So we have all heard by now that Red Sox Manager, John Farrell, has decided to yank kunckleballer Steven Wright from his next start. What was the real reason? Let me tell you...
Apparently, Wright injured his shoulder diving back to second base when pinch running this past Sunday. However, something immediately stuck out to me. Why in the world would they wait over four days to even say the littlest bit of this? Oh I know...he is not actually injured. So what REALLY happened to his shoulder? Nothing!
Does anyone remember when Farrell had said earlier in the year that Wright's starts are most likely always going to be climate dependent? Well that is just what this is. It could get up to 100 degrees on Thursday with crazy humidity. Wright simply cannot throw the knuckleball in a moist and/or humid atmosphere.
So, my theory is that this whole "injury" deal is fake. Go for Farrell sticking up for this player and protecting Wright. I am not saying it is a bad this whatsoever. I actually love the play. IT IS BRILLIANT. Wright gets injured and all of the press and media craps on the manager for running him. However, if he were to come out and say that Wright isn't throwing because it is too wet, moist, or humid, then Wright gets tackled by the media.
Farrell, great and very clever move, just not clever enough to get it by me...