'Jeez, when did you become such cold-hearted bastard'
Re Dan's post
on a possible Sox trade
for Johan Santana, I defer to Bert
. Kick the tires, yes. Give away the shop, no. ... I'd be very reluctant to make such a trade. But Sox fans now live in a new era
P.S. -- Moving to high-school sports, the big guns of Tony
were hauled out to make sense of the Dual County League's strange tie-breaker rules. ... The Hub Blog Dad had a suggestion as we discussed the issue over turkey yesterday: Break ties based on the least amount of points allowed. No one can accuse a defense of trying too hard or running up a score. ... After that, I don't know. Point-differential and points-scored mechanisms have been shown to be flawed. Coin tosses are to be avoided at all costs. As a back-up, I'd vote for sending the team that hasn't gone to a Superbowl yet. It may not produce the best team. But it has that classy old-fashioned gentleman and sportsman-like quality to it that can't be emphasized enough to kids. ...