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  1. Hyde Park Factor

    Hank Aaron has passed away

    Take away the 755 home runs, and he still has 3,016 other hits Remarkable.
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    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    Swear to God, when we won ALCS game 4 on the Ortiz HR, I looked at my then wife and said, "we're gonna win the World Series". From the Robert's steal to that HR, the Sox and Yankees were two wrestlers locked together with neither giving or gaining an inch. Then, finally, the Sox seized upon...
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    Right, I agree with you, just making sure my recollection of the dugout incident was correct. Sorry for not being more clear.
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    I think you're right, and I'm glad to see how this board and its members have evolved. The membership here has (by and large!) listened to the minority members when we've spoken up: women, gays, lesbians, trans, left, right, foreign, immigrant... (apologies if I've botched any of those terms!)...
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    Ryan Brasier retweets video mocking Jacob Blake response

    Didn't Payton force that by flipping out on Tito in the dugout during a game?
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    Following Former Yankees 2020

    Joba Chamberlains house and everything in it is on the auction block. According to the article, he defaulted on the mortgage and vacated the premises but didn't take anything with him...
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    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    Swear to God, when Ortiz hit the HR in game 4 of the ALCS, I looked at my wife and said, "we're gonna win the World Series. It's all different now." And it was.
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    Credit where credit is due: who is responsible for the Red Sox success this century?

    For me, the steal ranks slightly above the other two because everyone knew it was coming and Roberts still beat the throw.
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    Pete Rose petitioning MLB for reinstatement

    Not to mention, Rose needed approximately 2,600 more AB's to get approximately 60 more hits for a .023 average.
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    Thanks for this - it's coming back to me now. Mea Culpa: it was Sean Berry, not Ed Sprague. Both played for the Sox in 2000: Sprague got into 33 games but Berry only made it into one and Eckstein was claimed that day. As I recall, Duquette insisted on putting Berry on the roster over Jimy...
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    I seem to recall something about Ed Sprague taking up a roster spot for literally one day that caused us to lose a decent prospect or minor leaguer as a result I just checked his Bref page - we picked him up in a trade on 6/30/2000 - but can't shed any light. Does anyone else recall this, or...
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    Greatest RHH of all time?

    I'd have to agree, seeing as Gehrig was the career leader in grand slams until ARod passed him. That's not much of a choice: pitch to Ruth with two runners on, or pitch to Gehrig with the bases loaded.
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    Angels trade Hamilton to TEX

    It's entirely conceivable that the other owners will be perfectly happy to see this precedent set. Having the ability to get out from under lousy contracts would benefit all of them.
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    Is Hanley Ramirez this team's backup Third Baseman (and discussion of other emergency backups)?

    Agreed. Remember when Francona had to start Kevin Youkilis in left field for a few games? No, thank you.
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    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    "An evaluator from a successful American League East team" We can obviously take this straight to the bank.
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    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    I didn't have a chance to read the Sunday notes yesterday, so I started my Monday morning with that crap fest. The only highlight was coming here immediately upon finishing it. You know, misery / company....
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    Angels trade Hamilton to TEX

    Thank you for that perspective. I've been fortunate to have never dealt with addiction in my life, neither my own nor that of a loved one. To me it sounded like Passan hit all the right notes, but I can see where he completely ignored Hamilton's personal responsibility for all this. As did I...
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    Angels trade Hamilton to TEX

    This is a good read from Jeff Passan, advocating a "tough love" approach from Manfred. Basically, he's suggesting that Hamilton do 60 days of rehab and come back to the Angels clean with the understanding that if he tests positive again, he would forfeit the remainder of his contract...
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    Your Red Sox Blind Spot

    IIRC, didn't that blast by WMP carom all the way back to short left field? That was an absolute laser beam - your friend is lucky!
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    The Outfield '15 version

    I would amend that to say the Vic that we knew... we have no idea if that is the guy who will show up to ST or not. Without knowing what we have in him, it's hard to pencil him in for regular season AB's simply as a courtesy on Ben's part.