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  1. Yo La Tengo

    5/5--hosting the Tigers again

    Loses it into the bullpen!
  2. Yo La Tengo

    5/5--hosting the Tigers again

    Which is why they need to score this inning.
  3. Yo La Tengo

    5/5--hosting the Tigers again

    Time to string together a couple hits. Now is probably the time to do it.
  4. Yo La Tengo

    4/20 - Let's do it again

    Good game
  5. Yo La Tengo

    4/20 - Let's do it again

    Radio crew liked that last play by Arroyo.
  6. Yo La Tengo

    Maybe the Red Sox are good?

    I heard one of the announcers say the Red Sox won 2/3rds (not positive of that number) of their games last year when their starter pitched 5 innings. That just didn't happen very often. Even with some poor performances, the Sox offense was pretty good last year (in AL, top 3 OPS, top 6 HRs...
  7. Yo La Tengo

    4/13- 2:10 PM ET @ MIN: Neither snow nor rain...

    Good win. Eovaldi v. Maeda then ERod v. Berrios tomorrow.
  8. Yo La Tengo

    4/7- 1:10 PM ET vs TB: We're Playing on YouTube? We Most Definitely Are.

    I've always felt that the easiest improvement MLB could make to the game experience would be a massive upgrade in announcers and graphics, camera angles, presentation, etc. Lots of experimentation and fan feedback. And it wouldn't even be that expensive.
  9. Yo La Tengo

    04/01/21 - Game 1 of the 2021 Season...

    Or maybe start the first two weeks of the season with games scheduled at the warm weather parks/domes?
  10. Yo La Tengo

    Thank You, Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Fortunately, I convinced him to wait and see if Verdugo can match last year's numbers over a whole season and got him a spot on the Jarren Duran hype train, so, he's sticking around for a while at least.
  11. Yo La Tengo

    Red Sox to have fans at Fenway to start 2021

    Seems relevant to the scheduling conversation.
  12. Yo La Tengo

    Red Sox to have fans at Fenway to start 2021

    As an example, in 2019, the Twins opened the season against Cleveland and drew roughly 69,000 fans over three games (with opening day outdrawing games 2 and 3 combined). A month later, they played three games against Baltimore and drew roughly 66,000 fans (more evenly spread among the three...
  13. Yo La Tengo

    Red Sox to have fans at Fenway to start 2021

    There are 15 stadiums that are either in warmer areas or have a roof: Seattle, Oakland, SF, Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Arizona, Texas, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Toronto, and either Washington, Baltimore, Cincinnati, St. Louis, or KC. Conveniently, those 15 teams are split evenly...
  14. Yo La Tengo

    Thank You, Jackie Bradley Jr.

    My youngest son picked up on the fact that announcers typically used JBJ's full name when talking about him during games. So, he asked "what is Jackie-Bradley-Jrs last name?" I explained that his last name was Bradley and that he used Jr. since his dad has the same name. Puzzled, he asked "so...
  15. Yo La Tengo

    Red Sox to have fans at Fenway to start 2021

    I suspect that rationale is the reason, but, it seems like it could be dealt with by stacking the first 2ish weeks of the season in warm cities/domes, then the next 2ish weeks farther north, then all teams are on equal footing for the remainder of the season. I guess one factor would be...
  16. Yo La Tengo

    Red Sox to have fans at Fenway to start 2021

    Time for my annual post: why does MLB refuse to schedule the opening few series in warm weather cities or cities with domes? Why have Baltimore playing at Boston while Tampa plays at Miami? Houston at Oakland? Texas at KC? San Francisco at Seattle? LA at Colorado? Arizona at San Diego...
  17. Yo La Tengo

    Following Former Red Sox 2021 Edition

    I suppose it could mean that his plan was to decline all offers until he was a free agent and then would have re-signed in Boston if the Sox made the "right offer." And, I can buy that explanation, and the fact that the plan changed as COVID impacted MLB and the market within the game. You're...
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    Following Former Red Sox 2021 Edition

    Here's a long quote of how Mookie decided to deal with free agency: "Early on Betts determined that he would turn down whatever contract extension he was offered in order to make it to free agency, where he'd be able to earn something closer to his true market value. He just as soon would have...
  19. Yo La Tengo

    Spring Training 2021

    Looks like the Sox are taking a look at Hector Rondon, who opted out of his minor league deal with the Phillies. Not a great spring, a poor 2020, and very good career stats. 33 years old and was at around 96 mph with his fastball last year. I think it is worth seeing what is left in the tank...
  20. Yo La Tengo

    Spring Training 2021

    "I had a year. You have a year to get your (expletive) together. And I had every resource to do it. The only reason I wouldn't do what I did was because I was lazy. I see it translating on a very small scale, so when I put this on a big scale I can only hope it's the same." "I wasn't springy...