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"Bosox manager singles out dreadlocked blacktino LF slugger for team woes"
Tue Jun-16-15 05:25 PM by 40thStreetBlack

  

          

It's like deja vu all over again! my work is done here. O_E, take it from here.

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/44716/after-another-red-sox-horror-show-john-farrell-crooks-a-finger-at-hanley-ramirez

After another Red Sox horror show, John Farrell crooks a finger at Hanley Ramirez

Gordon Edes, ESPN Staff Writer

BOSTON -- On an afternoon during which the Boston Red Sox were first blinded by the sun and then saw stars -- the Toronto Blue Jays knocked them senseless 13-5 -- manager John Farrell made sure no one missed what he considered an egregious mistake by the team's highest paid player, Hanley Ramirez.

Farrell never mentioned Ramirez by name, but he brought up what he clearly viewed as a base-running blunder by Ramirez, who was easily doubled off second on Xander Bogaerts' line shot to Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, cutting short a bases-loaded threat in the first inning.

On an afternoon of multiple misjudgments, misplays, mis-located pitches and misreads, this was the one Farrell brought up when asked the following: If, as Farrell claimed Sunday, the effort is still there, how can the execution be better?


Hanley Ramirez's costly baserunning error in the first inning cost the Red Sox a chance to take an early lead in their blowout loss to the Blue Jays. Gregory J. Fisher/USA TODAY Sports
"That's got to be through some anticipation of the given play," Farrell said. "We get doubled off in a big bases-loaded situation in the first inning. Head-high line drive, you're schooled to fight back and do what you can to get back safely. That didn't happen."

Ramirez had a healthy lead off second and broke toward third as soon as Bogaerts connected. He tried to reverse direction but slipped, jogged back and was thrown out easily by Donaldson, ending the inning.

This is the same player, of course, who just 10 days ago lost track of how many outs there were in the seventh inning of a tie game against the Twins that the Sox went on to lose 8-4. And who later Sunday could easily have been charged with an error in left field on Russell Martin's double into the corner, failing to play the carom cleanly.

Instead of giving an early lead to rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez -- the Sox are 18-8 when they score first -- they came up empty. There was no guarantee they would have scored, of course, though the next hitter, Pablo Sandoval, singled and tripled in his first two at-bats.

But it was an indication that Farrell, whose default response is usually to assign blame in general terms, might be growing as frazzled as the paying customers, who even mocked icon Dustin Pedroia with insincere applause after he caught a popup, after Pedroia lost two in the sun earlier in the game.

We’d like to share Ramirez's reaction to Farrell’s criticism, but he wasn’t around to offer one. Like so many of his teammates, he made a quick getaway Sunday.

"We're not," Farrell said, pausing before finishing his thought, "in a good place right now as a team."

Nor, it goes without saying, is he in a good place as a manager, even with owner John Henry claiming to have his back less than two weeks ago. At the time, Henry called the team's play terrible and went a step further in front of the TV cameras by calling it "bleep."

If the Sox were bleep then, they're even worse now, after falling a season-low 10 games under .500 with their sixth straight loss and dropping eight games behind the Yankees in the division. They’re now 10-21 against the American League East after being swept in consecutive series by division rivals. The Orioles schooled them in fundamentals last week in Baltimore and the Blue Jays battered them into submission in the Fens, outscoring them 31-19 while extending their winning streak to 11 games, longest in the majors this season and matching their franchise record.

In the past 96 hours, Farrell has been publicly challenged by one of his pitchers, Wade Miley, he has presided over the biggest blown lead of the season, his team has lost a game in extra innings and he has watched Sunday's game descend into "Benny Hill" disarray.

Remember that the owner, while defending Farrell, also said he expected the team to begin playing better.

He also said this: "I think we have the right mix of veterans and youngsters, speed and defense. I think we have the right mix."

He also said GM Ben Cherington was not to blame.

"I think we’ve been on the same wavelength," he said at the time, "so you have to blame ownership as much as you blame the general manager."

So if the mix is right, and the GM is merely executing the owner's philosophy, and the team is expected to play better but isn't, where does that leave the manager?

No place where any manager wants to be.


