This is part of an occasional series of slightly belated MLB season previews.
The last-place Boston Red Sox gave the boot to pitching coach Juan Nieves today. This may or may not have been warranted, depending on whether you think it’s Nieves’s fault that the team put together a lousy rotation of bad free-agent pitchers and needs someone to blame. Either way, Boston’s rotation is horrifying.
Clay Buchholz went on the disabled list after being hospitalized for intestinal bleeding. After being released from the hospital yesterday, Buchholz showed up at a charity event at Foxwoods casino. This is a big deal, because certain media people are awful.
Taking money from drunk Red Sox fans and giving it to cancer patients is a cause anyone can get behind (except perhaps liver cancer patients). Meeting with less approbation and more smirking are the names Longball Cellars has been slapping on its athlete-endorsed charity wine bottles. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz …
In another chapter in our repeated quest to understand the quixotic planet of Red Sox Nation, we delve down the rabbit hole of the saga of Clay Buchholz.