I haven’t commented on the Brian Giles waiver thing because, frankly, nothing happened. That said, because the Red Sox were involved, people are making a big stink, so here’s my two cents.
First off, pretty much everyone gets placed on waivers this time of year. That’s not a news item.
Second, I’m hearing a lot of nonsense about Giles’ desire to win or whatever. I understand that the Boston media maybe feels a little jilted by his decision to remain in San Diego, but seriously, get over yourself. This is choice:
Giles is a player who talks a lot about winning, but if that’s the case, and you don’t want to leave San Diego to be part of a pennant race in Boston, then your words are forever hollow.
Of course, if he’d decided to leave San Diego, then folks would be calling him disloyal. Fun situation for Giles, eh?
Here’s how it works: Someone takes an action and other people judge it based on their own personal beliefs. Then those same people invent reasons to support their judgments.
In this case, apparently Nick Cafardo has a better understanding of Giles than does Giles himself. Well, that is some trick.
I wish I could get into someone else’s head. I promise you, I’d put such a skill to much better use than writing garbage…