Tim Wakefield may be one of the most beloved Red Sox in recent history but it is definitely time for the 44-year-old knuckleballer to hang up his cleats.
After his horrendous performance a couple days ago against the Tampa Bay Rays in which he let up four home runs in the span of six batters, Wakefield should sit down with management and discuss his retirement rather than be cut by the Sox, which seems to be inevitable.
Manager Terry Francona was asked if Wakefield would make the team this year and replied with this.
Last season, Wakefield believed he deserved a spot in the rotation over young stud Clay Buchholz. He was delusional then and is delusional now if he thinks he has anything left in the tank to give to this team.
It is time to pass the torch Wake. You will be forever loved here but don’t overstay your welcome, that never works out well for athletes. Just look at Brett Favre.
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Including todays 1:05PM start against the Phillies, the Red Sox will have played seven Spring Training games without a single one being broadcast on TV. This makes about zero sense to me.
With all the hype of the new faces coming to Boston this season, I want to be able to see their first at-bats in a Sox uniform without having to book a trip to Fort Meyer’s, Florida. Come on NESN. This is Red Sox Nation, people will skip work to watch the first Spring Training game on TV but instead I have to wait until the eighth game of Spring Training to see any live baseball.
So apparently Josh Beckett was hit in the head with a ball while standing in the outfield earlier today. The culprit is said to be Red Sox staffer Ino Guerrero, who was too lazy to bring shagged balls back to the bucket so he was hitting them with a bat. Well one of those balls nailed Beckett in the head and Beckett was attended to by trainers as he walked off the field holding his head. Beckett is okay but how is this guy not fired? I mean he is trying to take out Josh Beckett. Clearly the Yankees hired him to do this or something. Get him out of Fort Meyers before he starts going after the real important guys like Jon Lester or Clay Buchholz or at least sick Pedroia’s feisty ass on him to teach him a lesson.
UPDATE: I just read that Ino is a friend of Manny Ramirez who is back in the AL East with the Rays. Maybe the Rays hired him to take out Beckett! But in all seriousness, it is being reported that Beckett is okay and was only hit with a stray ball that had bounced.