Friday, July 07, 2006

Sox Pet Peeves

Even when the team is going well, we're going to have some 'issues' to deal with.

  • Inconsistency. It's really more of a problem of 'contagion', the condition of hitting or not hitting, which seems a team plague.
  • Unrealistic expectations. Jason Varitek is a better hitter than he's shown recently. Is he hurt?
  • Padding. People complain about armor-plated hitters, but more and more Sox are on the bandwagon.
  • One-handed popup and fly ball catching. I wish A-Gone would stop with the Pete Rose popup catches...
  • People complain about Manny in the outfield. He's pretty consistent, when he's not daydreaming, and that's at a minimum now.
  • Coco's arm. He may make Johnny Damon look like Dwight Evans. Fortunately, he can catch indoors.
  • Trust, lack of, in young players. Seems like Tito's getting over that, thanks to 'necessity'.

That's not much of a list. What about the revelations?

  • Youkilis and the 3-2 count. Patience is a virtue.
  • The 6-4-3 and 5-4-3 double play combos.
  • Lester. It's not pretty, but he's the modern Bill Lee in dealing with jams.
  • They talked about trading Manny?
  • Ortizzle sizzle. Unbelieveable.
  • Kapler's miraculous recovery.
  • JonBon Savi.
  • On base percentage.

Is it possible the RemDawg has cut down the 'pitch count'?

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