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  • Has anybody read this article?

    http://www.mensjournal.com/brian-cashman

    Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    • Originally posted by SDL View Post
      Has anybody read this article?

      http://www.mensjournal.com/brian-cashman

      Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Let me see.. Poster's displays a player with a Bosox hat, makes no bones about hating the Yankees,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and in his eyes, that was an excellent article knocking Cashman, I'm not surprised. Like it's his fault that some Yankees in recent years didn't earn their pay.

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      • Originally posted by PF#9 View Post
        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)
        I forgot some AL rivalries:
        Angels-A's
        Twins-Royals
        The playoffs should expand eventually, but only if MLB itself expands.

        See my blog for more info.

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        • Originally posted by efin98 View Post
          Aw, it's nice to know you cared :o

          I'm proud of it, the guy reminds me of John Arbuckle, owner of Garfield
          You mean the cartoon Garfield, which is a cat that rivals "Heathcliff"?

          Wow, someone from the New York area making sense...who are you and what have you done with Mattingley!
          I don't know. I just figured that sometimes, I just need to say what's on my mind, not get too fancy. Honesty usually comes out, but other times, I need to edit some stuff out.

          Ignoring that he's been dropping in stats the last two years and on the back side of his career(HOF in either 2018/2019/2020). He's on the decline, but from some decent hights a steady decline doesn't look all that bad but it's decline.

          And I have never found him to be as good as he is made out to be even before the rivalry exploded in 1999, I had a dislike for him dating back to 1997 and 1998 when it was him, Nomar, and A-Rod as the big three in the AL for shortstops. I just don't get the love affair with him.
          He's not the clutch hitter he was before.

          He's still a good hitter. I don't know if he'd be a star hitter, but he's gotten key singles and doubles many times. I know that having great stats mean you create those runs, but if your team is losing, you want timely hitting, not just when your team is up by a wide margin.

          1999 was his best year. Some said that the 10-year deal got to him, and he didn't seem as hungry. He hit like nobody's business, and like some other players, didn't seem to play as hard. He still busts it out of the box, and your own Mike Lowell said he'd never had a bad thing to say about him. Jeter still plays a good fundamental ballgame. I just wish he'd ground out and GIDP a few times less often.

          I have no idea what the Yanks will do with him after 2010 when he's a free agent. Kind of like a situation where you don't know what to do with someone if they're not producing. You can't fire him, you can't just ask him to go away. A PR nightmare, like when my namesake retired, and when the Yanks offered a Minor League contract to Bernie. Some people are just so closely linked with the Yanks, you have to keep them within the organization, even if not as a player. I think that he'll do fine later on.

          As far as the love affair, it's not that he's such a great player. He's just played a sound ballgame, and he doesn't get picked off, he hustles out of the box, he hits to RF at Yankee Stadium, despite being a righty, he's had his share of highlight reels. Perhaps not the best defensively, but he makes the most of what he has. Then there's his easy smile.

          He's never had any paternity cases against him, no ugly celebrity breakups, no woman has ever accused him of beating her up, no DWI or narcotics arrests, no weapons charges, he hasn't assaulted anyone in a bar, he hasn't been known to travel with a large set of friends who make their presence conspicuously known, he hasn't had his four bodyguards beat up any photographers for daring to take his picture (or even leaning on his very fancy SUV). Not that he has such large groups of friends or vehicles, but he hasn't been the typical "nouveau celebrity" who seem to want to attract more attention than anything else by badgering those who'd dare to seek their attention (or heaven forbid, an autograph).

          He's far from perfect, but considering how many other star athletes have gotten themselves in major trouble, you'd have wondered how they even became celebrities in the first place. Jeter handles himself quite well, which is a breath of fresh air, considering how unsafe a gamble that some athletes are for marketers, with their penchant for getting into trouble with the law.

