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Fenway
09-25-2004, 11:31 AM
I thought the Red Sox fired Grady Little


Terry Francona did not lose his team last night, but he may well have lost this town, for the very reason Grady Little lost his job: He believed in Pedro Martinez with a lead against the Yankees in the eighth inning, with the leaves already turning.

http://redsoxnation.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=10705


and THEN Pedro says this after the game

"What can I say? I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy," said a frustrated Pedro after manager Terry Francona left him in too long in the eighth inning (sound like anyone you remember?). "I can't find a way to beat them at this point. You just have to give them credit and say, `Hey, you guys beat me, not my team.' I wish they would [expletive] disappear and never come back. I'd like to face any other team right now. To pitch a good game, make good pitches and still can't beat them. It's frustrating."

The NY papers LOVE it
http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/826-BACK_BIG.jpghttp://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/AP_Photo/2004/09/18/1095489376_0211-2.jpg
I m sick

Paulwny
09-25-2004, 11:55 AM
I thought the Red Sox fired Grady Little


Terry Francona did not lose his team last night, but he may well have lost this town, for the very reason Grady Little lost his job: He believed in Pedro Martinez with a lead against the Yankees in the eighth inning, with the leaves already turning.

http://redsoxnation.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=10705


and THEN Pedro says this after the game

"What can I say? I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy," said a frustrated Pedro after manager Terry Francona left him in too long in the eighth inning (sound like anyone you remember?). "I can't find a way to beat them at this point. You just have to give them credit and say, `Hey, you guys beat me, not my team.' I wish they would [expletive] disappear and never come back. I'd like to face any other team right now. To pitch a good game, make good pitches and still can't beat them. It's frustrating."

The NY papers LOVE it
http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/826-BACK_BIG.jpghttp://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/AP_Photo/2004/09/18/1095489376_0211-2.jpg
I m sickYankmee announcer Jim Kaat mentioned last night, I have to agree with him, ~ " This is what happens when you don't have complete faith in your bull pen. It happened last year and we're seeing it again this year". :angry:

jeremyb1
09-25-2004, 02:41 PM
I'm really starting to tire of the Red Sox fans. You're team is going to win 95 games and make the playoffs, calm down already.

Milw
09-25-2004, 03:41 PM
I'm really starting to tire of the Red Sox fans. You're team is going to win 95 games and make the playoffs, calm down already.Aye. Cry me a freakin river.

SOXSINCE'70
09-25-2004, 04:06 PM
As stated earlier,the White Sox should be so misfortunate.

whitesoxwilkes
09-25-2004, 05:57 PM
Fenway...first of all, wanted to let you know that no matter how much flak people give you, you're welcome here. I like your insight...obviously, you're a Red Sox fan, but you're quite a baseball man as well and I appreciate that.

Now, more important...what do you think the chances of Francona getting the Grady Little treatment are this year, should the Carmines fail to make the WS?

Fenway
09-26-2004, 01:43 PM
Fenway...first of all, wanted to let you know that no matter how much flak people give you, you're welcome here. I like your insight...obviously, you're a Red Sox fan, but you're quite a baseball man as well and I appreciate that.

Now, more important...what do you think the chances of Francona getting the Grady Little treatment are this year, should the Carmines fail to make the WS?
Depends on how the post season plays out.........Francona in an awful spot he has to improve on being 5 outs away from the WS.

Right now he is on thin ice

HomeFish
09-26-2004, 08:02 PM
Haha, that (I assume) Yankee fan in the Vader costume is hilarious.

A. Cavatica
09-26-2004, 09:02 PM
I was at this game -- didn't care about the outcome, but couldn't pass up a free ticket -- and I have to say that the worst thing about it (from the Red Sox' point of view) is that you could see it coming a mile away. Pedro had thrown 100+ pitches through seven and Francona didn't even have anyone warming up at the start of the eighth. Then the first batter in the eighth homers, and still nobody up.

I'm glad the Sox passed on Francona.