Here is a conversation I had with my extremely cool friend Joe this morning:
Me: So, what's your take on the Theo situation?
Joe: I haven't gone over it with a microscope or anything, but methinks a woman is involved.
Me: Hmm, now there's a different idea. Why's that?
Joe: Slash, he already shot his load with the World Series.
Joe: Slash, the business may not intrigue him as it used to...slash, he could probably pick any field to delve into right now and excel...Have you seen Adaptation?
Me: But, why a woman?
Joe: Hold on. There's this guy in that movie, and he gets totally immersed in a subject. Just masters it. Is passionate about it. Fish is one of his phases. But one day he's just like 'eh, fuck fish'. He doesn't look back, and he gets totally immersed in rare flowers - an exploration he wouldn't have enjoyed if he didn't abandon fish. So that's been floating in my head whenever I see a paper with Theo's face on it. 'Eh, fuck fish'.
Me: That is really interesting. REALLY interesting.
Joe: The woman thing was just a thought. No real evidence. But plausible. A single special person in one's life can be very satisfying in a way that can dethrone certain career aspirations.
Me: He has mentioned he's with someone and that once he feels he's done with baseball he'll leave to start a family with her.
Joe: Well, there you go. Maybe he feels like he climbed the mountain and wants to enjoy the view.
Me: Maybe. Or maybe Lucchino fucked up.
Joe: Probably a factor. All that sort of stuff, on top of, 'uhhhhhhhh am I appreciated here guys?'
Me: And as far as the Sox are concerned, we're fucked
Joe: The finger's on the toilet handle, in terms of the Red Sox future...you know, a toilet is a strange metaphor.
Joe: If flushing a toilet is indicative of dying dreams, what's the dream, a pile of shit?
Me: You got a point. But it could be a beloved goldfish.
Joe: Ah, there we go.
P.S. Another discussion worth a gander is Mer's posting of a discussion by the lovely ladies of the Never-Ending Email Thread (TM), which I saw, but was not a part of, as I was busy flying into and out of Washington, D.C. on the same day, which, uhgghhh.
P.P.S. This just in via Soxaholix. Gehrig38: "This F'in sucks to all F'in hell." He also takes the name of the Lord in vain in another post. (Interesting to see us peons can actually read SoSH again. Wonder how long that'll last). Anyone masochistic enough to speculate about what Theo's departure might mean in terms of G38's "Red Sox must field a competitive team" contract clause?