Tuesday, August 12, 2008
With Hanging Knuckler on the pine, Sox turn to Hanging Curve
Somebody alert Tripp Copp and the Byrd's Nest - Paul Byrd is on the move to Boston. I'm hoping for the 2007 ALDS and ALCS version of the pseudo Kelsey Grammer. And this just in from Wikipedia:
Byrd has written a book called Free Byrd about his life, detailing both his devout Christianity and addiction to pornography, among other things.
Holy odd combination, Batman. Useful information if you're the Red Sox traveling secretary as you try and sort out the mysterious $350 charge for "Channel 710" in the hotel.
SI.com is reporting that Byrd was dealt to the Sox for "a player to be named or cash". Deals like this go down frequently in baseball and they always leave me wondering - how much cash and what player? Do the Sox throw the Indians a 20 spot and a napkin that says I.O.U a bit more? What players can and can't be named later?
Further proof that I would flounder as the GM of any baseball team not named the Kansas City T-Bones.