Friday, October 9, 2009

Memo To Red Sox Fans:Shut Up Already

I've been listening to sports talk radio all morning and I have a message for you whiny Red Sox fans that keep calling in: Shut up about the bad calls by the umpires!!

Any baseball fan worth their weight in salt knows that bad calls are a part of the game. What goes against you one day is going to go in your favor the next. These things balance out. Every team, from the best to the worst, has calls go their way when they shouldn't. Hello Sox fans! How many times did Brian Fuentes strike out Nick Green for what should have been the final out of an Angels victory against you guys? Not once but twice. Oh wait, actually, it wasn't any because the umps blew 2 calls and the Sox came back to win the game. I guess the universe is now back in balance.

It definitely sucks that it happened in the playoffs. That's not when you want these calls to go against you, or when you expect them to. If anyone thinks those blown calls are the reason that the Red Sox lost, they're highly delusional and need help. It sounds like there are a lot of you out there from listening to some of these calls. The reason the Sox lost is because John Lackey dominated your lineup, allowing 4 hits and a walk. The reason the Sox lost is because Torii Hunter took Lester deep. The umpires aren't the reason you guys lost. Quit your moaning.

And another thing silly Sox fans. Some of you are making the argument that had these calls been made correctly than maybe the game goes differently. So we're resorting to the "what if" game now? I love living in fantasy land. Try this on for size: If nick Green gets punched out as he should have, maybe your season goes differently and you guys don't make the playoffs. Hey, it could happen. There's no way of knowing. These weak arguments you guys are bringing to justify your team's loss are beyond ridiculous.

And if case you're wondering, you can sure bet if this happened to the Yankees I'd be pissed about it, but it is what it is. And what it is, is the game of baseball. What bounces your way one day, bounces the other way the next. That's the way it goes. That's baseball. The good teams rise to overcome it.

Peace, love and Pinstripes,