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Friday, January 17, 2014

Sox manager John Farrell visits Cape

And Cape lookout, Peter Gammons chimes in…

This time around the curious crowd naturally wanted more insight into the formula for the World Series champions.

The topics ranged from Red Sox closer Koji Uehara’s emergence with Boston to the Marathon Bombings to the issue of performance enhancing drugs and the changes being made by baseball.

Gammons spoke on Alex Rodriguez’s suspension by Major League Baseball and the evolution of how players and executives have dealt with performance-enhancing drugs.

“I feel very sad about all this because I really like Alex,” Gammons said of Rodriguez.

“I’m old and I’ve never met anyone as insecure in my life as he is. And it’s that tragic flaw. I always say its almost Shakespearean with him and Clemens and some of the other guys. Their fatal flaws are their insecurities drive them to things we couldn’t imagine.”

Repoz Posted: January 17, 2014 at 09:21 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. donlock Posted: January 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4640945)

As one of the great capes of the South Atlantic Ocean, the Cape of Good Hope has long been of special significance to sailors, many of whom refer to it simply as "the Cape."

I think it is great that a Boston RedSox employee got out of the state and saw another part of the world. Gammons, too.

People accuse the good folks of Massachusetts of being provincial and not accepting or even attempting to understand the mores and customs of other parts of the world. In Baltimore we experience this phenomenon when they visit Charm City for away games.

   2. Bob Tufts Posted: January 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM (#4640964)
Gammons has a house on the cape in Cataumet, so it is not a burden to leave Brookline and go there.

I am a fan and summer visitor to the "other" Massachusetts cape - Cape Ann - Rockport and Gloucester. It is a better place to get away from the truly annoying and obnoxious New Yorkers that surround me on a daily basis the other eleven months of the year.
   3. Mattbert Posted: January 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM (#4640971)
People accuse the good folks of Massachusetts of being provincial and not accepting or even attempting to understand the mores and customs of other parts of the world. In Baltimore we experience this phenomenon when they visit Charm City for away games.

In this case, I reckon the provincial shorthand could be forgiven since TFA was published by the Cape Cod Times.
   4. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: January 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM (#4640976)
In this case, I reckon the provincial shorthand could be forgiven since TFA was published by the Cape Cod Times.


Nonsense. No Baltimore paper uses some local neighborhood's diminutive name in a headline that, if read by an audience it wasn't intended for, might be confused with some other locale.
   5. BDC Posted: January 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM (#4640978)
South African cricketers are the new market inefficiency?
   6. villageidiom Posted: January 17, 2014 at 12:19 PM (#4641015)
“I’m old and I’ve never met anyone as insecure in my life as he is. And it’s that tragic flaw. I always say its almost Shakespearean with him and Clemens and some of the other guys. Their fatal flaws are their insecurities drive them to things we couldn’t imagine.”
Neither A-Rod nor Clemens were so insecure that they called a press conference to confirm their heterosexuality.

Piazza had backne, and insecurity. Two data points! Grab the pitchforks!
   7. Rough Carrigan Posted: January 17, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4641318)
Why couldn't Clemens have been insecure enough to be driven to get in shape in 1995?
   8. tfbg9 Posted: January 17, 2014 at 06:38 PM (#4641358)
I'll settle for the way things played-out, Rough.

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