Originally Posted by Slopho
Tim Wakefield retires. Hall or nothing?
most likely not.
but he'll eventually be in the redsox hall of fame -which is good enough.
the weird thing about wakefield, as a redsox fan, is that he was always part of such painful losses.
my favorite memory of wakefield came with a loss in Oakland 2007, I was visiting my brother in San Francisco and we drove down with no tickets and just walked up to the vendor and got seats on the field (but it was on the dangerous 1st base line). we actually got to talk a little to Varitek (because the bullpens are right up against the wall/fans).
wake had 11Ks in 8inn and still lost. typical weirdo wake outing. the best part was seeing this weird crazy white haired bearded old white guy just blabbering and almost kicked out of the game. It turns out that was the guy involved in the "call the amber lamps" viral video.
this does free up a starting spot now... the fact that you kind of had to grand father wake into the starting rotation was always an unspoken disadvantage amongst redsox fans towards the last 3 years.