Recent content by Didot Fromager

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    2022 Hall of Fame Class

    In Bill James' The Politics of Glory (1994) he writes "Fifteen years ago, when I wrote in an article that Dick Allen would probably be in the Hall of Fame eventually, a number of readers wrote to me to tell me how stupid I was. Now he's a popular Hall of Fame candidate. As time passes, the...
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    Thank you 2021 Red Sox

    For me it will always be 1967. I know its verging on heresy, but to me, the difference between 1967 and 1966 is almost equivalent to the difference between 2004 and 2003.
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    Sox-related Intergenerational Trauma

    Looking at the other end of the intergenerational spectrum, is there anyone here who actually remembers the Boston Braves? One of the rituals of summer for me was my grandfather taking me to the Jimmy Fund game which was an exhibition game between the Red Sox and Braves at Fenway. I also used to...
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    Your top "forgot he was a Red Sox"

    I had completely forgotten that Haywood Sullivan PLAYED for the Red Sox. Cups of coffee in '55, '57, and '59 then 52 games as one of a group of backup catchers. We lost him to the Senators in the expansion draft.
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    Sox and Yanks vs. the World

    Did you mean Joe GORDON instead of Joe CRONIN?
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    Account names

    Is there a way to change my account name?
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    MLB Network show: The Impossible Dream - Red Sox Nation Begins

    I never heard that but I used to hear a lot of chatter that the Red Sox would move just like the Braves. It wasn't that the wrong team moved, it was that both would go. This whispering became even louder when the Braves moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta. The franchise shifts in the 1950s and...
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    One season or fewer: your favorite short-term Red Sox.

    Gotta show some '67 love. There was a whole cast of washed-up one-offs who came up with what was needed or more when called upon I will always have a special place in my heart for guys like Norm Siebern, Dan Osinski, Jose Tartabull, Elston Howard, and especially Jerry Adair. No glitzy stats...
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    On a scale of Dante Bichette to David Ortiz...

    Is this scale limited to players or should we consider Bobby Valentine?
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    Red Sox Aren't Paying Their Minor Leaguers Enough

    Does anyone know how salaries work with callups? Did Mike Miller just earn one day's worth of the major league minimum for his one day in the bigs?
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    Would Ted be a DH in today's game

    And what if Babe Ruth started DHing around 1929-30?
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    What year is your favorite Red Sox season?

    I was thinking about this for a few days, and I think I'm coming from a different place. In 1966, the Sox were 8th in the AL in attendance. On opening day of '67 they drew 8,324 and the day after, only 3,607. I lived in Southborough and played Strat-O-Matic with my friends and nobody seemed...
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    What year is your favorite Red Sox season?

    This is my first post ever on SOSH, but if you are of a certain age I don't know how you could ever respond with anything other than 1967. That year changed everything. Yaz had one of the greatest years of anyone ever. Fifty years of boring mediocrity was replaced with young, exciting, and...