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  • Honestly, I love reading through threads I've walked into late, to catch up on what I've missed. however, since there are 9,000 posts on this thread, I'll just chime in ...

    1.The Old Firm is the greatest rivalry in sports history, the Red Sox/Yankees second. Sorry but the longer history and the religious/class/ethnic ties to this rivalry is too great for the Sox/Yanks to overcome.
    2. As a Brewers fan, there are a number of rivalries that I believe are active.
    -Brewers/White Sox: This is not anywhere near as active as it was when the Crew were in the Al.
    -Brewers/Twins: It seems to me these are the two Northern Midwest teams and share many things in common. This is still a popular rivalry to people from Wisconsin.
    -Brewers/Pirates: This is a strange rivalry for us, but WE HATE playing the Pirates. There were a few years there where they destroyed us, no matter how good our team was.
    -Brewers/Cubs: This is THE rivalry for Brewers fans. I would like to hear Cubs fans opinions on this, because I don't buy the idea this is only a rivalry to the Brewers. There is so much hate when these two teams are playing each other ...
    AL East Champions: 1981 1982
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    NL Wild Card: 2008

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    • Originally posted by The Dude View Post
      Honestly, I love reading through threads I've walked into late, to catch up on what I've missed. however, since there are 9,000 posts on this thread, I'll just chime in ...

      1.The Old Firm is the greatest rivalry in sports history, the Red Sox/Yankees second. Sorry but the longer history and the religious/class/ethnic ties to this rivalry is too great for the Sox/Yanks to overcome.
      2. As a Brewers fan, there are a number of rivalries that I believe are active.
      -Brewers/White Sox: This is not anywhere near as active as it was when the Crew were in the Al.
      -Brewers/Twins: It seems to me these are the two Northern Midwest teams and share many things in common. This is still a popular rivalry to people from Wisconsin.
      -Brewers/Pirates: This is a strange rivalry for us, but WE HATE playing the Pirates. There were a few years there where they destroyed us, no matter how good our team was.
      -Brewers/Cubs: This is THE rivalry for Brewers fans. I would like to hear Cubs fans opinions on this, because I don't buy the idea this is only a rivalry to the Brewers. There is so much hate when these two teams are playing each other ...
      I've actually told my European friends that Red Sox/Yankees is the equivalent of Celtic/Rangers...altho to us Bostonians, Celtic/Laker is THE item right now
      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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      • Originally posted by SDL View Post
        I've actually told my European friends that Red Sox/Yankees is the equivalent of Celtic/Rangers...altho to us Bostonian's, Celtic/Laker is THE item right now
        Sunday's Game 5 is pivotal.



        G o C e l t i c s!


        Last edited by KenFougere; 06-12-2010, 10:47 PM.
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        • To put it this way...we dislike the Lakers just as much as we dislike the Yankees...
          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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          • A month ago the Red Sox were 8.5 Games behind, and now they're only one game out. Who'd of thunk it?

            Certainly not me.
            :disbelief:
            Ken Fougère

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            • Manny Who?
              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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              • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                Manny Who?
                You got that right . . . .
                Ken Fougère

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                • How did this happen?

                  For a team, I thought would struggle offensively, Boston is currently leading the league in:

                  • Hits
                  • Runs
                  • Doubles
                  • RBI's
                  • Total Bases
                  • Slugging %


                  Second in the league in:

                  • Batting Average
                  • Home Runs


                  How can this be? Especially with the line-ups the Yankees and Tampa Bay both have.
                  Last edited by KenFougere; 09-07-2010, 06:42 PM.
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                  • What a nightmare of a season . . .
                    This has been such a frustrating season. Injuries to the key players in the lineup & the starting rotation was relentless. It began early in the season and occurred very often. It really KO'd the Sox all season long and they simply couldn't recover. Their starting lineup roster just eclipsed the 200 (players) mark for the season.
                    Lester and Buchholz were exceptional all season. The dismal performances from Beckett, Lackey, Dice-K and especially Jonathan Papelbon in crucial games was most disappointing.
                    I can only hope that Theo Epstein does something major to address this teams glaring needs. The bullpen needs an overhaul. I doubt they'll spend the money needed to resign both Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez. Mike Lowell is retiring. David Ortiz is another year older and clearly Mike Cameron is not the answer as a starter in the OF.
                    It goes on and on.
                    :dismay:
                    Last edited by KenFougere; 09-07-2010, 07:44 PM.
                    Ken Fougère

