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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

    The Anderson Saga (continued from game thread)

    How is the bat toss any more inflammatory than guys who hit doubles and then have some elaborate gesture that they make to the guys in the dugout? I know I've seen teams doing this in recent years. I think the Cubs were doing it a few years ago.
  2. Middle Buffalo

    Stroman: I stand with Tim Anderson

    If that's the case, as much as it's used now, it shouldn't be such an offensive word these days.
  3. Middle Buffalo

    Military can't pass audit

    The military is a cash cow for the wealthy and powerful. That's reason number one they are so "patriotic." And reasons 2, 3, and 4.
  4. Middle Buffalo

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Debut with the Phillies on MLB network. Sox don't need that kind of attention.
  5. I was at the game. Rodon was low 90s when I looked, but I wasn't really paying attention to that. Eloy was right in front of me. He's a big guy - doesn't move real well. No balls hit to him. Late in the game, Delmonico replaced Eloy in LF and crashed into the wall. He was carted off. I was thrilled to see the Sox big RF free agent get some action. Glad Kenny and Hahn went all in for Jon Jay.
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Yep. With the low salary overhead the next few years, Sox could have matched the Phillies dollars and years and front-loaded the contract. $25M this year $40M the next two would leave them an average of $20M the next ten years. When "the core" is ready to re-up, Haprer's contract wouldn't have hindered the team from making financial commitments in the future. I can't get over how dumb they are.
  7. Middle Buffalo

    KW: "It's a shame" the Sox are being portrayed as cheap

    Everyone knew they wanted $300 Million. If that was out of the Sox range, why pursue them at all? They needed to sign Harper as much for what he would have brought off the field as what he does on it. I just went to the ESPN Chicago page, and the most recent story about the Sox in the main page was 7 days ago when they signed Santana. The Sox would be a national story right now.
  8. Middle Buffalo

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    Yep. The Sox should have offered $330 over 10 years. I would have been fine with an opt out after 5 years. Unbelievable this Phillies offer got him.
  9. Middle Buffalo

    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    I don't get it. $25 million/year got Harper? Seems like a bargain for one of the biggest stars in baseball.
  10. Middle Buffalo

    Spring Training Thread

    I have plans to see the Sox three times in the next few weeks. I've gambled that tix will be available and cheap on the secondary market. If Bryce screws this up for me by signing with the Sox....
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    Harper to Phillies 13yr/330 mil

    The Sox just need to make the best offer if they are interested in Harper. Nothing cute. Offer highest AAV, most total, and opt out after 5 years. If Harper turns it down, Hahn can simply and factually state the Sox made the best offer and the player chose to play elsewhere. The Sox have lots going for them that should be attractive to Harper. If he doesn't want to play for them, it almost doesn't matter what the offer is.
  12. Middle Buffalo

    Podcasts

    Added a few new podcasts: This Past Weekend with Theo Von - Comedy podcast. I've only listened to the ones with guests so far. He's from Real World or Road Rules. I saw him di standup a few years ago, and his show was one of the funniest I've seen live. Mobituaries wirh Mo Rocca - I listened to the first about a JFK impersonator. Well done. It's new, but if the rest are like this, I'll keep listening. McNeil and Parkins - The Bears success had me dip my toe back in the local Chicago radio scene. I've been downloading select portions of this show. I've always like Mac as a host (even though I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like him in person), and Parkins is a good cohost.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Greg the leg cost me $1600.
  14. Middle Buffalo

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Manny and Bryce are quickly becoming my least favorite Sox. Sign somewhere, anywhere. I'm getting tired of checking this thread every few hours.
  15. Middle Buffalo

    Sports Betting Thread

    I won both total points in both Confidence Pools I entered this season. In one, I never won the weekly pot. In the other, I won two or three weeks in addition to the total.
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