Re: To all those who bashed me and called me out
posted at 10/3/2011 2:36 PM EDT
In Response to Re: To all those who bashed me and called me out
[QUOTE]In Response to To all those who bashed me and called me out : Wow, congrats Mitch. You must be so happy that your favorite team is home for the postseason. But sorry to burst your bubble ... it wasn't the 0-6 start, it was the 7-20 finish.
Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]
I thought he couldn't top some of his pathetic posts, but he did with his OP.
He blames not making the playoffs on an 0-6 start. The Yankees lost six in a row in the middle of May, but that was OK because it didn't come at the beginning of the season.
He claims the Sox lot the division because of the 0-6 start, ignoring the fact that the Sox were in first place at the end of August. The Sox were 11-15 in August. The Sox could have gone 11-15 in September and won 95 games, easily making the playoffs. They could have gone 13-14 -- one game under .500 in September -- and still won the division, despite the 0-6 start.
He claims he told us Francona was part of the problem as far back as 2005, yet the Sox still managed to win a second W.S. title in 2007.
Because the Sox didn't make the playoffs, all of a sudden he's right that the Sox should have kept Beltre and V-Mart. We'll forget some of the other issues involved, but I guess it would be too much trouble for him to explain how Beltre and V-Mart would have preventedn the pitching staff from giving up 6 runs per game in September.
His remarks about Beckett is even a bigger joke. When he struggles -- the extension was a mistake. When Beckett was pitching well, he changes his tune. Then after Beckett struggles again, he changes his tune again.
The lesson here is simple. Be negative about a lot of things consistently and you'll always be right because at some point, players will fail. Only one team wins the W.S. so even had the Sox made the playoffs, made the W.S. and not won it, he'd be on this board with a list of reasons why.
I can just see this board when Ortiz finally slows down for good. All these experts will be on here saying how they've been saying for years how Ortiz was washed up.
I guess I should start a threads threads, ripping Pedroia every chance I get. Sooner or later, as with all players, he'll get old, skills will diminish and what do you know, I'll be eventually be right.