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Great post, Paul. I have a feeling that if I were to meet Mike Timlin personally, we probably wouldn't have a whole lot in common. He'd probably think I was a overly-intellectual liberal weenie, and I'd think he was a gun-toting neanderthal. But that doesn't mean I can't appreciate what he's done as a ballplayer. As I enter my mid-forties, I find that I'm appreciating journeymen players more. I'm realizing that I'm no longer able to be a phenom and won't be a superstar in my profession, and so I identify with those solid, day-to-day players who toil, if not in obscurity, in a much lesser glow than their more talented brethren. No GM ever said "We need Mike Timlin," but I'm willing to wager that every one has thought to himself, "We need someone like Mike Timlin." Players like him are the ones who are the ones who lead to championships- the inning eaters, the utility in/outfielders, guys who can replace a regular and perform solidly for as long as they need to. They prepare, work hard, don't bitch, and contribute to your team. There are so many gifted ballplayers who make you shake your head and say "what a waste of talent." It's safe to say that Mike Timlin never wasted his.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2008 on The Horse at YFSF
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If Papi is out for the year (and given the kind of injury this is, I think Sox fans have to fear the worst), why not check out trading for Junior Griffey as an option? He wants out of Cincy, it's a chance for him to get a ring, and the Reds could use the prospects and dump his salary. He'll get his 600th dinger any day now, so he'll cease to be a ticket draw for them. This way, the Sox get another left-handed power bat (and unlike Bonds, Junior can still run at more than a slow jog) that they can use as a DH/LH platoon with Manny.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2008 on Is Tampa Actually Going To Win This Thing? at YFSF
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Chill out, Dio- it's the SECOND INNING.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2007 on A Public Clinching: Sox-Rockies WS Gamer IV at YFSF
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I'm with you on Schill, Dio. I don't think we could rely on him for more than a year. As far as ARod goes, I don't see the Yankees getting outbid by the Sox under any circumstances. No way the Yanks let him come to Boston.
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Best case scenario right now: tonight gets washed out, the Commish says the game will be resumed tomorrow, and CC comes in to finish the game with a 3 run lead. Worst case: the rain holds off, and Byrd gives up 6 runs in about 5 minutes.
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I doubt Gagne comes in. If he was going to come in, last inning would have been the time. My guess is that Paps closes out- after all, if they win today, they get 4 days off.
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Apparently, the Angels bullpen doing their best Tampa Bay imitation.
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Go with Oki, but if he gives up a run or allows two batters on base, give him a quick hook for MDC. Save the 9th for Paps.
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Dio- when are you NOT nervous?
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I'm not seeing that, Dio. Are you working on the double-reverse jinx?
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I wonder how accurate that TBS radar gun is- they have Beckett throwing in the upper 90s. If that's the case, Beckett could be filthy
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I'm back from lurking; I haven't been posting the past couple of weeks (mainly because it's hard to post when you're curled up in a fetal position in anxiety). I'm not usually superstitious, but I've been trying to find a combination of posting/lurking that will lead to Sox wins and Yankees losses. Now that the playoffs are here, I think I need to change it up now.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2007 on Onward and Upward: Twins-Sox Gamer VI at YFSF
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"So I can see why some Yankee fans may not love the guy: wrong uniform." Let's face it, we're all basically rooting for laundry.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2007 on Wrapping It Up: Sox-Yanks Gamer XVIII at YFSF
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Damon was definitely safe. I hope the baseball gods don't decide to get even later.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2007 on Wrapping It Up: Sox-Yanks Gamer XVIII at YFSF
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"As for Tek in general... anyone else see him as Manager of the Red Sox in ten years?" Before Tito took over, I thought that Tek could have been an option as player/manager, providing the Sox had brought in an old hand as bench coach.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2007 on Wrapping It Up: Sox-Yanks Gamer XVIII at YFSF
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For a guy who was all over Julio Lugo earlier this year, you've got a lot of patience with Drew, SF.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2007 on Eating Some Crow: Jays-Sox Gamer XV at YFSF
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Lockland- seriously, you don't know why Drew is getting booed?
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2007 on Eating Some Crow: Jays-Sox Gamer XV at YFSF
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Lockland- asking Sox fans if they have a sense of impending doom is like asking Eskimos if they think it's going to snow.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2007 on Eating Some Crow: Jays-Sox Gamer XV at YFSF
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I shudder to think if Chris Carter at first- he makes Mo Vaughn look like Brooks Robinson
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2007 on The View From Up Here: Jays-Sox Gamer XIV at YFSF
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I don't doubt that Tejada is leaving Baltimore- I just don't think he's staying in the AL East. But you never know- these are the Orioles we're dealing with.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2007 on The View From Up Here: Jays-Sox Gamer XIV at YFSF
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I don't know if the Birds would be willing to trade Tejada inside the division. I'd love to see him in a Sox uniform, just for one year.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2007 on The View From Up Here: Jays-Sox Gamer XIV at YFSF
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What's the scoop in Ellsbury's arm? I'd love to see him in right next year.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2007 on The View From Up Here: Jays-Sox Gamer XIV at YFSF
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Hell, let's just put Coco and Ellsbury in the outfield- with their speed, we'll only need TWO outfielders.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2007 on The View From Up Here: Jays-Sox Gamer XIV at YFSF
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This from LoHud Yanks: "Roger Clemens was not available after the game as he was sent to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia for an MRI on his right elbow. According to Joe Torre, Clemens felt “grabbing” in the fourth inning. The Yankees were aware that Clemens had some issues with his elbow but that had been case before this season. “We checked twice with him before the game,” Torre said. At a minimum, Clemens will miss his next start. Mike Mussina is being lined up for that." A 46 year old power pitcher with arm problems? Who could have anticipated THAT?
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2007 on Labour Gamer: Jays-Sox Gamer XIII at YFSF
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Basically, Pettite out-pitched Dice-K, and the Yanks won. Not much more to say about it than that.
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