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Saturday, October 04, 2008

38 Pitches: Schilling: Why they’ll win…

Fresh from his visit to the Vorläufige Reichsmarine Museum in Magdeburgerforth…Schilling does some Red Sox biz.

4) The manager. For all the folks in 2004 that wanted to lynch Tito, even after we won, this guy knows how to manage people. Sabermetric your ass off but at the end of the day the best managers are the guys that can quote “% of chance to score runs with runners in scoring position and less than 2 outs”. Don’t get me wrong, baseball IQ is important, data does matter, but at the end of the day the best managers in the game are what they are because they can manage PEOPLE better than the other guy….

...5) Can’t believe I forgot to put this last point up top. Two words, Josh Beckett….

Oh and I know I claimed I’d never mention him again but I can’t pass this up. CHB, no one that’s EVER worn a major league uniform has uttered the term ‘cookie fastball’… Where the hell did you hear that? A fastball down the pipe is a cookie, or some of the products Keebler makes are cookies, but there is no such thing as a ‘cookie fastball’ you dork.

Repoz Posted: October 04, 2008 at 01:13 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: October 04, 2008 at 01:41 PM (#2967721)
Fresh from his visit to the Vorläufige Reichsmarine Museum in Magdeburgerforth

Oh, I get it...Schilling's a Republican, which makes him a Nazi! Har!
   2. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: October 04, 2008 at 01:51 PM (#2967727)
Oh, I get it...Schilling's a Republican, which makes him a Nazi! Har!

The Vorläufige Reichsmarine was the Temporary German Navy during the Weimer Republic. I'm still not sure exactly what Repoz is getting at, but it's not a Nazi thing, I don't think. Schilling is a German name, I guess.
   3. Avoid Running At All Times- S. Paige Posted: October 04, 2008 at 02:15 PM (#2967741)
When is the Annotated Repoz book's due for release? And is Alred Appel Jr. writing it? Or John Shade?
   4. ekogan Posted: October 04, 2008 at 03:54 PM (#2967778)
Dice will do well tonight. This lineup, if it presses (the Angels) will allow him to get into the 7th and if that happens we can close anyone out with that bullpen.


Schilling, you jinxed Dice-K already. Now take back that they will win the World Series.

Besides, ever since it became possible, the Red Sox has never won the World Series without sweeping the Angels in 3 games first
   5. Xander Posted: October 04, 2008 at 03:59 PM (#2967781)
Schilling collects nazi memorabilia.
   6. Chip Posted: October 04, 2008 at 04:04 PM (#2967784)

The Vorläufige Reichsmarine was the Temporary German Navy during the Weimer Republic. I'm still not sure exactly what Repoz is getting at, but it's not a Nazi thing, I don't think. Schilling is a German name, I guess.


This isn't even very hard. Schilling is widely known to be a military history buff; Repoz pulls out obscure military history reference.

Here's Wikipedia on the Voräufige Reichsmarine, from its broader Reichsmarine article:

The Vorläufige Reichsmarine (Provisional Imperial Navy) was formed after the end of World War I from the Kaiserliche Marine.

The provisions of the Versailles Treaty restricted the German navy to 15,000 men and no submarines, while the fleet was limited to six pre-dreadnought battleships, six cruisers and 12 destroyers. Replacements for the outdated battleships were restricted to a maximum size of 10,000 tons.
   7. Milford Blatti Posted: October 04, 2008 at 05:07 PM (#2967811)
When is the Annotated Repoz book's due for release? And is Alred Appel Jr. writing it? Or John Shade?

Charles Kinbote.
   8. Harry Balsagne Posted: October 04, 2008 at 05:19 PM (#2967821)
I thought it was just so he could use Magdaburgerforth...implying that Schilling is fat...which he is.
   9. Mister High Standards Posted: October 04, 2008 at 05:41 PM (#2967827)
The Sox outscout, and out prepare any team I’ve ever seen or been a part of. I can’t, and won’t go into detail but the tools provided to the coaching staff, and players, to prepare for an opponent are so far beyond anything I have ever had access to or seen during the REGULAR SEASON that it would blow you away to see what they do for us when there is a week to prepare.


In a few years I think we will start to see some autobiographies by some of these Sox players. Tek is the one I was to read most, and I'm very much hoping that this gets addressed.

When the Sox one the 04 Series, their was a lot of talk about the advanced scouting and the job they did in helping shut down the middle of the Cards lineup. I don't recall much on the topic in last years world series
   10. philly Posted: October 04, 2008 at 06:19 PM (#2967846)
When the Sox one the 04 Series, their was a lot of talk about the advanced scouting and the job they did in helping shut down the middle of the Cards lineup. I don't recall much on the topic in last years world series


In Game 2, Papelbon picked Holliday off in the top of the 8th. There were stories at the time that the Sox advanced scouts had either noted the Rockies run a lot in that siutation or gave Paps/Varitek some Holliday specific cue. I don't recall the exact details, but some connection was made.
   11. Lassus Posted: October 04, 2008 at 06:27 PM (#2967849)
Honestly, do you guys really think that Repoz knows more about himself than RMc knows about him? For shame.
   12. rr Posted: October 04, 2008 at 07:11 PM (#2967872)
Oh and I know I claimed I’d never mention him again but I can’t pass this up. CHB, no one that’s EVER worn a major league uniform has uttered the term ‘cookie fastball’… Where the hell did you hear that? A fastball down the pipe is a cookie, or some of the products Keebler makes are cookies, but there is no such thing as a ‘cookie fastball’ you dork.


This is my favorite thing about Schilling the blogger. I have always admired Schilling the pitcher.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: October 04, 2008 at 07:51 PM (#2967892)
When is the Annotated Repoz book's due for release? And is Alred Appel Jr. writing it? Or John Shade?

The Larry Clark cover photo is awesome!
   14. G.W.O. Posted: October 04, 2008 at 08:09 PM (#2967895)
When is the Annotated Repoz book's due for release? And is Alred Appel Jr. writing it? Or John Shade?

The Larry Clark cover photo is awesome!
It'll be released just as soon as George Will is done putting witty epigrams in the footnotes of every page.
   15. Exploring Leftist Conservatism since 2008 (ark..) Posted: October 04, 2008 at 08:26 PM (#2967906)
4) The manager. For all the folks in 2004 that wanted to lynch Tito, even after we won, this guy knows how to manage people. Sabermetric your ass off but at the end of the day the best managers are the guys that can quote “% of chance to score runs with runners in scoring position and less than 2 outs”. Don’t get me wrong, baseball IQ is important, data does matter, but at the end of the day the best managers in the game are what they are because they can manage PEOPLE better than the other guy….


This is a bit simpleminded. The best managers in the game are where they are because the combination of talent on hand, their abiilty to manage people, and their knowledge of the numbers is, in combination, better than the other guy's.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: October 04, 2008 at 10:02 PM (#2967959)
They get fired because the team quits on them or young players fail to develop or they can't handle the press.

Nah. They generally get fired because their teams lose and the GM needs to deflect attention from himself. Sometimes managers of winning teams are fired but usually only when a "talented" team underperforms ... and the GM needs to deflect attention from himself.

And on rare occasion, they lose their job because they didn't lift Pedro ...
   17. pkb33 Posted: October 05, 2008 at 05:50 PM (#2969125)
And on rare occasion, they lose their job because they didn't lift Pedro ...

I assume you are kidding...of course, anyone who follows the Sox knows that they were deeply concerned about Grady Little long before the MSM realized these concerns after Game 7.

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