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  1. Chadwick was obviously more than the T'Challa character but that role was such a cultural touchstone and carried so much weight. The man spent his last 4 years creating iconic art knowing he wasn't long for the world, suffering in silence. Sigh.

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  2. 1 hour ago, ChiSox1917 said:

    This is probably the best stone has ever been in the booth.  He seems a lot looser and more off the cuff.  Benetti is very solid, but he really needs to get an exciting home run call.  His is very low key and doesnt bring in the excitement it should.  That and the occasional comedy routine are really my only criticisms of an otherwise great broadcast team

    Yeah, "he hits this one to deep left field and it is GONE!" is kind of generic. It's not bad or good. It's just kinda there. But again, for 30 years Hawk's home run call was iconic so that's a pretty tough act to follow. 

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  3. Just now, Lonchair said:

    I agree with all of what you're saying.  They have been brilliant, entertaining & just a pleasure to listen to.  I think Bennetti just brings out the silly in Stoney & they're having fun....& bringing us along for the ride. 

    Steve's really dry but Jason brings the humor out in him in a way that never happened when he was paired with Hawk.

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  4. Jose Abreu is playing out of his mind right now. If he was playing a full season this is probably about a 45 home run pace (mathematically, 12 home runs over 31 games is 62 home runs but I know baseball doesn't actually work like that). So fun to see him actually hitting in a lineup where not only does he not have to carry most of the weight, he's maybe the 3rd or 4th best hitter.


  5. These guys have become my favorite broadcasting duo since... I dunno, Hawk and Wimpy in the 90s? Nothing compares to Hawk's "You can put it on the board, YES" as far as play by play calls, but besides that Jason and Steve are everything you could want.

    -Openly pro-Sox but objective about the game, not overboard with homerism

    -Informative about what's happening in the game, skills/capabilities of players, what scouting reports say etc.

    -Entertaining banter, playful roasting

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  6. Like a lot of people who grew up in the 80s and 90s I used to use that word casually because I thought it was funny and justified it by saying "I don't really mean it like THAT." But you learn better and you do better and I can count on one hand the number of times I've said it in the last 15-20 years, the only time I can think of was when I was telling someone "I used to use (that word)" and it felt like I was choking it out.

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  7. Seriously, just look at this. Oh my god look at the WHIPs especially. YIKES

