By Justin Aucoin
Few people will deny that some of Red Sox GM Theo Epsteins moves over the past few years have been busts. Dice-K, Julio Lugo, and Edgar Renteria come to mind, just to name a few. Lets toss Carl Crawford in there, too, while were at it.
So the guy isnt without his faults. But once in a while he comes up with a spectacular move. In fact, we havent seen this level of brilliance since Theo brought Curt Schilling into the fold.
Were talking about the Boston Red Sox sending a moth to distract NY Yankee pitcher, Phil Hughes.
Thats right. A flippin moth.
For the video-playing impaired:
"I didn't want to tell you guys that because I can obviously see what's going to ... laughs ... come from this but yeah, yeah a moth flew in my eye on 3-2. That's why I yanked it and missed my location by eight feet."
Hughes reaction to the question was perfect.
At first we thought Hughes freaked out because he saw this in the batters box.
But after hearing the Hughes interview and checking out the video again, we see that hes right. A moth did attack him.
Sending tiny bugs to alter the flow of play? Seems like the perfect ploy to us. This could not only revolutionize baseball, but every sport.
Imagine using ants to help your drive get a little bit closer to the hole?
Goalies might starting using spiders to help stop pucks.
NFL coaches could send out a swarm of bees to go after opposing quarterbacks.
We think youre on to something, Theo.