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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

    Shifts could be endangered

    Nothing to do with the shift, but since other changes have been introduced here, I’ll add that I hate pitch framing. I don’t understand why an ump would call it a strike if he can see that the catcher pulled his mitt into the middle of the strike zone. The shift is very frustrating as a fan (especially with hard hit ground balls/liners that would’ve been hits with a traditional configuration), but players should be skilled enough to slap singles away from the shift. Do it enough, and the defense will have to adjust.
  2. Middle Buffalo

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Cliff’s notes version for the busy Soxtalkers among us.
  3. Middle Buffalo

    AJ Hinch: does it matter to you that he cheated?

    Forget it, he’s rolling.
  4. Middle Buffalo

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    Especially when the replay was clearly shoulder to shoulder. Looked bad live, but they take the time to look at it and get it wrong.
  5. Middle Buffalo

    Sports Media discussion

    Waddle & Silvy had Jesse Rogers on to talk about the Sox managerial situation. I didn’t/won’t listen. I’m sure Jesse is super plugged in to the Sox situation.
  6. Middle Buffalo

    Tony LaRussa rumors running wild as of 10/28

    I don’t want TLR, but the idea he couldn’t handle a brash, young team is wrong. He was in charge of the Bash Bros. In Oakland. That whole team was pretty wild. Like someone else said, he wouldn’t wilt in the playoffs (or down the stretch) like we just experienced. Reading through Steve Stone’s Twitter replies, it seems like Hinch is the top candidate. He doesn’t rule out Bochy or TLR, but flat out says “No” to most other people mentioned.
  7. Middle Buffalo

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Why not? Because too many people feel they have the right to do whatever they want and simply don’t care about anyone but themselves. If the Sox did everything you said (which is a very easy and workable plan), some people who go to the games would refuse to follow the rules, and enforcement would probably be tasked to a 70 year old Andy Frain who’s just trying to get out of the house and make a few bucks working at Sox games.
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    Sox Press Conference - 11am 10/12 - RR out as Sox manager

    Bullpen and batting Robert in the 7 spot every game, not figuring out a rest schedule for Moncada, batting EE 4th or 5th every game,.... The list of mistakes is pretty long. I’m not usually one to say fire the manager or batting/pitching coach, but RR was pretty bad. With Coop, it was just time.
  9. Middle Buffalo

    NFL Thread 2020-2021

    I don’t understand why the NFL mandates that coaches wear masks on the sidelines, but the players don’t have to. Seems like a superficial rule.
  10. Middle Buffalo

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    So, Chris Christie checked himself into a hospital as a “precaution” and stayed for a week. I’d love to see what it cost him and which insurance covers an elective COVID hospital stay.
  11. Middle Buffalo

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I am pretty certain you used to say you didn’t vote for Trump, but you wrote in someone else (speculation was Jesse Ventura). Now, you didn’t vote at all?
  12. Middle Buffalo

    Sports Media discussion

    I don’t see Leila being added as a regular on the Score with either Bernstein or Parkins. Parkins and she weren’t on the same wavelength at all. I bet they go with Anthony Herron if they add a regular cohost. I haven’t heard much of him, but he’s pretty good.
  13. Middle Buffalo

    Offseason Targets

    This is how I feel exactly.
  14. Middle Buffalo

    Sox should replace Renteria with Ozzie Guillen

    Uh oh. I think I just agreed with Greg. For the record, it was 1983.
  15. Middle Buffalo

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    As someone who was in a union for more than 20 years, I have to shake my head when I hear of union members doing “side work.” That friend is taking work from someone - aka “scabbing.”