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Sox Therapy: Back In The Saddle
So after a bit of vacation (and returning to the first snow fall of the year last night) I am back with some thoughts on what has been a fairly quiet off-season so far. Last year at this time the Sox had traded for Craig Kimbrel and the year before the Sox had signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. So far the Sox do seem to be living up to the reports that suggested they would take a more low-key approach to things. That does not meant that nothing is happening or nothing will happen. ...Read More...
5 comment(s)Posted: November 21, 2016 at 11:04 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2016 Ballot
Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players on independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be judged in relation to the ...Read More...
19 comment(s)Posted: November 16, 2016 at 05:54 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: 2016 Season Recap
35 comment(s)Posted: November 08, 2016 at 02:08 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock 2017 Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot
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56 comment(s)Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:09 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1998 Results
Congratulations to Mark McGwire, our 1998 Most Meritorious Player
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Mark McGwire 170 12 8 Barry Bonds 139 12 1 Albert Belle 114 11 1 Greg Maddux 98 10 0 Kevin Brown 92 8 2 Roger Clemens 91 12 0 Alex Rodriguez 87 9 0 Sammy Sosa 84 10 0 John Olerud 84 11 0 Mike Piazza 77 9 0 Tom Glavine 50 7 0 Craig Biggio 35 6 0 Ivan Rodriguez 29 5 0 Andruw Jones 29 5 0 Pedro Martinez 27 6 0 Ken Griffey Jr 25 4 0 Greg Vaughn 23 4 0 Chipper Jones 20 4 0 N Garciaparra 19 3 0 Scott ...Read More...
Sox Therapy: Time To Make Decisions
So congrats to the Cubs. Certainly as Sox fans we know the experience of breaking a long drought and I hope Cub fans enjoy it as much as we did twelve years ago.
But now it’s on to important things and that of course means the Red Sox. The Sox return the vast majority of the team from last year but that doesn’t mean there are no decisions or moves to make this winter. Dave Dombrowski has some work to do and it will be interesting to see how he does it. Here are my thoughts on what I would ...Read More...
Gonfalon Cubs: Game 7 Feelings
World Series Champions. Never a doubt.
For my grandpa. For everyone that never saw this. Cubs were the best team, February through November. Champions.
56 comment(s)Posted: November 03, 2016 at 01:21 AM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Game 6 Feelings
I really don’t have any words tonight, though there’s plenty to talk about. Maybe I’ll be able to write some coherent sentences then.
26 comment(s)Posted: November 02, 2016 at 12:01 AM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Game 5 Feelings
Seriously. Whew. Holy ####, not sure I’ll be able to fall asleep anytime soon. So, to try and organize some half thought-through thoughts.
53 comment(s)Posted: October 30, 2016 at 11:58 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Game 4 Feelings
Well, hard to like much after that. Kluber was awesome, yet again. The Indians have made almost no mistakes, and have taken advantage of most of the Cubs. The lack of offense is surprising, but the defense falling apart bugs me the most. We can not pick moves here and there, but the Cubs just haven’t been good enough.
Luckily, there’s 3 more games. Once again, on paper, the Cubs have the pitching advantage. They could very easily win each of the next 3 games, or it could end tomorrow. I don’t ...Read More...