December 16, 2004

Seven Words You Can Say

ESPN the Magazine has released its list of the top 100 sports stories of the year. Guess what #1 is?

On that note, do what Denis Leary did, and pay up, New England.

And speaking of the Red Sox, Edgar Renteria is an excellent signing. Not only is it extremely rare for a major free agent to leave St. Louis (they all seem to sign with the Cards and play there forever), but Renteria is at this moment the best of the three All-Star shortstops Boston has had this calendar year.

But in less pleasant baseball news: the Expos/Nationals are now back in limbo, where they've resided for the past three years. With the team's stadium deal on the brink of collapse, we're now once again left with complete uncertainty as to where they'll be playing next year, with only about two months to go until pitchers and catchers report. They have to play in RFK this year, right? What about those free agents who signed with Washington- isn't the league looking at a union grievance nightmare if they're forced to play in Montreal or San Juan instead?

Great- baseball gets its most feel-good story in decades (Boston breaking the curse), and now they get another nightmare offseason. What else is new, in the age of Seligula?

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 16, 2004 05:20 AM

Shut Up Idiots!

Posted by: A at December 16, 2004 04:47 PM

The one person that your linked story failed to mention as a major part of derailing the DC ballpark deal is the one who could actually make Selig come off looking like a relative paragon of decency and integrity, namely Marion Barry.

But hey, the bitch set him up. ;-)

Posted by: Dave J at December 16, 2004 07:40 PM

Even still I believe that they will play the whole season in Montreal. MLB just can't hold cities ransom for a free stadium deal. There is only one city that would do that (Houston), and they did it already for baseball and football, and they're kind of did it for basketball.

Posted by: Jeff S at December 17, 2004 12:33 AM
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