A Realistic View at 2013: Part III

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    Fielder ended up being worse than many projected defensively. Not saving Iglesias's throw the other day was downright horrid. Personally, I'm glad we didn't sign him. That was a good call.

    Crit, Softy called me a "moron" my very first day on this website. I proceeded to get in it with him literally for a couple years maybe. Recently the data has added up and shown him to be basically analyzing by coin flip. He has gotten it wrong so many times, in such huge ways, I don't even bother with him much any more. The man is clearly sick. We should probably look at it from that perspective. It's too bad but it happens. No reason to make it worse. He needs our prayers. He's a very sick man and I hope he finds some sort of happiness eventually and can find meaning in his life in some manner. I would recommend a new hobby. Probably one with lots of exercize like bike riding or something.

    I almost died earlier this year and didn't want to bring it up. I'm better now but my point is that we shouldn't let others get to us. Life is way too short. Many of us have personal issues we have to deal with and some of us have very challenged lives. There is a wide cross section of humanity here. I try to remember that there but by the grace of god go each of us. I hope we can all get along. I've had death threats against me here and all sorts of crazy insults. It's one reason I generally stay on this thread. It's an oasis of sanity. Why bother with the riff raff! That doesn't mean I don't care but half the time when I stood up for people on this site it just made it worse.

    Anyway, is this team great or what! This has been a great season. Let's enjoy it to the max!

     

     
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    I think that TJ surgury gave Lackey a better curveball than he had even when younger. Lackey was probably the key reason for me to have hope last winter. It made sense that he might have a solid comeback, as with Lester and Buchholz as well. I think we have a stud folks! We absolutely are favored now I would think, to make it to the WS. Wednesday is a key game. If we can nail down that win, with Peavy, all we have to do is win one more after than from Sanchez, Verlander or Sherzer, which is a tall order in itself. And the more time we get to know their pen, the better.

     
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    I think that TJ surgury gave Lackey a better curveball than he had even when younger. Lackey was probably the key reason for me to have hope last winter. It made sense that he might have a solid comeback, as with Lester and Buchholz as well. I think we have a stud folks! We absolutely are favored now I would think, to make it to the WS. Wednesday is a key game. If we can nail down that win, with Peavy, all we have to do is win one more after than from Sanchez, Verlander or Sherzer, which is a tall order in itself. And the more time we get to know their pen, the better.



    Makes me wonder if he had had the TJ surgery the winter we signed him, we'd have gotten much better results from him.

     
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    Fielder ended up being worse than many projected defensively. Not saving Iglesias's throw the other day was downright horrid. Personally, I'm glad we didn't sign him. That was a good call.

    Crit, Softy called me a "moron" my very first day on this website. I proceeded to get in it with him literally for a couple years maybe. Recently the data has added up and shown him to be basically analyzing by coin flip. He has gotten it wrong so many times, in such huge ways, I don't even bother with him much any more. The man is clearly sick. We should probably look at it from that perspective. It's too bad but it happens. No reason to make it worse. He needs our prayers. He's a very sick man and I hope he finds some sort of happiness eventually and can find meaning in his life in some manner. I would recommend a new hobby. Probably one with lots of exercize like bike riding or something.

    I almost died earlier this year and didn't want to bring it up. I'm better now but my point is that we shouldn't let others get to us. Life is way too short. Many of us have personal issues we have to deal with and some of us have very challenged lives. There is a wide cross section of humanity here. I try to remember that there but by the grace of god go each of us. I hope we can all get along. I've had death threats against me here and all sorts of crazy insults. It's one reason I generally stay on this thread. It's an oasis of sanity. Why bother with the riff raff! That doesn't mean I don't care but half the time when I stood up for people on this site it just made it worse.

    Anyway, is this team great or what! This has been a great season. Let's enjoy it to the max!

     



    I'm glad you are doing better.

    softy has been worse than a coin flip. He's been wrong by a wide margin. One might wonder how over such a long time, anyone could do worse than a coin flip rate of success. Well, when prejudice and doubling down on falty reasoning is involved, it's easy to see how one can end up wrong so often. His calls on Ellsbury alone have been drastically wrong again and again. When he denies his earlier positions, I count that as being wrong again. So when softy is wrong once, he turns it into 20 wrongs.

