Comment on: Excited About the Prospects of James Shields Joining the Red Sox? Hell, No - Eric Wilbur's Sports Blog - Boston.com
Posted 10/23/2014 03:51:33 EDT
Agree on Shields. Disagree on Reynolds. I find him to be totally listenable, knowledgeable (obviously), full of good insights, and head and shoulders above McCarver. I think the broadcast team of Buck more »
Comment on: Tommy Harper still haunted by time with Red Sox - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/21/2014 11:59:10 EDT
It is disconcerting to note that several of the above posts supporting Harper and decrying the Hub's racism generally and the Sox's past racist policies and attitudes specifically have received an abu more »
Comment on: Football on TV is tough to tackle - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/14/2014 12:33:43 EDT
Yup. It's the only way I will watch a game anymore. When I tell people I prefer to watch a baseball game over an NFL game, I cite the fact that at least for baseball, the commercial breaks only happen more »
Comment on: Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr.âs âSupermanâ Catch Saves a Run, Extra Base Hit - Extra Bases - Boston.com
Posted 07/10/2014 01:00:02 EDT
I don't think even Freddie makes that catch, Jim, and I loved me some Freddie Lynn. He was spectacular going back on balls to the wall and abusing his body crashing into it, but I don't recall ever se more »
Comment on: Betts or Bust? How Can the Red Sox Fix Their Offensively Horrendous Outfield? - Eric Wilbur's Sports Blog - Boston.com
Posted 06/08/2014 06:03:01 EDT
I started a thread on this subject a couple of weeks ago, tooner. It would be great if you would re-post your post from above in that thread. Maybe some of those who shot me down will start seeing it more »
Comment on: Soxâ Offense Jolts Awake, Then Hits the Snooze - Extra Bases - Boston.com
Posted 05/25/2014 12:47:16 EDT
I started a forum chat on the subject.http://www.boston.com/community/forums/sports/red-sox/on-the-front-burner/time-to-abandon-the-working-the-count-philosophy/100/7157862 more »
Comment on: Time is Now for Red Sox -- as a Team and Individuals -- to Start Playing Like Contenders - Touching All the Bases - Boston.com
Posted 05/20/2014 01:14:55 EDT
And I believe they need to abandon their working the count philosophy. Our pitchers are constantly victimized by opposition batters swinging at first pitch fastballs. Other than Ortiz and AJ our hitte more »
Comment on: Jacoby Ellsbury's departure is good news for Red Sox fans - Adam Kaufman - Boston.com Sports
Posted 12/05/2013 02:53:31 EST
Typo comma after "Although." I need an editor.
Posted 12/05/2013 02:51:04 EST
Although, Ryan's contract averaged out at just over a million per annum, Catfish Hunter was the first to bank a million in one year, albeit as an up front signing bonus, some five years earlier than R more »
Comment on: An unforgettable season of redemption - Touching All the Bases - Boston.com
Posted 10/31/2013 07:11:06 EDT
Thanks fpr the link to your Sept. 4th column, Chad. I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time around. And thanks for a great season of covering the Sox. Boston strong!
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Posted 10/29/2013 01:26:33 EDT
Glad to see Ross getting his due and Farrell finally giving these crucial starts to the better backstop. Rossie is a rock solid, take charge catcher who is more likely to make contact with the bat. more »
Comment on: Nava returns to lineup for Game 3 - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 10/26/2013 03:31:14 EDT
I'm with you, Walla. Was about to post the same thing myself. There is no question that Ross is the better defensive player, and he has been taking good swings throughout the playoffs in the few cha more »
Comment on: Game 161: Red Sox at Orioles - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 09/28/2013 07:11:04 EDT
And let Bogaerts take over for Drew, too.
Posted 09/28/2013 07:10:09 EDT
Seattle wins. Don't even send Shane out to the field now.
Posted 09/28/2013 06:31:07 EDT
Posted 09/28/2013 05:48:05 EDT
Assuming Seattle can hold on, I'd sit Vic and put JBJ out there. Let Shane rest up as much as possible now.
Posted 09/28/2013 05:44:31 EDT
As did RS.
Posted 09/28/2013 05:43:59 EDT
Pizza beat me to it.
Posted 09/28/2013 05:43:40 EDT
7-1 Seattle. Brad Miller just hit a salami.
Comment on: 5 takeaways from the Patriots-Jets game - Extra Points - Boston.com
Posted 09/13/2013 01:36:00 EDT
Yup, preening after making a play you are being paid to make and are expected to make has become the obnoxious norm. I'd like to see unsportsman like conduct penalties encompass these ridiculous over more »
Posted 09/13/2013 01:31:38 EDT
That's been my main complaint about televised pro FB for years. Commercial timeouts have slowed the gamed to a crawl. Kickoff ... commercial. Three and out ... commercial. Punt ... commercial. Ru more »
Comment on: Game 104: Rays At Red Sox - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 07/25/2013 03:28:48 EDT
And what happened to Brock Holt? Did he get sent down? Seems he would be a good choice to play 3B with the left side of the infield providing nothing at the plate lately.
Comment on: Farrell not concerned with hitting - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 07/25/2013 03:43:59 EDT
But batting Drew against LH pitchers is hurting them. The team seemed to be clicking with either Holt or Snyder at third and Jose at short. As everyone knows, Jose is just flat out the better SS. H more »
Comment on: Red Sox patch up their pitching - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 06/11/2013 06:54:12 EDT
Don't understand why Wilson is not with the parent club. Did he not pitch well in his stint there?
Comment on: Game 64: Angels at Red Sox - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 06/09/2013 12:34:29 EDT
But why not ride Iglesias' hot bat higher in the order so that he potentially gets one more AB per game?
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