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Pitchers used to go from pen to starting games back to the pen all. the. time.
This Joba/Hughes stuff is the epitome of small sample size.
That said, not letting Bard pitch the ninth is beyond stupid.
2 years, 11 months ago on One Day at a Time
6ks, 1 BB and no HRs is not being bitch-slapped. Maybe if there wern't ancient statues on the left side of the infield.
3 years ago on How D’ya Like Me Now?
I believe it was the third save attempt. Two yesterday. 1 today.
3 years ago on The First Time Is Always The Hardest
The problem with keeping Tim Wakefield for depth, is that when you need him...it's Tim Wakefield pitching. Along with John Lackey, when you count the numerous unearned runs..they were literally the worst pitchers in the AL last year.
3 years, 4 months ago on “If You Don’t Sign Tim Wakefield He’ll Go Win 15 Games Somewhere Else. Then Learn to Fly. Then Do a Cop Buddy Flick with Jackie Chan…”
With all due respect...I thought the point of going to a baseball game was to have fun. So if people are singing 'Sweet Caroline' even though their team is losing...arn't they having fun? No one makes you pay attention to them. No one makes me take my hat off during GBA.
From the 'i'm secretly a hypocrite dept.': I do hate when jackasses wave at the camera and grin and yuk it up when they catch an opposing team's HR ball.
3 years, 6 months ago on Shaughnessy Speaks
Good ol Boston...Rivera will go out on a white horse being paid what he deserves. Papi, who should be a greater hero to Boston, will be lowballed and should that happen, I hope he shows up in pinstripes next year and says "You entitled, spoiled MFers didn't want me....oh and Jaba, he say fuck you."
Yeah, I said it.
3 years, 6 months ago on A Rare Critical Story About Big Papi
@SoxFaninMD What did they say about Pedro?
3 years, 6 months ago on What Happened in the Red Sox Clubhouse?
@VJ in Stuttgart No a thousand times to Wake. Count his billion unearned runs and he's right up there with Lackey as the worst pitcher in the league. Keeping him around means he has to be used when a pitcher goes down and I'd rather that pitcher at least actually be replacement level.
3 years, 6 months ago on You Won’t Have Tito Francona To Kick Around Any More
@English Sox Fan I haven't changed teams, I just dumped them. I don't know if you follow other American sports, but i also dumped the Canucks and the Raiders a while back for various reasons. Now I don't really follow hockey or gridiron.
@English Sox Fan I despise almost all the Boston Media except Amalie, but with the exception of Shank, they've been pretty dead-on.
"Rangers and Rays gonna dogfight for 7 games"
That would be some trick
What's lost in all this stink is we may have seen the last AB of Big Papi. Big Papi! There should be a giant gold statue of him in CF, but instead all I hear is..."enh, maybe we can lowball him, and if not...enh.."Geek reference: The Red Sox are like the Genesis Project in Star Trek, constructed with explosive short-cut materials, and now the whole thing has blown up. Well, the Bad Olde Days should be entertaining at least.
@English Sox Fan nope.
@English Sox Fan@red sox chic
I don't know if that's accurate. The team has definitly entered "Dumpable Zone". *I* wouldn't and never would unless they Built a new park, traded Pedey and changed team colors...but they are very fan-suspendable, and can see how some would dump them.I dumped Newcastle for their treatment of Sir Bobby, the entitled fanbase, and the constant buying of ex-Leeds thugs....and laughed and laughed at their misfortunes.
My new wallpaper
@Sox in the Desert Tito certainly has failings, but frankly this team doesn't deserve him.
I'm sure it was a matter of not being able to raze the roster enough to make a difference to Tito.
3 years, 6 months ago on Because, as Papa Jack Used to Say, “Somebody Got to Pay”
@English Sox Fan Maybe we can find someone who'll bring in faith healers
3 years, 6 months ago on Oh, The Humanity
3 years, 6 months ago on How I’m Feeling Right Now, as Succinctly Explained by Charlton Heston
Mr. Ellsbury would like me to relate the following statement,
"Dear Red and Denton...or is it Denton and Red? I can never figure that out. Thank you for your kind words of support. I'm a big fan of SG and come here every day
....It is at this point I should remind you of your 'Soft" and "Gutless" comments from last year and also remind you that said comments are going to cost Red Sox Nation at least 21 Million a year.
Again, thank you for your kind words. Yours always. Jacoby Ellsbury."
3 years, 6 months ago on Jacoby Ellsbury Apologizes for Ruining Your October Plans
Funny as always, but given Cashman's candid Costanza act this season, I'd eventually like to see a Headwarmer-Cashman dialogue where he puts the headwarmer in it's place.
