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Sean Casey a Sox!

February 2, 2008

I heard yesterday that we signed Sean Casey. To have someone of his talent come here as a potential platoon player and role filler is huge.

I’ve known Sean and competed against him for a long time. I think he’s gotten the best of me more than I on him.

I have never had him as a teamate until now but I can assure you this guy is pretty much one of the classiest and most respected players in all of baseball.

In addition to being as likable as anyone I’ve ever met, I’ve never heard anyone have anything to say other than what a fantastic teammate and person he and his wife are.

This is a huge piece, even though it might not appear so on the surface. Theo continues to show extraordinary ability to bring players here that most likely could play everyday somewhere else to fill vital and important roles on this club.

All in all a huge signing as much off the field and in the clubhouse, if not more so, than on the field.

Welcome to Sox Nation Sean!

P.S. Remind me to blog about the All Star story I have on Sean when I get a chance, incredibly funny and great insight into why he’s such a funny and great guy.

36 Comments leave one →
  1. bostonblogger permalink
    February 2, 2008 3:25 pm

    great pickup, great guy, red sox are the best team in baseball and have become what the yankees used to be, we will repeat world series champions.

  2. February 2, 2008 3:47 pm

    Yes, it was pretty exciting to hear that *we* (the collective “we”, clearly meaning “The Red Sox”) made an acquisition! Outside of the Santana race, it’s been so quiet. :)

    I’ve personally not known much about him, so I’m really looking forward to watching him play.

  3. thecuttysark permalink
    February 2, 2008 3:49 pm

    Yes We Can

  4. rufokathcar permalink
    February 2, 2008 4:42 pm

    And for less than a million bucks. This is a brilliant signing, just another proof that franchises don’t win unless they have first class ownership and management–which the Red Sox didn’t for about 80 years.

    Sean Casey hit something like .296 as a regular for the Tigers. What a weapon in Tito’s arsenal. Not only can he give Youk an occasional rest, he can also give Mike Lowell–no spring chicken–more rest by playing Youk at third.

    The only thing we don’t know is how well he will hit and play coming off the bench, which I think is probably the hardest thing to do in baseball. I would bet that he will have success.

    Red Sox Nation: extend a hearty welcome to Sean Casey. You were already the preseason favorites for 2008. You are now prohibitive favorites. Casey must really want to be a World Series winner, because he could be the starting first baseman for at least half the teams in both leagues.

    Curt: herewith a reminder to tell the All-Star story.

  5. papifan permalink
    February 2, 2008 5:04 pm

    Sounds like a great addition, Curt. I am still ecstatic about Ellsbury and Lester remaining on the team. Also excited because I hear that Manny is working out like a mad man in Arizona with Youk and Dustin. Looking forward to seeing you pitch this year Curt.

  6. February 2, 2008 5:14 pm

    Curt:

    I read today that the groundhog saw his shadow so we’ve got six more weeks of winter. That was so hard for me to take I had to call a therapist.

    I Miss My RED SOX!!!

    Thanks for sharing the news about Casey. It was great to get good news on such a bad day.

  7. pmoon826 permalink
    February 2, 2008 5:57 pm

    were you sad that the red sox could not trade for santana? also, do you think santana is the best pitcher in the majors?

  8. goodoljonny permalink
    February 2, 2008 6:02 pm

    He’s a great baseball veteran and has great knowledge of the game and is sure to help the Red Sox out immediately. Good signing. Another good bat to the team.

  9. ctsoxnation permalink
    February 2, 2008 6:54 pm

    Hey Curt,

    Don’t forget to write a blog about the All Star story involving Sean Casey! :)

    Welcome to Sox Nation Sean, you’re in for a heck of a ride!

    The Sox are not a baseball team, they’re a religion. In Curt we trust!

    Have a safe trip down to Florida Curt and we’ll see you when you return to Fenway!

    Go Giants!

    Regards,
    Derek in CT

  10. soxnation permalink
    February 2, 2008 8:03 pm

    I’m excited for the addition to Sox Nation!! Spring Training start already!!

