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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 07/07/2015 04:27:18 EDT

    As some of you may know, I've been going to spring training the last few seasons and reporting on my impressions while there. At the end of ST this year I posted the following, which I am reposting al more »

  • Posted 07/04/2015 06:14:00 EDT

    It is also obvious that we are into a designated catcher situation with Leon and Buch. I'm not knocking it because it's working. But I thought after the Lester/Ross arrangement that Farrell said he wo more »

  • Posted 07/02/2015 05:36:45 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: In response to pinstripezac35's comment: In response to ampoule's comment: I may be wriong here, but I can't remember a Sox manager being replaced in the middle of th more »

  • Posted 07/02/2015 05:31:33 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: Amp, I agree 100%. The time is actually past due on Farrell. I don't see any fire. I see mental lapses. I don't see team unity.   more »

  • Forum Post: The kid has an arm

    Posted 06/26/2015 06:52:17 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: One of the best fielding shortstops EVER was Mark Belanger.  His career BA was .228 To this day he is still the best I ever saw at that position, western Mass bias ad more »

  • Forum Post: Anderson Espinoza

    Posted 06/26/2015 01:35:06 EDT

    Mal my father-in-law is still hanging on, although still pretty short on energy. He "watches" every game, whether his eyes are open or not. Tough to watch so far this season, but I keep the faith. Pre more »

  • Forum Post: Anderson Espinoza

    Posted 06/26/2015 10:29:00 EDT

    I had the good fortune to go to a game with Mal this spring. Don't let the age fool you, he's as sharp as this "youngster" any day. And while I'm as tech-challenged as they come, Mal was texting pictu more »

  • Forum Post: Trivia

    Posted 06/07/2015 12:43:52 EDT

    I believe the fifth answer is the catcher's balk.

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  • Posted 05/28/2015 07:19:26 EDT

    Both of those games were "save" situations before the Sox scored late and Uehara had already begun his warm-ups. Farrell doesn't want to warm him up and then not use him. While I don't agree with all more »

  • Posted 05/14/2015 07:38:02 EDT

    Just a few observations... I enjoy reading both Boom and Harness, but maybe you two could simply ignore each other and participate with the rest of us. I know you're both probably too opinionated to d more »

  • Posted 05/13/2015 05:59:12 EDT

    In response to jcri's comment: Guys, haven't had a chance to read here or elsewhere today so not abreast of news but I did attend the game in Oakland last night, one of my students gave me two tickets more »

  • Posted 05/07/2015 08:03:29 EDT

    Well we certainly fixed our pitching woes by getting rid of Nieves. Why did he force Masterson to walk all those guys last night? And why was he making him throw all those 86mph fastballs? And why cou more »

  • Posted 05/07/2015 07:49:49 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: harness, I respect the H3LL out of you, but .750 is a great number for a 22 year old player's in his first year. I actually expect better than .750, but would be v more »

  • Posted 05/02/2015 10:01:54 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment:


    Will Craig's dinger signal a longer look?

    I doubt it.



    They pinch hit for him just a few innings later. That tells you all you need to know.

    more »

  • Posted 05/01/2015 10:58:57 EDT

    Harness, from what I could see, Tazawa tapped his chest after giving up the Arod bomb, telling Leon that it was his fault. I think he got careless with his 3-0 offering, perhaps assuming the take. Hav more »

  • Posted 04/24/2015 09:57:20 EDT

    Alright Harness, you win! Put Holt in the Hall of Fame now!

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  • Posted 04/23/2015 10:33:05 EDT

    In response to harness' comment: In response to jidgef's comment: Amp you know I'm the last guy to spout stats over the eye test. And I never said he was a defensive liability. But what keeps him labe more »

  • Posted 04/23/2015 05:04:59 EDT

    In response to ampoule's comment: I watch every game. The people who think Holt is a defensive liability are either in denial, or have blinders on so tight that nothing is seen beyond the holy, always more »

  • Posted 04/22/2015 03:54:52 EDT

    In response to harness' comment: Some game observations: 1)  Hannigan taking a beating in the Baltimore finally. Both at the plate and behind it. This guy is one tough S.O.B. And he isn't one to squaw more »

  • Posted 04/21/2015 07:50:23 EDT

    Been at Virginia Beach attending a niece's wedding and dealing with very poor internet. I've been able to read but not post. I typed two fairly lengthy reponses to what's been going on here lately but more »

  • Posted 04/16/2015 10:00:28 EDT

    Our offense was terrible last year and Ben addressed it by signing the two best hitters in the free agent market. Add in the emergence of Mookie and the maturation of Bogey, and the return to health o more »

  • Posted 04/16/2015 09:13:27 EDT

    Moon & Harness, I've been a little distracted lately and not engaged in posting, but I have caught up on this thread and I have a few interesting, at least to me, observations. I tend to stick to Moon more »

  • Posted 04/12/2015 12:23:08 EDT

    Harness, welcome home! I can't believe your timing as I was just having a CERA conversation with my sons over the weekend and your name came up, along with all the research you had done. As for our be more »

  • Posted 04/08/2015 06:13:04 EDT

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: Wow, Bogaerts hitting 8th tonight. What kind of statement is that in terms of building confidence? Or could it be to more »

  • Forum Post: Triple Header

    Posted 04/08/2015 05:48:18 EDT

    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:    All Sox for me.  Opening of the season jazz outweighs Celtics fun-but-meaningless late season push.  And, I might be the only white guy from Worcester who do more »

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