The Boston Red Sox: Defenders of the 2004 World Championship!! "Whoever plunges into his experiences with the momentum of hope, will remember so that he cannot forget." - Soren Kierkegaard.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

We're only one day away from the start of the 2005 baseball season, and only a month and a half away from Opening day, when the Sox will step onto the field at Yankee Stadium as official defenders of the World Championship Title. But the Sox/Yanks rivalry seems to be in midseason form already, with Trot sniping at A-Rod from Ft. Meyers. In reference to an earlier interview in which Rodriguez bragged about his tough workout schedule and insinuated that other baseball players were at home asleep or taking their kids to school, Trot asked: "What makes you so much better?....I'm not a deadbeat dad....OK, you're a clown....When people ask me about the Yankees, I tell them about Jeter, Bernie Williams, Posada. I don't tell them about Rodriguez." Right on, Trot - you tell 'em, kiddo. I'm tired of A-Rod's constant self-martyrdom as well. It makes A-Rod look like a delusional, arrogant idiot who obviously thinks he's better than everyone else in baseball, including his own teammates. If he was that much better than everyone else, then why did he go 2-17 in the last four games of the ALCS? And how about when he was finally driven by his own cheap desperation to slap at Arroyo's glove to try to give himself a moment of glory? Fuck you, A-Rod.

Speaking of the Yankees, yesterday while I was doing laundry in the basement, I started reading "Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty," by Buster Olney. An excellent read, especially since I am totally baseball starved right now. Even though the book was about how fucked up and dysfunctional that organization is, it sort of gave me a new, though grudging, respect for the team by using a lot of their past glories held up as examples against their current fucked-upedness. Good read.