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   1. Kevin Sweet Child Romine (aco) Posted: February 14, 2007 at 06:21 PM (#2297683)
soxprospects.com has a nice transactions section that tracks Sox transactions (including minor league transactions) and where former Sox have ended up. Plus, the 40-man roster they have posted includes salary information through 2009 (handy)and service time information. It's a bit odd that it's sorted by the date a player was added to the roster, but that does provide for some interesting factoids, i.e.: Lenny DiNardo is the seventh-longest tenured member of the Red Sox. Injury report's good, too. They're also threatening to do a news blog.
   2. tfbg9 Posted: February 14, 2007 at 06:24 PM (#2297685)
I used to go thru BTF's "Old School Newsstand", but I'm going to click on "Red Sox News Mashup" from now on...thanks Toby, good steer.
   3. Xander Posted: February 14, 2007 at 06:26 PM (#2297687)
   4. Dizzypaco Posted: February 14, 2007 at 06:26 PM (#2297688)
My coworker runs a Red Sox fan site that also includes links to just about everything Red Sox related, including all news. Its fenwaynation.com.
   5. RobertMachemer Posted: February 14, 2007 at 08:12 PM (#2297772)
Usenet. Projo. CBS sportsline to "watch" games.

That's about it.
   6. jim in providence Posted: February 14, 2007 at 10:37 PM (#2297898)
Wait a minute ... you're telling me that there's a ballclub up in Boston now?

I wish Art Martone would start blogging again. He's easily the best baseball writer at the Projo.
   7. philly Posted: February 14, 2007 at 10:58 PM (#2297917)
I wish Art Martone would start blogging again. He's easily the best baseball writer at the Projo.


Art's Notebook is a big part of the reason I started wasting my life talking baseball on the web.

I should probably kill that man.
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: February 14, 2007 at 11:52 PM (#2297959)
In order of importance:

going to games at Fenway

watching games on NESN

Sox Therapy/other sports news sites and media

phone calls w/ my brothers and dad

etc
   9. jim in providence Posted: February 15, 2007 at 01:33 AM (#2298038)
and the show is based in Quohog, near Pawtucket.

um, kidding? If not, there is no Quohog. Well, there are quahogs, and they're quite tasty. But no city named Quahog. Though there is a Pawtucket, from which I'm writing this post. Minutes from downtown McCoy Stadium in fact (I swear to God, I'll go to more games this year. Surely a six-year old can sit through at least six innings).

The Family Guy guy went to RISD, which I assume explains the RI setting.
   10. jim in providence Posted: February 15, 2007 at 02:21 PM (#2298168)
ah, my mistake.
   11. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: February 15, 2007 at 03:23 PM (#2298197)
jim must be the youngest Primate.
   12. villageidiom Posted: February 15, 2007 at 05:52 PM (#2298316)
Yeah, he types pretty well for a six-year-old.
   13. villageidiom Posted: February 15, 2007 at 05:57 PM (#2298318)
It's a bit odd that it's sorted by the date a player was added to the roster, but that does provide for some interesting factoids, i.e.: <u>Lenny DiNardo</u> is the seventh-longest tenured member of the Red Sox.

Not so fast... he's now the shortest-tenured member of the A's.
   14. jim in providence Posted: February 15, 2007 at 06:41 PM (#2298367)
Thank you for the kind words. More amazing is that I managed to read Art Martone while in utero.
   15. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: February 18, 2007 at 04:31 PM (#2299640)
The show might be set in Rhode Island, but the actors don't employ Rhode Island accents. Peter sounds like he's from the Boston area.
   16. jim in providence Posted: February 20, 2007 at 01:11 AM (#2300248)
CHB has an article about Manny being late for camp in the Globe thdoay despite ADMITTING HE'S NOT DUE TO SHOW UP UNTIL TUESDAY ANYWAY!!

According to "close friend and teammate" Julian Tavarez, Manny will report late to spring training, on account of his mother having had surgery recently. I heard this on NPR!!! today. TWICE! I mean, just come on, I know it's a story that writes itself, but just let it go. It's lazy. Oh, and yes, his mother is actually recovering from surgery.
   17. Buster Olney the Lonely Posted: February 23, 2007 at 02:04 AM (#2302107)
kevin,

I figured you would have something to say about DJ. I always liked watching him a lot--not a great shooter, but always seemed to be able to knock 'em down when they mattered.
   18. tfbg9 Posted: February 26, 2007 at 01:00 AM (#2303295)
kevin, my condolences, as I just saw your post. His Celtic nickname was "Spot."
   19. robinred Posted: February 26, 2007 at 05:47 AM (#2303357)
If they can elect someone like Dominique Wilkens, who wasn't half the player Johnson was, then they certainly can find it within themselves to elect Dennis.

Johnson was a hell of a player, better than his stats show, and I realize you're emotional about it, as are most Celtic fans--indeed, most hard-core basketball fans--in your age group, but still, no need to piss on Wilkins, who was also a hell of a player, just a different type. If Wilkins and James Worthy had switched college and pro teams, they'd both be remembered much differently today.

As you describe, Johnson did a lot of things that don't show up on stat sheets, and was always tough on the defensive end. He was one of the key reasons the Celtics were able to beat the Lakers in the 1984 Finals. I wonder why he was in the NBDL--I assume because he wanted a head gig, but Johnson was the kind of guy who you assumed would be a coach someday even when he was about 30. I am surprised he was not already an NBA head coach.

He never made turnovers-period.

Career playoff TO/G:

Johnson 2.67
Wilkins 2.73

One thing about Johnson that speaks to his "clutchness:" He suffered very little degradation to his rate stats at playoff time, as many players--even great players--do, because of the tougher competition and tougher D. His A/G went up, as did his 3pFG%, (albeit from 17% to 23%) and his FTs stayed the same (.797/.802). His FG % dropped only slightly.
   20. robinred Posted: February 26, 2007 at 06:21 AM (#2303366)
Robin, DJ was a point guard, Wilkens a small forward.

I am aware of that, but you saw those teams as much--in the Celtics' case, much more--than I did and to characterize them simply by position does not paint a complete picture. Bird had the ball constantly; indeed, one reason Johnson helped the Celtics was that he could play the 1 or the 2 and could fit in anywhere. As for the Hawks, Wilkins had the ball more or less every time down court and in all likelihood had a huge Usage Rate. As far as Johnson's TO rate, it is not hugely different from your pal Doc Rivers' when he ran point on Wilkins' Hawks. Rivers' is actually lower, for his career, although that is partly a minutes issue. Johnson's A/PG is much lower, since he wasn't really a true point. Johnson was in some respects like Joe Dumars that way. Julius Erving's career TO rate was higher than Wilkins' or Johnson's. Active, slashing, scoring SFs will often get TOs.

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