Canedog wrote:There is no way they will get rid of BJ Upton. Best player in the league next year.
BJ could be the next Pope, or the next Babe Ruth. It doesn't matter. Once the rancid, sewer stink rag of the SPT and Romano get the stick up their butts, they will run you out of town. The circus in 2006 that was fueled in most part by the SPT and Romano-ripping apart Delmon, Elijah and BJ without mercy and relentlessly revealed their agenda. This year's season long hate filled columns aimed at Elijah Dukes-they've dedicated a whole ongoing section online to the Dukes drama-just added to the less than stellar journalistic slime preached daily by that rag and Romano. Their conduct (both the SPT and Romano's) this year was shameful. The columns written and promoted by the Times were used on a national basis for public rebuke of the Team. (See ESPN's Robbie Neyer who trashed the Rays numerous times based on his unbridled adoration of the SPT and Romano).
The SPT and Romano are perfectly happy with a last place Tampa baseball franchise. They think they'll sell more papers running stars out of town rather than embracing them.
Mark my words, BJ will look the wrong way at someone and he will be the poster boy of SPT (& Romano) hate columns. It's happened too many times.