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greg775 last won the day on June 6 2020

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  1. greg775

    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    True but this year has a different feel to it. Kind of like USA Basketball showing weakness in exhibitions and nobody panicking and sure enough, they lose their Olympic opener. ... Sox seem like a team that has shown its own weaknesses that likely won't be corrected just because on paper it's possible to correct them internally. I betcha Hahn does what most contending teams have done forever, maybe a move or two at the trade deadline.
  2. greg775

    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I don't know what "good" lockdown bullpen help is available, but if there is any out there, my guess is the Sox will have to part with Vaughn or Sheets to acquire it. I personally think Vaughn is a better prospect than Sheets so I would expect he's the odd man out. You got to trade somebody young and good to get somebody good. Maybe Hahn can ship some minor league prospects who are not that promising to get a solid reliever or two instead of having to trade Sheets and/or Vaughn. I hope so.
  3. greg775

    7/24- Chicago @ Milwaukee, 6:10

    This bullpen needs a better than solid piece. It needs a stud to go with the Sox's stout closer Hendriks. Without it, Sox are not gonna reach the WS. It's part of the improvements I feel will be needed to make a run to the WS.
  4. greg775

    7/24- Chicago @ Milwaukee, 6:10

    Sox getting boatraced by Milwaukee. Oh well. As far as the angst about the postseason. It's pretty obvious Sox will be a totally different team/lineup with Robert/Eloy. Team will pick up a reliever by the trade deadline (remember greg guarantees this!) and will probably lose either Burger or Madrigal or Vaughn in the process; my guess unfortunately it will be Vaughn). This team with the new reliever, Robert/Eloy just might reach the WS. It truly might. (Assuming the starting pitching stays pretty good to excellent). Comments?
  5. Kind of a dumb topic. So do any hitters consistently excel in high pressure situations over time? My guess is no. The fact that 3 hits in 10 at bats in baseball is good tells me the math is against all players in the long run in high pressure situations. Guess what? Jose consistently knocks in a ton of runs. Oh I forgot, RBIs mean nothing in modern baseball anymore. Good luck in the future having ANYBODY qualify for the Hall of Fame with so many categories now meaningless cause of the advanced stat lovers. I guess we'll only go by home runs for hitters. Jose even does OK there. Jose is a good ballplayer; case closed. He deserves the $$ that have made him rich.
  6. I swear to God that I was just getting ready to type this as I read your post, lol. I was about to write: This may be controversial but if Yermin is apologizing Tony should as well. Tony, whom I LOVE as a manager, made a bad mistake in jumping on the rookie for that stupid unwritten rule violation. Anybody that saw Yermin hit the first 5-6 weeks had to think this guy might actually be a stellar major league hitter. Tony, as old as he is, made an error in ripping the rookie. NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT NOW except Tony should apologize, at least to Yermin. At the very least, u don't mess with success and Tony broke up the karma, the mojo with his dumb public position on the HR. if Sox win pennant I say Yermin deserves a ring, too. He was that hot early on.
  7. Somebody should do a study when and how this thread derailed. It's not always greg's fault. As far as Yermin, hope he finds his stroke again. He was fun.
  8. Poor Yermin. Early this season he was so good you had to have his bat in the lineup every day. He was raking everything. Then the Tony freak out on the home run and his major league career effectively came to a skid, if not a halt. My hope is he gets released and picked up by somebody and he mashes again. He was fun when he was hot.
  9. greg775

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I've called people god, small g. But I spell out God for the real God.
  10. greg775

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I enjoyed your post. As far as your last sentence, I think once the FDA approves the vaccines I'll be more forceful in asking people to get vaxxed at church and in society that I come across. At this present time I feel that even though I believe in the vaccine I can't be emphatic that others get vaxxed because I understand their concerns. Even though they seem as if they are selfish, some like this lady at church I conversed with, truly are scared of the vax.
  11. greg775

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I agreed and sympathized with almost all of your post. I do agree with this sentence especially. That's why I got double vaxxed, although I also was worried about the virus' immediate impact. I don't want to be gasping for breath and die in the hospital.
  12. greg775

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    First part: selfishness and lack of empathy? Yeah but I think the VAST MAJORITY of those who won't get vaxxed have CONCERN (for their own health down the line; the vaccine isn't even approved yet) and ANGER AT POLITICIANS and scientists who have turned into TV stars and book deal stars. Caulfield do you disagree with me on this? It's not JUST selfishness and lack of empathy, many are concerned they will face problems down the road if they get vaxxed and they DO NOT TRUST anybody in politics or science on this. The Jesus question ... well, my honest answer, Jesus who is all knowing would know whether or not the vaccines are safe now and down the line. Hence whatever he said would be the way I'd go with this. Being a loving God I am convinced he would let us know whether or not the vaxxes were safe. If they were safe of course he'd be a vaxxer not an anti vaxxer. Caulfield you are a smart person. I'm curious why you blindly disregard the opinion of the anti vaxxers that the vaxxes might cause problems down the road in our bodies. Peace out. Frankly even though I was a willing vaxxer and was poked twice, I can't tell you FOR SURE that I might be hosed down the road. I feel an educated person "should" come to the conclusion it is smart to get vaxxed. Just my take.
  13. greg775

    7/20 Gamethread: Keuchel vs. Ober

    Nice to have a guy who hits home runs with men on base like he has done in his Sox career. When the Sox have a good team and it's mid summer it can be fun.
  14. greg775

    7/20 Gamethread: Keuchel vs. Ober

    When Jose keeps his head in there and watches the ball hit the bat it's a picture of beauty always. Nice slide by the way, Adam E. Very nice.
  15. greg775

    7/20 Gamethread: Keuchel vs. Ober

    Holy bleep! Jose heatin' up in late July with the BOMB! So many heroes in this 8th inning w/Vaughn, Hamilton, etc. White Sox are amazing.