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  1. Hendu At The Wall

    Build an All-Star team with just your initials

    C - Dwight Lowry - 1.3 WAR 1B - Derek Lee - 34.5 WAR 2B - DJ LeMahieu - 26.5 WAR SS - Dick Lundy - 20.0 WAR 3B - Denny Lyons - 35.5 WAR LF - Danny Litwhiler - 18.6 WAR CF - Duffy Lewis - 21.2 WAR RF - Davey Lopes - 42.4 WAR DH - Adam LaRoche - 14.2 WAR (Like JD Drew, his actual first name is...
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    Tompa Bay: Tom Tom club

    Add 700 TDs and the record for most career completions to his list of accomplishments. Also, too, his second career OT TD (last one was 2003).
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    Least Favorite Red Sox Heroes

    Continuing the side track: One of my favorite bits of trivia is that JD Drew and Adam Laroche share the same first name.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    We'd all rather be watching Betts on the Sox in 2020 and most want the Sox to spend more in 2020. But let's assume the Sox will do the best deal to shed payroll. For those saying this is a bad deal and hoping the trade falls through: what's your specific proposal? Option A: Dodgers/Twins deal...
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    Ranking Cheating in Baseball

    I don't understand having betting as the least offence if this is also true. Betting on your own team to win can be as damaging to the integrity of the game, given that you are betting more or less (or nothing) on any given night. The pitching changes a manager makes are the most important...
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    2020 Playoffs: SoSH Predictions

    AFC Round 1: NE Over TEN BUF Over HOU Round 2: NE Over KC BUF Over BAL AFC Championship: NE Over BUF --- NFC Round 1: NO Over MIN SEA Over PHI Round 2: NO Over GB SEA Over SF NFC Championship: NO Over SEA Super Bowl LIV: NE 24 NO 23
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    2019 Playoff Seeding and Home Field Advantage Watch

    Re Texans: If the Pats lose to the Bills, the Texans have a shot at the bye regardless of the KC-CHI result in week 16. So if the Bills win this weekend, the Texans will be full throttle in week 17 even though odds for the bye would be poor (Jets, Miami and possibly Chargers would have to win.)...
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    Drew vs Tom vs Time

    Bumping this thread with a bit of forecasting. Passing TDs: TB12 is at 530 Brees is at 525 If healthy, both will pass Manning's 539 this year, probably in the next ~5 games. Should be interesting to see who does it first. Brady's about 2500 yards (2nd all time) behind Brees (1st) in pass yards.
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    I've never met you, and I don't post much, but... He has always been one of my favorite people here. His wit and point of view came through clearer than most. We'll miss him.
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    2019 MLB Draft - Red Sox tracker

    I ran a simulation on my strat-o-matic on this and the chances of people not knowing about this are 1 in 2,347,421. When we back out the bad games and cherry pick the good ones, we then have to do it for the comparison set. Even among AA Red Sox, not to mention the rest of AA, a 3.7 BB9 when...
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    RIP Bill Buckner

    Excactly this. And we'll never know, but... I'll always believe that Stanley wouldn't have beaten Mookie to first, and even if he had we were done anyway. You can listen to Eddie Andleman's call-in show after Game 6 on Youtube - Buckner wasn't even the main topic that very night. The error was...
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    Celebrating What Is: Ten Most Important Non-TB12 Players of the BB/TB Era

    1. Troy Brown 2. Adam Vinatieri 3. Dont'a Hightower 4. Kevin Faulk 5. Ty Law 6. Tedy Bruschi 7. Julian Edelman 8. Rob Gronkowski 9. Richard Seymour 10. Vince Wilfork (the bridge between 1st half and 2nd half) Can't believe I left out: McGinest, Harrison (helmet catch), Welker, Vrabel, Light...
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    Best 2018 Red Sox postseason moments

    I'm enjoying this "moment," saved just before Game One of the ALDS.
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    Lineup in NL Park for WS

    I think against Rich Hill you have to go with something like this: Betts Benintendi Pearce JD Bogaerts Nunez Kinsler Vazquez Porcello You could see a double switch (at catcher or Holt for Kinsler) or a straight up pinch hit depending on the situation and match-up. Cora has said he likes...
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    Mike'd Up: The Mike Francesa Show

    Says the Yankees should trade Stanton, but thinks Dodgers are the only possible trade partner. Really, really wants Daniel Murphy. "Perfect fit for this team... even though he's just a first baseman/DH at this point."
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    ALDS vs. MFY—Buckle Up

    Just like Game 7 2004 at the old Toilet. I hope they never learn.
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    Celebrating what is

    Brady and the Pats have had 4th quarter drives that either tied the game or gave them the lead in 7 of 8 Super Bowls.
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    Yahoo Mail Missing From Folders

    I may be able to help, since I work for a company under the same corporate umbrella. Can you message me with: Your name The Yahoo ID (i.e. Their best contact phone number and an alternate email address A brief summary of the issue I will forward the issue to an internal...
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    What is your all time favorite Red Sox-Yankees regular season series.

    Agree on apex being July 23-25, 2004, but this was a good one: April 24-26, 2009 Game 1: Jason Bay ties it with a 2-out 2-run shot off Mariano Rivera, Sox win in 11 (YOUK) Game 2: Comeback from down 6-0 with heroics from Mike Lowell, Sox win 16-11 Game 3: Ellsbury steals home off Pettitte...
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    Red Sox bar The Riviera in NYC is closing

    Looks like the Riviera is going to be closing August 31st. For those not familiar, this is probably considered the main Red Sox bar in Manhattan. From the article: "The Riviera might look like just another sports bar, and a Boston Red Sox bar at that, but it's much more. A classic hangout for...