A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    If I had a list of guys who I would love to grab a beer with, Moonslav would be somewhere between Pedro Martinez and Dustin Pedroia.

    Moon, you are the man.
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Couldn't agree more! The Moonmeister is a class act who's always provided a balanced discourse. Being an incredibly lazy man myself, I've always appreciated his leg work compiling data and presenting it to the forum. I hope everyone else does to! We benefit from his, and others, labor and that should be acknowledged. Moon is fair, balanced, and willing to stick his neck out for a cause I am most comitted to: the TRUTH. Wish there were more like him.
     
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    [QUOTE]Couldn't agree more! The Moonmeister is a class act who's always provided a balanced discourse. Being an incredibly lazy man myself, I've always appreciated his leg work compiling data and presenting it to the forum. I hope everyone else does to! We benefit from his, and others, labor and that should be acknowledged. Moon is fair, balanced, and willing to stick his neck out for a cause I am most comitted to: the TRUTH. Wish there were more like him.
    Posted by Teakus[/QUOTE]

    +1 LOL!
     
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    Booooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

       Moon desrves a lot of credit for his research and style, his work is the foundation of the good threads on this board. Shout out to Bill-806 too, I'm telling you all, he's a poet without portfolio. Hank, thanks for the kind words. The emphasis on offense is a bell you need to keep ringing. I have presented numerous comments beginnning last year, like the fact that we were not getting HR's from the right side, boy, did I have to fight that off. I linked to two different scientific studies from sciencedaily.com showing the significance of a consistent offense, and another showing that pitching was only 25% of success. These are hard truths to swallow, because they go against traditional thinking, and some people will never accept them, even though their evidence is no sturdier than Caine's Arcade.(look it up!) I predicted that this year's offense would be more right handed then last year, against the tide of folks saying it doesn't matter what side of the plate the offense comes from, I heard another echo of this just this week, someone claiming that because there are more RH pitchers that more LH batters is better! That ignores the fact of Fenway benefitting RH hitters and the type of pitches that lefties hit best, low and inside offerings, meanwhile LH specialists come in throwing high and inside, and LH closers bring high heat.
      As for having a beer, somehow I think Moon would be parsing the bill, breaking it down into it's individual charges, while Softy/Hank would scoop that thing up and pay the tab!!
     
     
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    In Response to Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59:
    [QUOTE]Though this thread is bound to run off the tracks and turn into some back and forth attacks, I could not agree more with the OP. Moon is a great read. Consistently thoughtful posts and open to others counter posts whether there is agreement with the other viewpoint or not.
    Posted by fivekatz[/QUOTE]

    MEGA DITO's!!!   :)
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    I'm verkelmpt!

    I became a Sox fan at age 13 when my childhood baseball hero, Tommy Harper, was traded to the Red Sox from Milwaukee (my home from age 9 to age 12). My family had moved to Maine.

    I used to score every game I could by radio or TV. I cried in '75. My heart was broken in '78 and '86 and bruised many more times.

    Talking Sox has been one of my favorite pasttimes. When I moved from Maine to Mexico in 2004, I lost my Sox lifeline. Although I still watch nearly every inning of every game, I missed the chatter. This site filled that gap. I know many of you look at nearly 24,000 posts and think "get a life". My guess is that many of you have made 24,000 Sox statements verbally around the "water cooler" as well. Now I'm in Texas, and the water cooler talk isn't even about baseball.

    I love the Sox. I try not to be a "homer". I try to stay unbiased, but I know I have my positions of which some are controversial, and some have been critical of parts of the Sox team.  I have stated my opinions and projections and have been wrong more times than I care to talk about, but I never back down from a mistake or try to rewrite my history. There was a time many here thought I was a troll, because of my "No Manny- No Rings" thread and my criticism of "Theo apologists" at the same time law was "pink hating" and "army stronging" 100 times a day. I once posted a thread on Theo's major trades and signings from the Nomar deal to the present. It wasn't a pretty analysis. I've been accused of being a Globe plant, a "NY Times schill" and worse by our resident silly clown, and more. I have gotten personal at times, but try hard to avoid it.

    I love the game of baseball and have played it out of joy and with passion. As I aged, I played softball. I love defense. I love to watch the game. It relaxes me. it makes me a better person. One thing I think this board might have a false impression of about me, is that I am some math nerd engrossed in numbers, stats, and data.  That I don't see the subtleties of the game. That I don't value personal observation and anecdotal evidence. That I can't enjoy the game, because I'm tallying a lost out by our low-ranged SS. That somehow, one can not do both. Guys, I don't look to stats to foem my opinions. I use stats and data to support my positions or counter opinions I may disagree with or that I see fault in, or sometimes, just to show that there is another way of looking at an issue. I don't see things in black or white. I see a lot of gray, and maybe that's why I am open to other opinions and serious discussions and debates. I haven't been swayed very often, but I have changed some views based on some poster's steadfast articulations (i.e. the CERA issue, the Ellsbury is not a good fielder issue, the Manny was a cheat position, and more). 

