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Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by Al Zarilla, Nov 12, 2018.
I will let you know if I hear anything
True. Plus coaches plus trainers plus Clubbies still doesn't get to 66
That number seems surprisingly low to me, given some of the injuries. I guess by and large they really did have a core. Only 20 players ended up with PAs for the Sox this year if you don't count pitchers hitting in NL parks. (And a 21st player -- Renda -- entered a game as a position player but did not hit.)
I was wondering how that compared to prior championship years. In 2014, 31 players got PAs and 55 played total. In 2007, 20 players got PAs and 40 played total. And in 2004, 25 players got PAs and 50 played total.
Nothing really to see in any of those numbers. Just interesting.
Brandon Phillips earned that home run.
Some company called Boastmates has a commercial about your team is a loser, but, don’t worry, lots of teams have come back from 3 straight losses: the 2004 Red Sox, Ebenezer Scrooge...I think that was it. I don’t know what their product is though.
That Coach Belichick with Jimmy Johnson interview is really good (assuming you like the Patriots).
I'm assuming you mean 2013, but if so, I can only find a record of 28 players with PAs -- I'm wondering who the other three might be.
Nope, I just goofed and erred on which year we won!
I have a decent baseball card collection, some of which I'm selling off on eBay (keeping all the Ted Williams, Yaz and a few other Red Sox stars and sentimental favorites). It dawns on you as you look at these cards that Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Doerr, Pesky, Fisk, Cronin, Foxx, Rico, Nomar, Jensen, Evans, Rice, Lynn, Tiant, you know all the rest, never won a title and this century's teams have won four. Mind blowing.
There is a Dennis Eckersley special on MLBN on Thursday night, 5-6 Pacific (I imagine 8-9 Eastern). “Eck: A Story of Saving”. Curious to see what the title means. I put it on the former Red Sox thread also.
Basically about Eck's battle with "oiling" and overcoming it.
Saw that too, but I don't get the word "saving". We'll find out.
Perhaps a play on words for his on-field transformation to a reliever?
FS1 at 9pm time tonight has a two hour recap from f the 2018 World Series
Watching it. Just got through game 3. Eovaldi was unreal. This recap is just awesome.
Sale got the most interview time unless it was Cora. Man, is he rail-thin. I hadn’t seen Dave Dombrowski lower himself into the old fashioned freezer half filled with water and ice in the after game 5 celebration. He must have a lot of faith in his heart holding up to that. Strong from watching his Tigers bullpens maybe. This one reminded me of the ‘04 World Series film, partially because of the background music?
No idea why the urge hit me, but I just re-watched highlits from Game 4.
I don't even have words. God, I love this team.
538 calls the 2018 Sox the Best Team in Any Sport.
As we noted after the Red Sox won the World Series in October, Boston’s championship squad belongs squarely in the conversation about the best teams in baseball history. They won 108 regular-season games, then stormed through the playoffs with an 11-3 record against a pair of 100-win American League opponents and a 92-win Dodgers team in the Fall Classic. The Red Sox’s year-end Elo rating of 1610 was easily the highest achieved by any baseball team this millennium, coming in 12 points ahead of the No. 2 team, this year’s Houston Astros — who Boston just happened to defeat in the ALCS. (Yes, it was a banner year for dominant baseball teams in 2018.)
Franklin the Eagles.
2018 WS film will be on the MLB network this Saturday at 7pm est.
Thanks ledsox. It’s a good thing I got a new and bigger DVR this year.
The FS1 World Series film that came out Dec. 11, just relooked at it, and it has a great beginning. Cora talked about when he came in for an interview last November, went into the manager’s office and saw a bunch of pictures of ex-Red Sox managers staring at him from the wall. He said, “no, we’re not gonna do that.” So, instead, he put up on the wall after every win a picture of a key player in a key moment. Ended up with 119 of them. Can you imagine sitting there making out a lineup and having Pinky Higgins, Bobby V, John McNamara, Grady Little and the rest staring down at you? Celebrate that we got this guy for manager.
The only wall Pinky Higgins' picture should be staring out from is the FBI wanted list wall, the racist bastard. Al Zarilla is a thousand percent right. We hit the right manager in Cora. Long may he reign.
(And yes I know that being a racist manager is not a crime that gets you wanted by the FBI and that Pinky Higgins was just one of many racists employed by the Red Sox through the years, I just hate the bastard and what he represents.)
Celebrating the Red Sox extends to South Carolina:
Normally seeing a Yankees cap (living in Seattle area) raises my hackles, but every time I see one this offseason, I smile.
Can I hear an AMEN? !!! Yes! There is an art as well as a science to team-building> IMO it is very important to include David Ortiz (multi-year. multi-championships) contribution as a stellar team-builder in assessing the way Red Sox talent became shared vision and a heartfelt joy in playing the game became remarkable sports moments of shining FOR the team and fans ( the kind of achievements which Cora celebrates on his wall) ...and ultimately the drive and guts to win
To follow up on the '13 team. I think that's a symptom of the strategy used to build the team. That team was supposed to bridge the gap to our youth and consisted of veterans that could be had on short years. 5 years for a team in their 30's is a lot.
I caught a replay of this last night and it was really good. Had a bunch of stuff I didn’t know about at all, like the fact that his first wife divorced him to marry Rick Manning while they were teammates, and yet, he decided to remain friends with Manning because he felt it was important for his daughter to see her “two dads” getting along together.
The piece is obviously meant to make you feel good about him, and it did a really good job of it. I came away liking Eck even more than I did already.
I recommend catching it if you can.
I watched it first time it aired. I've always been a fan of his, wouldn't miss it for the world. My oldest son even looks a lot like him when he lets his hair and stache grow, which is neither here nor there!