  11. bosocks1 permalink
    February 2, 2008 8:12 pm

    Hey Curt,
    Glad to hear that someone from the team has a comment. I too, have heard Sean is a class act and though there have been some negative comments about he could be a one dimensiol player, I can only see an upside…being able to give Youk a break, Lowell getting a break by Youk playing there and spelling Papi at times. Go Theo…great signing.

    P.S. T.R. Lewis told me to tell you you still owe him 50 bucks from when you guys were in Rochester together.

    Take care, stay healthy and my best to you and yours

    Ron C.

  12. February 2, 2008 9:00 pm

    I welcome my namesake into your country. Every time I hear about this guy, I hear about how cool he is and how he is so funny. Sounds like he’ll be a great teammate to you and the Sox. Good luck this year.

  13. February 2, 2008 9:51 pm

    Sean definitely sounds like a great guy on and off the field. Can’t wait to see him in Boston. Be waiting on your story on him. He may surpass Millar’s jovial antics….although I’m not sure anyone can do even that :)

  14. rblindy permalink
    February 2, 2008 10:06 pm

    Curt, I totally agree this guy is great for the Sox. One more example of Theos abilities. On a totally different note, I was sitting in fron of you and your wife at the show on Friday night. I thanked you for coming back another year. I am a lifeling Red Sox fan and a season ticket holder. I dont know if you can understand the deep appreciation we have for your decision to come to the Sox and to continue playing here. You will always be a Sox legend and I will always remember what you have meant to the organization and all of the fans. Thank you for bringing the championship to Boston and for being the role model that you are for our youngsters.
    Rick B.

  15. hxchairstylist permalink
    February 3, 2008 12:22 am

    hey curt, just reminding ya’ to tell that all-star story abour mr. casey. ;)

  16. the115 permalink
    February 3, 2008 2:16 am

    Sean Casey is perhaps the best pick-up of the entire off-season. For $800k we got a .300 lifetime hitter who’s very hard to strike out. He hit .294 last year with 30 doubles and only struck out 42 times in 400+ bats. Plus, he’s a class act all the way and will be a role model in the clubhouse.

    Let’s go Sox!

    the115.wordpress.com

  17. keepmikelowell permalink
    February 3, 2008 2:19 am

    I’m reminding you to blog about the All Star story you have on Sean :-).

    He seems like a wicked cool guy, glad he’s with the Sox. And I’m also glad that Johan Santana is now a Met. Yeah, I know he’s an amazing pitcher, but I’m so glad that Jacoby, Lester, Jed Lowrie (I’m pretty sure that’s right, if not sorry for butchering it), and all of the people mentioned in the trades aren’t being traded. They’re exciting players and I don’t want any of them to leave, even though they will most likely at some point.

    Katie

    P.S. Go Pats!

  18. thewheelhouse permalink
    February 3, 2008 2:20 am

    Sean Casey…the Mayor of Pittsburgh. He’s a great player and will be an assist to the Red Sox Curt!

  19. February 3, 2008 2:47 am

    Psyched to see Sean Casey come on board…..have always admired his professionalism. And now Casey swings at Fenway!

    On another note, I wrote an article for a baseball website, it’s a first for me and would love your feedback if you have a moment, thanks Curt I know you are a busy man. We can’t wait to see you guys in Fort Myers.

    http://dugoutcentral.com/blog/?author_name=Brian%20Sparhawk

    Would love your feedback.

    Have a great week and GO PATRIOTS!!!!!

  20. February 3, 2008 2:49 am

    The article, by the way is about whether or not we should utilize an asterisk in sports. Thanks again.

  21. February 3, 2008 7:05 am

    Everything I’ve read says that he makes Millar Look stoic.

    That’s a feat.

    Looking forward to seeing him in the home colors.

  22. February 3, 2008 9:00 am

    Just wanted to remind you to blog about the All-Star story.

  23. lovethesocks permalink
    February 3, 2008 9:44 am

    I’m excited about Sean. Good contact hitter which fits the ‘Sox model. I love our corners Youk and Mike. Sean will be able to give these guys a breather to keep every one sharp for October.

    I’m also excited about keeping Ellsbury and Lester.

