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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Nobody likes losing. People can choose how much to enjoy, if at all, or not enjoy a team that is not winning.

    Of course, it's way more fun when we win, but I enjoyed last night's game, a lot. I thought we'd lose 6-0, but we fought back and took the lead. Our catcher of the future is looking very nice, and maybe our 1Bman of the future got a big hit, when it counted, unlike many of the stars on this team have been doing, all season long.

    Going all in, like we did from 2016-2018 has its consequences, and yet the solution many seem to want, now, is to go all in, again.

    When we don't, just read a game thread and find out.
    I've already said I enjoyed last night's game, probably for the same reasons as you. The Sox battled.

    vegasbob says he wants to go all out to win every game. By inference one concludes that was not done last night.

    To which I say, "horsehockey." Wacha, our ace for this season, went 6 innings while giving up 3 ER's. The bullpen, now decimated by both Houck and Whitlock being out for the rest of the season, gave up 1 ER in 3 + innings--against the Yankees, who only lead the AL in runs scored (by 44 runs).

    As for the lineup, if Cora erred, it was in keeping Bogaerts, Devers, and JDM in the lineup.

    I'm being facetious, of course, but my point is that it was newbies Casas and especially McGuire who delivered the 4 runs that put the Sox into the lead, 4-3, on a night when the team as a whole was--and this has been a season-long issue--1/12 with RISP.

    McGuire pinch-hitting for Wong was a terrific move for which Cora of course got no credit from the boo birds. Indeed, just an inning later the boo birds were condemning Cora because McGuire didn't throw out speedster Locastro's theft of 2d base, after which he scored on a grounder to 2b and a sac fly--to tie the game at 4.

    Let's face it. Everyone on talksox has been spoiled rotten by the John Henry era. If the Sox aren't headed for the postseason, they're a bunch of losers with a dumb manager and even dumber GM or whatever Chaim Bloom's title is.
    Last edited by Maxbialystock; 09-23-2022 at 10:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Straight to the wall, comrade.
    I liked the name, "Indians." I understand and accept why the name change was made, but think the choice of Guardians was a lousy one. The "Redskins" clearly had to go, but the "Commanders" is to me absurd.

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    It was a good, entertaining baseball game. In the end, the Sox bullpen lost yet again. We have seen this movie before.
    Old school is good school.

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    If McGuire had followed up his 3 run HR with a Grand Salami, he would have been so excited that he probably would have rubbed one out on the subway ride to the hotel.
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    Chaim, you are in the big leagues now. Drawing 10,000 fans a game is not going to cut it, and people donít buy tickets to Fenway to talk about the Farm

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    If McGuire had followed up his 3 run HR with a Grand Salami, he would have been so excited that he probably would have rubbed one out on the subway ride to the hotel.
    Probably would have huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    If McGuire had followed up his 3 run HR with a Grand Salami, he would have been so excited that he probably would have rubbed one out on the subway ride to the hotel.
    In retrospect that was the game, when the Sox missed their chance to add to the lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgalehouse View Post
    It was a good, entertaining baseball game. In the end, the Sox bullpen lost yet again. We have seen this movie before.
    The team lost the game.

    The pen actually pitched well. The run of Brasier was a cheapie. Wacha's were off HRs.

    The shitty ghost runner thing is killing us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    If McGuire had followed up his 3 run HR with a Grand Salami, he would have been so excited that he probably would have rubbed one out on the subway ride to the hotel.
    Either the budget is getting tight or they were being punished if they had to take the subway back.
    Old school is good school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    If McGuire had followed up his 3 run HR with a Grand Salami, he would have been so excited that he probably would have rubbed one out on the subway ride to the hotel.
    Yeah, maybe he was exposed on that last AB.
    "Fans have become more entitled than anything. So they're starting to question our motives for the game, or how we approach the game. The ones that do question -- like who are you? Just shut up and watch the game tonight." --Kevin Durant on players' lack of effort in regular season games.

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