    I get your frustration. There are more clowns here than just softy. I had one guy research me and out my real name, my father's name, and the exact location I was vacationing that summer. Creapy! (Then, some other posters defended him.)

    I guess when you visit sites with anonymous posters, thuis sort of thing should be expected, but it still creaps me out how clownish and destructive some people can be.

     

     
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    Fielder ended up being worse than many projected defensively. Not saving Iglesias's throw the other day was downright horrid. Personally, I'm glad we didn't sign him. That was a good call.

    Crit, Softy called me a "moron" my very first day on this website. I proceeded to get in it with him literally for a couple years maybe. Recently the data has added up and shown him to be basically analyzing by coin flip. He has gotten it wrong so many times, in such huge ways, I don't even bother with him much any more. The man is clearly sick. We should probably look at it from that perspective. It's too bad but it happens. No reason to make it worse. He needs our prayers. He's a very sick man and I hope he finds some sort of happiness eventually and can find meaning in his life in some manner. I would recommend a new hobby. Probably one with lots of exercize like bike riding or something.

    I almost died earlier this year and didn't want to bring it up. I'm better now but my point is that we shouldn't let others get to us. Life is way too short. Many of us have personal issues we have to deal with and some of us have very challenged lives. There is a wide cross section of humanity here. I try to remember that there but by the grace of god go each of us. I hope we can all get along. I've had death threats against me here and all sorts of crazy insults. It's one reason I generally stay on this thread. It's an oasis of sanity. Why bother with the riff raff! That doesn't mean I don't care but half the time when I stood up for people on this site it just made it worse.

    Anyway, is this team great or what! This has been a great season. Let's enjoy it to the max!

     



    I'm glad you are doing better.

    softy has been worse than a coin flip. He's been wrong by a wide margin. One might wonder how over such a long time, anyone could do worse than a coin flip rate of success. Well, when prejudice and doubling down on falty reasoning is involved, it's easy to see how one can end up wrong so often. His calls on Ellsbury alone have been drastically wrong again and again. When he denies his earlier positions, I count that as being wrong again. So when softy is wrong once, he turns it into 20 wrongs.

    I get your frustration. There are more clowns here than just softy. I had one guy research me and out my real name, my father's name, and the exact location I was vacationing that summer. Creapy! (Then, some other posters defended him.)

    I guess when you visit sites with anonymous posters, thuis sort of thing should be expected, but it still creaps me out how clownish and destructive some people can be.

     




    That was pike and I emailed Teresa personally to let her know after I read that. Hes basically been banned since. Even if he comes back and does nothing wrong, he will be banned for doing that to you. Hes also tried it with jessey, NHSteven, and Geo. hes one disturbed individual.

     
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    That was pike and I emailed Teresa personally to let her know after I read that. Hes basically been banned since. Even if he comes back and does nothing wrong, he will be banned for doing that to you. Hes also tried it with jessey, NHSteven, and Geo. hes one disturbed individual.

    Thanks for doing that for me. I did notice it got erased pretty quickly afterwards, so not many people read it.

    I don't get why a few posters come to sites like this without baseball in their thoughts.

     
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    First,  I'm glad you're doing we'll Boom.  Good thoughts from you and I really look forward to your comments here.

    Now I'm no authority on pitching and would like to hear from SPaw et al in regard to tonight's game, but I would like to give my reaction.  I didn't think Peavey's stuff was all that bad.  I didn't see bad pitches or no control of his pitches; what I think I saw was really poor pace and rhythm, a  "picking away" at the plate with maybe no confidence that his stuff was good enough to get guys out.  Once I saw him wave Salty off multiple times, then throw his pitch and give up a sharp hit.  After that late visit he threw a little better.  He seemed to miss that whole early season message from the coaches, pace, step up and fire.  He didn't seem to have his usual fire?  What's up?  Stage getting too big?  In contrast I thought Doobie and Workman threw with pace and let their stuff do the work.  Peavey didn't appear to want anything to do with the strike zone.  Nibble nibble.

