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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Andrew Bailey on bullpen role: ‘I don’t give a [expletive], frankly’

Franklin, my dear, I don’t give a [expletive]...would have been a much sweeter fit. If only…

Andrew Bailey is set to make a rehab appearance on Sunday. But when it comes time for Bailey to finally join the big-league club, will he replace Alfredo Aceves as the team’s closer?

“I don’t give a [expletive], frankly. I just want to play and get to the playoffs,” Bailey said. “Whatever role they see fit, that’s what I’m going to do. If it’s setting up, if it’s doing whatever, that’s fine by me and we’ll address it next spring.”

The Red Sox bullpen already leads the American League in holds. Adding Bailey, who was the key return in the trade that sent Josh Reddick to the Athletics, will likely only make the team’s bullpen better.

“[Aceves] and the whole bullpen has been doing great this whole year and whatever role they see fit, that’s what I’m going to do,” Bailey said. “If it is setting up or if it is doing whatever that is fine by me and we will address it next spring.”

Repoz Posted: August 04, 2012 at 08:25 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: August 04, 2012 at 10:07 PM (#4200679)
ooh, they lead the league in holds!
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 04, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4200708)
“I don’t give a [expletive], frankly. I just want to play and get to the playoffs,” Bailey said. “Whatever role they see fit, that’s what I’m going to do. If it’s setting up, if it’s doing whatever, that’s fine by me and we’ll address it next spring.”
He does he's not with Oakland anymore, right?
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 04, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4200725)
“[Aceves] and the whole bullpen has been doing great this whole year . . ." Bailey said.

Jinxed them!
   4. Walt Davis Posted: August 05, 2012 at 02:16 AM (#4200756)
[Expletive] I am so [expletive] tired of these [expletive] ballplayers like Albert [expletive] Belle and [expletive] Andrew [expletive] Bailey and their [expletive] doing what it [expletive] takes to help their [expletive] ballclubs.
   5. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: August 05, 2012 at 08:34 AM (#4200771)
EDIT: I was writing a joke post and discovered that if you throw in enough consecutive real expletives (not "[expletive]") you apparently overwhelm the nanny and it lets a few through.
   6. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 05, 2012 at 08:41 AM (#4200774)
was the writer asking the question scarlett o'hara?

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