Friday, August 26, 2005

Make up? More like wake up!

Thirty days. That's how many days the Red Sox are going to have to play in a row, since Bud Selig broke the rules and set the stage for exhausting the Red Sox as they head into the home stretch.

Their makeup game with the Chicago White Sox will be played Sept. 5, the only day the White Sox and the Red Sox both have open before the end of the season. Expect that more players will be sitting out on odd days because of this. Expect the Sox to get tired out. Expect more minor league players coming out of the dugout and bullpen in key situations, because the Red Sox aren't going to have a choice. Unless they want their key players breaking down here at the end of the season, they're going to need to take some chances on these untested players.

Bud Selig needed to break the 20 days in a row rule in the Basic Agreement in order to set the stage, and he did it. I just don't like what it's going to do to the players.

5 comments:

anthonylemons said...

Perhaps Bud just wanted a Budweiser.

Anonymous said...

Sox are gonna need to see what those kids can do anyway.

Mike said...

Definitely. They need to get in there and they need to get in there now. Timlin has already pitched in more than 60 games! If he doesn't find some time to rest, his arm is going to fall off. See my previoud post: "Time for the kids to shine" http://checkyourlogforerrors.blogspot.com/2005/08/time-for-kids-to-shine.html.

Neopia9 said...

Think about it: If you paid $100+ to go to Fenway and the game gets rained out, wouldn't YOU want a make-up game to be played? Besides, it's not fair for some teams to play more games than others!

Mike said...

That's true, the game should be played, but having the game set up so the players have to play 30 games in a row? That's hard enough on these guys with all the travel involved. But add in this being the end of the season and we're talking about injuries just waiting to happen.