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  1. twoBshorty

    Following Former Red Sox 2019

    Hmm, interesting. I like Cherington and I don't know why he'd want to work for a skinflint like Bob Nutting unless he's incredibly desperate for any GM job, but prospects and player development were always his baby (to his eventual detriment), and there won't be any ridiculous Sandoval contracts...
  2. twoBshorty

    Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Chief Baseball Officer

    He was in escrow on a house purchase when he left SD for Chicago. There are plenty of reasons he might not want to come here, but I don’t think real estate would be a hold up. I read The Cubs Way recently and it had a lengthy bit on Theo’s move to Chicago. I really can’t see him returning to...
  3. twoBshorty

    Ozil Quits German National team, Citing Racism

    Uli can climb down off his horse. He's a cheat and a thief who is in a position to criticize no one else's behavior. Bayern should never have allowed him back. And here's the response from Ozil's agent.
  4. twoBshorty

    KNOCKOUT DAY 4: SWE vs SUI, COL vs. ENG

    Somebody needs to be sent off for dissent, Geiger is giving way too much rope.
  5. twoBshorty

    KNOCKOUT DAY 2: ESP vs. KGB, CRO vs. DEN

    Why was that not a straight red for denial of goal scoring opportunity?
  6. twoBshorty

    Day 10 GAME THREAD: Belgium, Mexico, Germany, oh my!

    Every time I've seen Boateng sent off it's been for extracurricular fisticuffs, so color me pleasantly surprised that this time he actually managed to get himself sent off for something that happened in the run of play.
  7. twoBshorty

    World Cup Media Thread

    I don't know that I've ever heard more than one announcer in the booth for a German soccer broadcast. I've used a VPN to watch on ARD or ZDF for several World Cups now and it's always been like this. Same for Bundesliga. And, come to think of it, all the Olympics events I watched in February...
  8. twoBshorty

    Day 8 GAME THREAD: Ozzy Man

    It has been hard to officiate, and I think he's made it harder on himself. Second half has been even worse.
  9. twoBshorty

    Day 8 GAME THREAD: Ozzy Man

    Hahaha
  10. twoBshorty

    Day 8 GAME THREAD: Ozzy Man

    Never been a fan of Irmatov, and his inconsistent foul selection and bookings aren't helping my opinion.
  11. twoBshorty

    Figure skating

    Not both, just Massot. Also Madison Hubbell and Nathan Chen. I always forget how weird these galas are. Fun, but weird.
  12. twoBshorty

    Figure skating

    That was rubbish. Why do you stick a triple axel first thing in the program if you rarely do it properly and it throws everything else off?
  13. twoBshorty

    Figure skating

    That was terrible.
  14. twoBshorty

    Figure skating

    What a tremendous final that was. The top 8 were all fantastic.
  15. twoBshorty

    Figure skating

    The online stream is OK. North Koreans skating in the upcoming group.
  16. twoBshorty

    Figure skating

    I think diving has this slightly better figured out. The judges score the execution and then it's multiplied by the degree of difficulty. So if you do a 3.9 difficulty dive but you flop over on your back on entry and score 4's for execution, you fare worse than the guy that did the 3.5 dive well...
  17. twoBshorty

    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    Brady just said he is protective of his kids but he would "certainly hate" for Reimer to get fired over this. WEEI senior VP has issued a statement of apology to TB and his daughter on behalf of the station...
  18. twoBshorty

    2018 NFCCG: Eagles v. Vikings

    My favorite passage in Terry Francona's book is his description of driving down I-95 to spring training in 2005 immediately after the Super Bowl, honking and giving the finger to all the cars festooned with Eagles flags in the northbound lanes.
  19. twoBshorty

    Daniel Flores, 17, passes away

    Death certificate indicates metastatic choriocarcinoma, according to the Globe.
  20. twoBshorty

    It Comes!

    There have been stories in the recent past about Mexican national team fans expressing themselves at matches by throwing bags of urine on people, so frankly this sounds like a fine idea.