The lack of good mullets makes for a heavy heart

September 6th, 2006 → 9:48 am @ // 5 Comments

The last several nights — nay, the last several years — have had their share of unlikely pitching heroes. Seriously, who among you thought we’d be relying on this guy or this guy to stifle the World Champs in a September series?

But, of course, that irascible wanna-be rock star named Bronson had to go and remind us once again that he’ll never be Saturn Nuts for Boston again. (Hey, at least Schilling didn’t nickname him Pluto Nuts; if he had, BA would currently be the proud owner of a pair of dwarf testicles.) After early season dominance and mid-season mediocrity, Bronson three a three-hit, complete-game shutout last night against the Giants. Which is great and all, but let’s admit it: the real season we miss Arroyo is because it’s unlikely the Sox will ever again have a player who can take the field acting as if it’s totally normal to look like this.

(Picture brought to our attention courtesy of the always on the ball(s) Deadspin.)


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5 Comments → “The lack of good mullets makes for a heavy heart”


  1. maineiac

    11 years ago

    Bronson pitched either his third complete game of the season with his shut out last night. The entire Red Sox staff has thrown one complete game. Where is our mullet power??

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  2. deversm

    11 years ago

    I see Arroyo up there on the mound for the Reds with his Buster Brown haircut, or in old clips being slapped at by A-Rod, and it makes me want to say, “You’re with us, Leather”.

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  3. Ogie Oglethorpe

    11 years ago

    Still would rather have Wily Mo. Kyle Snyder could develope into the next Bronson Aroyyo. (A waiver pick up from one of the worst teams in Baseball that ends up being our 5th starter)

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  4. crimsonohsix

    11 years ago

    Let’s not debase Arroyo here. I’m all for Pena, and yes, the guy throws in the NL, but even if you add 2 to his ERA, he’s a pretty decent AL pitcher. And don’t forget that Arroyo threw a perfect game in AAA. He has confidence and the ability to get strikeouts that most relievers can’t get – he’s clearly not on the same level as Kyle Snyder.

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  5. rdawg

    11 years ago

    With reagards to unlikely pitching heroes, JT pitched a great game, but set off an uproar by not tipping his hat to the crowd. Youk fanned the flames by expressing his support for the move and questioning sox’ fans loyalty. Now, I actually agree with these sentiments, but how smart is it for a player to criticize the fans, does this ever accomplish anything? Youk is a fan favorite, but so was Foulke at one time. I’m not saying Youk’s comments were as bad as “Johnny from Burger King” but he has to realize that there are many of us who did not boo the sox when we were six games up. I was embarrassed when fans did that. Why should people ever boo JT — we knew he was a mediocre player when we got him.

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