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  1. SidInOC

    Red Sox AAA depth

    I got the info from the Red Sox web site injury report. It says May at the earliest: "INF Adalberto Mondesi (torn right ACL) Expected return: May at earliest Mondesi estimates he is running at 80-85 percent. He is participating in all baseball activities. The infielder estimated that he will...
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    Red Sox AAA depth

    Why not put Mondesi on the 60day IL? He is out for at least a month.
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    2022 HOF Candidates: Ortiz and Papelbon First Time on Ballot

    Baseball is in a lockout with an uncertain future. We are in the worst pandemic in a century with an uncertain future. Our politics are FUBAR with an uncertain future. Anxieties abound. And then Big Papi comes up with another clutch hit to restore optimism. I am old enough to have seen...
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    Red Sox acquire Ian Kinsler

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    This is the best Red Sox team...ever.

    Not sure where to ask this question, so I stuck it here. Who goes down when the injured return to action? I expect that Pedroia, Wright, and Vasquez will not return until after Sept. 1 (if at all for DP), but as I calculate it, we still have three players who could return before 9/1 for only...
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    Who is the first Red Sox First Baseman you can remember?

    Billy Goodman. July 1, 1951. The Sox lost 2-5 in NY, Lopat defeating Parnell in lineups that featured Ted W., Joe and Dom DiMaggio, Berra, Doerr, Pesky, et al. . My very first MLB baseball game, and I was almost 8 years old.
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    What is your all time favorite Red Sox-Yankees regular season series.

    July 9-July 13, 1959. After losing a makeup game in NY, the action shifted to Fenway for a FIVE game series. The Yanks were pretty formidable (Mantle, Berra, Bauer, Turley, Larsen etc.) and the Sox were pretty weak, but they got hot that week. The Sox swept the series 14-3, 8-5, 8-4 (10), 7-3...
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    Frank Malzone RIP

    One of the great thrills of my youth came on a week long visit to my family in Newton in 1959. I attended several games of the 5 game Red Sox series against the Yanks. Although the Sox finished fifth that year, the 5 game sweep moved the MFYs from 41-38 to 41-43 and knocked them out of the...