Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tito - 1...Boras - 0


Has anyone else read uber-agent Scott Boras' latest rant? You know, the one in which he weighs in on just many pitches his client, Daisuke Matsuzaka, should throw per game.

"I'd rather see him throw closer to 100 pitches than 120 pitches," Boras said.

First off, what a jack*ss! Who the hell died and made this clown God?? This is the same guy that recently suggested that the World Series (amongst other things) change gears and switch to a 9-game series. Such an absurd suggestion has so many negative ramifications that it amazes me that such idiocy even made print (but that, in-and-of itself, is for another blog).

Secondly, isn't Dice-K the same guy that's infamous for throwing 250 (or so) pitches in a single high school game? Now, I'm obviously not saying that such a regiment is good for anyone, but I'm sure this was one of the many selling points which Boras threw against the wind when negotiating with Theo & Co. this past offseason.

Anyways, Terry Francona provided a great comeback, a high heater so to speak...

"I've got a lot of respect for Scott, I really do," Francona said. "He can run the pitching when he let's me run the contracts, how's that? Is that a fair tradeoff?"

Call me crazy, but did Sox management just give Dice-K a $100M dollar contract??? It's clearly in everyone's best interest that Dice-K remains healthy. For that reason...keep your f'n mouth shut, Scotty! Stop talking about the World Series, Dice-K's pitch counts, and A-Rod's looming free agency. Although an incredible negotiator, you're losing respect by the minute.

As a side note...had anyone heard this tidbit about Boras? According to Wikipedia, Scott Boras was a 2B and CF who played in the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals organizations. After four years in the minor leagues, during which he became the leader in minor league homers although he never made it above Class AA, he retired due to three knee surgeries. The Cubs paid Boras's tuition to attend law school at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific where he met Bob Davies. He steadfastly claims to hold a doctorate in industrial pharmacology, although this is extremely questionable considering that University Microfilms International Proquest Dissertations which maintains the definitive bibliographic record for over 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses does not contain a doctoral disseration or thesis from Scott Boras. Also, the University of the Pacific "Profiles in Leadership" biography for Scott Boras does not mention his having a doctorate in industrial pharmacology. Moreover, the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law for the United States House of Representatives during testimony provided details of every degree earned by each witness under testimony and did not mention Mr. Boras' having a doctorate.

http://www.courant.com/sports/baseball/hc-redsoxnotes0716.artjul16,0,1741029.story

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

aren't you suppose to be in jamaica

Chieftain said...

Was in Jamaica last week - got back late Sunday night, buddy.

Simply Suds said...

No Jamaica stories? Sounds like you're a stiff, bum, cunt to me. I wanna hear about smashing who-ahs while hittin the bongo.

Chieftain said...

I need time to sit down & compile them all...time that I don't have right now.

Due time, my friend.

What are your story from last night, guy????

Anonymous said...

that whole stiff bum c*nt thing is not funny in the least...suds you need to cut the shit with that one. get some new material.