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Surprise, Surprise

Well, Tim Wakefield sucked again tonight, no surprise there. This has been such a streaky team this season. When things go good, they go real good and when things go bad they go real bad. It seems we are either on a winning streak or a losing streak, very frustrating.

In the second inning manager Terry Francona went absolutely ballistic when Wakefield was called for a balk after picking off a runner that would have ended the inning. In some instances, this would light a fire under a team but it had the exact opposite effect, the Sox got blown out of the water. In the process of losing his mind, Francona bumped into crew chief Joe West so it is likely he will be suspended for a couple games, even though it seemed as though West initiated the contact. This is not what this team needs right now. They need their manager to guide them out of this losing streak.

If I can find a quality video of Francona tweaking I will post it because if you missed it, it was must see TV. I have never seen him so angry. With his history of bad health I was half expecting him to drop dead of a heart attack right there on the field.

So here’s to hoping Tito is not suspended and the Sox can get back on track tomorrow.

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Wakefield Wearing Out Welcome?

Photo credit to Sports of Boston

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.

“We’re going to have some interesting decisions to make here come this last week.”

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.

Do you think Wakefield should call it quits? Share your thoughts in the comments sections and vote in the poll…

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