Re: Sunday afternoon baseball thread: Red Sox at Rays
posted at 9/11/2011 4:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Sunday afternoon baseball thread: Red Sox at Rays
[QUOTE]Bring on the Patriots, this team is cooked! I wonder what Terry's take will be?
Posted by jozee76[/QUOTE]
AFTER GAME PRESS CONFERENCE.......
KISSY @SS BOSTON GLOBE REPORTER: Mr Francona, what happened today?
MR FRANCONA: Well that's an easy question to answer. I thought Les had good stuff today, he just was not able to locate. They were laying off pitches that Les was throwing out of the strike zone, and hitting pitches that were over the plate.
KISSY @SS BOSTON GLOBE REPORTER: Well Mr Francona, what happened to the offense today?
MR FRANCONA: Well that's an easy question to answer. I thought that Shields was very hittable today, but our guys were swinging at pitches out of the strike zone, and taking pitches right down the middle of the plate. This is something that we will work on next year.
KISSY @SS BOSTON GLOBE REPORTER: Well Mr Francona, it looks like the team just ran out of steam. No pep. No drive. What can you do for the team next year?
MR FRANCONA: Well that's an easy question to answer. After we blow it this year and don't make the playoffs, my buddy Theo and I will sit down and talk it over. One thing I believe will happen is that we will not re-sign Els who will then probably resign with the Yankees, but we will make every attempt to bring back our Captain, Wake, Drew to start with. Then we'll try to sign some more older has beens to long term/rich contracts that Mr Henry can easily afford, and last but not the least, I think we should rest our starters more in spring trainning....you know play theA, AA, AAA kids more, and at the beginning of season next year, we will start playing our big fat cats, but we will give them more rest during the year than we did this year. After all the games in the 1st half of the year really don't count much, its those games in Sept and October that really count. With more rest our fat cats should be able to get the Wild Card, which is what really counts also. Who needs to win the Division. Well that's it for this conference as I'm meeting Theo in a few minutes and intend to ask him if I can take the rest of the year off. Lastly, I want to thank you KISSY @SS BOSTON GLOBE REPORTERS, for not asking me any tough questions during this year.