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BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox left Boston having won nine of their last 11 games, going 7-2 on their most recent home-stand.
However, they landed in Seattle with their star pitcher, hours removed from the intensive care unit, at a vodka sponsored charity pool party at Foxwoods Casino. This team simply cannot get out of its own way.
On the NESN broadcast Wednesday, Clay Buchholz spoke of the esophagitis that landed him in the ICU for multiple days and in the hospital for nearly a week. He said he lost nearly six pints of blood and, at times, thought his life was in jeopardy. He informed Jenny Dell that he was to remain in Boston because the doctors had yet to ascertain the direct cause of the illness.
Late last night, 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Scott Zolak tweeted that Clay was spotted at Greg Hill’s Stoli sponsored charity pool party, merely 36 hours removed from his near week-long stay at the hospital.
Local media with close ties to the Red Sox organization bent over backwards explaining that Buchholz had the full clearance from the team and that he was not drinking at all during his appearance.
Just so I am clear on this, Buchholz is perfectly fine washing down the colonels original recipe with a Pabst Blue Ribbon in the bottom of the sixth, but he draws the line at vodka sponsored pool parties. Makes sense.
Some Sox sycophants masquerading as media members also wrote that he was just fulfilling a previously planned appearance, which is also laughable. Had Clay not been in intensive care most of last week he would have been on the team charter en route to Seattle Wednesday night, so there is no way he would have been able to attend.
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The fact is that the absolute last place Clay should have been Wednesday night is at a bar, or partying. He is essential to the future of this team, this year and beyond, yet he once again to put his good time over the team’s playoff chances.
Yesterday Clay said there was no timetable on his possible return to the Sox rotation, as several tests remained. There was a timetable on his return to the party circuit though: roughly seven hours.
Chris Curtis has produced 98.5 The Sports Hub’s The DA Show the last three years. Follow him on Twitter @DAShowProducer.