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Jack Parkman

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    Sox @ Brew Crew, 7/25, 6:08, Game Thread

    Crochet is either lights out or horrible this year. No in between. I guess that's to be expected for a 21 year old flamethrower with no minor league experience.
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    Sox @ Brew Crew, 7/25, 6:08, Game Thread

    You know, there might be a method to my madness I want the Sox to win just like everyone else does. My occasional ripping of new assholes to the FO/Team/individual players does not take away from my enjoyment of baseball.
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    Sox @ Brew Crew, 7/25, 6:08, Game Thread

    Ooh, I love when Moncada turns on 97 upstairs.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I don't. The only thing I expect is 162. anything more is gravy. My "negativity" is reinforcing that.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    The key to not being disappointed is setting proper expectations. I choose to expect very little and if I get more than that be pleasantly surprised.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    The only thing failure does is lead me into a deep dark hole. This isn't therapy, so let's stop now. There's no feeling I hate more than to get excited about something and then get let down.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    It's not worth going through the process if there's not a high probability of reaching your goal. I get enjoyment out of reaching my goals. If I don't reach my goal, then the entire process was a waste of time, energy and effort, and should have been spent doing something else.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I don't only care about winning the world series this year, I care about being in position to maximize the window.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    You know what's worse? Getting excited and then getting swept in the first round.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    You call it negativity, I call it being realistic. I sat through the 2007 and 2013 seasons and that takes some real commitment and just liking baseball.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    It's not negativity, it's tempered expectations. I want to see evidence of team superiority first. If it wasn't for the team record against >.500 teams I'd be completely bought in. During the regular season they have to check all of the boxes for me to get excited. Even in 2005 I didn't expect that team to win a playoff round. I thought Boston was going to smash their brains in.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    Because we've gotten to the point in the season where you can't draw any conclusions about the strength of the team vs the rest of baseball until the playoffs. They're good enough to make the playoffs, fine.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    Bingo. My "negativity" kind of comes from being more of a big picture thinker. I've been a bit deflated as a Sox fan since Robert got hurt.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I still have fun when the Sox win, yeah. I went to the game Tuesday and had a blast.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    My brain tells me that there is no reason to get excited until they prove they're good in the playoffs. Baseball is a little different in that it is the most exclusive playoff pool in sports, but yeah even if they lose in the ALCS or something I can still get hyped next year. I like to put all of the data points together and come to a conclusion. To me, there isn't enough evidence to say they're a title contender yet. Data, Data, Data.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I really want to get excited about this team, but my brain tells me to wait until they make an ALCS appearance at the very least first.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    ^^^^^^
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I do not expect them to be at full strength until next year.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    Not necessarily, as the 3 bats coming back and lighting it up would change things. However I'm not counting on it happening like so many others. I still will be watching through the playoffs but my expectations are pretty muted. I still enjoy watching Sox baseball even when they suck. Sports are more enjoyable to me when there are zero expectations and I just enjoy the ride.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    Don't get me wrong, The Sox have talent but their true talent level in a competitive division is fighting for the 2nd WC Spot in the AL rather than winning a division. Anything can happen in the playoffs but I think the talent gap between the Sox and the rest of the AL playoff field is just too high.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I'll be surprised if they win more than one game in the playoffs. I'd feel differently if the majority of the pensmen weren't gascans. I could buy them being good when their 3 bats return if it was only the offense that was failing against good teams but the entire team is failing against playoff quality competition.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    What's their run differential against the teams they've played that will be in the playoffs? Their run differential is inflated by the shitty ALC.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    What's their run differential against teams over .500? I'd bet it's negative. They're 18-27 against teams over .500 and 2-11 on the road. They're not even competitive. It isn't just one series. They're beating up on shitty teams. So?
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    I don't think that those guys will be themselves until next year. Too many people assume that Eloy/Robert/Grandal are going to come in and pick up right where they left off. It's not like Eloy and Robert are even lighting up the minors during their rehab stints.
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    What the Brewers Series is Telling Us

    What this series is telling us is that the Sox are only a playoff team because the rest of the ALC isn't trying and the Twins pitching staff collapsed. What I keep seeing is that the Sox are not playoff caliber in any aspect of the game. Their offense isn't good enough, their SP are bum slayers and their bullpen is terrible outside of Hendriks/Kopech and sometimes Crochet, who is very hit or miss. I don't think that Eloy/Robert/Grandal will save them either.
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