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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
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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!
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          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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              • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
                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:

                I doubt former Ajax & Feyenoord voetbal players are that chummy...
                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
                  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:
                  Maybe not, when Schil's no-no was broken up, the Yankee's clubhouse errupted in chears:

                  No Moose Call to Schilling on the Near Miss

                  Until Boston’s Curt Schilling lost a no-hitter Thursday with two outs in the ninth inning at Oakland, the Yankees’ Mike Mussina had the dubious distinction of being the last pitcher to come so close to a no-hitter without getting it.
                  The Yankees watched the end of Schilling’s game in the clubhouse Thursday afternoon. When Shannon Stewart broke up the no-hitter, the room erupted in cheers, players bursting from their seats and shouting.
                  After the Yankees’ 10-3 victory over the White Sox, I kidded with Mussina and asked if he’d send a telegram to Schilling. Mussina, whose perfect game was ruined by Carl Everett on Sept. 2, 2001, sneered. “What?” he cried. “He didn’t get to one strike away!” Then a few of the writers suggested Mussina post on Schilling’s blog. He smiled, I think.
                  Mussina was not very happy to be removed after 6-plus innings and just 79 pitches, and he was not afraid to say it after the game. But he also praised Manager Joe Torre, in general, for winning 2,000 games as a manager, a feat achived by only nine others: Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Sparky Anderson, Bucky Harris, Joe McCarthy, Walter Alston and Leo Durocher. Good company.
                  “I thank the Steinbrenner family for allowing me to do this,” Torre said. “It’s been a great ride. The players have been the best part of it.”

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                  • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
                    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:
                    Someone gave me this link about Nettles. The last two paragraphs say a lot:

                    http://www.funtrivia.com/en/subtopic...es-126741.html
                    Nettles was never known to back away from a fight on the field. What Boston player did he injure during a 1976 brawl, ruining the Red Sox' chances at repeating as American League champs?

                    Bill Lee. It happened on May 20, 1976, and started when Yankee Lou Piniella got into a fight at home plate with Boston catcher Carlton Fisk. In the middle of the fight, Nettles picked up Bill "Spaceman" Lee, and threw him to the ground. Unfortunately, Lee landed on his pitching shoulder, and suffered torn ligaments. He had won 17 games the previous season, so he was missed by Boston while on the disabled list, winning only 5 games that year. The Yankees easily finished in first place. Lee never forgave the Yankees for that incident. I can remember Nettles getting into a melee with George Brett of the KC Royals during the 1977 ALCS, but fortunately, nobody was injured in that one.
                    A Yankee 3Bman and a Beantown catcher ... who'd have thunk it!

                    OK, enough of the 2004 incident, back to baseball. Let's go SNAKES!
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                    • Originally posted by Williamsburg2599 View Post
                      Maybe not, when Schil's no-no was broken up, the Yankee's clubhouse errupted in chears:
                      Hey that is Schilling we are talking about... I don't like the guy either, and not because he is a Red Sock. It's a guy you love to hate.

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                      • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
                        Hey that is Schilling we are talking about... I don't like the guy either, and not because he is a Red Sock. It's a guy you love to hate.

                        Hey...WE love him
                        sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                        • Originally posted by Mattingly
                          Your homeboy keeps *YOU*, a mere Beantowner, as a friend? Sheesh, just when I thought he'd exercised good judgement.

                          Dear Beantown:

                          Please start losing games, as the MIGHTY YANKEES are once again winning as they should, set forth to retake first place, returning it to its rightful owner!

                          Hiya, SDL!

                          Hey..hey's from The Netherlands; I have dual-citizenship there

                          Wife and i are hitting the Tampa Yankees/dunedin Blue Jays game today. i'll be wearing my Sox gear; she'll wear some Mets stuff...
                          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                          • Way to go Roger you just stepped it up to AAAA
                            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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                            • ERA doesn't always translate to wins. Matsuzaka lost on Sunday, despite the score being 2-1 when he'd left.

                              I'm more interested in wins than anything else. You can talk about team ERA, team offense, team defense, but in the end, a team has to win the games it's in.
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                              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 View Post
                                ERA doesn't always translate to wins. Matsuzaka lost on Sunday, despite the score being 2-1 when he'd left.

                                I'm more interested in wins than anything else. You can talk about team ERA, team offense, team defense, but in the end, a team has to win the games it's in.
                                Of course getting the W is the goal in every game
                                but, the better your teams' ERA, offense, defense etc. is, the better your chances of winning more games.
                                Ken Fougère

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