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Gutsiness is Twitter Blocking Everyone Who's Mean to You -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

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

  1. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Things you wont see:
    "Despite a teamwide batting slump that has led to a June OPS of 730 (after months of 790 and 802), the Sox are 7-4 in June. That .636 winning percentage for the month is higher than May's .621, and would lead to 103 wins over a full season. This has enabled them to keep pace with the Yankees, who despite playing .800 ball in June, have been unable to pull away from the Red Sox."
     
  2. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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

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    It's much easier to write, "Durrr, they just don't look good!" over and over and over. The great thing about Cafardo is that not only does he write that, but he'll throw in a little Yankee boogey man just for shits and giggles.
     
  3. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    Granted I'm not super active, but Nick Cafardo is the only guy who has ever blocked me on Twitter.

    Now that Joe Morgan has been fired, can we rebrand the site for FireNickCafardo.com? It really is time for him to go.
     
  4. Humphrey

    Humphrey Member SoSH Member

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    In my case it's the globe that's banned me...for saying one of Shank's columns "sucked". Exactly that. Nothing personal.
     
  5. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Nick is eating the brown acid again:
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/...y-struggles/sPrrB7j3wLhcpwgw0VzEjK/story.html

    Paul Blair was a full-time player AND a shitty hitter for only 2 years. (OPS+ of 62 and 54 in 1975 and 76)

    Between his age 21 and age 30 seasons, Paul Blair's OPS+ ranged from 81 to 135. He had 81 twice, a 99 and an 83. And two of those years, 1971 and 1972, followed a face-breaking beaning in 1970. In any event 7 of 10 seasons at 99 or above in addition to HoF caliber defense. So Paul Blair is simply a terrible comp for right-now JBJ.

    As usual, a non-ridiculous point undercut by facts that Nick can't be bothered with.
     
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  6. geoflin

    geoflin Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    If JBJ could hit anywhere near .250 there would be no questions about whether he should be in the lineup daily.
     
  7. joe dokes

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    That could depend whether that .250 BA is part of an 80 OPS+ or a 60 OPS+.

    And it doesn't matter what anyone thinks the "right" amount of offense is to keep JBJ in the lineup. The point is that these last 2 posts contain more analysis of the issue than a guy paid to do this did.
     
  8. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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

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    Is Cafardo the Pope of Red Sox town or something?

    "Your Holiness, you must denounce Jackie Bradley Jr. and excommunicate him from the team! The masses are getting restless, your Holiness. You must do it!"

    "Hold your tongue Cardinal LaRussa, do you not remember St. Paul Blair who played for the Orioles of Baltimore? His pitchers loved his defense and I am sure that the Boston hurlers feel the same. I say we exercise caution with this son of Bradley and see where he ends the year."

    "You are infallible as always, your Holiness. I am embarrassed for bringing you the petitions of the unwashed."

    "Be not sorry and don't vex yourself, Cardinal LaRussa, the masses are only ignorant in the true stations of the game yet do not mean any harm. For if they knew what Archbishop Jon Paul Riccardi felt of Jackie Bradley Jr., their minds would be less cloudy."

    "Blessed be the fruit, your Holiness."

    "Under his eye, Cardinal LaRussa."
     
  9. shaggydog2000

    shaggydog2000 Member SoSH Member

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  10. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    “Cardinal LaRussa” is inspired.
     
  11. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yes, Nick, the Sox should trade Devers for a half-season of Machado.
     
  12. Red(s)HawksFan

    Red(s)HawksFan Member SoSH Member

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    I swear, the people advocating for these kinds of trades are the same ones that, if they were actually to happen, would be excoriating the front office within 12 months for "giving away" all their prospects/young talent. That's even if the team were to win the World Series thanks to ALCS and World Series MVP Manny Machado.
     
  13. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It's in the unwritten rule book ... whatever move the team makes, it's the wrong move
     
  14. Humphrey

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    Plus the Nick Cafardo that wrote the article about picking up a bullpen arm made a more compelling case for doing that than the "Machado" Nick Cafardo did. Are there two Nick Cafardos?
     
  15. The Gray Eagle

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    Cafardo always wants trades. More trades, bigger names in the trades, always. Trade speculation = easy columns without having to do any work.
    And if a trade happens, either you get a bunch of easy columns praising the trade if it looks good, or easy columns trashing it if it doesn't work out.

    That's why Cafardo is always speculating about trades all year long, including spring training, right after the trade deadline, and during the postseason.
     

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