Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nice Try

Big Papi. Dustin Pedroia. Terry Francona. Theo Epstein. And now John Lester. The list just goes on and on of current and former Red Sox players and management being publicly quoted in the press as complaining that nobody mentioned the unbelievable stories of the team's players getting drunk and mentally and physically out of shape, back a couple of months ago when the team "had the best record in baseball."

Nice try.

The Phillies had the best record in baseball for just about the entire baseball season this year. The Phillies were MLB's first team to 30 wins, the first to 40 wins, to 50 wins, and then again to 70 wins, 80 wins, 90 wins, and the only team to win 100 games in the 2011 regular season.

Now don't get me wrong, none of this means diock anymore with the Cardinals set to represent the NL in the World Series once again. But I just can't sit quietly by while people associated with the Red Sox claim that their team was better than it was earlier in the season, in an unbelievably pathetic attempt to somehow claim that there is no story behind the total breakdown in control over the team that undoubtedly led directly to its downfall at the end of the season this year.

Phillies = best team in baseball, almost all season, including at this very moment.
Cardinals = NL pennant winner, without a doubt the franchise that historically makes the most out of its opportunities in the postseason, this year among the best examples of all.
Rangers = best team in the AL this year.
Red Sox = best record in baseball 20 games in to the season, and best record in the AL until around 120 games. Second best record in the AL through Game 161. Third best record in the AL come season's end. Ugh.

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Blogger Josie said...

"diock" That word made me laugh.

7:15 PM  
Blogger GaryC said...

Sox were 10-11 21 games into the season, so, not best record 20 games into the season.

Appreciate the kind words for my Rangers, I think they earned it this year (and last) and hopefully can come through with the big W this year.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...


I think it's a great story if the Rangers can win the year after Cliff Lee left. But the Cardinals have a way of taking not so great teams and stepping up big time in the playoffs, they have for decades. Best of luck!

9:27 PM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

More revisionist history....when are you going to get the facts correct? They started the season 2-10. Why do you throw out these non-factual statements? Every post should be proof read for facts. Don't worry about your Phillies...there's always next year!

10:47 PM  

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