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About Me: I have been a Red Sox fan since the fifties, fell in love with watching Ted Williams. I have played, managed, and umpired at every level from Little League to High School to American Legion ball. I currently coach at the high school level.

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  • Posted 10/01/2015 07:30:08 EDT

    Well Moon if we ever brought Lowrie back it might force Softy back from the netherworld to rail and harangue against  him. I seem to remember Ellsbury, Wakefield and Lowrie were his favorite whipping more »

  • Posted 09/30/2015 10:31:36 EDT

    I think Breslow's point was more about the team dramatically underachieving with all that talent on the roster and then finally starting to play to their potential. more »

  • Posted 09/22/2015 07:11:13 EDT

    Here's a thought...what about Farrell as the new GM. Everybody acknowledges that the next GM is basically Dombroski's boy Friday, and many have also theorized that Farrell is a better front office typ more »

  • Posted 09/03/2015 04:32:44 EDT

    I don't want to trade any of our stud position players, Bogey, Betts, JBJ, Vasquez and Swihart. I want to be able to find playing time for all of them, which is why I'd love to see Swihart start to wo more »

  • Posted 09/03/2015 04:18:31 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: In Veritek's first 500 type inning season he had 18 PB, compared to Swihart's 14, in even fewer innings. The next year he followed that up with 25 PB and then more »

  • Posted 09/02/2015 07:46:52 EDT

    I want Vasquez and Hannigan behind the dish and Swihart to get time at first or third while serving as our third string catcher. This is presupposing we can rid ourselves of Hanley for certain and Pan more »

  • Posted 08/30/2015 01:27:23 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Here's a look at the 2016 Forty Man Roster Issues. I'm going to assume we take the Ortiz and Buchholz options, although I suppose we might trade Buch after the opt more »

  • Posted 08/27/2015 05:58:17 EDT

    The September call-ups have been here for half the season. 

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  • Posted 08/27/2015 05:36:16 EDT

    Oh and another thing, my shameless plug. I will be walking again this year, my eleventh straight year, in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund walk, 26.2 miles to help raise money to fight cancer. If any of more »

  • Posted 08/27/2015 05:26:57 EDT

    Just jumping into the middle of this after a long absence and here are my thoughts... Job number one for Dombrowski is the pitching staff; I think we can all agree on that. But I hate to see us trade more »

  • Posted 08/20/2015 03:40:50 EDT

    Enlighten me. Who is Sideshow Bob and who is the Hulk? more »

  • Posted 07/07/2015 04:27:18 EDT

    As some of you may know, I've been going to spring training the last few seasons and reporting on my impressions while there. At the end of ST this year I posted the following, which I am reposting al more »

  • Posted 07/04/2015 06:14:00 EDT

    It is also obvious that we are into a designated catcher situation with Leon and Buch. I'm not knocking it because it's working. But I thought after the Lester/Ross arrangement that Farrell said he wo more »

  • Posted 07/02/2015 05:36:45 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: In response to pinstripezac35's comment: In response to ampoule's comment: I may be wriong here, but I can't remember a Sox manager being replaced in the middle of th more »

  • Posted 07/02/2015 05:31:33 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: Amp, I agree 100%. The time is actually past due on Farrell. I don't see any fire. I see mental lapses. I don't see team unity.   more »

  • Forum Post: The kid has an arm

    Posted 06/26/2015 06:52:17 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: One of the best fielding shortstops EVER was Mark Belanger.  His career BA was .228 To this day he is still the best I ever saw at that position, western Mass bias ad more »

  • Forum Post: Anderson Espinoza

    Posted 06/26/2015 01:35:06 EDT

    Mal my father-in-law is still hanging on, although still pretty short on energy. He "watches" every game, whether his eyes are open or not. Tough to watch so far this season, but I keep the faith. Pre more »

  • Forum Post: Anderson Espinoza

    Posted 06/26/2015 10:29:00 EDT

    I had the good fortune to go to a game with Mal this spring. Don't let the age fool you, he's as sharp as this "youngster" any day. And while I'm as tech-challenged as they come, Mal was texting pictu more »

  • Forum Post: Trivia

    Posted 06/07/2015 12:43:52 EDT

    I believe the fifth answer is the catcher's balk.

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  • Posted 05/28/2015 07:19:26 EDT

    Both of those games were "save" situations before the Sox scored late and Uehara had already begun his warm-ups. Farrell doesn't want to warm him up and then not use him. While I don't agree with all more »

  • Posted 05/14/2015 07:38:02 EDT

    Just a few observations... I enjoy reading both Boom and Harness, but maybe you two could simply ignore each other and participate with the rest of us. I know you're both probably too opinionated to d more »

  • Posted 05/13/2015 05:59:12 EDT

    In response to jcri's comment: Guys, haven't had a chance to read here or elsewhere today so not abreast of news but I did attend the game in Oakland last night, one of my students gave me two tickets more »

  • Posted 05/07/2015 08:03:29 EDT

    Well we certainly fixed our pitching woes by getting rid of Nieves. Why did he force Masterson to walk all those guys last night? And why was he making him throw all those 86mph fastballs? And why cou more »

  • Posted 05/07/2015 07:49:49 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: harness, I respect the H3LL out of you, but .750 is a great number for a 22 year old player's in his first year. I actually expect better than .750, but would be v more »

  • Posted 05/02/2015 10:01:54 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment:


    Will Craig's dinger signal a longer look?

    I doubt it.



    They pinch hit for him just a few innings later. That tells you all you need to know.

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