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  1. uk_sox_fan

    The First Sixth of the Season is complete... how dey doin'?

    With last night's scrappy, if somewhat ugly, come-back win against the Rays the Sox salvaged the finale of the Series and picked up their ML best 20th win of the season. It's been a bit of a slip down from the heady days of 17-2 and with their uncouth rivals in the midst of a 9-game winning...
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    Since the All-Star Break the Sox have played uninspiring ball. They salvaged a 4-4 homestand against NY and Toronto and just completed an anemic West Coast swing through Anaheim and Seattle at 2-4. They've scored 48 runs (3.10 runs/9inn) and allowed 50 (3.18 runs/9inn) and all this came on the...
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    Brian Johnson to start Tuesday vs Tor

    Per Alex Speier ERod is headed out on paternity leave and so misses his start tomorrow. Ben Taylor gets the call up today with Brian Johnson taking his place tomorrow and likely getting the start. In other news JBJ is going to play 5 innings tomorrow for the PawSox, 9 innings on Wed, rest...
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    Dylan Bundy found a slider

    FanGraphs has an intriguing article on Dylan Bundy's domination of the Blue Jays Wednesday night. as well as a podcast that features him prominently...
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    The Kids are Alright

    The Sox are rarely known for their youth but this year, with old men Koji and Papi leaving town and retiring, it seems that only the kids are around to lead the team. The average ages of the pitchers and hitters won't be known until the season ends but this looks to be the roster with the...
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    This year's Sandy Léon?

    If you happen to be watching this Friday's WBC opener for Team USA vs Colombia keep an eye out for Jhonathan Solano, a non-roster invitee to the Nationals' spring training camp. Solano will be fighting Philadelphia's Jorge Alfaro and KC's NRI Meibrys Viloria for catching duties but he seems to...
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    Is 51 > 49? Choose your favorite child!

    , After a great game, an historic game even, it's natural to call what you've just witnessed as the 'greatest' or 'best' or 'most incredible' thing you've ever seen. But sitting back in your easy chair by the fire with your dog at your feet and a glass of Macallan 18 swirling in your hand, it's...
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    Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    Absolutely horrendous news - one of the most exciting talents in the game wiped out. RIP.