Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule

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    i think "wussified" is a better word in describing today's baseball.

    it's less gender specific than the other term.

    your welcome ladies, i always try to fight for your rights when you can't.
     
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    Actually, the one guy on the team who has looked very healthy all season long is Ellsbury.  And he, unlike most of his teammates, had a very rigorous, monitored offseason program. 

    That said, today's games are grueling because of all the standing around while the batter and pitcher fidget. 
     
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    i think "wussified" is a better word in describing today's baseball. it's less gender specific than the other term. your welcome ladies, i always try to fight for your rights when you can't.
    Posted by theYAZZER


    proper grammar is "you're welcomed"
     
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    This was a MAKEUP game for a rainout.  For all the criticism of dome teams, they don't have this to deal with.  Enjoy the benefits of Fenway and moan when you play three games in 2 days.  Boo freaking hoo.
     
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    There still seems to be a magic 100 pitch count that says that a pitcher is done for the day.  That's because ideally a pitcher will be into the 7th or 8th inning before that happens and that gives the mgr a chance to bring in a "relief specialist" to pitch an inning and then another RS to pitch another inning.

    That accomplishes two things.  It (ostensibly) gives the team a better chance to win the game, and it preserves the pitcher's arm for another day/end of the season. 

    I'm sure it's all based on numbers - how well a pitcher fares after 100 pitches vs how the relief specialist will do coming in fresh.  EVERYTHING in baseball is based on numbers now. 

    So, Sox fans, do you want to see Beckett having thrown 110 pitches and nursing a one-run lead starting the 9th, or do you feel better about Pap starting the 9th?  'Cause you can't have it both ways. 

    :-)
     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : man, you're worse than an STD.
    Posted by theYAZZER


    "An" precedes a word starting with H. Example: An honest opinion.
    "A" precedes all other words.
     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : "An" precedes a word starting with H. Example: An honest opinion. "A" precedes all other words.
    Posted by PawsoxPhil


    Abolutely not true!  There is no had and fast rule for this.

    "An" precedes most nouns starting with vowels, and most words starting with "H".

    An apple
    An elephant
    An idiot
    An octopus
    An umbilical cord, but A union. 

    An honest opinion, but A history test.
     
     
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    And what's this business about, "You're welcomed"?  Not doubting it, but I never heard of it. Do you have a source?
     
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    I happen to agree with Beckett.  There's been some bizarre scheduling.  I like what he's saying because it sounds like he's being a good team guy, sticking up for the guys on offense rather than complaining about the lack of run scoring.  
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut


    Spot on Hfxsoxnut!!!

    I see his statements as "sticking up for his boys!"

    NOT making excuses!  I see his statements as a rallying point for our guys in the field really trying to prop. up our pitching.  I'm absolutely sure the guys will not see or feel this as a legitimate excuse for not hitting in August, but rather THEIR pitcher / leader relating to where they're at.

    Nice job Josh!  The guys behind you on the mound can really use this as a rallying point!
     
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    Something pus-si-fied the game of baseball, somewhere along the line...Players Union? Agents? Salaries Sky Rocketing Out of Control?
    Posted by dannycater


       Tony LaRussa and Dave Duncan, with their pitch counts and excessive use of bull-pen, come to mind.
     
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    Crossing time zones back and forth and traveling is tough on you no matter the quality or luxury of the trip.
    Posted by Sully1965

    From that standpoint, the Red Sox have one of the easier schedules. Of their 13 American League opponents, six play in the same time zone and four play only one time zone away. For AL teams on the West Coast, only two AL opponents play in the same time zone while four play two time zones away and seven play three time zones away.
     
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    By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff "Our travel hasn't exactly been great," he said. "I know that our offense is taking a lot of flack for that. How can you not be tired with the [expletive] that we went through the last week and a half? I don't know how they do it. There's been several days where a couple of these guys have played and I don't know how they did it. "This travel has been horrible. I don't know who the [expletive] made that doubleheader that day. They [the Rays] come back one more time. We haven't exactly been treated fair here the last week or so. That doubleheader being the most glaring thing for me. I'm not real sure how that gets thrown on that day. "I don't know how they expect them to still score eight runs after coming back from Seattle, having half an off day and then go get 'em for three games in a day and a half. ... I don't who the [expletive] agreed to that. It was the dumbest thing I've ever seen."
    Posted by fir.eballer58

    In scheduling the makeup the April 13 game against Tampa Bay, the choice was between turning a two-game August series into a three-game series or turning a four-game September series into a five-game series. However, both teams had  an open date last Monday (August 15), which would have eliminated the need for a doubleheader.

