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  • Originally posted by Rushfan_2112
    Being a Red Sox fan myself, I'm going to say the $kankees. Then again, I dislike all teams from the NYC/NY state area (excluding the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers, simply because they were lovable losers and I have a very close female friend from Brooklyn), but the $kanks have a special place near my left butt cheek. Down w/ the Evil Empire!
    While it's OK to joke around here, would kindly mind not being so insultive? There are many others here who root for their team and whoever the Yanks play, but at least they speak logically re baseball. Please join them in posting well-informed and intelligently about baseball.

    BTW, they're called the New York Yankees. Thank you!
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    • The Reds-Dodgers rivalry went on for about 20 years, from the Big Red Machine to the 1990 Reds WS squad. Each of them won 5 pennants, while the Reds won 3 WS to the Dodgers 2. They finished first/second in 70,73-78,81,85,88,90 (for a total of 12 seasons out of 21) in the old NL West. To put that in perspective, over the same period, the BoSox and Yanks went 1-2 only 3 times (77,78,86) and the next highest two team was Philly-Pitts 5 times and NYY-Balt. 4 times.
      "Dum vixi, bibi libenter. bibite vos, qui vivitis!" "While I lived, I drank freely, you who still live, drink!" Roman Epitaph B 243

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      • Should be better than ever before !

        Originally posted by Mattingly
        While it's OK to joke around here, would kindly mind not being so insultive? There are many others here who root for their team and whoever the Yanks play, but at least they speak logically re baseball. Please join them in posting well-informed and intelligently about baseball.

        BTW, they're called the New York Yankees. Thank you!

        The Never-Ending Rivalry Resumes Sunday.
        KenFougere
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        • Originally posted by improbus
          The Reds-Dodgers rivalry went on for about 20 years, from the Big Red Machine to the 1990 Reds WS squad. Each of them won 5 pennants, while the Reds won 3 WS to the Dodgers 2. They finished first/second in 70,73-78,81,85,88,90 (for a total of 12 seasons out of 21) in the old NL West. To put that in perspective, over the same period, the BoSox and Yanks went 1-2 only 3 times (77,78,86) and the next highest two team was Philly-Pitts 5 times and NYY-Balt. 4 times.
          I hadn't realized that the Reds-Dodgers rivalry even existed. Once the Dodgers and Giants left NYC, I figured neither had a natural rival anymore. How wrong I was.

          Anyway, you know much about the players at mutual positions from those teams who were most compared? Part of the Brooklyn Dodgers/NY Yankees/NY Giants troika's rivalry is the old "Willie/Mickey", "Yogi/Campy", "Pee Wee/Scooter" rivalries. Who are some of the guys who were most compared, even to this day, from back on the Reds-LA Dodgers?
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          • Re: Should be better than ever before !

            Originally posted by KenFougere
            The Never-Ending Rivalry Resumes !!!
            If Homer Bush is still on the roster in October, he'll be the requisite weak-hitting Yankee with the last name beginning in "B".

            Remember who coined the phrase before it was even mouthed:

            Homer :grouchy Bush
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            • Re: Should be better than ever before !

              Originally posted by KenFougere
              The Never-Ending Rivalry Resumes !!!
              This is all the reassurance I need of a victory...


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              • Re: Re: Should be better than ever before !

                Originally posted by BC498
                This is all the reassurance I need of a victory...
                Please the left side of the infield, too!
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                • Re: Re: Should be better than ever before !

                  Originally posted by Mattingly
                  If Homer Bush is still on the roster in October, he'll be the requisite weak-hitting Yankee with the last name beginning in "B".

                  Remember who coined the phrase before it was even mouthed:

                  Homer :grouchy Bush
                  Your 'Ace-in-the-Hole' is Homer Bush ?
                  I'll place my teams fate in the hands of the strongest starting staff in the American League . . .
                  KenFougere
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                  • Originally posted by Mattingly
                    I hadn't realized that the Reds-Dodgers rivalry even existed. Once the Dodgers and Giants left NYC, I figured neither had a natural rival anymore. How wrong I was.

                    Anyway, you know much about the players at mutual positions from those teams who were most compared? Part of the Brooklyn Dodgers/NY Yankees/NY Giants troika's rivalry is the old "Willie/Mickey", "Yogi/Campy", "Pee Wee/Scooter" rivalries. Who are some of the guys who were most compared, even to this day, from back on the Reds-LA Dodgers?
                    The Reds-Dodgers rivalry was more like the Yanks-Royals rivalry than any other, just two great teams constantly duking it out. There weren't too many position to position battles over the period, mostly because they played contrasting styles. The Reds had one of the greatest offensive teams ever during the 70's, while the Dodgers were very similar to their squads today, heavy in pitching, light on hitting. The Dodgers had guys like Don Sutton, Tommy John, Burt Hooten, then of course Fernando-Mania, Jerry Reuss, Bob Welch, Rick Honeycutt, and of course, Orel. The Reds had the Machine guys, and then swithced over to guys like Dave Parker, Eric Davis, Barry Larkin. It was always a battle of philosophies. This stat blew me away, the Dodgers were in the top two in the NL in ERA 16 of those 21 years. Only in 70,71,79,86,90 were they below second. That is amazing.
                    "Dum vixi, bibi libenter. bibite vos, qui vivitis!" "While I lived, I drank freely, you who still live, drink!" Roman Epitaph B 243

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                    • improbus, very interesting take on a rivalry I hadn't even knew existed. So many times being #1 and #2, I thought that term was mostly used in college basketball.

                      Now let me see if I can respond to Ken:
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                      • I only have these saved, not a link, so please excuse the many posts.

                        Ken, *PLEASE* be careful of the image sizes, as that's becoming more of an issue recently throughout the site.

                        Anyway, you asked for it, and Bucky (also the name of the cat) was also as improbably as Boone was. Hey, who ever thought that Enrique Wilson would own Pedro?
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                        • 3rd of 4, Ken, and it's all yours!
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                          • 4th of 4 (the 5th image was >100k (actually 120k), so I couldn't use it):
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                            • You're doomed . . .

                              Originally posted by Mattingly
                              4th of 4 (the 5th image was >100k (actually 120k), so I couldn't use it):
                              All I can say is that your days are S O numbered . . .
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                              • Re: You're doomed . . .

                                Originally posted by KenFougere
                                All I can say is that your days are S O numbered . . .
                                Next October's number: 86 ... and counting!

                                Next October's other number: 27 ... and counting!
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