And I thought the Sparky Lyle “From Cy Young to Sayonara” move was an unbeatable record. Go figure.
From Messiah to ‘Bye ya’
- now takes the top spot in the baseball one-eighty department.
Big Stein warned them about Larry. Remember when he said (just about three years ago):
I’ve learned this about Lucchino: he’s baseball’s foremost chameleon of all time. He changes colors depending on where’s he’s standing. He’s been at Baltimore and he deserted them there, and then went out to San Diego, and look at what trouble they’re in out there. When he was in San Diego, he was a big man for the small markets. Now he’s in Boston and he’s for the big markets. He’s not the kind of guy you want to have in your foxhole. He’s running the team behind John Henry’s back. I warned John it would happen, told him, “Just be careful.” He talks out of both sides of his mouth. He has trouble talking out of the front of it.
Edward G. Robinson’s voice is echoing in Fenway Park this evening. And, it’s saying “Where’s your messiah now?”
It’s damn hard work to make that Boston Schlemiels label stick, I guess. And, if you have to shed some blood in the process, so what if organizational directory starts looking like a Schilling ALCS sock, I suppose.
I wonder if Bill James should give Brian Cashman a call in the next day or two?