Tim Wakefield's Selfishness
posted at 9/29/2011 8:32 AM EDT
The day of the last year of the season after a horrible month, Tim Wakefield makes it be known that he wants to come back. In reading the paragraph below:
“I’ve definitely made up my mind that I definitely want to come back next year,’’ Wakefield said. “I have another goal in front of me that I’d like to accomplish, and that’s the all-time record for the Red Sox in wins. I’m only seven away. I think the fans deserve an opportunity to watch me chase that record. We’ll see what happens.’’
I see nothing about helping the team.
What you can read is:
"I've definitely made up my mind.."
"I definitely want to come back"
"I have another goal.."
"...that I'd like to accomplish"
"I'm only seven wins away"
and last but not least:
"I think the fans deserve an opportunity to watch me chase that record. "
Not sure about anyone else, but I see nothing in there that says anything about wanting to help the team, etc.
After what happened to the Red Sox this year, and having to watch the Tim Wakefield 'Travelin' 200 Circus", if they bring him back next year, it will be 5 times worse.
Even Secretariat retired at the right tim, and believe me, Tim Wakefield is no Secreteriat