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   1. tfbg9 Posted: May 15, 2006 at 03:00 PM (#2020564)
The guy's my all time favorite ballplayer. A good man.
   2. Guapo Posted: May 15, 2006 at 03:17 PM (#2020585)
I want to dispel this idea that no one remembers him. What should I say?

I totally remember you! You were that white dude, with the glove and the red hat!
   3. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: May 15, 2006 at 03:18 PM (#2020587)
You should totally pimp BBTF and be like "You should post at BTF! You come for the sophistry, but you stay for the threads that eventually get deleted!"
   4. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: May 15, 2006 at 03:27 PM (#2020599)
Quick..in what Steve Martin movie was the word "sophistry" part of the dialogue, and who uttered it?
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: May 15, 2006 at 03:35 PM (#2020612)
Dewey is a personifying denotation of my childhood.

I will be able to imitate his batting stance until my limbs malfunction.
   6. Guapo Posted: May 15, 2006 at 03:39 PM (#2020615)
Three Amigos. The Singing Bush.
   7. Flynn Posted: May 15, 2006 at 03:39 PM (#2020617)
Awww, Toby's in love.
   8. Charles S. will not yield to this monkey court Posted: May 15, 2006 at 04:00 PM (#2020642)
Dewey is a personifying denotation of my childhood.

Mine, too. I started following the Sox in 1973 at age 7. Dewey was always there.

He will always be the rightfielder against whom all others are judged. Solid fielder. Great arm. Patient, yet productive at the plate. Exactly what you need from a right fielder on a great team. 1986 a shame for many reasons, but at the top of my list is the failure to get Dewey a championship.
   9. villageidiom Posted: May 15, 2006 at 04:32 PM (#2020666)
I think of him every time someone slow runs from first to third on a single to right. "Dewey would've thrown him out," I think. "Or maybe he would've stopped at second."

Seriously. Every time.
   10. Toby Posted: May 15, 2006 at 05:28 PM (#2020733)
I think of Dewey as being to the Sox of that era sort of what Kevin McHale was to the Celtics. And that ain't faint praise.

vi,

are you suggesting that Dewey's Arm was on par with Burleson's Defense?

what would kevin say?

;-)
   11. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: May 15, 2006 at 05:33 PM (#2020742)
my mom used to yell his nickname at the television during sox games: 'dooooooooooooooooooooooooooey.' single greatest nickname in red sox history, and greatest chant for a sox player. he was beloved and it's a shame he's not on nesn or working for the team in some high profile capacity.

he played the toughest right field in the majors and won 8 gold gloves doing it. he could hit for power and average. he had one of the greatest home runs in red sox history, the 3 run homer that won roger clemens's 20 strikeout game against the mariners, april 29, 1986. the sox nearly lost that game 1-0, and dewey said in an interview after the game that at that moment, he said to himself there was no way he'd let that happen. a true red sox hero.
   12. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: May 15, 2006 at 06:30 PM (#2020830)
Dewey thinks no one remembers him?? Shoot my *mom* knew him 10 years before she gave a damn about baseball. Always one of my favorite players. He just exuded class.
   13. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: May 15, 2006 at 06:59 PM (#2020875)
as a matter of fact, where do i get signed up to get free autographed pictures from dewey?
   14. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: May 15, 2006 at 07:02 PM (#2020881)
The answers are "The Lonely Guy" and Charles Grodin.
   15. Nasty Nate Posted: May 15, 2006 at 07:24 PM (#2020905)
Which one? He hadseveral.


toes pointing slightly inward, knees bent, heels slightly lifted off ground, right wrist rolled over, bat held wiggily back and perpendicular to the ground or pointing slightly down, left foot tapping.
Thats how we did it in my back yard with a wiffle bat circa 1987-1991.
   16. Foster Posted: May 15, 2006 at 07:36 PM (#2020925)
I went to Red Sox fantasy camp this year, and Dewey hung out for a day. It was a thrill to see him and share a quick hello. Still has the 'stache.

