Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Stop by sometime: I'll show you my ring.

I'm guessing this is how Beckett looked today when he learned CC Sabathia was named the A.L. Cy Young. I mean, all Beckett did was morph into a combination of Sandy Koufax/Bob Gibson/Jack Morris this post season.

Too bad the Cy Young voting takes place BEFORE the playoffs start: The Commander of the Kick A** Brigade would have won hands down. It's not everyday you see a pitcher flat out DOMINATE in the post season the way JPB did this year.

That said, I can't really complain about Sabathia beating him out for the award: he had a great season, led the league in innings pitched, and beat Josh in every category except wins. I know, I know: wins are dependent on run support, who the other pitcher is, and whether the moon was aligned correctly. I GET it. The disciples of Bill James can rest easy.

Bottom line is this: Josh Beckett won 20 games. He's the ONLY pitcher in the last 2 years to win 20 games. And he did it for the AL East and World Series Champions. I don't care what the voters said: he's the Cy Young in my book.

However, what do I know? I wanted Pedie to be named ROY(done), Tito to be named Manager of the Year, and Ortiz to win MVP.

I want Silver Sluggers for everyone(sadly, only Papi won this time), DO and Remy to win broadcasters of the year, and that statue of Manny erected on Yawkey Way ASAP.

If it was up to me, I'd have Papelbon and Schilling in the Hall of Fame already, Tek lined up to be the manager when Francona retires, and The Large Father would be next in line for Sainthood.

Not gonna happen: and I'm OK with that. Just like I'm OK with the fact Beckett didn't take home the Cy Young.

Why? While CC earned the individual award, Beckett has cemented himself as a Red Sox Legend for life.

Congratulations on the Cy Young, CC.

Beckett got the ring.

Scoreboard? Joshua Patrick Beckett.


Tex said...

i struggled with posting about this tonight.

you said some of what I think

so should i just post?

What Ted Said

Tex said...

so I created my own version. of course Texas Style :)

Ted D said...

What Ted Said.

I like the sound of that. :)

Now, if I can just get Angie to sign on for this plan...

Tree Newt said...

You know, I think this whole voting before the playoffs thing is a joke. The NHL does it too. Which season matters? The playoffs. The regular season is just one long qualifiying tourney. Sabbathia melted in the playoffs...Beckett was nails. Cy Young.

I'm borrowing PaPa's extra computer until we get a new one, so I've at least got net access! Wooooohooo!

Edge of Design said...

There's a lot Ang puts up with isn't there? You'd have some awesome material for a blog if you started out with a title "You know your wife loves you when....."

Okay, so maybe this will get you started.

She agrees to let you put a Sox flag in the front yard.

Oh the possibilities are endless, aren't they. If you don't believe me, call Ang over and let her see my comment. I dare you!

Ted D said...

Denise, believe it or not, I already have a Sox flag in the front yard: I've also got a big one waiting to be hung: just got to buy the thing that holds it and mount that sucker on the wall.

But yeah, she's an angel: Quite frankly I'm amazed I haven't been hit with a frying pan yet. We've only been married 15 years, so I guess there is still time.

Corn Nut, I agree with you: what a player does on the big stage should definately count. Oh well, I'm sure the ring makes up for any bitterness he may have.

Redbeard76 said...

I'm still sorting out how I feel about this. Something tells me the bb writers wanted to acknowledge Cleveland with some type of award for coming up with the same number of wins as Boston, and this was the most likely way of doing that.

Had Beckett had those 4 missed starts back, he would have had more Ks but still more walks. the ERAs are almost identical, while their whips are exactly identical, but Beckett could have had as many as 4 more wins.

Those 5 no-decisions on Sabathia should have said something to the bb writers, but like I said, they had to award Cleveland with something to avoid Boston sweeping all award categories.

So yeah, still not feeling so good about it, mixed feelings and all, but it is what it is I suppose.

scott h said...

What does any of this have to do with world hunger or Walmarts attempt to take over the world?

Ted D said...

Stephen, I think it's just more of Sabbathia just being a workhorse this season: he threw a lot of innings. I STILL think Beckett should have won it, but oh well.

Bub, it doesn't. Thankfully.

That's what CNN and FOX NEWS are for. :)

Tex said...

it dont matter. beckett aint worried about it. see me

Ted D said...

Tex, if you mean your blog, already did a little bit ago and commented.

Check your email: I forwarded you something I thought you'd like to see.

scott h said...

So whats the deal with lowell. Do I get to sing my favorite Eagles song to you .

Ted D said...

Bub, still nothing. However, Slappy has gone crawling back to the Yankees who say they'll talk to him without Boras in the room.

What a bunch of wafflers they are, the whole lot of them.

scott h said...

Well here is my two cents. If Arod does not go back the yanks get Lowell.

Ted D said...

Sadly, I think you're right. He started his career there and then they traded him to Florida.

I think the fact Arod is talking to them is big: he stays a Yankee, and the Sox sign Lowell or trade for Miguel Cabrera.

Tree Newt said...

I take Mikey over Miggy anyday. And let Arod go back and wallow in the misery of being a post-season flame out on the largest stage in the world.

Bub, what Eagles song? Hotel California? Take it Easy? Get Over It? Tequila Sunrise? Desperado? Boys of Summ....err...uh...well, that's Don.

scott h said...

Well hello Mattress. Been up long?

Tex said...

lowell is NOT going to the Bronx

scottie quit stirring the pot