A Must Read for all Forum Regulars...HUMOR!

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    A Must Read for all Forum Regulars...HUMOR!


    The river of tears deluging Boston sports talk/chat by inconsolable Titoites has reached lamentable and epic proportions. The tsunami of whining heard by EEI callers reached record levels today when enraged Conaheads demanded full statements of apologies and/or support for the sacked ex-manager by all current/former players. Apparently the news that Francona himself quit after admitting he lost control of his own players has either not seeped in or been misunderstood by this devastated group of Boston Red Sox fans.

    In the history of managerial changes, there has been almost no precedent of any player issuing a personal statement countering a decision by his team to terminate a former employee. Undeterred nonetheless, this snubbing of Tito is further proof to many of a grand conspiracy to replace Francona with a leader that will promote such despicable practices as staying in shape, playing small ball, hitting the cut-off man, not throwing old men to the ground, running the bases hard, and drinking beer only when the game is over.


    Francona followers who frequent BDC have gathered every night outside of Fenway Park since the resignation holding lit candles and reciting baseball.com references while clutching their rosaries adorned with images of Francona’s bald head. A man who identified himself as Roy seethed in barely controlled fury explaining his feelings of anger now that someone named Andre-Mitch had bested him. Another Franconaphile, who called himself Harness, said he would refuse to acknowledge any information regarding Francona’s performance as manager that did not acknowledge that he was in fact a baseball wizard and therefore immortal and infallible. Refusing to speak on the record was a man in the shadows who was busy compiling a list of enemies - however sources later told us his name is either Kim or Pike, and that he uses many aliases and knows where we live. Another man, simply named Moon - spoke in catatonic cadence, able to mouth only the sounds SEE Ra.


    Some in Red Sox chat community however are not so demoralized. The Red Sox front office today received a package from a concerned fan, Bosox1941, suggesting the successor to Francona. When the long envelope was opened, a photograph of famous Hollywood chimp J. Fred Muggs with the words, “I’m ready” was revealed. Another fan who refused to be identified by the Herald stated that the managerial change was caused by “The Big O.” When asked to elaborate, he referred us to his "Dad". A more reasoned opinion was offered by Lloyd Dobler who stated that he loved Francona and would miss him but, “London Calling is still the greatest fukking album of all time!” There were a few others who wanted to get on record on Francona’s dismissal but were devoured by a giant flame breathing reptile. Even babies were represented at the watering hole for jilted Sox fanatics. "Babyspace loves the all things Red Sox" said her beaming father, wearing a Bill Lee jersey. Babyspace was attired in a cute authentic non-pink Sox hat. He claimed her first words were, "I hate Don Zimmer."  


    Regardless of all the mental anguish caused by this beloved icon’s firing (shhh don’t tell them that) baseball would carry on in Beantown. A poster identified as Georom4 reminded all Sox fans that there is no crying in baseball. “The players are all richer than us and they will never have to make ends meet by selling sausage grinders in the summertime to pay the bills - like I thought Pedroia was going to have to do”. “In the end…” said admitted Yankee fan Jessyeric, “The baseball you make is equal to the bunts you lay”

     
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    Re: There is no Francona whining in baseball - PART II

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    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    did you even read this? gee whiz
     
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    Re: There is no Francona whining in baseball - PART II

    My apologies, Geo, I'll admit I didn't. Jumped to a conclusion, and I apologize.
    I'll admit, it's damn funny.
    Again, sorry.

    Embarassed
     
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    Re: A Must Read for all Forum Regulars...HUMOR!

    I renamed this thread - hopefully some will enjoy it and lighten up the mood a bit!
     
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    Well written and funny. It is a shame that the Francona's method of treating his players like mature adults instead of being a drill sargeant didnt work. It did work in previous years but not in 2011. The players could have respected their manager but apparently many choose not to. The perfect mix of players wasn't there. I'm sure that it happens on other teams also.
     
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    I am OOOOOOFENDED!
     
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    I'm a dark horse running on a dark race course. I'm a blue moon since I stepped out of the womb. I've been a cool jerk just looking for the source. I'm a dark horse..


    Excellent G

     
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    I'm just curious whether georom and  BOSOX1941 have stopped dancing and partying since the announcement...how long before we get to hear them second guess the next manager?

    In any event, I am ready for a change because I do concur with some of the criticisms of Tito, in that he trusted too much in the players to both stay in shape and police themselves...it seems that that trust was the final nail in his coffin out of town.

     
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    Thanks for including me in your story, and for not mentioning me by name.

    You are truly a Francona style poster, very fair, very entertaining. I've heard you don't like to sacrifice, too.

