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About Me: I have been a Red Sox fan since the fifties, fell in love with watching Ted Williams. I have played, managed, and umpired at every level from Little League to High School to American Legion ball. I currently coach at the high school level.

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  • Posted 04/14/2014 09:33:54 EDT

    In response to RigatoniT's comment: [QUOTE] In response to jidgef's comment: [QUOTE] Boom, Moon and Jasko, you're all very good posters who offer much to this forum and these discussions. Perhaps the more »

  • Posted 04/14/2014 09:23:21 EDT

    Moon, I really liked this Stefan Welch, a big left-handed hitting corner infielder. Saw quite a bit of him in ST in both ML games and back field games and he's a legitimate power threat. Great swing, more »

  • Posted 04/14/2014 09:19:39 EDT

    Boom, Moon and Jasko, you're all very good posters who offer much to this forum and these discussions. Perhaps the tension of our slow start is amping up your lack of patience with one another? Why ca more »

  • Posted 04/12/2014 10:03:33 EDT

    In response to craze4sox's comment: [QUOTE] In response to Bill-806's comment:   This is why you just do not give "TWILIGHT PLAYERS" long term, extensions, & big $$$$$$.......  Will come back to "bite more »

  • Posted 04/12/2014 05:51:13 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: [QUOTE] We were losing 6-2 against him in the 6th inning a few minutes ago. Against arguably one of our 2 best pitchers this year. Removing him from the Yanks more »

  • Posted 04/12/2014 03:18:23 EDT

    Boom what situation are we in that we wouldn't be in if we had signed Kuroda? 

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  • Posted 04/12/2014 09:54:16 EDT

    My thoughts on the Bogey to third base debate... He wants to play shortstop. He's always played shortstop. Offensively he's a very good shortstop. Defensively he's a work in progress. Don't interfere more »

  • Posted 04/11/2014 10:22:19 EDT

    Good pitching and three-run homers is a great recipe for wins! Put Earl Weaver in the hall-of-fame.

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  • Posted 04/09/2014 07:18:16 EDT

    Boom, for what it's worth, Cecchini was pretty over-matched in Spring Training against MLB pitchers. I like his potential, but I'm more than willing to wait until September call-ups. He's a left-field more »

  • Posted 04/09/2014 03:38:44 EDT

    Just catching up here and responding to multiple comments... Amp, what would we lose by switching to Vasquez? I say absolutely NOTHING! But that is not to say that AJ is or will be a dud. Recently we' more »

  • Posted 04/05/2014 09:47:19 EDT

    Totally tougue in cheek Moon. He was just about perfect in ST, didn't see this coming at all. But when you're a strike-thrower, some days those strikes lack the movement of other days and you can get more »

  • Posted 04/04/2014 05:17:01 EDT

    What was Moon thinking wanting this Mujica guy anyway??

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  • Posted 04/04/2014 03:59:44 EDT

    Crit, there is a reason there are multiple levels to the minors. Owens overpowered A ball hitters last year and this year he may well overpower AA hitters. But a guy still needs to go through those st more »

  • Posted 04/03/2014 06:32:24 EDT

    In response to southpaw777's comment: In response to emp9's comment: [QUOTE] Remembering last year about this time, we were all hoping the Starters went at least 5 Innings. Lester 7, Lackey 6, both ke more »

  • Posted 04/01/2014 12:26:07 EDT

    In response to dgalehouse's comment: [QUOTE] Just for the record, I was one of the very few who liked our chances coming out of Spring training last year. It is my feeling that, in business, you have more »

  • Posted 04/01/2014 10:20:50 EDT

    Then curb your optimism immediately Moon! Start making negative posts and we'll win games like we lost yesterday.  I thought we played well, just didn't get the big hit when we needed it, or that big more »

  • Posted 04/01/2014 09:47:03 EDT

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: In response to dgalehouse's comment: [QUOTE] Being realistic; we did not have  a good off season. It takes a while to be able to judge that.  Apparently you didn't more »

  • Posted 03/31/2014 10:38:24 EDT

    Back home in Western Mass and appropriately enough, it's snowing! Good job Moon and I'll give my impressions as follows... I believe in this infield, offensively, and I am optimistically projecting th more »

  • Posted 03/29/2014 09:39:06 EDT

    What's important to note about Cordero's numbers this spring is that he has always pitched very late in games, therefore not facing any varsity hitters. His numbers are meaningless. While he looked go more »

  • Posted 03/29/2014 11:04:01 EDT

    Max you might also be selling Herrera a bit short. While he will never be considered an offense-frist kind of player, from what I have seen this spring he has delivered some very tough at-bats. He wil more »

  • Posted 03/28/2014 03:51:34 EDT

    Breathing a huge sigh of relief as the county commissioners cup seems all but assured now!!

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  • Posted 03/28/2014 03:46:25 EDT

    Crit, only saw Owens once or twice earlier in ST and he was not impressive. I read the same thing you read but can't speak to his effort or attitude. I met him last year after his super game against A more »

  • Posted 03/28/2014 01:27:45 EDT

    On a timetable again today so I'll be brief. The key to last night's game was John Lackey! He pitched to a regular Twins lineup and mixed his pitches and hit his spots and got outs. I wrote the last t more »

  • Posted 03/27/2014 03:54:10 EDT

    Seen a lot of the Orioles this spring and that lineup is loaded! When they get Machado back (supposedly around May 1st) they will be even more stacked. It's all about the young pitchers of course, but more »

  • Posted 03/26/2014 09:03:17 EDT

    Sizemore is doing all the things that a physically challenged player doesn't do. He's trying to stretch singles into doubles, he's diving for balls in the outfield and crashing into walls, and today h more »