3 years, 6 months ago on The Cashman-Headwarmer Dialogues: Because Everything Is Always Revealed at the End of the Season
Told you not to bet on these Balt games esf.
3 years, 6 months ago on Two and a Half Men
3 years, 7 months ago on Meet the Feebles
@English Sox Fan Yanks definitly have their work cut out for them...all this talk about a Yanks-Sox ALCS. I don't think the Yanks make it to the ALCS.
3 years, 7 months ago on I Still Want the East
@English Sox Fan There are certain Sox games I'd bet against, and be thrilled to lose money. ..I guess that isn't a very productive strategy.
@English Sox Fan Against Wake...against. And betting against the O's at this point in the season is folly, when Buck is salivating and has been fisting the Rays and now the Angels. Not saying Sox won't win, but those arn't betting games. The lines in Vegas games have been crazy lately and Ill bet a lot of rose-tinted Sox fans have lost their houses.
@JohnWhitaker win not when, sorry its early
@JohnWhitaker Not really. When Sox when more than 1 in 3 games...something they haven't done in 3 weeks, may be can set our sights a little higher
@English Sox Fan Don't do it. Make all your money Sunday.
@BB.13 *I* was never never ready to anoint Bard. I DID pile on Paps for being genuinely bad last year, but people have been riding his jock since 2008. And I've been defending him.
I did get pretty mad over his pitch selection at the end of 2009.
3 years, 7 months ago on Just When You Thought It Was Safe
I've had back spasms. It took about 90 seconds to walk across a street. And Drew's finger is broken with the ligament torn off the bone. Youk is looking like Mike Lowell, so it's probably better to sit him and let Lowrie play.
But there's no reason to rip you. I rip Tito for getting Papelbon into 7 innings in the last 25 games. I blame Tito and Theo for a billion things that are all starting to add up.
I'm watchin the Rays smack around the O's, hopefully later I'll watch King Felix drop the hammer on the Yanks.
3 years, 7 months ago on Tonight, Let’s Enjoy Football
You can steal this if you want Denton
3 years, 7 months ago on Ten Years After
3 years, 7 months ago on April Again?
Enh...it wasn't that hot. Texas will be much much hotter.
3 years, 8 months ago on Lesterized
Always loved that clip
3 years, 8 months ago on Great Parenting Skills
I read Yankee-Rivera-panic threads. Keeps me warm.
3 years, 8 months ago on Things I Do to Survive Red Sox Off-Days
@Nikki in Denver Actually Sutcliffe (who needed to STFU all game) lobbed Boone some 2003 softball and Boone wouldn't bite.
Sutcliffe: Both teams (Yanks and Red Sox) want to win the division. Neither wants to open on the road in Texas or LA. And you know the Red Sox don't want to be in New York for game 7! hehhMMMMMMMM!!!?......
Boone: Uhmmm...actually they did pretty well in 2004.
3 years, 8 months ago on “Because Timmy’s 200th Should Happen at Fenway” or “Assaultalamacchia!”
Goddamn Tito is an overmanaging machine
3 years, 8 months ago on Do It For Timmy!
Not spamming, just seeing if we can post animated gifs on livefyre...if it works, then this is how this ump makes me feel
@English Sox Fan@Chris in LA ahhh...i remember the days when i could bet online in England from the US
3 years, 8 months ago on The Battle For First
Apparently all Ellsbury needed to *really* take off was that apology.
Frankly I'm going to be sad if Bautista doesn't win MVP. The Ells-Pedroia-AGon 'groupthink' saddens me cause they're really not even close to Joey Bats. His slugging and his OBP are both about 40 points higher than the closest player. And if you use the it's not "Best player" it's MVP...then the fact that we're even talking about three Red Sox MVP's belies that.
No offense, really.
3 years, 8 months ago on Walk-Off Win: Redux
@Sox in the Desert I was more nervous that Jacoby would get a rib broken.
3 years, 8 months ago on Walk-Off Win
@BB.13 Can you imagine the shitstorm if a Red Sox player broke Santana's leg again?
Like you said....Salty should have been dead with that chugging stride of his, but being marginally faster than Varitek made the difference. Amazing, one of Tito's weird pinch runs came through.
Apology accepted, Captain Red.
Now of you'll just forward the extra 10 mill Jacoby and Boras are going to want for your and 10 million other fans 'lack of faith'...that'd be great.
3 years, 8 months ago on The Adventures of Ellsbury ‘n’ Elf: When a Blogger Calls
@Nikki in Denver@stevemac33@Fla Beck/Becky
Garza on the Sox...Ocho and Haynesworth on the Pats...will the Celts be trading for Kobe?
3 years, 8 months ago on Hello, Rich Harden. And Good Bye.