Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team?

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    Most fans don't know the players on a personal level. Lackey's demeanor when plays aren't made on the field bothers me, but I understand his teammates have no problem with him. So what do I really know about it.

    See what I'm saying?

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Coached kids for 30 years but Im pretty sure this forum is a different animal. You actually compare forum chatter to real life? Calling a jerk out doesnt equal bad attitude. Do you know me personally? No you dont so you are way off base to even comment on my attitude.
    Posted by coachzap[/QUOTE]

    Please explain how anything I've said makes me a 'jerk'.

    My god, the hypocrisy spewing from you is embarrassing.
     
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    One of two things will happen:

    1) This team absolutely disintigrates and I was 100% right...along with the likes of Olney, Buckley and others. And the people who are here participating in the personal attack on me will be ghosts.

    2) This team gels, plays well, and absolutely proves me wrong. And I'll be here to admit it, and be glad about it.

    You know, the sad thing is before the 09 Patriots playoff game, I outlined how I thought the Pats could very well lose to the jets. I was ripped up and down, much like here...and it came to painful fruition.

    Have an open mind people. I laid out my PERSPECTIVE and  OPINION and many of you seemingly can't handle someone daring to say anything negative...ESPECIALLy ON OPENING DAY!!! WOE IS ME! I didn't stick this in my back pocket and wait, to be honest, I'd forgotten today was opening day even though I'm commish for the board fantasy league (thankfully, you can set lineups days in advance). I write what I think, people are MORE than welcome, heck, encouraged to debate anything I say.

    Again, I know this team has a lot of talent, that was never my issue. My issue is with, what I perceive, as a lot of bad attitudes.

    Pedey is the one I will admit I am probably overly harsh too...but he's a punk. If he was a Yankee, everyone here would DESPISE him, absolutely loathe his existence. People despise Jeter and he never says anything or acts controversial in ANY way! Again, his pay is not an issue, his mouth is though. To me anyway.

    Me, I like the old, forgotten thing called "sportsmanship". Some of you ought to look it up...especially the self righteous 30 year coaching vet. I know, what unrealistic standards to have for multimillionaires.

    Oh, and I forget who said it....yes, hockey is VERY appealing to me for many reasons. I've been getting back into it for the past 3 years or so...which is made easier by a cup, and this group of players. I wonder how different the other 3 sports would be if they wer elike hockey, and lined up after every game to shake hands. VAN sat and watched the Bs get the Cup. Classy sports. Lots of sportsmanship, and they have a penalty called "embellishment"...best rule in any sport...too bad it's never called, but still.

    And I don't care about being harrassed...I just can't believe everyone is blind to how hypocritical they are being! I take issue with a few player's personalities (personalities that are on public display, and others are PAID to report on among other things)...and people come here en masse to comdemn mine (far less public view, nobody is paid to write anything about me)...wait for it...wait for it...you should be able to see that connection now. Even the most dense here. Interesting, interesting way to play out.

    CUE THE CRICKETS
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Coached kids for 30 years but Im pretty sure this forum is a different animal. You actually compare forum chatter to real life? Calling a jerk out doesnt equal bad attitude. Do you know me personally? No you dont so you are way off base to even comment on my attitude.
    Posted by coachzap[/QUOTE]

    Man oh man...do you have, like a 30 second memory or something!

    hahahahaha

    Do YOU know ME personally? Not that I'm aware of...but keep on with the character assassination...of YOURSELF!

     
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    [QUOTE]Most fans don't know the players on a personal level. Lackey's demeanor when plays aren't made on the field bothers me, but I understand his teammates have no problem with him. So what do I really know about it. See what I'm saying?
    Posted by Roadrunner9234[/QUOTE]

    Excellent point.

    And let me add an anecdote.

    Mike Greenwell never came across as John Lackey, but early on, I never really cared for him. Didn't "hate" him, but I wasn't a big fan. There simply was something about him that rubbed me the wrong way.

    Then I got the chance to meet him back in 1993 and chatted with him for about 20 minutes. Obviously, you're not going to really know somebody by a 20-minute chat, but he came across as a good guy -- a human being, rather than some name in a lineup.

    I just think it's ridiculous the way both the like and hate concepts can get blown way out of proportion. Sure there are actions or comments we might not like, but that doesn't mean the player is a bad guy or unlikeable.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Please explain how anything I've said makes me a 'jerk'. My god, the hypocrisy spewing from you is embarrassing.
    Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]

    Ok. Keep up and I will explain to you why you are a jerk. You start a thread on Opening Day about players to like or dislike? Why? You wanted controversy. You got it now act like youre mad becauser people tell you how dumb it was to even start this thread especially on Opening Day. Who cares that you only like 2 players on the current team. You know how many like you? They dont know youre drawing air. I think it was incredibly stupid and a thread looking to stir up trouble. You got now dont act like you didnt want it.
     
