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Sox Therapy: The Perfect Schedule - Games 1-10

Opening Day is in theory Thursday but of course that has been postponed and it is highly unlikely that we will see anything close to a full season of Major League Baseball this year.  I thought I would fill the gap of game reports by highlighting some games for us to look back at over the last 40 years.  Today I start with the first 10 games of the season.

Game 1 - 1995 - Twins 0 at Sox 9 - A season much like 2020 with a delayed an uncertain start (for VERY different reasons), a wunderkind GM ...

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Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 24, 2020 at 03:20 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1925 Ballot

For 1925 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 April 2020.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 31 March 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 23, 2020 at 02:14 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Be Well

Whatever your take on current affairs I think it is fair to say this is an uncertain and nervous time for all of us. Even in the wake of 9/11, horrible tragedy that it was, within a week things were relatively normal. This situation is clearly more uncertain, honestly in mh nearly half century I don’t remember this kind of uncertainty.

For now I just want to tell everyone here, even the Yankee fans, to please be well and take care of each other. I’ll leave this as an open thread and if ...

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Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 15, 2020 at 09:17 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Report From the Fort

Photos from the first two games I attended

With the season just two weeks and change away your man Jose has been on the scene for a vibrant and electrifying bit of spring training baseball.  OK, the baseball season is closing in and Jose has been on the scene but I wouldn’t describe it as a vibrant and electrifying time.  I suspect I’m not the only Red Sox fan feeling a bit of malaise with the season about to start and the club having a lot of questions looming over not just this season but ...

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Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 11, 2020 at 10:58 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1925 Discussion

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Washington Senators in the World Series.

Hilldale beat the Kansas City Monarchs 5 games to 1 in the Colored World Series.

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Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rogers Hornsby		36.6		10.2
Kiki Cuyler		33.3		6.7
Al Simmons		33.6		6.5
Joe Sewell		24.2		5.2
Goose Goslin		30.2		6.5
Dave Bancroft		22.5		5.1
Harry Heilmann		29.9		6.9
Pie Traynor		25.6		3.7
Tris Speaker		25.4		6.5
Jack Fournier		28.8		5.5
Jim Bottomley		27.3		5.5
Max Carey		26.2		4.2
Al ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 05, 2020 at 05:54 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1924 Results

Congratulations to Babe Ruth for winning a close 1924 MMP election!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	102	7	4
Rogers Hornsby	100	7	3
Dazzy Vance	86	7	0
Oscar Charleston	75	6	0
Dobie Moore	74	7	0
Frankie Frisch	55	7	0
Walter Johnson	48	5	0
Herb Pennock	40	5	0
Dave Brown	40	4	0
Zack Wheat	34	4	0
Howard Ehmke	23	3	0
Jack Fournier	19	3	0
John Beckwith	9	1	0
Harry Heilmann	9	1	0
Jud Wilson	7	1	0
Ross Youngs	7	1	0
Sherry Smith	7	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: March 04, 2020 at 04:02 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: 2020 Vision - Coming Into Focus

With the Sox finally playing baseball games and actual news coming from Fort Myers we are getting a bit more knowledge about who will make up the Sox Opening Day roster.  There are still plenty of decisions to be made and the uncertainty of the sign stealing investigation still looming.  Anyway, while we wait for more news let’s consider where we stand;

Infield
Rostered: Mitch Moreland, Michael Chavis, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jose Peraza, Tzu-Wei Lin

Disabled List: Dustin Pedroia ...

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Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: March 01, 2020 at 09:16 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1924 Ballot

For 1924 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 March 2020.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 March 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 24, 2020 at 10:50 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Real Pretend Baseball!!!!

After a quiet and uneventful off-season….no wait, after a complete shitshow of an off-season the Boston Red Sox will officially begin their slate of spring training games on Saturday afternoon after the unofficial opener against Northeastern on Friday.  I think it suffices to say that most Sox fans are less than pleased with the off-season on any number of levels.  Having said that, the Sox should still be a good team though candidly I fear a 2012 style disaster but that’s emotion not logic ...

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Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: February 22, 2020 at 10:27 AM | 13 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1924 Discussion

The Washington Senators defeated the Giants 4 games to 3 in a World Series. Game 7 went 12 innings.

The Kansas City Monarchs beat Hilldale 5 games to 4 (with another game ending tied) in the Colored World Series. Games were played in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Kansas City and Chicago.

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Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rogers Hornsby		39.4		12.1
Babe Ruth		44.8		11.7
Frankie Frisch		29.5		7.5
Zack Wheat		35.3		6.7
Ross Youngs		28.7		5.9
Jack Fournier		34.4		6.3
Harry Heilmann		29.6		6.4
Goose ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 06, 2020 at 06:24 PM | 15 comment(s)
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