And the Yankees.
And the Mets.
And the Dodgers.
I hate all big-money teams when they’re playing a small-money team. So as I sit here, watching the Red Sox begin to climb out of a 7-0 hole (it’s now 7-6), I’m sickened. The Red Sox, like those other teams, don’t deserve to be rooted for. They’re the evil empiresâ€”the corporate giants who trot out one big name after another.
The Rays are young and fresh and hip and cool and, at $44 million in payroll, affordable. From my days covering baseball at SI, I genuinely like a couple of the Sox (there are no better people than Sean Casey). But, damn, I just can’t root for them. Just can’t.
But this friggin’ Dan Wheeler is killing me …