Marco Scutaro Signs With the Much Maligned Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox and SS Marco Scutaro agreed to a two year deal this morning, making Scutaro the team’s new shortstop – a position that’s been somewhat of a hole for the club in recent years. It’s unfortunate to see one of my favorite players go to my least favorite team, but I’m happy for him to get the opportunity to be an everyday player on a contending team.

In honor of Scutaro’s deal, we’re going to revisit his greatest career moment, and probably the greatest moment I ever witnessed, in person, in my career as a professional sports fan. Back in 2006, the Oakland A’s won the American League West division title, and earned a first round matchup with the Twins. The Twins had home field advantage, and many predicted the A’s would leave Minneapolis down 0-2 in the series. Scutaro had a key RBI in each of the first two games. Game 3 was out here in Oakland. After an RBI double in the 2nd inning, Scutaro came to the plate with the bases loaded and 2 out in the bottom of the 7th. With a capacity crowd chanting his name in unison, Scutaro fell behind 1-2, and then cleared the bases with a drive down the right field line, sending the Coliseum faithful into a frenzy – and me almost over the railing down into the first deck. That hit put the game out of reach, as the A’s now had an 8-2 lead, and ultimately sealed the Division Series sweep for the A’s.

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10 responses to “Marco Scutaro Signs With the Much Maligned Red Sox

  • tophatal

    mceezy

    It’s not as if he’d stayed with the A’s , they’d have paid him anyway. They’ve always been known to cheap organization to begin with. So why cry over spilled milk ?

    You still of the opinion that there’s optimism to be had with the Nets ? I seem to remember you saying something to that effect ? Put down the crack pipe , it doesn’t help with one’s thought process to begin with ! LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

    Here’s something that does though ! Click here …..

    Hope that you like ?

    Alan Parkins

  • tophatal

    Scutaro leaving the A’s , only goes to show what completely disorganized and cheap out the A’s really are. Over the years they’d rather let their best talent go and be of the opinion that they can remain competitive in the AL and the remainder of MLB as a whole. That’s the same stupid a_ mindset that got the likes of GM and Chrysler where they are today. Poorly ran and no one gives a rat’s a*s about them as an organization. Except their poor misguided fans who continue to put up with the continued crap ! Could I have put it more succinctly ? I guess not ! The truth tends to hurt too much.

    Alan Parkins

  • mceezy

    C’mon Alan. Quit bashing the A’s. They traded him to Toronto three years ago. He was a utility player in Oakland, and they traded him for a decent pitching prospect. It’s Toronto who let him walk for nothing in return. Bash them all you want.

    • tophatal

      mceezy

      What planet are you living on ? What’ve the A’s done in the last few years to make you even think they remain competitive or even want to be for that matter ?

      Much like the Blue Jays to begin with they’re not worth talking about !

      Alan Parkins

      • mceezy

        Alan, the A’s were in the ALCS three seasons ago. They also went for it last season by acquiring Matt Holliday, Jason Giambi, Nomar Garciaparra, and Orlando Cabrera. It didn’t work out, but that showed me they wanted to be competitive.

        • tophatal

          mceezy

          Three years is a long time in the world of
          baseball. It’s now about what’ve you done lately and
          not about what happened three years ago. That crap
          belong with those who in the first stages of
          alzheimers .

          Let me ask you this how is it that year in and year out the Twins are able to contend but the A’s can’t ?

          Alan Parkins

  • chappy81

    Man, those were the days! I remember the Scutaro chants! He was always clutch for them, he came through and did everything the organization asked of him. He won over every Oakland fan with his hard work, and willingness to play whatever role they needed him to. Too bad he’s going to the Sox…

  • divalatina83

    I can hear ESPN going plumb loco over this whole Red Sox-Scutaro thing. Agreed, only ONCE did he hit more than 9 home runs (THIS year, making 12), but I remember some of his clutch performances well, and to be honest I’m a HUGE fan of his. I shuddered upon learning he was headed for Boston, but I wish him the best of luck.

  • mceezy

    Wait, three years is too far to go back? Well the Twins have one playoff berth in that time. If we can go back to 2000, which is when I started getting back into baseball, then they both have 5 playoff appearances and 1 LCS berth.
    You must have only followed baseball the last three years, because before that, Oakland has 8 straight winning seasons. What happened lately? Rebuilding. Oakland’s minor league system has been replenished and I’m guessing we’ll endure one more season before they’re back in contention.

    • tophatal

      mceezy

      One playoff berth but each year they contend within their division. Which is a great deal more than can be said for the A’s ! A piss poor ran organization from top to bottom. Continuous excuses from an organization that has become miserly to say the very least !

      Alan Parkins

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