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Red Sox Spring Training 2019: "It's Our Turn Now"

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by DeadlySplitter, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/...-fort-myers/TeSQ79WNBl8Kw1JcaYSokO/story.html

    The article from Pete is mostly comments from Eovaldi, including his decision to sign early. Pitchers & catchers must report by next Monday, but our entire rotation has already reported.

    The first game that counts is March 28 at Seattle (we'll go to Arizona to see the Cubs in a spring training finale on the way, the Cubs came to JetBlue last year just before we started @TB and Cubs started @MIA - nice mutual arrangement two years in a row!). Seattle and Oakland will have already played two games that count in Japan a week prior.
     
  2. brandonchristensen

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    Man, this team really is something special.

    "It's our turn now", joining up for an informal workout? These guys are embracing this place. I wonder how much of it stems from JD. He and Betts. Sale is like a new man now, seemingly after Eovaldi's World Series performance.

    There's a fire in their bellies.
     
  3. Poulsonator

    Poulsonator Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Goosebumps! We are SO lucky as fans. Need some "It's our turn now" shirts for this upcoming season.
     
  4. Minneapolis Millers

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    It’s odd that a 108-win championship team could be more fired up than resting on its collective laurels, but there is a large number of Sox players for whom that could be true. Key guys in contract years, returning from injury, still seeking to breakout. If Sale, X, Pedroia, Devers, any of the catchers can all stay healthy, motivated and productive... man, this could be fun again (until our bullpen blows it all up, of course - ducking).
     
  5. OurF'ingCity

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    One of the benefits of essentially running back the same team that won last year is that there is already so much built-in chemistry/camaraderie from the playoff run. I know chemistry probably matters less in baseball but hopefully those relationships, memories of Eovaldi's WS performance, etc. will serve them well this year when they start to go on a losing streak, have a bad series against the Yankees, or whatever.
     
  6. joe dokes

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    Wasn't that Harold Washington's campaign slogan in Chicago?
     
  7. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Right? I almost want to return my "Damage Done" sweatshirt--they're not done.
     
  8. Detts

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    Feb to Oct: Chemistry is one of the most important things to a baseball team IMHO.
     
  9. EllisTheRimMan

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    Happy Truck Day everyone!!! Time for back to back WS wins. Damage remains to be done.
     
  10. mauidano

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    I am ready for some action.
     
  11. Don Buddin's GS

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  12. Monbonthbump

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    I went to sleep happy 119 times last year. Feeling pretty rested for another run in 2019.
     
  13. BoSoxLady

    BoSoxLady Rules Red Sox Nation with an Iron Fist Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Truck Day Fenway South is tomorrow.
     
  14. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    What happened? I totally missed it and was so close.
     
  15. BoSoxLady

    BoSoxLady Rules Red Sox Nation with an Iron Fist Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It was Thursday morning at 6:30AM but it’s not open to the public. I have security clearance for the viewing.
     
  16. reggiecleveland

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  17. OurF'ingCity

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  18. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I am telling you people: Cora is a ninja*. He can do anything. He can do this.


    * @Hyde's Pryde has informed me that Cora can't be a ninja, as he is Puerto Rican. I contend that's the kinda shit a ninja does to confuse us.
     
  19. ifmanis5

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  20. DeadlySplitter

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  21. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    So true!

    Should we be encouraged that DD didn't say "exceedingly pleased" in his Pedroia comment?
     
  22. pokey_reese

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    Today is one of the best damn days of the year. It was a cold couple of weeks between the Super Bowl and now, I don't know how fans of bad NFL teams make is so long. Sox play the Huskies on the 22nd, let's do this!
     
  23. DrewDawg

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  24. Reverend

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  25. drbretto

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    I'm still high on the Super Bowl and I'm already getting hyped for the Sawx. The deeper we get into the post season, the smaller the off-seasons get. I say lets just go right out and do 'em both again.
     
  26. Reverend

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    There's a lot of pressure on the Celtics and Bruins now, isn't there?
     
  27. drbretto

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    I've always wanted to see the Sports Town Grand Slam. I don't know if that one's on the table or not, but I am pretty sure no region has ever had two teams win in the same season in back to back years before, so I'd kinda like to see that future trivia question get written in 11 months. There's a real shot.
     
