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Outside The Confines: You’re under arrest

A Rays star is under arrest. A former manager is recovering from a stroke. Many teams still have a lot ot do this winter. David Ortiz swings and misses.

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Good morning. While you are either still on winter break or just getting back into the swing of work, Jed Hoyer has been working hard this entire holiday season not signing anyone.

OK, that’s an unfair crack. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes and these deals take as long as they take. There’s still a lot of time and free agents left in the offseason for the Cubs to make a big splash. But even while it may be an unfair crack, it’s still pretty funny. And I’m still frustrated. I imagine Jed is as well.

As for the allegations against him, both by his ex-wife and the bat boy who sued him: he claims the former was a “smear” and that the latter was a “misunderstanding” or “clubhouse antics.” He complains that no one has acknowledged his side of the story, but he . . . doesn’t offer his side of the story. Not a single thing. Rather, he hides behind advice from his lawyers and says “my conscience is clean and clear that I’m not the kind of person that they are saying about Omar. I can look at everybody in the eye and said, ‘Man, do you really think that is accurate?’ Come on now.” It’s worth noting that that “do you really think I’m the kind of person my actions strongly imply me to be?” is textbook abuser shit. . . .Well, he can [expletive] off. And so too can Nightengale and USA Today for shoveling this [expletive].

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.