Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Morning Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations from a Sunday morning.

You’ve got to be kidding me. No beer? This is so sad." I agree. What's minor league baseball without beer? (As an aside - Stan Grossfeld always seems to come up with these great stories)... Truth in advertising? Not so much in this case... Just saying but the Josh McDaniels situation is very similar to the way things were going for Bill Belichick in Cleveland. A quarterback controversy and people complaining that the coach is not ready and in over his head. Sure the situations aren't exact but still close enough for me to mention it... Interesting - winners wear red... The Scott Kazmir trade was a salary dump pure and simple. In eight starts since the All-Star break, Scott Kazmir was 4-2 with a 4.41 ERA. He was helping the Rays win games and remain competitive. However, the sad truth is that the Rays are 10th in attendance among 14 AL teams - an average of 24,169 fans. The last-place Orioles have outdrawn the defending AL champs! They just couldn't risk Kazmir not playing up to his contract so they had to dump him in order to use their slim resources for more pressing players like Carl Crawford... In order to get to the Angels - the Red Sox had to pass over Kazmir. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when the Boston front office was weighing the option to claim Kazmir... Today would have been Ted Williams' 91st birthday. It disgusts me that his head and body remain in frozen "biostasis" limbo... Today is also Celtics' great Robert Parrish's 56th birthday. Happy birthday Chief...

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