Who is this guy? I mean, really.
A few things he said in the paper: "It’s one of those ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ type deals," Bailey said. "I know what they’ve told me. I kind of take that with a grain of salt. I’m going to get my opportunity [this spring] with guys being hurt and other guys going to the WBC. I want to hit the ball hard and I’m not trying to put on a homer show. I want to play better defense, that’s my main focus down here. My offense, I feel, is going to be there."
Working on yr defense is pretty neat. The offense is there so I guess Bailey can afford to be nonchalant about it. I also like how he's not putting much stock into being called up.
"I’m comfortable here," he said. "I love all the people from the top to the bottom. With what’s going on right now, it’s not that I don’t believe them because they have never been dishonest with me. The opportunity is there. We’ll see what happens."
He loves all the people, and that means YOU, Pawtucket fan! And YOU, local sponsor! And the concession stand kids! Paws and Sox! Mike "Dreyfuss" Gwynn!
There's too much Jeff Bailey going on around here, but I can't help it when he drops phrases like "homer show". Besides, who gives a fuck about Paul McAnulty? Is he interesting?
I have no idea what I'll do when JB finally sails away. I'll have to dry up and write about jerks like Jon Lester and Lars Anderson.