Recent content by Spud

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    Alex Cora-- what do we have here? Perhaps the best manager in baseball.

    Could it be that the only important regular season win for Cora is the one that gets them into the playoffs? It is well documented that his entire game strategy changes once the post season starts. And between 2018 and this year, that strategy has worked pretty well. So while we, as fans...
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    Who's On First? - The Wild Card Roster

    Forgive me if I'm sidetracking the thread, but I was looking for an opening to wish all the best to Mr. Perez. He comes across as a wonderful son and very nice person in his NESN spots for Latin American Heritage Month. Hopefully he'll be able to contribute as the post-season progresses. Go Sox!
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    Mookie redux

    We were fortunate to experience the golden era of sox fandom and the Sox - Yankees rivalry and hopefully it comes back strong again someday, but to me, it’s just not quite the same anymore. I agree. The rivalry, at least in the hinterlands, has not been the same since 2004. I've worked in the...
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    What are your thoughts on the Monaco and DiNardo pairing on NESN?

    I agree with the dislike of Flemming. He is condescending, very negative, and an all around know it all. I had to turn the radio off this past week and I've never done that with Joe C. or anyone else.
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    Savannah Bananas: baseball fun??

    Maybe MLB could incorporate a Banana Ball game/exhibition into the All Star festivities. Five innings prior to the game? That would require starting at a civilized time rather than at 8 pm, but it sounds like a fun time.
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    White Sox hire Tony LaRussa as manager

    Remy was definitely up on his soap box last night. Ellis B. said he wouldn't have swung 3-0 but seemed more inclined to a position of "who cares" about the whole brew ha ha. On that note, it's worth comparing the crap show that has developed out of this with the near universal sentiment of...
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    Alex Verdugo - on-field discussion thread

    I'm at the light and moving on to "I'm so old I can wear what I want, eat what I want, do what I want, and if you start pestering me it's only going to get worse."
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    Overtime - new High School League

    "OTE says it will provide top education, residences and training and will offer advanced analytics of players’ performance to help them improve. But the big advantage is that OTE will give players the right to capitalize on their brands while getting paid to participate." This is the money...
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    Spring Training 2021

    And less filling.
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    Theo Epstein steps down as Cubs' Head of Baseball Ops

    I come at this from a bit of a different direction. The underlying premise of tinkering with the pace of play is, I think, to make the game more enjoyable to a wider base of fans. I get that, but I don't think it is the most obvious solution or the most pressing problem. If you want a good...
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    MLB umpire Brian O'Nora arrested in sex sting operation

    I wish you were wrong, but chances are good that you're not. We are living in a cynic's paradise.
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    MLB umpire Brian O'Nora arrested in sex sting operation

    Got it and agree. I just didn't want the seriousness of child trafficking to get overlooked in that branch of the discussion. Thanks.
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    MLB umpire Brian O'Nora arrested in sex sting operation

    My best guess is that a Human Trafficking Task Force is setup to try to make a dent in human trafficking. I suppose it could be a fancy name for what used to be the vice squad, but I think human trafficking is a much bigger problem than what many of us realize. Again, I have no reason to...
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    MLB umpire Brian O'Nora arrested in sex sting operation

    No, I'm only saying that the goal of H double T F is to cut down on the trafficking of children. I have no idea who O'Nora was trying to have sex with.
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    MLB umpire Brian O'Nora arrested in sex sting operation

    This isn't about the guys getting their dicks sucked. It's about the kids being forced to do the sucking. "The Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force along with the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force assisted the Liberty Township Police Department in an operation Sunday which...