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Red - you deserve to win this. Just mortgage everything you own. You can't take that stuff with you anyway and think of all the people your money will help (along with your self-esteem, bragging rights, and ego).

We do expect the lowdown the next day though - go get em Tiger!

2 years, 7 months ago on You and Heidi Watney. In John Henry’s Seats.

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We needed 'Robbie' (the robot) ant the end of last season to come out of the tunnel barking, "warning Terry Francoma - Warning, alien substances being ingested - warning!".
Maybe he is 4 months too late.....

2 years, 7 months ago on Will Robinson’s Earnest Appeal to Red Sox Management That His Robot Would Make an Awesome Third Base Coach

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Well since I am engaged to a lovely lady in Tampa (no - I'll still be a Sox fan don't ask) I'll just wish you all the best Red - seriously.
We need all the juicy details here on SG

2 years, 7 months ago on “Heidi Watney: Yours for the Evening” or “The Advantages of Taking on a Third Mortgage”

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@VJ in Stuttgart This message was brought to you by Joe Torre and the association for proper discrimination in baseball

2 years, 7 months ago on Happy Birthday Gabby Hoffmann

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What do you mean no baseball to talk about. The Hot Stove has been plenty active.

I think Jose Canseco is playing a Softball Tournament somewhere - has to be. So hit the ground and net all you wannabe journalists we need to know this stuff because in a month it will be too busy.

2 years, 7 months ago on Happy Birthday Gabby Hoffmann

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Seriously - I love all Christmas has to offer.
What I will not miss is all the grovelling charities do during the 'season'.
I believe in compassionate giving but if you have to make December your 'gift month' you are deceived.
How about a year where one of these 'Charities' says "we have so much we want to give and not receive this month (December)".
I have no more to say

2 years, 7 months ago on Things I Won’t Miss About The Holidays

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Makes us wonder what deep dark secrets lie in Minka's closet.....

2 years, 7 months ago on And My Heart Breaks A Little More

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@bknelsen sad but true

2 years, 7 months ago on And My Heart Breaks A Little More

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Where to hell is Ugeth Urbina?
Wait - I have an idea - how about we send Jenks and Slackey on a 'scouting mission' south of the border? I know somehow they will end up 'detained indefinitely'.
As a side note Jenks looks like he would fit well as a member of ZZ Top

2 years, 7 months ago on Jenks Out, Nobody Cares

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@Tex19 The only thing having a daughter did for me was to increase my awareness of 'pretty things' and decide to clean my shotgun in the presence of her first date XD

2 years, 7 months ago on Josh Beckett Extends a Laurel and Hearty Handshake to Our New… Manager

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Now I am not saying Bobby V has connections but if we see him get up in the dugout and give Josh the 'family farewell kiss' on both cheeks......

I'm just saying I don't think shenanigans and pissy attitudes are going to be allowed in the Bobby V camp.

I hope this thing is all overblown - it is fodder for some great humor though. Good job Red.

2 years, 7 months ago on Josh Beckett Extends a Laurel and Hearty Handshake to Our New… Manager

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Oh - sorry, I missed one other 'Offerman Offering':

http://youtu.be/JxpPBo0MMjg

2 years, 8 months ago on 2012, You’ll Never Top This

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I am thinking the new Republic here in Beantown baseball is going to be interesting yet some how 'tamer' than the Horse that ran off the track in September.

I am not expecting to even see minor league outbreaks such as this memorable one:

http://youtu.be/S2uGROwr-rY

Then of course we have had the likes of Jose Offerman (bat attacker) and Ugeth 'Uggie' Urbina who ran afoul of the law south of the border. I believe we'll not see the likes of them in Red Sox ranks during the Cherington Marionette Era.

Yes, these are interesting - yet disturbing - stories. I hope we have the kind of drama that stems from a team that is united, focused and known for 'pulling out a few tight ones'.

I really have seen my share of 'benches clearing brawls'. Though interesting it can cause a season ending injury to a multi million dollar player. The game just ain't what it used to be.

Red, thanks for the memories. I do hope the only headline we read in the NYP is this:

'Frustrated Yankees have no answer to Boston as any hope of post season play vanishes'. That my friends is a headline!

2 years, 8 months ago on 2012, You’ll Never Top This

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@Fla Beck/Becky I read that article too....XD

2 years, 8 months ago on Happy New Year!

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@LynnRice75 too many

2 years, 8 months ago on Happy New Year!

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The ball dropped, we hugged, we kissed and those who were not completely intoxicated navigated home in vehicles.

