As the world turns…

December 21st, 2006 → 2:47 pm @ // 3 Comments

It looks like it’ll be a slow week or so in the world of Boston baseball. (Of course, that prediction is all it’ll take for the Sox to orchestrate a trade that brings Barry Bonds to Fenway while simultaneously coaxing Roger Clemens out of his 9th retirement. Speaking of Clemens, in the new SI, Tom Verducci predicts he’ll be pitching for the Sox come July…) Both the Globe and the Herald have the mandatory non-update updates on the J.D. Drew situation (the Globe‘s is actually just an AP report); the news of the day is that Scott Boras says — surprise! — that Drew is as healthy as Cal Ripken Jr. was in the prime of his career. To give you a sense of just how sluggish things are, both papers essentially reprinted a Sox press release announcing the team had signed eight minor league free agents and invited them to camp as non-roster players, with the Globe running the piece on its site and the Herald burying it at the bottom of its Drew story. What else? Oh yeah: don’t forget about the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner.

So: gird yourself for a family weekend, remember to smile politely at the in-laws,* and don’t get so drunk you puke. Nobody likes vomit under the tree.

* Speaking of in-laws — and everyone else — I’d bet they’d love a signed, personalized copy of Feeding the Monster. Or have I already mentioned that?


Post Categories: 2006 Hot Stove Season & J.D. Drew

3 Comments → “As the world turns…”


  1. V06

    10 years ago

    “So: gird yourself for a family weekend, remember to smile politely at the in-laws,* and don’t get so drunk you puke. Nobody likes vomit under the tree.

    * Speaking of in-laws — and everyone else — I’d bet they’d love a signed, personalized copy of Feeding the Monster. Or have I already mentioned that?”

    Seth:
    What a timely reminder…I’ve purchased three copies of your book already for members of my family. My father-in-law, although a big baseball fan, is a Yankee fan. So two things: I get plenty of practice smiling politely when I’m visiting my in-laws (which I find to be immeasurably easier by remaining sober); and, while I’d be more than happy to give him a copy of your book for X-mas, I’m not sure what his state of literacy is being a Yankee fan and all.

    Maybe if you come out with a children’s version of the book with plenty of pictures, colorful illustrations, small words, and absolutely no footnotes, I’ll get him a copy.

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  2. dansoxfan

    10 years ago

    Seth, you are completely wrong on this one. The Herald is reporting some incredible stories…on the last business day before Christmas, they are leading with:

    “The Red Sox may not finalize J.D. Drew’s free agent contract until after Christmas.”

    WOW!

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  3. DJDiG

    10 years ago

    I just wanted to let you know that you made my Christmas.

    My father and grandmother both love their autographed copies of Feeding the Monster, which I obtained at the EWMB Boston Books and Baseball fundraiser.

    I was the crazy fan who was 1st in line to get 3 books signed by you, the 2 gifts and one for myself.

    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful writing with all of us!

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