March 20, 2020 at 6:10 pm #146476
I think the Ringer has such a wide variety of podcasts they are pushing ‘hey if you never listened to David Chang’ or ‘if you never listened to the Book of Basketball’ so people essentially go back and binge listen much like people are binge watching shows they never watched on their streaming services.
That buddy of his Joe House is useless. Guy has his own podcast on food, any time he’s involved with Chang he says one or 2 dumb things then remains silent. Same on basketball podcasts, I heard him on one with Rusillo and I think he said 3 things total in an hour plus and all were zero value add and/or stupid comments.March 20, 2020 at 6:17 pm #146477NASCLParticipantMarch 20, 2020 at 6:18 pm #146478jforbParticipantMarch 20, 2020 at 7:13 pm #146479
He did a whole “Rewatchables” for the year 1999 so yeah he could just pick years and do that. I actually thought Rusillo’s recent podcast where they did a concert festival draft was a good idea.March 20, 2020 at 8:15 pm #146480YahtzeeParticipantMarch 21, 2020 at 5:43 am #146481Norwood ZipParticipant
“The man makes a pretty strong bird.”
1 user thanked author for this post.March 21, 2020 at 7:38 am #146482
I feel that only people in a functioning marriage of 20 years or longer should be able to criticize Belichick OR Brady on this split.
1 user thanked author for this post.March 21, 2020 at 8:57 am #146483NASCLParticipant
This home confinement thing is getting Kenny Rogers a greater Facebook burn than what would normally be expected.March 21, 2020 at 11:17 am #146484March 21, 2020 at 11:49 am #146487HacksawParticipant
It’s Alex Wright with Super Bowl rings.March 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm #146488March 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm #146489RickkyboyParticipant
Yes. The 86 series was weird as the Mets was everyone’s around me NL team to watch.March 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm #146490HumphreyParticipant
By the time the 86 season was over, I couldn’t hate the Mets more than I hated them. There were more guys I liked on the Yanks.March 21, 2020 at 5:39 pm #146491
The thing that galls me is that, in both 1975 and 1986, the Red Sox came up against the nationally hyped Best Team in Baseball and lost in seven, but should have won, blowing 3-0 leads in Game 7 of each series. I loved Bill Lee, but throwing that meatball Lee-Phus pitch to Perez started the Reds on their comeback. And we all know there should never have been a Game 7 in 1986.
The four rings since 2004 have taken a lot of the sting out of that disappointment. I had a good friend and massive Red Sox fan who dropped dead in his early 50s in February 2004. So his last Sox memory was Aaron Boone.March 22, 2020 at 9:45 am #146492YahtzeeParticipantMarch 22, 2020 at 11:36 am #146493
Are they screwing over their hourly workers?
Delaware is probably looking at the Hub on Causeway as a huge albatross if there is a lasting and severe recession.March 22, 2020 at 1:09 pm #146494Nashua DadParticipant
The Snow Bowl commentary never gets old. 45 Raiders players crying. Bob Ryan crying and BB, Tom and Izzo smiling.March 22, 2020 at 1:25 pm #146495
Watched the ’78 playoff game yesterday as it was on MLB. Kills me that for a few innings they did that camera that was seemingly on the roof behind home plate. I guess it was the times but even watching the top of the 7th, you had one out, runners on 1st and 2nd as Torrez got the first out then gave up consecutive singles, it’s crazy to think that Zimmer goes out to the mound and no pitching change. It’s a 1 game playoff, you’re up 2-0 and the Yankees are threatening. Jim Spencer is up, and Torrez got him on a well hit fly ball, but no thought to go to the lefty Hassler or for the love of god is anyone in the pen that can give you an inning? Tiant pitched on Sunday I think but how about Eckersley? Then he leaves Torrez in the game after the Dent home run, he loses Rivers which brings about the pitching change to Stanley. Stanley then starts the 8th against Reggie Jackson stays away from him the first 2 pitches then serves up a meatball that Reggie crushes for what turns out to be the game winning home run. No thought of going to Hassler to face Jackson? Granted at that time Stanley was their best bullpen arm, but man the mangling of the pitching in that game. The Piniella stab in right is like the equivalent of the helmet catch.March 22, 2020 at 1:26 pm #146496
I think there’s Bruins stuff from 2011 on NHL Network today. They ran the Cup clincher the other day, have that sitting on the DVR.March 22, 2020 at 2:49 pm #146499HacksawParticipant
Pinella looked like he was playing on ice skates.March 22, 2020 at 3:17 pm #146500
He said it was like a giant fireball in the sky and he told Lemon that any ball hit on a hop was going to be impossible. He said fly balls were OK.March 22, 2020 at 4:43 pm #146501
The bullpen is one of the things that killed the 1978 team. Stanley was the horse, and they had Drago, too, but Bill Campbell was toast (Zimmer had burned him out in 1977). As for lefties, in addition to Hassler (a midseason pickup, a JAG, and a guy with poor control), there was Burgmeier. Burgy had some excellent seasons out of the Red Sox pen–and as a multi-batter guy, not as a pure LOOGY–but 1978 was his worst year in a Boston uniform. One of the problems was that Sullivan had purged the team of malcontents like Carbo and pitchers Jenkins, Cleveland and Willoughby, but he got nothing back in return. I think Willoughby was cooked by then, and the other pitchers weren’t bullpen pieces, but selling low on all of them (because of their being in Zim’s doghouse) really hurt them. Jenkins went back to the Rangers and won 18 games, and the left-handed pitcher they got back, John Poloni, never appeared in a Sox uniform and only became famous as the “Fat Scout” in Moneyball. And their answer to Triple-A depth was Bobby Sprowl.
Last night I briefly clicked on MLB Network and it was their “1978 in Baseball” show, just in time for the Boston Massacre and then, a few minutes later, for the Yankee clubhouse celebration after the playoff.
But it’s OK, I’m over it now.March 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm #146502Nashua DadParticipant
Zolak should be fun.
Stidham looks terrible. This kid sucks and it’s going to be a long season. Bill made a terrible decision. -Probably first drive game 1March 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm #146503HumphreyParticipant
Agreed on 78 Sox- bench depth or lack thereof was criminal. Zim’s answer to that was to run the starting lineup into the ground. Probably the only guys that got a decent amount of rest were the people like Yaz and Rice that got to DH a lot of games.
The bench consisted of Jack Brohamer, Frank Duffy, Bob Bailey, Fred Kendall and Garry Hancock. The only one of those that had a decent career was Bailey, and his career was in the toilet a good 2-3 years before he joined the Sox.March 23, 2020 at 11:13 am #146505thatsnotwhatisaidParticipant
Selective hearing on my part for sure but Jim Nagy (Senior Bowl organizer, former pro scout) and Jordan Palmer have convinced me Stidham was a first round talent stuck in a bad system. Also very mature and composed. I’m ignoring any other opinions.
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