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  • Anyway, what happened to Mariano Rivera yesterday afternoon at a game "on the line?"

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    • I couldn'[t help but note that a certain jackass Knick fan was wearing his Yankee gear at The Staples Center tonight.

      Didn't help. did it you Boston hater!

      Oh, and your movies suck, too, Spike!
      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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      • We get Cincinnati this weekend, and the Yankees get a tougher opponent in Houston. The wanna-be starter (Chamerlain) vs. the Ex-Yank (Chacon) is tonight for New York, and Boston gets Masterson against the surprisingly struggling Aaron Harang. Let's see A-Rod try to hit a home run in the Crawford boxes in Minute Maid Park tonight. Odds are, Carlos Lee catches all of his "going yard" attempts.

        Cincinnati has to deal with a Boston team that blew out Baltimore - and it's a real launching pad there in Great American Ball Park, if you know what I mean.

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        • Originally posted by Solair Wright View Post
          We get Cincinnati this weekend, and the Yankees get a tougher opponent in Houston. The wanna-be starter (Chamerlain) vs. the Ex-Yank (Chacon) is tonight for New York, and Boston gets Masterson against the surprisingly struggling Aaron Harang. Let's see A-Rod try to hit a home run in the Crawford boxes in Minute Maid Park tonight. Odds are, Carlos Lee catches all of his "going yard" attempts.

          Cincinnati has to deal with a Boston team that blew out Baltimore - and it's a real launching pad there in Great American Ball Park, if you know what I mean.
          If that's the case, then how'd those games turn out? Gee, I even hear that the Phillies *PITCHER* got 2 hits on Friday nite.

          http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=280613124

          Don't worry, the Yanks also scored 2 runs. However, *JOBA* the Great managed to do a much better job, and the GWH wasn't delivered in the first inning, unlike the St Lou team.

          Boston can't beat Cincy. Yanks beat Houston, so how's the tougher opponent thing going? Would you prefer to face weaklings for easy wins? That's the loserboy mentality.
          Last edited by Mattingly; 06-14-2008, 01:22 AM.
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          • Originally posted by SDL View Post
            I couldn'[t help but note that a certain jackass Knick fan was wearing his Yankee gear at The Staples Center tonight.

            Didn't help. did it you Boston hater!

            Oh, and your movies suck, too, Spike!
            Hey, at least somebody on the court loves you folks. Considering that nobody else does!

            Kobe Bryant to Curt Schilling: 'Go Yankees'
            Much has been made about Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling sitting courtside at Game 2 of the Celtics-Lakers series in Boston and then blogging afterwards about how he thought that Lakers captain Kobe Bryant is too harsh on his teammates. In fact, the exact words "bitch at his teammates" were used in Schilling's post about Bryant.

            Well, after Wednesday's practice in L.A., Bryant responded to Schilling's claims. And while KB24's response was just two words, it was certainly MVP-worthy. When asked what he thought about Schilling's blog, Kobe simply replied:

            "Go Yankees."
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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
              Hey, at least somebody on the court loves you folks. Considering that nobody else does!

              Kobe Bryant to Curt Schilling: 'Go Yankees'

              Oh, did I mention, I post there as well? I responded to that thread and let's just say I won't be sending any Xmas cards to Kobe anytime soon
              Last edited by SDL; 06-14-2008, 01:44 AM.
              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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              • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                Hey, at least somebody on the court loves you folks. Considering that nobody else does!

                Kobe Bryant to Curt Schilling: 'Go Yankees'
                As much as I groan when Schill opens his mouth, his reply should be:

                "3-1"

                or maybe:

                "24"


                Anyways, great news Yankee fans! You're only 4.5 games out....of the wild card...

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                • They're only a decent third place, but not far behind is Toronto, threatening to overtake them at any moment, when they do well. Oakland's second in the Wild Card, so you have to root for the Giants. Now, which would you like to prefer? Then again, this thread's all fun and no fighting. Except for place finishes, then that's a different story.

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                  • Yet another one for the city of Champions . . .
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                    • Excellent

                      Hope Spike Lee got nauseous.
                      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                      • Ah yes, rivalries. It's the main thing that keeps baseball going for years and years.

                        Geography is one of the key components of a rivalry. So it is my pride that I present a full list of geographic rivalries in the modern era that have seen regular season play in the modern era.

                        AL:

                        Boston-NY Yankees:
                        While Geography has not played as important of a role, they are both located in large east coast markets. And it has seen many shining moments over the years to add fuel. Let's look at some of them:

                        1920: The Sale of Ruth
                        By the time the World Series had finished celebrating its 15th birthday, the Red Sox had won five of them. More than any other team at the time. And the Yankees had not even won a pennant. This all changed when the Sox sold Ruth to the Yankees. He would turn them into a powerhouse. And by the time the Sox won their next pennant (1946), the Yankees had won 10 World Series! Double the Red Sox! And as time went by, the Yanks went to 26 titles, while many believed Boston to be suffering from the "Curse of the Bambino"...

                        1978: The Sox' collapse and Dent's homer
                        The Red Sox started out strong that year, and led the AL East by as many as 10 games, and were as many as 14 ahead of the Yankees. And while the Yankees started to catch up, the Sox led by 7 as late as August 30. Then the Sox went on a 3-14 slide, and had fallen 3.5 games out of first. But they would not give up, going on a 12-2 tear to tie the Yankees at the end of the season. In the ensuing 1-game playoff, the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead into the 7th inning. Then Bucky Dent, not really known for hitting home runs, blasted a 3-run shot to shift the momentum the Yankees' way. They would win 5-4 and would repeat as World Series champs.

