do you think we could send wily mo down to texas to, like, deliver kason?6 Thoughts a Little More Than One Hour After the Trade Deadline Dust Has Settled
1. The Metro article on the ten-year anniversary of the trade that brought Derek Lowe and Oh Captain Comma My Captain Jason Varitek to the Red Sox included this amazing photograph of 25 year old Tek, who, minus the facial hair, doesn't really look that different than 35 year old Tek. You kind of get the impression that Tek came out of the womb looking about 32, and, of course, telling the obstetrician to get his ass down to first base.
2. Honestly, I would have been fine had the Sox made no deals at all, because the deals that I really want to make at the deadline are always things like "David Ortiz circa 2007 for David Ortiz circa 2005" or "Historic 2nd Half Mike Lowell for Historic 1st Half Mike Lowell." But since John Henry refuses to spend a few of his many millions on the Boston Red Sox Official Delorean, well.
3. That said, do you think Jonathan Papelbon is intimidated by the fact that glasses-wearing Eric Gagne bears a much stronger resemblance to Rick Vaughn? Because I'm thinking yes.
4. I'm much more torn up about beloved Typo's exit than I would have anticipated three months ago! Godspeed to you, little Typo. You were probably never going to find an everyday spot in our rotation, so I wish luck to you in Texas, where they appear to need all the help they can get.
5. Obviously, though, the deadline trade that upsets me the most is Scott Proctor to the Dogers. Now if I happen to glance at the ESPN.com scoreboard and see that the Yankees are down between four and six runs in the eighth inning, it's totally up to Kyle Farnsworth to blow the lead! Still, I have to imagine he's up to the task.
6. While on the phone with Katie, I said, "Do you have anything to add about the trade deadline?" And she said, "Not really. The usual." And I said, "Matt Clement?" And she said, "Bucket of balls, your mom, a cup of coffee. Change for a cup of coffee. That dead rat I saw in the street on my way to work today. They're all interchangeable."