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suzyn
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What was Dave Roberts thinking pulling Rich Hill with a runner on 1st, 1 out and two lefty’s coming up (Holt and Bradley). Roberts mismanaged that whole game. Thanks, Dave!
 

DeadlySplitter

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all of the Sox's good arms were spent from less than 24 hours ago, forcing Cora's hand some in keeping ERod in

he also had the luxury of being able to lose the game and still being in an OK spot. it's also much harder to manage when the Sox went into a prolonged slump all road trip until that 7th inning
 

The Gray Eagle

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These intrasquad games are at Fenway, so why isn't NESN broadcasting them? Even if they didn't even bother with announcers, just that periscope feed, it'd be way more interesting than typical NESN afternoon programming.

It'd just be nice to see the Red Sox playing some spring training style baseball on TV.
 

jon abbey

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Yeah, the Yankees had a bullpen catcher umpiring theirs the last few days, they seemed to do a pretty good job.
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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The owners really need to fire Manfred and hire one of the lieutenants in Silver's NBA army.
This isn't even a Manfred thing as far as I can tell. The Red Sox are streaming this on their own youtube channel. They own (80% of) NESN. NESN has two channels on most New England cable lineups (NESN and NESN+) that could be carrying the same stream as Youtube instead of <checking listings> Explore New England or Bruins vs Penguins from 2005.
 

Earthbound64

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Two cable outlets and they couldn't put this feed on one of them? Oh well, guess Youtube is better than FB Live.
The owners really need to fire Manfred and hire one of the lieutenants in Silver's NBA army.
This isn't even a Manfred thing as far as I can tell. The Red Sox are streaming this on their own youtube channel. They own (80% of) NESN. NESN has two channels on most New England cable lineups (NESN and NESN+) that could be carrying the same stream as Youtube instead of <checking listings> Explore New England or Bruins vs Penguins from 2005.
If they're showing it online, then perhaps it is an incompetent Manfred/MLB thing of them not being allowed to televise it. I wouldn't put it past him, Manfred is terrible.
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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Piped in noise?

Horrible.
Believe it or not, it's for the players' benefit and they're talking about doing it league-wide during games. Some players have already said it's unnerving playing in the empty park. It's a reason they blast music over the PA during batting practice.

Also, voices really carry in the ballpark. I saw tweets from reporters covering workouts saying they could hear casual conversations between players in the outfield clear as can be while sitting in the press box. It's been suggested that the piped-in noise could be a measure to keep tempers in check because players would likely hear everything being said in the opposing dugout and vice versa, including taunts and snide remarks that might otherwise go unheard.

Edit to add...

View: https://twitter.com/TomCaron/status/1281651240980619265