Rewind: The day of the sale; the free agent class of 2000

September 10th, 2006 → 10:32 am @ // No Comments

I’ve been running around a lot the last few days, which has been a mixed blessing — on the one hand, it’s spared me from watching Mike Timlin (or, for that matter, the rest of the Red Sox bullpen) — but it’s also kept me from my normal, obsessive-compulsive posting. (I know: 16 posts in ten days isn’t something to apologize for. Thus: obsessive compulsive.)

So: here are a couple of flashbacks from way back in June. Despite knowing full well the considerable risks involved with writing about Manny, I’ll offer up a June 26th post on the free agent class of 2000 and what it means for Manny’s future with the Sox.

And even though I know no one’s yearning for the 2001, here’s an excerpt from the book that revisits December 20, 2001, the day the Yawkey Trust finally chose the new owners of the Red Sox.

So enjoy. Or, at the very least, distract yourself from 19 losses in the last 25 games.

Post Categories: Feeding the Monster Sneak Peeks & Manny Ramirez & Red Sox ownership

One Comment → “Rewind: The day of the sale; the free agent class of 2000”

  1. gmschmidty

    17 years ago


    Do you, like me, think it can only be a bad thing for one of our two best hitters to be saying things like this:

    “Don’t get me wrong — (Jeter) is a great player, having a great season, but he’s got a lot of guys in that lineup,” Ortiz continued. “Top to bottom, you’ve got a guy who can hurt you. Come hit in this lineup, see how good you can be.”

    Sort of throwing his lineup under the bus, is Ortiz not? I love David, but when his team is getting hammered by the dregs of the AL Central, shouldn’t he be worried about issues much larger than individual awards like MVP? Who wants an MVP award when it is on a team that crumbled and died? Furthermore, who wants to make such a big deal hemming and hawing about the fact that they might not get that award, that they (intentionally or not)end up dissing their teammates?


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