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  • #146476
    Lebron
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    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.

    #146477
    NASCL
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    I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer birthday greetings to one Robert Gordon Orr.

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    #146478
    jforb
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    Too bad Simmons doesn’t do that. The barely talking part.

    I’m sure they can build podcasts around watching old shows easily if they need to.

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    #146479
    Lebron
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    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.

    #146480
    Yahtzee
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    I believe “Underlying Health Conditions” is available as a user name here.

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    #146481
    Norwood Zip
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    “The man makes a pretty strong bird.”

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    #146482
    Miserable Fellow
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    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.

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    #146483
    NASCL
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    This home confinement thing is getting Kenny Rogers a greater Facebook burn than what would normally be expected.

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    #146484
    Miserable Fellow
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    Gronk’s taking isolation well.

    #146487
    Hacksaw
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    It’s Alex Wright with Super Bowl rings.

    #146488
    Miserable Fellow
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    Bill Belichick as an evil manager hitting people with a fist full of Super Bowl Rings would be awesome.

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    #146489
    Rickkyboy
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    Yes. The 86 series was weird as the Mets was everyone’s around me NL team to watch.

    #146490
    Humphrey
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    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.

    #146491
    Canadian Soldier
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    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. :ozzy:

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    #146492
    Yahtzee
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    Delaware North and the Jacobs Family are scoundrels.

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    #146493
    Canadian Soldier
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    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.

    #146494
    Nashua Dad
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    The Snow Bowl commentary never gets old. 45 Raiders players crying. Bob Ryan crying and BB, Tom and Izzo smiling.

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    #146495
    Lebron
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    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.

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    #146496
    Lebron
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    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.

    #146499
    Hacksaw
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    Pinella looked like he was playing on ice skates.

    #146500
    Lebron
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    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.

    #146501
    Canadian Soldier
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    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. :ohmy:

    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. :wall:

    But it’s OK, I’m over it now.   :weei:

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    #146502
    Nashua Dad
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    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 1

    #146503
    Humphrey
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    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.

    #146505
    thatsnotwhatisaid
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    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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