Well, if you were in Mount Olive NC this evening you would have seen a Big Pickle drop in lieu of the Crystal Ball.

Check this out and Happy 2012 Red Sox Nation:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/new-years-drops_2011-12-23?page=7

2 years, 8 months ago on Happy New Year!

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The worst: The deception that Theo put upon us as he let the season get away while planning his escape to Chitown,

The Best: A 12-5 record against the Bombers this year (not bad for a bunch of disconnected Chicken greased boozers huh?)

2 years, 8 months ago on ‘Tis The Season

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@VJ in Stuttgart How about he gives you BOTH? A lukewarm PBR is a treasure anywhere North of Portland ME so maybe you guys could connect at Moosehead and have a tepid PBR

Hope all is working out for your housing and GO SOX

2 years, 8 months ago on Like Father, Like Son

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I sit here flabbergasted. I know Maine is not the center of economic activity but EX-SUEEZE Me?

I do not know more than a handful of people in this state making a six figure income. To think of someone getting a six figure return just makes the nerve receptors in my cerebellum scream.

I assume the Steinbrenner's file quarterly taxes - so how could they have been this far off? I'm sure it was a clerical error on the Steinbrenner's part.

Ya - right, I am a conservative but this is just why conservatives make the news. Why is it that people making great money cannot stop until they have picked up every penny (even if it is not theirs to pick up)?

So my only question is this - does this have one whit to do with Boston baseball other than one more slash at the Yankees Jugular?

Happy New Years everyone!!

2 years, 8 months ago on Like Father, Like Son

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I love the speculation - this is much better than having all the 'we assume to win kids' lineups. Really, we can actually watch this year and see it build and unfold (instead of sit on the edge of our chairs watching the Superstars pull our hearts out through little slits in our chests).

2 years, 8 months ago on "Yeah, Another Big Red Letter Day for the Baileys!"

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Can't wait to see The top three take him deep back-to-back-to-back....

Yanks must really be reaching.......

2 years, 8 months ago on Following the Trail Blazed by Johnny Damon, Alan Embree and Mark Bellhorn

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Also - the reason it is a blur has something to do with the need for excessive amounts of alcohol to survive January and February in New England.

2 years, 8 months ago on Welcome to the Day after Christmas

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Yes- that robe is 'covet-able' for sure

2 years, 8 months ago on Welcome to the Day after Christmas

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Well, we all know how easy that is for him. If he already has it or if it is NOT an automatic weapon it goes on the 'weapons I'm returning' pile.

This is also Boxing day for our Northern friends, like Toronto (no, not she sport, you leave a gift in a box for your postman). Happy Boxing Day Jays fans!!

2 years, 8 months ago on Welcome to the Day after Christmas

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Hey - wait a minute, what if I am that old guy....??

Happy New Year festivities everyone!!

2 years, 8 months ago on Merry Christmas, Red Sox Nation

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@VJ in Stuttgart I think you can find them on craigslist. What we do now that Santa is back in his 'City of Industry' is barter and return. I bet there is one gift you can return to get enough money for a 'slightly used set (from the family of the kid that caught one in the temple).

Many Merry More to all of you too!

2 years, 8 months ago on Merry Christmas, Red Sox Nation

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For those of the 'Festivus Persuasion' hope no injuries were encountered in the 'testing of the strengths'.

For those of the 'brown bottle persuasion' may you wipe that hangover out early with something special that someone special got you (even if that is yourself). Then go about the day in full fledged JOY

For the rest of us who find a message of peace and love - don't worry if you shoot your eye out. You have two; plus all the other people God put on earth to help you get by.

So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good buzz!!

2 years, 8 months ago on Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out!

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@Tex19@hayes of course you can do that ;) I hope you find one for the points you have. Merry Christmas, may your dreams come true!

2 years, 8 months ago on The Things I’m Most Thankful for This Christmas, Only One of Which Involves Julian Tavarez

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Happy Ramahannukwanzmas

2 years, 8 months ago on Everybody Ready For Christmas?

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@Nikki in Denver I believe the proper verbage is 'You're still hitting the moonshine, aren't you?'.

2 years, 8 months ago on Josh Beckett for the Playskool Crossbow and Camouflage Kit

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For crying out loud - you wrap carnage in wax paper and foil, freezer bags or vacuum pack.

My daughter wants to use her income tax money for a hunting rifle. We Mainers may not be counted in the classiest but we know how to survive.

