This isn’t about the catcher. This is about whether today’s fans want to sit through games that averaged three hours, five minutes last season.
He wants fans to see the pitcher who had double-digit victories for nine straight seasons, not the pitcher who has gone 9-19 with the Sox.
The last time he had the role was 10 years ago with the Mariners. And now? “I don’t think mentally it will be too big for me,” he said.
The pitcher is looking for a World Series title, especially after he performed so poorly in the Fall Classic last season for the Dodgers.
Hard to believe but true: The Cubs, although they might be the team to beat in the majors this season, have some potential issues heading into camp.
A tip of the cap to a franchise that realizes that with massive profits comes a responsibility to go for it in a big way every single season.
The Cubs are excited about the possibility of a fourth deep playoff run in a row. The Sox are excited because their plan is gaining traction.
Pitchers and catchers report Tuesday, and it’s important that one of those reporting pitchers be a star like Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta.
Hate the quarterback for his perfect life. Hate the coach for being a cheater. Hate the Patriots for whatever you want. But they’re not done.
He looked like he was born for this moment, even though he had never been in the vicinity of this moment before. He was unflappable when it mattered.
The linebacker could drop into coverage, smothering running backs and tight ends. He hunted from sideline to sideline. He ran, and nobody could hide.
When he put on a baseball cap, it was like a bull rider trying not to get thrown. The hair was his calling card, is identity, his essence.
Do you believe in Arrieta’s ability to be great again or in Darvish’s ability to make it through a season without a major injury? That’s the question.
If there’s anything these scandals teach us, it’s that one sin begets many others. Sins of commission and sins of omission, of acting and not acting.
It’s the ultimate justification: Tanking can’t be wrong if it ends up being right. It’s a scam if it doesn’t work. It’s a parade if it does.