9/24 Something to play for today

Ale Xander

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Little Bambino, Carita, Raffy Devers, has 6 games to get 8 hits to get to 200 for the year.
 

E5 Yaz

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Maybe Cora will actually make an effort to win this one?
Sorry to single you out (plenty have joined this particular chorus) ... but the "Cora isn't trying to win" narrative is the dumbest narrative to come out of this season.

They're having a letdown season due primarily to to an injured and underperforming starting pitching staff (EdRo excluded), an overworked bullpen, and lesser seasons from Mookie, JD and Benintendi.

Clearly, this all leads to people saying the manager doesn't want to win.

Want to know why longtime site members have deserted game threads in droves? It's foolishness like the Cora garbage.

Have a nice day
 

joe dokes

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You know how you know you're having a bad season? You only have 170 ABs or so, go 0-3 yet still only lose .002 from your BA. You are Chris Owings.
 

AB in DC

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Seriously, E5? Have you looked at Cora's pitching usage lately? He's been pretty clear about treating this as a spring training-like situation where everyone gets a chance for a few innings. Otherwise there's literally no reason for guys like Trevor Kelley and Mike Shawaryn to be on the active roster. That's the whole point of an expanded 40-man roster in September -- to give teams out of contention a chance to use some players who would never see the big leagues otherwise.
 

E5 Yaz

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Seriously, E5? Have you looked at Cora's pitching usage lately? He's been pretty clear about treating this as a spring training-like situation where everyone gets a chance for a few innings. Otherwise there's literally no reason for guys like Trevor Kelley and Mike Shawaryn to be on the active roster. That's the whole point of an expanded 40-man roster in September -- to give teams out of contention a chance to use some players who would never see the big leagues otherwise.
And somehow you think this translates into Cora not trying to win? I don't think that leap in logic is acceptable.
 

AB in DC

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Unacceptable?! Holy cow.

Instead of getting into in an argument, in a game thread of all places, we both agree how great it will be to see the Sox go all out to get EdRo his 19th and 20th win.
 

Sprowl

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Cora looks more and more bored and more and more chubby. Sophomore Manager Syndrome?
And golly, whazzup with Rodriguez?
Cora looks the same to me. It's just that the World Series' slimming effect on his chipmunk cheeks has worn off.
 

strek1

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The Sox are determined to have me miss most of their remaining games. Once things go south I'm off to find some other programming.
 

Sprowl

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Rafael goes oppo for another double. I love it when the shift is confounded.