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"Gary Sanchez is Gary Sanchez and you should reward Gary Sanchez," Nick Cafardo on Gary Sanchez

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by MyDaughterLovesTomGordon, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. joyofsox

    joyofsox empty, bleak Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Back in the late 70s or whenever, did announcers complain about lazy players using bullpen cars? I don't recall. (Of course, salaries were much lower then.) They'd sure as hell make that comment now, though. Pampered, entitled, blah blah.
     
  2. Humphrey

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    "Ruben Amaro Jr. said he wouldn’t rule out managing or becoming a general manager again"

    Geez, Nick, what a revelation. I would have thought Mr. Amaro, a highly intelligent Stanford grad; had uttlerly lost confidence in his mental abilities and was content to be a first base coach the rest of his baseball career.
     
  3. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    You know what, I won't rule it out for myself either! Throw us both in that same bucket, Nick.
     
  4. richgedman'sghost

    richgedman'sghost Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Where have you coached before? Do you believe in good old fashioned scouting or that New fangled sabermetrics thingy..If it's the latter then Nicky cannot recommend you..if it's the former Nicky will talk bout you in every column...
     
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  5. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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    Now he's mad at too many catcher trips to the mound. Everything is ruined!
     
  6. Humphrey

    Humphrey Member SoSH Member

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    ....but he's poo-pooed the other initiatives to speed up the game.
     
  7. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    The Yankees are the best team ever. Nobody beats Buck. Bautista will lead the Jays. The Rays are always tough because of the smart residue Joe Maddon left behind.

     
  8. Dick Pole Upside

    Dick Pole Upside Member SoSH Member

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    One of the most Cafardoian sentences ever composed about perennial binky Big Game James Shields.
    1. He's old
    2. He's owed a lot of money
    3. He's not any good
    Other than that... what's not to like!
    Including my buddy Scouty McScout!
     
  9. MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

    MyDaughterLovesTomGordon Member SoSH Member

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    Ah, the venerable Boston Globe, where "forgotten" is now a synonym for "purposely not included after even the barest of due diligence."

    I've noticed in the news pages, for example, that North Korea is often forgotten on a list of democracies simply because it is not a democracy. Also, in features, steak is often forgotten on a list of great vegetarian meals for the summertime, simply because steak is meat.

    The story ideas are endless, really.
     
  10. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    My favorite part of Sunday's column was that all of the people he spoke to about the amount of catcher's visits gave him a lot of rather valid reasons as to why catchers should have unlimited visits. He listed them all out and his last sentence was pretty much, "Yeah, fuck all that. They still suck."*

    * This is the one thing that I do agree with Cafardo about, there are a ton of catcher's visits to the mound. But, I wasn't aware enough as to why there are more. While I'm still more on the side of less is better, I at least understand why catchers are always going out to the mound. It was oddly educational for a Cafardo column, though probably not in the way that he intended it to be.
     
  11. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Ignorance bomb leaves traces of collateral education.
     
  12. jungleboy

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    He does that remarkably often - he proposes some idea and then quotes people shooting it down. He must have a maximum quota of people to interview for the column. If they all disagree with him, he just runs their quotes anyway.
     
  13. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    I know, it's incredibly strange. To me, it seems as if he types up his notes, reads them over and thinks, "Oh shit, I forgot to call anyone for the Notes column." Then he calls a bunch of people, yeses them to death and then dumps the quotes into his story without context.

    There's not even a transition sentence from what Varitek said to his final though which is, "Catcher visits are destroying the game."

    Some of his synapses just aren't firing.
     

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