Absence of Ozzie Not Enough to Shut Sox Mouth

Jake Peavy sure has a loose yapper.  In fact, it might be even more loose than his formerly detached latissimus dorsi, just one of the myriad things that have led to his supreme suckage in a White Sox uniform.

Sports Illustrated recently predicted the White Sox would lose 95 games in 2012.  I don’t see that prediction as overly hyperbolic.  The Sox were awful last year, and they haven’t done much to improve.  In fact, after dealing Santos to the Blue Jays, I’d even say the 2012 team, on paper, IS WORSE than 2011’s.

Still, Peavy and his Curt Schilling-like tongue is quick to point out that such an observation is off:

“That ain’t going to happen. I can promise you that. This team has too much pride. We are going to compete. That’s all there is to it.” (link)

Whatever you say, Jake.  Whatever you say.

If Peavy is correct (he’s not) and “pride” is all it takes to win ballgames, then why don’t teams just ditch everyone they have to sign 25 George Takeis and just get it over with?

Peavy is now a shell of what he once was.  He doesn’t have the velocity and he doesn’t have the mental toughness to PITCH his way out of mistakes.  He lets his emotions dictate performance.  And he is constantly whining and bitching and talking crazy to the press.

He has done nothing in Chicago but play bad baseball and run his mouth.  Sox fans can only hope he does well enough to get traded by July.

Hate me ‘cuz I compared Peavy’s mouth to Schilling’s, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.




  1. Minoring In Baseball

    Anything can happen, Jeff, that’s why baseball is the greatest game. I don’t think the Sox will be as bad a predicted, but the Tigers won’t be as good as they’re predicted to be, either, so the Central will always be a toss up. As for Peavy, maybe they can get some good hungry players for him that work hard and keep their mouth shut.

  2. This is a very simple game...

    Yeah, foot in mouth disease seems to be quite the epidemic this Spring Training, especially in the Cactus League. Maybe they ought to work on a vaccine or something…not that that would help Schilling any. Clearly he suffers from a resistant strain.
    — Kristen

  3. Red State Blue State

    Mike — You’re right that anything could happen… anything but Jake Peavy keeping his mouth shut! Haha!
    Kristen — Funny how this disease always affects people we don’t care to hear from much anyway. I think they’ll need it in the Grapefruit League too. There are those Red Sox, y’know 😉

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