If you look at Mookie Betts wikipedia page it still says Boston Red Sox
One look at those accolades and it's easy to see why you'd want to get rid of the guy.
I learned this life lesson from sports after 18-1 when I had thought there was no possible way on earth the Patriots lose the Super Bowl; It's soooo much easier in life to not get your hopes up. It makes the let down easier to handle. No expectations = no let down. Much easier said than done. I fall in love with every chick above a soft 5 that messages me first. I'd still say 90% chance this trade still happens, but guess what? People win the lottery, survive cancer and fall in love every day. All things with a far less chance of happening than 10%.
Damnit, the #narrativguy in me is LOVING the idea of this turning something out of a movie.
It seems that information everybody in baseball knew about this Twins pitcher (who I won't even name) is holding the deal up.
I know I have been extremely vocal on social media (and IRL!) about how stupid of a decision this is. Franchise altering mistake IMO. University of Tennessee fans were able to stop the Greg Schiano hiring from happening from pure online outrage (granted it was based on lies) so maybe the Red Sox can follow the lead of Mookie's home state?
The delay on the trade being official feels a lot more like the one firing squad shooter that was supposed to have a live bullet accidentally had a blank than the state calling it off.
Who knows though? Stranger things certainly have happened. Should the Red Sox keep Mookie I will change my tune quicker than you can say "300 game".
My fandom with the Red Sox really is like a marriage. I never thought we'd get divorced; ESPECIALLY after how great of a time we had together not two years ago. But even those who are madly in love have a breaking point and this is mine. I really don't want to move out and take the kids to my mother's but you're leaving me no choice. Don't make the same mistake your great-great grandfather did!