          At least it wasn't at home, you guys have had enough bashing about that place as is!
          Hopefully, more good games at home ... against Beantown and Anaheim ... and on the road at Fenway and elsewhere.
          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'm gonna tell you a story
            I'm gonna tell you about my town
            I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
            Aww, it's all about my town
            Yeah, down by the river
            Down by the banks of the river Charles
            (aw, that's what's happenin' baby)
            That's where you'll find me
            Along with lovers, muggers, and thieves
            (aw, but they're cool people)
            Well I love that dirty water
            Oh, Boston, you're my home
            (oh, you're the Number One place)
            Frustrated women
            (I mean they're frustrated)
            Have to be in by twelve o'clock
            (oh, that's a shame)
            But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
            That just once those doors weren't locked
            (I like to save time for my baby to walk around)
            Well I love that dirty water
            Oh, Boston, you're my home
            (oh, yeah)
            Because I love that dirty water
            Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home
            (oh, yeah)
            Well, I love that dirty water
            (I love it, baby)
            I love that dirty water
            (I love Baw-stun)
            I love that dirty water
            (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
            I love that dirty water
            (I'm the man, I'm the man)
            I love that dirty water
            (Owww!)
            I love that dirty water
            (Come on, come on)
            sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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            • I'm gonna tell you a story
              I'm gonna tell you about my town
              I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
              Aww, it's all about my town
              Yeah, down by the river
              Down by the banks of the river Charles
              (aw, that's what's happenin' baby)
              That's where you'll find me
              Along with lovers, muggers, and thieves
              (aw, but they're cool people)
              Well I love that dirty water
              Oh, Boston, you're my home
              (oh, you're the Number One place)
              Frustrated women
              (I mean they're frustrated)
              Have to be in by twelve o'clock
              (oh, that's a shame)
              But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
              That just once those doors weren't locked
              (I like to save time for my baby to walk around)
              Well I love that dirty water
              Oh, Boston, you're my home
              (oh, yeah)
              Because I love that dirty water
              Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home
              (oh, yeah)
              Well, I love that dirty water
              (I love it, baby)
              I love that dirty water
              (I love Baw-stun)
              I love that dirty water
              (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
              I love that dirty water
              (I'm the man, I'm the man)
              I love that dirty water
              (Owww!)
              I love that dirty water
              (Come on, come on)


              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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              • Are you guys in panic mode yet?
                "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                Carl Yastrzemski

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                • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                  Has anybody read this article?

                  http://www.mensjournal.com/brian-cashman

                  Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  the Insane Yankee Clown Posse.
                  "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                  Carl Yastrzemski

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                  • 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 runningshoes View Post
                      Are you guys in panic mode yet?
                      Nah, not really. I'm just wondering why Girardi can't ask his starters to walk Bay, and why our guys didn't see that Papelbon couldn't find the plate on Monday, but swung away and missed in the dirt anyway.

                      This lack of discipline at the plate kills me.
                      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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                      • Hurts for a life-long Yankee fan to say, but at this point Boston has the better team and the better manager. I'll take flak for saying that, but it's the truth.

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                        • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                          Better stock up...







                          Gonna be a looooooong season in the Bronx
                          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                          • Originally posted by sandlot View Post
                            Hurts for a life-long Yankee fan to say, but at this point Boston has the better team and the better manager. I'll take flak for saying that, but it's the truth.
                            You guys shot yourself in the foot by letting Torre go and hiring Joey Pitbull.
                            sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                            • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                              You guys shot yourself in the foot by letting Torre go and hiring Joey Pitbull.
                              You didn't see my name on the list of posse members. I had my own criticisms of Torre but sometimes when watching Girardi, it's like Torre II deja vu. Hard not to notice LA's performance.

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                              • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                                You guys shot yourself in the foot by letting Torre go and hiring Joey Pitbull.
                                I think that not having an ace hurt the Yanks more than anything else. In the past, we had guys like Boomer, Clemens. In 2008, no ace. Without Manny, LAD would never have caught up to Arizona last season.

                                Oh yeah, how's your DH doing these days? I've heard he has a special baseball card out. Where can I find that sucker? Oh yeah, here it is.

                                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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