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                    • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                      This has been such a frustrating season. Injuries to the key players in the lineup & the starting rotation was relentless. It began early in the season and occurred very often. It really KO'd the Sox all season long and they simply couldn't recover. Their starting lineup roster just eclipsed the 200 (players) mark for the season.
                      Lester and Buchholz were exceptional all season. The dismal performances from Beckett, Lackey, Dice-K and especially Jonathan Papelbon in crucial games was most disappointing.
                      I can only hope that Theo Epstein does something major to address this teams glaring needs. The bullpen needs an overhaul. I doubt they'll spend the money needed to resign both Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez. Mike Lowell is retiring. David Ortiz is another year older and clearly Mike Cameron is not the answer as a starter in the OF.
                      It goes on and on.
                      :dismay:
                      But at least, we blocked the Yankees from getting Johnny Damon back!!!

                      True, Cameron was a flop (injuries didn't help) and I'd have to say that McDonald & Nava played better than Cameron did. There's a good chance that Ellsbury will not be back next season...Give Kalish the CF spot and let McDonald and Nava vie for anorther OF spot with the loser becoming the 4th OFer.
                      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                      • It's hard to tell what Cameron might have done; he was hurt all season. I have been impressed by Kalish, McDonald, and Nava; Lowrie's done pretty well since his return, and Beltre's been pretty darn good. I think the Sox did better than anyone could have expected, if you count the general misfortune they've had to deal with.

                        I may write another sonnet or two about this season. Makin' lemonade from this year's lemons. Check the Poetry thread over in BI in the next couple of days.
                        --Annie
                        Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)
                        Remember Yellowdog
                        ABNY

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                        • Originally posted by VTSoxFan View Post
                          It's hard to tell what Cameron might have done; he was hurt all season. I have been impressed by Kalish, McDonald, and Nava; Lowrie's done pretty well since his return, and Beltre's been pretty darn good. I think the Sox did better than anyone could have expected, if you count the general misfortune they've had to deal with.

                          I may write another sonnet or two about this season. Makin' lemonade from this year's lemons. Check the Poetry thread over in BI in the next couple of days.
                          I just think Cameron is way past his prime to be a starter. I agree with you about Kalish, McDonald, and Nava. Beltre has been a monster all season long. I hope they can find a way to sign him & Victor Martinez. And, you're right. They did do a lot better than we had a right to expect considering all the incredible bad luck they've endured all season.
                          Ken Fougère

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                          • Happy Holidays . . . .

                            Merry Christmas to all my fellow Baseball-Fever members.

                            Ken Fougère

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                            • Xmas came a bit early for us We got Crawford and Gonzalez and Wheeler

                              (Mark Prior on a minor-league deal? Isn't that equivalent to a lump of coal?)
                              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                              • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                                Xmas came a bit early for us We got Crawford and Gonzalez and Wheeler

                                (Mark Prior on a minor-league deal? Isn't that equivalent to a lump of coal?)
                                This year certainly does look more promising.
                                I'm really looking forward to watching A-Gon hit in Fenway this season. I think a 40 HR, 130 RBI season for him is not out of the question.
                                Now if Beckett and Lackey could perform close to justifying their salary's, the Sox have a chance to reach the 100 win plateau. Especially since Tampa shouldn't be that much of a factor in the AL East this year with losing many of their offensive stars.
                                Last edited by KenFougere; 12-27-2010, 08:40 PM.
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