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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I miss Big Papi already

Not that anyone needs to panic quite yet, but the "sign Barry Bonds" buzz is getting louder by the day as the prognosis for David Ortiz's ailing left wrist fails to get any clearer with time.

I'm guessing damage to the tendon sheath is probably pretty serious. Can we give him the Curt Schilling treatment and sew a new one in there from a dead guy or something?

This ray of sunshine comes from Eric Wilbur at

Putting aside all talk of steroids and perjury charges, it's hard to imagine Boston becoming even more of a media circus, but it would happen. Pedro Gomez would have to start re-using his Marriott points. As much as America hates the Red Sox already, Bonds would add an extra element of hatred for fans across the country. Boston fans, on the other hand, would face yet another moment of pure hypocrisy, reasoning why the man they derided so viciously in the past was an OK dude. Aside from all that, Curt Schilling -- the man who last summer famously boasted that Bonds cheated on his taxes, family, and the game -- and Bonds on the same team? The Jim Rice-Joe Morgan and Mo Vaughn-Mike Greenwell snafus of years past could potentially look like thumb wars if these two got together.

Wonderful. Can't wait for that.

The Red Sox rarely get any attention from the national media and I think that this is just the kind of move that would put them on the map.

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  • Setting aside the facts that a) I live in Boston, and hadn't heard this rumor, and b) gd'ed Ortiz is on my fantasy team, with Dice-K - (just for an additional kick in the nuts), I c) can't imagine even Theo Epstein ever signing the d-bag that is the press-failing Barry Bonds - likability in the press is part of the deal with being a Red Sox, sez me, who's only been here for a few years.

    By Blogger nad, At Wednesday, June 04, 2008 11:11:00 PM  

  • So, I've moved Ortiz to the DL on my fantasy roster and replaced him with... Jason Giambi. The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry registers a "meh" personally unless it's the ALCS, but somehow I still feel unclean.

    Someone in the Tribune suggested that the White Sox sign Bonds if Thome doesn't start producing. Normally, I ignore such rumors, but we do have a GM that's nearly as bat-shit crazy as our manager, so I'm a little frightened.

    By Anonymous Frank the Tank, At Thursday, June 05, 2008 10:08:00 AM  

  • And as an added plus, your batshit manager demanded help just a few days ago...

    Welcome to the South Side, Barry.

    Then again, the Red Sox had no problem picking up Gagne when he faced roid rumors, so anything is possible.

    By Blogger Minneapolis Red Sox, At Thursday, June 05, 2008 10:11:00 AM  

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