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Old 09-22-2012, 12:05 AM
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I can't decide which is worse - watching what appears to be the Sox losing their grip on the division lead 2 weeks before the end of the season, or watching all of the 2011 crapfest?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:08 AM
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I guarantee we will be playing in October. Go to the bank on it
At least the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:11 AM
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I can't decide which is worse - watching what appears to be the Sox losing their grip on the division lead 2 weeks before the end of the season, or watching all of the 2011 crapfest?
I'd rather go through crap all year than have my hopes dashed, if it does happen. I hate having things dangled in front of me only to be taken away.
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I can't decide which is worse - watching what appears to be the Sox losing their grip on the division lead 2 weeks before the end of the season, or watching all of the 2011 crapfest?

The funny thing is that it feels like we are losing this thing slowly but in reality we have been hovering 2-3 game lead since the ASG.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:15 AM
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I'd rather go through crap all year than have my hopes dashed, if it does happen. I hate having things dangled in front of me only to be taken away.

I said it last night, I rather lose 100 games and have the entire summer to myself than end up not getting into postseason.

Postseason / WS should be the only goal.

And for those who say pennant races are fun, they are when a team is actually playing good baseball as opposed to treading water playing .500 ball down the stretch.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:18 AM
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Yeah, like the '05 team that was a whopping 3 games over .500 over the final 71 games of the season.

That wasn't any fun.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:22 AM
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Yeah, like the '05 team that was a whopping 3 games over .500 over the final 71 games of the season.

That wasn't any fun.

The end result was fun.

Those 71 games = a visit to the dentist.


I'm not Ms Cleo to see how this will all end, but let's just hope this suffering fans are going thru ends up paying up at the end.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:46 AM
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Yeah, like the '05 team that was a whopping 3 games over .500 over the final 71 games of the season.

That wasn't any fun.
The clincher in Detroit was fun, the road to get there was hell.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:39 AM
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I'd rather go through crap all year than have my hopes dashed, if it does happen. I hate having things dangled in front of me only to be taken away.
I'm pretty boring. I much prefer a little excitement throughout the summer than giving up by June.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:02 AM
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It's been a great summer. I'd much rather go through a summer like this where every game counts and every win feels incredible. I'll be crushed if they can't hang on in this last week but I'll still be grateful for the exciting summer.

Realistically, I think the Sox will blow this thing by next weekend. I think we'll be up 1 game after the Angels series, we'll be tied for first after Tuesday, hang on till Friday, and then the pressure will be too much, and the implosion begins. I see us losing the division by 3 games.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:21 AM
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I said it last night, I rather lose 100 games and have the entire summer to myself than end up not getting into postseason.

Postseason / WS should be the only goal.

And for those who say pennant races are fun, they are when a team is actually playing good baseball as opposed to treading water playing .500 ball down the stretch.
WOW! Really? That's just sad. You don't get any enjoyment from all the wins and the hope and getting to closely follow a team and sport you love for months on end?

If it were easy it wouldn't be nearly as emotional nor as meaningful when it did happen. I don't WANT it to be easy to win the division and make the WS every year. Yeah, I'd like it to happen more often, but I hate giving up in June.

It's entertainment. The longer it lasts the more fun it is.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:07 AM
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Realistically, I think the Sox will blow this thing by next weekend. I think we'll be up 1 game after the Angels series, we'll be tied for first after Tuesday, hang on till Friday, and then the pressure will be too much, and the implosion begins. I see us losing the division by 3 games.
If we lose, I doubt it'll be by more than 2.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:51 AM
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I said it last night, I rather lose 100 games and have the entire summer to myself than end up not getting into postseason.

Postseason / WS should be the only goal.

And for those who say pennant races are fun, they are when a team is actually playing good baseball as opposed to treading water playing .500 ball down the stretch.
I don't know- the Monday afternoon game was great- very memorable and a unique experience of a weekday afternoon game in September being so meaningful and dramatic. Porbably one for the 4-5 most memorable (excluding "clinch"games) September games in the 40 years I've been a fan.

The reality is we're the 6th best team in a 14 team league- so not a "great"team by any stretch- but overall they've played good fundamental baseball with a great effort- it will suck if they blow it- but I'll take a 2012 "almost made it" over 1978-1981, 1986-1989, 1996-1999, 2007, 2009-2011 any day.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:08 PM
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