8/4 - The Eric (formerly known as Brad) Hosmer Era Begins

Shaky Walton

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Brad Ausmus sounds a little like Brad Hosmer. And the Sox need a catcher. So maybe something can be worked out.
 

dynomite

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I am deciding to be excited about the rest of the 2022 Red Sox season.

This team still has a chance to make the playoffs, and remember how cold and dark it is in December and January, when there is no baseball? This is better than that.

Hey, how about we turn the Royals into a burnt end tonight?
 

Sin Duda

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It would be nice to have a Manila Sox back-of-the-envelop optimistic estimation of how the Sox will do in the remaining series to take a .500, last place club to the playoffs.

In tribute to Manila Sox, here goes:

AUG: 3-1 @ KC, 1-1 v ATL, 1-0 v BAL, 2-1 v NYY, 2-1 @ PIT, 1-2 @ BAL, 2-1 v TOR, 2-1 v TB, 1-2 @ MIN = 15-10
SEP/OCT: 3-1 v TEX, 1-2 @ TB, 1-2 @ BAL, 1-1 v NYY, 3-0 v KC, 1-1 @ CIN, 2-2 @ NYY, 3-1 v BAL, 1-2 @ TOR, 2-1 v TB = 18-13

If we play at that .589 pace (33-23) the rest of the way, that puts us at 86-76 and (hopefully) in at the #6 playoff seed. Guess what, even with a swoon right before the All-Star break, we played exactly .589 (33-23) ball in the final 56 games beginning May 19 against Seattle, so completely doable for this club.

Tampa will be tough to catch in August, but their schedule is brutal in Sep/Oct (only Tex is below .500), including their last nine on the road vs. CLE, HOU, and BOS.

Let's do this!
 

Ale Xander

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Why is this clown doing the Woosox game in this insane heat wearing a suit?
 

Ale Xander

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Royals fans don't seem to care about the return of Hosmer. $8 tix.
 

greek_gawd_of_walks

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Will JBJ land anywhere?
For a guy who landed like a cat every time he climbed up (or over) a wall, I think this was it.

It's difficult. He's not the same defensive player (still good, but less than he was when his bat was better). I hope if I wants another shot, he still pursues it, but if this was it, it was a hell of a career, filled with jaw-dropping moments.