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September 28, 2007



re: Varitek - I still cringe every time he comes up to the plate. He's had a couple clutch hits lately (2 I think), but so many more chokes in clutch situations that I can't consider him anything like a clutch player. I feel like every other starter on the team has had multiple clutch performances, but Varitek keeps striking out and hitting into double plays in the bottom of the 8th or 9th. And of late he's made a few boneheaded plays as well. I just don't know about him anymore.

re:Playoffs - I agree completely about the Yankees. While one part of me loves the idea of at least *one* freakin playoff season without the MFYs, I can't deny that the 2004 ALCS felt more like the World Series that the World Series did. If we have to beat the MFY to get there, so be it. I'll be pumped up for it.

re:Red Sox Nation - seriously, can we focus on the damn baseball? These two become more annoying all the time. Do what you want, but make sure you at least focus on the core product of baseball. I'm considering killing the sound and playing am radio instead.

Are SawxBlog readers planning on getting together to watch the playoffs at a Spahts Bah anywhere? I have a baby arriving in (literally) the next few days, but I'd love to attend at least one of the get-togethers.


Re: Birthdays - It was also Johnny Pesky's 88th Birthday
(From the game last night:

Re: Tek - I hate to say that I no longer expect anything from him when he comes to the plate. But you're right..he has had some clutch hits and he's still a master behind the plate in full gear. I would love if he's our dark horse hero in the playoffs.

Re: RSN President - Thanks for the compliment. I COMPLETELY agree it should have been a Sox fan in the race. Not all of this other BS. Have you seen the YouTube campaign videos for Sam Horn and Big Pupi? So horrible. Eric Wilbur also agrees, if you didn't see this:


While I can appreciate the allure of a Sox/Yanks ALCS, if you're a member of RSN and have any hopes of your team reaching the World Series, you had BETTER be hoping the Yanks get knocked out in the first round.

The Yankees are a MUCH better team than the Bosux, in every aspect.

Be careful what you wish for.


Hey Nocaster. Easy there guy. You are the type of Yankee fan I truly hate. COCKY.. Who
is in first place anyway..


Trust me, that's not me being cocky. I am not your typical arrogant Yankees fan.

A few points to consider:

Just look at the records over the last 4 months. The Sox are barely over .500 while the Yanks are around 35 games over since the end of May.

The simple fact that after having a 14.5 game lead and we're going into the final weekend (3 games) of the season with the division still in question speaks VOLUMES.

The fact is, right now, I'd take the Yankees Starters, Bullpen, Lineup and Defense over the Sox'.

The only position I think the Sox have an advantage is in LF. And I give this grudgingly as it's Manny we're talking about. He's about as big a flake as there is in the game. And neither he, nor Papi have exactly been tearing the cover off the ball this year. A-Rod alone has just as many homers as the two of them combined.

I know what you're going to say: "But Nocaster, I'd take Youk' over Mientkiewicz any day!", I'd say take him. With the way Youkilis looked on that checked swing last night, and the way Mientkiewicz has been hitting since he came off the DL, I'd say they're two players headed in opposite directions. But, for the sake of argument, I'd be willing to call it a wash.

All I'm saying is, fall back on the Sox position in the standings at your own peril. And again, be careful what you wish for.

PS - If I were a Sox fan, I'd be VERY concerned about having to play the Angels (or a resurgent Cleveland). Making it through the first round is about as far from a given as you could get.


Can you post a copy of the map so I can share it with my friends?



MFY taken out in the bottom of the 10th. Could anything be sweeter? Only if it had been Millar that got the last hit.

Certainly plenty of work left to do, but this is a great way to go into it.

Derek Hixon

2007 AL East Champs bitches!

Talk and say all you want Nocast, but if the Yanks were the better team then the Red Sox would be looking up at them in the standing, period. You talk about the Red Sox through such jaded eyes it's laughable. The Red Sox are tied for the freaking best record in baseball. That doesn't happen to a bad team. Have fun getting ousted in the first round.

Snochy Boochies.

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