     
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    [QUOTE]I'm just curious whether georom and  BOSOX1941 have stopped dancing and partying since the announcement...how long before we get to hear them second guess the next manager? In any event, I am ready for a change because I do concur with some of the criticisms of Tito, in that he trusted too much in the players to both stay in shape and police themselves...it seems that that trust was the final nail in his coffin out of town.
    Posted by Soxdog67[/QUOTE]

    I actually havent done to much chorttling.. I'm sort of disgusted by the way Francona's own players treated him - he really did deserve better but we are not dealing with rocket scientists apparently- I guess they do need to have someone tell them to not drink during games, support their teammates, and to get in shape if they are a pro ballplayer. I also went out of my way to say how classy I thought he handled his situation (much better than his supporters on bdc) but don't let that fact get in the way of casting judgement on us all who were right about his managing style.
     
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    Am I not famous enough yet to be in your story? 3,600+ posts don't get me anywhere? LOL I've also been surprised at some of the morose Sox fans. Ran into a guy wearing a Sox hat in the checkout line at Lowes the other day. I identified myself as a Sox fan and said "tough year" or something, and it was like pulling teeth to even get much more than a grunt out of him. I told him I liked Tito, but that I thought it was time for a change. Didn't say a word, just sort of shook his head like he agreed, yet didn't agree and didn't want to talk about it. Dunno, I'm the kind of person that likes to pull the good out of the bad, and I still think this will work to our favor in the long run. I said as much to him, and didn't get much reaction.
     
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    I'm offended you didn't mention me g.
     
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     BRAVO! Very funny. Perhaps, maybe could be the best thing you ever penned around here, for you to do any better, I guess we'll just have to wait til next year.
     
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    [QUOTE]The river of tears deluging Boston sports talk/chat by inconsolable Titoites has reached lamentable and epic proportions. The tsunami of whining heard by EEI callers reached record levels today when enraged Conaheads demanded full statements of apologies and/or support for the sacked ex-manager by all current/former players. Apparently the news that Francona himself quit after admitting he lost control of his own players has either not seeped in or been misunderstood by this devastated group of Boston Red Sox fans. In the history of managerial changes, there has been almost no precedent of any player issuing a personal statement countering a decision by his team to terminate a former employee. Undeterred nonetheless, this snubbing of Tito is further proof to many of a grand conspiracy to replace Francona with a leader that will promote such despicable practices as staying in shape, playing small ball, hitting the cut-off man, not throwing old men to the ground, running the bases hard, and drinking beer only when the game is over. Francona followers who frequent BDC have gathered every night outside of Fenway Park since the resignation holding lit candles and reciting baseball.com references while clutching their rosaries adorned with images of Francona’s bald head. A man who identified himself as Roy seethed in barely controlled fury explaining his feelings of anger now that someone named Andre-Mitch had bested him. Another Franconaphile, who called himself Harness, said he would refuse to acknowledge any information regarding Francona’s performance as manager that did not acknowledge that he was in fact a baseball wizard and therefore immortal and infallible. Refusing to speak on the record was a man in the shadows who was busy compiling a list of enemies - however sources later told us his name is either Kim or Pike, and that he uses many aliases and knows where we live. Another man, simply named Moon - spoke in catatonic cadence, able to mouth only the sounds SEE Ra. Some in Red Sox chat community however are not so demoralized. The Red Sox front office today received a package from a concerned fan, Bosox1941, suggesting the successor to Francona. When the long envelope was opened, a photograph of famous Hollywood chimp J. Fred Muggs with the words, “I’m ready” was revealed. Another fan who refused to be identified by the Herald stated that the managerial change was caused by “The Big O.” When asked to elaborate, he referred us to his "Dad". A more reasoned opinion was offered by Lloyd Dobler who stated that he loved Francona and would miss him but, “London Calling is still the greatest fukking album of all time!” There were a few others who wanted to get on record on Francona’s dismissal but were devoured by a giant flame breathing reptile. Even babies were represented at the watering hole for jilted Sox fanatics. "Babyspace loves the all things Red Sox" said her beaming father, wearing a Bill Lee jersey. Babyspace was attired in a cute authentic non-pink Sox hat. He claimed her first words were, "I hate Don Zimmer."   Regardless of all the mental anguish caused by this beloved icon’s firing (shhh don’t tell them that) baseball would carry on in Beantown. A poster identified as Georom4 reminded all Sox fans that there is no crying in baseball. “The players are all richer than us and they will never have to make ends meet by selling sausage grinders in the summertime to pay the bills - like I thought Pedroia was going to have to do”. “In the end…” said admitted Yankee fan Jessyeric, “The baseball you make is equal to the bunts you lay”
    Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]

    Even in satire, this is shoddy. List of "enemies" was a list of those who quit on their beloved team in 2009. Dabro and Woburn Paulie were there also, and they wqere hardly "enemies" (not a good term to use).

