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Sentimentality is for losahs

Bill:
I love it when reporters, especially out of town ones, especially Spankee rooting ones, pee in their pants about a so-called lack of loyalty in baseball.

 

Doug:
Let me guess: Pedro is the victim? Red Sox management is Machiavellian?

 

Bill:
Worse, dude goes all belly aching over how his mofo chokers aren't going to get a chance to go against the same Red Sox rotation that beat them.

 

Doug:
What a fuckwit. Either he's so clueless he doesn't know that in the past two years, the Red Sox were 24-16 against the Yanks when Pedro didn't start, 3-9 when he did or he does in which case the sad truth of his lame ass "loyalty" leitmotif is apparent.

 

Bill:
Yeah, poor Spankee reporter-fan, still trying to find his lost mystique and aura. All crocodile tears because Theo The Prince Epstein won't play along and overpay for players out of a sense of sentimentality.

 

Doug:
Sentimentality is for losahs.

 

Bill:
Like el Gammo says, "The idea is to eliminate as many inefficiencies as possible, and one of the major inefficiencies in the baseball business is sentiment."

 

Doug:
We have not seen great things done in our time except by those who have been considered mean; the rest have failed.

 

Bill:
Mean is so fucking in right now.

 

Author's Notes
Doug's final speech is a quote from Machiavelli's The Prince

Comments

Good that you were able to work my name into the title of this strip, HB. But I don't really see Theo being Machivellian. If he was, he'd force us to buy RSN "citizenship" cards (the idea of which has already been well-covered) or we would be unable to get Fenway tickets, or NESN, or anything team-related.

Screw Petey. He's dead to me. Sentimentality is so last year. Wellington had a sweet press conference last night. I love his 'tude. But if he has to go, he'll be dead to me, too.

There's no meanness here. There's just a lack of stupidity and myopia from The Gentlemen Working in the Former Bowl Alley on Brookline Avenue (TGWFBABA). For fans of the NY Monoliths to be decrying this - that's the fear talking. The Yawkey Country Club has closed.

Yeah, I'll miss Petey as much as anyone. But seriously--four years guaranteed for a guy with shoulder problems and who just finished a season where his era was a full run higher than his career average and where he gave up a career high in homers?

The move to the NL and Shea will help his numbers, I'm sure; anyone run the numbers yet?

Once again your mastery of the excellent one-liner is apparent.

Funny that in his paragraph about The Disloyal Mistreatment of Poor Derek Lowe he neglects to mention that DLowe and Bore Ass turned down 3 years at $27 million last spring.

But I guess anything less than 4 years is now considered disloyal apparently....

What a tool box.

I second the comments- Petey is dead to me too. Considering his own countrymen pleaded that he stay a Red Sox, I guess he's dead to them now too.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the Wells deal though. Did we really just hire a brawling alcoholic who may be past his prime? Nothing like the clean, calm and friendly streets of Beantown to break those bad habits....(shaking head)...

I can't believe that MFY fans are lecturing us about meaness. Who more than Steinbrenner has a reputation for being mean, and using it to win?

Hey, h.b. - thanks for the info! I contacted them, they contacted me, and got the T-Shirt order straightened out. Thanks! Dad's 80 - he lived to see the Sox win; I was afraid he wouldn't live to get the T-Shirt.

There's not much cheers me as much as the yankee *khik* fan base still taking the events of this autumn so badly, just when I think we need to turn the page and see if there is a Redsox lineup the 'boywonder' can assemble to go back to back, they find a way to remind us how sweet it is. Gammons summed up Petey for me.
I hope he doesn't slide off the top too soon or too fast but his legend at Fenway is fixed now, maybe that's the most appropriate way for it to end.
Boomer's body may be less of a temple and more of a truckstop, but I'm going to see how he fits in before I right the epitaph.

Well let's see if "Paydro" passes the physical: MRI mandatory now according to the NY tabloids. I'll miss the Pedro of 1999, just like I missed the Nomar of 1999, the recent vintages have not been nearly as good.

Tossing Petey's been long overdue in my opinion. All his bullshit starting annually in spring training with the threats that he'll walk if they don't sign him immediately. I've been counting down the days to when they'd call his bluff. Same went for Nomar. Talk about disloyal. I'll take the Gabe Kaplers and Tim Wakefields of baseball anyday over the greedy jackasses. If we get Burnett then it will likely have turned out to be a young Edgar and A.J. for the price of a used Petey Cruiser.

Tossing Petey's been long overdue in my opinion. All his bullshit starting annually in spring training with the threats that he'll walk if they don't sign him immediately. I've been counting down the days to when they'd call his bluff. Same went for Nomar. Talk about disloyal. I'll take the Gabe Kaplers and Tim Wakefields of baseball anyday over the greedy jackasses. If we get Burnett then it will likely have turned out to be a young Edgar and A.J. for the price of a used Petey Cruiser.

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