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Dang, man...from Grady Little to Bobby Valentine within 10 years.  That'd be enough to break the spirit of most fanbases.  This one just drinks more.  'Course, the Tito years in between helped a helluva lot.

1 year, 6 months ago on A Quick Note From Management

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That picture...it makes my heart hurt.

1 year, 6 months ago on Late Thoughts on the Hall of Fame

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Not sure the NFL wants its 2013 postseason narrative to be built around a guy whose false testimony helped a couple of his buddies beat a murder rap in Atlanta a dozen years ago. 

I am surprised Peyton willfully took a knee getting the ball back as he did when a 60-something field goal (while not routine, FAR from unheard of in Denver's atmosphere -or lack thereof) would've won the game.  Matt Ryan proved (again) yesterday that half a minute is plenty of time to win a tie game.

Anyway, we are guaranteed a Manning-free Super Bowl, and if for no other reason I rate this NFL season a success.  If my Falcons can't beat the odds and win it all, Go Pats.

1 year, 6 months ago on Denver Voted Off The Island

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Second (third?  fourth?) look at Dale Murphy?

1 year, 6 months ago on BBWAA Got It Right

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That's discouraging, but I will tell myself it's personality-based as far as Schill is concerned.  I generally like guy the but I'd rather take the next one than share a cab with him.

1 year, 6 months ago on BBWAA Got It Right

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His wife IS a dyke.  Oh, but she's a fantastic gal...fanTAStic.

1 year, 7 months ago on All I Want For Christmas…

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Cool...'cause you can never get enough pasty white guys in Boston.

1 year, 7 months ago on Sox Ownership Finally Addresses Our Increasingly Obvious Drew Shortage

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So, they're signing all these other guys from the Ranges instead of Josh Hamilton?

That's like managing a band and replacing all of the musicians with everyone from E.L.O. EXCEPT Jeff Lynne.

1 year, 7 months ago on Our Covert Dismantling of the 2012 Texas Rangers Continues

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In the past Verlander wasn't dating Kate Upton.

1 year, 9 months ago on You’re About To Get Verlandered

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When I heard he wasn't allowed to pick his own coaching staff I wondered just why the hell he would have taken the job...and then I realized that he was still getting paid in US currency and that everything counts in large amounts.  Fortunately they have the funds to overpay their next manager, 'cause NO ONE is going to want to take market rates to work for this team.  Especially if the same riders tacked on to Bobby V's contract apply to the next guy.  Meanwhile, Tito goes to the Injuns.  Which seems like he's still being punished for September of 2011.  Crash Davis was right..."F*** this motherf***ing game."

1 year, 9 months ago on Bobby Valentine Named Official Scapegoat of the 2012 Disaster, Sent Packing

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Perspective is a helluva thing.  All it took was 161 games of Bobby V and suddenly Grady Little doesn't seem so bad.  'Course, Tito and those two World Series wins are a helluva buffer, but still.

1 year, 9 months ago on The Final Insult

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Almost reminds me of another Italian Bobby who accepted a job he thought was going to be one thing that ended up being something completely different...Bobby Petrino (another renowned "people person"), with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.  At least Valentine hasn't walked out mid-season; he'd see this gig through if he had the chance, though God knows why he'd want to at this point.

1 year, 10 months ago on What A Day For Bobby V!

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@BB.13 @BrentAnthonisen Yeah, BB...found one of my old log-in ID's lying around somewhere.  How've you been?  Better than the Sox, I hope.  20-2?  Really?!

1 year, 11 months ago on The Surviving Grady Red Sox Podcast: Tell Me When Did Things Go Wrong

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Ever read "A Bridge Too Far" by Cornelius Ryan (or see the movie)?  This season is a lot like that.

1 year, 11 months ago on The Surviving Grady Red Sox Podcast: Tell Me When Did Things Go Wrong

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"Some men just want to watch the world burn."

1 year, 11 months ago on Flame On! Red Sox Declare Fire Sale. Maybe.

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"I been in this game a hundred years, and these guys are showing me ways to lose I've never seen before."

