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    Reports Ive seen show Andrew Miller starting Monday vs. San Diego
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      Well, that is not the way to start a game. First my Red Sox Boyfriend AGonz drops an easy pop up in foul territory then back to back home runs for the Brewers.

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        going today.. visitors are 2-0 this year when i'm in the park.
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          Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
          going today.. visitors are 2-0 this year when i'm in the park.
          That was my record, too. Till tonight! Of course, after San Diego tied it at 3 I was a bit worried. Then the floodgates opened!

          So, Dave Roberts is the Padres' first base coach. Between one of the innings, the scoreboard showed Red Sox Greatest Comebacks and showed The Steal from 2004. The fans went crazy. He tipped his cap and waved. Jason Varitek was even clapping. It got me thinking what the Padres were thinking - I mean, he's their first base coach and he was getting a bigger ovation than some of the Red Sox players. Heh. And then I'm thinking of someone like Adrian Gonzalez, who was standing there next to Dave Roberts. He's new to this city. Over the weekend he saw the city go bananas over the Bruins (a hockey team!) in Fenway, then the crowd reaction to the opposing team's first base coach. He's getting firsthand knowledge about how important winning in 2004 was. It would be interesting to hear his perspective.

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            Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
            That was my record, too. Till tonight! Of course, after San Diego tied it at 3 I was a bit worried. Then the floodgates opened!

            So, Dave Roberts is the Padres' first base coach. Between one of the innings, the scoreboard showed Red Sox Greatest Comebacks and showed The Steal from 2004. The fans went crazy. He tipped his cap and waved. Jason Varitek was even clapping. It got me thinking what the Padres were thinking - I mean, he's their first base coach and he was getting a bigger ovation than some of the Red Sox players. Heh. And then I'm thinking of someone like Adrian Gonzalez, who was standing there next to Dave Roberts. He's new to this city. Over the weekend he saw the city go bananas over the Bruins (a hockey team!) in Fenway, then the crowd reaction to the opposing team's first base coach. He's getting firsthand knowledge about how important winning in 2004 was. It would be interesting to hear his perspective.
            "Perspective" is an interesting word, Scarlet. On a NESN interview, he used that word in a somewhat different context. He had gotten checked out at Dana-Farber and got a clean bill of health.

            I don't know if he drinks or not, but for sure he'll never have to buy a drink in Boston. Good to see nice guys come out on top (though not as color people on broadcasts -- he never had anything bad to say about anyone or anything).

            The Sox are a nice symmetrical 22-14 at home and on the road, the road record being particularly impressive when you remember they started out 0-8. And their run differential, which a week or so ago didn't match their record has changed in a hurry. The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 and gained --- nothing.

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              Originally posted by CLS View Post
              "Perspective" is an interesting word, Scarlet. On a NESN interview, he used that word in a somewhat different context. He had gotten checked out at Dana-Farber and got a clean bill of health.

              I don't know if he drinks or not, but for sure he'll never have to buy a drink in Boston. Good to see nice guys come out on top (though not as color people on broadcasts -- he never had anything bad to say about anyone or anything).

              The Sox are a nice symmetrical 22-14 at home and on the road, the road record being particularly impressive when you remember they started out 0-8. And their run differential, which a week or so ago didn't match their record has changed in a hurry. The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 and gained --- nothing.
              I'm not talking about Dave Roberts' perspective, I'm talking about Gonzalez's perspective or Carl Crawford's. Both those guys were brought here for one reason - to win a World Series. They both came from teams where the fan following is not as rabid (for lack of a better word). They are witnessing how this city went nuts over a sport they probably know very little about, and how it was presented at their new ballpark - fans went bananas at Fenway on Sunday. Then a former World Series hero comes back as a coach for another team and gets lots of love from the Boston fans seven years later. Because they do not forget what he did in 2004. I just think it must be interesting for those guys - are they thinking "What did I become a part of?" But in a positive way. I'm probably not explaining myself too clearly, and I apologize if I'm not making too much sense.

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                Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                I'm not talking about Dave Roberts' perspective, I'm talking about Gonzalez's perspective or Carl Crawford's. Both those guys were brought here for one reason - to win a World Series. They both came from teams where the fan following is not as rabid (for lack of a better word). They are witnessing how this city went nuts over a sport they probably know very little about, and how it was presented at their new ballpark - fans went bananas at Fenway on Sunday. Then a former World Series hero comes back as a coach for another team and gets lots of love from the Boston fans seven years later. Because they do not forget what he did in 2004. I just think it must be interesting for those guys - are they thinking "What did I become a part of?" But in a positive way. I'm probably not explaining myself too clearly, and I apologize if I'm not making too much sense.
                No reason to apologize, you make a lot of sense. When I responded, I had just started my first cup of coffee, so my reading comprehension wasn't all there. I reacted to the juxtaposition of "Dave Roberts" and "perspective."

                With regard to the point you're making, I think Carl Crawford's view would be much more interesting, because the transition hasn't been as smooth. Not so much what he says, what's really in his head. You have to wonder if his early struggles were due to trying too hard, and you have to wonder if his struggles were to continue, if he'd become unhappy, or if the crowd would turn on him (e.g. J.D. Drew, and to some extent John Lackey). For the AGons and Crawfords of the world, you don't really find out whether they're cut out to play in Boston or New York with a big money contract until they have a bad stretch. Remember Keith Foulke? He should be getting Dave Roberts-like receptions from the Boston crowd. Manny may have been the World Series MVP, but Foulke was clearly the post-season MVP in 2004, especially since the LCS was far more of a struggle than the WS. But then came the tough patches, the "Johhny from Burger King" comment, the crowd turned on him, and now if he came back to Boston he probably wouldn't even get recognized.

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                  OK, so they weren't going to play .800 baseball the rest of the way.

                  But this is getting silly. They've looked completely impotent over the last 5 games against San Diego and Pittsburgh.
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                    So if Lackey has another terrible start and Miller gives another solid 5/6 innings, you can't keep Lackey in the rotation...right?

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                      Armageddon? tonight?

                      Gonzo in RF
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                        A little better so far today...I see Hamels got knocked out with a right hand contusion..did he forget his glove?
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                          Originally posted by pirate View Post
                          A little better so far today...I see Hamels got knocked out with a right hand contusion..did he forget his glove?
                          Gonzo hit a liner back to the box and knocked his glove clean off...unfortunately he got the ball and threw out Gonzo in time.

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                            Nuff 'ced

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                              rather loud home crowd for the sox tonight!
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                                You've gotta feel bad for Brad Mills. Good baseball guy, awful team. Lose 2-1 giving up runs on an error and a bases loaded walk.

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