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Old 06-05-2006, 09:19 PM   #1401
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huh?

That wasn't my beef but whatever.
Then exactly what is your point?
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:23 PM   #1402
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Yeah...he has to get the change-up working a lot better, and that non-existent curve he's had the past two days needs to go. He's better than he's pitched recently, but really 'Tek needs to go up to him and give him a talk...tell him he can't wave off every curve or change-up, and he needs to just start trusdting one of the best game-callers in the league(although, Tek's had his struggles this year too)
Another interesting point you bring up here - what is Varitek's role in all this? When is this guy going to catch a little bit of heat for his horrific performance this year? It's not just that Varitek has been poor with the stick, but he has also had glaringly poor performance (in my opinion) calling pitches behind the plate.

I don't see how Varitek is in any way one of the best game callers around the league. The best game caller doesn't give up 3 home runs in one game to Vernon Wells on virtually the same pitch in the same location. I don't think Varitek and Beckett have been synched up very well all year long, and it's definitely something a little bit concerning. I really think their advanced scouting reports or whatever gameplan they have with Beckett needs to change.

What about Nipper as well?
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:25 PM   #1403
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Another interesting point you bring up here - what is Varitek's role in all this? When is this guy going to catch a little bit of heat for his horrific performance this year? It's not just that Varitek has been poor with the stick, but he has also had glaringly poor performance (in my opinion) calling pitches behind the plate.

I don't see how Varitek is in any way one of the best game callers around the league. The best game caller doesn't give up 3 home runs in one game to Vernon Wells on virtually the same pitch in the same location. I don't think Varitek and Beckett have been synched up very well all year long, and it's definitely something a little bit concerning. I really think their advanced scouting reports or whatever gameplan they have with Beckett needs to change.

What about Nipper as well?
Yeah...that's what I meant by the comment about him having his struggles...didn't mean his batting struggles, meant the fact that he's usually considered one of the best game-planners, and yet this season he seems to be making a lot of dumb calls, or at least not changing up his game-plan when it's obvious it's not working.

I really do wish they could go back, check Beckett's pitches and see how many were actually called fastballs, and how many were a different pitch that Beckett shrugged off until he got the fastball. That'd be an interesting stat to see.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:25 PM   #1404
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However crappy the game is, Erin Andrews makes it all better.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:26 PM   #1405
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However crappy the game is, Erin Andrews makes it all better.
For you. I am forced to watch through the YES Network.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:26 PM   #1406
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From practically the first game Beckett has pitched for the Sox, JB has consistently shaken Tek off over and over.

It's a bit concerning it hasn't gotten much better.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:33 PM   #1407
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Wow the umps got that one wrong.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:34 PM   #1408
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Wow the umps got that one wrong.
That's wat i'm saying. Looked like a foul ball.
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