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    Happy Trails Tito

    A sendoff for someone who might be best manager in the history of TWO franchises.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...red-sox-retire

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    He did not deserve the treatment he got when leaving the Sox.

    Enjoy your retirement, Tito!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    He did not deserve the treatment he got when leaving the Sox.

    Enjoy your retirement, Tito!

    A black mark on this ownership group for sure.
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    Happy trails Terry. Stay healthy.
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    During the 2004 Duck Boat parade, I was most excited when I saw Tito. I don't know why, but I cheered the loudest for him. Probably because of Grady Little?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    During the 2004 Duck Boat parade, I was most excited when I saw Tito. I don't know why, but I cheered the loudest for him. Probably because of Grady Little?
    You were so much younger back then where you actually blamed Grady Little

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    You were so much younger back then where you actually blamed Grady Little
    I'm still young at heart. Fuck Grady Little.
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    I am old enough to remember him as Michael Jordan's manager at Birmingham.

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    I am old enough to remember how great he looked in an Expos uni.
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    i think i had an old baseball card with him from his cubs tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    I'm still young at heart. Fuck Grady Little.
    I can’t blame Grady.

    That bullpen was horrific that year. I get wanting and needing to squeeze as much Pedro as you can out of the guy…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    I can’t blame Grady.

    That bullpen was horrific that year. I get wanting and needing to squeeze as much Pedro as you can out of the guy…
    I can't blame Grady, and never did.

    Pedro out of gas is still better than almost anyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    I can’t blame Grady.

    That bullpen was horrific that year. I get wanting and needing to squeeze as much Pedro as you can out of the guy…
    I can see that - but Scott Williamson was very good in the postseason up to that point. And Grady had a lot of wiggle room with a 3 run lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk7326 View Post
    I can see that - but Scott Williamson was very good in the postseason up to that point. And Grady had a lot of wiggle room with a 3 run lead.
    There were certainly reasons to pull Pedro, but to me it was Pedro freaking Martinez, and we lost on a bloop hit.

    I know all the talk on Pedro thinking his day was over. I get it.

    We'll never know what might have happened had they yanked Pedro. We know what happened leaving him in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    I can’t blame Grady.

    That bullpen was horrific that year. I get wanting and needing to squeeze as much Pedro as you can out of the guy…
    Embree, Lowe, Timlin, Arroyo and Williamson all were pitching great out of the pen that postseason. You're misremembering how good that pen was at the time.
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