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caulfield12
08-20-2006, 10:41 AM
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/08/20/getting_that_sinking_feeling/?page=2

Poor guy had his engagement party on John Henry's yacht (yes, Ozzie, he can find his yacht at least) on the heels of another butt-whipping. Not the best timing with that one.

Lyle Mouton
08-20-2006, 10:45 AM
Yeah, the mood here in beantown is grim to say the least...these people are about to start jumping

caulfield12
08-20-2006, 11:02 AM
Lots of pressure on Schilling and Wells. I don't see how Mr. Wells can survive the Yankees' line-up with what he's been throwing these days.

And I guess we are to assume Jason Johnson continues as a starter? Rumors that he was gone, but I guess they waived Seanez instead.

Seanez, 15 years ago, probably had the best fastball in the game but has had an unremarkable career.

All the highlights showing the owner's box empty (implying they were disgusted with the game results) must have missed the big Theo engagement news, lol. At least he met his gal before he became a GM and she doesn't even really like baseball, I think she's in bio-tech and health care stuff.

viagracat
08-20-2006, 11:49 AM
Reminds me a little of when Cub manager Leo Durocher decided he needed a vacation in the Wisconsin Northwoods in the middle of the 1969 season; which was followed shortly afterward by the famous collapse.

I've never lived in New England and don't visit Red Sox forums, but I'm guessing Epstein partying on a yacht in the middle of a manhandling by the Yankees went over with the locals like the proverbial turd in the punch bowl.

Expect people to be thrown overboard, fairly or otherwise, if Boston does not make the postseason.

caulfield12
08-20-2006, 12:05 PM
Well, the party was thrown by John Henry, so it's hard to fault Theo...I guess the could have cancelled it after Friday, but then everyone would have said they were in a panic and not showing confidence.

Life is bigger than baseball, after all. Even in Boston or New York. Although you wouldn't believe it to hear their fans go off.

Baby Fisk
08-20-2006, 12:06 PM
Life is bigger than baseball, after all. Even in Boston or New York. Although you wouldn't believe it to hear their fans go off.

I suspect we may hear something of it when the Red Cubs crash out of post-season contention.

Mohoney
08-20-2006, 02:37 PM
like the proverbial turd in the punch bowl.

I've never heard that proverb before.

ewokpelts
08-20-2006, 03:16 PM
who give a flying **** if theo had an engagement party on a yacht while the blow sawks got killed by the yanks?
what's he supposed to do, cower under his bed sheets?

you knwo what? If he gets fired, at LEAST three teams will inquire about his services ASAP.

34 Inch Stick
08-21-2006, 10:47 AM
I've never heard that proverb before.

It's an old eastern european one dating from the 15th Century.

bigfoot
08-21-2006, 06:10 PM
I've never heard that proverb before.




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