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  • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
    Who set the no-facial hair rules in the Reds camp? The late Marge Schott?

    For Girardi, I guess he's being kept around because he'd preceded Posada and mentored him. I'm unsure if he'll ever even become a coach. Of the ex-Yankee coaches, Girardi, Mazilli and Randolph have managed, but only Randolph was appreciated by the fans, players and FO. Willie never managed in the minors either. In fact, neither did Yogi.
    Actually, Mad Marge rescinded it in '99 when the Reds got Greg Vaughn. It was Sparky Anderson and Bob Howsam who instituted the rule in '72 at the same time that Finley was paying the A's to get hairy. When Anderson took over the Tigers in '79, he "suggested" that the Tigers become clean-shaven, but those who had mustaches didn't get rid of them. Sad to say, some of Anderson's old Red coaches who became managers tried to institute clean-shaven rules...Alex Grammas with the Brewers and Vern Rapp with the Cardinals. We all know that those two didn't last more than 2 years...Rapp got axed after 1 1/8 seasons highlighted by hiw war with al Hrabosky. The rule was ingrained into Reds ownership and after a poll in the local papers showed that most fans favored eliminating the rule, Mad Marge said Greg Vaughn could keep his goatee.

    Girardi is a idiot...he instituted similar rules and did other nice things like beat the crap out of Scott Olsen, wish out loud thet he could replace Dusty Baker at wrigley and then tells his boss to shut up in public. Like I said before, not many players in Miami cried tears over Joey Pitbull's departure. For a guy who has a industrial engineering degree, he sure as hell didn't use it while managing the Marlins. Doubt he'll ever manage the yankees. you think king George wants somebody to tell HIM to shut up? Doubtful...
    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan
      Hey Boston? How are things right now? Lost four straight?

      We are getting closer. Nervous already?

      At this pace we will have overtaken the Sawks at the end of July.
      Not nervous just frustrated with our lack of hitting at the moment, but it will come around sooner rather than later. Keep praying! :nosleep:
      Dustin Pedroia was asked what the Red Sox need to do to turn it around. They have lost six straight and 14 of 21.
      “I don’t know. I’m not a magic person. I just play second base,” he said.

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      • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan
        Hey Boston? How are things right now? Lost four straight?

        We are getting closer. Nervous already?

        At this pace we will have overtaken the Sawks at the end of July.
        I noticed you ended your post with a praying smilie . . .
        (you'll need 'His' intervention for that to happen).
        Ken Fougère

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        • No need to worry.

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          • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
            I noticed you ended your post with a praying smilie . . .
            (you'll need 'His' intervention for that to happen).
            No. He must be a Bosox fan. Otherwise we would not have all the trouble with injured players (most pitchers)...

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            • Originally posted by Mr. Pinstripes
              This is the correct Red Sox mirror. Get out of our way.

              Touché . . . .
              Ken Fougère

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              • :disbelief: - 8 2/3 innings. So-o-o close . . . -

                Ken Fougère

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                • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                  :disbelief: - 8 2/3 innings. So-o-o close . . . -

                  And he DIDN'T hurt his hamstring.

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                  • Originally posted by Williamsburg2599 View Post
                    And he DIDN'T hurt his hamstring.
                    Gives the pipsqueak kid a swift kick in the rear!

                    Now then, please be quiet and stop getting on Phil Hughes' case.

                    -The Grand Poobah

                    Now then, congrats to Schill. With that performance, he coulda been a Yankee. Of course, you can have him the other 4 days. He'd be a horse for us and a horse's ... ... the other 4 days for you folks.
                    Please read Baseball Fever Policy and Forum FAQ before posting. 2007-11 CBA
                    Rest very peacefully, John “Buck” O'Neil (1911-2006) & Philip Francis “Scooter” Rizzuto (1917-2007)
                    THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
                    Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                    • Looks like the Yankees got to deal with steel-working swashbucklers, while for the Red Sox, we get to deal with snakes in Arizona. Should be an easy series for the Bronx Bomber$, right? We'll see this interleague play weekend.

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                      • Originally posted by Solair Wright View Post
                        Looks like the Yankees got to deal with steel-working swashbucklers, while for the Red Sox, we get to deal with snakes in Arizona. Should be an easy series for the Bronx Bomber$, right? We'll see this interleague play weekend.
                        I've seen seasons start where the Yanks dealt with teams like Anaheim and Oakland and Beantown played the KCs and TBs of the world. Last I've heard, you play who you play.

