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  • Whose Return to Fenway is Bigger?

    I'm setting up this poll, mainly because I think we've already addressed how Sox fans feel about Johnny Damon in another thread. Now that Doug Mirabelli is on a flight back to Boston so he can catch Wakefield tonight, there are really two competing stories. So which do you think is the bigger story?
    28
    Judas Damon
    25.00%
    7
    Doug Mirabelli
    60.71%
    17
    Neither will make a significant contribution.
    14.29%
    4

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    The Boston Red Sox


  • #2
    They are both non-stories. Just something the talking heads have tried to blow up into something meaningful.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by KCGHOST
      They are both non-stories. Just something the talking heads have tried to blow up into something meaningful.

      I disagree. They are both important to Red Sox and Yankee fans, anyway.

      If you're a Sox fan, the larger story should be Mirabelli's return, but I'd guess it isn't for some. I suppose if you're a Yankee fan, the larger story is Damon. The "talking heads" will undoubtedly focus more on Damon this evening on ESPN, because that has a more direct impact on the rivalry, and the rivalry is what sells.
      "Anything less would not have been worthy of me. Anything more would not have been possible." - Carl Yastrzemski

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      • #4
        Since Damon's been the story for some time now, and since he was brought in partly to rid Boston of their CFer, I'd say that's my biggest story.

        As to Mirabelli, I'd have to see how well he does. I'm sure it is a big story, but I may need to know more about how much he means to the team. Not doubting it, just haven't heard the full story yet.

        He catches Wake, has very few PBs, but other than Wakefield, I'm not too sure how many times he's expected to play, considering that Varitek has every 5th game off.

        Oh, and Flash--that's Judas Demon to you, pal!
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        • #5
          Doug Mirribelli to me is a much bigger story. Wakefield will be reunited with his old personal backstop that can actually catch him. With that Wakefield should be much more effective in his pitching, all he needs is run support (BoSox have only scored 6 runs in his 4 losses). Damon may be coming back and all but it doesnt really have a big effect on the Red Sox whereas Doug will have a huge effect(in a positive way) today and this season.
          go sox.

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          • #6
            I'm hearing that Damon wins by default, as Mirabelli won't be playing.

            I figure it'll be up to Tek to catch him. Could be an interesting game, to say the least.

            As to the season itself, I'd definitely say that Doug Mirabelli would be the bigger deal.
            Last edited by Mattingly; 05-01-2006, 04:43 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mattingly
              I'm hearing that Damon wins by default, as Mirabelli won't be playing.

              I figure it'll be up to Tek to catch him. Could be an interesting game, to say the least.

              Yup...you got it. I was just looking at the starting lineup, with Tek in it. Damon wins tonight.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by SoxSon
                Yup...you got it. I was just looking at the starting lineup, with Tek in it. Damon wins tonight.
                I'm hearing that it's more a matter of Doug's inability to get to Fenway than anything else.

                Must've taken the slow plane or something. Either that or one really long bus ride from San Diego.

                Dual lineups tonight.

                Yanks are using Miguel Cairo at 1B, since Andy Phillips can't hit Wake's knuckler.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mattingly
                  I'm hearing that it's more a matter of Doug's inability to get to Fenway than anything else.

                  Must've taken the slow plane or something. Either that or one really long bus ride from San Diego.
                  I don't know what time it was posted, but the Globe's online page has Doug Mirabelli in the starting lineup, batting 8th.

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                  • #10
                    Yup. They just switched it. Doug is catching tonight.
                    "Anything less would not have been worthy of me. Anything more would not have been possible." - Carl Yastrzemski

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                    • #11
                      Now Mirabelli has suddenly arrived, I'm hearing. Must've parachuted in from a helicopter.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FlashGordon
                        I don't know what time it was posted, but the Globe's online page has Doug Mirabelli in the starting lineup, batting 8th.
                        More like him arriving at the last minute. When do the papers get their lineups? He must've just arrived a few minutes ago, from what I'm gathering.
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                        • #13
                          He was supposed to arrive in Boston at the airport at 6pm, and get a police escort to Fenway... You gotta love Boston. They love their Sox. lol.

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                          • #14
                            Police escort for Mirabelli, I'm hearing. Interesting.
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                            • #15
                              Lots of welcome back Doug signs,no positive Damon signs in sight yet.....Damon's already been booed everytime he comes onto the field for BP and other events.One of the signs readsamon,You really are an idiot.lol.Damon is apporaching the plate,and its mostly Boos but he still tips his hat to the crowd.Get your hearing checked Jonny,there booing you. He's out and now all boos on jonny.
                              Welcome back Damon,now take a seat.A guy gave him a mouthful and two thumbs way down on his way back to the dugout..

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