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  1. Tharkin

    Reserving Judgment... But What Did the Sox Do and How Bad Will They Get Hit?

    I hear variations of this often enough that I must be thinking about this the wrong way. It seems to me that increasing grip is how you'd increase spin rate. Why does one thing increase grip but not spin rate, and another increases spin rate but not grip? Is it just a matter of the degree of...
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    Auction Item: Boston Garden Bruins Program, 1932, near mint

    Wow, both the program and the extra donation are such generous offerings from Monbo and DennyDoyle'sBoil. I'll bid $300.
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    World Series 2018--Red Sox vs. Dodgers

    If Mookie plays 2B, the pitchers are not allowed to let Machado on base. It'd be fun to watch though.
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    How Deep Into October Do the Sox Have to Go For You to Consider '18 to Have Been a Success?

    For me it's already been a successful season, and a really fun one. I can't remember a regular season team that was this interesting and enjoyable all the way through. Going out in the ALDS would be pretty disappointing finish--and extremely annoying if it's to the Yankees--but it wouldn't...
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    Ted Williams' 16 consecutive on-base streak

    Baseball lends itself so well to these cool little anecdotes and factoids. There's just such an enormous sample size of games/at-bats/events over such a long time that all sorts of crazy things happen, and you could never know them all. Also, the more I learn about Ted Williams the more he...
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    Boating life

    22' Pontoon Boat out at camp on Great Moose Lake in Hartland, Maine. Spent most of today on it with Tharkette, the Tharklings, and my step-father. Also 3 canoes, a handful of kayaks, and a rowboat with a little 4 hp outboard on it. The big boat is for cruising around and/or anchoring in the...
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    Blake wants to rake

    That would be a record.
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    Tom vs. Time

    Yeah, this is a good point. It's not like I personally am all up in arms against Reimer on TB's kid's behalf. If I heard it on the radio I'd just mentally roll my eyes and think "what an ass" and that would be it. But it's not surprising that the kid's Dad wants to call it out.
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    Tom vs. Time

    Others have answered better than I probably can, so I'll repeat the idea that it's not like the show is centered on the family stuff and that's the major thing that's being used to humanize TB12 (the person and the brand.) If part of the goal of the show is increased relatability, which is...
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    Tom vs. Time

    I get what you're saying, but I think the idea that he brought this on himself on himself by using his family as props in a Kardashian-like spectacle is pretty severely overstating things. These shows don't come across that way to me, but I guess we see them differently. It's true that he...
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    Tom vs. Time

    The part with Tom House near the beginning was fantastic. I was watching this in my garage, standing up and mimicking the motions and adjustments that they were doing on screen, and damn if I didn't feel the same things when I changed my arm slots--this way pulls your head to the side, holding...
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    Pine tar & Pitches or Pitchforks & torches: The John Farrell Poll

    I voted rehire because I think he's overall more OK than terrible. But if the club hires someone they believe to be a legitimate upgrade, as opposed to change for the sake of change, that's cool too. I do wish things had worked out where Lovullo got the job back then or stuck around to get it now.
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    David Ortiz will retire at end of 2016 season.

    Despite an entire season to come to terms with it, I can't believe that was Papi's last game. I want him to come back. I want him to retire and enjoy the hell out of the awesome life he's got coming post-baseball. I don't know what I want, but I know that I feel very fortunate to have watched...
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    The Sonsofsamhorn.com Rises

    I'll chime in to say that if you'd like to help but aren't sure you have applicable skills, the .com folks can probably find something for you to do. I told them "I can't write or edit, I don't know anything about making websites, and I'm not knowledgeable enough to do any real analysis. But I...
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    Want Pliny? Help My Godson get a Kidney

    No beer yet here either. I wasn't going to say anything because really, the beer isn't what's important, but until your reply to Byrdbrain I hadn't considered that maybe it was sent and not delivered, which I suppose someone ought to know about. I did get a pin and ticket, but the $100...
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    White Sox Fan Posting Here- Would you do this trade?

    Is there any single player worth both Betts and Bogaerts right now? Trout starts getting paid next year and becomes ungodly expensive in 2018. I don't think there's anyone else I'd even give a moment's thought about.
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    Major SOSH Upgrade, November 2015

    You guys are killing it with these avatars. Good stuff.
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    Want Pliny? Help My Godson get a Kidney

    My donation is in. Whatever happens beer-wise is fine.  Very cool to see all the notes from Sosh in the donation comments.   Edit: If you end up drawing names for a beer raffle add another prize and I'll send a couple of bottles of whatever Maine Beer Co. IPAs I can get ahold of at that time.
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    Report: This is Don Orsillo's last season

    Bummer, I like Don. As others have said, he's better than most. Hopefully this is him getting a better job. I think O'Brien would be pretty good. I really hope NESN doesn't bring in a "character."