Comment of the Day: Red Sox Fail-Porn

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There has been an electricity and excitement in the baseball world these past few days. But for as much as everyone wants to analyze it and talk about the drama of the moment and everything, I can’t help but think this little expression of id — from the reader ny82jy in the Ellbury thread cuts to the heart of it:

To every single red sux fan on here. hahahahahahahahahahaha! i hope u guys complete the choke job tonight and go a game behind TB. You guys are pathetic. I wish i could have all the comments from earlier in the year when you guys thought you were so great. Your pitching sux your managing sux lately and so does your hitting too. Gonzalaz who? Yooooo! who? You guys are a true joke.hahahahahaha

This is basically all RedSoxenfreude. It’s why no one except deadenders like me care about the Braves collapse. It’s all about looking at the big guy and laughing as he gets what we consider to be his comeuppance (whether it’s due or not).

This is just kind of primal. And I get it. I even feel it a little.  But I don’t think we should pretend that it’s anything other sheer SoxFailPorn.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.