Mike Francesa is a Closet Red Sox Fan

Big League ScrewCorrespondent IMay 13, 2009

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 9:  Chris Russo (L) and Mike Francesa attend Joe Torre's Safe at Home 5th Annual Gala on November 9, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
I’m recently unemployed and have been watching a lot of Mike Francesa on YES lately.  As a Yankee fan, I can’t help but object to his constant gushing about the Red Sox.  Are they a good team?  Yes.  Do they deserve praise?  Yes.  But it’s only mid-May and Francesa has essentially handed them the pennant.  Take another gulp of Diet Coke and settle down, Big Mike.  It’s early.  The Yankees have a lot of work to do in order to win the World Series, but the Red Sox haven’t locked up anything yet. 
That’s why I can’t help but cringe when I hear Mike Francesa incessantly drone about the Red Sox’ myriad of wonderful moves and players.  If this unapologetic Sox-loving is going to continue, he may have to get the Sox shirt that we picked out for him.  Or we might get it for him.  Here are a few select quotes from his Sox-Loving-Yankee-Hating tirades:
“The Sox are tight, they know what they’re doing, they’re better than them at every spot- front office, on the mound, manager, everywhere, Youkilis. Yankees don’t have a Youkilis. That wasn’t 3 games, that was 3 years. They’re smarter, they have a better plan, Yankees don’t know what to do. Did it hurt? It hurt a lot!”


“This is why they are a better organization. They have kids coming out of the minors that the Yankees cannot touch.”

“Yankees don’t know what they are doing. Ruining Joba’s career. Sox have a long-term plan, big hard throwers.”


“They don’t have Bruney, they don’t have anybody! They brought guys in from the minor leagues last night! They have no bullpen. All they’ve done is ruin Joba, he can’t hit 95 on the gun anymore. The Yankees have not developed anything and since 2004 the Red Sox have eaten the Yankees lunch if you look at it. They’re flat better than the Yankees.”

“Where’s Masterson for the Yankees? Where’s their Lester that they’ve developed? All they’ve done is bring up Joba and ruin him.”

“The Red Sox bring up Jones, he gets everybody out. Bowden is going back to PAWTUCKET today - HE got everybody out.”

“All the Yankees have done is throw money at it . That was on display last night.”

“They were LAUGHING at the Yankees last night.”

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