                        We've taken 2 of 3 twice from some other team out there. Gee, I wonder who that could be? Oh, speaking of which, wonderful av, BTW!

                        Speaking of the clutch-o-meter, Big Poopy got his GWH by some solo HR in the 1st inning. Alexander the Great got us some serious insurance runs on a 2-run grand salami! (6-foot superhero sandwich)

                        Where did Ortiz hide his clutch? He's no longer automatic. :gt
                        Please read Baseball Fever Policy and Forum FAQ before posting. 2007-11 CBA
                        Rest very peacefully, John “Buck” O'Neil (1911-2006) & Philip Francis “Scooter” Rizzuto (1917-2007)
                        THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
                        Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                        • Originally posted by Mattingly
                          Not necessarily. He's doing better than Giambi, but when a position player trounces the top DH, me thinks that someone's not doing their job. Oh, and why was that game 1-zip? Only 1 run? Curt should've had an off night and lost by 3-1 instead.

                          Anyway, a great article I saw in today's paper and managed to find on the web (even though the pic is sorta tiny):


                          From l.: Jim Leyritz, Graig Nettles,
                          Goose Gossage, Bill Lee, Luis Tiant
                          and Jim Rice.


                          Everybody's safe as Sox, Yanks meet

                          What?????????????????

                          THE SPACEMAN HOBNOBBING WITH NETTLES??????????????????

                          Leyritz also played for the Sox briefly as well...
                          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                          • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                            What?????????????????

                            THE SPACEMAN HOBNOBBING WITH NETTLES??????????????????

                            Leyritz also played for the Sox briefly as well...
                            It's a real article, real photo on pg 56 of today's NY Daily News in the "In the Casinos" section (it was at Foxwoods in CT).

                            Anyway, after the niceties, I'm wondering if Nettles slugged Spaceman again. Or vice versa. Oh well, enough gibberish from me for one day!
                            Please read Baseball Fever Policy and Forum FAQ before posting. 2007-11 CBA
                            Rest very peacefully, John “Buck” O'Neil (1911-2006) & Philip Francis “Scooter” Rizzuto (1917-2007)
                            THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
                            Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                            • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                              What?????????????????

                              THE SPACEMAN HOBNOBBING WITH NETTLES??????????????????

                              Leyritz also played for the Sox briefly as well...
                              So now you can see that this rivalry is nothing but air. When you see Red Sox players hug Yankee players before the game, you may wonder how they look at it.

                              At least it gives the media something to bring home the bread. And the fans will buy it, unfortunately.

                              Just my :twocents:

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                              • "Much like the Yankees, the New York media is a total disgrace."

                                I love that first line, anyways the Boston media crushed the Yankee media a couple days ago in the annual baseball game. From The LoHud Yankees blog:


                                New York media loses to Boston

                                Much like the Yankees, the New York media is a total disgrace.

                                Our long winning streak against the Boston media came to an end this morning as we were beaten 14-7 at Fenway Park. It was our first loss since 2001.

                                We were up 4-0 after knocking around Tony Massarotti of the Herald in the first inning. But our pitching and defense didn’t hold up. Tyler Kepner of the Times hung in until the bottom of the third when assorted defensive mistakes did us in.

                                Then, believe it or not, we nearly had a brawl with the Boston media. New York reliever Bob Klapisch accidentally hit Boston Spanish radio broadcaster Uri Berenguer in the helmet with a pitch.

                                Berenguer took Kevin Youkilis-like exception to the pitch and tempers flared on both sides. Boston manager Carl Beane, the Fenway Park PA announcer, had to be held back from attacking a few of our guys. Beane manages the game wearing an entire Red Sox uniform. I kid you not.

                                I will say this about the New York media, we don’t back down when the benches clear. We were more riled up than the Yankees were on Friday night. I wish I were kidding, but I’m not. We were a few seconds away from a full-out scrap.

                                The game finished without further incident. In our defense, much like the Yankees, we were missing several key players. But that’s no excuse. I was no help, striking out twice.

                                GM Ken Davidoff of Newsday promised to, “pursue every avenue to improve the team. I will do my due diligence. I’ll have a lot of sleepless nights, I promise you.”

                                There was plenty of fun, however. My sister Karen and my brother-in-law Dave were in the stands along with my niece, Leah. They were able to walk around the field before the game and Dave and I played catch in the shadow of The Green Monster. Karen took a bunch of photos.

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