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#1 singaporesoxfan

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

If Bobby V Grady Littles any more games, I'm rooting for Pedro to Zimmerize him during the centennial celebration.

#2 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

In light of the Ross at-bat yesterday, I went ahead and made up a blueprint for what I believe to be the most advanced robot umpire in baseball. It's just a prototype, and I lack the necessary funds and basic understanding of technology to make this a reality, but I'll be passing it along to the MLB offices. His name is Ump-o-Tron 3000, he has PitchFX installed in a monitor on his chest, and a self destruct button on his back in case he tries to kill fans or players (button not shown in image).

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#3 went9

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:09 AM

The Ump-o-Tron 3000 is Larry Wayne Vanover approved. Start production asap.

#4 mikeford


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

I owed like 600 bucks on my taxes this year.

Fuck taxes and fuck the Rangers. Both varieties.

Beat them so bad Josh Hamilton relapses again.

#5 Sampo Gida

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

Colby Lewis has a career 6.28 ERA at Fenway. Lester a career 3.48 ERA against the Rangers

Youk may either hit for the cycle or something good like that and Bobby V will take credit for getting him going, or he goes 0-whatever and Bobby V says I told you so. No matter, still a Win for the Red Sox.

#6 Laser Show

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:22 AM

Just win

#7 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:40 AM

In light of the Ross at-bat yesterday, I went ahead and made up a blueprint for what I believe to be the most advanced robot umpire in baseball. It's just a prototype, and I lack the necessary funds and basic understanding of technology to make this a reality, but I'll be passing it along to the MLB offices. His name is Ump-o-Tron 3000, he has PitchFX installed in a monitor on his chest, and a self destruct button on his back in case he tries to kill fans or players (button not shown in image).

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Get it done, Jnai!

#8 E5 Yaz


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:14 AM

Youk may either hit for the cycle or something good like that and Bobby V will take credit for getting him going, or he goes 0-whatever and Bobby V says I told you so.


If he plays

#9 InsideTheParker


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:00 AM

I didn't post early good wishes yesterday and a loss, followed by pages of blame, insults, taunts, and general rudeness ensued. I'm inclined to blame Vanover, BV's slow hook, Cherington, Selig, and MLB in general, but just in case:
Geaux Sox, win!

#10 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

In light of the Ross at-bat yesterday, I went ahead and made up a blueprint for what I believe to be the most advanced robot umpire in baseball. It's just a prototype, and I lack the necessary funds and basic understanding of technology to make this a reality, but I'll be passing it along to the MLB offices. His name is Ump-o-Tron 3000, he has PitchFX installed in a monitor on his chest, and a self destruct button on his back in case he tries to kill fans or players (button not shown in image).

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:34 AM

In light of the Ross at-bat yesterday, I went ahead and made up a blueprint for what I believe to be the most advanced robot umpire in baseball. It's just a prototype, and I lack the necessary funds and basic understanding of technology to make this a reality, but I'll be passing it along to the MLB offices. His name is Ump-o-Tron 3000, he has PitchFX installed in a monitor on his chest, and a self destruct button on his back in case he tries to kill fans or players (button not shown in image).

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Gamethread post of the year.................................................................................................................................. So far

#12 LeoCarrillo


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:48 AM

It's the lovechildatron of Joe West and the "Danger, Will Robinson" bot.

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#13 Eck'sSneakyCheese


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

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<shudders>

#14 Buzzkill Pauley


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

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<shudders>


I rather like that analogy, myself, since the Cheshire Cat just disappears....

#15 ShaneTrot

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

How did this team lose to that Cardinals team? Oh yeah, Washington is their manager. Unfortunately, we have a nitwit running our team, so let's win the battle of the nitwits!

#16 HangingW/ScottCooper

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

Does anyone have the link to the site that posts all of that day's lineups?

#17 Remagellan

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

Lester has been an ace thus far and deserves a win.

Please

WIN!

#18 rembrat


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

I expect a pounding of epic proportions. The Rangers aren't perfect because Nathan spit the bit.

#19 scott bankheadcase

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Despite Bobby V managing this team... I'd still like to win. So lets do that.

#20 went9

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Fastest line up site.

http://baseballpress.com/lineup.php

#21 E5 Yaz


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

The Orioles announced that they claimed catcher Luis Exposito off of waivers from the Red Sox.

#22 NoMaRRaMoN

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

I found this amusing: http://www.theonion....field-po,27919/

#23 SoxScout


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

Aviles SS, Pedroia 2B, Gonzalez 1B, Ortiz DH, Youkilis 3B, Sweeney RF, Ross LF, Salty C, Repko CF

1. Ian Kinsler ® 2B
2. Elvis Andrus ® SS
3. Josh Hamilton (L) LF
4. Adrian Beltre ® 3B
5. Michael Young ® DH
6. Nelson Cruz ® RF
7. Mike Napoli ® 1B
8. Yorvit Torrealba ® C
9. Craig Gentry ® CF

Edited by SoxScout, 17 April 2012 - 02:20 PM.


