Just Saying, I Know What I’m Talking About

On July 10th, I called in to WEEI, Boston’s sports radio to discuss potential trade targets for the Red Sox. At the time I suggested they ignore going after Roy Halladay and instead concentrate, now or in the off-season on prying Adrian Gonzalez off the Padres. I also posted about it here. On the radio the hosts curtly got off the phone with me, saying that I was being ridiculous and making no sense; well Hall of Famer Peter Gammons, one of the most respected names in baseball agrees with me as he says in his latest article on ESPN:

Considering Boston’s young pitching and the Padres’ lack of it (although 21-year-old right-hander Mat Latos threw 96 mph Sunday), a multi-prospect deal for Adrian Gonzalez makes sense for both teams. The Padres’ ownership is worried about the public perception if the team were to trade away Gonzalez. Fans? What fans?

Now, this isn’t to say Gammo is always right, but the fact that I’m on the same wavelength as him, and considering his sources and contacts within the Red Sox organization, I’d say I’m just a wee bit justified in saying to WEEI that I know more than they do.

24 Responses to “Just Saying, I Know What I’m Talking About”

  1. 1 shatraw
    July 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    grasping for validation much?

    • July 21, 2009 at 4:54 pm

      Are you still mad about the Anti-“Fringe” post?

      Geez, get over it.

      I don’t need validation, I was fine with my call at the time, I’m just pointing out that they dismissed me for being ridiculous and now Gammons is saying the exact same thing I was.

    • 3 shatraw
      July 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

      yes, publically pointing out how “right” you are is pretty much grasping for validation. the kind of validation only running a blog can bring.

      (the sad kind)

    • 4 shatraw
      July 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm

      wow, publically.

      i’ve got a case of the afternoon retardations…

      i wonder if gammons has ever made a similar mistake. that would justify it entirely…

      • July 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm

        stop listening to your girlfriend being mad at me and tone down your derision, don’t be angry that you couldn’t work up the energy to maintain your blog

        lets just agree that i’m smarter than the fill-in cohosts on WEEI, that the Sox SHOULD try and trade for Gonzalez and that I’m not your whipping boy and we can move on

      • 6 shatraw
        July 21, 2009 at 5:54 pm

        uh, thin-skinned are we? you run a blog. not only are you not beyond reproach, but you are in fact inviting it.

        you should run a baseball team. clearly. since you are as least as brilliant as a guy who has also never done that.

  2. 7 Bachrach
    July 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    @Shatraw, sounds more like you got a case of the afternoon bitter-assholes/ desperate-cry-for-attentions. Validation? This a blog about one mans opinion, as it turns out he made a call (pun intended) and it was WEEKS ahead of what Main Stream Sports Media had to say about it. As for cry for validation, I think Peter Gammons validated it enough and Slanch was simply sharing that with his readers; personally I was psyched to see that the amount of time I spend a day reading here was not for nothing. I’d like to see you make a call that Peter Gammons or any other major source picks up weeks later on your blog, oh wait, you don’t have one.

  3. 9 the sister
    July 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    hey shatraw – in honor of my brother’s impending birthday, i’d like to issue you a hearty “shut the fuck up.”

  4. 10 The Roomate
    July 21, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Shatraw, why don’t you start a blog where you tear apart other blogger’s blogs and blog-posts? You should stop wasting time bitching about the SR on SR. Maybe start taking tae-bo classes to start channeling that rage? I’d go with a punching bag on the deck, personally…

    • 11 shatraw
      July 22, 2009 at 7:17 am

      i should be able to tear apart a blog on the blog. i forgot slanch is so beyond reproach in his exciting and incisive journalism.

      eat a dick.

  5. 12 shatraw
    July 22, 2009 at 7:13 am

    i’m personally slandered and you all are attacking me? fuck all y’all.

    4 words send slanch into a tizzy and you are all there to pick up the broken pieces of his shattered ego? you are all lame.

    • July 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

      Where did I personally slander you? You just seem angry for the sake of being angry. In the words of one of my good friends, “get over it.”

    • 14 shatraw
      July 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

      whatevs. i’m over it. just try not to freak out and bring my girlfriend into a blog comment next time i’m ripping on YOUR BLOG (ie, not you or your life, because frankly that’d be too easy).

      defend your blog by defending your blog, not my calling me angry. just because i’m angry doesn’t mean i’m wrong.

      also, have you bothered correcting your misinformation in the ASG/FOX/Fringe post? or are you content to not be accurate in your assertions, as you are simply a humble blogger?

  6. 15 youppi
    July 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    This…… thread…… rules!

  7. 16 Bachrach
    July 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    @Shatraw nice use of apophasis. Your clever wording almost had me fooled that you had a point in the first place.

  8. 17 shatraw
    July 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    adam laroche, traded to the red sox. let’s talk about WEEI, the Slanch Report and Peter Gammons feel about that.

  9. 18 myummers
    July 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    in other words, slanch is saying peter gammons copied him. hmmmm….reminds me of a certain fantasy league that used to be fun, that slanch is in. hmmmm…..slanch are you saying that since you had it first, gammons is not allowed to have the same thought as you, independent of you? (i mean, you’re not exactly in gammons’ inner circle) and after all, there are a finite number of teams, players, and therefore trades that can happen. and let’s not forget this is peter gammons- a great man, a legend….but also not nearly what he once was. i mean, last month he was saying billy beane should trade brett anderson.

    • July 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

      I’m actually not saying gammons is copying me. Instead I’m saying he had the same idea I had, but that I said it 2 weeks ago. It’s not copying, it’s agreement

  10. 20 youppi
    July 22, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    i agree that you are all gay! but amusing.

    bachrach, way to throw ‘apophasis’ out there.

  11. 21 Cary
    July 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    This thread IS great. Also, everyone copies Cockcroft in fantasy baseball (thanks for the Kendrick head’s up, loving the .317 BA since the call up!).

    Also, Fringe is terrible.

  12. 22 myummers
    July 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    right, because i DIDN’T let that one go 2 weeks ago. and nevermind that i never once before or since accused anyone of copying me, therefore shattering my credibility. but sure, there’s no such thing as copying, except when it comes to slanch and his blog. that much is clear.

  13. 23 Cary
    July 23, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hey, I’m actually thanking you here, Myummers!

  14. 24 myummers
    July 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm



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