Monday, December 6, 2010

You Can Breathe, Nation

The Nation can breathe a little easier now—although the lack of an extension is still a problem—now that the Sox have formally announced that Adrian Gonzalez is "in the fold". At a somewhat bizarre news conference at Fenway Park, Theo Epstein and John Henry danced around the issue of whether or not they really have the slugging All-Star first baseman for the long term. The implications were clear—they do. But that, and $100, will get you an obstructed view seat.

For his part, Gonzalez was perfect, talking about how he always wanted to be a Red Sox player—and making allusions to another lefty from San Diego, Ted Williams. If Adrian is still in Carmine Hose come April of 2012, all is forgiven.