i think i’m now officially considering boston “out of the way”
― Tracer Hand, Monday, 9 August 2021 15:03 (three months ago) link
just brutal. i stayed up last night through renfroe's homer. to that point they looked like a playoff baseball team. e-rod just brilliant. striking everybody out. great plays defensively. good at-bats. then - what had been their main strength in the first half of the season - the bullpen - just drove off the cliff and the bats went to sleep again.
really this is just returning to the mean. my dad said - i'm sure he got this from somewhere - they were never that good. but they're not this bad.
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 09:01 (three months ago) link
i find it odd that they did nothing at the deadline to address 1B. it's not like they even had to go get rizzo, anyone half decent would do. surely c.j. cron could have been had for a few bags of balls
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 19:52 (three months ago) link
i think marwin gonzalez and danny santana can both play first but they’re liabilities at the plate and yeah, for all the talk of schwarber “learning first” a guy with both a hamstring AND groin injury (??) isn’t who you want stretching out to dig out one-hoppers at first, i’d have thought
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 21:05 (three months ago) link
Red Sox are angry!
― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 12 August 2021 02:12 (three months ago) link
feel bad for valdez, i’ve always liked him, but yeah that was pretty fucking satisfying
― Tracer Hand, Thursday, 12 August 2021 05:41 (three months ago) link
diff between 4 and 6 back feels pretty big
― Tracer Hand, Thursday, 12 August 2021 05:42 (three months ago) link
nothing has the healing power of three at home against the orioles
send them to florida to play icu patients
― mookieproof, Sunday, 15 August 2021 23:56 (three months ago) link
seriously. :( their last two starting pitchers are like 1-13 combined or something.
― Tracer Hand, Monday, 16 August 2021 06:00 (three months ago) link
i looked it up, 3-20.akin gave up three runs in 4 innings - which lowered his ERA.
― Tracer Hand, Monday, 16 August 2021 06:03 (three months ago) link
two hits off andrew fucking heaney in seven innings
― mookieproof, Thursday, 19 August 2021 02:02 (three months ago) link
they’re not a bad team. they’re a pretty good team playing badly which is much worse.
― Tracer Hand, Thursday, 19 August 2021 06:21 (three months ago) link
TIL from WEEI tonight about Bobby Dalbec. His walk-up music is the Doors. his dad is an exec at Atlantic. he has an extensive guitar collection and used to hang out with Rob Thomas.
― Tracer Hand, Saturday, 4 September 2021 22:46 (two months ago) link
tbf after i obliquely shit on him three weeks ago, bobby dalbec hit .339/.431/.774 in august. on a par with
at a loss as to why fangraphs thinks the red sox are 15 games better [than the orioles
― mookieproof, Monday, April 5, 2021 12:05 AM (five months ago)
for my wisest takes of the year. but i will not stop!
― mookieproof, Monday, 6 September 2021 01:36 (two months ago) link
i’m still not convinced that Large Adult Son can mash against actually good pitchers but yeah, i’m as surprised as anybody
― Tracer Hand, Monday, 6 September 2021 07:35 (two months ago) link