Sunday, January 15, 2006

Stealth Bummer

Sportswriters everywhere remain in seclusion as the Red Sox front office has gone into 'Deep Cover' mode, before bringing out their Stealth Bummer version of Red Sox 2006.

Management huddles daily with merchandisers and pitchmen trying out new slogans for 2006. "THIS is your team." Or maybe, "You'll love 'em, once you get to know 'em." Butch Cassidy already used, "Who are those guys?" Or perhaps the best, "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

The Sox have gone vanilla, absent Damon, and Miller, although maybe Julian Tavarez can scare up some headlines. There was always the 'quote guy' be it Gator Greenwell, Luis Tiant, Mo Vaughn, or Millar. Now who's the leader on the quote board?

Maybe there's hope for some simulation baseball, via Tom Tippett's Diamond Mind Baseball, the APBA Games, or http://www.osber.net/baseballsim/SimIntro.asp

Can't write about local football anymore with the Threepeat turned into a Rocky Mountain low. About the best you can say for the Celtics is at least they're not the Bruins.

So now we wait for one story, "Equipment Truck Leaves for Spring Training." Sad indeed.

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