    Perhaps the Red Sox should have played the April 13 game against the Rays instead of taking a needed break:

    http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-13/sports/29414624_1_clay-buchholz-jon-lester-daisuke-matsuzaka
     
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     Clearly Beckett is no Robin Roberts, but who would you rather have closing the game a rested Bard and Paps pitching an inning apiece or a wobbly Beckett staggering to the finish line? The part of the game that has changed over the years (maybe the 2011 Phillies will be an exception!) is the degree of bullpen specialization.
     
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    whaaa.....want some cheese with that whine?
     
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    Good for Beckett.  The schedule is the schedule, of course, but this one is pretty nasty.  Plus he's sticking up for the hitters who couldn't hit spit against the Rays. 
     
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    Good for Beckett.  The schedule is the schedule, of course, but this one is pretty nasty.  Plus he's sticking up for the hitters who couldn't hit spit against the Rays. 

    Posted by maxbialystock

    No, he sounds like a whiny schoolgirl who is making excuses for the feeble hitters.

     
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    Beckett is right, I have no idea why MLB scheduled 15 to 20 doubleheaders a year back in the day. How did guys throw 9 innings? How did some players play every day of the season without going on the 15-day DL? Why not be like the NHL, just play 2 games in 2 days, take 5 days off, play once, take 2 days, play again. That should be Beckett's speed. In fact, just pitch about 5 or 6 innings and play cards and enjoy life for 4 or 5 days in between. I know you're taxed out there, Josh. How do the players possibly play every day for 3 weeks. Oh, I don't know, maybe they are getting paid to be in the condition to play 22 games in 21 days (or whatever the heck it was). I thought today's athlete had all the amenities to stay in shape, eat right, get fed by the club, and have medical attention at their beck(ett) and call at any team. Any kind of doctor you want, drugs within reason, etc. Pampered ballplayers are just that, pampered. You want to complain, find another profession. You think a lot of us want to work 6 to 7 days a week? We have to, it's called life, get used to it. Oh, that's right, you are in fantasy land.
    Posted by dannycater


    I was under the impression that you were retired. You are in here all day long. Whatever job that you have allows you to spend 90% of your workday posting into a baseball forum. Many out there in the unemployment lines would love to have a job like yours.
     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : I was under the impression that you were retired. You are in here all day long. Whatever job that you have allows you to spend 90% of your workday posting into a baseball forum. Many out there in the unemployment lines would love to have a job like yours.

    Posted by PawsoxPhil

    Maybe you can get them a job like yours....an unpaid internet chat room troll police.

     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule:
    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : Abolutely not true!  There is no had and fast rule for this. "An" precedes  most nouns starting with vowels, and  most words starting with "H". An apple An elephant An idiot An octopus An umbilical cord, but A union.  An honest opinion, but A history test.  
    Posted by S5
    well done; your welcome(d) to make these observations
    whenever you like. I enjoyed watching you take a(n) hatchet to the heart or is that a(n) heart of his arguement.

     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule:
    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : I was under the impression that you were retired. You are in here all day long. Whatever job that you have allows you to spend 90% of your workday posting into a baseball forum. Many out there in the unemployment lines would love to have a job like yours.
    Posted by PawsoxPhil


    just got another raise, you're right, people would love to have my job. that's just too bad for them. . .and you.
     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : just got another raise, you're right, people would love to have my job. that's just too bad for them. . .and you.
    Posted by dannycater


    DC you seem quite intelligent. What kind of work do you do?
     
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    Sounds like something went wrong in the system.
    Posted by dannycater


    Yeah. It's the damn system.
    Whatever happened to the penny gumball?
    Now, we only get a chicklet, which is like a 3-inning gumball.
     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : DC you seem quite intelligent. What kind of work do you do?
    Posted by small-package



    He monitors Pike, who monitors the board, who gets axed by the board monitors.
    His last raise is the result of Pike's additional kvetching.
     
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    In Response to Re: Beckett speaks his mind on the schedule : DC you seem quite intelligent. What kind of work do you do?
    Posted by small-package


    i work in a form of media, but it's not professional sports. on this board, that's about far as I'm willing to inform. I remember on the original forums/chatroom for the globe, people literally were getting IP numbers and sending e-mails to rat on people. It's scary how people take this stuff so seriously. Just pathetic, if you ask me, including (s)pike, who seriously does need to get his brain examined.
     
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    i'm here to make Pike miserable, or apparently he follows me around from the original globe chatroom to PSF.com to back to here. Long history of stalking by the hip Mr. PhilPaw.
     
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