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Red Sox manager John Farrell not concerned over contract stalemate with first baseman Mike Napoli | redsox.com: News

The longest….signing….ever.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 15, 2013 at 07:08 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 15, 2013 at 08:23 AM (#4347328)
I'll be thrilled if this deal gets done but right now I just don't care anymore. Napoli isn't so good that I feel like we absolutely positively have to have him (and I liked the signing) and I really just don't want to hear anymore about it. Tell me when it's done one way or the other. I'm sure the Sox are better off with him by a fair amount but I just can't get fired up anymore.
   2. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: January 15, 2013 at 08:44 AM (#4347335)
I still don't see how it doesn't get done. If Napoli wanted to play somewhere else, or was receiving better offers, he'd be gone. The only read on the situation that makes sense to me is that it just happens to be taking forever to hash out specific language when both sides have generally agreed on the outline of a deal.
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: January 15, 2013 at 08:46 AM (#4347336)
Also, I get a dead link. Working link:Farrell not concerned over Napoli stalemate.
Asked by a fan when Napoli would be signed, Cherington offered, "Hopefully soon."
   4. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 15, 2013 at 08:54 AM (#4347338)
I still don't see how it doesn't get done. If Napoli wanted to play somewhere else, or was receiving better offers, he'd be gone. The only read on the situation that makes sense to me is that it just happens to be taking forever to hash out specific language when both sides have generally agreed on the outline of a deal.


I think this is right, I'm just tired and cranky waiting for it. Plus the little league team I coach isn't going to get the pitcher with the cute mom we wanted to get. It's a rough week.
   5. AROM Posted: January 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM (#4347371)
I think this is right, I'm just tired and cranky waiting for it. Plus the little league team I coach isn't going to get the pitcher with the cute mom we wanted to get. It's a rough week.


Well, if cute moms are what you're after, Napoli is the player to sign.
   6. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM (#4347375)
I think Napoli would be successful in our 10-12 year old league. I'd have to get Obama's guy to forge a birth certificate for him but then I'd be set.
   7. RJ in TO Posted: January 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM (#4347395)
Given that he's always wrong, if John Farrell isn't concerned, Sox fans should be very concerned.
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: January 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM (#4347408)
Given that he's always wrong, if John Farrell isn't concerned, Sox fans should be very concerned.


My good sir, I'm beginning to think you don't hold Mr. Farrell in the loftiest esteem.
   9. RJ in TO Posted: January 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM (#4347423)
My good sir, I'm beginning to think you don't hold Mr. Farrell in the loftiest esteem.

The best thing he did during his time in Toronto was leave.
   10. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM (#4347479)
Well, if cute moms are what you're after, Napoli is the player to sign.

Mike Napoli's mom is cute?
   11. bfan Posted: January 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM (#4347498)
Is this media just filling space and band-width? As long as he signs before he must report to spring training, does anyone care whether the signing day is January 10 or January 31? Would we have known this "issue" (if it even amounts to an issue) even existed, 20 years ago?
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4347522)
Is this media just filling space and band-width? As long as he signs before he must report to spring training, does anyone care whether the signing day is January 10 or January 31? Would we have known this "issue" (if it even amounts to an issue) even existed, 20 years ago?


You are assuming that he will sign. It is not set in stone that he signs, and until he does it seems like a valid area of discussion and/or topic of a baseball story.
   13. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: January 15, 2013 at 01:11 PM (#4347553)
Plus the little league team I coach isn't going to get the pitcher with the cute mom we wanted to get. It's a rough week.

I am interested in hearing more about this (especially given that I wholeheartedly agree with [1]). Always something I thought would be fun, but I pretty much have to wait until I have a Little League-age kid to get into it, right?
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: January 15, 2013 at 01:20 PM (#4347562)
Always something I thought would be fun, but I pretty much have to wait until I have a Little League-age kid to get into it, right?


Most are, but it's not a requirement (pretty sure Jose doesn't have LL-aged kids). If you don't know an existing coach in the nearest league, look online for the league information, contact the president and ask if there's a team that needs help. You won't be looked at askance (unless you fail the background check). Rather, your assistance will likely be welcomed.

   15. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 15, 2013 at 01:55 PM (#4347613)
I am interested in hearing more about this (especially given that I wholeheartedly agree with [1]). Always something I thought would be fun, but I pretty much have to wait until I have a Little League-age kid to get into it, right?


Not at all. SoSH is right, I don't have any kids. My best friend called me a couple of years ago and asked me to help out and now I'm friggen hooked.

Pardon the Public Service Announcement but if you have the time and interest, absolutely do it. It's the best thing I've ever done. As a single guy the opportunity to be out of the house a few nights a week is great and the kids are just fantastic. The age group I do (10-12 years old) is a great age. They are old enough that you can teach them some finer points of the game but young enough that they aren't hormone-driven punks.

I'll give you an example. We were playing a game this summer and the pitcher on the other team was working quickly (as most little league pitchers do). I told the kids not to be afraid to step out, tie their shoe, anything to break up his rhythm. Well the kid went to the plate with his shoe untied then called time just before the first pitch. Absolutely hysterical. All the adults knew what he was doing of course but I loved seeing this kid try to break out the strategy.

We also had the opportunity to break out a five man infield a couple of times over the summer and man did the kids have a lot of questions after that one. They got it though and the second time the situation cropped up a couple of our infielders immediately looked to the dugout and pointed at our centerfielder before we even made the call.

I'll stop now but I could spend the next two hours telling stories. If you like kids and have the time I heartily endorse getting involved. As SoSH says very few towns suffer from having too many volunteers.
   16. attaboy Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:37 PM (#4347655)
I have to imagine he was referring to Napoli's GF or Ex-GF, not sure but Selma Alamari is pretty hot! BTW, why would anyone name their kid Selma, that is one of the least attractive names, maybe because of the Simpsons but I would never imagine a Selma being hot.
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:44 PM (#4347660)
but I would never imagine a Selma being hot.

You can't imagine Salma Hayek?
   18. Walt Davis Posted: January 15, 2013 at 03:11 PM (#4347690)

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