- 10/07/2013, 04:47PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 10/07, 04:47 PM
I am a Red Sox fan..
Have been since 1998..
And although the A's have that scary under dog feel to them, and would be very worthy opponents..
I have to say I fear the tigers significantly more..
There top 3 starters are just flat out nasty..
If those tiger pitchers get on a roll, they can cool the hot Red Sox bats..
And lets face it.. The Red Sox pitching is abit suspect..
How much do you trust a guy like lackey? When he has to make 2 starts..
Lackeys only hope is that he gets tons of run support..
And guys like verlander and Sanchez won't give it to him..
At the moment it looks like we have an excellent chance of sweeping the rays..
And I think we have a good shot at steam rolling Oakland..
But if the tigers come from behind vs the A's..
I might be more scared than a 40er in a skimpy dress on Halloween, you know what I mean..
The Red Sox haven't had a big post season game in a long time..
Detroit were unbelievable last year..
They made every team in the American League, call them DADDY..
My mother always told me, careful what you wish for..
But I never listen to her:)
mikeycook said 10/11, 02:14 PM
These are grown men. And you use words like "fear" and "scary"? You might be scared, but I doubt the Red Sox are, seeing as:
1. They tied for the best record in baseball (4 games better than Detroit)
2. They lead the majors in OPS (15 pts higher than the Tigers)
3. Have almost as good a pitching staff as Detroit (3.61 vs 3.79 ERA, 1.25 vs 1.3 WHIP)
4. They have home field advantage in the ALCS.
5. Due to the Oakland series, they don't have to face Verlander or Scherzer in Game 1.
6. They take a lot of walks and steal a lot of bases. And Detroit is a terrible defensive team.
Scared? I think not. It's the Tigers that should be scared.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 10/12, 04:30 AM
So grown men don't know fear?
I beg to differ..
I remember Johnny Damon once said, he didn't sleep well the night before he was up against a HORSE! And the Tigers have 3 pretty big HORSES..
Soooooooo verlander and Scherzer won't pitch game 1?
You forgot about Sanchez my amigo..
I'm a Red Sox fan, (we've had this conversation before:), and I would rather have Sanchez over Lester.. Blasphemy I know!
The Red Sox have a good team..
But good pitching beats good hitting..
Did you see verlander on Thursday night?
He looked like a man possessed..
He was LITERALLY unhittable.. I've never seen so many professional batters take so many whifs at the ball.. Oakland was missing the ball by a foot, and it happened 24 times..
Yeah, the Red Sox have better batters than the A's..
But even Boston would have struggled to score a run on the great verlander..
Thanks for making this a fun TD..
Always good to talk baseball..
mikeycook said 10/12, 12:49 PM
Grown men fear bullets and being on the wrong end of a grenade. And maybe Randy Johnson's fastball. But not other grown men is matching costumes and a little round ball.
Did you say Verlander was "LITERALLY unhittable"? That's funny, because "literally" means "exactly" and I see no evidence of him pitching a no-hitter. So he's not literally unhittable. He's LITERALLY HITTABLE!
Besides, the Sox scored 4 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings off him last time out, so I doubt they cower in abject fear over the thought of facing him. Not to mention, Fenway is a much more hitter-friendly park than either Oakland Colesium or Comerica Park.
Oh, and the Sox no longer have Damon, so his fears shouldn't pose any problem for them.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 10/12, 03:45 PM
Yes it is true..
Grown men do fear war and getting killed..
Thanks for pointing that out:)
"FEAR IS THE MIND KILLER.."
Grown men also fear failure..
Especially when it comes to their profession, livelihood and SOUL..
Grown men fear striking out by a foot..
Grown men fear getting embarrassed in front of tens of millions people watching them..
I know failure is part of life..
But that still doesn't make a grown man feel better..
If you fail in April.. Yeah you are right, it's not that big of a deal..
You fail in October.. And then you see 30 year old men have that zombie-1000-yard stare in their eyes.. The stakes are high..
Beating up verlander in the regular season..
That's like kissing a fat chick, no one cares..
That was the greatest curveball I have ever seen vs the A's..
It was so nasty, I had little squirts of diahorrea:)
And I'm 34!
The Red Sox won't say it..
But I guarantee you they are hoping verlander doesn't pitch like that against them..
Cause even they know, there's really not much they can do about it..
It's kind of like in tennis when a guy is serving 80% 130mph first serves..
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