#24 Buzzkill Pauley


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

-nm-

Edited by Buzzkill Pauley, 17 April 2012 - 02:28 PM.


#25 NoMaRRaMoN

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

I have faith in Lester, but that is a tough lineup for a lefty to face. Cruz, Napoli, Kinsler, Beltre, Young... yikes.

#26 rembrat


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

I hope Aviles goes 0-4 w/ 4K and fouls off a pitch that hits Valentine in the crotch.

#27 LynnRice75

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Sad that we have replaced Jacoby's production with Repko or McDonald.
Odd that 3 of our losses have come on 3 of the best starts.
Still, we are right in the mix for division lead.
I think we can stay afloat while the pitchers and outfielders heal.
Ten games in... and it's already been quite a season.

#28 NoMaRRaMoN

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

http://fullcount.wee...vs-colby-lewis/

Young, Beltre, Napoli, and Cruz have had success against Lester (SSS).

A-Gon has fucking owned Colby Lewis (SSS).

#29 went9

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

A strong wind is forecast to be blowing out to the Pesky Pole at gametime. Advantage lefties:
Gonzalez, Ortiz, Sweeney, Salty. And any righties letting the ball get deep in the zone.

Rangers with eight righties in their line up aiming for the Monster.

Go Cutter Jon go.

#30 MalzoneExpress


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

I hope Aviles goes 4-4 w/ 4HR and fouls off a pitch that hits Valentine in the crotch.

#31 Buzzkill Pauley


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

I hope Aviles goes 4-4 w/ 4HR and fouls off a pitch that hits Valentine in the crotch.


I hope Aviles goes 4-for-4 w/4 HR and 4 fouled-off pitches that hit Valentine in the crotch. Ha!

#32 MakMan44


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

I hate Repko in center. Prove me wrong Repko. Let's get a win

#33 soxhop411


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:55 PM


Tim Britton @TBritton_Projo

Kevin Youkilis practicing the second-base turn of a 6-4-3 double play with Tim Bogar. Interesting.


Huh?

#34 tonyarmasjr

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

I hate Repko in center. Prove me wrong Repko. Let's get a win

Yeah, I'm not a fan of him being on the field except in an emergency.

#35 SoxScout


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Huh?


If they shift, he will play on that side and Aviles will play on the left side.

#36 MakMan44


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

If they shift, he will play on that side and Aviles will play on the left side.


Yeah, Longoria did that during the series against us.

#37 MakMan44


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

Yeah, I'm not a fan of him being on the field except in an emergency.


Why can't we just trade for Crisp or someone else already? Our in house options suck, least till Kalish gets back and even then he probably won't be ready for a while either.

#38 rembrat


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

My god. Valentine wants to kill Youkilis.

#39 SoxScout


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

Why can't we just trade for Crisp or someone else already? Our in house options suck, least till Kalish gets back and even then he probably won't be ready for a while either.


Because Crisp is signed for $7M next year

#40 Rooster Crows

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

Just win, and the BS will take care of itself. Take care of business, Jon.

GO SOX - WIN TONIGHT!

#41 MakMan44


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

Because Crisp is signed for $7M next year


Ah, didn't realize. Thought it was a one year deal.

#42 SoxScout


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

Ah, didn't realize. Thought it was a one year deal.


I'm pretty sure it was a clerical error on the A's part.

#43 nvalvo


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

I'm pretty sure it was a clerical error on the A's part.


So, at what length of Ellsbury's DL-trip are we willing to assume that cost?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

"We're one happy baseball family." -- Kevin Youkilis

#45 barclay

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

Go Sox! Win on my wonderful sister's birthday! That'd be a great gift! Happy B-day Teddi!

#46 MakMan44


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

So, at what length of Ellsbury's DL-trip are we willing to assume that cost?


After we realize we're not getting him back till mid next year due to surgery that Boras suggest to make sure his shoulder is 100% for free agency.

#47 mauidano


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

"We're one happy baseball family." -- Kevin Youkilis

It's nice to see everyone kiss and makeup. Kumbya!

#48 greek_gawd_of_walks


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

Every other team in Boston is winning. Sox should follow suit.

#49 LeoCarrillo


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

If they shift, he will play on that side and Aviles will play on the left side.


I guess there may be certain circumstances, but it seems potentially risky shifting Youk with a man on first and 0 or 1 out.

1. Bunt to third puts two on and could lead to big inning.
2. Ball hit down third-base line goes for double and scores man from first.
3. Anything awry at second -- wide throw, man safe, Youk bobble, could lead to a "Damon '09" and the runner breaking for unoccupied third. Unless a pitcher covers, most guys (like 98% of American Leaguers) beat Youk in a 90-foot dash.

Edit: Add any of a wealth of possible injuries from Youk awkwardly turning double play.

Edited by LeoCarrillo, 17 April 2012 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

I guess there may be certain circumstances, but it seems potentially risky shifting Youk with a man on first and 0 or 1 out. 1.


Hell, Tito went even farther than that, and made Youk play 2B!