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The Red Sox contend that Alex Rodriguez was faking it when he didn't realize he hit a Tim Wakefield knuckleball for a three-run homer in the top of the seventh that propelled the Yankees to a 7-5 win Tuesday night.

 

"The guy's got 450 career home runs, he doesn't know when he squares one up?" said Boston catcher Doug Mirabelli. "I don't believe that." -Home run expert, Doug Mirabelli

 

"I was surprised by it," A-Rod said of being asked about Mirabelli's quote. "Especially since the other guy [Ramirez] stood there like the Statue of Liberty."

 

(nomaas)

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The Red Sox contend that Alex Rodriguez was faking it when he didn't realize he hit a Tim Wakefield knuckleball for a three-run homer in the top of the seventh that propelled the Yankees to a 7-5 win Tuesday night.

 

"The guy's got 450 career home runs, he doesn't know when he squares one up?" said Boston catcher Doug Mirabelli. "I don't believe that." -Home run expert, Doug Mirabelli

 

"I was surprised by it," A-Rod said of being asked about Mirabelli's quote. "Especially since the other guy [Ramirez] stood there like the Statue of Liberty."

 

(nomaas)

Ok and who is doug mariabelli again?

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The Red Sox contend that Alex Rodriguez was faking it when he didn't realize he hit a Tim Wakefield knuckleball for a three-run homer in the top of the seventh that propelled the Yankees to a 7-5 win Tuesday night.

 

"The guy's got 450 career home runs, he doesn't know when he squares one up?" said Boston catcher Doug Mirabelli. "I don't believe that." -Home run expert, Doug Mirabelli

 

"I was surprised by it," A-Rod said of being asked about Mirabelli's quote. "Especially since the other guy [Ramirez] stood there like the Statue of Liberty."

 

(nomaas)

Did A-rod really say that about Manny?

 

We may be in for a fun summer if he did.

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Did A-rod really say that about Manny?

 

We may be in for a fun summer if he did.

 

Well it is the truth, Mirabelli's comment is pure speculation (from a career .163 hitter mind you)

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Ok and who is doug mariabelli again?

 

He is pretty much theonly guy in baseball who can catch for a knuckleball pitcher a.k.a tim wakefield. Mirabelli was on the team for about 3 years, but the Sox did not sign him in the off season. Once the Sox saw how ineffective Josh Bard was at catching the knuckleball, they traded bard and cash to the Padres for Mirabelli. That was the game that he was escorted in a police car from the airport just to make the yanks-sox gamer on time.

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He is pretty much theonly guy in baseball who can catch for a knuckleball pitcher a.k.a tim wakefield. Mirabelli was on the team for about 3 years, but the Sox did not sign him in the off season. Once the Sox saw how ineffective Josh Bard was at catching the knuckleball, they traded bard and cash to the Padres for Mirabelli. That was the game that he was escorted in a police car from the airport just to make the yanks-sox gamer on time.

they traded Mirabelli to the Padres in the off season for Mark Loretta...he wasnt a FA who signed elsewhere, he was traded by the sox and then they traded again to get him back.

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He is pretty much theonly guy in baseball who can catch for a knuckleball pitcher a.k.a tim wakefield. Mirabelli was on the team for about 3 years, but the Sox did not sign him in the off season. Once the Sox saw how ineffective Josh Bard was at catching the knuckleball, they traded bard and cash to the Padres for Mirabelli. That was the game that he was escorted in a police car from the airport just to make the yanks-sox gamer on time.

it was a joke lol :LMAO:

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they traded Mirabelli to the Padres in the off season for Mark Loretta...he wasnt a FA who signed elsewhere, he was traded by the sox and then they traded again to get him back.

 

o my bad. How retarted can u get to trade the only catcher than can catch ur knuckleballer.

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o my bad. How retarted can u get to trade the only catcher than can catch ur knuckleballer.

You're joking right? Loretta is a former batting champion and would fill a big hole at second. He has proved already to be a perfect #2 hitter and also, can hurt the Yankees big time. Mirabelli is practically a career .180 hitter. I think the Sox raped SD in this deal, especially since they got him back for a minor leaguer and Bard.

