Who Are Red Sox "Folk" Heroes?

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    This thread has gone far enough !!!!!     STOP  ....  Please !!

     

     

    It certainly seems apparent that a number of folks are having some fun and enjoyment with this post, as opposed to the virulent and caustic posts that others use to cut and thrust with their inane banter.

    However, if you find this post and the responses offensive or annoying, instead of asking us to stop, perhaps I might suggest, respectfully, that you simply stop clicking onto this post.

    Shazam, problem solved.

    BILLY KLAUS

     

     

     

     

     

    OK,OK .......  Billy Goodman, Billy Consolo !!!!!


     
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    No love for Piersall, Jensen, Runnels, Monbouquette, Stange, Dr. Strangeglove, or Stephens?

     
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    Roger (Rogelio) Moret.

     
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    In response to Bill-806's comment:

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    This thread has gone far enough !!!!!     STOP  ....  Please !!

     

     

    It certainly seems apparent that a number of folks are having some fun and enjoyment with this post, as opposed to the virulent and caustic posts that others use to cut and thrust with their inane banter.

    However, if you find this post and the responses offensive or annoying, instead of asking us to stop, perhaps I might suggest, respectfully, that you simply stop clicking onto this post.

    Shazam, problem solved.

    BILLY KLAUS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OK,OK .......  Billy Goodman, Billy Consolo !!!!!


     



    Kudos to you Bill for being a good sport.

    Billy Consolo once told a grear story of how  one time he hit the ball into the alley of the oufield getting an inside-the-park home run. However the umpire called him out for missing second base. Consolo said he charged the umpire from the dugout and told the umpire;

    "You're wrong. I touched second base. I missed third. But I touched second."

     
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    It's always bothered me that Millar's walk and Roberts' steal is always remembered, but Bill Mueller, who actually scored Roberts gets very little love.

    Johnny Damon was my favorite player until his bad decision, but it was definitely fun while it lasted. Complete goofball and flowing hair -- loved every minute of it.

     
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    Tony Conigliaro, Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Yaz, johnny Peski, Harry "The Golden Greek" Agannis (his life was too Short), Dom DiMaggio.

    Life is what happens while were busy making other plans.

                                                                       John lennon

     

     
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    My top 5:

    1) Tommy Harper: he got me hooked on baseball while I was a kid in Milwaukee.

    2) Luis Tiant: re-invented himself and showed that pitching and heart wins games.

    3) Bill Lee: colorful, resourceful, and one of a kind.

    4) Luis Aparicio: got me hooked on the importance of SS defense.

    5T) Bernie Carbo: the big 3-run job... joyfulness before the tears.

    5T) Pedro Martinez: blessed me with the chance to see the greatest of Alltime.

    Sox4ever

     
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    Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.

    Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:

    Dave Roberts

    Koji Uehara

    Two others that might fit the bill:

    Kevin Millar

    Bernie Carbo

    But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.



    I guess those guidelines weren't necessarily followed, Roy.

     
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    [QUOTE]

    Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.

    Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:

    Dave Roberts

    Koji Uehara

    Two others that might fit the bill:

    Kevin Millar

    Bernie Carbo

    But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.

     



    I guess those guidelines weren't necessarily followed, Roy.[/QUOTE]


    Yeah, it did kind of grew. What happens is posters read the title and don't read the OP. I've done that at times and gone back to edit the post because I realized it didn't fit.

    Admittedly, it was kind of a narrow group of players and it might be hard to remember how fans felt at the time of players from the past.


    Tiant, Damon, Pedro certainly had that "folk hero" appeal but they were stars and really didn't have short careers in Boston.

    I was looking for more of the Dave Henderson types. They players who had that brief stay but did something memorable (Henderson, Roberts, Carbo) -- that places him above all those other players who come through.

    Or they had colorful personalities and also had that memorable year (Koji) or couple of years (Radatz).

    Maybe I should have tried to explain what I was going for a little better. Still -- a fun topic and I appreciate the responses.

     
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    Mantle had abusrdly awful #s vs Radatz; I believe he struck out about 75% of the time

     

    http://joyofsox.blogspot.com/2005/03/mantle-v-radatz.html

     

    Also, Radatz hurt his arm in '65 due to TW insisting he learn how to throw a sinker; it ruined a likely HOF career

     
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