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    Well ... how nice is this the Rays are in a slump and heading to Fenway 1.5 games up on our great Red Sox team. Paul Byrd is pitching as good or better than Curt Schilling would have pitched so we effectively have 4 strong starters right now in Beckett, Lester, Dice-K and Byrd. Things are looking real sweet even with JD Drew out and Jason Bay having a so-so kind of year. Kind of amazing how much the team has changed since the start of the season.

    :eat3: ... Go SOX ... :eat3:
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    We must sweep the Rays this time around. We still have a series in Tampa. The psychological effect of pummelling them will last.
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    We have positive momentum while the Rays have negative momentum, I feel we come up with a huge sweep where we blast the last of their confidence right out of them! GO SOX!!!
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    I have a conference in Tampa next week, so I'll be at the Dome for at least one game.
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    cool for you FTW ... Sox up 3-0 in the 2nd inning. :cool3:

    EDIT: CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? YES i CAN TROUPIANO ....

    1/2 GAME OUT. :eat1: ... :eat2: ... :eat3:
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    We just won boys
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    unbelievable. with all the injuries and here they are a half game out. wow.
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    Not sure I'll fall asleep easily tonight ... I am jacked!!!:cool:
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    i didnt even mention the manny trade. how well is that working out. jason bay with another HR. mind boggling. they are so deep its crazy. i love it.
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    Manny is hitting .325 with 31 HR's and 102 RBI.

    OBP of .425 and SLG of .583

    Dodgers are 1.5 games on top of Arizona and neither has a shot at the wild card.

    The remainder of the season is interesting indeed.
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    manny numbers dont translate to the sox. but lets not get that going again. i hope the dodgers get bounced. i want manny to be watching the playoffs from his living room.
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    Looks like both teams will be in the playoffs; question is who wins the AL East? Given the sweeps in each team's home series, it makes winning this series that much more important. They're down now and in a slump, with Crawford, Longoria and Upton hurt, and Baldelli at half speed; this is the time for the Sox to take over and not let them get back in it.
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    Jason Bay just hit a rocket over the left field wall ... ball was wicked drilled ...just high enough to make it over.

    Red Sox lead 4-3 ...

    Nope Papelbon just served up a gopher ball ... 4-4 in the 9th.

    Rays up 5-4 ... friggin Papelbon ... man up.
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    Goddamnit!:mad:
    This is why I can't watch the Red Sox.:bricks:
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    Both teams look like locks for the playoffs, so this series is not as big as the hype would suggest. Still, I am amazed that Francona refuses to pinch hit for Varitek. Francona has a 30+ man roster now with 4 catchers, yet he lets Varitek bat in the 7th and again in the 9th. By batting Varitek, the manager gave away an out in the ninth. Plus Papelbon and Varitek begin the ninth with 12 or more consecutive fastballs. Huh?
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    Tough loss, but we're still only 1 1/2 out with 18 games to go. Would you rather watch the Yankees?

    Beckett tomorow. Don't give up on them.
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    Part of the parcel really. Paps has blown a few, but won more than his fair share too. Just disappointing it was to the Rays. Varitek still around for next season? He's had an incredibly down year.

    I think we'll overrun Tampa pending on the series down there.
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    cant pappelbon throw anything other than fastballs? the jays have won 10 in a row and trail the sox bye 7 in the loss column for the wildcrd. they play the sox 7 more times. 4 this weekend.
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    What are the odds of the Jays catching the Sox? Minuscule. Keep the faith Sox fans. The sky's not falling. Pap has blown only 5 saves all season. He's still my closer.
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    nodody here has lost any faith. pap concerns me. hes still my closer also but he doesnt dominate like he used to. i dont care how many saves he has. he hasnt thrown a clean inning in ages . and he throws nothing but fastballs. thats not good. is the sky falling? no just pointing out what i see.
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