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Old October 4 2012, 07:30 PM   #841
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Wait, I don't have to watch the Mets for the next 6 months?!?!? Nice!

Oh shit, what am I going to watch when there is only football on 3 nights a week?
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Old October 4 2012, 07:49 PM   #842
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Why did you expect them to keep him after completely alienating the owner, general manager, coaching staff, players, fans, and media? That was a disaster from the day his name was mentioned.
I'm hoping for the ultimate comedy option: Boston hires Ozzie.
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Old October 4 2012, 08:44 PM   #843
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What an amazing run the A's are on, but it seemed like when Hamilton dropped the ball (and seeing the highlight it looked like he wasn't trying to catch it, which considering this is a game for the division, seemed way out of character for him) the Rangers just waved the white flag and surrendered. The floodgates were open and the A's took advantage beautifully. I don't think anyone wants to play the A's right now, as they are the hottest team in baseball.
Yeah, pretty amazing run by Oakland. It'll be interesting to see if they can keep the momentum going.



As a Twins fan, I'm glad to see the season come to an end. Last in the AL again, but at least there were three other MLB teams worse than them. And they did manage to improve slightly- only 96 loses vs. 99 last year.

Also glad fantasy baseball is over- first I lose a playoff game in the TrekBBS league by a tie-breaker, then I lose in in my yearly league by another tie-breaker.
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Old October 4 2012, 08:47 PM   #844
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I'm not surprised at all by Valentine's firing. I don't blame him for a lot of the things that went wrong this season, but he really didn't do himself any favors, either. I just hope they don't take two months to hire his replacement this time.
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Old October 4 2012, 09:10 PM   #845
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Why did you expect them to keep him after completely alienating the owner, general manager, coaching staff, players, fans, and media? That was a disaster from the day his name was mentioned.
Too right. Perhaps there is a kernel of truth to the "smear machine" in general, but in this case, Bobby deserved it.

So who's going to be the next Sox manager? Varitek? They always say catchers make the best managers, and AFAIK Tek is pretty much the anti-Bobby in terms of the level of respect that players, fans, etc. have for him.
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Old October 4 2012, 09:48 PM   #846
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Too right. Perhaps there is a kernel of truth to the "smear machine" in general, but in this case, Bobby deserved it.
A kernel? Name one big-name player or coach who's left that team in the last decade or so and hasn't had a complete hatchet job done on them. The only difference here is that Valentine brought a lot of the shit upon himself.

So who's going to be the next Sox manager? Varitek? They always say catchers make the best managers, and AFAIK Tek is pretty much the anti-Bobby in terms of the level of respect that players, fans, etc. have for him.
They're expected to make an aggressive play for John Farrell, and it's known that he wants the job, but AA would demand a pretty hefty sum in return (if he'd even be willing to let Farrell go in the first place, which isn't guaranteed).

In any event, the manager was pretty low on the list of "things that are wrong with the Red Sox." Still can't get over that Youkilis trade.
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Old October 4 2012, 11:06 PM   #847
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Infant son of Oakland's Pat Neshek dies 23 hours after birth
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Old October 5 2012, 04:29 AM   #848
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^That is awful to read through.

I'm interested to see how this one game wild card thing pans out. I'm not feeling it. Just get rid of the all star game deciding homefield in the World Series and you can add all the wild cards you want.
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Old October 5 2012, 05:05 AM   #849
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I like the wild card setup. It kept even more teams and cities interested in September ball and it gives advantages to all the division winners.
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Old October 5 2012, 05:33 AM   #850
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Totally rediculus, but I guess that sums up the Red Sox organization in general.
Guess that's basically all the Cubs accomplished this season... screwing up Boston.
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Old October 5 2012, 12:43 PM   #851
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Too bad I moved out of the area so early in the season, I can imagine by September it was a 100 mph shitstorm. I would have enjoyed reveling in my coworkers' misery.
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Old October 5 2012, 02:38 PM   #852
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Headed to the Braves game in about 3 hours.
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Old October 5 2012, 02:46 PM   #853
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Nice! My only playoff experience was Game 2 of the NLCS in 2006. Well that was a waste of hard earned money.
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Old October 5 2012, 11:04 PM   #854
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In case I never get to do this again...

Larrrrrrrry...
Larrrrrrrry...
Larrrrrrrry...
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Old October 5 2012, 11:14 PM   #855
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Nice throwing error, Larry.
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