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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 02/28/2015 10:13:39 EST

    I heard Xander do an interview the other day and he candidly discussed how his confidence was lost last summer and how much pressure he put on himself. He showed up at ST in better shape physically an more »

  • Posted 02/26/2015 08:04:54 EST

    We'll have to agree to disagree Moon. Hanram has an injury history that should be dramatically lessened by the friendly confines of Fenway's left field. The diving and lunging plays that infielders ha more »

  • Posted 02/26/2015 04:47:09 EST

    I believe pigs will fly before we see HanRam anywhere near the infield grass again. He was signed to bat fourth and play left field and be the heir to David when he finally calls it a career. Hanram i more »

  • Posted 02/24/2015 04:04:19 EST

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: In response to southpaw777's comment: Looks like Farrell just announced that if healthy Vic is our starting RF'er. http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/base more »

  • Posted 02/23/2015 05:35:01 EST

    I was very surprised to hear this morning that we had won the Moncada bidding as all indiications were that the Yankees were in the driver's seat. While unrelated on the surface, I can see where this more »

  • Posted 02/23/2015 05:29:33 EST

    I'll be posting on here like I did last year, very likely on this thread. Let me know when you're in town; I'll be happy to buy you one of those overpriced adult beverages at the game!

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  • Posted 02/23/2015 05:14:03 EST

    In response to southpaw777's comment: In response to jcri's comment: If he develops "average" D skills to pair with his expected O then that would be OK.  Wasn't he quite less than average last year? more »

  • Posted 02/22/2015 05:17:55 EST

    In response to bosoxmal's comment: In response to 2004Idiot's comment: Pete Abraham ‏@PeteAbe 26m26 minutes agoMatt Barnes, who pitched in relief in Sept., said #RedSox told him to prepare as a star more »

  • Posted 02/22/2015 05:05:46 EST

    I believe that John Farrell was saying the politically correct thing about Vic for a multitude of reasons. First, it sets the right tone for veteran players to believe that an injury will not cost the more »

  • Posted 02/19/2015 04:00:38 EST

    I am firmly in the Vasquez camp as I see him as a truly outstanding defensive catcher, and that is the one position on the field that a team should always choose defense over offense in my humble opin more »

  • Forum Post: JBJ

    Posted 02/15/2015 03:08:44 EST

    I believe that between Vasquez and Hanigan our offense from behind the plate will be at least MLB average and probabaly a little above. I am a firm believer in up-the-middle defense and would gladly s more »

  • Forum Post: 13 Days

    Posted 02/07/2015 10:17:28 EST

    In response to bosoxmal's comment: Well, we're having aminor "cool" spell; 54 @ 3 AM, and 73 @ 3 PM. A little cloudy a couple of days ago, but sunny all day today. We'll keep the heat on fer ya! Since more »

  • Forum Post: 13 Days

    Posted 02/07/2015 09:58:41 EST

    In response to S5's comment: In response to jidgef's comment: I will be late going down this year; not until March 1st. But I will be at every ST game and simply need to work out my per diem with Moon more »

  • Forum Post: 13 Days

    Posted 02/07/2015 07:46:01 EST

    I will be late going down this year; not until March 1st. But I will be at every ST game and simply need to work out my per diem with Moon as the embedded reporter.

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  • Posted 02/07/2015 06:40:45 EST

    In response to 2004Idiot's comment: Jonah Keri ‏@jonahkeri 49m49 minutes agoSource: Burke Badenhop signs with #Reds. Makes $1 million in 2015, and either $4 million club option or $1.5 million buyou more »

  • Posted 02/05/2015 10:47:29 EST

    In response to ampoule's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to ampoule's comment: LaHair....sounds like one of my old favorites Lahoud...Joe Lahoud...flatfooted right fielder fr more »

  • Posted 02/05/2015 04:47:01 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: I'd rather cut Brentz than Shaw. Sox4ever Brentz certainly seems lie the more redundant of the two. He has about 8 or 9 guys in front of him while Shaw only has th more »

  • Forum Post: Positional Depth

    Posted 02/02/2015 04:56:06 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: The only competition is for the 25th slot. My guess is someone will be on the DL, and that will solve the problem temporarily. We may even create a phantom DL assi more »

  • Posted 01/26/2015 04:29:21 EST

    Hugh and others, the NFL has created this firestorm by selectively leaking through its mouthpieces, Mortenson and King, just enough bad information to enrage a gaggle of ex-players (most of whom alrea more »

  • Posted 01/25/2015 05:38:49 EST

    I posted this a few weeks ago on a similar thread about shifts impacting offense. It's relevant here so I copied and pasted it. Shifts aren't the problem; hitters not being able to overcome them is th more »

  • Posted 01/25/2015 05:25:43 EST

    I listened to the radio interview and this guy is a riot. He was talking smack about "deflategate", saying everyone cheats, including himself. He was also pointing out, apparently forgetting he was on more »

  • Posted 01/24/2015 09:51:16 EST

    In response to ThatWasMe's comment: Hugh Here's the way this looks to everyone else in the USA who isn't a Pats fan. Brady likes a ball when conditions are wet 2 lbs lighter. Why weren't the balls 1 l more »

  • Posted 01/24/2015 05:11:47 EST

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  • Posted 01/24/2015 05:10:57 EST

    At the risk of making a very bad pun, this is the most over-inflated, non-story I can ever recall. Yesterday the government of Yemen was overthrown and the king of Saudi Arabia died, yet the lead stor more »