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  • Originally posted by SDL View Post
    Hello?

    Any Yankee fans here?

    <crickets chirping>
    They gave up on the team already and started the countdown until football season
    Best posts ever:
    Originally posted by nymdan
    Too... much... math... head... hurts...
    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
    I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

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    • Matt?

      Matt?


      Hello??????????????????????????????

      <crickets chirping>
      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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      • Originally posted by efin98 View Post
        Some of us others don't warrant one? :hissyfit::ooo:

        How did third place feel like again?

        Yankees got two "best" pitchers but one of them is a chronic injury sufferer and the other is a cheeseburger away from being too big to pitch

        I won't bother rubbing in "A-Fraud" nonsense...even Yankees fans seem to have given up on supporting him any way but on the field

        And I'm calling it now: it's the beginning of the end for Jeter with the Yankees and in baseball! He is going to have a down year AGAIN. He will have maybe 160-170 hits but will hit .285-.290 batting average but the ball will be rolling AGAINST him.

        Have a nice year, third placers
        Oh yeah, here's yours, even though ill-timed:



        I think that the Yanks are eternally stuck in having the biggest names on the FA market. Looking back, if I had my choice, I'd have traded for Johan Santana rather than getting CC Sabathia. The size and weight bother me. Kind of like what people said about Boomer, even though he pitched about 5 years longer than anyone else would've wildly imagined. I'd have preferred they'd explored the Japanese market for a starter, since they will make much less per season.

        As to Alex Rodriguez, that's his name. I'm not interested in the "A-Fraud" cheesiness, but I can't wait until he returns. Hopefully, it will be drama-free. He would add to Teixeira as being our big bopper. We have good hitters, but I don't think you can survive with only one true threat in the lineup.

        I have no idea what you have against Jeter. Have you seen his stats, or was this a pre-determined conclusion? He's batting .301, has a .884 OPS, 4 dingers, 11 hickory-smoked ribeyes, 22 hits. How is that a letdown? I think that he will be fine.

        As for Saturday's game ... well, there's always tomorrow. We should've won, but Burnett couldn't put together a solid 4th & 5th inning. The rest mushroomed from there.
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        • [QUOTE=Mattingly;1504810]Oh yeah, here's yours, even though ill-timed:

          Aw, it's nice to know you cared :o

          I'm proud of it, the guy reminds me of John Arbuckle, owner of Garfield

          I think that the Yanks are eternally stuck in having the biggest names on the FA market. Looking back, if I had my choice, I'd have traded for Johan Santana rather than getting CC Sabathia. The size and weight bother me. Kind of like what people said about Boomer, even though he pitched about 5 years longer than anyone else would've wildly imagined. I'd have preferred they'd explored the Japanese market for a starter, since they will make much less per season.

          As to Alex Rodriguez, that's his name. I'm not interested in the "A-Fraud" cheesiness, but I can't wait until he returns. Hopefully, it will be drama-free. He would add to Teixeira as being our big bopper. We have good hitters, but I don't think you can survive with only one true threat in the lineup.
          Wow, someone from the New York area making sense...who are you and what have you done with Mattingley!


          I have no idea what you have against Jeter. Have you seen his stats, or was this a pre-determined conclusion? He's batting .301, has a .884 OPS, 4 dingers, 11 hickory-smoked ribeyes, 22 hits. How is that a letdown? I think that he will be fine.
          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.

          As for Saturday's game ... well, there's always tomorrow. We should've won, but Burnett couldn't put together a solid 4th & 5th inning. The rest mushroomed from there.
          At least it wasn't at home, you guys have had enough bashing about that place as is!
          Best posts ever:
          Originally posted by nymdan
          Too... much... math... head... hurts...
          Originally posted by RuthMayBond
          I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

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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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            • Originally posted by SDL View Post
              [B][SIZE="1"]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
              Please, don't do that again this year. It's annoying as hell

              No need to beat them up while they are down with that song.
              Best posts ever:
              Originally posted by nymdan
              Too... much... math... head... hurts...
              Originally posted by RuthMayBond
              I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

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              • Eh? I never knew that was beating them when they're down. They did it to us in 2001 and 2002, was there any issue with that?

                It seems New Yankee Stadium's ticket prices will eventually outweigh the Yanks' 2008 and 2009 payroll at this rate. I don't know why, but I have that fuzzy feeling that Mt. Steinbrenner is going to erupt soon. When will it erupt? Find out and see when it erupts...it may be soon.

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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!!!!!!

                            Comment


                            • 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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