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  1. drbretto

    Dustin Pedroia Retrospective

    Absolutely a Red Sox HoFer. Zero question of that in my mind. I agree with the bunch saying he definitely would have been the real HoF had it not been for injuries. I don't want to stop the Machado hate, but but it wasn't just him. Pedroia's play style was his best and worst trait. He was always...
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    So can SoSH talk about Deflategate again?

    No on this scale, and this fast. This was another level. This was the first sign that things are different, fundamentally. The way information travels is diffferent.
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    So can SoSH talk about Deflategate again?

    No bullshit, deflategate was a fascinating phenomenon for me. As a curious person. In fact, it was my first large-scale example of watching an emergent "truth" come from nothing. It's a really, really interesting worldwide science experiment. It's basically the same effect that brings us flat...
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    Mets Scandals

    In the history of mankind, has the 60th message ever finally done it? I'm glad people think that's weird because it super is. I mean, I can totally wrap my mind around the idea that it's common, but it's fucking weird. Also, that picture should be in "people who look guilty"
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    MLB umpire Brian O'Nora arrested in sex sting operation

    Oops, thought this was the People Who Look Guilty thread.
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    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    It will actually be difficult to explain to anyone outside of this fandom at that time just how important it was.
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    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    16 years and counting and still the greatest pure sports thing I've ever seen. Some day, some other team will come back from 3-0, it's just inevitable. But it won't be the same. For one, it won't feel impossible because everyone will be reminded of who did it. It won't end up killing an 86...
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    Root root root for the **** team

    LA all the way for me. Fenway West. Then SD Then anyone but the Yankees and Astros. Then a cancelled season Then aliens attack and turn Earth into a living hell Then that hell freezes over Then the Yankees. Then the Astros.
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    Manfred: 16-team postseason likely to stay as “an overwhelming majority” of owners endorsed the concept before COVID

    Just imagine the first time a 100 win team loses in the first round to a team under .500 in a short series. It doesn't just make the season meaningless, it makes the playoffs more of a crap shoot. It undermines basically everything. So, now in recent years we have a WS cheating scandal where...
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    Red Sox pitching carousel thread (our pitching is HISTORICALLY bad)

    Haven't been watching the games, but saw Houck's highlights on Facebook. Damn this dude has some video game stuff. View: https://www.facebook.com/39399781765/posts/10157447037996766/
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    You honestly believe that people are just "searching" for outrage here? Have you noticed any, say, racial tension in the population lately?
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    Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman suspended for on-air homophobic epithet

    I used to be in this same camp, fwiw. Hugely leery about mob mentality. But, I decided to wait until I saw someone being actually unfairly being "cancelled" or whatever people are calling it these days, and it just isn't happening. You said yourself this particular dude is totally guilty. The...
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    Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman suspended for on-air homophobic epithet

    There is absolutely no chance this would just be forgotten. This guy is done.
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    Bard is back! (on the Rockies, not the Red Sox)

    I've actually always kinda wondered this. Is there a point of diminishing returns where a speed difference stops being effective? Or is there really just no time to react? Even if you're going from 55 to 95
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    Bard is back! (on the Rockies, not the Red Sox)

    Didn't catch that. Oops, wrong one again... FixING. I don't know why this is so hard, lol. It has the speed on the Google images search. Cuts it off in the post. I give up. It was 99
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    Bard is back! (on the Rockies, not the Red Sox)

    No Bard thread is complete without this gif:
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    2020 Pats: Is Cam Destined to Fail?

    Well, the quotes around "racist" suggest otherwise.
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    2020 Pats: Is Cam Destined to Fail?

    Overzealous fans will be talking about football and the racists will be complaining about the kneeling. If they're winning, they will not be as vocal. If they're not, they will. I honestly do not understand either of your reactions to my post. It's really not that wild of a take. Both of you...
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    2020 Pats: Is Cam Destined to Fail?

    I never said it did. That's quite the leap there. I said it's be good for the region to have someone front and center who would kneel. If he's successful on the football field, he will be embraced, and that's good for the message. If he doesn't perform well on the field, it will expose more...
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    2020 Pats: Is Cam Destined to Fail?

    As a NH resident and Facebook comment reader, there's absolutely nothing I'd love more than to see the Patriots quarterback kneeling before every game. If he's successful, it's a huge win for normalizing BLM. If not, he'll make it easier to pick out the racists.