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Welcoming The Weekend With Andrew Benintendi’s 2018 ALCS Catch

As you probably already know, Andrew Benintendi’s career with the Red Sox has come to an end as he was traded to the Kansas City Royals.

Andrew Benintendi by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY SA-2.0

Welcoming The Weekend With Andrew Benintendi’s 2018 ALCS Catch


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You made it! It’s finally the end of another work week. Sure, the weekend has lost a bit of its luster lately, but no work is still no work, even if it is just sitting at home doing nothing. I mean, unless you have kids or a family or responsibilities and if so, that’s a “you” problem.

As you probably already know, Andrew Benintendi’s career with the Boston Red Sox has come to an end. Wednesday night, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals in a three team deal. I won’t go into details on the trade. Partially because the Boston return is still incredibly vague with PTBNL’s all over the place and partially because I just don’t want to. I can’t say I hate it because I don’t know exactly what they got back. I can, however, say that I loved Beni and I’m pretty bummed to see him go. Sure, he stunk the last two seasons and it seems like they were trading a former top prospect at the absolute lowest his value could ever be, but… what do I know?

The Glass Is Half Full…Or Something

Today, I prefer to remember the good times. Like the above catch that is still one of the highlights of my sports fandom, at least in recent years. That game saving grab at the most crucial of moments will not be something I forget anytime soon. I hope Beni turns his career around in Kansas City (gross) and we see a glimpse of what he used to be and what I still believe he can be. The Red Sox lost a good one this week.

Thanks for the memories little guy. Good luck.

I really took the high road on this one and it feels unnatural. So let me just say one more thing real quick. Fuck Chaim Bloom and his attempt to turn the Red Sox into the Rays with a better stadium. Yeah I realize it’s on me for not seeing this coming. It couldn’t have happened any other way. Franchy fucking Cordero? Seriously?? That’s the headliner for the former top overall prospect and someone that was to be a building block for a decade? Franchy?? Good lord. It’s not even Chaim’s fault, it’s the cheap ass owners who got a couple World Series rings (yeah thanks I want more) and have decided to treat this billion dollar asset like the Pittsburg god damn Pirates.

PS – I reserve the right to take back what I said about Chaim if they win a world series in the next 5 years. I’ve made that clear right here, that’s how it works.

Sorry, here are some more highlights.

Josh grew up in the midwest and upon graduating from the University of Iowa he wanted to see the world. After 4 years in Jacksonville he decided he was cultured enough and moved on to Birmingham England (known to the locals as the Detroit of the UK) and then west to San Francisco before settling in NYC. He pays his bills working in finance making sure the 1% remains on top. When he is not selling his soul and unable to look himself in the mirror, he spends his time writing mean things about sports while his dog, Sweet Dee, silently judges from her spot on the couch. He is very biased and never wrong. He would also like to thank Rotowire for never changing their NBA League Pass and MLB.TV passwords from that year when he was an NBA Beat Writer for the Nuggets for some reason.

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