A New Perspective
If players continue to be moved and shuffled around like songs on an iPod, then I'm taking my fandom in the opposite direction. I think I'm going to make a game out of this. I'm going to call it:
Think: Costanza. Ya wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts!
My next pick for the chopping block is Gabe Kaplar. But not yet. They're going to wait until he's totally rehabbed and back on the roster. Since everyone else seems to have a back up and the pressure is going to be on Tito to give Pena as much playing time as possible (so they can prove their theory about him, even though he'll probably strike out like crazy and frustrate the hell out of us), Gabe is going to struggle for opportunities to play. That's when it will be determined that he's useless for the Sox and he'll be sent away along with his brownie cookie recipe. So, there you go. Kaplar is the next Red Sox casualty. Who do YOU think will be the next to go? I should make up a chart or something. Like the chopping block bracket. We could have a contest, with prizes and everything!
Oh, and don't worry, I am totally able to separate the satirical business of baseball from the game of baseball. Satirical business is the ugly side of the game. But it's a business like any other, so please forgive me for needing to indulge.
Wheel of "See You Later"? Wheel of "Sorry, Please Pack it Up"? Still working on a title.