    Curt – I am hoping you and ‘Tek are asked to join the coaching staff after you’re down playing.

  24. redsox1918 permalink
    February 3, 2008 9:55 am

    Curt,

    I think the Red Sox lead MLB in the good guy department now,…down from the ownership, to the coaches, and to the players. And not to mention having the most passionate fan base of any professional sports team. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this? :)

    Psst,…and the Sox are damn good too…

  25. windycitybosock permalink
    February 3, 2008 11:46 am

    Curt!!!! It’s been almost 24 hours and we still haven’t heard the Sean Casey All Star story!

    :^)

    I look forward to it.

  26. vabeachredsoxfan permalink
    February 3, 2008 1:09 pm

    I am thrilled that Sean Casey is now with the Red Sox! I have been a fan of his since he played with the Reds. He was voted as the friendliest player in MLB in SI’s player’s poll.

    Sean, welcome to Red Sox Nation! We look forward to another World Series ring in 2008!

  27. February 3, 2008 6:17 pm

    Red Sox fans should be stoked. Everything you read about him is true. When I lived in Cincinnati 03-05, I learned why they called him “The Mayor”. What an outstanding individual. In life, he’s a five tool hitter.

  28. nythebest permalink
    February 4, 2008 8:22 pm

    hey bostonblogger

    you’ll know it seems to me another team from baaaaaaaaaaaaston was sure they were gona win the super bowl, but, how about them giants?beating the mighty patriots, i love it.just like old times a ny team beating a boston team, if you fans want directions how to get to nyc to watch our parade, just let me know i’ll give you directions, don’t count you’re chickens before they hatch dude. everybody thought the cheaters were gona win, so sorry 2nd place again, you’re city is used to it.so watch you’re what you’re saying buddy about the redsox it may be strike two………..

  29. jjsakon permalink
    February 7, 2008 2:17 pm

    Just for reference, Sean is batting .316/.381/.474 w/ 4 RBI against you in 21 PAs. Guess he has gotten the better of you ;o)

  30. tigersrulebaseball permalink
    February 7, 2008 3:02 pm

    yeah,i agree with you ” nythebest” oh, and by the way lowlife nation casey was a bum for us last year, and he’ll be one for you this year, good riddens.
    i don’t like the yankees either but atlease they have some class,now remember how the giants beat up on you’re crybaby patriots? its nothing to see what we do to you’re suxsox, i hat baaaston and you fans.you’re team will go back to what it’s used to very soon LOSING……..you’ll never be in the same class as the yankees or us. so keep dreaming. see you on the field stinksux……………tigers WILL RULE THIS YEAR……….

  31. sdl1 permalink
    February 7, 2008 5:41 pm

    Somehow I see him as a perfect member of the Sox. Too bad he can’t get #21…I wish they’d just give that # to Beckett and give Casey #3.

    I think he’ll be a major reason why we will go back to the Series this fall

  32. deeznutz1030 permalink
    February 8, 2008 9:33 am

    very nice !! welcome to boston CASEY! lets take over getting them rings !!!!!!

  33. dropthemike permalink
    February 13, 2008 2:09 pm

    I would like to personally thank you Curt Schilling for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do an interview for me and my site htt://www.dropthemike.com.

    It says a lot about a guy in his position who takes the time to talk with the fans.

    For those who are unaware of the interview, visit http://blog.dropthemike.com/2008/02/12/pass-the-mike-curt-schilling/

    -Mike Muise

  34. December 5, 2008 9:22 pm

    Радует, что ваш блог постоянно развивается. Подобные посты только прибавляют вам популярности.

  35. December 6, 2008 8:05 am

    Это прям в точку!!! Иными словами и не скажешь! :)

  36. Soldier permalink
    December 24, 2008 1:34 pm

    Mr. Schilling:

    Sean Casey is a class act, and a genuine great individual. Great words – you are a true gentlemen and class act yourself.

    Does anyone know how I can reach the man, to try to get an autograph for my Son?

    Thanks, & Merry Christmas and Happy 2009!

    CAREY
    U.S. ARMY

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