Sunday, February 21, 2016

Train Wreck?

Shank's coming out of the spring training gate strong, with his fourth column in as many days.

Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
I promise never to rip Sandoval for being out of shape or going on the disabled list.
You know that's bullshit, right?
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pablo Sandoval arrived at Red Sox spring training camp Sunday morning, looking exactly the same as he looked when he arrived last spring. Plus-size.
I looked everywhere for him Saturday night. I check the deli counter at Publix and the popular Two Meatballs in the Kitchen restaurant off Daniels Highway. I even went to the Regal Cinemas Belltower 20 to see if he might be taking in the late show of “Kung Fu Panda 3” but . . . no luck. Meanwhile, Sandoval was taking a beating on social media.

At 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the Wait gave way to The Weight as Panda strolled into the clubhouse for the first time in 2016. Video crews from Comcast and NESN were there to record the moment.
We thought he’d look different. And the Red Sox should have prepared him better.

The optics on this are bad and some of the words are likely to stick.
We know Shank will do his part to make sure things stick, won't he?

The bigger point with this story - the Red Sox asked Pablo to lose weight and he didn't, giving Shank a great storyline. Indeed, he's in mid-season form already.

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