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  1. Sir Lancelotti

    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    I agree with giving them a pass based on the sports calendar, for some of the dog days of summer I wish TSH pretty much gave them carte blanche to do free form and just let them riff on their bread and butter like pop culture and music for 4 hours, you can tell how painful it is for them to try...
  2. Sir Lancelotti

    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    I’ve run into Fred on at least 5 separate occasions out at random bars in Boston and he’s been a blast to have a few drinks with. Unpretentious and the best representation of his on air persona. Buying rounds and going on funny rants about old hardcore bands, random 80s baseball players, and...
  3. Sir Lancelotti

    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    Its a lot easier to write "Jim Rice was feared, I was there" and collect a probable six figure paycheck than go through the arduous task of opening up a new browser and looking up pedestrian walk totals on Baseball-reference. Lets not complicate things here. Exit velocity! launch angle...
  4. Sir Lancelotti

    Yawkey Way now Jersey St again

    levelheaded perspective from Tommy Harper in today’s Globe if you can stomach the page click for CHB. “Yawkey Foundation Way” seems like a civil compromise for those with a stake in the game...
  5. Sir Lancelotti

    I am really, really glad for the MLB Network

    I'm an NBA junkie and NBA.TV is just as good in the offseason as it is during. Always showing classic Celtic - Lakers games and mixing in plenty of documentaries, including the ESPN 30 for 30s and HBO docs. MLB seems invested in the network as a vehicle to promote the brand, they are capable...
  6. Sir Lancelotti

    I am really, really glad for the MLB Network

    I've noticed this trend as well, especially over the past year or so. There's only so much "Little Big League" a man can tolerate. They do have some quality original content such as "Baseball Seasons" that is basically catnip for baseball history buffs during the hot stove and I wish they...
  7. Sir Lancelotti

    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    I am too young to comment on when he was working the beat in the 80s but I feel like his best work is Celtics commentary. I know he's a baseball guy at heart, but he seems to genuinely respect the Celtics organization and their history, as well as the players, Bird barfight story...
  8. Sir Lancelotti

    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    I'll give credit where it is due, guy can still pump out good content when he gets something in his wheelhouse and doesn't feel compelled to fuel the hot takes...
  9. Sir Lancelotti

    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    He cleared my table at Charlie's Kitchen, and I saw him working the door later on. Wouldn't exactly be my first choice for security, but the clientele in there isn't exactly out of a Dennis Lehane novel or anything. Usually just hipsters who appreciate a good jukebox and a perfectly edible...
  10. Sir Lancelotti

    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    It was at this point I realized his journalism career is An expression of some sort of meta Andy Kaufman performance piece meant to troll this board.
  11. Sir Lancelotti

    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    Analytics are coming for your job and your family! a Sabermetric focused front office or executive is not an outlier anymore, it is a prerequisite. It is not 1985 Nick. There is absolutely no team or successful business that operates without using data to its advantage. His thought process...
  12. Sir Lancelotti

    NLDS: Cubs vs Nationals

    Shades of Manny off K-Rod in 07 on that Harper blast. The follow through with the bat and the crowd reaction to the bomb brought back good memories. Harper is on the short list with Griffey, Manny, and Will Clark for prettiest swings of my lifetime. Greenwell had a beauty as well, even if he...
  13. Sir Lancelotti

    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    I had the exact same reaction when I heard that. Perfectly good conversation fodder to flesh out (the factors in the downfall of a classic sports institution) that they dismissed like a fart in the wind. That was straight from the Nick Cafardo school of journalism where you broach a...
  14. Sir Lancelotti

    Peter Gammons' Tweeterverse

    Spier linked a nice blog entry today from Gammo, some good Yaz porn, especially for those too young to appreciate him. Wished he fleshed it out more into a proper article, I love some of the anecdotes he has on the toughness of Yaz and Fisk from when he was working the beat...
  15. Sir Lancelotti

    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    His Sandoval piece from today is just a steaming pile of hot garbage, poignant seeing as though Nick's Globe paycheck angers me a hell of a lot more than Sandoval's contract. Seems like a rational way to run a ballclub that's at a crossroads, take on $40 Million of salary for an injury prone...
  16. Sir Lancelotti

    30 for 30

    Outside of hearing the post game 7 2004 Sox comeback broadcast (which was brilliant) I've never tuned into the M&MD show and I'm really looking forward to the 30 for 30. Always wanted more perspective on why they were considered so groundbreaking in sports talk circles. I was raised on 90s...
  17. Sir Lancelotti

    Race and the Red Sox

    Was there a college ticket give away of some sort last night at Fenway? I find it strange they would have 3X the number of arrests on a Monday night game, and early weekday games are typically when the Sox would offer discounted bleacher seats to colleges to help fill their community outreach...
  18. Sir Lancelotti

    Race and the Red Sox

    I agree to a certain extent, a big part of me misses bleacher bums filled with witty leatherlung hecklers and die hards that knew how to create genuine atmosphere. You didn't see fans starting the wave in the 3rd inning during a 6-0 game and belting out Sweet Caroline while the team was pissing...
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    Race and the Red Sox

    I'm 34, have gone to 10-20 games a year since I was 10 years old, and I feel comfortable stating Fenway is 1000X better behaved and socially tolerant now than how it was when I started going in the early 90s. One of my first Fenway memories was sitting in box seats behind the 3rd base dugout...
  20. Sir Lancelotti

    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    They lead off from the break playing "On the Dark Side" which got them riffing about how Springsteen should have filed a lawsuit against the movie producers if it was filmed in Jersey , then talking about how bad the sequel was. It tends to bother some people that want nonstop sports talk but...