I guess 5 no hit innings just don't buy what it used to. Daisuke Matsuzaka went 5 innings, 6 K's, and no hits. The fact he walked 5 guys has apparently made every sports writer and columnist into Chicken Little.
It's Spring Training guys. He pitched NO HIT BALL for 5 innings. So he walked a few guys: big freaking deal. Did they score? No. Did it cause him to lose focus? No. Do the 5 walks mean he will turn into Rick Ankiel at Yankee Stadium come July? The answer, I guess, is yes if you read the Boston sports people.
I swear, if I were a Red Sox player, I would boycott these morons all year. I don't think they can function unless they are stirring up the pot and causing trouble. From Manny to Theo to Tito to Drew to Dice-K. I'm done with the lot of them: they can write their fertilizer all they want, and from here on out I refuse to read it. Hacks, all of them, and I'm not giving their ego the satisfaction of reading their babble anymore. I'll read ESPN.com and Schill's blog to get my info, and watch NESN to keep up. I'm tired of all the negative B.S.
Come October, I firmly believe the Sox will be in the post season, and Matsuzaka will have won a minimum of 16 games. CHB and the rest can all go ask Slappy how his therapy is playing out.
For Pete's sake, can the season start already?