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    Red Sox sign Marwin Gonzalez (1 year, 3 mil)

    This is a fine signing as long as everyone keeps their expectations in check, say a .235ish hitter. Unless Cora figures out a way to steal signs again, that is.
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    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    The Royals do have a lot of pitching in the upper minors. As someone who likes Benintendi on a lot of levels, some of them irrational, this could make a lot of sense.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    I find if I start the feed early I have better luck than jumping in right at faceoff. I'm guessing they prioritize feeds and the late comers get the short end or something, if that's even how it works. Also a lot of people probably gave up after the first game or two where it was really...
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    Dustin Pedroia Retrospective

    {my bad not how it works} Probably second to only Ortiz in terms of what he meant to the organization in my lifetime. Is the consensus that Machado's spiking him at 2nd is what ultimately ended his career, or is that my revisionist history? Edit: removed bad info
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    What SB do you want to see and why?

    As someone that has actually been rooting against Brady all season, 100% this. It's been a weird year.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Oh man I thought the NESN App was going to be my solution, with a friend's FiOS log-in. The feed is absolutely brutal - buffers literally every 15-30 seconds - and the features are wanting at best. You can't even rewind to see what was missed when it buffered, or to give enough leeway for the...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Re YTTV and NESN:
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    2020-2021 NBA Game Thread

    Lol I'm so glad he's not in Boston View:
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Their "Watch like a fan" tag line is feeling more and more dubious. Looked at Xfinity, starting cost that includes NESN is an additional $XX ontop of what we pay for internet now. Then add one up to $15 in gov't fees, up to $20 for local sports fees, other fees, and the cost of the set-top...
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    As I started looking into options for streaming NESN I came across this article from October, which makes it seem like YTTV dumped regional channels to save money during the pandemic and didn't really try to maintain the agreements. Of course this is just one side of the story, but it is...
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    20 best home runs in Red Sox history

    As a millennial Massachusetts native, 2003 was really the christening into the history and Red Sox (and baseball) fandom, and this was the high point. I was 16, and while I always liked sports, baseball had been more of a background in the lazy summer than an obsession. As I hit my teens that...
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    Marlins hire MLB's first female GM

    You're right... Went back and looked at the article I read and it actually said "Asian-American", so I guess they're differentiating since Zaidi is from Canada.