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Thread: The Bitter Rivals Thread

  1. #10601
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    Unhappy

    BTW, here's a good barometer of where both of our franchises are at right now...

    CBS Sports: In case it only seemed like the AL East was in a period of decline, this ought to prove it: For the first time in All-Star game history, the Yankees and Red Sox, combined, won't have a single player in the American League's starting lineup. Not one, since the brainchild of Chicago Tribune Sports Editor Arch Ward inaugurated in 1933. The lone exception: 1945, when the All-Star game was canceled because of travel restrictions related to World War II.

    Check it yourself. Here's a list of All-Star starters for the Red Sox. Here's a list of Yankees.

    The Axis powers were among those to blame in '45. But it's not like this time we can blame Kansas City Royals fans, who voted seven of their players into the game, which is set to be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday night. The Yankees and Red Sox didn't come close to electing any starters this year. Boston's Xander Bogaerts did the best among the AL East titans, finishing fourth among AL shortstops, roughly 8 million votes behind leader Alcides Escobar. Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees finished fifth among designated hitters, about 7 million behind Nelson Cruz of the Mariners. Yankees outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran finished 10th and 15th, respectively. (Hey, where were Yankees fans on Brett Gardner?)

    This is the nadir. What about the zenith of Yankees-Red Sox All-Star starter power? In 1939, they combined for eight of the nine starters, including six Yankees, when the game came to "The House That Ruth Built." Hank Greenberg of the Tigers was the exception at first base, with Lou Gehrig coming off the bench. (See? Yankees manager Joe McCarthy was fair about it.) In all 14 of the 25 players on the AL roster in '39 came from the Yankees and Red Sox.

    This season, Mark Teixeira, Dellin Betances and Gardner represent the Yankees, who are assured of first place heading into the break. The lone Red Sox representative is utility man Brock Holt.

    It's been noted by several outlets that the Yankees and Red Sox don't have any starters, but Bob Matthews of Newsradio 1180 WHAM-AM in Rochester, N.Y. appears to have scooped everyone on the "first time in history" part. "WHAM!" is right.

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    Well, how about that Trout kid!

    Looks like game #7 is a home game fellas'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMan View Post
    Well, how about that Trout kid!

    Looks like game #7 is a home game fellas'!
    How come the Yanks didn't snap up that kid from Jersey?!?!?!?!
    "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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    Red face See, "clean & sober" works well for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMan View Post
    Well, how about that Trout kid!

    Looks like game #7 is a home game fellas'!

    Nice to see you're looking forward to game 7 of this season's World Series at Fenway Park! -



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    Looks like your therapy's finally working. Good for you! It took a while, (12 years now) Let's all thank God for this miracle! - -
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  5. #10605
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    Thumbs up



    I just realized that Bitter Rivals has been viewed, worldwide, over three-quarters of a million times! Amazing.

    Ken Fougère


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenFougere View Post
    Nice to see you're looking forward to game 7 of this season's World Series at Fenway Park! -



    If game #7 of the 2015 World Series is at Fenway Park, I'll be pulling for the Saux.

    ...and, if I can get tickets, I'll probably drive my flying pig* to the game.





    [*i.e. "When pigs fly."]
    Last edited by YankeeMan; 07-16-2015 at 05:57 AM.

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    Post 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2015

    Other "notables" on the list:
    #12 Overall/#3 MLB: Boston Red Sox
    #20 Overall/#4 NBA: Boston Celtics


    Last edited by YankeeMan; 07-16-2015 at 06:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMan View Post
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    If game #7 of the 2015 World Series is at Fenway Park, I'll be pulling for the Saux.

    ...and, if I can get tickets, I'll probably drive my flying pig* to the game.





    [*i.e. "When pigs fly."]
    Gee-wiz buddy. Who would get the other ticket? -
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  9. #10609
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenFougere View Post
    Gee-wiz buddy. Who would get the other ticket? -
    The Bambino of course... Unless Elvis wants to come.

  10. #10610
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    Cool I believe that enabled us to win RING #1

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMan View Post
    The Bambino of course... Unless Elvis wants to come.
    If that's the case...

    It was definitely an incomplete pass as per the "Tuck Rule" and in no way a fumble!

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    Don't look now but the Yankees farm club just traded for Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist. How well do the Yanks play in Kansas City in case this is the matchup in the playoffs?
    "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
    "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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