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February 15, 2004

Play Ball!

If you don't live in the Boston area, or if you do, but you spent the whole day huddled under the covers staying warm, you might not realize that Red Sox Nation was rocked this morning when it was announced that Alex Rodriguez, who the Sox tried heroically to bring to Boston last fall, has instead ended up with the Evil Empire, the New York Yankees.

Even though it's still about a week until spring training starts, I think this marks the opening gun of the 2004 season.

Now personally I'm not all that concerned about A-Rod putting on pinstripes. I mean, did we expect George and Co. to just rollover and die?

Until this morning many analysts have been describing the Yanks as a team kinda in disarray. And this trade certainly helps them. But just keep in minds that we have most all of the strong players from last year's world-class team, plus Schilling, and Foulkes, and others. The Yank are minus many of their great players from last season. They are still a team in disarray, just now with A-Rod added.

We're in good shape. Go Red Sox!

Posted by jghiii at February 15, 2004 08:32 PM
Posted by: Jo Ann on February 16, 2004 09:16 AM

Wicked cool!

(I was trying to be Bostonian there.)

Posted by: Sean on February 17, 2004 10:24 PM

Well, like most Red Sox fans I have my doubts/concerns (I wouldn't be a Sox fan if I didn't have it).

The Yankees have 17 players that have made the All-Star team. 8 of 9 starters are. I say to myself it is because Torre is always the manager (because it's the WS coach that coaches the next years AS Game).

However they do give up a great prospect with Soriano, but their lineup reads like an All-Star starting line up.

Like the Yankee championship teams of the late 90's (who had much less talent and more chemistry than today's team), these Red Sox have a unique chemistry that brings them together and with our new additions it only makes the team stronger. We'll be in the 90's maybe in the 100's for wins ... it's going to be a street fight for first place this year. I foresee another ALCS between the Sox and Evil Empire.

I look forward to seeing Brown tear his Arm, pull his groin, strain his abdomin. Giambi and Williams blow out their knees and big baby Sheffield cry about something.

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