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  1. 13 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

    There is no more overused phrase by fans than "scared".  Getting your ass kicked doesn't make you scared.

    Timid?  Tentative?  Would those work better for you, sir?

    They got their asses kicked BECAUSE they played timidly.  The lights were too bright for this team.

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  2. Astros played a helluva series, no doubt, but a lot of their success was due to our own shortcomings, imo.

    Sox played scared.  Pitched scared. Coached scared. Hit scared. Ran scared. They completely folded under the pressure of the situation and never once seemed to strut around with an edge over Houston.

    Houston had a very workmanlike approach to the series, likely due to their vast postseason experience.  They knew to attack the zone.  They knew to take patient ABs,  They shifted the defense at the right times.  They ran at the right times.  They didn't turn over on outside pitches consistently.  They never came across as frazzled when something didn't go their way.  It was a yeoman's effort that the Sox need to learn to duplicate in the future.

    IMO, that needs to start early next season, every time we play a good team.  They need to treat every one of those series like it's a playoff series.  

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  3. 4 hours ago, Soxsi75 said:

    Not sure about the cheating........but Correa did seem to be looking for that 97 MPH chest high fastball from Rodon. Maybe he guessed right?

    A reporter asked Correa about that very pitch.  He said Rodon had thrown him two fastballs in that same spot and he decided to sell out on a third.  Said something to the effect of, "if he'd thrown a slider there, I would have practically fallen down over home plate trying make contact".  I took that to mean that the slider was SUCH an obvious pitch in that situation that Correa, and apparently Yaz/Los, thought the fastball was the play.


  4. 2 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

    I have ZERO idea how either man felt about Tony being put into the mix by Jerry

    That Zoom call Hahn held announcing the TLR signing was something to see ( not sure if you watched).  His body language, dodging of questions, his lack of excitement about just hiring a manager, were all on display.  Hahn was NOT a happy camper and sure as hell didn't seem to appreciate being put in the position of defending the hire to the press and an angry fan base.

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  5. 1 minute ago, hi8is said:

    Re: Eloy… it’s kind of hard to miss almost the entire year with an injury and come back without skipping a beat.

    He gets slack in my eyes for his struggles down the stretch.

    He's one of my top 3 favorite players on this team.  He looked like shit the last month of the season and coming back from a torn pec doesn't cause one to swing and miss at sliders 3 feet out of the zone on a consistent basis.  I have genuine concern.....not enough to sell low on him, as some seem to want to do, but I do have concerns that either the league has figured him out or he's just simply stopped trusting his eyes. 

  6. 1 hour ago, Tony said:

    Their record against winning teams in 2021 says otherwise. They weren’t even close to .500 against playoff teams. 

    Just coming back and doing it again next year seems like a mistake and asking for more of the same. And sorry, but just because the Sox franchise has had a HORRENDOUS history doesn’t mean I should be happy with just making the playoffs and hoping for the best. 

    There's a lot working against the Sox in this regard.  

    Fact is, playing in the Central, it's rare for them to face premium, elite pitching.  They just don't see it enough during the year and, when they do, they get embarrassed.  The Sox feast on pitchers making mistakes and they see plenty of them as hitters in the AL Central.  In the playoffs, especially, you just aren't going to see many mistakes.  If you do, they often will catch the hitters completely off-guard due to being so far and few between.

    This team not only needs roster help, but experience.  It's imperative they focus intently on beating good teams next season.  Be it Tony or someone else, I would demand the team treat games against winning teams as playoff games.  Start to understand the mentality it takes to win against top competition.  Start to improve as hitters by honing in the concentration to such an extent that hitting even elite pitchers becomes an exercise of reaction instead of thought.

    Eloy is a fantastic example of this.  Dude is just up there guessing what's coming and sitting on whatever that pitch is.  He's not relying on pitch recognition, he's just guessing.  He's not reacting to what his eyes see, he's simply acting on his forethought.  No hitter who lives on guessing pitches is going to thrive against good-great pitching and no team full of those hitters will win playoff series.

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  7. The biggest difference in this iteration of Rodon and previous iterations is that he's become a thinker on the mound.  You can literally watch him talk to himself or look off in space thinking about his next pitch.  I don't know if this was something Katz taught him, someone else on the staff, or him just recognizing that pitching it as much about savvy as stuff, but it's made a tremendous difference.  This is why he can still dominate even when his velocity is down.

    All that said, dude has waited a long time for this opportunity.  He'll feel no pain until his arm falls off.

  8. 30 minutes ago, joesaiditstrue said:

    will Sheets finally get a clue and expect every pitch to be on the upper part of the outside corner? they've pitched him there almost exclusively and he still acts surprised

    I'd like to think he's watched film and will be ready today.  All these guys, on both teams, should have a pretty damn good idea how the opponents are attacking them by this point in the season and series.

  9. 7 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

    Lol I don't need to listen.

    Perhaps you should reserve judgement until you do rather than relying on "woke" articles on Twitter or Facebook.

    I'm a Biden voter, btw....not that that should matter, but the judgement is just DRIPPING off of your posts.

  10. 7 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:


    Barstool is a national embarrassment. A collection of guys who decided they were going to act like college idiots for their entire lives. 

    It's a damn shame how many people are missing out on some fucking hilarious content because of what they've read online about Barstool.  Start with the "Pardon My Take" podcast (publishes M,W,F).  Hilarious podcast, sports-centric, and one of the hosts, Big Cat, is a Chicago guy.  Listen to that for a couple of weeks then come back and tell us how much misogynistic, racist, right-wing drivel you heard.  It'll be a short post.

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