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    [QUOTE]All you do is cuss posters out.... when you post 6 times a month and 5 of them ae direct attacks then yes you are a bad apple. You probably are the type you yells and screams at the games. Real Hero
    Posted by EnchiladaT[/QUOTE]

    Hey clown why is it you check my post history when you have 135 posts in 6 days? Who were you before? Get banned? In the eyes of my players I am a great role model and what you think means nothing. Get a life and quit posting on here around the clock like some saint. You are averaging 23 post a day and I have a problem.Wake up fool.
     
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    Coachzap,

    Threads have to be contraversial in order to gain traction. The relative likability of sox players is as valid a topic as any. Your point is absolutely ridiculous.
     
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    Road get spell check. Lets start a thread on the posters liked or disliked. That would be better. I personally dont care what some slap who post 23 times a day cares about players on the team I root for. Softy has made a lousy habit of running Sox players in the ground. I bet you love his threads. What is more ridiculous is Dragon acting like a fan but states his dislike for 90% of the roster. You like it print a copy and stick it in on your dashboard. 
     
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    [QUOTE]"jerks" and "clowns" abound on the forum when czap his around. Like I said you shouldn't be coaching children, you clearly are a loose cannon.
    Posted by EnchiladaT[/QUOTE]

    How about a response to your post history. Were you a loose cannon before you were banned? Who will you be next week? Why do you post 23 times a day?
     
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    So much hate.... so easy to get angry. Must be tough on the kids knowing their "role model" is a mouthy old coot who just as soon punch the ump or ref rather than simply debate. You will make the news someday and it won't be a good thing.
     
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    So, 'coach', basically, you justify calling me a jerk because I started a thread you don't agree with, at a time you're apparently offended by. I'm sorry, I didn't get the memo that all threads must be cleared through you. Wow. Another egomaniac children's coach...awesome. I also missed in the fan handbook wher eit says ALL fans MUST be positive on opening day. Still looking, maybe you could scan a picture of it and post it up here? Thank bud.

    I started the thread because I had concerns...I guess that makes me miserable to have concerns about a team with the second highest payroll in baseball who has failed to make the playoffs two years running, and there were OBVIOUS issues with this team as it fell apart last year, the coach got fired and stabbed in the back, and Theo ran like h e l l to get off this sinking ship.

    You could have asked anything you wanted, but you didn't. You went straight on the attack because someone has an opinion differing from yours. I think you're spending TOO much time with kids, you have the mentality of one.

    Also, it's a free, public, open forum...ummm, basically I, or anyone else, is free to start a thread on anything they want. If it's innappropriate, it'll get deleted. If it's in the wrong place, moved. If I go over the line, banned. Are these rules not good enough for you? Go start you're own forum you self-righteous p r i c k. Seriously. I've had plenty of disagreements on here, but you're the first to act like such an immature tool. If this all upsets you so much, DON'T READ! Or are you just a dumb glutton for punishment?
     
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    [QUOTE]This Ma6dragon9 guy loves to start threads that make him appear to be a fan of another team or else he is just bored to death. Stay tuned because next week he will start a new thread about how unprofessional the ground crew is or how discourteous the vendors are at the concession stands. He has far too much free time on his hands. Get a hobby. The 1940 Census just came out. Work on your family tree.
    Posted by Firefligh2008[/QUOTE]

    Ummm, no. I start threads based on things running through my head. Some threads get a few dozen posts, more often then not, only a few before fading away. With over 2000 posts readily viewable, go take a look before you make ignorant judgements based on less than 1/10th of 1% of my posts.

    And you, all you do is go around telling everyone why they're wrong. You and coach would either be bosom buddies, are scratch each other's eyes outs. Two angry little kitties who can only make themselves feel better by painting everyone else as negative when that's ALL you two have been. You both call me negative, but offer absolutely nothing positive yourselves. Completely uninformed, ignorant, hypocritical, foolish posters. But keep it coming! You're creating a hobby for me: laughing at the incredible ignorance and hypocrisy of others.

    And take note, if you want to go on the attack, don't half a s s it.

    Clowns.
     
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    In response to "Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team?": [QUOTE]Bill-806 said "three visits" by Beckett to specialists. Does anyone have the names of the three specialists? Posted by Calzone65[/QUOTE] Dr. Howard, Dr.'s Fine.....BTW, mornin' pike....
     