Merry Christmas everyone - hope you all have some REAL Egg-Nogg and maybe some head cheese followed by some home made Mincemeat (with venison or rabbit of course).

Noel my friends!

2 years, 8 months ago on Josh Beckett for the Playskool Crossbow and Camouflage Kit

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@Fla Beck/Becky Same to you AND Adam Sandler

2 years, 8 months ago on Kevin Youkilis for the Kevin Youkilis Playtime Lumber Yard Set

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I know we all love the Sox. I know we want to try (as all good frugal New Englanders do) to make the most out of every event and opportunity.

Don't get me wrong, I am as big a Youk fan as anyone but I think we overlooked a great toy no longer available. I hope someone out there remembers this fine gift you could get your kids in 1951 (yes, I know there was not a single Pink Hat then).

http://www.strangecosmos.com/content/item/121332.html

I was wondering if anyone had one for sale? I was wondering if anyone who got one lived past age 50?

Well anyways. I hope some of you are prosperous enough to get your kids their very own lumber yard. Remember, if not, a Red Ryder, lever action 200 shot air rifle with a compass and 'thing that told time' in the stock', is a great alternative.

Who gives a crap if we lose an eye here or there? You have 2 eyes right?

Merry Christmas ALL

2 years, 8 months ago on Kevin Youkilis for the Kevin Youkilis Playtime Lumber Yard Set

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As much as I'd love to be there, had I that much extra green I'd be visiting my fiancee' in FLA.

Do people really have that kind of money these days?

Maybe us working stiffs, paying taxes, just have to press on.

2 years, 8 months ago on Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.

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Will there be roast Who-Beast?

Yes, and some Figgy-Pudding!

2 years, 8 months ago on Back On Its Golden Hinges The Gate of Memory Swings, And My Heart Goes Into the Garden and Walks with the Olden Things

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@Madraider@Denton Ya, I get that. Tito could have done a better job using Tek properly too. He did do a lot for the team. Tek never told Tito how he should be played I'll wager.

I'm not giving him a free pass. Yes, he did falter at the end but had the Sox offered him a coaching/development position a year ago we would be blaming someone still but Tek would be far better off.

That's all I'm saying.

2 years, 8 months ago on Change The “C” From “Captain” To “Coach?”

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Could we have another Christmas Present coming?

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111218&content_id=26192550&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

Not sure but would the Sox be stupid enough to try Dice-K all over again?

2 years, 8 months ago on My Favorite Christmas Special…

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@Madraider No arguments from ANYONE - ANYWHERE on the Slackey deal. He'd still owe us money if he pitched and won 40 complete games.

Don't waste any more time of energy cursing him or any of his connections or family.

The light of that deal makes the whole Drew deal look favorable.

I'm anticipating a very entertaining adventure this year. I got a feeling this is going to feel more like Texas Hold 'em than what we have come to expect from Boston baseball.

2 years, 8 months ago on My Favorite Christmas Special…

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That was October, how about we get an amazing surprise on 12/25/2011?

Maybe we sign a bonafide right fielder? We have not had one since Trot.....

2 years, 8 months ago on My Favorite Christmas Special…

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This is the one thing I detest about Boston. We always seem to have a jury out.

Why do we need to put blame or weight of any kind on 'Tek'?

He did a GREAT job handling a complex and unstable pitching staff.

Why do we focus on his RISP performance? What other MLB team would judge a backstop this way.

I know - we are Boston and we have set the bar just a little lower than the 'Bronx Standard'.

Can we just hope and pray that Henry & CO can see that the best resolution and benefit to Red Sox INC would be to make Jason integral in the development staff please?

Okay as McGreevy was quoted - 'Nuff Said'

2 years, 8 months ago on Change The “C” From “Captain” To “Coach?”

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@poprocksncoke very nice - thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

2 years, 8 months ago on After Signing a “Kelly,” Sox Up the Macho Ante with a “Nick” and “Mark”

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Don't nobody go jokin about nobody named Kelly caws Nick and Mark gonna do business on da face of someone who does.....Capiche?

2 years, 8 months ago on After Signing a “Kelly,” Sox Up the Macho Ante with a “Nick” and “Mark”

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how do we know for sure he remained 'disease free'? He has the best Medicine in the world available to him.

2 years, 8 months ago on Gigolo Jeter

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@Tex19 in his hat I hope

2 years, 8 months ago on Gigolo Jeter

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@alexis_b82 They need to offer him a coaching or development position

2 years, 8 months ago on Your Move, NESN

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