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Fenway
07-06-2005, 02:15 PM
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Terry Francona dropped this bombshell an hour ago saying Curt has volunteered for the bullpen

[url="http://eod.liquidviewer.com/weei-od/070605Francona.wma"]July 6, 2005 - Terry Francona - Red Sox Manager (http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10202000/10202278.jpg)

He also explains his All Star picks.....but the Boston Herald's Howard Bryant reports that Colon was picked by the defacto head of the American League
Phyllis Merhige who confirmed as much to Bryant.

DaleJRFan
07-06-2005, 02:18 PM
John Smoltz part II...

Good idea, potentially. He can work up his endurance in the pen while Foulke tries to remember how to pitch.

Personally, I can't wait to watch Ross Gload go 5 for 5 with 2 HR off of "Shill'dog" like he did when they faced off in respective rehab starts. :cool:

Rocky Soprano
07-06-2005, 02:21 PM
Hey Fenway,

Any chance that you can get Red Sox Fans to vote for Pods. I know you all hate the Yankees so HELP US OUT! :D:

my5thbench
07-06-2005, 02:31 PM
like most of the things Schilling does, he's probably just grandstanding


he's a twit

Fenway
07-06-2005, 02:36 PM
Hey Fenway,

Any chance that you can get Red Sox Fans to vote for Pods. I know you all hate the Yankees so HELP US OUT! :D:

We trying :smile: rest assured no NYY votes coming from Red Sox Nation

Boston fans *know* the White Sox are good, but the regular fan has seen little of them so far in 2005. That of course changes in 2 weeks

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050706&content_id=1118001&vkey=allstar2005&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb


With just hours remaining in the balloting, the drama is building. Chicago White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik has squeaked past New York Yankees perennial All-Star Derek Jeter to take a narrow lead in the American League voting. If Podsednik holds on for the victory, his teammates' grass-roots campaign for his candidacy might prove to be the reason

PatK
07-06-2005, 02:38 PM
John Smoltz part II...

Good idea, potentially. He can work up his endurance in the pen while Foulke tries to remember how to pitch.

I think part of Foulke's problem may be with his knees, one of which he refused to have surgery on during the off season.

Fenway
07-06-2005, 02:41 PM
John Smoltz part II...

Good idea, potentially. He can work up his endurance in the pen while Foulke tries to remember how to pitch.

Personally, I can't wait to watch Ross Gload go 5 for 5 with 2 HR off of "Shill'dog" like he did when they faced off in respective rehab starts. :cool:

Exactly Foulke now in Boston haveing MRI's done on both knees.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/07/06/francona_schilling_headed_to_bullpen?mode=PF
BOSTON --Curt Schilling will pitch out of the bullpen while recovering from an ankle injury, Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Wednesday.

Francona said in a radio interview that Schilling, who had offseason surgery to repair the right ankle made famous by his bloody sock in the 2004 postseason, will pitch in relief while he tries to get back to full strength.

"For an inning or two, he might be one of the best in the game," Francona said on WEEI-AM. "For now, I think this is the way to get him back and impact our ballclub."

Schilling will pitch in relief for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and probably throw at least one more time in the minors after that, Francona said.

That would put him on pace to join the Red Sox bullpen after the All-Star break next week.

SOXintheBURGH
07-06-2005, 03:05 PM
Didn't Schilling get rocked by the Charlotte Knights featuring Joe Borchard the other day? Go for it.

DaleJRFan
07-06-2005, 03:08 PM
Didn't Schilling get rocked by the Charlotte Knights featuring Joe Borchard the other day? Go for it.

Yes, the day Ross went 5-7 with 2 HR. Schilling was throwing strikes and not exploiting weaknesses in the hitters. His line wasn't fairly representitive of his stuff. He, as with Big Frank earlier in the year, just needs time to adjust and get sharp.

Schilling may have a big mouth (I wish he would shut it), but he is a team player. I am sure he just wants to get back on the mound.

Fenway
07-06-2005, 03:15 PM
Schilling may have a big mouth (I wish he would shut it), but he is a team player. I am sure he just wants to get back on the mound.

Curt does have a big mouth
July 5, 2005 - Curt Schilling - Red Sox Pitcher (http://eod.liquidviewer.com/weei-od/0705CurtSchilling.wma)


but as this column explains much good comes from that

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/07/06/access_at_what_price?mode=PF
Curt Schilling spends Tuesday mornings on WEEI and has been known to drop in a news item or two on his recovery from injury. Keith Foulke, who often chooses not to speak before or after a game (Monday night in Arlington, Texas for example), checks in with the station midday every Friday.

Schilling, the injured Sox starter, appears in return for donations, which approach $100,000, to his charity. Foulke, the embattled Sox reliever, comes on as part of a barter agreement with a local auto dealership, which gave him use of a new truck.

In the past, if a media outlet offered a five-figure payment to an athlete in return for the exclusive rights to a story, it would be labeled ''checkbook journalism" and create a furor. The uproar would serve to fuel the interest in the forthcoming publication and help sales, giving the ''checkbook journalists" a better return on their investment.

Today, the issue is becoming one of access and the ways in which the electronic media can translate that into compelling programming. Increasingly, if you think of access as a road you can follow to obtain information, savvy teams and players see that same road as a two-way street they can use to get their story out.

Iwritecode
07-06-2005, 03:30 PM
Boston fans *know* the White Sox are good, but the regular fan has seen little of them so far in 2005. That of course changes in 2 weeks

You'd think keeping another Yankee out of the lineup would be incentive enough...

:)

daveeym
07-06-2005, 03:39 PM
With just hours remaining in the balloting, the drama is building. Chicago White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik has squeaked past New York Yankees perennial All-Star Derek Jeter to take a narrow lead in the American League voting. If Podsednik holds on for the victory, his teammates' grass-roots campaign for his candidacy might prove to be the reason:whistle: While I'm sure it helped, I'm guessing this here Sox Army is more responsible.

