Hire Wade Boggs

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    Hire Wade Boggs

    Sox need a batting coach, no offense to Greg Colbrunn (who having a tough medical issue) and the other assistants but it's time to bring in a Hall of Famer--someone like a Boggs. The whole approach of the batters need to change a bit. And yes the talent level is not very good either, but time to maximize it a bit. Boggs always could hit for power if he chose to, but wanted the high batting average. Great batting eye of course, understood the strike zone....something very few Sox seem to grasp. They need to do something.

     
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    Sox need a batting coach, no offense to Greg Colbrunn (who having a tough medical issue) and the other assistants but it's time to bring in a Hall of Famer--someone like a Boggs. The whole approach of the batters need to change a bit. And yes the talent level is not very good either, but time to maximize it a bit. Boggs always could hit for power if he chose to, but wanted the high batting average. Great batting eye of course, understood the strike zone....something very few Sox seem to grasp. They need to do something.

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    He could also teach them how do have girlfriends for the road.

     
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    Sox need a batting coach, no offense to Greg Colbrunn (who having a tough medical issue) and the other assistants but it's time to bring in a Hall of Famer--someone like a Boggs. The whole approach of the batters need to change a bit. And yes the talent level is not very good either, but time to maximize it a bit. Boggs always could hit for power if he chose to, but wanted the high batting average. Great batting eye of course, understood the strike zone....something very few Sox seem to grasp. They need to do something.

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    He could also teach them how do have girlfriends for the road.

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    Not to mention two more of his favorite things, chicken and beer.

     
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    Sox need a batting coach, no offense to Greg Colbrunn (who having a tough medical issue) and the other assistants but it's time to bring in a Hall of Famer--someone like a Boggs. The whole approach of the batters need to change a bit. And yes the talent level is not very good either, but time to maximize it a bit. Boggs always could hit for power if he chose to, but wanted the high batting average. Great batting eye of course, understood the strike zone....something very few Sox seem to grasp. They need to do something.

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    He could also teach them how do have girlfriends for the road.

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    and hair plugs

    Yeah danny.. I'm thinking NO.

     
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    Sox need a batting coach, no offense to Greg Colbrunn (who having a tough medical issue) and the other assistants but it's time to bring in a Hall of Famer--someone like a Boggs. The whole approach of the batters need to change a bit. And yes the talent level is not very good either, but time to maximize it a bit. Boggs always could hit for power if he chose to, but wanted the high batting average. Great batting eye of course, understood the strike zone....something very few Sox seem to grasp. They need to do something.

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    Something may or may not need to be done, but I can assure you that Wade Boggs is not the answer.

     
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    The Massachusetts State Police can provide escort as he wears his Yankee gear riding his horse down the Pike.

        
     
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    Sox need a batting coach, no offense to Greg Colbrunn (who having a tough medical issue) and the other assistants but it's time to bring in a Hall of Famer--someone like a Boggs. The whole approach of the batters need to change a bit. And yes the talent level is not very good either, but time to maximize it a bit. Boggs always could hit for power if he chose to, but wanted the high batting average. Great batting eye of course, understood the strike zone....something very few Sox seem to grasp. They need to do something.

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    You may have forgotten something: Wade Boggs had the worst swing that any  .300 hitter ever had. And that's in the history of baseball! Or, maybe, this was a "tongue-in-cheek" remark?

     
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    A lot of Wade Boggs haters...Guy was one of the best hitters in baseball for years. Bunch of haters.

     
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    A lot of Nomar haters too, so at least you haters are consistent in your disrespect for former great Sox who don't pass your Dirt Dog test. 

     
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    I would rather promote from within.  gedman is the hitting coach for AA and he is sending guys to triple A on a fast schedule.  Not sure if you want to disrupt the flow, but I would rather see him in fenway over Boggs.

     
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    A lot of Nomar haters too, so at least you haters are consistent in your disrespect for former great Sox who don't pass your Dirt Dog test. 

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    I probably should have added an LOL after mine, as it was meant to be tongue and cheek.  

     
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    A lot of Nomar haters too, so at least you haters are consistent in your disrespect for former great Sox who don't pass your Dirt Dog test. 

