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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:15 PM
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Yankees Sweep Bosox in Fenway (5 games)
The afternoon game today brought to a close the Boston Massacre, Part II. Yankees win 2-1, going 6.5 up on the Sox in the AL East, and putting the Sox 4.5 behind in the Wild Card standings, with Chicago staying strong and the Twins surging.

Ugly day for the Red Sox Nation.

Go Yankees!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:18 PM
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1. WoooooHooooOOoooo!!!!
Haha!

*dances happy dance*

:P :P
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:22 PM
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2. wow...that shit was beyond ugly
the Bosox picked a good time to pack it all in after leading the division a good part of the year....i guess i should have seen it coming after they went 1-5 against Tampa and KC
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:04 PM
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4. no doubt
and not to offend KC Royal fans, but I don't even know, logically, how the hell the Royals can even win a game, their line up...whew...weak as can be, pitching, two decent pithers...bullpen--->sucks...and they whoop the bosox! Makes no sense, but thats baseball for you...I remember a time, back in the mid 90's, when the M's sucked, but they would beat good teams, and then lose to all the crappy ones....makes no sense, but its baseball... :)

Sorry Bosox nation...but there is still a lot of baseball left...there is hope, but my M's are toast... :(
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:05 PM
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5. Kinda sucks that they schooled us awhile back huh?
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NYYFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:32 PM
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3. I'm freakin' ecstatic !!!!
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 03:35 PM by NYYFan
:woohoo:

:woohoo:

:woohoo:
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:01 PM
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6. I'm with ya all the way Candice.....
:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:

:hi: :hug: :loveya:
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:06 PM
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7. Now only if the braves could find a way to win
I could sleep through October!

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MikeyJones Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:08 PM
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8. Kiss my red ass
And tell Derek Jeter and the rest of his pom pom squad to suck it!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:09 PM
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9. This is all I have to say to that...


:P
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:11 PM
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10. nice shirt
kinda sums it all up...but the yanks still suck!... :P
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:13 PM
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11. Thanks! I like the shirt.
Anyway Sox rhymes with Sux for a reason...just saying...

:P
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:14 PM
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12. yeah, yeah...
to bad all the talent/money they haven't won in 5yrs....just saying, best team on paper, and they get beat by...marlins, angels(twice), diamondbacks, and the sox...who on paper, were worse teams...just saying... :)
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:15 PM
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13. You're a Mariners fan
You should just sit back and shut your mouth. :-)
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:19 PM
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15. yeah yeah
but seriously, how the hell do the yanks ever lose? damn, most teams are lucky to have 3 bonafide hitters, and if you split the yanks line up into three three man teams, you got a fantastic base to build a great team around...example

1. Jeter, Posada, Bernie Williams

2. Abreau, Giambi, Sheffield

3. Damon, A-rod, Matsui...

I can't even think of a NL team that has a bonafide 3 man lineup, that consistantly hit/power/onbase %...closest I can think of is, Pujols, Edmonds, Rolen, but edmonds is recovering....whew, with a roster like the yankee's, how in the hell do the lose?...damn... :P
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:28 PM
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16. The fact that the Yankees don't win every year disproves your thesis
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:29 PM by alcibiades_mystery
For however so much you imagine that they've "bought" an unstoppable team, the fact is that baseball tends to even stuff out, and the Yankees sometimes win, and sometimes lose, just like any other team.

It could also be that you're segmenting out what is a team operation. Is Posada as good as he is without Jeter? Is Matsui as strong without those who precede and follow him? You can't know. Besides, your line-ups are screwy. Williams hasn't played top-notch ball in two years or so, and was supposed to retire after last year. He is deployed as a utility player. Matsui and Sheff have been out nearly all season, which is why the Yankees picked up Abreu. Maybe the Red Sox should have tried to make some moves around the trade deadline so they wouldn't humiliate themselves in their own house this way, huh?
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:36 PM
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17. I'm talking on paper only
:) On paper, the yank's should never lose, but again, its baseball, and weird things happen...aka, yanks lose to marlins, and bosox get swept by the royals(worse team in baseball i think)....

I don't know about the segmenting...Arod was good, before going to the yanks, Abreu was, damon was, sheffield was..giambi was...Giambi/Arod were former mvps...I can understand your point of them being better, with the other talent around them, but a lot of them were good prior to becoming yankees...the exception, matsui, williams, jeter, posada, because they have been yanks their whole career(i believe!)...and you are right, I cannot know about them...but Giami, Arod, Damon, Sheffield, Abreu were all stars before going to new york...

I know Sheffield/Matsui have been out, and thats why the Yanks got Abreu, and from what I heard via espn, the bosox were trying to get Abreu also...things happen in baseball, that don't make sense. And the Yanks not winning world series titles, with that talent/team, is one of those things, to me that doesn't make sense, on paper, they should dominate, and cruise through teams, but again, they don't...but its apart of the game...

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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:47 PM
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18. In fact, they've had about a 25% success rate the last 100 years
and six titles since free agency was adopted in the mid-70's. All of which means, I'm agreeing with you. The Yankees go home empty-handed the vast majority of the time, no matter how much they spend, which is a tribute to the great and unfathomable game of baseball. It's not a power game, where you seize the other team by the throat and choke them to death like football or even basketball. A young Francisco Rodriguez can come from nowhere and dominate the postseason, Josh Beckett can take over a Series, a hearty band of idiots can shock a bunch of high-priced players who wilt in the clutch, etc., etc.

For the hard core Yankee Haters, the game itself takes a back seat to the importance of venting their own spleen. "I hate the Yankees, wah, wah, wah. We love our team and their fans only care about winning." Meantime, Red Sox fans are being duped by their owners, who charge the highest prices per ticket in baseball, are positively farting positive cash flow, and who can't add the extra year to a contract to keep Johnny Damon from solving the Yankees' leadoff hitter and center fielder woes. Keep Pedro, and Derek Lowe and you don't have to trade your top two prospects for Josh Beckett. You could even have something resembling a starting pitching rotation and a bright young team. But, no, it's more fun to scream about George's wallet.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:19 PM
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14. Eh, the Angels will kick the Yankees' asses when they come to town!
:evilgrin:

And I'm not kidding either - the Yankees have an insane number of losses against the Angels at home, especially going back the last four years.
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