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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: May 6, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

WOW!......what a F N cry baby, wonder if he thinks he makes WAY TOO MUCH $$$$$$ compared to the people who work real jobs...boo hoo Im so glad Im a TIGERS fan we dont have high mantaince players who CRY....just shut up and play a GAME, try not to worry about your first class flight and first class hotel, food, service, ETC.!!!!!  WAAAAA ESPN jocks us too much, I agree Red Sux blow, Id put the TIGERS on ESPN more!



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:43 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.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

he now has all of October to rest up for the offseason.
This is such a GREAT point.

What would he say about the postseason? Oh... 162 games is enough!! I can't play 15 more.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

BOO-effing-HOO!!
Bet you wouldn't give any of that money back though to play on a small market team, huh and be done at 4pm on Sundays.




Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

you know, there wereother things too. It's much harder to eat lobsters than california rolls - removing the shells and cracking the claws, that's lot of extra energy burned up. No wonder he was tired by the end of September!

And driving US Rte 1 instead of Pacific Coast Highway? Wow, that's just so much more draining - and not just tiring for the body, but for the soul as well. There's no way that driving past South Station is nearly as good for your chi as driving past the dunes and waves. No wonder he was tired by the end of September!!

And let's not forget the weather, which is perfect in San Diego, but unbearble in Boston. Why, do you know that on average it is FIVE deegrees warmer in Boston during a summer day than in San Diego? No wonder he was tired by the end of September!!!

But, the fates are kind - he now has all of October to rest up for the offseason.



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

what a fxckin pu$$y



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

The worst thing about this is agreeing with Yankees fans. Yell

I feel ill. Frown



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

I have to agree with him. ESPN keeps giving the Yanks and Sox these late games. Its all for TV, but the schedule stinks for these guys who haev to travel


poor babies get in at 4am and then have to sleep in world class hotels and have to wake up before 4pm to go to work for 5 hours!!! POOR MILLIONAIRES!!!



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

ESPN does suck.....so i guess the red sux and ESPN are a match in heaven!



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Gonzalez adds ESPN to list of Boston scapegoats

Adrian Gonzalez vs. TB, Philly, Yanks, and Detroit:  25 for 166, a .151 BA!!  Texas is the only quality pitching staff he had good numbers against, and I'm sure those were padded against some of their lesser arms.  Beating up the Twins, Royals and Cubs does not make you a superstar, but you sure do WHINE like one!



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