    I've made some calls about this years team. I make projections every year. They are on page one of my "Realistic Thread" and aren't going anywhere. I challenged others to do the same, but few did. I'll bet they will all be here in September saying "I told you so", but with no recoreded record. Some of my calls are sure to be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time, but at least I put it out there. I welcome debate. I welcome differing opinions. I welcome Yankee fans who are open and respectful.

    There are certainly problems with this board and with the Globe, but it's been a rock for me. I hope we can go forward with less petty bull. I hope we don't scare away longtime great posters and fresh newbies, but at times I have become disheartened here. Winning can change that again, but should Sox fans really be judged as good sports only when we win? I hope not. 

    It's these tough times that show who we really are. Let's show 'em guys!
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Not taking anything away from Moonslav , but I don't see where he is any more deserving of a tip of the cap than anyone else who posts.

    Well said. El Presidente is giving a political award to a wealthy entertainer named Robert Zimmerman. It amounts to a PC echo chamber to garner baby boomer votes and to stroke the ego of the political puppet face of "something from someone else for nothing". Needless to say, recognition and awards should be handed out to the hard working people, unknown to the public, who are excellent examples of family virtue.
     
    This thread reminds me of the ultimate public hypocrites.
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    tip o' the cap, and top o' the mornin' to ya, moon. 

    I agree 100% with OP. 

    I also agree that many more here deserve the same, so I extend it to all (except those I have on ignore, of course).
     
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    Moonslav for Prez!
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    moon so many adoring fans! Is it not a surprise that 95% of the posters in this thread have never or nearly ever participated in your Realistic thread?
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Moon, a definate tip of the cap for sure.  You have proven with your longevity of commitment to this board something that many of us will never reach.  There are a lot of good posters on here who love our Red Sox.  We have a lot of people who pay attention to our team and make comments about it.  There is passion here on this board.....thanks to all who contribute and most certainly, thanks to you Moon!
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Moon is a legend on this board

     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Moon,
      
       The very fact that certain posters who will remain unnamed take the time to strike out against this thread and its intent, the expression of well deserved kudos from most of us, only elevates you and that intent to a higher plane.  It isn't that we all agree with all you say, but it is certain that what you say is thoughtful and well supported.  You can be witty as well as pointed.  There is a certain depth to your presentations which speaks for itself.  I hardly bother to check stats anymore, because you cover so many angles so well.  When the issue may require a retort with some bite, you can do that as well.  But that is usually in response to a frontal affront.
     
      I find it ironic that some would take the time to strike a negative note when the intent here is just to say well done!

      So, again, well done!
       
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    I concur!  Well deserved kudos sir!
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Is it not a surprise that 95% of the posters in this thread have never or nearly ever participated in your Realistic thread?

    I welcome all to join the realistic thread, but just hope they keep it "real" and not get too "personal".

    I do wish a certain poster who always talks about morality and ethics, would not keep breaking his promise by posting on that thread.
     
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    In Response to Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59:
    [QUOTE]Is it not a surprise that 95% of the posters in this thread have never or nearly ever participated in your  Realistic  thread? I welcome all to join the realistic thread, but just hope they keep it "real" and not get too "personal". I do wish a certain poster who always talks about morality and ethics, would not keep breaking his promise by posting on that thread.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]Can't be Bill-806 as I have never posted on the "realistic thread" !!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59 : Can't be Bill-806 as I have never posted on the "realistic thread" !!
    Posted by Bill-806[/QUOTE]

    Bill, we may disagree a lot, but it's not you. It's your buddy, softy. The guy who complains about today's society and the lack of morals, but I guess his broken promises are signs of some kind of new world order moral superiority.

    He vowed never to come to the thread again, but has broken his promise over and over and ...

    Bill, you always keep your word.
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    While you wine away

    Now I am LMAO.

    Actually moon, I hope you are having a glass of wine about now.  Take the edge off, and promote a good night's sleep.
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Moon is at his best when i make him give his own opinions and not rehash meaningless stats...which he does a lot of...but he is still the classiest poster on this board and never stoops to personal attacks or petty remarks...props my sabercentric friend!
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Actually moon, I hope you are having a glass of wine about now.  Take the edge off, and promote a good night's sleep.

    I don't like the taste of wine. Never have.
     
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    Re: A Tip Of The Cap To One Of Our Own:Moonslav59

    Moon is at his best when i make him give his own opinions and not rehash meaningless stats...which he does a lot of...but he is still the classiest poster on this board and never stoops to personal attacks or petty remarks...props my sabercentric friend!

    I wasn't aware that you "make" me give my opinions, but if it makes you feel better, I'll play along.

    Stats are never the be-all-end-all, but they are far from "meaningless", especially the ones I choose to present.


    LOL...  ;)
     
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