'98 Yanks bounce back, take Game Two over '51 Bombers

Torre's team rips Sain (and three of rain)
Pauly's grand slam leads 13-7 rout
Irabu bedazzles!
Series tied 1-1!
Next up: Allie Reynolds v. Dave Wells
SUPERCHIEF v BOOMER

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Suddenly, a beacon of hope emerges in the Yankiverse: Boston might not skate on the cheating scandal after all

Along with the death of thousands, the collapse of the world economy and the end of sports, this last month has been covered in vomit and soaked in pee by one burning, soul-crushing, impending outrage: 

The notion that the Redsocks might skate in MLB's cheating probe. 

With each passing week, it seemed more likely that MLB's pooh-bahs would turn their heads and cough on punishing Boston for its duplicity in 2018, when it won the world series. I call these unseen Redsock sign-stealers "the invisible enemy," and have feared they would escape the hot, firm and righteous sword of Yankee justice.

Maybe not.

According to The Athletic - a site that is rapidly becoming the gold standard for investigative sports journalism) - lawyers from Boston and MLB squared off Friday in a judicial teleconference that the mainstream media overlooked. (Bravo, Athletic!)

When asked directly if the Redsocks broke the rules, Boston's mealymouthed, two-faced, beady-eyed. fork-tongued and maybe pajama-clad shyster-lawyer said no. But later in the proceedings, the lawyer -  - I think the name is Saul Goodman - is quoted as saying:

"Your Honor, I think that there are distinctions between what the Red Sox believe occurred and what the commissioner found. And I think that certainly they're entitled to disagree that that activity happened at the club level. " 

Hmm. Apparently, MLB found something, and the Redsocks are trying to wriggle off the hook. There may be hope after all. But listen: This is no time for Yankee optimism: Remember the cardinal rule of IT IS HIGH: Expect the worst, and you'll never be disappointed.

On the surface, it's been a horrible winter for Boston fans. They have lost Mookie Betts, Chris Sale and Tom Brady, arguably the Holy Trinity of their modern era. (Or add Gronk, and it's a foursome.) But now, with the virus, they might be looking at a canceled baseball season - nullifying the loss of Betts and Sale. And if the NFL does play, an aged-out Brady could fizzle in Tampa, making them feel lucky for running out on his tab. Damn. What have they got on God?

The question now is whether MLB will stand its ground against a potential Boston lawsuit, which I suspect might try to endlessly delay the matter in court, as Trump's lawyers have kept hidden his tax returns. We'll see. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

BURN THOSE BASTARDS...

NO WAY THAT 2018 WASN'T TAINTED.

NON- STOP CLUTCH HITTING ALL SEASON FROM ALL TIME GREATS SANDY LEON, BROCK HOLT, JBJ, AND KEITH MORELAND.

SOMETHING STUNK.

....AND IT STUNK FOR A REASON.

BURN 'EM.

Parson Tom said...

YES! BURN THEM AT THE STAKE!!!!

'S'all good, man! Great series to binge.

DickAllen1964 said...

No baseball? No matter!

Fuck Boston!

Fuck that lying sack of shit Papi - you didn't juice? Bullshit.

Again I say, fuck Boston anytime of the year, anytime of the day. Baseball or not.

Boston sucks.

Anonymous said...

PAPI BETTER NOT GET IN THE H.O.F...

HE GOT CAUGHT, AND LIED.

AROD GOT CAUGHT, BUT AT LEAST COPPED TO IT.

...BUT SOMEHOW, FAT FRAUD PAPI WAS CAGEY ENOUGH TO BECOME AMERICA'S SWEETHEART THESE DAYS.

THEY BETTER NOT FALL FOR IT.

smurfy said...

ALL CAPS: release the honorable and aged Keith Moreland (can't forget him), and tie Mitch to the stake.