Alex leads off this edition of “Without a Curse” with a commentary on what he deems the “most important week in professional sports in recent memory.” If anything, Ray Rice’s and Adrian Peterson’s actions demonstrate that the public needs to watch sports with a suspense of disbelief. A football game is no different than a movie, play or song.
Some people affiliated with MLB, including the commissioner himself, have spoken with an air of moral superiority over the last week. But Alex says MLB is in the same boat as the NFL in regards to its domestic violence policies. In some cases, it’s even worse.
As far as baseball news is concerned, the Red Sox successfully played spoiler to the Royals over the weekend. There were several encouraging signs, including Clay Buchholz’s continued spell of dominance and Xander Bogaerts’ hot hitting.
The biggest news from the last seven days involves Dustin Pedroia, who underwent season-ending wrist surgery recently. His offensive performance is on a clear decline, which leads one to ask if the Red Sox re-signed him because they like the contract or the player.
Alex talks about the effect that Chris Davis’ 25-game suspension for testing positive for amphetamines will have on the Orioles in the “Around the League” segment. He also sends his well-wishes to slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who was hit in the eye with a pitch Thursday. It was a scary moment indeed.
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