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  • Posted 12/17/2014 08:13:09 EST

    I concur totally with the top two songs listed.  Fairytale of New York and Father Christmas are the best. Others I like: Run Run Rudolph (or Run Rudolph Run) - Chuck Berry, or Bryan Adams version.  Ye more »

  • Posted 12/17/2014 03:07:53 EST

    In response to devildavid's comment: Hfx, I can only guess as to why you detest It's a Wonderful Life. Maybe you have the same corny/sappy criticism of it, and there are elements of that. But I think more »

  • Posted 12/16/2014 05:47:45 EST

    In response to mfymfy's comment: The Cubs rotation has five guys with ERAs under 3.25 (four under 3.0). The real beast there is Arrieta, not Lester. C'mon now.  Arrieta had a very good season, Lester more »

  • Posted 12/16/2014 05:43:45 EST

    I wish Lester well, I really do.  And I think going to the Cubs was one of the least painful outcomes for the Sox.  I don't think we even play the Cubs in the regular season the next few years.

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  • Posted 12/16/2014 05:39:19 EST

    Sabathia's original contract, which ran from 2009-2015, wouldn't have been so bad, but the contract had an opt-out after 3 years, and the Yanks ended up adding on another 2 years.  Those opt-outs have more »

  • Posted 12/16/2014 08:54:12 EST

    In response to fishers5's comment: The question I always have is when are prospects no longer prospects.. If you have all thesekids who supposedly have potential, going thru the system, showing someon more »

  • Posted 12/15/2014 05:22:26 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Ona related note, the worst overall contracts of all time, in order of most total value ($150M+)  not worst return on investment: ARod $275M/10 ('08) ARod $252M/10 more »

  • Posted 12/15/2014 03:27:17 EST

    In response to MattyScornD's comment: Good choices, all. Except that every year I think I'm the only person in the world who does not like "A Christmas Story".  I get why people like it, but to me, it more »

  • Posted 12/15/2014 02:03:20 EST

    In response to newman09's comment: My favorite INPO: Christas Vacation It's A Wonderful Life A Christmas Story Elf Miracle On 34th Street  For me I don't see Trading Places as a Christmas movie, more more »

  • Posted 12/15/2014 01:58:19 EST

    Lackey

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  • Posted 12/15/2014 11:04:33 EST

    In response to S5's comment: One reasn we tend to underestimate the value of good defense because the statistics of an error don't include the ramifications of that error.  As much as it pains me to s more »

  • Posted 12/15/2014 10:54:52 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: I thought the same exact thing, and maybe the new strike zone is why they signed HanRam and made moves to get lowball pitchers. Let's hope they don't now switch to more »

  • Posted 12/15/2014 08:40:41 EST

    Defense is important.  Pitching is important.  Hitting is important.  They're all important.  Everyone is enamored with the Royals defense, but if their hitters didn't engineer a huge comeback against more »

  • Forum Post: Screaming Lord

    Posted 12/14/2014 02:33:59 EST

    In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment: Hi Hf!  Believe-it-or-not, I bought the same LP for my girlfriend* in September, the original English pressing....in Iceland of all places!  It's actual more »

  • Posted 12/14/2014 10:19:41 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: [QUOTE] With regard to Shields's postseason performances, I'm wondering how much of it was fatigue.  In 2011 and 2014 he pitche more »

  • Posted 12/13/2014 01:47:39 EST

    1 A Christmas Story - worthy of the classic status it has attained. 2 A Christmas Carol/Scrooge (1951 version with Alastair Sim) - widely considered to be the best version. 3 Trading Places - Eddie Mu more »

  • Posted 12/13/2014 12:35:10 EST

    I think of Clay as a Wild Card.

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  • Forum Post: Screaming Lord

    Posted 12/13/2014 10:46:39 EST

    I remember Screaming Lord Sutch.  I once owned an album called 'Screaming Lord Sutch and His Heavy Friends'.  I bought it mainly because Ritchie Blackmore was on it.  Can't remember a damn thing about more »

  • Posted 12/13/2014 10:43:18 EST

    In response to 56redsox's comment:

    This morning, going to listen, heading into Boston for the Pats Game Sunday.......



    Good stuff.  Go Pats!

     

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  • Posted 12/13/2014 10:42:20 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: [QUOTE] I think dealing Nava would be a mistake.  Ramirez, Castillo, Victorino, Betts - lots of good potential, but also 2 guys more »

  • Posted 12/13/2014 10:37:08 EST

    I think dealing Nava would be a mistake.  Ramirez, Castillo, Victorino, Betts - lots of good potential, but also 2 guys with no experience and 2 guys with injury histories. 

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  • Posted 12/12/2014 09:21:12 EST

    In response to joyceand's comment: F  He and the rest of the front office are incompetent.  His team went from worst to first and then back to worst.  I like the Panda acquisition.  BUT he dismantled more »

  • Posted 12/12/2014 05:52:58 EST

    With regard to Shields's postseason performances, I'm wondering how much of it was fatigue.  In 2011 and 2014 he pitched a lot of innings.

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  • Posted 12/12/2014 09:08:51 EST

    Some time ago I think we discussed a limit of starting 2 threads in a day.  We need to clearly state it as a rule and if someone fails to follow it they get a time out. 

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  • Posted 12/12/2014 09:02:14 EST

    In response to xxcodyfxx's comment: I think last year was the only year he pitched 200 innings... Cody, you have to keep in mind that Porcello is not much older than many of our pitching prospects who more »

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