                                                                                                                                                                           
    Rk   Pos             Name        Age  W  L  W-L%   ERA   G  GS  GF CG SHO SV     IP    H   R  ER  HR  BB IBB   SO HBP BK WP   BF ERA+  FIP  WHIP   H9 HR9 BB9  SO9 SO/W
    6     CL      Bobby Jenks         26  3  5  .375  2.77  66   0  62  0   0 40   65.0   45  20  20   2  13   4   56   1  0  4  249  170 2.56 0.892  6.2 0.3 1.8  7.8 4.31
    7     RP   Matt Thornton*         30  4  4  .500  4.79  68   0  13  0   0  2   56.1   59  31  30   4  26   6   55   2  0  3  249   99 3.70 1.509  9.4 0.6 4.2  8.8 2.12
    8     RP     Boone Logan*         22  2  1  .667  4.97  68   0  13  0   0  0   50.2   59  30  28   7  20   3   35   0  0  2  226   95 4.84 1.559 10.5 1.2 3.6  6.2 1.75
    9     RP   Mike MacDougal         30  2  5  .286  6.80  54   0   8  0   0  0   42.1   50  37  32   3  33   3   39   2  0  8  208   70 4.80 1.961 10.6 0.6 7.0  8.3 1.18
    10    RP     Ryan Bukvich         29  1  0 1.000  5.05  45   0   7  0   0  0   35.2   36  23  20   5  24   1   18   3  0  3  170   94 6.32 1.682  9.1 1.3 6.1  4.5 0.75
    11            Gavin Floyd         24  1  5  .167  5.27  16  10   4  0   0  0   70.0   85  45  41  17  19   0   49   6  0  1  314   89 6.07 1.486 10.9 2.2 2.4  6.3 2.58
    12            Nick Masset         25  2  3  .400  7.09  27   1   4  0   0  0   39.1   52  33  31   2  26   5   21   2  0  4  193   67 4.97 1.983 11.9 0.5 5.9  4.8 0.81
    13          David Aardsma         25  2  1  .667  6.40  25   0   7  0   0  0   32.1   39  24  23   4  17   3   36   1  0  2  151   74 4.29 1.732 10.9 1.1 4.7 10.0 2.12
    14       Ehren Wassermann         26  1  1  .500  2.74  33   0   6  0   0  0   23.0   20   9   7   0   7   4   14   2  0  1   94  174 3.20 1.174  7.8 0.0 2.7  5.5 2.00
    15            Andy Sisco*         24  0  1  .000  8.36  19   0   6  0   0  0   14.0   19  13  13   2  11   0   13   1  0  3   74   57 5.81 2.143 12.2 1.3 7.1  8.4 1.18
    16            Mike Myers*         38  1  0 1.000 11.20  17   0   3  0   0  0   13.2   21  19  17   3   7   2    6   1  0  0   70   43 6.97 2.049 13.8 2.0 4.6  4.0 0.86
    17              Dewon Day         26  0  1  .000 11.25  13   0   6  0   0  0   12.0   19  15  15   1   9   0    7   2  0  1   65   43 5.91 2.333 14.3 0.8 6.8  5.3 0.78
    18         Charlie Haeger         23  0  1  .000  7.15   8   0   5  0   0  0   11.1   17  11   9   3   8   2    1   1  0  0   59   68 8.89 2.206 13.5 2.4 6.4  0.8 0.13
    19         Lance Broadway         23  1  1  .500  0.87   4   1   1  0   0  0   10.1    5   2   1   0   5   0   14   0  0  0   41  556 1.98 0.968  4.4 0.0 4.4 12.2 2.80
    20        Heath Phillips*         25  1  1  .500  3.68   6   0   5  0   0  0    7.1   10   3   3   1   4   1    2   0  0  0   34  133 6.10 1.909 12.3 1.2 4.9  2.5 0.50
    21             Bret Prinz         30  0        0  8.10   4   0   1  0   0  0    3.1    4   3   3   1   2   1    1   0  0  0   16   64 8.34 1.800 10.8 2.7 5.4  2.7 0.50
                  Team Totals       27.9 72 90  .444  4.77 162 162 153  9   4 42 1440.2 1556 839 763 174 499  50 1015  59  0 45 6293   99 4.56 1.426  9.7 1.1 3.1  6.3 2.03
                     Rank in 14 AL teams 11        4                12  2   3  7      6   12  11  12  11       6                                                         11
    

    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 8/19/2020.


  8. I remember thinking Ryan Bukvich was also as bad - Jesus no, not even close, Day had WHIP well over 2.

    That 2007 bullpen is the worst one in my memory, the starting pitching (except Contreras) was mostly passable but after 6 innings if the Sox didn't have a lead of at least 5 the game was over. If there's inherited runners ALL of them were going to score, plus a couple extra. All them had a ERA well over 6, it seemed like. Day, Bukvich, Macdougal, Wassermann, Sisco, Myers, just look at any of those guys, pick a randon name and look up their stats and it's awful.


  9. 40 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

    So Death Valley may just today have set the record for highest temperature ever reliably recorded by humans.

     

    It was in the low 70s today for the first time in about 2 months where I was, 2600 miles away, therefore this is not real because my unique experience does not support it #PostLikeAFuckingIdiot

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  10. 4 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

    If everything works, and Madrigal is starting us off with a .360 OBP, what a crazy lineup this is:

    Madrigal (On base all the time)
    Anderson (Best contact hitter)
    Robert (Best overall hitter)
    Jimenez (Biggest power)
    Moncada (Second best hitter in an RBI position and reload the order position)
    Vaughn (Really good all-around hitter, reloads the lineup again)
    DH/Abreu
    Grandal/Other catcher
    Unknown RF

    It's too RH dominant, but that's a natural spot for every single one of the ones currently identified. If everyone develops as hoped, in a year or two, we have a DH hitting 7th or 8th!
     

    I look at this lineup and I'm like "Moncada probably a .900 OPS player and he's fifth?" and... well yeah probably, that checks out

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