Monday, November 21, 2005

It's Over Before It Even Had A Chance To Begin

Hanley gone.

This isn't the ghastly and drastic stupid move I was afraid of. Beckett has tremendous upside, and is 25. Lowell had some upside, not so long ago. And Hanley would have banged around the system while waiting for Edgar's contract to run its course. This could work out well for the Sox.

But it's still jarring nonetheless. Hanley was part of that group of prospects we thought were untouchable under Theo. Is this seraphims descending out of the clouds, or the 4 horsemen of the Apolcalypse? No one can know.

The days are growing darker. And Bart Giamatti was right; the game itself abandons you when you need it most.

Oh yeah, there was in fact a football game yesterday, and one on Saturday. which I promise to write about eventually. But right now, Thanksgiving can't come soon enough.