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  • Forum Post: Sweet Caroline has got to go!

    Posted 03/07/2012 10:59:11 EST

    Out of town fans think Sweet Caroline is a silly song to be played at Fenway while  holding hands.    

  • Forum Post: Bobby V is management's puppet

    Posted 03/01/2012 07:54:37 EST

    Valentine a puppet of Lucchino's ?    It's part of the condition that he got a managerial job to begin with.

  • Forum Post: BATTING ORDER: CRAW 2ND, PEDROIA THIRD +PAPI SIXTH?

    Posted 02/29/2012 06:33:33 EST

    Can't do it.     Ortiz will sulk and whine saying he's not appreciated and cause disruption on the team.

  • Forum Post: Bench Coach Varitek right now!!

    Posted 02/29/2012 06:29:19 EST

    The Sox are at the limit for what a team can have as coaches.     If he wanted the job as pitching coach, he should have retired as a player and approached Lucchino when Curt Young was let go.

  • Forum Post: Jose Iglesias starting?

    Posted 02/22/2012 05:50:42 EST

    Why not start Iglesias ?    A stong glove and a weak bat has been known all along.   Dave Magadan is supposedly the hitting coach.    Have him spend whatever time it takes to correct the battings flaw more »

  • Forum Post: Quit Dreamin- this 2012 Sox edition blows!!

    Posted 02/21/2012 10:57:00 EST

    In Response to Re: Quit Dreamin- this 2012 Sox edition blows!!: [QUOTE]Thanks for your well informed and valuable input.I think you gave us all something to seriously consider. Posted by mrmojo1120[/Q more »

  • Forum Post: Can John Lackey be of any use?

    Posted 02/21/2012 06:38:32 EST

    Lackey will be a useful go-fer to bring coffee to Larry Lucchino on chilly days & nights. more »

  • Forum Post: Old Timer's Walk Up Songs?

    Posted 02/21/2012 02:41:57 EST

    Anything but the silly holding hands and singing Sweet Caroline.    Something that will uplift the crowd. more »

  • Forum Post: Daisuke Matsuzaka throws in bullpen and Bobby Jenks struggles on...

    Posted 02/21/2012 02:39:21 EST

    Matsuzaka has only himself to blame for nibbling at the plate and walking hitters.    He's a different pitcher with runners on base and his surgery won't correct it.    He has to learn to attack hitte more »

  • Forum Post: Carl Crawford.

    Posted 02/20/2012 06:34:32 EST

    Crawford won't take anything but light batting practice until at least mid March.   His wrist is only a month removed from surgery and he can't swing at full strength until May. more »

  • Forum Post: What 3 pitchers Will Fill the Last 3 Slots on the Sox Opening Day Pitching Staff?

    Posted 02/19/2012 03:18:12 EST

    In Response to Re: What 3 pitchers Will Fill the Last 3 Slots on the Sox Opening Day Pitching Staff?: [QUOTE]padilla cook maine Posted by raider3524[/QUOTE] Mortensen will have an outside chance as wi more »

  • Forum Post: Sox lineup, Major's Best???

    Posted 02/19/2012 03:12:08 EST

    The so-called experts at ESPN have made their predictions.    Same as last year.



    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/preview/2011/news/story?page=11expertpicks more »

  • Forum Post: My Predictions for 2012

    Posted 02/18/2012 11:28:20 EST

    My rose colored glasses have seen the way of a dumpster.     With the holes in the lineup, they'll finish 3rd in the AL East.   If Selig decides to add another Wild Card team, the Sox will see an earl more »

  • Forum Post: Are the sox a better team this year?

    Posted 02/18/2012 07:44:11 EST

    The Sox will need to have good health throughout the year and no serious injuries.   Several players will need to have career years and above all, the 3-4-5 starting pitchers will need to give at leas more »

  • Forum Post: ON APRIL 20TH (100TH BIRTHDAY) HOW ABOUT A SEND OFF FOR WAKE & TECK.......

    Posted 02/18/2012 06:17:46 EST

    A retirement ceremony is probably planned in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Ye Olde Ballpark. By right, John Henry should offer one free 8 ounce glass of beer with a commemorative engraved  more »

  • Forum Post: AJ is traded - yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted 02/17/2012 06:44:41 EST

    Burnett will be a big fish in a small pond with Pittsburgh.     No facing a DH might help.  When Lackey is finished with his rehab from TJ surgery, maybe the Sox can peddle him to the National League. more »

  • Forum Post: Nominations for Captain

    Posted 02/17/2012 04:25:14 EST

    Forget the "C" on the uniform jersey, that's for hockey.    The same with "A" for Assistant Captain. A Captain leads by example and is likely to be a career member of the Sox and not go elsewhere when more »

  • Forum Post: Sox lineup, Major's Best???

    Posted 02/17/2012 06:33:12 EST

    The major's best  ?    That was (supposedly) the 2011 team.     Nothing has been added to make the 2012 Sox any better unless the scrap heap types suddenly have career years and every player is injury more »

  • Forum Post: Quit Dreamin- this 2012 Sox edition blows!!

    Posted 02/17/2012 06:26:26 EST

    Too many things have to go right in order for the 2012 Sox to be considered for the playoffs.    Suspect pitching, SS, right field and no depth coming from the farm system.    This is clearly a transi more »

  • Forum Post: Hanley in a trade?

    Posted 02/17/2012 06:21:18 EST

    Reality says the Sox have no trading chips to offer the Marlins in order to get Hanley Ramirez.    more »

  • Forum Post: "Witching Hour for Varitek and Wakefield" Post Signs to Keep them out of Spring Training!!!

    Posted 02/16/2012 03:08:28 EST

    Both Varitek and Wakefield are like trying to get water out of a dry towel.    They are what they are when they where. Honor them for past contributions in a pre-game ceremony sometime during the seas more »

  • Forum Post: Can Bobby Jenks turn it around?

    Posted 02/16/2012 02:55:54 EST

    Bobby Junks won't be available until July at the earliest. more »

  • Forum Post: The Final Piece: Southpaw out of Pen!

    Posted 02/16/2012 12:02:24 EST

    Morales seems likely to be the lefthander out of the bullpen with some appearances by Miller.

    more »

  • Forum Post: is Bobby V the kick in the pants the sox need?

    Posted 02/15/2012 11:58:55 EST

    It all depends on how the veteran players can relate to Valentine after 8 years of Francona.    Two different styles of managing. more »

  • Forum Post: Papi's Last Year with the Red Sox

    Posted 02/14/2012 10:16:43 EST

    Fear not.    Expect Ortiz to start bellyaching about a new 2-year deal sometime in July and say the team doesn't appreciate him. He's delusional enough to think he can get around a fastball until he's more »

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