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  1. PatriotsInGA

    PatriotsInGA In the Starting Line-Up

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    Look, I'm not one to give up on the Sox. The last time I did was in 2004, down 3-0 to the Yanks. But, this team isn't hitting or managing well. Here is the list of automatic outs on the Sox right now: Ortiz, Varitek, Drew, Green, Kotchman, and Lowell. The pitching (minus Smoltz, before he was DFA'd) isn't doing as bad as it seems. Beckett was amazing on Friday, but 0 runs. Buch was decent yesterday, but yet again 0 runs. So that's pretty much it, stick a fork in the Sox, the season's over. So like we all used to say before 2004 " Wait 'till next year".:violent:
     
  2. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I sincerely hope that what happened in 2004 happens now that you've given up. I have a feeling that our offense will come out of it's slump at some point just like it did earlier this season. If it doesn't, look for Big Papi to be dumped in the offseason and some major moves to be made to improve this offense.

    How is this year's free agent class looking?
     
  3. dalero

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    I'm concerned but far from throwing in the towel.
     
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    ausbacker Brady > Manning. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    +1. I'm mightily pissed off with our form of late and hopeful that something or someone is going to spark this team.
     
  5. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    can you say new hitting coach?
     
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    ausbacker Brady > Manning. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    How about bringing back the old one. That would be new wouldn't it ;)
     
  7. NewYorkJets1993

    NewYorkJets1993 Practice Squad Player

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    Can you say you miss Manny?
     
  8. efin98

    efin98 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Is it October yet? No, it's early August :rolleyes:

    Don't get hurt falling off the bandwagon guys :rolleyes:
     
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  9. patsfanofNC12

    patsfanofNC12 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Can you say we'll be fine?
     
  10. bigcountry75

    bigcountry75 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I agree. Our pitching has been fine and our hitting will come around. The sox always go through stretches in the second half where they look like absolute **** and then they turn it around. The team is too good and with too much talent to not succeed. Actually I am wearing a shirt today that I hand made that says (on front) Red Sox Nation (On the back) Never say die. I made that shirt after game 6 in 2004 when the red sox tied the series with the yankees. I never give up hope on the Sox.
     
  11. BradyManny

    BradyManny Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    My problem is the team has been gutted of its personality. The 03 & 04 teams were so much fun to root for, and 07 as well, b/c of the youth influx. I love Pedroia, Beckett, Lester, Ellsbury, Lowell to name a few...but the team is missing the spark that Manny, DLowe, Pedro, even Millar gave.

    I'm just not feeling this team. If the Sox make a run, great, I'll always be rooting for them, but as a fan, I don't quite have my heart in it the way I did in years prior.
     
  12. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I'm sure there were a lot of people who said Stick a Fork in 'em in 2004 even back in mid-August of that year when they were 10.5 games behind the Yankees.

    I think things wound up working out ok that year.
     
  13. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    After tomorrow's game, 18 of the next 25 games are at Fenway which should help. Remember that the last two times they won the World Series (still have trouble believing I typed that)they were the wild card. They are tied with Texas for the wild card as of now so things aren't that bleak....
     
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    the Yankees clearly have a better lineup ... but games aren't won on paper. 2004 all over again??? :D:D:D
     
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    patsfanofNC12 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I think everyone who doubts them needs to go watch, "Reversing the Curse of the Great Bambino" it changed my view on them and helped me remember
     

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