Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Unbelievable. Well, no, sadly predictable...

I said yesterday that "there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth about the SS defense, and Lugo will certainly make more errors than Gonzalez did, but he'll also get to more balls, which no one in the media will notice..."

Got into the car this morning, and the first thing I heard was Gerry Callahan bemoaning the loss of Gonzalez. They lost 7-1, Gerry. Your buddy Schilling got hammered for 5 runs in 4 innings. They didn't get a runner past 2nd base against Gil Meche after the first inning. They had two base-runners thrown out by wide margins at 2nd base. And you want to talk about Alex Gonzalez?

Give. Me. A. Break.


I've said it before. I'll say it again. I don't remember any Red Sox player whose perception is more out-of-line with his performance.



Obligatory opening day remarks: Well, what's the point? It was a disastrous afternoon, as happens to every team 20-60 times a year. It's particularly frustrating on opening day, as you've got no past performance to look on, and two days to stew on it, but in the long run it means exactly this - they lost one game. They'll play 161 more. It changes my opinion and expectations of the season not one iota...

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