For the Red Sox, Aug. 25, 2012 was like any other trash day. Well, except one thing:
The trash man handed the Red Sox a check for $270 million.
This trash guy wore LA Dodger Blue, and the money went to their purchase of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto from the Red Sox. The Sox needed no special trash sticker here. It was legitimate trash.
Now, I want this trash to return to Fenway.
I just can’t help it. It’s all I’ve been thinking about lately – Dodger Blue. And I don’t think I’m alone.
While the Sox are battling Detroit for the American League Championship, I’ll be thinking of the Dodgers – and how badly I want them to win the National League Championship Series. (doesn’t look good so far as they lost Games 1 and 2 to the Cards).
Adrian Gonzalez. Carl Crawford. Josh Beckett. Those stinkin’ bums.
Admit it: you want them coming back to Fenway Park for the World Series, too.
To me, this would be poetry at its best. Three of the most hated former Red Sox of all-time, in all their pretentious, arrogant glory, coming back to Yawkey Way to battle for the Series. Self-absorbed professional athletes vs. self-less ones.
The Red Sox beating them would put the ultimate stamp on this 2012-Bobby-Valentine-last-place-amnesia-campaign that we call the 2013 season.
Last year’s Red Sox season, you see, was like having a motor-oil milkshake for 162 games. Sure, Valentine’s to blame for about 103 percent of it all, but it didn’t help we had to deal with Whiny (Crawford), Phony (Beckett) and Texty (Gonzalez).
They are what was really wrong with the Red Sox last year. Overpaid and under-performing, and just bad for the team. Not chicken-and-beer bad. I didn’t even mind that. They’re baseball players. They eat and drink.
Those Dodger guys served a self-imposed isolation last year. While Dustin Pedroia and Papi were on Yawkey Way trying to play baseball, those guys were on Deer Island. They just didn’t buy in, and once things started to get bad, they made it worse by being cold, distant and just downright bitchy.These guys – except Beckett in 2007 (kinda stinks he’s injured) – did nothing for us but make a horrendous season worse.
They were trash, one piece of trash I’d like to see again on Yawkey Way, just so we can tie it up and toss it out again.