He was just great to watch in the outfield all those years.
   17. BoSox Rule Posted: May 15, 2006 at 08:39 PM (#2021003)
How could anybody forget Dwight Evans!?
   18. villageidiom Posted: May 15, 2006 at 10:06 PM (#2021115)
are you suggesting that Dewey's Arm was on par with Burleson's Defense?

Dewey's arm was Jules Winnfield's wallet.
   19. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: May 15, 2006 at 10:24 PM (#2021130)
"I will be able to imitate his batting stance until my limbs malfunction."

That was always a great part of backyard wiffleball, trying to go through a lineup as each batter.

I started to follow baseball closely and understand it when Dewey was past 30. Then he was good for some power, but he wasn't the first guy you thought of on a team with Rice, Boggs, and Clemens. After looking at his stats in the last few years, I am stunned by how good of a hitter he made himself. He raised his OBP and HR totals after his late 20's.
I do remember showing up early to a game and seeing him take outfield practice in which he would throw strikes from the RF foul pole to third base. I have never seen a better OF arm.
I just wish he never played for the Orioles.
   20. Darren Posted: May 16, 2006 at 01:43 AM (#2021684)
You could rearrange Dewey's years and make his career look a lot more HOF-ey. A cluster of those 30ish HR, 100 RBI years would look more like a peak than his current, scattered career. He'd also look better if the the strike didn't happen. He was on pace for 30/100 that year too, and it would have likely pushed him close enough to 400 to stick around and reach the milestone. Hitting leadoff and #2 also cost him some RBIs that he could have used.

One of his top 10 comps is Kaline, and I think that's pretty close. Dewey had 8 GGs, two less than Kaline, and his 127 OPS+ is only 5 points behind. A really good, borderline great player, who I loved to watch hit.

Dustan Mohr: the man who wasn't there.
   21. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: May 16, 2006 at 01:55 AM (#2021720)
single greatest nickname in red sox history

You mean it's not Kentucky Fried F!@3face?
   22. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: May 16, 2006 at 02:03 AM (#2021733)
single greatest nickname in red sox history


Dr. Strangeglove is up there.
   23. Darren Posted: May 16, 2006 at 02:07 AM (#2021742)
I always liked Oil Can.
   24. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: May 16, 2006 at 02:11 AM (#2021748)
Damn. I was hoping to get post #24. Congrats, Darren. I do
   25. Darren Posted: May 16, 2006 at 02:22 AM (#2021762)
After 24 incredibly hot posts...
   26. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: May 16, 2006 at 12:36 PM (#2021933)
Oil Can is clearly the best nickname in team history, possibly world history.

I don't know what it is with statheads and Dewey. He was my favorite, too, as a kid. He just did everything well, run, hit, throw, which made him a joy to watch. It was cool to go back and discover that he was a borderline HoFer on the merits.
   27. bunyon Posted: May 16, 2006 at 12:49 PM (#2021939)
Dewey is a personifying denotation of my childhood.

I will be able to imitate his batting stance until my limbs malfunction.


At which point you'll do Tony Womack?
   28. tfbg9 Posted: May 18, 2006 at 04:23 PM (#2025662)
Nowhere else to put this...Snow has respectfully asked for a trade(Free Choi!). And, Harris was ordered to stay put at 1st base last night, but ignored the signs and ran and was nailed stealing to end the game all on his own, and the team is understandably not pleased.
   29. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: May 18, 2006 at 06:14 PM (#2025946)
Someone was asking why Mohr didn't get any PT in that blowout. He was out birthing a baby. So there!
   30. Mattbert Posted: May 18, 2006 at 06:48 PM (#2026115)
Oil Can is clearly the best nickname in team history, possibly world history.
Oil Can is a terrific nickname, but let's not be so hasty, Mikael. I give you the following:

Cookie Monster
El Tiante
Q
Rumblefish
Spaceman
Unfrozen Caveman Infielder

and, lest we be remiss...

EL GUAPO!
   31. tfbg9 Posted: May 18, 2006 at 07:55 PM (#2026390)
How about the Rooster, and the best of all...Teddy F*cking Ballgame!

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