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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:15 AM
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Sorry to be partisan but...Go Yankees!
I apologies to all the Red Sox fans here but, we own your ass. 4-0 Sweeeeep!
Oh, yes I did:-D
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aceman2373 Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:17 AM
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1. YOU ARE JUST LUCKY WE SUCK THIS YEAR...
Wait until next year!!! But, we do hold the record for being the only team to ever comeback from a 3-0 defecit in the ALCS. Who were they playing against, hmmm, I can't remember...
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:43 AM
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10. Neither can I....
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:44 AM by WritingIsMyReligion
:D
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:46 AM
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14. Even a broken clock is correct twice a century. LOL nt
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:21 AM
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18. Welcome to DU
Fellow Red Sox fan!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:58 PM
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28. Welcome to DU!


:)
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:19 AM
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2. The Cubbies are sending help to Detroit...watch out!
That's a warning to the Tigers, not the rest of the AL.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:19 AM
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3. As Red Sox fan, this series sux, but the Yankees pitching isn't
anything to be bragging about either.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:20 AM
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4. Shouldn't this be in the lounge? n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:21 AM
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5. Hate the Yankees. Always will.
Yankees suck. Always will.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:27 AM
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6. Ahem...Go Reds
we believe!!!!

:)
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:30 AM
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7. Yankees=Monopoly... baseball dead (nt)
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:31 AM
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8. Go White Sox.
The season is not over yet. :)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:43 AM
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9. Will always hate the Yankees.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:43 AM by WritingIsMyReligion
Bloodsucking grimy fools.

:grr:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:43 AM
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11. YANKEES!
:bounce:

Let's go for the sweep! :bounce:
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IthinkThereforeIAM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:43 AM
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12. The Yankees ceased to be an honorable team when Graig Nettles left...

...and he left for a reason.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:34 AM
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20. I miss Nettles. Now there was a 3rd baseman. Ah, those were the days. nt
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:45 AM
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13. Yanks Kick Ass! :)
Boo hoo boston! LOL You were all, "oh we are so great", just a few weeks ago and now you are back peddling, "oh we just suck this year", blah blah blah.

Sorry to inform you, but you suck every year! LOL

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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:47 AM
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15. Especially the year we whooped Yankee ass in the ALCS.
:eyes:

:P
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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:13 AM
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16. As opposed to
1999 and 2003?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:14 AM
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17. Read my post #14. There's my answer.
Oh by they way, how many division champions did the Yanks win??? oh and how many pennants did Yanks win???? oh and how many world series did Yanks win?????

go Yanks!

When your red sux, get past 5 give me call.

Until then, Yanks rule. LOLOLOLOL.

Or as Jerry Springer always says, "Theeeeee Yankees winnnnn, theeeeee Yankees winnnn"
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IthinkThereforeIAM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:38 AM
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21. And how much did George pay for them...

... I seem to recall George Steinbrenner being one, if not THE innovator of "buy a pennant at any cost" while being convicted for lying in a court of law.

tsk, tsk....... what's next? supporting the liar in the White House just to say "We won!"?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:41 AM
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22. And the Sox have the second highest
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:41 AM by bigwillq
payroll in MLB...so what's your point? :shrug:

Seems like the Sox have no problem paying for a pennant either.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:52 AM
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24. Don't disturb their "We're the Little Underdog" fantasy with that fact
They cherish it too much.

The fact is that the Sox should have bought some relief pitching before thwe trade deadline, but didn't. The other fact is that the Yankees have kept up with the Sox all season without two of their premier hitters (Matsui and Sheffield). These are uncomfortable facts for the Red Sox nation, so they'll tend to fall back into their usual inanities, as if everybody in professional baseball isn't trying to "buy a pennant." Last I remember, the players are paid, so everyone is essentially "buying a pennant." Too bad the Red Sox market can't support the highest payroll, and has to settle for the SECOND highest payroll. And too bad the Red Sox front office refused to even use that to best advantage, doingh jack shit before the trade deadline to strengthen the team. One wonders whether they do such things on purpose, knowing that the demented Red Sox nation loves to lose, and so they make the team lose to keep their fans happy... :rofl:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:20 PM
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35. LOL that's just it, they have buyers remorse. LOL
They got what they paid for! LOL
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:22 PM
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25. Wow, what an insightful observation, a baseball owner pays for players...
You know, I think you have something there!!!

