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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 03/27/2015 10:33:10 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: Jid, I hope it's just the sniffles. PLEASE hang on for at least another year so I can meet you.....same for 5S and bosomal.....:) One of my biggest blunders was not g more »

  • Posted 03/26/2015 06:00:07 EDT

    In response to maxbialystock's comment:

    Jidgef.  You write good.  Thanks.  

    Thanks Max. Unfortunately I'll be on the DL for a while. Catch you when I can.

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  • Posted 03/26/2015 05:58:07 EDT

    In response to S5's comment: Jidge..check your PM's Any owners who sign previously suspended PED abusers to a big $$ contract are as guilty of perpetuating the PED problem as are the players. And I ha more »

  • Forum Post: Bullish bullpen

    Posted 03/23/2015 06:10:41 EDT

    The weak link I see in that pen lineup is Workman. Haven't seen him look good all spring. I really like Vavaro and Ogando, great pick-ups.

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  • Posted 03/23/2015 05:51:05 EDT

    Short, wet day at the fort. Unusual start to the game; Mookie hit a solid line drive but it was caught. If he keeps making outs they really should consider sending him down;) Solid outing from Porcell more »

  • Posted 03/22/2015 07:32:38 EDT

    I bought the package years ago when Nomar was first traded because he was my son's favorite player. So we could watch the sox on NESN and watch Nomar on the computer. Been renewing it every year ever more »

  • Posted 03/22/2015 05:18:06 EDT

    There wasn't an error posted on Mookie's blast. In a regular season game that's a triple and error. But if the catcher handled the relay Mookie would have been out. It's always good to win, and even b more »

  • Posted 03/22/2015 11:06:19 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: Damn...I'm really kicking myself in the butt for not going there this year as a PRIORITY. Rest assured that me and my better half will be there next year. Keep up the more »

  • Posted 03/20/2015 10:49:22 EDT

    A few details that I left out of my mini review... Took Bosoxmal to the game today, a real gentleman and knowledgable baseball guy. For those of you who occasionally disagree with the old buck let me more »

  • Posted 03/20/2015 05:13:40 EDT

    We all could have left Jet Blue happily after Rusney's walkoff homer, but they made us play two more innings and expose the weak underbelly of Pawtucket's bullpen. More later (heading out to an early more »

  • Posted 03/19/2015 05:46:43 EDT

    Holt is a very weak defender at shortstop with a secondbaseman's arm. Now Marrero could be another story. He's far and away the best defensive shortstop in our system, but he has to prove he can hit a more »

  • Posted 03/19/2015 05:22:00 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: With Vasquez arm issue, they may have to start the year without him. It seems like he may actually be the MVP on the team to hear everyone rave about him. No d more »

  • Posted 03/18/2015 05:12:53 EDT

    An interesting and far more entertaining ballgame today at the Fort. Great pitchers duel to start with as both Porcello and Pelfrey kept hiiters off balance and had them grounding balls all around the more »

  • Posted 03/18/2015 07:48:04 EDT

    Bogey did have two hits yesterday; a sign of life. I still think both he and Hanley will hit and both have been making better contact than their current numbers indicate. You're right about the speed more »

  • Posted 03/17/2015 09:59:57 EDT

    Better late than never, although today's game really deserves a never. The highlight was the beautiful Southwest Florida weather. Actually, the team did hit, into double plays that is. I think they hi more »

  • Posted 03/17/2015 09:39:46 EDT

    In response to 2004Idiot's comment: Gordon Edes ‏@GordonEdes 1h1 hour agoSwihart charged with two errors today, one on a throw, one for catcher’s interference Sorry Gordo, one error was on a throw more »

  • Posted 03/16/2015 06:30:46 EDT

    In response to bosoxmal's comment: In response to jidgef's comment: I have an extra ticket to today's game at the Fort if anyone local is interested. first post, first served. That's what I get for no more »

  • Posted 03/16/2015 06:26:06 EDT

    Well ain't I just a blushin'? S5 thanks for the kind words. Games don't get much more exciting than when they end on a walk-off wild pitch! The Sox did fall behind 3-0 as Harvey looks like the real de more »

  • Posted 03/16/2015 09:12:10 EDT

    I have an extra ticket to today's game at the Fort if anyone local is interested. first post, first served.

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  • Posted 03/16/2015 07:39:12 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment:

    I hope this stays as Jid's + 5S's spring training report and directly associated material.

    Are you headed to SW Florida by chance?

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  • Posted 03/15/2015 08:24:02 EDT

    As i've said before, I think it would take a dire emergency to get Hanley anuwhere near the Red Sox infield. Short term depth is most likely Holt, although I'm not a fan, and longer term means activat more »

  • Posted 03/15/2015 01:04:06 EDT

    Article in today's Sunday Globe about the Sox NOT showcasing Swihart in game againt Phillies. Read to the end if you can (it's the subscription Globe edition) where Farrell says that he's never seen a more »

  • Posted 03/15/2015 12:59:38 EDT

    In response to jcri's comment: As always Jid thanks for these reports which keep us all in touch with Fenway South.  I have a request for you; I have a rooting interest in Wright, the knuckleballer.   more »

  • Posted 03/15/2015 12:21:19 EDT

    FWIW, Bogey did walk yesterday. He also made a very nice play a few days ago on a carom off the short wall behind third base to throw out a runner. He looks a little bigger and stronger this year; I t more »

  • Posted 03/15/2015 11:05:36 EDT

    In response to craze4sox's comment: Hey Jidge, For me there have been a few surprises so far this spring and some not so much.  Shane and Bogy are number one and two on my list because they are both u more »