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Middle Buffalo

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About Middle Buffalo

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    Mesa, AZ

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • Favorite Sox moment
    1983 Season
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Jack McDowell

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  1. Middle Buffalo

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    No need to change the monogrammed towels in the locker room. Ted Phillips and the McCaskeys - always one step ahead of the league.
  2. Schilling used to come in a local AZ radio show weekly when he played here, and he is undoubtedly one of the best athletes I’ve ever heard on the radio. He never shied away from giving his opinion on anything. I’m not a fan of his politics, and I don’t think I ever really liked him as a person, but to be held out because of your beliefs seems unfair. We want athletes to have opinions and be interesting- as long as we agree with them, I guess.
  3. Middle Buffalo

    Sports Media discussion

    Same. I used to leave for work at 4:30am for a few years, and I’d always catch the end of his show that he led into with “Let’s Spend the Night Together.” I can’t hear it without thinking of the Grobber. I guess that’s the great thing about music - the connections it makes. Edit - Had the song wrong. Popped into my head today. What can I say? It’s been 20 years.
  4. Middle Buffalo

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Didn’t say or imply this one move sunk him. I agree with SS2K5, the Jackson move seems like the obvious thing to do at the time. He was a game changer. I’m not sure what happened, but he was terrible afterwards. Like worst DB on the field terrible.
  5. Middle Buffalo

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Outside of unnecessary trades of draft capital, I think one of Pace’s biggest blunders was the extension for Cohen. He was a third down, change of pace back. Obviously, the injury makes it hard to judge, but it seemed like a premature, bad idea at the time.
  6. Middle Buffalo

    Soxtalk Member Age Range

    I’m not sure how I found this place. I swear I asked Jeeves to find me “Sextalk,” and I was expecting something totally different when I entered the “Pale Hose Talk” forum. 49. Joined in Spring Training 2005.
  7. Middle Buffalo

    Gift Haul - Whatcha get?

    I told my wife a few days ago we should get the photo frame for my parents since we live across the country. Probably won’t wait a year. I found two really cool house decorations for my wife at an antique store. I found a ceramic hippo she wanted. She has been looking for one because supposedly they are good luck - whatever. I also bought a statue of dog made out of various scraps of metal that somehow looks exactly like our boxer who died five years ago. We still talk about him all the time. She cried when she saw it. You didn’t ask, but the best gift I ever got was the table hockey game that has the six handles on each side that move the players. I asked for it and was stunned when I got it from Santa Claus. I was 13. Thirty six years later, my nieces and nephews were playing it this Christmas.
  8. Middle Buffalo

    Lockout Boredom Game: Redraft One Sox Year in 2010s

    I couldn’t follow the rest. It was starting to feel to me like you were having the Sox somehow squander the the Trout pick, and I didn’t want to be disappointed in that draft again.
  9. Middle Buffalo

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    That’s the difference between Belichick and other coaches - he isn’t worried about throwing a certain amount of times or running plays for certain guys. If throwing 3 times is what it takes, that’s what he does. If he has to run the same play 10 times in a row because it hasn’t been stopped, that’s what he’ll do.
  10. Middle Buffalo

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    He showed better form and willingness to hit than our DBs.
  11. Middle Buffalo

    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Gotta love the color guy (Schlereth?) giving credit to JJ Watt for AZ’s d-line effort. Theses guys get a narrative and stick with it.
  12. Middle Buffalo

    2021 College Football

    Seemed like OSU’s RB had a better chance if he had turned up field rather than trying to beat one guy to the corner. He’s going to relive that play for a long time.
  13. Middle Buffalo

    2022 Hall of Fame ballot - Ortiz in; Bonds/Clemens NOT

    No red flags for Jeff Kent? He was pretty average until he turned 29 and went to SF. Guys getting better as they progressed through their 30s is a pretty recent phenomenon.
  14. Middle Buffalo

    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    No point trading Kimbrel now for pennies on the dollar. Hold onto him and see if there is a market in Spring Training or as the season goes on. And I wouldn’t have hated resigning Hernandez for $4M.
  15. Middle Buffalo

    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    Just once I’d like to see this happen.