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Chris Sale is Hands Down the best Pitcher in Baseball

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Red Sox Talk: Chris Sale is Hands Down the best Pitcher in Baseball

Chris Sale has had his ups and downs with the Red Sox this year, but his performance on the mound has been nothing short of stellar.  He has had to deal with low Run support throughout most of the year.  Yet now things have changed for the better as his Strikeout Numbers now reach over 200, this season.

Have a game will ya! He is the 4th Pitcher in MLB History to reach 200 Strikeouts in 20 or fewer starts.  This right here is Cy Young material.  No one is even on the same planet as him, never-mind what level!

I think the best thing he has shown us, Red Sox Fans, is that he can be consistent even when the Runs aren’t there.  Now, this is a guy who has not yet tasted the feel of October Baseball.  He has never pitched a playoff game but you can tell.  I mean you can really tell that this guy is hungry for a taste of the Playoff Pie.  He will give it his all especially since the Red Sox right now are a Playoff team.

Listen last night’s game showed how dominant Chris Sale is.  He went 7 Innings of Shutout Baseball, with 11 Ks.  He allowed just 3 Hits and a Walk and came out with the Win last night [Wednesday] against the Seattle Mariners.  His Record for Wins is now [13-4].  This guy is just carrying the Team to these Wins.  He goes deep into games and has a 96 mph fastball that can strike out the side.  What can you not love about his performance?

Sale doesn’t give up many Walks and his Strikeouts to Walks is 211/27.  His Innings pitched is one of the best at 148.1.  His ERA is 2.37  and hitters are only hitting .192 against him.  I mean he is doing everything he can to get the “W” for the Red Sox.

I think that he has plenty in the tank to take the Team into the Playoffs.  Being now up one Game on the New York Yankees, the Red Sox look like they will be in the Playoffs.  The question now is can they continue to give Sale the Run Support he needs?  Can they give him consistency?  But also will Sale be able to carry the Team in a Playoff situation?  I believe the answers to these is a definitive ‘Yes’!  I may be reading Tea Leaves, and if I’m reading them correctly, I think we can expect great things from the Red Sox at the end of the Season!

I mean look at it this way Sale has already proven himself to be a Cy Young award winner after what he has done so far this year.  Now he just has to go up there, to the mound, and get those Wins each start.  No pressure!  No, but seriously he is on a tear and I don’t think that any Pitcher can match him right now.  Pressure?  This guy lives for tough outings and I think that deep down Red Sox Fans will remember this Season.  I’m sure out there somewhere some father will be telling his Son about how Chris Sale is pitching.  And they will undoubtedly be practicing gripping the ball just as Chris Sale does.

Hey, this isn’t some fairy tale dream or movie I’m talking about.  I remember when Roger Clemens was on the mound and my older brother had one of those Roger Clemens’ Pitching Booklet.  I spent hours looking it over and learning about how to throw every pitch.

That hand me down stuff is real!  And that is the kind Pitching that Sale is showing us, Legendary Cheese!  Woot, woot!

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WEEI To Close Its Doors On Friday

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Boston sports radio station WEEI is set to close its doors on Friday amidst some highly controversial storylines.

The station is going to be stopping all broadcasts this Friday between 6 am- 6 pm with the entire company attending an all-day mandatory sensitivity training.

The company claimed in a press release that it is trying to put in place policies and procedures that are more align with their listeners and the City of Boston. This move comes after two major national incidents portrayed the station in a highly negative light with Alex Reimer calling Tom Brady’s daughter a “pissant” and Christian Fauria imitating Brady’s agent Don Yee.

These two incidents are not truly isolated though with morning show host Kirk Minihane always stirring the pot and going after anyone he dares too including media giant Boston Globe which is owned by Red Sox owner John Henry who has a radio contract with WEEI.

WEEI’s decision to go dark and refocus their staff has been met with some serious controversy with some supporting the decision but the general feeling is negative. The people who are looking at this in the negative light are seeing it as a serious form of censorship, a censorship that was clearly heard on the airwaves on Wednesday with Minihane saying repeatedly that they are going to do the worst radio show in America and hope they finish last in the rating book.

Ultimately this will likely kill WEEI as a radio station once again which is unfortunate since the Kirk and Callahan program has helped the station launch itself back into relevancy.  At this point, it looks like Minihane might be thinking of greener pastures.

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Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Title Should Be Vacated For Illegal Play

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The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII but they did so illegally.

According to the NFL rulebook, former officials, and common sense the Eagles ran an illegal play on the Nick Foles touchdown catch trick play. Philly lined up illegally on the play with the officials during the game going with the wrong judgment call on the play. With the play being in the trick variety the officials during the game should have been even more aware of what is legal and what isn’t legal.

While this particular play didn’t decide the game it did result in points for the Eagles and impacted the final outcome of a Super Bowl.

Generally, when the Patriots are accused of doing something illegal it becomes a massive national story that doesn’t die with calls of win and to have their title stripped from them.

For that reason, I have taken it upon myself to demand that the Eagles have their title vacated and a long painful investigation with massive reports and then have counter reports with the team’s notes released.

None of this will happen, and it shouldn’t. But in the pursuit of being fair, it may be necessary.

If you haven’t guessed it at this point I am not actually serious about any of this, but the purpose of this was to point out the hypocritical nature of the media and their hatred of the New England Patriots.

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WEEI Censoring Kirk And Callahan With Station Advertisers Pulling Out

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The number one morning program in Boston is getting a makeover.

That program is, of course, WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan program that has been number 1 in the rating book for the last 6 months. Much of the show’s success can be attributed to Kirk Minihane who is widely known as a host that is willing to say anything and go after anyone. But now it is looking like WEEI is putting a muzzle on their prized horse in a move that might tank the station.

WEEI’s bosses have allegedly directed the show’s personalities to tone down the rhetoric and avoid certain subjects like attacking the hypocritical Boston Globe and their writing staff.

The reason for this censorship is unclear but with some advertisers pulling out from WEEI it could be the primary reason for WEEI’s change of heart. Advertisers have been pulling out for a variety of reasons with national incidents occurring with Alex Reimer calling Tom Brady’s daughter a “pissant” and Christian Fauria making a poor impression of Brady’s agent Don Yee.

Both incidents occurred at different times but within weeks of each other. The Boston Globe among other media outlets have crucified WEEI for these incidents.

Interestingly enough the Globe and their writers have gone out of their way to write negative outlook articles on WEEI which may or may not have attributed to censoring of radio personalities whose main job is to drive in ratings.

Always interesting to see a station running away from ratings by killing the only product that has them in first. Can’t imagine this will end well for the personalities involved or the station which is owned by Entercom.

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