Friday, February 23, 2018

No Friday Update On J.D. Martinez's On-Going Physical

Chase (L), Franco  (R)
Still no definitive word on the J.D. Martinez physical—and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead [EDITOR'S NOTE TO MILLENNIAL READERS: This is an obscure Saturday Night Live reference from 1975]. In what has to be the longest-running medical procedure in history, the Red Sox claim to still be administering tests in Fort Myers. Which, of course, begs the question: If the Red Sox were so concerned about medicals, why the heck didn't they just ship him to Boston for the physical? Presumably, that's where all the "second-opinion" specialists are that need consulting. This is turning into a major fiasco—embarrassing the team, the player, the media, the fans—and, of course, the crack Red Sox medical staff. What a joke.