     
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    First,  I'm glad you're doing we'll Boom.  Good thoughts from you and I really look forward to your comments here.

    Now I'm no authority on pitching and would like to hear from SPaw et al in regard to tonight's game, but I would like to give my reaction.  I didn't think Peavey's stuff was all that bad.  I didn't see bad pitches or no control of his pitches; what I think I saw was really poor pace and rhythm, a  "picking away" at the plate with maybe no confidence that his stuff was good enough to get guys out.  Once I saw him wave Salty off multiple times, then throw his pitch and give up a sharp hit.  After that late visit he threw a little better.  He seemed to miss that whole early season message from the coaches, pace, step up and fire.  He didn't seem to have his usual fire?  What's up?  Stage getting too big?  In contrast I thought Doobie and Workman threw with pace and let their stuff do the work.  Peavey didn't appear to want anything to do with the strike zone.  Nibble nibble.



    For a guy with a great WHIP over the years, he really got wild. The botched DP ball really hurt, but he needed to bear down, and he didn't.

    After the first inning, I felt very confident that Peavy had is "game on", but he kept nibbling, even to weak hitters. I thought the pitching coach should have come out before the walk with the bases loaded- not after. (Not sure it would have changed anything)

     
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    Peavy has had a couple opportunities to be the "man" in a playoff environment and failed miserably now. The other was the WBC several years ago. The Tigers had seen a lot of him before though which did not bode well of course. I really like the guy but I've got to admit that for a guy who historically has shown good command, he didn't get it done at all. 

    I'd probably go with Doubront if we get another slot for a 4th starter at this point.

     
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    It's still a small sample size, so I'd give him one more shot, at least. (Have Doubront ready for a long relief stint)

     
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    I'm pulling for the NLCS to go 7.

    I hope we play the Dodgers, after getting past the pesky Tigers first!

     
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    How are we going to get that last win?  Buch isn't anywhere near back to the way he was before the 3 month absence and he's going against the probable cy young winner, and then, can Lackey really beat Verlander again?  He'll have to have that same curveball working to have a shot.  I don't know, hope we can find a way, but I'd feel a lot better overall if Buch were who he can be and not what he is right now.

     
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    Buch has looked like the old Buch a few times since returning. Let's hope he can find the groove Saturday.

    The Sox have done well vs great pitchers quite often this year. I think we can muster up enough runs to win one of the nest two, but right now, the two pitchers we are about to face look as tough as they get.

    Our pen will be rested.

    I think napoli's bomb sent a message to Sox hitters. We have to stay loose and jump on the pitches that are hittable, not ones in the dirt.

     
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    I think you'll see a different Buch on Saturday. He was their best pitcher the first half of the season and I believe he rediscovers that magic. His stuff is electric when he is on and the Tigers will swing and miss at balls that move alot. No pitcher in the AL has more natural movement on his pitches than Buch. He overthrew in game two, which limits both his movement and control. Pitching with a series lead and at home should have him more relaxed to the point that he simply trusts his stuff. I think in game two he felt the pressure of the team being behind and struggling against Mad Max. 

     
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    Peavey looked like a deer in the headlights.  He even looked like he was having trouble with his eyes at one point.  Maybe he couldn't see Salty's signs.

     

    But tonight--YEAH BABY!  Two in Boston...Go Buch...

     
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    Guys I'm truly in a state of shock.  About three weeks ago I found out about a little restaurant/bar down the street where the owner/patrons are all RS/PATS fans.  I've been hanging out there for three weeks and today I go in and the owner who's friends with Pedey, shown me their emails, signed base from Japan when they played the A's, etc. says "Hey, want to go to the sixth or seventh game of the WS if we get in?"  So I say I'd love to but couldn't afford the tickets.  He says  don't worry, Dustin's got the tickets.  I say what about your wife, and he says she doesn't care about it or understand it, or want to go, he knows I've been in his place every day and wants me to go.  I'm so pumped right now but I'm trying to keep my head.  He has all kinds of pictures with himself and Petey and Farrell and others in the dugout at Fenway on his cell phone.  I feel like I'm twelve again...

