Xander's mama ...

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    ... must have eschewed mother's milk and gentle lullabies in favor of at bats vs. major league pitching to soothe her crying baby.  The kid looks as  comfortable or more confortable at the plate than any of the vets on the club.  We saw in the post season how well he understands the strike zone.  But he also seems to know what to do with everything.  Last night:  first two at bats, the book clearly said pitch him away.  So, they did and he promptly laced pull singles into left center.  So, they come back trying to jam him and he insides out a beauty liner into right.  All with that easy silk swing.  

    And, while I am lauding the young knight, can the Iggy-lovers please give this guy some credit on defense??  He may not have Iggy range or Iggy hands (though frankly I am yet to see that he doesn't), but his footwork is impeccable, his arm strong and accurate, and I am yet to see him get the yips on any ball.  Smooth and unflappable like fellow "slow" "range-lacking" shortstops Jeter and Ripken.

     
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    ... must have eschewed mother's milk and gentle lullabies in favor of at bats vs. major league pitching to soothe her crying baby.  The kid looks as  comfortable or more confortable at the plate than any of the vets on the club.  We saw in the post season how well he understands the strike zone.  But he also seems to know what to do with everything.  Last night:  first two at bats, the book clearly said pitch him away.  So, they did and he promptly laced pull singles into left center.  So, they come back trying to jam him and he insides out a beauty liner into right.  All with that easy silk swing.  

    And, while I am lauding the young knight, can the Iggy-lovers please give this guy some credit on defense??  He may not have Iggy range or Iggy hands (though frankly I am yet to see that he doesn't), but his footwork is impeccable, his arm strong and accurate, and I am yet to see him get the yips on any ball.  Smooth and unflappable like fellow "slow" "range-lacking" shortstops Jeter and Ripken.

    [/QUOTE]Space,   a buddy of mine just got back from an Aruba vacation.....  He met the MOM, she works in a restaurant, my friend said she was a very hard working humble, proud lady and rightfully so..... You can see that the Boy has had the right guidence along the way ......


     
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    ... must have eschewed mother's milk and gentle lullabies in favor of at bats vs. major league pitching to soothe her crying baby.  The kid looks as  comfortable or more confortable at the plate than any of the vets on the club.  We saw in the post season how well he understands the strike zone.  But he also seems to know what to do with everything.  Last night:  first two at bats, the book clearly said pitch him away.  So, they did and he promptly laced pull singles into left center.  So, they come back trying to jam him and he insides out a beauty liner into right.  All with that easy silk swing.  

    And, while I am lauding the young knight, can the Iggy-lovers please give this guy some credit on defense??  He may not have Iggy range or Iggy hands (though frankly I am yet to see that he doesn't), but his footwork is impeccable, his arm strong and accurate, and I am yet to see him get the yips on any ball.  Smooth and unflappable like fellow "slow" "range-lacking" shortstops Jeter and Ripken.

    [/QUOTE]Space,   a buddy of mine just got back from an Aruba vacation.....  He met the MOM, she works in a restaurant, my friend said she was a very hard working humble, proud lady and rightfully so..... You can see that the Boy has had the right guidence along the way ......


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    For sure Bill.  Love his gentle demeanor, humility, work ethic, and calm, focus.  Those traits come from teaching and nurturing.  Kudo's Ms. Boegarts!

     
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    Xander is quickly becoming one of my alltime favorites.  just something about him makes it super easy to root for him.....

     
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    I think everyone on Aruba knows Xander. I went there for vacation on New Year's Eve two years ago and I was talking to a bartender who asked me where I was from. When i replied Boston, he said " You like baseball? Do you know who Xander Bogaerts is?"

     
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    I think everyone on Aruba knows Xander. I went there for vacation on New Year's Eve two years ago and I was talking to a bartender who asked me where I was from. When i replied Boston, he said " You like baseball? Do you know who Xander Bogaerts is?"

    [/QUOTE]Thats a great story played probably many times each day.......  Between the cruise ships and charter vaca's, a very serious amount of New Englanders get there !!


     
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    I never understood the whole lets spend 30 million signing Drew so that he can interfere with X's playing time/promotion. I loved Iggy but the Peavy trade was a no brainer given the standings and Clay's injuries. X is the real deal....I hope Middie can get as comfy and then this infield will be amazing

     
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    I like his bat very much but I think he may be better off at 3B. 


    His confidence is off the charts at the plate but he lacks confidence at SS.

     
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    I like his bat very much but I think he may be better off at 3B. 


    His confidence is off the charts at the plate but he lacks confidence at SS.

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    Just opinions of course here, but I don't think he lacks that much confidence at shortstop.  Yes, I have seen a couple balls he has been tentative on.  But, in the main, he has looked surefooted and solid out there.  Has made some nifty throws and turns that recquire confidence to commit to.

     
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    I like his bat very much but I think he may be better off at 3B. 


    His confidence is off the charts at the plate but he lacks confidence at SS.

    [/QUOTE] hey andrew!...welcome back!! 


     
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    I like his bat very much but I think he may be better off at 3B. 


    His confidence is off the charts at the plate but he lacks confidence at SS.

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    Just opinions of course here, but I don't think he lacks that much confidence at shortstop.  Yes, I have seen a couple balls he has been tentative on.  But, in the main, he has looked surefooted and solid out there.  Has made some nifty throws and turns that recquire confidence to commit to.

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    what would give anyone the idea that this kid lacks confidence in anything he does on a baseball field? Ive seen noi lack of confidence at all.

    Just because he might kick a ball or two this year has nothing to do with being confident. And since hes only had a handful of innings at 3b Im not sure how he would be more confindent at that position.

     
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    thanks.....it's been a nice vacation!

     
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