Re: In Defense of Jon Lester
posted at 10/16/2011 1:33 AM EDT
In Response to Re: In Defense of Jon Lester
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: In Defense of Jon Lester : Well, at least someone has come out to say that it's not just the Red Sox clubhouse. The reporters who made such a huge deal of it have to know that as well. I guess it's just grasping at straws.
Posted by kimsaysthis[/QUOTE]Kim is about feeding the beast.
Almost every incident that has sent the Nation into over drive for those close the industry is not half as bad as it can be made to sound.
Adrian Gonzalez sitting in front of his locker with a torn calf muscle he has played on for 5 weeks and crushed is asked for his thoughts and says "I guess it was God's will and gets crushed?" Really?
Youk gets crushed for getting on peoples nerves trying to inject himself into the tension in the room get crushed while Vtek get crushed for not doing that. Really?
Beckett particularly annoys me. His 2011 was awesome. 5th in ERA, 4th in WHIP doing it without the benefit of run support. He gets his ankle caught in the other pitcher mound rut, turns it badly comes back and isn't crisp and he gets totally crushed, labeled as a lazy, fat pig. Really?
The BS about Wakefield's chase for 200 being a factor when everybody pretty knows in hindsight the RS did not have anybody else to take those starts. Really?
The gutter gets lower still when a never proven allegation about Tek and a NESN sideline reporter is turned into a "clubhouse issue". Really?
But lowest is Tito bows out with the same articulate dignity that marked his entire career here and somebody prints an allegation from an unnamed source that suggests Terry is a serious problem with prescription pain killers and was pulled down by his marriage. Really? Then the source becomes an owner and the writer of the information that never should have been printed comes out and states that wasn't his source and that doesn't stop people from continuing to blame the Trio.
Pedey's a liar, Ellsbury's detached, Papelbon choked but Crawford some how is a stand up guy because while he just blew chunks all year he was a stand up sound bite. Really!
No matter how much the RS embarrassed themselves in September because they failed to back into the playoffs because their pitching was never taking them all the way; the media and the fans who have bought into the trash they have been peddling are embarrassing themselves far more in October. Boston right now does not look like it has the best fans in sports, just the best front runners and world's sorest losers!
Sorry for the rant all, I am finally suffering whining fatigue I fear. But if you look at the that list twice is this really what RS Nation is all about?