                        2003: Aaron Boone and the tiring Martinez
                        The Sox and Yankees played a hard fought ALCS that year, going to game 7 where Boston had led by as many as 4 runs and were leading 5-2 in the 8th inning. Grady Little controversially decided to keep Pedro Martinez in the game, despite being known for giving out in such prolonged appearances. Many thought the best course would have been to bring in a reliever, though that year the bullpen had stretches of ineffectiveness. Martinez would allow 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th. The 9th, 10th and top of the 11th innings came and went without any scoring. Then, Tim Wakefield, Boston's pitcher in the 10th, allowed a walk-off homer to Aaron Boone, and the Yankees would win the AL pennant (but lose to the Marlins in the World Series). Grady Little ended up losing his job. But as detailed below, this would be the last time the Curse of the Bambino struck.

                        2004: It's Finally Broken: Comeback from 0-3
                        The 2 teams would meet in the ALCS again in 2004. The Yankees looked to get an easy sweep as they took a 3 games to none lead in the series. Indeed, they took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the 9th inning. But Mariano Rivera, last year's ALCS MVP, couldn't hold on as he allowed a single to Bill Muller (tieing the game in the process). This would be the turning point in the series. David Ortiz's 2-run homer in the bottom of the 12th kept the Red Sox alive. The Yankees failed to hold on to a 4-2 lead in game 5 as well, with the Red Sox coming back to win in 14 innings, and would win games 6 and 7 easily before sweeping St. Louis in the World Series to break the Curse of the Bambino.

                        Other geographic rivalries in the AL (key moments for these will be added in later posts):
                        Detroit-Toronto
                        Cleveland-Detroit

                        Historic:
                        ChiSox-1901 Milwaukee Brewers, and subsequently with the St. Louis Browns
                        The Baltimore-Washington rivalries: Early Orioles-Original Senators, Modern O's-Original Sens, Modern O's-Expansion Sens
                        Philadelphia A's-Both Orioles teams
                        Milwaukee-ChiSox and Minnesota (now interleague rivalries)

                        NL:
                        Atlanta-Florida
                        Dodgers-Giants (covers both locations)
                        Cubs-Cards
                        Brewers-Cubs
                        Mets-Phillies
                        Phillies-Pirates
                        Padres-Giants
                        Padres-Dodgers
                        D Backs-Rockies

                        Historic:
                        Mil Braves-Cubs

                        Interleague:
                        Mets-Yanks
                        Brewers-Twins
                        Cubs-White Sox
                        Indians-Reds
                        A's-Giants
                        Dodgers-Angeles
                        O's-Nats
                        Rangers-Astros
                        Rays-Marlins
                        Cards-Royals
                        Blue Jays-Expos (historic)
                        The playoffs should expand eventually, but only if MLB itself expands.

                        See my blog for more info.

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                        • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                          Excellent

                          Hope Spike Lee got nauseous.
                          Sometime ago, Spike said he didn't like Larry Bird. In fact, if you've ever watched "Do the Right Thing", there is a guy wearing a Celtics jersey (unsure if it's #33 or not) who steps on a guy's feet on a doorstep, leading to an argument.

                          I'm still wondering what Lee has to say about Ray Allen, since when he was on the Milwaukee Bucs, he starred in Spike's film "He Got Game", after the NBA players insisted he use a real player instead of an actor in the title role.

                          Oh well. At least we still have one certain 18-1 team, and the Bruins were ruined last postseason.

                          Now then, it's time for you folks to start losing sometime soon. Anytime about now would be fine.
                          Last edited by Mattingly; 06-25-2008, 04:51 AM.
                          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 KenFougere View Post
                            Yet another one for the city of Champions . . .
                            Due to Ken Fougere's having hidden out in the woods of Beantown somewhere before the NBA postseason, his posting privileges have been hereunder suspended. He will not be allowed to return until his MLB team goes into a 10-game loserboy streak, which should be about next week.

                            -BBF Mgmt
                            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 View Post
                              Due to Ken Fougère's having hidden out in the woods of Beantown somewhere before the NBA postseason, his posting privileges have been hereunder suspended. He will not be allowed to return until his MLB team goes into a 10-game loserboy streak, which should be about next week.

                              -BBF Mgmt
                              Under your conditions for my reinstatement, I'm guessing I'm banned for life . . . .
                              Ken Fougère

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                              • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                                Sometime ago, Spike said he didn't like Larry Bird. In fact, if you've ever watched "Do the Right Thing", there is a guy wearing a Celtics jersey (unsure if it's #33 or not) who steps on a guy's feet on a doorstep, leading to an argument.

                                I'm still wondering what Lee has to say about Ray Allen, since when he was on the Milwaukee Bucs, he starred in Spike's film "He Got Game", after the NBA players insisted he use a real player instead of an actor in the title role.

                                Oh well. At least we still have one certain 18-1 team, and the Bruins were ruined last postseason.

                                Now then, it's time for you folks to start losing sometime soon. Anytime about now would be fine.
                                Spke Lee hated Bird because he felt Larry Legend got too much press and he always said the Celtics always signed white players..yeah, while guys like Bill Russell, Satch Sanders and KC Jones were coaching. He probably thinks that they are still racist because the have one white player on the roster.

                                Spike hates anything Boston..no wonder he's a Yankee fan.

                                What's with Giambi's 'stache? I thoght Joey Pitbull banned facial hair..he pulled that crap with the Marlins.
                                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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