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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.
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                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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                      • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                        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
                        You can suspend him the second after the Yankees complete a 10 game winning streak...or get more than five games above .500 for more than a week, whichever comes first
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                        • Originally posted by efin98 View Post
                          You can suspend him the second after the Yankees complete a 10 game winning streak...or get more than five games above .500 for more than a week, whichever comes first
                          Or when the Yankees post a five or more game losing streak. How does that sound for losing a bet? Well in Mattingly's case, if they go on a five-game losing streak or worse, he is forced to don a Red Sox avatar and signature for a week.

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                          • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                            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.
                            I think it was Red Auerbach who was the legendary Beantown coach. There had been some unwritten rule in the '60s or so that no more than 2 blacks would ever be in a starting lineup out of 5 players, so that there would be more white players on the field. Red did the unthinkable, according to his ESPN SportsCenter bio, and had the first all-black starting cast. That was a *HUGE* and daring move back then, would be the infamous "dog bites man" story of today (wouldn't be newsworthy).

                            That stepping on the guy's feet was what I'd seen in the NYC subways often, and the "I know you stepped on my feet because I'm black" was mentioned quite a few times, accompanied by the monotoned, "No, I didn't step on your feet because you're black" reply. The Bird jersey-wearing guy was just to show something of the type of person (white guy) who was often accused. There were quite a few "Radio Raheems" out there who had their boombox playing loudly.

                            Spike has said he's been a Yankee fan for ages, but everyone in NYC knows that his #1 team is the orange & blue, the Knicks. He's always being photographed in the front row cheering the team on, is a long-time season ticket holder.

                            Since he's filmed Nike commercials, he's gotten to be good friends with Air Jordan, whose commercialshe shot. In fact, when Michael returned to the NBA, when he'd gone into Madison Sq Garden, hit the "double nickle" (scored 55 points) in front of a packed A-List celeb crowd, Michael gave Spike the ultimate compliment & souvenir: his Nike sneakers from the game.

                            Spike once held a press conference apologizing after a dismal Knick playoff elimination, which I've never heard of any fan having done. I think it was in Indiana, he'd been officially invited by that team for that season's playoffa vs the Pacers, since he was seen as the least crazed of the long-time Knick fans.

                            I've seen Spike pose with Jeter at a game, and they once did a Ford commercial together, but Spike is to the Knicks (along with Woody Allen) what Rudy Guiliani is to the Yanks.

                            For the Giambino, he hasn't hit squat since around '02 or '03. In Oakland, they were the "party like a rock star, play like an All-Star" crowd, so that looseness helped to make it happen. He seemed to have been taken out of his zone with the clean face. With the 'stache, Giambi's returned to hitting, since he again looks like a bad boy.

                            I hear that #18 (yup, Boston's fave OFer turned Yankee) also sports the infamous "porn 'stache". He's been hitting well also. Can we get Jeter to wear one also?

                            Joey is more concerned with wins. Besides, my namesake wore the thick shag on his face long before anyone heard of Giambi or Girardi.
                            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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                            • I know that Red was coaching back then. I was just pointing out that when ol' Peanut Head (as Howard Stern calls him) opened his trap, KC Jones was the C's coach then.

                              Joey Pitbull not concerned with facial hair??? he sure was in Miami! Let's see HIM grow one.

                              #18? That's Dice-K...Johnny Who?
                              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                              • Yep, I voted, it was an interesting poll. Now, with the Interleague games mess over, the Red Sox look to exact revenge after a series loss at Houston against Tampa tonight. The Yanks look to improve against the Texas Rangers. Then, the Sox head up to New York to continue the rivalry that'll keep fans in their seats.

                                Hopefully, Spike Lee won't show up at any of the Sox at Yanks games. :hyper:

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