Mike opened the show (with sidekicks Kim Jones and Chris Carlin) by heaping all the praise in the world on the Red Sox. He gushed about them having become THE model franchise in the sport, somewhat similar to the Yanks of '96-2000. But in the midst of this Boston love-fest, this statement came out:
"Whatever they do, they do right and they are the Pats without Dr. Evil and Giselle, so they are basically a more likeable team than the Pats because the Pats are not a likeable team, except Brady is...but the coaching staff and the ownership are not overally likeable. But the Red Sox are likeable. Their manager is likeable. Their ownership is likeable. All right, Theo gets too much credit. But that's fine. That doesn't even matter."
Mike, if that DOESN'T matter, then why would you say it? And more to the point, why does Theo get too much credit? To quote wikipedia "In 2004, he engineered the first World Series championship by the Red Sox in 86 years and a second in the 2007 season." 2 Championships in the last 4 years and another trip back to the ALCS. So Mike, why does Theo get too much credit? He should get all the credit in the world. But in your mind, because Theo tried to get rid of Manny in the past (but never did so), he must be forever punished. He must not reap the rewards of guiding a team that hadn't won in nearly a century to two titles in this century..Mike, if you want to praise a team and a rival team, then go ahead. It actually gives you some credibility. But don't try to bury a dig in there...a dig at Theo, who you seem to loathe, perhaps because of his age...It's just hard to buy the fact that Theo gets "too much credit" when he is the man behind both titles...
And Now, A Note From Brian Powell
6 years ago