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I love that not even Boston fans think that the team can get AA FAs anym...
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nobody listens to eei anymore dingus.
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He's got tremendous physical talent but lacks intangibles.
Jun 16th 2015
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he needs more Jeterness
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are they talking bout porcello over there?
Jun 16th 2015
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: )
Jun 17th 2015
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white women are pretending to be negroes
Jun 16th 2015
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LOL!
Jun 16th 2015
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I'm logging off now!
Jun 17th 2015
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lmao
Jun 17th 2015
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Add Pablo Sandoval to the list
Jun 18th 2015
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dude should have stayed his ass in Frisco...
Jun 18th 2015
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I guess he never saw Hanley play before?
Jun 19th 2015
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I was going to say
Jun 19th 2015
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      he had a questionable glove at SS
Jun 19th 2015
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           lf at fenway should be considerably easier
Jun 19th 2015
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                if he sucks at the position he played his whole life
Jun 20th 2015
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                     uhhh, ortiz has been really productive in his old age
Jun 20th 2015
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Orbit_Exhausted's formal response:
Jun 20th 2015
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Re:Haitians
Jun 21st 2015
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RE: Orbit_Exhausted's formal response:
Jun 21st 2015
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*looks at score of game, looks at team that dealt it...*
Jun 22nd 2015
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the red sox are an extremely blacktino lineup this season
Jun 22nd 2015
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bshelly
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1. "I love that not even Boston fans think that the team can get AA FAs anym..."
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but, yeah, this some classic Boston shit that will play great on EEI.

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6. "nobody listens to eei anymore dingus. "
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2. "He's got tremendous physical talent but lacks intangibles."
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8. "he needs more Jeterness"
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3. "are they talking bout porcello over there?"
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9. ": )"
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4. "white women are pretending to be negroes"
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11. "Add Pablo Sandoval to the list"
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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/06/18/jones-is-red-sox-pablo-sandoval-focused-on-baseball-or-instagram/




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12. "dude should have stayed his ass in Frisco..."
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you're beloved, always in it at the end and NOT poor. Is it really that hard? Get money, get titles and have a fan base that's enamored with you.

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13. "I guess he never saw Hanley play before?"
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he is useless other than hitting and is never healthy.

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14. "I was going to say"
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the transition to the OF from SS isn't going smoothly

Jays will have to have the same discussion with Reyes in the near future

Boston's pitching should take a good portion of the blame though, it's been mostly awful for the season

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15. "he had a questionable glove at SS"
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and he played that position his whole life. So to put him in the OF was stupid right off the bat. I would guess his struggles out there are affecting him every where else.

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16. "lf at fenway should be considerably easier "
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for anyone.

  

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17. "if he sucks at the position he played his whole life"
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moving to OF will be difficult no matter the ballpark. He is a DH. Get him there before he injures himself even more. Oh wait you already have a fat contract there that cant field.

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18. "uhhh, ortiz has been really productive in his old age"
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and he'll be retiring soon, so good point.

  

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19. "Orbit_Exhausted's formal response:"
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The Red Sox have a centerfielder named Mookie Betts
who is playing well, featuring one of blackest Wikipedia
"personal life" sections in all of sports:


"Betts is a nephew of Terry Shumpert, who played parts of 14
seasons with several MLB teams."

"Betts' parents chose his name in part to form the initials
MLB, matching those of Major League Baseball. He has attributed
his nickname Mookie to his parents watching former NBA guard
Mookie Blaylock play basketball shortly after Betts was born."



Don't know or care if he got a white momma or daddy. That is
very, very, very, very, very black.


Plus, the Dominican Republic is exterminating Haitians again, so
while I care about Hanley and Panda being disrespected (I really do),
my overall stake in the sustenance of blackness in this galaxy
(starting in Boston) must be shifted to protecting Mookie at the
moment.

I'll ruminate and might have further comments on my
Black-tino clients at a later date.


  

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20. "Re:Haitians"
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The Bahamas is too

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21. "RE: Orbit_Exhausted's formal response:"
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>Plus, the Dominican Republic is exterminating Haitians again,

along with the Bahamas


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22. "*looks at score of game, looks at team that dealt it...*"
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*looks at Sux manager with Corporate Eyebrow*

  

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23. "the red sox are an extremely blacktino lineup this season"
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Boegarts, Ortiz, Sandoval, Ramirez, Castillo and now De Aza. they've actually been quite clever--keep 3 or so white guys to perform necessary whiteness functions for the corporate racists (Pedroia to "lead" as a vet, Holt to be scrappy/outperform expectations like Pedroia used to, Swihart to play the Varitek role) and surround them with Blacktinos.

with a sprinkling of BLACK too from Betts and maybe Bradley Jr. but he looks to be a post-hype borderline MLB guy.

now the shittastic pitching is lily white (and Japanese). and sucking. except for one of their half decent relievers (Ogandi--blacktino) and their saving grace rookie from Venezuela who isn't blacktino, i don't think. but if he is (same skin tone as Pablo, can we get a ruling?), then he and Moncada count and i'd have to go ahead and challenge you to find a more blacktino team than the sox this season.


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