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Pedro took a beating on Boston sports radio today. I think many of the callers were misinformed, but I may be as well. The thought in Boston is that Pedro is faking an injury to avoid Randy Johnson and also avoid facing the Yanks in Shea in fear of getting plunked. Well, first point is that I don't think Johnson was ever slated to pitch Friday's game. Second point is that if he pitches Sunday, he would not be avoiding the Yanks. Now if he gets pushed back to Monday, then I agree he is avoiding them, but Pedro was roughed up a little in last start and a hip problem at least makes some sense. I guess we will see Sunday if he is a afraid of his daddies.On a side note, I don't really care about the Yanks series. Right after that, the Mets have 7 road games against the Braves and Marlins. If Pedro pitched Friday or Sunday, he would still only get one start in those 7 games. Those games matter much more to me than the Subway Series.
See, thats a problem with these interleague matchups. The opposite league rivalries dont mean much anymore. I am also not as excited about Sox-Braves this weekend. Who cares about Marlins-Rays? I would rather see the Braves/Mets/Cards/etc than TB. The only intruiging series this weekend is Chicago. the White Sox are the best team in baseball so far and the Cubs are...well, the Cubs.Pedro never has faked anything and has always been a competitor so those fans are idiots.
it's funny because it is not only the callers that suggest that Pedro was dodging the Yanks, it is many (not all) of the hosts as well. this goes back to my previous comment about how fans feel about previous Red Sox players. one host actually claimed Nomar was faking his injury before the diagnosis came back that he tore his groin.On an interview with Larry Luccino yesterday, there was mention of them finding ways to honor Jim Rice. Supposedly there have been ongoing discussions. There is no mention of retiring his number yet however. I think they need to retire Pesky's number soon.
Godfather, why Pesky? I disagree. Just because he is old and has stayed with the team a long time and he finally got to reprieve himself for the '46 Series with last years title, doesn't mean he should be in the same row as Yaz and Teddy ballgame. Rice, on the other hand, was one of the best hitters the Sox ever had. He was a monster in the late 70's at the plate, and continued success into the late 90's. He had no charm and wasnt good with the media so people didnt vote for him into the hall. They should honor him, like you said. Retiring his number is questionable, although he is working for the Sox again. That is a pre-requisite to get his jersey up there.
I guess you are right, patsy2k. The Sox have so few numbers retired. Pesky is more of a sentimental hope because of what he means to the Sox organization. I guess I would just like to see him get the recognition. Maybe retiring his number is not the way to go since statisically it doesn't make great sense.I am not sure if we will ever see that #14 in RF or not. It is too bad that he did not ahve a great relationship with the media. Since he is borderline, that may cost him a spot. I do think he will get into the hall eventually though.
Wait a second....I believe the godfather said I was right in something. Will the real godfather please come back, please come back.You are starting to sound like a Red Sox fan the way you referenced "that #14".
actually I said you were right 2 or 3 times this week. see, you can have a baseball "discussion" without arguing.as for being a Sox fan. I am not. I am a baseball fan and respect the game and its history. Since I always like ot see the Yankees lose, it does sometimes translate into being a Sox fan.
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