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  1. Pitt the Elder

    6/9 - Finals Game B vs. DAL - 48 > 40

    Two TOs away from a quadruple double.
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    At least five players facing lifetime ban for betting

    Isn't this supposed to be sports?
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    At least five players facing lifetime ban for betting

    The sports betting industry took in $11B in 2023 and it's projected to grow tremendously over the next decade, so it's easy to see why they do it, but that's a lot of money that would otherwise be in people's pockets. Gambling is the finest thing a person can do *if* he's good at it but most...
  4. Pitt the Elder

    Following Former Red Sox 2024...

    I just looked up and realized that, despite a 2.84 era, James Paxton's secondary pitching stats are absolutely falling off a cliff. The average velo on his 4-seam has dropped from 95.2 to 93.5, his k% has dropped almost in half (24.6% to 13.0%), his bb% has nearly doubled (8% to 13.0%), and...
  5. Pitt the Elder

    5/15 - G5 vs. CLE - Gentleman's Sweep

    Garland has done this before, hasn't he? It looks like a really easy kind of play to take a "dive" on.
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    Following Former Red Sox 2024...

    In a decade or two, I bet his story makes a good bio pic.
  7. Pitt the Elder

    The Tommy John Epidemic

    How much better does Spider Tack let pitchers pitch than the harder grip they're using to compensate now? And now much harder does that make it for hitters? I want to see baseball's best players (pitchers included) perform at high levels and not get devastating injuries. If the tradeoff is a...
  8. Pitt the Elder

    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    I didn't see this mentioned in any of the stories, but what are the chances that the Feds will be able to recover any of the $16M+ that Mizuhara stole?
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    Shohei Ohtani’s attorneys accuse interpreter of ‘massive theft’ tied to alleged gambling

    Am I reading this right that he made bets that totaled $324M?? That's more than the payroll of any team in baseball. His losing bets were more than the payrolls of 19 teams in baseball. You win some and you fucking lose some, eh?
  10. Pitt the Elder

    Feats of Mookie - 2024 Angst & Awe

    I love Mookie, still my favorite baseball player in MLB. Rather than peppering the former Sox thread with highlights of his 2024 season, I figured I'd start a thread to give this forum a place to discuss his performance and all the emotions it brings to the surface. He's, uh, off to a good...
  11. Pitt the Elder

    Following Former Red Sox 2024...

    Barnes might need a personal injury attorney. I hear these guys are good: View: https://youtu.be/rfqY0XrVLMo?feature=shared
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    Shohei Ohtani is an LA Dodger: 10 years/$700 million

    This could be a pretty savvy move for Ohtani to maximize his lifetime earnings. How much more money will he make marketing his personal brand in the LA market if he's part of a perennial behemoth rather than just a very good to great team. World Series wins aren't bankable (see other thread)...
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    In play (runs)

    I don't know if we're keeping track of this somewhere, but this thread title has to be top 10 of all time.
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    Let's enjoy memories of the Red Sox of the past 20 years! What were your favorites (team/player/moment/etc)?

    My favorite years, in order: 2004 - speaks for itself 2013 - pure unexpected bliss 2018 - domination, best team I've ever seen 2007 - one of the four but it felt like gravy 2003 - hero's journey, nothing else happens without this My favorite players Pedro - the best ever, appointment viewing...
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    Tim Wakefield has passed away from brain cancer at 57 (10/1 update)

    I'm playing catch-up on this thread and chasing posts at this point but that look of determination on Wakes faces coupled with the *delicacy* with which he is holding the ball tells the entire story. He toiled to deliver art
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    Tim Wakefield has passed away from brain cancer at 57 (10/1 update)

    I wasn't paying attention and just turned on the pregame broadcast. I'm devastated.
  17. Pitt the Elder

    Tim Wakefield has passed away from brain cancer at 57 (10/1 update)

    Terrible news about Wake. One of my favorite Sox, I'm hoping for the best for him and his wife. And Wake was a revelation in 1995. When he was on his run, I remember there was some chatter he might run the Cy Young before he faded down the stretch.
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    Pssssssssst 2023

    Bummer for Burns but makes sense in a 0-0 tie where he's already pushing 110 pitches. If he was in the low 100s and his team was up 2-3 I bet he probably takes the mound in the 9th.
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    Pssssssssst 2023

    He's through 8 with 109 pitches.