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  • #126699

    Kevin
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    Minihane is still retweeting crazy Hilary Sargent? :lol:

    Oh, and when does Hanley Ramirez get sentenced already?

    #126700

    02062
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    #126701

    Fred West Lynn
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    Last night, my thought was the Sox streak had  to end some time and I had zero excitement about watching Price struggle to reach the third inning, so I gave my tickets to a friend.

    So, I watched Betts’ jaw-dropping at-bat Shank-style (home, in front of the TV, free to let loose with all the bile and negativity at my command).

    My bad.

    BUT … it did leave me in a position to switch to the post-game shows (NESN with the “official” conferences and on-cameras; NBCSB with its usual cadre of “insiders” and media hangers-on all showing off their Felger bona fides).

    65 wins and all those azzpuppets could talk about was that media-insular sewing circle gab about “likeability.” Buckley was on set for some reason, solemnly reminding us that last year’s team was highly unlikeable and the specter still exists. The thought had him getting the vapors.

     

    What is this “likeability” requirement and why does it not seem to be an issue with our professional football, basketball and hockey teams? Where are those sports’ versions of Tony Mazz, getting its collective panties in a bunch because Julian Edelman isn’t seeking their restaurant recommendations or that Jason Tatum didn’t stop and deliver enough quotes so that a story could be submitted on its deadline? Where is the anguish there?

    I would think the Belichick experience has amply demonstrated that winning is a powerful driver of the all-important “likeability” index. If the Sox had swept the Astros in postseason would they be more “likeable”? You bet. What do you think is causing this thaw with the Baseball Biddies? 65 wins and the dawning realization that this team might be going deep and they will be left off the train, left to be like Shank in 2003: racked by painful acid reflux when the realization hits that their storyline (read: meal ticket for slugs) turns out to be a dead end.

    Memo to Buck, Abe, Gaspy, Tone-Knee, and the rest: simply because someone doesn’t like YOU doesn’t make them “unlikeable” in the wider world,

    Your daddy didn’t like you and you were an end-of-bench guy all through high -school. We get it. Now go away; you have nothing to contribute to our lives.

     

    #126702

    Yahtzee
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    And Curt Minihane’s lazy approach this morning was to pooh pooh the whole Mookie thing.  Announcers getting excited about things like that? … trite.  Talk about sports?  Boring, no one wants that.  We should discuss Reimer, Tomase, Trenni, Glenn, Gerry, Drellich.  That’s what draws in the listeners.

    Kim and VB (and more podcasts), here I come.

    #126704

    Canadian Soldier
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    Unlikeable = Any team with David Price on it. (/Buckley)

    I love the fact that Steve Pearce is the 2,184th Red Sox player to wear #25 since Buck began his “retire Tony’s jersey!!!!!” crusade.  I only wish that Price decided to wear it!

    #126706

    Coma
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    I’m a little surprised that FWL’s recap of the postgame shows didn’t include somebody clutching their pearls about Betts’ not just flipping his bat, but celebrating his grandslam when he was only a few steps out of the batter’s box. I’m not sure if I should be happy that maybe we’ve moved past garbage like that or depressed that people have found so much more to complain about that that player celebrations have gotten pushed down the list.

    #126707

    chicowalker
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    I am following this team a bit more than I have in the past five years or so, but limit my watching to a few minutes here or there.  But goddamn if I am not rooting for them to win like it was 2004 again.  I want it shoved so far up Tony Mazz’s 5 hole it tickles his nose hair from the back

    #126708

    02062
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    Gotta get the blue blazer and whale pants dry cleaned, and make sure my gin blossoms are coming in properly – micks and pricks is two weeks from tomorrow.

    #126709

    Yahtzee
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    Isner 13-13 in the 5th set at Wimbledon.  Can they even get the second match in?

     

    Make that 21-21.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  Yahtzee.
    #126711

    Miserable Fellow
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    Isner 13-13 in the 5th set at Wimbledon. Can they even get the second match in? Make that 21-21.

    Isner went to 70-68 before at Wimbledon. His game lends itself to that.

    #126712

    Yahtzee
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    I hadn’t realize it went that long.

     

    #126713

    Nick B
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    I hadn’t realize it went that long.

    wimbledon doesn’t use a 5th set tie break. play until someone wins by 2

    #126714

    Nick B
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    First to break serve wins.

    #126715

    Miserable Fellow
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    First to break serve wins.

    Last to die of old age wins.

    #126716

    Nick B
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    First to break serve wins.

    Last to die of old age wins.

    Anderson wins it 26-24

    #126717

    chicowalker
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    I hadn’t realize it went that long.

    It can be jarring at first, sir, but I’ll refer you to Coach Bobby Knight and his “theory of inevitability”, as it were

    #126718

    Fred West Lynn
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    I’m a little surprised that FWL’s recap of the postgame shows didn’t include somebody clutching their pearls about Betts’ not just flipping his bat, but celebrating his grandslam when he was only a few steps out of the batter’s box. I’m not sure if I should be happy that maybe we’ve moved past garbage like that or depressed that people have found so much more to complain about that that player celebrations have gotten pushed down the list.

    Believe me, if I had stumbled into that segment, I’d have pilloried that as well.

    #126719

    02062
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    Has anyone asked Pey-Pey if he ever heard Papa John use the N-word?

     

    #126720

    Fred West Lynn
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    oh, and please excuse the typo. i mean 2004, not 2003.

     

    On another matter, does anyone know what Farrell did to Merloni?

    #126721

    chicowalker
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    God help me, I’m listening to a josh marion/cam in taunton podcast.  Not even good enough to be Adam jones youth.  Marion in particular sounds like “banana..tailpipe” through a fog of concentrated carbon monoxide.  Jesus.

    #126722

    02062
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    Beat him to Zachary’s?

    #126723

    chicowalker
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    Josh Marion, after putting a bow on another hottake

     

    #126725

    Miserable Fellow
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    Isner was apparently a big Trump fan. Would have invited him to the finals. Oh well.

    #126729

    Nashua Dad
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    I think we should start up a next 2 weeks of July thread.

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