Originally Posted by Brian26
Ironically, the last time Cooper told Sale he couldn't go, there's was a huge pissing match that involved Sale's agent. Sale's demeanor to me is more similar to Black Jack McDowell than any guy we've had in the past 20 years in terms of being stubborn if not slightly bull-headed. I have a hard time imagining the Sox would be able to shut Sale down without hurt feelings on both sides.
In my memory, Black Jack is the best comparison I can come up with for Sale in demeanor and mound presence. Both are spirited. Both want to pitch. Both really want to win.
Stubborn perhaps, but I'm glad a guy with some fire in his belly is playing for us.