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This season doesn't REALLY count, does it?

On the same day the franchise's best position player since Ted fucking Williams signs a 12 year deal in Los Angeles, I guess it's fitting to start this thread. 

(Quick aside -- Stupid fucking ownership.  Fucking luxury-tax obsessed motherfuckers.  They basically print their own money for the last two decades, and now the triumvirate of John Henry, Tom Werner, and Sam Kennedy are the collective love child of if Scrooge McDuck fucked Mr. Burns with trying to cut payroll.  Let's keep paying Pablo Sandoval and Rusney fucking Castillo, though.  Man, from 2018 to this inevitable nightmare of a so-called season... shit, what happened?  I know I really can't complain after 4 World Series titles over the span of 14 years, but the future - especially given the depletion of the farm system - is looking pretty damn bleak.)

mr burns dollar - I'd be happier with the dollar

In all honesty, best of luck to Mookie.  Even if you hate the Dodgers, it's tough for any objective baseball fan to root against that guy.  I hope he earns his contract and makes the Sox front office think about it every fucking day for the next decade.

 

Ok, enough of that.  It's only 60 games.  Stranger things have happened, right?

 

Possible lineup:

LF - Benny

DH - JDM

3B - Devers

SS - Xander

1B - 2-Bags

2B - Ice Horse

C - Vaz

RF - Alex Verdugo [😣]

CF - JBJ

(Jose Peraza, Kevin Pillar, Bobby Dalbec, and the corpse of Dustin Pedroia are all the highlights coming off the bench.)

 

Rotation:

Nasty Nate

Martin Perez

Ryan Weber

Brian Johnson

Matt Hall(?)

(E-Rod is still recovering from the 'rona, so he'll be eased carefully back into the rotation.)

 

Bullpen:

Workman (hook 'em)

Matt Barnes

Ryan Brasier

Heath Hembree

Colten Brewer

Marcus Walden

And a bunch of other schlubs... Darwinzon is still recovering from the 'rona as well.  (Fuck, it's not a good sign when two of your best arms both test positive.)

 

Oh, and apparently they're still gonna play Sweet Caroline to an empty Fenway during every home game.  2020 is a fucking dumpster fire of a year.  PLAY BALL!

 

Go Sox.

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Peraza is your starting 2B most days & will likely leadoff against lefties. 

 

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Ok, I've been a little out of the loop on baseball lately.  Forgive me.  It was just a possible lineup, after all.  Pillar could lead off as well vs. lefties.

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Jesus.  That's not good.  I'd be surprised if he pitches at all this year.

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Yep, agree. Shut him down, bring someone up and treat this season like extended spring training for pitchers. Let the batters go off though. 

 

 

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Yeah, my relatives in Brockton, the Cape and East Bridgewater. Fuck them. They would not speak to me for years since my wife at the time was Latina. Yet they loved Jim Rice, Papi and Pedro. 

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Sucks that you guys aren’t a competitive team anymore. The rivalry at full strength was good for the game.

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Yeah, it also sucks how a so-called marquee franchise like the Yankees only has one WS title to hang its hat on this century.  Rivalry has been a bit one sided lately, maybe y'all can catch up.  But best  worst of luck finishing this disaster of a season.

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E-Rod shut down for the rest of 2020.  Definitely the right move.  Best of luck to him & a safe, speedy recovery.

 

He has a heart condition (Myocarditis) that apparently was exacerbated by his COVID-19 bout.  Dangerous damn disease, it is.

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9 hours ago, dbecks said:

Yeah, it also sucks how a so-called marquee franchise like the Yankees only has one WS title to hang its hat on this century.  Rivalry has been a bit one sided lately, maybe y'all can catch up.  But best  worst of luck finishing this disaster of a season.

2 titles this century. If you’re one of those “2000 was last century” people you’re the worst kind of person.

And E-Rod was perfectly healthy, the virus just fucked up his heart enough to cause myocarditis. It’s not something that’s a pre-existing condition. Pretty fucking scary.

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Fun facts (small sample size, I know):

Team ERA: WORST in MLB

Hits allowed: WORST in MLB

HR allowed: 2nd worst in MLB

Team WHIP: 2nd worst in MLB

Bating avg against: WORST in MLB


So yeah, the pitching sucks.

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