Monday, January 30, 2012

With the severe injury at least we dont have to hear that ridiculous inickname

Personally, I wanted to keep Victor Martinez on the Red Sox. I thought he would really make for a nice top/middle of the lineup bat with Ortiz getting older,Youkilis declining and the questions surrounding Crawford combined with Ellsbury possibly departing in a couple years. The price tag was steep but that's just what baseball has become, it's not like the Sox would of had to give up any prospects and that should have been the ONLY OBSTACLE. 

With the kind of cash cow money making opportunities that the Red Sox have with NESN, ticket revenue which is yearly the most expensive in baseball nearly all the time, food and beverages that are the same, one of the most popular teams for merchandise and more. THEY SHOULDN'T BEEN PINCHING PENNIES. The Boston Red Sox have the longest ballpark sellout streak in history for a reason. Red Sox Nation loves their Sox. They are willing to pay the exorbitant prices to watch this great team win, not with nobodies but with big names mixed with team developed talent. Tom Henry needs to hold up his end of the deal and keep signing, lord knows he can afford it. And if he's starting to think about his finances....maybe he should stop spending millions on soccer teams that are AWFUL and distract from what should be his main focus....THE TEAMS THAT ARE WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED MILES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND CITY OF BOSTON. Tigers Victor Martinez story

Now, back to Martinez in Detroit after he was a free agent signing a couple years ago. Would have been a HUGE blow but with the signing of Prince fielder it actually may be a blessing in disguise. Think about it. Bringing in Fielder is going to make an already rabid for a title fan base get louder and louder, and that's through good and bad times. They have great fans for their sports franchises. This will allow Fielder to DH when the team wants and not force Cabrera to change positions and do all of this rotating with players. Fielder can now get adjusted to his new surroundings in his familiar city. 

It's familiar because his home run hitting famous father played for the Tigers as well. Everything has somewhat came full-circle now. Prince spent many many hours and days in that home teams clubhouse with his dad back then but has since had a falling out. They speak rarely and you can tell it's a sore subject when he speaks of it. Maybe this trip back to his past will provide comfort so he doesn't press during his slumps and maybe even give his dad to do a little repairing of that damaged relationship....

I think that will more then make up for Martinez in the batters box, but will they have to use him in the field at times? If they do, just how bad is he going to be? Is he completely comfortable in Detroit or will the move back where his father resides cause a drop of focus and then production?

Those are all questions that are completely justifiable to ask yourself Tigers Fans. I like the Tigers myself, and putting a home run hitter like Fielder next to Cabrera in the lineup is seriously a scary thing for opposing pitchers. Especially since Justin Verlander is coming off one of the most dominant seasons in the history of MLB on the mound

Did you know Mike Tyson was a WWE Hall of Fame nominee???

ESPN.COM Mike Tyson story link

Ok, lemme get this straight. So Mike Tyson burst onto the boxing scene and ended up breaking the record for the youngest heavyweight champion of the world back when he was 19 and then we watched with amazement as he racked up win after win seemingly all by knockout. While he was short by boxing standards he more then made up for the lack of height with his tremendous compact power. He made for a good champion because he was entertaining. In the end that entertainment is just what got him on the front page of every newspaper and headlines across the world.....

While he's losing a fight to Evander Holyfield to take his run at re-gaining the title belt he took A BITE OUT OF HOLYFIELDS EAR.I'm not talking about a little nibble like you get on your birthday from your lady friend, I mean the type of bite after you drink all day at a party without eating and then go home starving, take out leftovers and sloppily chow down. This set off the beginning of the saga that is Mike Tysons life. 

Since that bite he's been caught with cocaine at least twice that I know of, arrested several times, filed a couple lawsuits and had a couple lawsuits filed against him. He went from being on the top of his sport, the pinnacle of boxing all the way down to the drug addicted, flesh eating half canibal, half mighty mouse ex-boxer, headlining a WWE event?

Tyson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame back in June but he says the most fun he ever had inside the ring was with wrestling. He's made a handful of guest appearances throughout his career and since such as during his suspension the first time and now a few "celebrity" appearances and will be inducted into the celebrity wing of WWE.

I think this is just another odd chapter in the history of a man who was troubled and although made history, he could have been so much more.