  28. DeadlySplitter

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    David Price spoke with media for first time this calendar year. Some quotes from Shaughnessy and Buckley.

     
  29. santadevil

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    Pedroia says he wouldn't have had cartilage restoration if he knew everything he knows now

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26003870/red-sox-2b-dustin-pedroia-had-knee-surgery-2017-season

     
  30. InsideTheParker

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  31. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Less than 1 week from the start of games!!!

     
  32. Saints Rest

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    Without Googling (next step), my sense is that the closest was if you take Pennsylvania as a whole, circa late 70's, with the Steelers, Pirates, Flyers, 76ers.

    EDIT (post-Wiki): 1979+80.
    MLB: 79 - Pirates; 80 - Phillies
    NFL: 79 - Steelers; 80 - Steelers
    NBA: 80 -- 76ers lose in The Finals (to Lakers)
    NHL: 80 - Flyers lose in the Stanley Cup Finals (to Islanders)
     
  33. drbretto

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    I sort of misspoke, what I originally was basing that on was just Super Bowl and World Series in the same year, which has only happened about 5 times give or take, with the Sox and Pats being the only team that did it twice. But, I ended up accidentally including the other sports in my post. I honestly don't know the answer there. I know almost nothing about hockey and very little about basketball.

    I'm curious now, though!
     
  34. Ale Xander

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    Nice experience at the JetBlue Open House. The ushers and security were very nice and helpful, much nicer than the Fenway ones. Unfortunately the players signing were Poyner, Big BJ, Brasier, and Walden, so Ale did not wait in line for the minimum 45 minutes it required (for each pair).

    I liked how the Green Monster is set up there, with your regular 3 rows set up much lower to the field, and then a 4th row up top high with a huge SRO sections behind it.

    It was mostly an event for kids though it seemed, with face painting and inflatables and the like. You did get to go on the dirt in the IF, and on the OF grass, and take pictures in the dugouts and outfield walls etc. The line to get pictures of the 2018 trophy was long too, but not as long as the auto line. And I believe also will be around for games.
     
  35. bosockboy

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  36. joyofsox

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    It's Our Turn ... Again!
     
  37. koufax32

    koufax32 He'll cry if he wants to... SoSH Member

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  38. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yes, by calendar years, in 1927-1928, for New York, albeit not the same two teams. Yankees and football Giants for the former; the latter is comprised of the Rangers and Yankees.
     
  39. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    The six man rotation isn't going to be a regular thing.
     
  40. koufax32

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    But it will be a thing to start the season, right? I’m just curious who those few 6th guy starts will go to until they move back to a regular rotation.
     
  41. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    Looks like just once to start. It will be whoever has the best Spring.
    https://www.overthemonster.com/2018...th-alex-cora-rest-sale-eovaldi-price-porcello
     
  42. snowmanny

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    That’s too bad because I had just plotted out the six-man rotation through the ASB and was coming here to post.
     
  43. bosockboy

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    Wouldn’t be a new season without 6 man rotation speculation.

    Regarding Wright, if healthy this partially explains DD not exploring the free agency market. A 3-6 out guy in the 7th-8th is really valuable.
     
  44. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    The article says mid to late innings. We'll undoubtedly see him earlier than the 7th.
     
  45. Ale Xander

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    Interesting "open practice" for Red Sox today. Exciting and boring at the same time, that is other than Pedro's presence. Dewey (and Tek) also there. Cora, Leon, and Pedro signed a lot of autographs but Ale had no luck trying to get pedro even though he (Pedro) was very gracious and patient with everyone. Sorry, no pics. There was also some kind of youth team from Puerto Rico there.

    Vasquez was probably the best of the 6 catchers in BP.
    Swihart attempted some bunts.
     
  46. Reverend

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    Mid February and Cora has already thrown all expectations in to disarray. :)
     
  47. Ale Xander

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    Spring Training practices are really like zoos

    wire fence = wire fence
    security and coaches = zookeepers
    fans = guests at the zoo
    cameras/photos = cameras/photos
    attempting to get autograph = attempting to pet/contact
    players = animals
    players walking through gauntlet = animals running away from scary humans
    driving/parking on dirt and grass = acceptable
     
  48. InsideTheParker

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  49. pokey_reese

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    This must be how shipwrecked sailors feel when they see a ship on the horizon...
     

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