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Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Posted on: September 29, 2011 5:46 pm
 
Adrian GonzalezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

There's no shortage of scapegoats for Boston's historic collapse -- you can choose Terry Francona, Theo Epstein, Carl Crawford, Marco Scutaro, Jonathan Papelbon, Daniel Bard or any of the team's starters -- but Adrian Gonzalez would like to add ESPN to the list.

"We play too many night games on getaway days and get into places at 4 in the morning," Gonzalez told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. "This has been my toughest season physically because of that. We play a lot of night games on Sunday for television and that those things take a lot out of you."

Abraham said he noted to Gonzalez that's part of playing for a high-profile team.

"Why does it have to be?" Gonzalez responded. "They can put the Padres on ESPN, too. The schedule really hurt us. Nobody is really reporting that."

Of course, the Yankees are on national TV quite a bit too, so that hurts that argument.

And, well, Adrian, you're a smart guy -- you know why the Red Sox are on more than anyone? For the same reason they can pay you $154 million over the next seven years, because they're popular.

In August, the team's three-game series drew record ratings for MLB Network, Fox and ESPN. If you want to be less popular, you may want to play for a different team and accept a smaller paycheck (may I suggest the Padres? San Diego is beautiful this time of year -- and every time of the year, really.)

Gonzalez isn't alone among Red Sox hoping for less national games featuring his team. At the All-Star Game, I asked Boston's Kevin Youkilis about just how much you see the Yankees and Red Sox (at about the 2:30 mark).

Oh, Gonzalez had someone else to blame, too -- "God didn't have it in the cards for us," he told Abraham. But hey, at least nobody still hanging on to the idea of a curse, so maybe this is an improvement. 

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Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

i should finish his name adrian then the !! sorry im still pissed



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

 as a sox fan, please PLEASE shut up A.D !!!.... your making yourself look like a p***y.. first its injuries, then its gods fault  and now espn?? get use to the espn games, injuries and god isnt playing..  im sure god has better things to worry about then the AL wildcard chase you moron.. we love you tito !!



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Well i hate the sox but i agree the Red Sox are on WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY tooooooo much...Every other game on ESPN is the redsox or yankees headlining the game. I think my Giants played maybe 3 games on  Prime time on ESPN... It gets annoying from a fans point of view...



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

He should have stayed in San Diego he had no pressure there



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

The only scapegoat in Boston is Theo Epstein .he signed all these players and the one trade he wouldn't have made (beckett and lowell for ramirez and a couple of minor leaguers) won the 2007 world series for boston , the Red Sox should let his useless rearend go to the cubs They would be alot better off when he is gone



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

C'mon, A-Gon....really?  It's pretty simple.  Starting pitching was atrocious and the bullpen couldn't close out games.  One thing I don't hear is how this team went down the crapper when Youk went down.  They had ZERO power from the right side once Youk was done.  That was the knife that eventually bled the Sox out.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

I wish ESPN would play other teams than the Red Sox and Yankees, I don't watch if it those teams are playing.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

I think there wouldn't be a shortage of people who would want to play Sunday night games for $150 mil.
Yo Adrian....you're breaking my heart.



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

So the reason him and Crawford are being paid as much as they are by Boston is because Boston is a high profile team on national tv alot which equals revenue...............  so he decides to say that is part of the problem why they lost.

The answer seems simple, stop televising them and tell Gonzalez to take a pay cut.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

NICE TO SEE YOU ON THE OUTSIDE JEFF! LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE FROM NOW ON AND YOU SHOUD BE JUST FINE FAT BOY!!! 


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