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0 Subject: Daily Blurb - September 30, 2011

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Fri, Sep 30, 2011, 11:25

Quote of the day
"Back in the good old days, the Red Sox famously dubbed the Yankees ‘the Evil Empire’ because they were arrogant, complacent and, yes, entitled. When New York failed, it merely outspent everyone else to pluck the best players from free agency and rejigger its lineup. Somewhere along the way, the Red Sox became what they once abhorred." -- Boston sportswriter Jackie MacMullan, in an article on ESPNBoston.com

Daily blurb
Here in New England, there are no shortages of “what happened” post mortems regarding the Red Sox. It sounds like Terry Francona may be out as manager – and one rumor already has him heading to the White Sox. If so, I wonder if they’ll make him wear the team jersey. Given his ample girth, the fleece pullover is probably a good idea.

Jose Reyes has been taking a lot of guff for pulling himself from the final game after one at bat in order to solidify his chances to win the batting title. Some analysts have contrasted him unfavorably to crosstown rival Derek Jeter. But this article at Deadspin.com suggests that maybe the two share some related traits. I’m just sayin’…

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