The Official Dan Duquette Apology thread

Discussion in 'Red Sox Fan Forum' started by FreeTedWilliams, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams Niko! Supporter

    In light of Clemens' widespread steroid use, starting with his "resurgence" in Toronto. I feel that I have to offer my apologies to Dan Duquette for cursing him for not re-signing Clemens and his "twilight of his career" quote. Obviously he should have re-signed Clemens and his supplier.

    Somewhere Dan is sporting his famous **** eatin grin.
  2. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    This guy was under-rated.
    He correctly saw Clemens' decline and got Pedro for 2 prospects who did nothing. He fleeced Seattle with Gordon for Lowe and Veritek. He brought up Nomar, signed Manny, and help build the foundation for the work Theo did later.
  3. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    That's exactly what went through my mind (I had lots of time to think on a 2 hour car ride home through the snow).

    If I had to guess I'd expect that Clemens used his anger at the "twilight of his career" remark to get into shape - with a little help of course. I know I heard reference to where he got steroids in Toronto - didn't hear anything mentioned about when in Boston.

    Too bad - he stood to be the first unanimous ballot for the hall of fame - not anymore.
  4. patriotspride

    patriotspride Banned

    what Pedro did in a sox uniform is looking far more impressive then anything the now tainted Clemens ever did .
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007
  5. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot Moderator Supporter

    I liked Duquette no apology from me ... he was light years better than Lou Gorman ... who was better when he was younger. My only knock on duquette was that I was sure he would rebuild our minors system ... and he only did a fair job with that.
  6. Omega Supreme

    Omega Supreme On the Game Day Roster

    I think many of the legitimate gripes about Duquette have more to do with how he ran the team than with the players he signed. One sore spot for me was the way he treated Jimy Williams with the whole Carl Everett ordeal.
  7. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Supporter Supporter

    Absolutely and it was Slocumb for Lowe and Varitek...the biggest Boston robbery since Brink's.
  8. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot Moderator Supporter

    His brother Ramon could have chosen the Clemens route ... he retired
    peacefully to the D.R.
  9. sdaniels7114

    sdaniels7114 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Duquette is still the guy who pushed Johnny Pesky out the back door; but yeah his player evaluations were a lot better than he was given credit for.
  10. Hardboiled

    Hardboiled Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Sorry, but when a non-offical "coach" bad mouths the President of the team the non-offical is wearing the uniform of, I wouldn't expect that person to be given privileges. There were also league rules regarding how many staff could be in the dugout. Duquette used those against Pesky, but I see that as Pesky's fault.
  11. rhodeislandpatsfan

    rhodeislandpatsfan Practice Squad Player

    I thought he deserved a ring for the 2004 team. He has some flaws but 75% was because of him, I can't imagine why he has not gotten another job.

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