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  1. Shaky Walton

    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    Here’s a link to the Curse of the CHB. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/01/25/sports/nba-nhl-champions-same-city/
  2. Shaky Walton

    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    Have the Bruins or Celtics won since he wrote this? DAN SHAUGHNESSY The way the Bruins and Celtics are going, something very rare could happen in June By Dan Shaughnessy Globe Staff, Updated January 25, 2023, 8:15 a.m. There has never been a winter like this winter for our Boston Garden...
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    Best Celtics Place in NBA History

    I'll take the Old Garden over the new, generic one all day long. And as much as it pains me, I think the top 6 order is correct. Magic's 5-3 over Bird in the most important category is hard to dispute, as is the 2-1 head to head. It's not the only factor, but it does have a lot to do with...
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    Henry & Bloom booed at Winter Weekend

    I have no idea why. I am always courteous to service providers. If you equate Chaim Bloom's repeated bad decision making to a one time, likely very innocent mistake, then your math is way off.
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    Henry & Bloom booed at Winter Weekend

    I'll wear proudly griping about the decision making of Henry and Bloom over the past several years. Yes, they have hit on certain players and it's not all one way. But comparing the squad that Bloom inherited to the one he has now should make anyone who loves the Sox shake their head. I am...
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    Sox Sign Raimel Tapia

    Has he really? Who are they? Michael Wacha? Maybe, I guess. Who else? Fair point about this being a minor league deal so it doesn't much matter what his mindset is.
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    Sox Sign Raimel Tapia

    So many moves that Chaim Bloom makes feel like he's trying to find that diamond in the rough. Here we go again. That this is a minor league deal makes it less objectionable. But really, the Sox don't already have minor league depth with as much upside?
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    Do you think that Chaim Bloom came to Boston with a bad rap?

    So many Sox players, past and present, over the years have spoken about playing in front of passionate, caring and knowledgeable fans, at a banged out Fenway. And yes, Boston is an awesome city away from the park. I will give you the weather all day long.
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    Do you think that Chaim Bloom came to Boston with a bad rap?

    Few things are dumber than saying Boston fans are "entitled" or "spoiled." It makes no sense. Fans are ENTITLED to be critical. Speaking only for myself, I am at various times grateful, let down, happy and critical. I know that the odds of winning a title are low and the 12 titles in this...
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    Do you think that Chaim Bloom came to Boston with a bad rap?

    So witty! Thanks for playing. Let's see. As to the Bruins. pretty much no one got their level of success right. I'm OK with having underestimated them. I was right all year about the Patriots and pretty much nailed every game other than the Bears game, when I only wagered $25. I guess...
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    Trevor Story had surgery on his right UCL and is expected to miss time

    Rough justice. I think based on his uneven performance (reason for optimism and reason for concern) and the inherent volatility with many prospects that his success is kind of a jump ball. At least in 2023.
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    Do you think that Chaim Bloom came to Boston with a bad rap?

    I think Bloom is an unmitigated disaster. I think he is horrible at baseball, has poor judgment, is way over his skis and extremely indecisive, causing him to miss out on opportunities (this is admitteldy fueled by media speculation). His stunned reaction and depression over the Xander...
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    Trevor Story had surgery on his right UCL and is expected to miss time

    Sorry for the one liner but there is a point behind it...Have Trevor Story and Gordon Hayward ever been seen in the same place at the same time? The irony of this is thick for me and probably many others. In Bloom's shoes last off season, I would have paid up for Kyle Schwarber, signed...
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    Former Patriot Willie McGinest arrested in Los Angeles

    I have no inside knowledge. Willie might be a general douche bag. It would not surprise me. But that's not because I am a pessimist about human nature or the nature of professional athletes. It's because we really know very freaking little about the guys we celebrate and love, as players...
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    Red Sox sign Justin Turner

    Well said. This is a plus, and is also not a silver bullet. With respect to the covid/pictures comments, while it was arguably reckless and inconsiderate to do what he did, I think that in the immediate afterglow of a title (the end goal of years and years of professional toil), it's not...
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    Poll: Rate Your Faith in the Red Sox Front Office

    Poor writing on my part. I mean now. I do not believe that the Red Sox will be competitive in in 2023. And while the Sox, like many teams, including the Hated Yankees, who managed to make the playoffs, suffered a raft of injuries in 2022, I think many of Bloom's decisions and failures...
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    Poll: Rate Your Faith in the Red Sox Front Office

    That's a false choice. The mission was to improve the system and remain competitive. I don't know how much they really have improved the system. I know that people who earn their living evaluating such things say they have. That's a good thing. But I also know that it reality we wont know...
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    Poll: Rate Your Faith in the Red Sox Front Office

    I said nothing about JDM. I have no idea why he left though in his shoes, I would have, too. I mean based on what I know, which is not nearly everything. As to Devers, Pedro Martinenz said before Bogaerts left that if the Sox failed to sign him, that he thought Devers would read the tea...
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    Poll: Rate Your Faith in the Red Sox Front Office

    It's December. We're smack dab in the middle of the off season and free agency. The Red Sox 2023, as of now, team looks wildly inadequate. It's unclear to me how the Sox could possibly address their many holes through the remaining free agents and trades. We were told that this was going to...
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    Poll: Rate Your Faith in the Red Sox Front Office

    However you slice it, the fact remains that converting prospects into useful or star players is anything but a sure thing. And while it's not a fact, I think it's highly likely that the 2023 Red Sox will be a last place team, and would be in most any division. The talent dearth now is...