Jim Rice may be a sharp dresser, and a wonderful guy, and a Hall of Famer, but apparently one thing that he hasn't been doing lately is paying attention to the team.
My evidence is from this interview reported on the Full Count blog, on what Rice thinks are the needs of the team as the trade deadline approaches:
I would go out and try and find me a guy that can really dominate the field out there as far as being productive team-wise, being able to hit the ball the right side. … I don’t think it’s the pitching, I think it’s the hitting more than anything with the Red Sox.
Clearly Rice has not been paying any attention to the fact that it is the bullpen that has torched many a potential Sox win this season, and that, quite frankly, the Sox don't have room for another bat in the lineup!
At times I wonder if sports commentators shouldn't be forced to take a common sense test before getting a license to practice their "craft."