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veeter
04-04-2005, 10:11 AM
I know it's only one game but these guys are not going to have the pitching. To win they need to out slug teams. They are like the White Sox of the past few years. I see them winning 85 games.

Baby Fisk
04-04-2005, 10:19 AM
As soon as they pointed out that David Wells is wearing #3, I wondered if he's just there so he can pitch in a Boston uniform like his hero Babe Ruth. Schilling has incentives built into his contract that reward him for every championship the Red Sox win with him, but I doubt Wells has any similar motivation. After getting to wear the Boston uniform a couple times, he'll prolly start pining for a return to Yankee pinstripes...again...

balke
04-04-2005, 12:03 PM
Last night I almost broke my T.V. with all the bambino references, and ben affleck, and 1918 idiots wimpering into the camera.

Then they made about 6 of those dramatic encounters videos with epic music in the background of the Yanks-Sox fighting, or someone hitting a homerun as if the world were going to end. They could do that with any two teams that have a rivalry. I just hated watching all that, but it was a fun game to watch, the Yanks have a monster squad.

So when I bash people for saying the Twins are going to the World Series, that is why. The Yanks are a million times better looking than anyone right now. Johnson is better than Santana, he should've been the NL Cy Young, he just didn't get the wins last season.

I think the Red Sox are going to be in for a rough season, not just based on this outing. Clement better be solid, or I don't see anything good for them. With the lineup the Mariners have now, I'm making them my wild card birth.

Be prepared for the new curse at the end of the season when neither the Cubs or the Red Sox make the playoffs. (both have a decent shot, I just think there are better teams in the league).

Fenway
04-04-2005, 12:30 PM
I am not going to jump off the bridge because of one game played in 40 degree weather on April 3rd. Besides teams are supposed to win home opener. :smile:

now go out and beat the tribe

However some Boston fans in panic mode already.
BOSTON at New York, Sunday, April 3, 2005 (http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14922&hl=)

Wells' performance 4/3 (http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14938&hl=)




http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Third_Party_Photo/2005/04/04/1112587313_8674.jpg



Red Sox lack look of champions in opener (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/04/04/sox_lack_look_of_champions_in_opener)

Daylight savings time began yesterday. Clocks were turned ahead -- which is just what the Sox didn't want. For the first time in 86 years, the Sox prefer to look back. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Today's Globe)

Jurr
04-04-2005, 01:14 PM
They may have a tough time with that rotation. They remind me a lot of the White Sox and what they have to offer. Those Boston pitchers could be really good or really subpar. Wells and Wakefield have the ability to get it done. Did David Wells mess up leaving that big ballpark in San Diego? Clement was overpaid for what he brings. His ERA wasn't stellar in an NL setting...how will that project in the AL? I think they're going to win their share of games, but they will have a LOT of competition for that Wild Card spot.

It will be interesting to watch them go.

balke
04-04-2005, 01:37 PM
I am not going to jump off the bridge because of one game played in 40 degree weather on April 3rd. Besides teams are supposed to win home opener. :smile:

now go out and beat the tribe

However some Boston fans in panic mode already.
BOSTON at New York, Sunday, April 3, 2005 (http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14922&hl=)

Wells' performance 4/3 (http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=14938&hl=)




http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Third_Party_Photo/2005/04/04/1112587313_8674.jpg



Red Sox lack look of champions in opener (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/04/04/sox_lack_look_of_champions_in_opener)

Daylight savings time began yesterday. Clocks were turned ahead -- which is just what the Sox didn't want. For the first time in 86 years, the Sox prefer to look back. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Today's Globe)


I always feel bad for saying something about the Red Sox, sorry man. They are still putting out a squad, the Yanks just look unstoppable on paper. Of course, I said the same thing last season.

It sucks Pedro wanted so much $. Wells as a #2 in that division will be interesting to say the least. But yeah, they definitely have a good shot, I just get overloaded with the Red Sox propaganda right now.

chaz171
04-04-2005, 01:40 PM
Is that Fat Pud wearing #3 for more than one reason?

3 dozen egg omlettes?

3 teams intends on letting down this century?

He's as big and as left handed as Babe Ruth even though no one wore numbers when ruth was a BoSox?

that is as high as he can count?

that is as many hours he can go without beer before getting the DT's?

to Remind the Manager that's what inning to get the bullpen warmed up when he's starting?

his projected Win total for 2005?

Fenway
04-04-2005, 01:49 PM
I always feel bad for saying something about the Red Sox, sorry man. They are still putting out a squad, the Yanks just look unstoppable on paper. Of course, I said the same thing last season.

It sucks Pedro wanted so much $. Wells as a #2 in that division will be interesting to say the least. But yeah, they definitely have a good shot, I just get overloaded with the Red Sox propaganda right now.

I am not sure Pavano will stand up to the pressure of New York. It is easy to pitch in Miami and Montreal where the empty seats are very forgiving of your mistakes. Mussina is another year older, Brown is a head case so the Yankees have pitching questions as well.

RJ is a huge addition as well and he looked on last night, but pitchers usually do in cold weather in April if they have control and heat. Wells last night for whatever reason was not in the game.

balke
04-04-2005, 02:04 PM
Wright may be the one to worry about the most after RJ. He was a tough pitcher last season. Pavano got 18 wins with a less powerful lineup. I agree about Mussina and Brown. Brown is already on the DL. But like I said, I thought last years squad was good, and they were very fallible. And they fell to the Sox when it mattered most.

Fenway
04-04-2005, 02:11 PM
Wright doesn't worry me at all. The Yankees had better not use him at Fenway because that was a personal house of horrors for him when with the Indians.

Look Boston will score a ton of runs NYY will score a ton of runs and will feast off the pitching of most teams. But as we have learned both of these teams will reinvent themselves come July is need be.

NonetheLoaiza
04-04-2005, 03:44 PM
1 game hardly determines a whole season, especially in New York in low temps...