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    MLB sets up local media group, could broadcast 17 teams

    Interesting discussion. The streaming decision may likely been spurred, in part, by the number of cord-cutters - and, the realization that a lot of cord-cutters are in the prime demographic! It's not just po' folks who don't have cable. When the connection between Boston channel 7 and...
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    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    Since I don't listen to Gasbag Radio Talk very often, I never listen to these guys. That being said - who sponsors Felger/Mazz? If you understand the broadcasting business - the advertisers call the shots. Who sponsors these guys? Tire shops? Erectile dysfunction clinics? Betting...
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    The 5 Dumbest Moves in Franchise History

    Going way back... giving away Earl Wilson to the Tigers --- they did get an over-the-hill Don Demeter in return. In 1966, the Sox didn't have the attention of a large fan base, but it was worse than the Bill Lee-for-Stan Papi "trade".
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    Ned Martin for HOF: Once more, with feeling!

    Jacques Doucet, Ken Coleman, and Ned Martin should all be in. For many years, the Frick award was designed to honor the greats, but when great announcers of the past were being ignored (and forgotten about), some dubious selections may have been made. It had become a crony award...
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    2022 Red Sox Media Guide - download as a PDF

    Sone ask about those 1934-35 doubleheader attendances of over 45,000. How did it happen? First of all, fire laws were more lax in those days. So if they oversold the bleachers, you can always fit a few extra rear ends in each row (and in the aisles). Second, back then, bleachers and...
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    Former players in talks to join NESN booth

    One thing, I may have said before in here. Many of today's play-by-play people (but fewer and fewer) had a chance to learn their craft and make their mistakes at small radio stations - the "1000 watt graveyards" - calling high schools, colleges, minor league baseball - and they make their...
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    Remy ceremony Wed. 4/20 at 6:30 on NESN...

    I posted this in a Facebook page - I thought it would be worth repeating it here. One thing is certain = given the various reactions from Jersey Street - when the Red Sox make a mistake, they are absolutely HORRIBLE at damage control. At the end of the 2014 season, we gave serious thought to...
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    Red Sox hire analytics company to optimize game start times in 2023

    Being retired (and also, an empty nester with a flex time work sked for 15 years before now) - I really liked the April/May 6 pm start times for Mon-Thursday games. They got over at 9 and I was at home by 10.
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    Jon Lester announces his retirement

    I remember that, but in 2008, he had a similar outing - I recall, saying to one of the ushers, we're gonna talk about this one for years, what a GEM! And then,,,, and then... the no-hitter.
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    RIP Jim Corsi

    Experiences - some years ago, my daughter had a boyfriend and he was 26. He had undergone an appendectomy, suffered a weight loss after the surgery but didn't get the weight back.... found out he had colon cancer. He underwent surgery and survived. They split up, but he's alive and...
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    Poll: How long will the MLB lockout last?

    That was a letter to the fans, not the MLBPA. Yeah it's childish, and petty - but, we understand, owners are trying to paint the players as the Big Blue Meanies. We're mature and intelligent enough to see it for what it is.
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    Jerry Remy Has Passed Away

    I concur. In this town, in baseball - Remy, Martin, Coleman, Gowdy - were all the high priests of baseball broadcasting. And for a far too-brief period - Jim Woods. I can never forget my wife's uncle, sitting on the porch in Caroga Lake, NY, listening to the Sox on WTIC - the...
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    Jerry Remy Has Passed Away

    We've been fortunate enough to have some fabulous sports announcers in this town - this year we've lost Tommy, Jerry, Johnny Pierson, and Bob Neumeier. But lest we not forget Curt Gowdy, Johnny Most, Gil Santos, Bob Wilson, Ned Martin, Ken Coleman....
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    Jerry Remy Has Passed Away

    It's a bit presumptuous, but at some point in time in the future, the Hall of Fame committee will likely nominate Jerry Remy as a candidate for the Ford C. Frick award. Yes, he should be honored - but so should Ned Martin and perhaps Ken Coleman. But once the cloud of his passing occurs...
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    ALCS 2021: Red Sox vs. Astros Discussion Thread

    I recall a drop like this in the 2018 World Series...
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    MLB in talks to launch nationwide streaming service for home games without cable TV

    MLB is not unlike other sports - - they've come to realize - not all cord-cutters are in a demographic that they don't care about - - they may be alienating a good part of the next generation of fans.
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    Worst In Game Pitching Decision In Red Sox History

    I was kinda antsy today when Edo pitched the 8th but not the 9th - Pivetta did OK, so that's why I'm a retired computer geek and Cora's the manager.
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    Worst In Game Pitching Decision In Red Sox History

    I was about to say "all of them" but I wasn't yet born when the Galehouse game took place. Witnessed three at the park, and one on TV.
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    Red Sox release statement about multiple incidents of racism at Fenway Park

    Update on this - 1) now that the "Ballpark App" is essentially the only way you can enter the park, a lifetime ban can be enforced more than before. 2) certainly, if someone was banned, all tickets he purchased from the Sox could be invalidated. And his MLB account revoked, making it...
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    SP Bryan Mata

    [ Probably there was an attempt to see if the injury wasn't severe enough to require the surgery. Just conjecture but he probably tried throwing, it didn't work. You don't want to face that reality - but - it is what it is. Do it now, sooner than later, and go forward.