Monday, April 5, 2010

Attention FCC: Get your bleep buttons ready.

*Image courtesy of Kelly O' and* (I think)

After weeks of contract talks between The Commander and Red Sox brass, talks about the talks, and me making Rakes promise he'll name his first child Beckett, no matter what his wife says about it, the Sox are making it official at 3:00 pm today.

4 more years for the small sum of $68 million dollars.

Last nights 4 2/3 innings and 5 runs notwithstanding, I'm positively giddy. The pitching staff for the next few years is stacked with Beckett, Lackey, Lester, Buchholz and Daisuke under Sox control. Plus it took off the FA market one of the top 3 pitchers available next season, which means the Steinbrenner boys are going to have to find someone else to throw a bucket full of money at. (How YOU doin', Carl Crawford?)

Personally, I can think of nothing better than watching Beckett stomp and snarl around the pitchers mound over the next 4 years, cursing at himself, the umps, other players, and the guy selling beer behind home plate whose just a little too full of himself. Plus it makes my friend Tex happy too.

I just hope Rakes and Trot don't figure out how to read lips during the remainder of his time in Boston.

'Cause I'm not sure how I'd explain that to their Sunday School teachers.


Stacy said...

I wouldn't hold my breath on the boys not lip reading. I think the two of them could figure out just about anything.

Better get your story ready. :)

Ted D said...

Yeah. That was a pipe dream from the get go.

Merritt by Design said...

It made your new friend's day too!! If Josh says the word I would leave my husband and children and run away with him!! I was in tears when I hear that he will be with the Sox for 4 more years!!

Tex said...

oh and YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehAWWWWWWW
for Beckett

Tex said...

Ted, you can sing that song
"Blame it on Texas, Don't blame it on Me"

Ted D said...

Merritt, you are a definite Beckett fan. Hopefully Tex won't hold it against you. ;)

Blame it on Texas, huh? I can do that.

Tex said...

as long as Merritt doesn't mind Beckett having a female drinking buddy that will take him away most evenings and who he hangs out with at the deer hunting lease. I have no romantic feelings towards him at all. I'm just hoping to bag one of his country and western singing buddies :)

BB said...

Ted -
Shoot me an email, I don't have a good email address for you.
- BB

Ted D said...

I'm at work, BB but I'll do it when I get home tonight.