 

I think any team in the league would sacrifice a catcher once every five days for a player the caliber of Loretta.

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You're joking right? Loretta is a former batting champion and would fill a big hole at second. He has proved already to be a perfect #2 hitter and also, can hurt the Yankees big time. Mirabelli is practically a career .180 hitter. I think the Sox raped SD in this deal, especially since they got him back for a minor leaguer and Bard.

 

I think any team in the league would sacrifice a catcher once every five days for a player the caliber of Loretta.

 

understandable, but you should test ur backup plan b4 u realize it doesnt work. Bard was horrendous with wakefield, and Vartek is known to have problems with him. Although Loretta is filling the gap nicely, if u keep having 6-7 past balls a game, ur not going to win because that will lead to bigger problems. But the Sox got an amazing deal out of this becuase they got loretta, and ended up with mirabelli again.

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understandable, but you should test ur backup plan b4 u realize it doesnt work. Bard was horrendous with wakefield, and Vartek is known to have problems with him. Although Loretta is filling the gap nicely, if u keep having 6-7 past balls a game, ur not going to win because that will lead to bigger problems. But the Sox got an amazing deal out of this becuase they got loretta, and ended up with mirabelli again.

Thing is, that situation occurs once every five days. Loretta is an outstanding every day player and an excellent glove in the field every single game. And it's not as if Wakefield was a guy they had to have kept. If a situation arose with Wake and the guy catching him, then they could get rid of Wake and find a suitable replacement. Obviously, that would not be an ideal situation for them but he is replaceable and Loretta is an outstanding player. And Bard is a better hitting catcher then Doug. He could've made up for the passed balls and things such as that.

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Thing is, that situation occurs once every five days. Loretta is an outstanding every day player and an excellent glove in the field every single game. And it's not as if Wakefield was a guy they had to have kept. If a situation arose with Wake and the guy catching him, then they could get rid of Wake and find a suitable replacement. Obviously, that would not be an ideal situation for them but he is replaceable and Loretta is an outstanding player. And Bard is a better hitting catcher then Doug. He could've made up for the passed balls and things such as that.

 

I will give Loretta the fielding credibility, but I think you are over stating his hitting. Loretta is not a power hitter by any means. While he seems suited to the two hole (.311-1-22) it is not fantastic numbers. This team relies on pitching and defense now, as said by the Boy Wonder, Theo Epstein. The Sox do what they have to in those departments, and get just enough offense to put them ahead. Sure, some nights the bats will explode, but usually that is the case. As for Loretta, he is doing his job both ways.

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I will give Loretta the fielding credibility, but I think you are over stating his hitting. Loretta is not a power hitter by any means. While he seems suited to the two hole (.311-1-22) it is not fantastic numbers. This team relies on pitching and defense now, as said by the Boy Wonder, Theo Epstein. The Sox do what they have to in those departments, and get just enough offense to put them ahead. Sure, some nights the bats will explode, but usually that is the case. As for Loretta, he is doing his job both ways.

No one stated that he is a power hitter and you are avoiding the topic of him for Mirabelli....

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u brought loretta into this. I was talking about Mirabelli. How am I avoidign the topic??

How retarted can u get to trade the only catcher than can catch ur knuckleballer.

You brought up that the trade with Mirabelli was "retarted." So I brought Loretta into this to bring up the fact that the Sox were not retarded for trading Mirabelli.

 

I said Loretta for Mirabelli was a great trade for the Sox, and you went on about how Loretta is being overhyped by me, but not agreeing or disagreeing about the topic at hand, which is if Mirabelli for Loretta was a good trade or not.

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The Red Sox contend that Alex Rodriguez was faking it when he didn't realize he hit a Tim Wakefield knuckleball for a three-run homer in the top of the seventh that propelled the Yankees to a 7-5 win Tuesday night.

 

"The guy's got 450 career home runs, he doesn't know when he squares one up?" said Boston catcher Doug Mirabelli. "I don't believe that." -Home run expert, Doug Mirabelli

 

"I was surprised by it," A-Rod said of being asked about Mirabelli's quote. "Especially since the other guy [Ramirez] stood there like the Statue of Liberty."

 

(nomaas)

 

actually the topic is about mirabelli saying this. We both lose :P

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