     
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    Guys I'm truly in a state of shock.  About three weeks ago I found out about a little restaurant/bar down the street where the owner/patrons are all RS/PATS fans.  I've been hanging out there for three weeks and today I go in and the owner who's friends with Pedey, shown me their emails, signed base from Japan when they played the A's, etc. says "Hey, want to go to the sixth or seventh game of the WS if we get in?"  So I say I'd love to but couldn't afford the tickets.  He says  don't worry, Dustin's got the tickets.  I say what about your wife, and he says she doesn't care about it or understand it, or want to go, he knows I've been in his place every day and wants me to go.  I'm so pumped right now but I'm trying to keep my head.  He has all kinds of pictures with himself and Petey and Farrell and others in the dugout at Fenway on his cell phone.  I feel like I'm twelve again...



    You are 12 again!

     
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    Guys I'm truly in a state of shock.  About three weeks ago I found out about a little restaurant/bar down the street where the owner/patrons are all RS/PATS fans.  I've been hanging out there for three weeks and today I go in and the owner who's friends with Pedey, shown me their emails, signed base from Japan when they played the A's, etc. says "Hey, want to go to the sixth or seventh game of the WS if we get in?"  So I say I'd love to but couldn't afford the tickets.  He says  don't worry, Dustin's got the tickets.  I say what about your wife, and he says she doesn't care about it or understand it, or want to go, he knows I've been in his place every day and wants me to go.  I'm so pumped right now but I'm trying to keep my head.  He has all kinds of pictures with himself and Petey and Farrell and others in the dugout at Fenway on his cell phone.  I feel like I'm twelve again...




    If i could pull your beard from NY i definitely would. definitely tug-worthy!

     

    GET ME BIG NUMBAH TWOS AUTOGRAPH!!!!

     
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    Buch has looked like the old Buch a few times since returning. Let's hope he can find the groove Saturday.

    The Sox have done well vs great pitchers quite often this year. I think we can muster up enough runs to win one of the nest two, but right now, the two pitchers we are about to face look as tough as they get.

    Our pen will be rested.

    I think napoli's bomb sent a message to Sox hitters. We have to stay loose and jump on the pitches that are hittable, not ones in the dirt.



    we've said all year that when Napoli is hot he can carry this offense. Well Napoli is hot and at the perfect time.
    LETS EFFFIN' GO SOX!!!!

     
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    WORLD SERIES, BABY!  Guys, we are so LUcky,  who would have thought this last winter after that nightmare season or while we were all watching the moves--new manager and new hires--and debating each other...that we would actually go to the WS?  Boom, you and others led the charge for the rest of us to become Polly's--but did you really think this team would go to the WORLD SERIES???  High fives to everyone who reads this--you guys are the best fans in the world  and a ton of fun!  This game had everything that makes me love the RS.  Salty's tackle of the mascot (What else can he be now?), the way Pedey handled that whole play, Vic's HR, the adept way the pitching is being used and is responding, Gomes double--he ALWAYS hits when it absolutely counts, Bogey and Workman...our present is great and our future looks the same.  Hey Moon, GO SAWKS!

     
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    I just finished watching on tape delay aboiut a half hour ago (family commitments).

    WOW!

    I love how all the guys who were slumping and spurred on negative threads, all came through in some way or another.

    The small sample knee jerkers should learn a lesson. You don't demote or bench a player based on a 2,3 4 or even 5 or more game slump.

    Now, I must admit, I am ashamed of my Realsitic Part I thread, and my lack of hope or vision. I was hopelessly wrong on nearly every detail of our team. What a ride though. In a way, it has made it sweeter for me.

     

    My short list of things I got right:

    Loved the Uehara signing and was happy we made him closer

    Loved the Gomes signing and said a Nava/Gomes platoon may make LF one of our top offensive positions.

    Loved the Ross signing.

    Loved the Napoli restructure.

    Loved the Papi 2 year deal.

    Hated the Dempster signing.

