Scandal Spring of 2020, and commissioner Rob Manfred is making Uncle Bud look like Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, or maybe Winston Churchill.

The hardball world is furious with the Houston Astros, and virtually no one is happy with the performance of Manfred since MLB announced its findings about the Astros scam Jan. 13.
And so on . . . Wow, indeed.

A Boston Herald writer (whose name, Bill Speros, is unfamiliar to me) faults the Red Sox for using outdated cultural references! Really!
The Red Sox lasted nearly 48 hours without any disastrous news or self-inflicted wounds. ...

The other day, John W. Henry used the plight of Stan Musial and Ted Williams — who played before free agency — to justify the Betts deal. Williams bade the Hub adieu in 1960. Musial retired when John F. Kennedy was president. The people in the Red Sox front office must think every fan is either 65 or a pink-hatted child.
Spoiler Alert: Henry did not use the plight of Stan Musial and Ted Williams to justify the Betts deal.


GK said...

I am guessing it is C-H-B.....

I was sittin’ on my fencepost, chewing my bubblegum
(chew, chew, chew, chew)
Playin’ with my yo-yo, wee-oo! wee-oo!
When along came C-H-B And he was this big (make a motion as if measuring a TINY worm)
And I said: “Dan? What happened?”
CHB : “I am a D-I-C-K.” wee-oo! wee-oo!

the bus driver said...

Bill Speros is none other than the Obnoxious Boston Fan, spewing hot takes from a Twitter account and other outlets (think he had a blog on boston.com / The Globe a while back. Noooot really likeable.