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   1. Darren Posted: June 27, 2009 at 02:47 PM (#3235092)
Oh, and if anyone knows anything about the LF Coke Deck, please add a comment or drop me a line. The tickets seem to have seats #s but also say standing room only. What gives? Good place to sit?
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: June 27, 2009 at 02:53 PM (#3235102)
If the price on the ticket is $75, you have a seat. If its $25-30, you dont have a seat.

If you just have SRO, your best bet might be to try to move closer to the infield on the roof for a better standing spot.
   3. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: June 27, 2009 at 03:07 PM (#3235108)
I’m now confident that David Ortiz is only a decent hitter now
{...}
I think a line of .270/.360/.540 for the rest of the season is a reasonable expectation.
Those seem like contrary statements to me. A .900 OPS is a "decent" hitter? And that's predicting Ortiz to hit better the rest of this year than he hit all of last year.
   4. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: June 27, 2009 at 03:10 PM (#3235114)
RB:

Darren's missing a "not" in his intro before "only a decent hitter."
   5. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 27, 2009 at 03:12 PM (#3235115)
It's good for baseball when Ortiz is an active contributor.
   6. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: June 27, 2009 at 03:14 PM (#3235117)
Darren's missing a "not" in his intro before "only a decent hitter."
Ah, that would explain it. Nonetheless, I still think .900 is high for Ortiz, but that's probably splitting hairs.
   7. RJ in TO Posted: June 27, 2009 at 03:59 PM (#3235141)
It's good for baseball when Ortiz is an active contributor.


Good for baseball, but not so good for the other teams in the AL East.
   8. Darren Posted: June 27, 2009 at 04:16 PM (#3235150)
I will not fix it now. I mean...
   9. Darren Posted: June 27, 2009 at 04:19 PM (#3235152)
And I'm surprised to see that ZIPS likes him as much as I do, saying he'll hit 270/374/518. I dunno about that walk rate, but now I'm probably splitting hairs.
   10. Darren Posted: June 27, 2009 at 04:19 PM (#3235153)
Oh, and thanks Nate. I don't think I'm going to get those tickets now.
   11. Jay Seaver Posted: June 27, 2009 at 05:02 PM (#3235180)
All standing room tickets have "seat numbers"; it just means that you're person number 17 who gets to stand in that area.
   12. Scott Kazmir's breaking balls Posted: June 27, 2009 at 05:17 PM (#3235188)
What gives? Good place to sit?

Wear comfy shoes. Don't be shy about strolling around. You might find a decent vacant seat somewhere.
   13. Jack Klompus Posted: June 29, 2009 at 10:22 PM (#3237069)
Why do you have to bring up Ortiz being back? So much remains for Red Sox fans to whine about. Dice-K, Smoltz, Lugo, Papelbon, Lugo, Lowell, Lugo. Good news only masks the existential terror that will engulf us all once Nick Green jams a finger or stubs a toe.
   14. villageidiom Posted: June 29, 2009 at 11:04 PM (#3237115)
And don't forget Lugo.

Selective endpoints:

- Beckett has a 1.94 ERA in his last 10 starts, and that includes his 6-ER-in-6-IP stinkfest in Philly.
- Penny has a 3.66 ERA in his last 10 starts.
- Lester has a 2.78 ERA in his last 8 starts.
- Wakefield has a 3.45 ERA in his last 5 starts and has already matched his 2008 win total.

So let the sun shine!
   15. Hugh Jorgan Posted: June 30, 2009 at 02:02 AM (#3237411)
- Lester has a 2.78 ERA in his last 8 starts.

Did this include the just completed 7 innings 8K no runs effort? If not, then that ERA will be even better!

Papi right now is merely making up for whatever is now affecting Youk. Allright I digress, yes Youk is now back at his normal numbers, but I was getting accustomed to the Cobbish batting average...

Darren, I hope Ortiz will OPS .900 for the rest of the year. I'd be happy with .850...
   16. strummer Posted: June 30, 2009 at 02:39 AM (#3237434)
Red Sox fans: You are welcome.

His current hot streak started immediately after I released him from my fantasy team.
   17. JP Ricciardi Posted: July 02, 2009 at 12:38 PM (#3240086)
His improvement started after being given a few days off to cycle and get back on his regimen. I wonder whether we'll see some of the same for Giambi, Guerrero and Wells, who've also obviously tried to play clean for the first time. Will be interesting to see if Manny's kept up his regimen with a better masking agent or whether he'll also try to go clean.
   18. The Original SJ Posted: July 02, 2009 at 01:12 PM (#3240109)
jonas,

His improvement came soon after the trip to the eye doctor. I am sure it had nothing to do with performance enhancing drugs. nothing at all.

that may have come off as sarcastic, it was not. a hitter with eye trouble is not going to be much of a hitter at all. It is the most important body part in hitting.
   19. villageidiom Posted: July 02, 2009 at 01:47 PM (#3240138)
Commence countdown to sj being accused of Red Sox fanboyism...
   20. The Original SJ Posted: July 02, 2009 at 01:53 PM (#3240147)
well, the PEDs help too.
   21. Dave Cyprian Posted: July 04, 2009 at 05:40 AM (#3241972)
I've only watched a couple baseball games this year, so perusing the internet I certainly learn random hardball news that surprises me... But David Aardsma has 16 saves and a 1.45 ERA? Wow.
   22. Darren Posted: July 05, 2009 at 02:50 AM (#3242367)
Good thing the rest of the offense has completely tanked.
   23. Joel W Posted: September 24, 2009 at 05:36 PM (#3331178)
.257/.353/.541/.894 since June 9th, the first game since the eye drops.

Not bad Darren.
   24. Darren Posted: October 07, 2009 at 02:50 AM (#3343198)
Well, it was .255/.350/.517 after I made this prediction. Not a great prediction, but not terrible.
   25. John DiFool2 Posted: October 07, 2009 at 03:45 AM (#3343278)
.266 .360 .557 after June 5th, if you want to play more games with selective endpoints.

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