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  1. SpringfieldFan

    I’m bored, just waiting for the post season

    I agree as well. As far as the business of baseball goes, this is the thing. They are in it to make money, and that is paid by the fans. They will have a windfall if they have a champion so their decisions are driven by that goal. However, those decisions happen to include what we are seeing these days. I live a few hours away and the only games I can get to are on weekends. I will *NOT* spend my gas, parking, and ticket money on a Sunday game knowing the entertainment is going to be a Sunday lineup. With only Saturday as an option that means I will not make it to as many games, pure and simple. The Sox miss out on the revenue of my attendance, but on the other hand if they get a WS team it will definitely boost my interest. Its a tradeoff.
  2. SpringfieldFan

    I’m bored, just waiting for the post season

    The problem is simply that baseball is so refined that it takes a ton of games to distill the elite, and that leaves a bunch of poor teams and their fans with a long series of games that mean nothing. Maybe once a team is eliminated or a certain number of games back late in the season, they could be allowed to just make their 40 man a fully active roster, suspend the option rules, and allow trades with other losing teams. Anything to give the fans some interest in their team during that lame duck time.
  3. SpringfieldFan

    I’m bored, just waiting for the post season

    I grew up with 2 divisions per league, an LCS, and the WS. I wish it were that way again. The original way has merit as well. Those were the days before collective bargaining though, and a team like the Yankees could build a dominant team and win pennants year after year making me wonder how fans of the also rans managed to keep interest through decades of never having even a hope for the postseason. Despite that, it did work well though.
  4. SpringfieldFan

    GT 9/12: Red Sox @ White Sox

    They were 10 games up and still looking ahead to their key players returning from the IL and yet they had to go and mess with the formula just to keep up with everyone else at the deadline. Crimony.
  5. SpringfieldFan

    GT 9/12: Red Sox @ White Sox

    The Sox “needed more”... wasn’t that Tepera? edit: wrong post to reply to. I give up using my phone for this 🙄
  6. SpringfieldFan

    Vaughn's legs are bothering him

    I wouldn’t say we are all schizophrenic and just reversing our takes. More likely there are a couple groups of people each with their own take and as circumstances change one or the other group gets more vocal.
  7. SpringfieldFan

    I’m bored, just waiting for the post season

    Can you imagine if it were still 154 and straight to the World Series?
  8. SpringfieldFan

    GT 9/11: BOS @ SOX, 6:10

    Another woman I believe. Don’t know how much is rumor but the FO isn’t the most forthcoming these days it seems. Edit: disregard. Whatever it is or isn’t, gossip ain’t cool. My bad.
  9. SpringfieldFan

    GT 9/11: BOS @ SOX, 6:10

    Might be a broken something else 🤐
  10. SpringfieldFan

    GT 9/11: BOS @ SOX, 6:10

    He’s got a lot of refining still ahead but Cease could well be our #1 ace some day.
  11. SpringfieldFan

    GT 9/11: BOS @ SOX, 6:10

    First he was getting an extra free day next to an off day to get some extra rest. Then he had a bit of a hurting leg and a slight hammy issue so they would just go day to play it safe and make sure he was 100%. Then it was IL. Now it's no exact timetable on return. None of this were we told as it was happening. If this winds up being marriage infidelity and with the Sox not simply suggesting he had to deal with personal issues... I'm gonna be kinda pissed - at several folks.
  12. SpringfieldFan

    9/9 Sox at A's game thread 2:37 first pitch

    Oh well, they are resting up, keeping the powder dry. Just wait - If the Sox win it all we will be able to fondly recall and share with our grandkids the details of what an exciting summer postseason we enjoyed.
  13. SpringfieldFan

    9/9 Sox at A's game thread 2:37 first pitch

    And looking ahead to October 7th MLB news: "These guys really stepped up when we needed it and we wouldn't be where we are now without them. The team found its consistency with them and really, it would just be an injustice do deny them the same playoff experience the other guys are getting." -Tony LaRussa regarding concerns about his choice to start Garcia, Goodwin, Mendick and Zavala in tonight's AL Divisional Series opener against the Houston Astros. Is a joke people - a joke!
  14. SpringfieldFan

    9/9 Sox at A's game thread 2:37 first pitch

    No, he just started getting good. /sarc
  15. SpringfieldFan

    9/7 🧦 v. 🐘 GT

    You know I was thinking half jokingly but now maybe a little more seriously, if they maintain their lead the next couple weeks maybe TLR could just pull the team and forfeit the last week and a half. Back in 1981 or so he caught hell for suggesting he would be willing to forfeit a game to get into the playoffs under the quirky split season rules. Ok, there's my entry for most ridiculous post of the year.
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