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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Good work by Watson coming back to get Gonzalez and by McCutchen to K Youkilis. Not to mention by Veras to get Ortiz. Was holding my breath, there.

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Red Sox broadcasters, while noting the good Pirate pitching, feel the need to mention the handicap of having to play without the DH.

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Bob in Boston wrote:
Red Sox broadcasters, while noting the good Pirate pitching, feel the need to mention the handicap of having to play without the DH.


Boo Hoo!


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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Bob in Boston wrote:
Red Sox broadcasters, while noting the good Pirate pitching, feel the need to mention the handicap of having to play without the DH.



Buck Foston.

No offense, Bob. I'm tired of the whining about no DH. It's not like Big Sloppy isn't allowed to play just because he's not DH'ing.


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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Tommy Gunn wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
Red Sox broadcasters, while noting the good Pirate pitching, feel the need to mention the handicap of having to play without the DH.



Buck Foston.

No offense, Bob. I'm tired of the whining about no DH. It's not like Big Sloppy isn't allowed to play just because he's not DH'ing.



I think I can play a better 1st base than Ortiz

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Wow, you mean the pitcher has to EFFING HIT and fat-ass, sloppy, low-talent, one-skill bums like Ortiz don't get to play?

Yeah, baseball like it was meant to be played.

I would like to see the AL candy-ass DH attempted when Bob Gibson was pitching. He would have punched the DH in the face and taken his own #@#$%!%&* at-bats.

Same for Don Drysdale.


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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Yeah, baseball like it was meant to be played.


Amen to that.

I have awoken to a new dawn! Today the Landlord will have a smile on his face!

LET'S GO BUCS!!!

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It would be nice if the home plate ump would stop squeezing Maholm.


Little things.
Hurdle coming out in top of 3 to "talk with Maholm." He had no real interest in talking to Maholm. Is was all about getting in the ump's ear. Hurdle was clearly pissed and let the ump know it. Loved it.

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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No. 9 wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
It would be nice if the home plate ump would stop squeezing Maholm.


Little things.
Hurdle coming out in top of 3 to "talk with Maholm." He had no real interest in talking to Maholm. Is was all about getting in the ump's ear. Hurdle was clearly pissed and let the ump know it. Loved it.


Agreed. I'm liking Hurdle more and more as the season progresses. I'll admit it -- I was one of the very few fans who were in favor of keeping Russell.


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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Back from the park with my kids. Now in the Pub. Come join me. First drink is on No. 9.


BB- send me the tab. Had the firm's "skybox" for AAA Cubs v Cards last night but spent a fair amount of time with attention focused on iPhone and watching Bucco updates. Will try to get to pub later tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:21 am 
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Bob in Boston wrote:
Red Sox broadcasters, while noting the good Pirate pitching, feel the need to mention the handicap of having to play without the DH.


There is something that just hit me regarding the whining of no DH. The AL most definitely still has an advantage over the NL teams because the AL bench is suddenly strengthened. Just look at last night's game -- the Sawx had Big Sloppy and his near 400 career homers on the bench available as a pinch hitter/late game replacement. The Pirates had no one that was a threat to hit a HR on their bench.

Did I mention how much I despise the DH rule?


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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Tommy Gunn wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
Red Sox broadcasters, while noting the good Pirate pitching, feel the need to mention the handicap of having to play without the DH.


There is something that just hit me regarding the whining of no DH. The AL most definitely still has an advantage over the NL teams because the AL bench is suddenly strengthened. Just look at last night's game -- the Sawx had Big Sloppy and his near 400 career homers on the bench available as a pinch hitter/late game replacement. The Pirates had no one that was a threat to hit a HR on their bench.

Did I mention how much I despise the DH rule?


Yeah, but there are many disadvantages too. Without looking at a roster, I would assume they would carry less pitchers, since they do not have to PH for them. So, if a game were to go long, or them have to use many relievers several games in a row, it would weaken their pitching staff.

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Animal wrote:
Tommy Gunn wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
Red Sox broadcasters, while noting the good Pirate pitching, feel the need to mention the handicap of having to play without the DH.


There is something that just hit me regarding the whining of no DH. The AL most definitely still has an advantage over the NL teams because the AL bench is suddenly strengthened. Just look at last night's game -- the Sawx had Big Sloppy and his near 400 career homers on the bench available as a pinch hitter/late game replacement. The Pirates had no one that was a threat to hit a HR on their bench.

Did I mention how much I despise the DH rule?


Yeah, but there are many disadvantages too. Without looking at a roster, I would assume they would carry less pitchers, since they do not have to PH for them. So, if a game were to go long, or them have to use many relievers several games in a row, it would weaken their pitching staff.


Interleague play is not a surprise thing. Since they know it's on the schedule, they can adjust their rosters accordingly. Not only that, but the Sawks have ridiculously good pitching so I'm not sure that's even a disadvantage for them.


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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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They have Tim Wakefield, could throw 500 pitches and not wear out his arm...

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Oh, and besides the inability to use the DH, did you know that last night's rain wasn't fair to the Red Sox either? Check this out from this morning's Boston Herald:

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“First of all, what’s wrong with Mother Nature?” Ortiz said later, after his grounder to shortstop quashed the inning and the Red Sox’ greatest threat in a 3-1 loss, their third consecutive defeat. “I’m just walking to the plate, and it started pouring. What’s up with that?”


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Rain dripping from his helmet during the abrupt downpour, Ortiz fell behind in the count, then fouled off three straight pitches. On the seventh pitch, he hit a ball up the middle, but shortstop Ronny Cedeno ranged to his left and made the play.

With that, the rain lightened. The clouds seemingly passed.

“I mean, you want to be in the game, but they ain’t got no DH here,” Ortiz said. “I was ready for whenever Tito called me — and he did. The result wasn’t the result that you want, but the fight was there. This is the situation we’ve got to face, and we’ll deal with it.”



Just one small sample of the reasons why I detest the Red Sox. :) :)

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 Post subject: Re: June 24, 2011 Red Sox (44-30) at Pirates (37-37)
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Bob in Boston wrote:
Oh, and besides the inability to use the DH, did you know that last night's rain wasn't fair to the Red Sox either?

So God hates the DH. Who cannot figure that out??


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No. 9 wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
It would be nice if the home plate ump would stop squeezing Maholm.


Little things.
Hurdle coming out in top of 3 to "talk with Maholm." He had no real interest in talking to Maholm. Is was all about getting in the ump's ear. Hurdle was clearly pissed and let the ump know it. Loved it.


AGREED! I loved it. Hurdle didn't say more than 3 words to Maholm...he was just waiting, and when the home plate umpire got there he started in on him. The players have to love knowing they have a manager who has their backs...and is actually awake during the game :P


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