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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: Apr 11, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

It's situations and comments by the Boston players like these that make the Red Sox team very difficult to like.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Buck Foston!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

WHAT????IS HE SERIOUS!!!!!  What a total poor excuse for a man with BALLS...HE has none...Just like he never has them late in games ever nor during big games.....Wasnt he at 1B for SD as SF SWEPT them to take the West on the last day a season ago.  Poor excuse for a ball player take his .340 whatever avaerage and choke on it. Best player in AL everyone was saying AL MVP in March......whatever.....Boston is going to suck for a long time Fired Terry F he didnt blow the save or choke like Lester and Beckett did.....Or AGON or Crawford NOPE....oh well welcome your new era of loserdom!!!!


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Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:17 pm
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Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Swizzy says: "youre an idiot.. he probably works more than 12 hours a day"  swizzy, Really?  you know of a proffesional athelte that "works" 12 hours a day? PLease do me a favor. Don't vote on election day, don't leave your home and don't have kids.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Like New York, playing in Boston is not for the weak......Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford look to be out of their element! This falls on Theo......It's too bad the Red Sox will fire the manager that did so much!!!!!! As a Yankee fan, I'm cool with that! Fistpump!



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Maybe Adrian should have come to the Cubs instead of the Red Sox because it seems he already has this excuse thing down pat. Win or go home. Cubs fan, but Go Rays for 2011 playofffs!



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

if the brewers or cards were on id probably rather watch dancing with the stars....
I always figured you had no balls, cr. Now I know for sure. Brewers and Cards would be great TV, who wouldn't want to see Albert Pujols leg-drop Nyjer Morgan? Might as well give Sex And The City a try while you're at it, ya fruitcake.



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Deport him.  The Mexican leagues don't have lights at any of their fields.  He might be happier there.

born in San Diego - if he was deported, it would be back to SoCal, and to tell you the truth, I think he would be happier...



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Another thought......if late games bothered Gonzalez that much, good thing he didn't make the playoffs where EVERY game after the 1st round is LATE. Undecided

The Yankees (UGH!) have more late games than anyone pretty much every year. The Phillies play a lot of late games, too. Somehow, it hasn't seemed to have hurt those teams.


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