DeWayne Mann: I love how the Boston Media is completely ignoring that Ortiz is only talking about how the Boston Media is terrible.And by "love" I mean let's just fire every Boston 'reporter' and start over.
jaylectricity: DeWayne Mann: I love how the Boston Media is completely ignoring that Ortiz is only talking about how the Boston Media is terrible.And by "love" I mean let's just fire every Boston 'reporter' and start over.It's true. So many times they bring up certain things and as a fan I'm just thinking, "Shut up, don't put that doubt in their heads!"But they do, and it's there, so what the hell? Just put the Boston media out of business, is what I say.Except for Freddy T...that badass is way over our heads with his paddle board.
DeWayne Mann: Did you catch the NESN pregame today? Matt Stairs came so, so close to just telling Gammo (who kept pretending Ortiz was talking about the fans) to shut up.
jaylectricity: DeWayne Mann: Did you catch the NESN pregame today? Matt Stairs came so, so close to just telling Gammo (who kept pretending Ortiz was talking about the fans) to shut up.I'm avoiding the Red Sox from now on, so no, I didn't see that. Although I still check out sports radio for the soap opera.
desertgeek: Well, who said the clubhouse was "toxic?" Oh, Buster Olney. Let's look at his resume.Lives in: New YorkWrote for: The New York TimesCovering: The New York YankeesWrote a book on: The Yankees DynastyI don't know whether to say he's not 100% impartial or just to say that I can't buy anything he reports unless it's on the Yankees.
Nana's Vibrator: I was kind of hoping that 98.5 Sports Hub was going to take a completely different direction from WEEI, but Felger and Maz are possibly bigger blowhards than the idiots at WEEI.
AtticusFinchEsq: Felger is an idiot of the highest order.
xpisblack: The team seem fine, but the reporters aren't worthy to be flicked out of the filthiest nostril on Earth.
Nana's Vibrator: It's a good thing for me, I can get tickets for less than $5 on StubHub.
skinink: I've never understood the pink hat comments in the sense that they really don't affect your enjoyment of the team.
WinoRhino: AtticusFinchEsq: Felger is an idiot of the highest order.Sadly, most of HUB is now like EEI, which is disappointing but I really should have seen coming. I just can't stand the concept of sports radio any longer: spend hours talking about topic A, beat it into the ground. Take a call. Caller says, "Yah, dude. Whatchu guys think about [topic A]? If ya wanna know what *I* think..." Jesus, it's infuriating. Back to XM radio and old school hip hop.xpisblack: The team seem fine, but the reporters aren't worthy to be flicked out of the filthiest nostril on Earth.I appreciate everything you wrote in your posts. Pretty much sums it up for me. The sad part is all this crap is ruining what could have been an enjoyable season watching the young talent really shine.
fatalvenom: Listening to anyone talk baseball is just as boring as watching baseball.
xpisblack: fatalvenom: Listening to anyone talk baseball is just as boring as watching baseball.Agreed, assuming that by "just as boring" you mean "not necessarily boring at all." Hearing truly knowledgeable speakers dissect a game or a trend therein can be fascinating, just as watching baseball can be fascinating. But the chirping heads on the Boston sports radio stations bring new depths to the word "awful." Like the difference between hearing Vin Scully or Hawk Harrelson discuss the game and enduring Tim McCarver or Joe Morgan or Bobby Valentine's ham-tongued attempts at infinite profundity. I refuse to learn the Boston radio hosts' names-- every show is the same, so far as I can tell. But hearing clever, informed, passionate people discussing the nuances of baseball is one of the great joys of sport fandom; in Boston, you're more likely to find such a discussion in a pub's washroom than on the radio, but every once in a great while one of the morons shows a flash of human sentiment or sports-talk acumen, and it's like finding a beautiful geode growing out of stagnant faeces.
fatalvenom: Anyone who has the first name "Buster", should be taken as seriously as a guy who dresses up in women's panties and asks you to beat him in the face with a cane pole while you call him Kate.
mainstreet62: Ahhhh, Boston. The Cubs of the American League.
NewportBarGuy: Yay! I've finally got the Red Sox I know back!F*ck you assholes! I love you guys./Sports radio has been about 1000% more toxic lately. It's beautiful.
UNC_Samurai: I have nothing against fans of the Boston Red Sox.Sawx Nation, WEEI, and the Boston sports media (hell the northeastern media in general) can go eat a bag of flaming dicks.
DeWayne Mann: mainstreet62: Ahhhh, Boston. The Cubs of the American League.Hmmm, interesting. I don't think so. They both have the old ballparks, and there's the Theo thing, but that's really where the similarities stop. The Cub fanbase tends to be pretty laid back about the team; the Boston fanbase tends to be, well...see thread? They used to have the "curse" thing in common, but that's no longer the case. And I think the two team city thing sorta messes up the media coverage.I'd say that the Red Sox are the Phillies of the American League. Mostly annoying fans, northeastern city that thinks its more important than it really is, recent success leading to some bad roster moves, Jonathan Papelbon...As for the Cubs of the American League, I'm trying to decide between the M's, Rangers & Twins. MAYBE the O's. None of them are perfect, but I could probably make a decent argument for any of them.
DeWayne Mann: [parallels redacted]
VogonPoet: DeWayne Mann:[parallels redacted]Your jib. I like the cut of it.
DeWayne Mann: Words
Rex_Banner: DeWayne Mann: WordsAdditional similarities:Rangers/Rockies: Both teams use their state instead of their city because of the way it works with their team name.Orioles/Giants: Both teams wear black and orangeChanges (to kinda address the D-Backs/Angels issue):Angels/Mets: Both are expansion teams, both were placed in a city that already had a team, and both are the "secondary" team in their city. And each team won it's most recent World Series after a memorable rally in game 6 when their opponents seemingly had the championship all locked up. Plus, it even matches the Yankees/Dodgers connection.Diamondbacks/White Sox: Both teams have colors that don't match their name. The White Sox wear black socks (and those red Sunday uniforms, despite the fact that there is another team called the Sox that wears red). The D-Backs used to wear purple and now they wear red - but diamondback snakes are not purple or red - they are copper-ish colored. Both teams have won 100 games once - and they both won exactly 100 the year that they did it.
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