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  1. notmannysfault

    Baseball Drills (Covid-19 Version)

    we're doing a very simple drill that I am surprised noone has mentioned. the broomstick drill. granted we have an aluminum "stickball" bat and a 12 dollar set of 75 tiny whiffle balls, but for my son, who has an excellent eye and technique, this is challenging and keepd him engaged. we do...
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    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    if/when they do resume, they aren't going to push the WS into November.... they're simply going to play a 130 (or 120 or 80) game schedule...subject to resumption date. edit: as stated above, my bad.
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    Reserving Judgment... But What Did the Sox Do and How Bad Will They Get Hit?

    I know our Yankee fan mods... have an innate conflict of interest, but my God... (btw, why does my phone auto cap God?) anyhow, back to topic... 1. the Sox, in 2003 and 2004 had the best teams in MLB. many of us were here (or with each other for that matter) enjoying the most...
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    I think the majesty lies in the approximately 9.0 : 1.0 : 0.5 ratio, no? I mean, talk about pitching with a purpose...did he ever put a guy on base when he didn't mean to? never seemed like it... I will admit, I used to come back to Boston and pay extra just to see him live several times...
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    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    A melodramatic but interesting response I can't say this means much, but if I were a member of the 'Stros organization, this would hit me right in the soul. Then I would go home to my Lamborghini(s), lavish vacations, personal chef etc...but for a couple minutes, it would occur to me that...
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    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    Evans. I later tried to jump on the Manny train and pretended I had a new favorite player...and I enjoyed Manny, to be certain, but looking back, it's not even close. Hearing that the Sox would not be offering Dwight Evans what I assumed to be his final, one year deal... absolutely broke my...
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    RIP Stiffy and condolences to Cathy and family. I remember the original controversy and confusion, when we gained redsoxstiff and redsoxbrain. Stiffy stood the test of time, and was one of the only posters who defied conventional wisdom...posting in his own inimitable style and insisting that...
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    Green Fields of the Mind

    I know that this is somewhat unpatriotic of me, but the only year this post didn't hurt was 2004. I went to Cheri's party at the Lantana (iirc) and the group joy kept me warm all winter. Complete satisfaction and joy with my friends (specifically from SoSH) kept me warm for all of the...
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    Can I do a bit of recruiting for a 10U AAU baseball team for the upcoming season? (RI/Southern MA)

    oh for fucks sake, "make the adult decision". totally out of scope purely personal ad hominem attack, what the hell happened to this place? I actually need to respond by saying "what kind of moron tells someone else how to parent their own children on an internet message board?" I'll do you...
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    Can I do a bit of recruiting for a 10U AAU baseball team for the upcoming season? (RI/Southern MA)

    thanks for all of the responses, shall I take all of them as a "no".. in terms of offering an additional player who is hungry to pitch? there were a lot of inferences drawn from my original post, some of which are even relevant. all I can add is as follows: none of these kids will refuse if...
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    Can I do a bit of recruiting for a 10U AAU baseball team for the upcoming season? (RI/Southern MA)

    My son wants to play year round. Surprisingly, a lot of kids do too. He played town all stars last summer then he just kind of...waited for spring. This year he tried out for and was offered a spot on a 10U AAU baseball team that chooses kids selectively instead of taking everyone and...
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    David Ortiz on the mend: shooting and recovery

    so sick of the current state of affairs, existentially, right now. read this thread from the beginning and am starting to experience some form of relief. that said, the entire notion of this shit.../vomit.
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    The World Series and Me

    the CIA doesn't make allowances for the world series? good luck in your mission. I hope your IP is well-masked.
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    ALCS Game 5 Pitching Predictions

    Weighing in: Price surprises with 4 deservedly earned runs over five IP, and: the Sox eff with Mr. Upton and explode for 11. Kimbrel rests, but Erod and or Hembree are overused (waah), and Barnes may get another inning of arm tax depending on event sequence. And then tonight around 12:00 or...
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    Mookieference Call in ALCS Game 4

    This is all so fascinating. Let me clarify: white shirt has his left hand *clearly* in play, but his right hand appears to be (IMO) in the home run area. If I am Stretch Armstrong reaches back ten rows to make a catch while holding other hand directly on the warning track, is he interfering...
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    Mookieference Call in ALCS Game 4

    My only point is that, while trying to be an "interferer" of sorts and extending one or more parts of his body into into the field, White Shirt failed in that his actions (in my view) are not the ones at issue here.
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    Mookieference Call in ALCS Game 4

    I enjoy the call. I will take the call. But I think the area in which Mookie was interfered with belongs to those fans. The fact that some "Bartman-esque" fellow was leaning on the yellow is irrelevant. In short: The call on the field was, in my opinion, wrong. But that said, it was not...
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    Are you worried about the Red Sox?

    As for the division, let's just say I'm not as concerned as I was when this thread was originated. And also very satisfied by the162ish-game investment of my time in and the emotional attention given to a child's game played by men, this being my 36th go round (full disclosure..I did not pay...
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    The Green Fields of the Mind

    it's funny because I feel like the World Series wins really do keep you warm every winter. But every other year...this. Thanks Sheri.
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    Time for a rebuild?

    Brian Fellows is definitely a reasonable response in these tough times. Does a team that trusts Doug FIster (who I love for his contribution this year) in the deciding game of an 0-2 series with Rick Porcello as the primary form of relief seriously have designs on winning the series as opposed...