    The Pike statement was hitting in testicle region. Hard to laugh when one is doubled over...

    I admire UR wit, but reading between the lines it's obvious you didn't care to be held accountable for giving up on a team that was leading in the WC, and in fact made it to the Post Season.

    Can't blame me for telling it like it was.
    Nor will I blame anybody else for calling me out on my long-shot O's projection.

    Expect further lists from Harness Messenger when the need for one arises.
    Clever idea for this thread.
     
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    Re: A Must Read for all Forum Regulars...HUMOR!

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    [QUOTE]Refusing to speak on the record was a man in the shadows who was busy compiling a list of enemies - however sources later told us his name is either Kim or Pike, and that he uses many aliases and knows where we live. 
    Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]

    Interesting that this sentence really had nothing to do with the OP, and was just thrown in for fun, I guess.

    Amazing how a rumor about Sox fans spread by the trolling, trouble-making Yankee fan, pinstripeZac, and continued on by his pals, MikeyintheBronx and Babe, (and now Geo) can still be out there. I'll just add Geo to my KMA list.

     
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    Re: A Must Read for all Forum Regulars...HUMOR!

    Very entertaining, georom....There is also a degree of weeping and gnashing of teeth in Gotham City as well.  The Daily News had a front page banner headline today with A-Rod's picture prominently displayed: "Dump Him....and A.J. too..." Or something like that....Jeez, I guess we take this game a wee bit too seriously.....I for one am quite annoyed that my Rangers over Phils in seven games pick is looking a little silly right  about now....Rangers over Brewers???? There is a matchup Fox will die for....

    Warning: This post was created by a Yankee fan, and may be intended to cause irreparable emotional and psychological harm to any Red Sox fan who might read it.
        

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    I never get mention in these kind of things.  My take is it's because I have cornered the market on condescension....
     
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    Francona's managing style was dictated from his superiors to a large degree. It will most probably be the same with the next manager. Hopefully the new manager will be blessed with players with a better attitude.

     
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    Wow for the very first time I actually think kimsaysthis may truly be pike.
     
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    [QUOTE]Wow for the very first time I actually think kimsaysthis may truly be pike .
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    And I guess that makes you just another guy posting on the Internet who can't tell a male from a female. You should get out more.

    And, FTR, BDC knows I'm not Pike, or any other poster on the board. After all the posts by Yankee trolls and now you and Geo, I think they should say so. JMO
     
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    The alias thing here has gotten to the point where gender recognition has been obfuscated. 
     
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    So we have a Yankee troll starting the rumor against a poster he once ran off the board and still wants off his board, his Yankee pals who feel the same way, Geo (FOYF), Burrito, who I recently removed from my friends list, and now Harness' bff, who I also recently removed from my friends list. The plot thickens.
     
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    [QUOTE]Francona's managing style was dictated from his superiors to a large degree. It will most probably be the same with the next manager. Hopefully the new manager will be blessed with players with a better attitude.
    Posted by UticaClub[/QUOTE]

      And what does that tell you about a man taking that kind of job?? I could just see Tito's original interview going something like... 

     Theo: "Ok Terry I'm thinking you're the guy we want to be the next manager of The Red Sox"
     Terry: "Great, I can use my experience managing the Phillies here in Boston" !!
      Theo: NOT !! Don't be Crazy, All we want you to do is kinda be friends with the players and give them anything they need, they'll do the rest. You just sit back and enjoy the game. In other words don't do anything stupid like hit & Run or sacrifice runners over. And Never, I mean Never call for a Squeeze, Ever "
     Terry: " Ok, but If I have to manage the way you dictate to me, can I at least eat, drink, and Chew in the dugout during the game"?
     Theo: "Absolutely, as a matter of fact we'll be supplying you with all seeds and Gum you can chew just to keep you occupied so you don't get in the players way. I'd suggest you take your gum out occasionally and kinda play with it a little, you know, kinda roll it up in a little ball then stick it back in your mouth. We want to assure you that we picked this special group of mature individuals (Manny, Damon, Millar...) who know exactly what to do, so for Pete's sake don't try any strategy crap. I wouldn't even be surprised that when we make the playoffs we don't lose the first 3 games to the Yankees before they turn it on, run the table, and make you look like a Genius. They're that mature, and good" !!

     I'm guessing it won't be like that with the next manager. I'm guessing Henry will want somebody there that has a little better handle on what's going on around him and not a guy like Chance the Gardner from the movie "Being There" !! Just a guess on my part.
     
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    Good work Geo. 

    Very funny! We need more humor on this site.
     
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    [QUOTE]Good work Geo.  Very funny! We need more humor on this site.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    I know. "His name is either Kim or Pike" had me ROFL. We have the same sense of humor.
     

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