Because it appears that the red sox get theirs for free by the way they play.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:26 PM
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32. Or at least don't act on behalf of their fans
As evidenced by their remarkable non-action before the trading deadline.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:54 PM
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27. Jerry Springer?!
Or as Jerry Springer always says, "Theeeeee Yankees winnnnn, theeeeee Yankees winnnn"

Um, John Sterling, no? Mom and Repuke Stepdad, major Yankee fans, always turn the radio off before he can say it and grate on their nerves!

Actually it'd be interesting to have Jerry Springer as a manager. Billy Martin, eat your heart out! :spank:

Time of the thread, an unmanageable three hours and two minutes... :P
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:24 PM
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30. Sorry, typo, should have said "plays", not says. nt
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:25 AM
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19. for the BoSox fans, a DU history lesson
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:48 AM
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23. Is this another late season collapse for the Bosox?
It looks like it just about now. And for all the Red Sox fans claiming that their team "sucks" this year, y'all were singing a different tune as recently as 40 days ago. Essentially, the Yankees have covered a nine game spread in 40 days, from being 3 1/2 back, to being 5 1/2 up. And this latest Fenway catastrophe may even eliminate the Sox from the post-season. We shall see. Maybe another miraculous comeback, a la 2004, is in the works. But the disgrace at Fenway this weekend argues against it.

Short version: in this series, the Sox were plain old out-managed. Last night's loss is the best example. Ortiz hits an unlikely double in the bottom of the ninth. Walk Manny, obviously. Then a bunt from Youklis, but Youklis has never laid down a sacrifice in the majors, and this one was unsuccessful. Mariano throws a wild pitch, and it's second and third. What to do? Walk a runner, bring the infield in, and let Mariano be Mariano. Strike Out: Two outs. There's no way this game shouldn't be over already, but it isn't. Next batter hits an easy comebacker, and we're done. Yanks go up three in the top of the tenth, and the Sox fall apart again. Finis.

What was amazing through the middle of the season was the Yankees ability to stay close to the Red Sox, even without two of their premier hitters (Matsui and Sheffield). Even playing weakened, the Yankees kept pace. So what happens at the trade deadline: the Yankees grab up a hitter (Abreu), while Boston does nothing. Nothing! Nothing to prop up its flagging bullpen. Nothing to supplement the 7, 8, and 9 spots. Nothing.

And are the fans surprised that the Sox are now in a position where winning an August game is make or break, perhaps the whole season, and certainly any dignity, wrapped up in a Monday afternoon game, trying desperately to avoid a five-game home sweep by their arch-rivals and division leaders, where a loss may truly remove them from even the wild-card race? I'm glad I'm a Yankee supporter here. I'd be pretty pissed if I was a Red Sox fan...
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:32 PM
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26. out managed??
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:33 PM by Pirate looks at 50
i would have to disagree with the concept of joe torre outmanaging anyone this weekend. both teams pitchers sucked (except for randy johnson)were horrible, both had trouble holding leads. the difference was that the sox could not score with runners in scoring position.


oh and btw, remember there are four games in september.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:24 PM
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31. Edit
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 04:03 PM by alcibiades_mystery
And if the Sox sweep the Yankees in the Stadium this time, I'll donate $20 to DU on your behalf.

Outmanaged is correct. The reason the Red Sox couldn't score is because Torre handled there threats well.

On edit: My bad...one is a double header = four games. ;-)
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:27 PM
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33. And if the sox win then, you will then hear the sox fans screaming
about how great their team is. Then playing dumb about their current comments.

But that won't happen because....


THE YANKEES WILL KICK THEIR ASS AGAIN. :) LOLOLOL
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:35 PM
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34. THey all forgot that they were talking a Red Sox sweep as recently
as Thursday morning, and that the Sox were gonna be in first place by the end of the weekend.

:rofl:
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:58 PM
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29. Blergh. nt
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:49 PM
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36. The Massacre is complete!
5 games! WOW!

I hate to say it, but for all the Boston fans, it's pretty much "Well, there's always next year...."

Me thinks there might be a Subway Series brewing here in NYC...
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