Monday, February 22, 2010
Employee of the Year
Quote of the day (and I don't have time to do this everyday, so don't expect it): "I did not personally see him, but Terry Francona reported that J.D. Drew had arrived at camp. That leaves Marco Scutaro and Mike Lowell as the lone players yet to show up. Today was only report day and players can do that by phone. Tomorrow is when they have physicals and go through the conditioning test."
Source: Peter Abraham, who sees everything. If PeteAbe didn't see JD, then he either didn't really show up and Francona is covering for him, or he showed up, dropped his bags off, told Francona he had a sore gun hand, scheduled an appointment with the trainer, looked longingly at the schedule, wishing November were here, and ran the F out of there as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, seems like Pedroia has been there since Groundhog Day.
One of my boys said he likes Drew because he treats his job like everyone in corporate America treats their job. Which leads to the question: If Drew were required to do 40 hours a week, how often would he log the 41st? I'd say almost never. The guy must have shown up because if he didn't, he'd hear it from seven different bosses (not Theo, of course, because of his OPS). All he wants is to not get hassled. Between that and the fear of losing his job, apparently $70 million would make a man work just hard enough to not get fired.