HOUSTON -- The Red Sox [team stats] and Major League Baseball have dispatched security teams to St. Petersburg, Fla., for the next three days due to a recent threat made against the club’s players.
According to sources, the Sox recently received a mailed threat, believed to be postmarked in Memphis, Tenn., which targeted black and Latin players, citing at least two by name. The named players have been informed about the threats and will likely have security accompaniment away from Tropicana Field, including at the team’s hotel in St. Petersburg.
The only logical conclusion here is that the culprit is likely some Keith Youkilis-loving redneck who loves the Sox. Likely still sore that "Yook" was punked by his own teammate, Manny Ramirez. Congratulations to those of you in the South who continue to act like America's crazy racist uncle. Even the guy who held a "The Civil War should have been best two out of three" sign at the College World Series believes that you have gone a bit over the line with your threats.
Besides, why do some feel that they need to even make threats against Red Sox players? The Rays have shown that they have enough fight in them to take the Sox. Coco Crisp isn't going to be hot to rush the mound this week when he gets a well-deserved ball in the ear hole.
This series already has passed the Sox/Yanks in terms of vitriol. That series has become a damn-near tea party. The Sox/Rays, now this is one that you don't want to miss.
And yes, the irony is noted that the Angels fans have to become surrogate Rays fans just to experience what it's like to beat the Sox. But you have to take your victories where you can get them.
Thanks, Titan Tim.