Let me see if I understand correctly. Formula to beat the Cavs:
Shut down LeBron = Team Wins
Well, sort of.
See, that equation would likely work if your “superstar” players didn’t play like I gigantic bag of donkey shit on the road. The Celtics made a whopping 38% of their shots on Monday night and were even more spectacular from beyond the are with a nice 21% on 3 of 14 shooting.
Really the most frustrating thing about this most recent game is that they were in it down the stretch. But couldn’t buy a fucking basket. Down three I watched the Celtics come down the court and take stupid shot (Pierce airball three) after stupid shot (missed 15 footers by Cassell & Garnett) only to see Cleveland missing shots too.
But you had the sense that doom was impending. You couldn’t really shut down the Cavs offense drive after drive. The Celtics needed to hit some buckets. And of course failed to do so.
It’s like The Guy was pointing out yesterday, it’s as if Doc was given retarded pills. I understand the difference in foul calls, after all the Cavs have crybaby LeBron, but why on Earth is PJ Brown playing 23 minutes? Rajon sneezes and Doc has Cassell in the game. Way to show confidence in the guy that got you to where you are.
Where’s Eddie House? Witness protection? Cassell shows up and now this guy doesn’t get any minutes? Last I checked, he and Posey were our rocks off the bench during the regular season. Tony Allen? Better chance of seeing Tony Soprano. This guy was a shut down defender all season, now what, he forgot how to play?
For the Celtics to win this series and continue in the post season, someone needs to slap the taste out of Doc River’s mouth. Yes the players didn’t help with the above outlined, piss poor shooting performance but when you’re rotating guys like it’s hockey, you’re going to have problems getting the offense to click.
Doc best wake the fuck up, take off the short bus helmet, and get back to winning basketball games.
It smells like a diaper filled with Indian food.
Nope just the Red Sox starting shortstop Julio Lugo.
There’s a point in which the team needs to just cut their losses. The Sox signed Lugo for his bat. Yup, coming off a career low .219 average with the Dodgers he was brought in to help the line up and solidify the lead off spot with that impressive batting average.
The Nation was told by the Sox Spin Doctors that they shouldn’t worry about the fact that he had 16 errors in the field. Well 16 at short, they didn’t want to tell us about the other two at second and his error when playing third. Remember we just had witnessed an incredible season in the field by one Alex Gonzalez. But Lugo has never had a good season in field. Sure they weren’t all at short but wherever teams played him, he couldn’t field the ball. From the year 2000 he’s had the following errors, 17, 22, 8, 20, 26, 24, 19, and 19 last year with the Sox.
The only year he didn’t have double digit errors was in 2002 when he only played in 84 games for the Astros. So even in the year he had singe digit errors he still averaged an error every ten games.
The reason I bring all this up is because yesterday the team sent Jed Lowrie back to the minors to activate Alex Cora. I understand that having Lowrie in Pawtucket getting at bats everyday is better than riding the pine, but why not release Lugo and let Lowrie get those AB’s in Boston?
Remember the last time Francona gave the keys to a rookie in the field?
That’s right, he won rookie of the year and batted over .300. I think that Lowrie could be the next Pedroia if they just gave him a shot.
It’s pretty clear that it’ll happen next year but with 11 errors already in the field this year, can’t we just cut the ties with Lugo now? I’d say trade him, or I’d call WEEI and suggest we trade him for Jake Peavey, but here in reality no one would take on the $9 Million he’s owed. The team should just put him on waivers and get Lowrie in here before it’s too late.