The Racehorse
07-06-2005, 04:05 PM
Schill is the best option the BoSox have... just ask him.

SOXintheBURGH
07-06-2005, 04:07 PM
:whistle: While I'm sure it helped, I'm guessing this here Sox Army is more responsible.

Sox Army is so much more of a badass squad than any kind of "nation."
:churrosarmy:

The Dude
07-06-2005, 04:18 PM
We trying :smile: rest assured no NYY votes coming from Red Sox Nation

Boston fans *know* the White Sox are good, but the regular fan has seen little of them so far in 2005. That of course changes in 2 weeks

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050706&content_id=1118001&vkey=allstar2005&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb


With just hours remaining in the balloting, the drama is building. Chicago White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik has squeaked past New York Yankees perennial All-Star Derek Jeter to take a narrow lead in the American League voting. If Podsednik holds on for the victory, his teammates' grass-roots campaign for his candidacy might prove to be the reason

Well I guess the red sox fans are good for something!:D:

DaleJRFan
07-06-2005, 04:31 PM
Sox Army is so much more of a badass squad than any kind of "nation."
:churrosarmy:

Its all about the Churros dude, the Churros....

Baby Fisk
07-06-2005, 05:21 PM
I wonder if Schilling will give some interviews so we can all learn his opinions on this exciting new challenge in his long and successful baseball career. It would be interesting to hear what he has to say directly. Do you think there might be some Schilling quotes about this in the sports coverage? :unsure:




PPPPPPTTTT! HAHAHAHAHA! *uncontainable laughter*

Rocklive99
07-07-2005, 01:42 PM
Damon doesn't seem to happy about it...

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/07/07/damon_makes_a_strong_pitch_for_timlin/

Fenway
07-08-2005, 04:17 PM
Theo Epstein and Foulke try to sort it all out

from WEEI

July 8, 2005 - Theo Epstein (http://eod.liquidviewer.com/weei-od/070805TheoEpstein.wma)

July 8, 2005 - Keith Foulke - Red Sox Closer (http://eod.liquidviewer.com/weei-od/070805KeithFoulke.wma)

and the fans are in good form ( some are really funny )

Whiner Line - July 7th (http://eod.liquidviewer.com/weei-od/whinerline_0707.wma)

Fenway
07-14-2005, 10:16 PM
Curt Schilling's debut as the Boston closer isn't going well at all

Rodriguez homered to center, Sheffield scored.Sheffield doubled to deep left center.Curt Schilling relieved Mike Timlin.

http://sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/live/MLB_20050714_NYY@BOS

The Racehorse
07-14-2005, 10:37 PM
Curt Schilling's debut as the Boston closer isn't going well at all...

Rodriguez homered to center, Sheffield scored.Sheffield doubled to deep left center. Curt Schilling relieved by Mike Timlin.

Couldn't have happened to a better guy.

... why doesn't Francona simply stock up on aspirin & antacid medicine and use Wakefield until Foulke comes back?

FarWestChicago
07-14-2005, 10:39 PM
Couldn't have happened to a better guy.

... why doesn't Francona simply stock up on aspirin & antacid medicine and use Wakefield until Foulke comes back?Then what does he do after "Bombs Away" Foulke comes back? Contact Raytheon about an anti-missle defense system? Foulke used to rack up stats in non-pressure situations and blow the big ones. Now he just blowns them all.

Jjav829
07-14-2005, 10:41 PM
Then what does he do after "Bombs Away" Foulke comes back? Contact Raytheon about an anti-missle defense system? Foulke used to rack up stats in non-pressure situations and blow the big ones. Now he just blowns them all.

I have to think Theo Epstein is practically stalking Ed Wade and Bill Bavasi at this point, hoping like hell that he can land either Wagner or Guardado.

cheeses_h_rice
07-14-2005, 10:42 PM
Then what does he do after "Bombs Away" Foulke comes back? Contact Raytheon about an anti-missle defense system? Foulke used to rack up stats in non-pressure situations and blow the big ones. Now he just blowns them all.

Has Keith officially inherited the "Bombs Away" title from Jason Bere?

:)

FarWestChicago
07-14-2005, 10:50 PM
Has Keith officially inherited the "Bombs Away" title from Jason Bere?

:)Well, it doesn't have the poetry of "Bombs Away" Bere, but it is descriptive. :D:

The Racehorse
07-14-2005, 10:55 PM
Then what does he do after "Bombs Away" Foulke comes back? Contact Raytheon about an anti-missle defense system? Foulke used to rack up stats in non-pressure situations and blow the big ones. Now he just blowns them all.

Foulke 2005 version, yeah... it is bombs away. lol. :D:

Unless Epstein can swing something, why experiment on the fly by letting Schill rehab in game situations? If there was ever a spot for Wakefield, it is this situation. Knuckleballers can go forever and save wear & tear on a piching staff.

With the BoSox bank account, it'd seem that Epstein could work a deal to get mid-tier [or even bottom-tier] pitcher from a team selling, to plug the #3 starters spot... all the while Wakefield closes.

Tragg
07-15-2005, 12:17 AM
I see they picked up Chad Bradford from Oakland.

doublem23
07-15-2005, 12:23 AM
I see they picked up Chad Bradford from Oakland.

There's your Messiah.

SOXintheBURGH
07-15-2005, 07:50 AM
Hah!

I hate Boston and Schilling so much now that I thoroughly enjoy watching Pay-Rod take Jesus Christ yard.

Is this the part where the Red Sox feel they're entitled to get whatever player they want to plug up holes?