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    I probably should have added an LOL after mine, as it was meant to be tongue and cheek.  

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    seriously.  D-Cater is hilarious.  Here is getting all righteous and judemental over posters tongue-in-cheek slagging on former greats (I guess i needed to insert an LOL on mine too for clarity).  And, yet, every day, he is crushing some current Sox or another, and in decidedly un-tongue-in-cheek fashion.  

     
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    boggs-schmoggs.  dude can ride his horse from the bronx to the brooklyn bridge.  and then off of it.

    make Holt the hitting coach.

    other names i have posted under:  none

     
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    Sox need a batting coach, no offense to Greg Colbrunn (who having a tough medical issue) and the other assistants but it's time to bring in a Hall of Famer--someone like a Boggs. The whole approach of the batters need to change a bit. And yes the talent level is not very good either, but time to maximize it a bit. Boggs always could hit for power if he chose to, but wanted the high batting average. Great batting eye of course, understood the strike zone....something very few Sox seem to grasp. They need to do something.

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    I'm not a Boggs hater, but how do we know he'd be a good hitting coach. Just because he was a great hitter, it doesn't mean he'd be a great hitting coach. Some of the best hitting coaches -- Charlie Manuel for example -- weren't exactly great hitters in their careers.

     

     

     
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    Gedman would be great as he is a Charley Lau disciple and for a few seasons it paid off for him...I'd take Gedman in a heart beat...Yes, I have no idea if Boggs would be a good batting coach or not, but I have to think a guy with his knowledge in the science of hitting would be an asset if he tried it. I used Boggs as an example not necessarily him, but someone that has his pedigree--a guy who had superior knowledge and patience and used his ability to be disciplined to become one of baseball's all-time batting leaders.

     
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    Gedman would be great as he is a Charley Lau disciple and for a few seasons it paid off for him...I'd take Gedman in a heart beat...Yes, I have no idea if Boggs would be a good batting coach or not, but I have to think a guy with his knowledge in the science of hitting would be an asset if he tried it. I used Boggs as an example not necessarily him, but someone that has his pedigree--a guy who had superior knowledge and patience and used his ability to be disciplined to become one of baseball's all-time batting leaders.

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    I would not want Gedman if he's teaching the Charlie Lau/Walt Hriniak approach. Hitting down on the ball, which was against Ted Williams' theory, and taking one hand off the bat in follow through. Hated that approach.

    It worked for Gedman for just three full seasons then he looked clumsy and couldn't hit his way out of a paper bag. From age 27 through the rest of his career (six seasons), he batted just .206.

     

     

     
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    I'm sure there is more of a variation of it, but it does work on weight back.

     
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    I'm sure there is more of a variation of it, but it does work on weight back.

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    I hated the swing and approach. It worked OK with Dwight Evans, but it had more to do with Evans sticking to the same approach, rather than changing his stance and swing every at-bat like he was doing.

     

     

     
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     Yeah, I like the Gedman hire idea.  Not because he would be any good.  But, just to rep WORCESTAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH.    
     
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    Geddy is a former Sox...Easy Easler was a good batting coach back in the day...

     
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    Geddy is a former Sox...Easy Easler was a good batting coach back in the day...

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    I'd take Easler back in a moment.

    Who knows? Maybe Gedman would be a good hitting coach. I was not a fan of the Lau/Hriniak approach, but he's gotten good reviews in the minors, so you never know.

     

     

     
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    Wow, The Gedman post got some responses.  I like promoting from within and gedman knows the young players. Double A seems to get more talk than triple.  He is doing something right.

     
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    Easler was terrific, one of the best in my opinion. Never was sure exactly why he left the Sox and under what circumstances. The team thrived offensively under his guidance.

     
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    Boggs had 20/12 vision, and could see the movement of the pitcher's fingers.  Just because you have a skill doesn't make you a good teacher.

     

     
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    Boggs had 20/12 vision, and could see the movement of the pitcher's fingers.  Just because you have a skill doesn't make you a good teacher.

     

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    You might be right Joe, but I bet he could have taught Lack, Lester, and Beckett a thing or two about eating chicken in 2011.

     

     

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