Pablo Sandoval signed a 5yr/$95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox this past offseason. He is hitting .270 through 59 games as of Friday. Barry Chin/Boston Globe Staff
The Red Sox are an AL worst, 29-39 and have had a flurry of activity around the team recently. This week the Red Sox starting 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched for liking some Instagram posts mid-game. When asked by it by the media Sandoval simply stated that he “did it while he was in the bathroom”. Even more interesting, during a recent media encounter the face of the franchise David Ortiz was asked if he would be willing to waive his trade clause. He responded by saying, “No chance, this is the team I’ll be with for the rest of my career”. Which is a good thing if you’re a Red Sox fan, but how did it get to his point? 2 years removed from your 3rd World Series since breaking the curse and you have a 100 million dollar player on the john playing with his phone and now reporters are insinuating that the player that’s been the face of your franchise for the past 11 years wants out of town. In the words of the great Vince Lombardi, “What the hell’s going on out there?!”
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This past week of sports has reminded us why we devote so much time and money into it. We saw history made before our very eyes. After this busy week in sports, here’s my quick takes on the top news of the week.
American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 after winning the Belmont Stakes on June 6th. Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
American Pharoah won the Triple Crown and was the first horse to do so since Affirmed in 1978. I’m not into horse racing and I find it farfetched to think that your average sports fan really cares about horse racing. Gamblers care about horse racing, and if you like gambling this was kind of a wash out for you for the big three races this year. American Pharoah came into the Kentucky derby at 13-5, which isn’t very risky odds and from there on out he remained the heavy favorite, so for the gamblers looking to make a quick buck it was kind of a throw away year. Congratulations to the group behind American Pharoah; they put together a very historic run together, but don’t expect me to care about it.
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