He may not get a lot of playing time behind Youk, but word came down today that Sean Casey has signed on to back up Kevin Youkilis at first and come off the bench.
As much as I loved Eric Hinske, his balls out play, and his serial killer smile, hitting around the Mendoza line just wasn't getting it done. Casey, a career .301 hitter, is a big upgrade offensively and is another in a line of quality guys Epstein has built the current team with.
Ortiz, Varitek, Lowell, Wakefield, and Schilling. I gotta think a guy who volunteers at homeless shelters when his team is on the road, was voted friendliest guy in baseball by his peers, and whose nickname is The Mayor, mainly because of his habit of yakking it up with anyone who reaches first base, is gonna fit right in with the Sox clubhouse.
Hal McCoy, a beat writer for the Cincinnati Reds for 35 years, had this to say about Casey:
"There's no debate, and there never will be a debate. Sean Casey is the nicest guy in professional baseball. Ever."
Welcome to Boston, Sean. Enjoy the ride.
Ciera invited her friend Taylor over to spend the night tonight. You know how I said I'd be willing to have a 4th child if you could guarantee me it'd be a girl?
I take it all back. The dynamic of having a 4th child in the house is a bit more than I can handle; between the drama of 2 females, the excessive showing off by Heckle and Jeckle, and the noise level reaching the point where loss of hearing is the next step, I think I'll keep things just the way they are.
In a state of semi-controlled chaos.