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Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #261512 by IrishRef
Aug 4, 2008 1:56pm
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First of all...the only baggage was Manny's alone.

Second...If you were actually read the numerous Red Sox blogs...if you were to actually visit the "Sons of Sam Horn"...if you were to read comments left on media websites by fans, I think you would find that the overwhelming number of them do not do as you claim in your post.

Your last two sentences seems to conflate the fandom and management of the Red Sox in such a fashion that you arrive at an utterly illogical conclusion.

Jason Bay is doing even better than Manny after 2 games...but you won't see me saying that the Sox got a better player in this deal...at least not by citing 2 games worth of stats.

Overall, I'd have to say that your post piles misionformation on top of agry rhetoric in order to create a perfect waste of bandwidth.
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #260908 by IrishRef
Aug 4, 2008 1:58pm
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Regular season baseball, and a 3 game series doesn't really translate well to such pipedreams. Heh..you didn't even go 7 games!


I think your incisive commentary and in depth analysis of the Cubs speaks for itself.
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #262014 by GoSox
Aug 4, 2008 7:47pm
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Quote Jason Bay is doing even better than Manny after 2 games...but you won't see me saying that the Sox got a better player in this deal...at least not by citing 2 games worth of stats.
Good for Jason. Maybe he also needed to get away from baggage. Irregardless of whatever Manny did or didn't do he certianly is producing given a chance to get out from under the negativity toward him in Boston. I do not know if it was deserved or not. But I doubt if the baggage was one way. And after three games he is now 8/13 for a batting average of .615. Yes it is just three games but he is trying again.

Okay so I'll get off of baseball since it is not my sport. I know college football and basketball. Can't wait for NCAAF kickoff when we can see an exciting sport instead of the slow, painfully boring baseball to watch (See it is exciting in person but not on tv).

Quote Overall, I'd have to say that your post piles misionformation on top of agry rhetoric in order to create a perfect waste of bandwidth.
Then stop responding further wasting bandwidth.
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #262017 by GoSox
Aug 4, 2008 7:58pm
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Quote I think your incisive commentary and in depth analysis of the Cubs speaks for itself.


And just when was the last Cubs title? 1908. You think they are due since it has been 100 years? They are still the Cubs, they will find a way to lose. Just like the Red Sox did until recently. Okay now I am done with my inciteful comments on a sport I do not watch.

Peace and good luck Dodgers and Rays
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #262177 by IrishRef
Aug 5, 2008 5:09am
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I don't think you can really make the case that there was a lot of negativity aimed at Manny. When he wasn't physically assaulting members of the Red Sox on National TV....When he wasn't throwing 60 year old men to the ground...When he wasn't giving up at bats to teach the Red Sox a lesson....the team prety much bent over backward for him.

But it wasn't enough...and the split was amicable enough. Maybe you might consider his contract situation in the calculus before you make anymore poorly informed assumptions.

You can go back to basketball if you wish, but after your analysis of the NBA finals...I'm not sure that is going to be very fertile soil for you to till either.

While you are right that I am wasting resources responding to you, I would have to say that it is my own time, and not bandwidth because I think I actually bring something to the conversation besides misinformation.

But that is just my opinion as well.

--GoSox
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #262275 by GoSox
Aug 5, 2008 6:12am
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Quote You can go back to basketball if you wish, but after your analysis of the NBA finals...I'm not sure that is going to be very fertile soil for you to till either


For clarification purposes I stated college footballl and basketball not professional. Professional sports is entertainment. Of course my pick in NBA was as a partisanl fan since I grew up with Lakers (Jerry West being a Mountaineer) and hating the Celtics. Rather strange for an irishman.

Quote But that is just my opinion as well.

Yes we all have them and they are not wrong. My opinion is that Boston's (and New England Patriots) professional teams are ones I do not like. Your comments have certainly not changed any of those opinions about the Sox (who I used to root for when they were the underdogs). BTW, I do not have any opinion on the Bruins since I do not watch or follow hockey very much.

Anyway have a good postseason in baseball world. I will have moved on to BCS and college football.
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #262189 by IrishRef
Aug 11, 2008 7:46am
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Yes. The Cubs last won in 1908.

No I do not think they are due because I do not include notions of probability as a factor when I consider baseball.

You simply continue to make uninformed comments.

--GoSox
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #262290 by IrishRef
Aug 11, 2008 7:47am
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No doubt you probably think that the PAC-10 is the best conference in the NCAA.

--GoSox
Re: Dodgers/Pirates/RedSox
Board: Sports Emporium
Reply to: #264788 by GoSox
Aug 11, 2008 8:02am
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We shall see.