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  1. timlinin8th

    Rethinking Barstool?

    Not smart, certainly derogatory in at least a nationalistic sense (I belong here and you don't). Could it be racist? Sure it could be. Or it may just be a shitty thing to say that is somewhat demeaning of a person's place of birth, and I'm sure he knew where Embiid is from given his story is...
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    Rethinking Barstool?

    Another thing - Joel Embiid IS from Africa (Cameroon). Its not the same as telling random black person to "go back to Africa" not knowing their heritage and it turns out they are a sixth generation American. I get that telling a black man to take things to Africa isn't a smart thing to say on...
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    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    Its somewhere in the ballpark of "Muh-key" though thats not really a good representation either. The way he says it is kinda strange.
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    Sox increasing ticket prices

    I've been saying this for years. I don't really understand the bellyaching over ticket prices when compared to other events they really aren't that bad. The furthest back row in the 300 section in Gillette will cost double what a Sox game will run. Hell, I brought my kid to see Blue Man Group a...
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    Green Fields of the Mind

    So its not just me. Just finished watching the first couple innings of Pedro v. Clemens from 2000 followed by the 1999 All-Star Game on Youtube with my son. He's gotten into past players through baseball cards, Youtube and a trip to the HOF so to actually watch a (kinda) full broadcast of those...
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    Celebrating What Is, Red Sox Variety

    Dana LeVangie?
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    The 2019 Rotation

    I tried clicking it to 2019, and it shows the current FA crop. I agree that is kind of weird usage, as I typically think the year denotes "pending" free agents as soon as that season ends.
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    Boston Sports Talent

    Yeah, for me I think I'd list guys on the respective teams who have already penciled their way into their sports' respective HOFs at the top of my list, and #37 is a shoo-in. Four time Selke winner (finalist 7 years in a row) and the guy is still underrated somehow. He's my #2 only behind Brady...
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    Bill James twitter

    What about opt outs? Do they favor the player or the team?
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    Rename the Red Sox AAA Team!

    Thats fantastic and really should happen.
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    This is the best Red Sox team...ever.

    Martian gravity is significantly lower than Earth's so their teams will have an unfair advantage though.
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    To all who are Boston sports fans. Can you go to the grave with this success or do you want more?

    If I were to die tomorrow, I could go with no regrets, having seen the Sox win four times in my life when not long ago I wondered if I ever saw one. But as long as I'm breathing, I'm gonna want more. That's just how it goes.
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    World Series 2018--Red Sox vs. Dodgers

    Minor detail: he was born and raised in Lakeland, FL. His dad was originally a MA native which is where he got his lifelong Red Sox and Patriots fandom from. Doesn't lessen the story one bit. (I'd also add in that he turned down being drafted by the Sox originally because he wanted another shot...
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    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    The dumbest part of that "scandal" is that it is a fairly common practice that the last guy to glove the baseball gets to keep it (as an example, in postgame interviews Vazquez said he had the final out ball for this WS in his gf or whoever's purse and he was keeping it forever). And Shank's...
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    2018-10-30 Bruins at Hurricanes

    The one that kills me is the dd-mm-yyyy format. 30/10/2018 will never look right.
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    2018-19 Offseason Thread

    IMO there’s a 95% chance he declines the QO. 42 saves, 2.70 ERA, 0.995 WHIP, 160 ERA+ in 2018. Its no safe bet to think he’ll better that in 2019 especially if his decline is real. Its in his best interests to try and maximize his last FA contract with those numbers from 2018 as the foundation...
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    World Series 2018--Red Sox vs. Dodgers

    It was mentioned during the broadcast (so I have no idea if its accurate or not) that at dusk in Dodger Stadium because of the cooling temps the air gets a bit of a haze to it for a short while, so from field level looking up a player is seeing the stadium lighting shining perpendicular to the...
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    2018-19 Offseason Thread

    I did see that interview, and read it as more that Dombrowski wasn’t about to comment and start bidding against himself just because of a post-WS glow. I’m sure Dombrowski has a number in mind, and I agree its unlikely to be more than what another team would offer, but stranger things have...
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    Best 2018 Red Sox postseason moments

    I found myself thinking about this in the later games of the WS. How many of the lineup decisions were from Roberts, and how many were from the giant analytics team the Dodgers have? Is it even possible to parse the two? Because one of the greatest postseason moments for the Red Sox was having...
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    This is the best Red Sox team...ever.

    Can we let the Sox Twitter admin run wild in the game threads? :fonz: