Here is it again, so you can correct my "Whineyness",
Dear My Red Sox,
I know that we have been in a very close relationship ever since I was 6 years old, but now, today, I am feeling a bit used and abused. In fact, I’m feeling a bit coned and taken advantage of. Not only is it only you, but by all of major league baseball.
That's a whine. You voluntarily watch MLB. They don't force you to turn on the TV and watch them. If i don't like a show on TV, I stop watching it. My wife loves some shows that I feel are inane, and vice versa.
After watching last night Red Sox / Giants “baseball game”, and after watching a pitcher who had maybe one of the worst breaking pitches combined with an 89 (at best) MPH fastball, and then to combine that greatness with the so called professional hitter trying to hit said pitches, holy cow what a joke!
Whine. Even bad pitchers have good games, or they wouldn't wouldn't be on a roster.
The amount of poor choices on what pitch to or not to swing at is countless!!! It’s truly hard to believe that these guys actually practice their craft. The amount of time that they get fooled by a breaking ball is laughable! It’s as though they’ve never seen one before!! Why do we as fans just accept this crap?
Whine. If no one ever got fooled, players would be hitting .750, not .275. And again, you don't have to accept it. Leaving is a choice.
Honestly, I LOVE BASEBALL! And I LOVE THE BOSTON RED SOX!!! There, I said it! I really do. I don’t even mind the 4 hour Yankee/ Red Sox ESPN games. But last night tipped me over. What a load of crap disguised as a baseball game. And they wonder why NO ONE watches this junk! Really? You really wonder why there isn’t anybody watching these games? You’ve got to be kidding me! My God, look at the empty seats each and every game. No matter what stadium you see or visit. Just look at the box scores and check the Stadium capacity VRS the actual attendance. You’ll be shocked!
BB is down 531 per game, almost entirely as a result of Miami deciding to rebuild one year after their stadium opened.
The TV ratings are crap as well! And they wonder why. I hope Bud DVR’d last night game, if he could stomach it, he’s soon see why! It’s a crap product! There I said it! I’ll say it again, It’s a crap product! Look at the lineup of the S. F. Giants. Besides Scutaro, Posey, Lincecum and Pence, name one quality Major Leaguer.
This is more insane than a whine. The SFG have won the WS in 2 of the past 3 years.
NONE! Then, take at glane at the old town team. David Ross? Really (.188) Wow! What a hero. But I’m sure he’s grrrrrrrrrrrrreat in the club house!
That's right, judge a team by it's backup catcher. Brilliant!
Will Middlebrooks really? (.226) An ok, potential but now, today, he should be in Pawtucket! Daniel Nava, great story with a beautiful swing, just “Swings” at bad pitches WAY too often!
Our best hitter since his return, and he should be in the minors? Brilliant!
Mike Napoli, (.246) is it just me or did 99% of his RBi’s come in April? Hmmmmmmmm. Should be DFA’d by now! Let’s move on!!!!!! Shane Victorino has been great! Jacoby Ellsbury is a good player, not by ANY means a great player, but a good playr, certainly not a 60 million dollar eplayer. Not to say that some idiot won’t offer and pay him that. Then there’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia, I actually like him and wish he just wouldn’t swing from his buttski on EVERY pitch! When he doesn’t, he has a beautiful swing, and he is very productive. But! Alas, he does swing from his buttski on WAY to many pitches! Whatever happed to choking up, trying to just get on base? (I know, ESPN doesn’t like to show “Getting on base plays) only da Homah!!!! Whatever happed to a bunt, the hit and run, being able to hit the cut off guy, wow, sad but I could go on and on
Do you have some stats to back up the fact that teams don't H&R, or hit the cut-off?
Salty is hitting .272. The average AL catcher has a .246. Salty isn't exactly swinging from the heels this year.
… and you wonder why no one is watching these games? I don’t wonder at all! I just don’t have time for the bull pen, or the use of it by our Cowboy John Wayne. Who I loved the acquisition from the Blue Jays. Now, I’m seeing why they fought so hard to keep him, THEY DIDN’T fight so hard!!!!!! did I say that I LOVE THE BOSTON RED SOX!!! I do! But I believe a slide is in the works here, I don’t want ANOTHER one, but it is! They do not have the hitting, they do not have the bull pen to prevent one! (Koji aside!) It’s that simple! Ben needs to get off his buttski and make a move or two NOW! Today!!!!!! Sorry about the rant!!! But I feel better! Add words of wisdom if you want to! Well that’s all I’ve got for now! With Much Love Joe
They don't have hitting? Detroit has 5.05 RPG. The RS are microscopicly behind at 5.03. As they say, you are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own set of facts.