    Loved the Breslow extension.

    Did not like the Hanrahan deal.

    Loved the Farrell trade.

    Thought we should extend Salty before his stock went up.

     

    A partial list of all I got wrong:

    Thought the Victorino deal was too high and too long.

    Hated the Drew signing and wanted Iggy FT.

    Wanted us to sign B McCarthy and trade for B Anderson (also wanted to trade for J Upton or Wil Myers.)

    Thought we had no chance at all unless Buch and Lester stayed healthy all year and pitched great all year.

    Wanted to trade Ellsbury while the draft pick was still attached.

    Said I'd rather have A Sanchez rather than Victorino, Drew, and Dempster.

    Said we had "virtually no chance to make the playoffs".

    Was upset that Ben made no signings or trades that helped us beyond 2014.

    Thought Doubront has attitude or motivational issues.

    Did not expect much from Lackey.

    Expected 81-84 wins and thought the Yanks would win the division and TBR the wild card.

    Never been so happy to be so wrong!

     

     

     

     

     
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    Buch has looked like the old Buch a few times since returning. Let's hope he can find the groove Saturday.

    The Sox have done well vs great pitchers quite often this year. I think we can muster up enough runs to win one of the nest two, but right now, the two pitchers we are about to face look as tough as they get.

    Our pen will be rested.

    I think napoli's bomb sent a message to Sox hitters. We have to stay loose and jump on the pitches that are hittable, not ones in the dirt.



    we've said all year that when Napoli is hot he can carry this offense. Well Napoli is hot and at the perfect time.
    LETS EFFFIN' GO SOX!!!!



    People assume streaky is bad. Not me. As long as the final numbers end up nice, I'm fine with streaks.

    Naps has been known to stay hot for weeks. Let's hope this is one of those.

     
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    Guys I'm truly in a state of shock.  About three weeks ago I found out about a little restaurant/bar down the street where the owner/patrons are all RS/PATS fans.  I've been hanging out there for three weeks and today I go in and the owner who's friends with Pedey, shown me their emails, signed base from Japan when they played the A's, etc. says "Hey, want to go to the sixth or seventh game of the WS if we get in?"  So I say I'd love to but couldn't afford the tickets.  He says  don't worry, Dustin's got the tickets.  I say what about your wife, and he says she doesn't care about it or understand it, or want to go, he knows I've been in his place every day and wants me to go.  I'm so pumped right now but I'm trying to keep my head.  He has all kinds of pictures with himself and Petey and Farrell and others in the dugout at Fenway on his cell phone.  I feel like I'm twelve again...



    Go Crit!

     

     
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    The best team in the NL meets the best team in the AL in a rematch of the 67 series. How freaking cool is that! And it looks like Crit is going to go! Wow! What a great playoffs this has been already. It's been a lot of fun to watch and it's kind of like soccer...it's no scoring at all and then BAM they get a run and the place explodes! And when there are 2 grand slams the place explodes big time and both times were at home!

    I would be disengenous to say I predicted a WS level performance. I was hoping for a wild card slot at best. This team has really surpassed all expectations. Anyone saying anything more than that is a flat out liar! What a turnaround and it was great to watch!

    My dream is that Nava wins a key game with a walk off or a key hit and gets a standing O at Fenway. If he ever gets into a freaking game!

     
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    Lava starting tonight against a RHP. I think we should try and give Salty rest vs lefties.

    de la Torre and Workman sent down: Wright and Peavy added.

    Workman cannot be called back up for 10 days. Hmmm...

    Sox4ever

     

     

     




    After catching for 15innings Im not surprised Lava is in there.

     

     

    Yeah, I guess it makes sense, but I still think Salty needs to rest vs LHPs. He's on pace for more innings than ever and has been used more and more vs LHPs since Ross went on the DL.

     

    Workman should start a game in AAA (Wrights spot?) then get called back up.

    I get why they did it, but in 5 days we may regret it.

     




     




    Then again, I bet they use him in relief in AAA. Its actually good because he can get adjusted to it in AAA and then come up here and not have to do worry about it at the MLB level.




     
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