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    [QUOTE]Bill-806 said "three visits" by Beckett to specialists. Does anyone have the names of the three specialists?
    Posted by Calzone65[/QUOTE]

    Dr. Feelgod
    Dr. Love
    Dr. Doctor
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Dr. Feelgod Dr. Love Dr. Doctor
    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]

    Pleasure hanging with you yesterday Space.

    And I highly recommend Dr. John.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Pleasure hanging with you yesterday Space. And I highly recommend Dr. John.
    Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]

    Likewise Jess.  And, Dr. John all day.

    "Doctor".

    "Doctor".

    "Doctor".
     
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    [QUOTE]I'm not saying everyone is unlikeable, not even close. But who, as people/athletes, do you really root for as a person, and not just because he's a member of the Sox? I'll offer the ONE I do root for: Lester - Home grown. Talented. Humble and accountable (the only person that I'm aware of who reached out to tito and apologized) Beckett? Texas tough guy? Totally unaccountable. Kind of a prima donna (THREE docs visits for a thumb that's fine? really? THREE!). Definitely a blowhard, though that IS sometimes a positive for a SP, given everything else, I'm not a big fan Youkillis? Sure, plays hard, but ALWAYS looks mad about something and does not conduct himself, on the field, ina very 'professional' manner with all his complaining and swearing. Ortiz? I don't find it likeable when he complains about EVERY F R E A K I N G CALLED STRIKE AGAINST HIM! Breaking in on interviews because of one lousy RBI (way to be a TEAM player). Ellsbury? Fairly quiet...ly counting the days to his payday. Exciting to watch, sure, but he looks like a mercenary to me...only here because he's paid to be, nothing that he seems attached to about Boston or the Sox. Pedroia? You could definitely make a case for him, but his classic Napoleonic complex wears on me. He ALWAYS has some snide remark, wise a s s thing to say. Once in a while, S H U T U P! Seriously, everyone knows he's a good player, scholarship to a TOP baseball school, ROY, MVP, all star selections...let the chip go, people acknowledge you. Who else is there? A SS either in the minors or a guy who likely won't be here next year? OH, I FORGOT ONE! Saltalamacchia. I really like his kid. He plays hard, puts in the work he needs to and plays the right way. Also, I like him more because so many people want to run a 26 YEAR OLD out of town for not being good enough, fast enough. I like Salty. Do people even have an opinion about Melancon or Bailey? Bard, perhaps. Aceves? Not sure why anyone would, he's a middle relief guy, though he did very well for them last year. My point is...this team really has no, or very few people to 'root' for. The "Nation" will forever root for the Sox, but who, individually? Manny, however it turned out, was must see TV for most of his time here. happy, jovial, engaging. Ortiz USED to be the same. Then he started to play bad, and got p i s s e d that anyone dare question"Big Papi". He hasn't really been the same teddy bearish guy since Pedro, and then Manny left. People rooted for Pedro, Damon, even someone like Millar and Nixon have garnered passionate followings in Boston. Varitek was a highly respected and liked player/captain. Many, many people rooted for Tito! (though just as many rooted against haha) Wakefield had a loyal following for a long time, waning only at the bitter, overused end. Nomar was treated like a GOD. Now...who? THe last i can remember was the bullpen band...that was a group of fun loving, performing, dedicated group who was fun to watch, and easy to root for. Rememeber the Papelbon/Del Carmen "Blame it on the Rain" video? Awesome stuff. Who would do that now? I can't think of anyone. Depressing.
    Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]

    You do make an interesting point. For me, it was always Wake, and guys like Timlin, Nixon, Nomar, Hillenbrand, Walker and of course Ortiz and Damon.

    The guys now and not so much not likeable as they are aloof. The dirt-dogs, the idiots as Millar called them, were guys you would want to go have a beer with. Players today make soooo much money they seem virtually isolated from everday Americans. I don't begrudge them for that but I do see your point.
    I think Ortiz is a genuine person, and Gonzales as well. Pedey has gotten pretty arrogant. I realy, realy liked Victor and was just devastated when they didn't bring him back.
     
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    If you try hard enough , you can find a reason not to like any player . Or anyone in general , for that matter.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Likewise Jess.  And, Dr. John all day. "Doctor". "Doctor". "Doctor".
    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]

    Did you have any ill-effects from those wings?
     
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    wally the green monster seems pretty likable.........
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Did you have any ill-effects from those wings?
    Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]

    Well, I didn't feel like I had tofu and sprouts for lunch, thats for sure.  
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Help me out....who is LIKEABLE on this team? : Well, I didn't feel like I had tofu and sprouts for lunch, thats for sure.  
    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]

    I think the bartender knew I was a Yankee fan and sent some tainted wings our way.
     

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