-Casey Stengel, Manager, 1962 New York Mets

1 year, 11 months ago on I Now Root For Four

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I'm with you and Dents on this one...I've tossed my Sox gear into the closet and I ain't taking any of it back out until Truck Day '13.  I can support a team that loses 100 games as long as the players give me an honest effort on the field and don't embarrass themselves off of it.  And I don't buy the "most guys on this team weren't around Pesky long enough to get to know him that well" argument for a second.  They were here long enough to know how much he meant to the TEAM and the FANS of that team.  Do you think the guys who've only recently been added to the Yankees' roster would blow off Yogi Berra's funeral if he were to pass?  No freaking way.  On teams like this, there is a history and as a player, you are obligated to understand it, respect it, and do your part to pay tribute to it.  If you don't understand that as a player, there's probably a roster spot for you in Tampa or Colorado where you can play as poorly and as obliviously as you want and never have to worry about what the team's fans think about your place in their history because they don't have a history to honor the way the Red Sox do.

1 year, 11 months ago on I Now Root For Four

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@English Sox Fan I'm with you, there...Jenny is like a "hot" version of Hope Solo...and this from someone who thinks Hope Solo is unbelievably hot.

1 year, 11 months ago on If I May Take a Moment to Reflect On How Good We Had It Last Season

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Abandon all hope, ye who find solace in the words of the CHB.  Sucks that it's come to this.

1 year, 11 months ago on No Game, No Loss

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@RedSoxFan4Life The gopher balls to Ichiro would be considered the half that wasn't so decent.  

1 year, 11 months ago on Just When I Thought You Couldn’t Make Me Watch Anymore…

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He was the bridge from my dad's Red Sox to my Red Sox.  Every time I see an official 2004 World Series baseball he signed with the words "Ted, we did it!" inscribed I am overcome with emotion.  He loved his teammates and he loved his team.  I hope he had a good idea as to just how much the fans of his team loved him, because it was a helluva lot.

1 year, 11 months ago on RIP, Johnny Pesky: Everybody’s Grandpa

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Summer breeze...makes me feel fine...blowing through the jasmine of my mind.

1 year, 11 months ago on Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Worst Red Sox Team of My Lifetime… at Least Until 2012 Is Over

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They have basically become the New York Mets of the American League.

1 year, 11 months ago on Worst Season Ever?

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@English Sox Fan Jennifer Ennis is HOT AS HELL.

1 year, 11 months ago on Your 2012 Guide To October

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Go ahead and add Tatum O'NEAL to that list, too...that broad could really bring it in "The Bad News Bears".

2 years ago on A Quick List of People I’d Rather See Pitching For Us Against the Rangers Tonight Instead of Josh Beckett

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@Mersh_Danger The play made by Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman to end the Braves/Nats game is in contention with the Damon catch, but they were both awesome.  Say this for Johnny Doughnut, he NEVER stopped hustling in the field.

2 years ago on And Now This Important Message From Josh Beckett

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Get well soon, Remdog.  Jim Carr and Bobby Hull send their regards to your hair.

2 years, 3 months ago on No Remy

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For what it's worth, I don't believe Valentine is a bad manager.  I don't think he had any idea just what manner of sh*tstorm he was walking into.  I DO believe that knowing how weak his bullpen is he should've left Saturday's starter in for at least one more inning Saturday.  "Giving some innings" to the BP to work on stuff is okay when you've got a safe lead, but I'm not sure any lead is safe at Fenway anymore.  DEFINITELY not against the MFY.

2 years, 3 months ago on Take Me Back to Simpler Days When 9 Runs Was Enough to Win a Ballgame

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A friend of mine who is a Yankees fan out of convenience (shocking, I know) texted me during the meltdown on Saturday letting me know they were booing Bobby V.  I explained that was because they don't allow firearms in Fenway.

2 years, 3 months ago on Take Me Back to Simpler Days When 9 Runs Was Enough to Win a Ballgame

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I blame the EPL.  Since these guys purchased Liverpool FC, the Sox and the Scousers have BOTH gotten worse.

2 years, 3 months ago on The Return Of Angry

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Chuck Norris in real life is tougher than any character he played on TV.  Fact.

2 years, 3 months ago on Those Texas Fellas Sure Are Tough

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Oh, and for what it's worth...Chuck Norris is from Oklahoma, not Texas.  It's kind of a big deal if you're from Oklahoma.  Or Texas.

2 years, 3 months ago on Those Texas Fellas Sure Are Tough

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Man, at some point don't you start wondering when the concern switches from "leaving a pitcher in for too long" to "why isn't anyone in the bullpen capable of pitching to more than one batter per outing?"

 

On the other hand, at least last night they kept the point spread down to single digits...so they've got that going for them.  Which is nice.

2 years, 3 months ago on Those Texas Fellas Sure Are Tough

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