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  • I'm a firm believer that not all players have the character to perform on certain stages. There's a psychologic factor. Gonzo didn't fit with BSN, but @ Chavez Ravine he'll flourish. This is a win-win deal for both teams.
    "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
    George Brett

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    • Originally posted by yankillaz View Post
      I'm a firm believer that not all players have the character to perform on certain stages. There's a psychologic factor. Gonzo didn't fit with BSN, but @ Chavez Ravine he'll flourish. This is a win-win deal for both teams.
      He fit with Red Sox Nation. He just didn't fit with Valentine The Fearless leader
      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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      • Your looking at the wrong end of the trade for the reason: the Dodgers were primarily interested in Gonzo and were willing to take a risk on the other two only if he was included.

        Go Pats, eh? <Hiya Ken! >
        Last edited by YankeeMan; 08-27-2012, 06:19 PM. Reason: Add proper taunting
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        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
          Last edited (Post#9581) by YankeeMan; Yesterday at 09:19 PM. Reason: "Add proper taunting"
          You see, it's the important details that makes him so, 'distinctive' from the rest of us . . . roof: -
          Last edited by KenFougere; 08-28-2012, 05:35 PM.
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          • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
            You see, it's the important details that makes him so, 'distinctive' from the rest of us . . . roof: -
            Well you know... <kicks coyly at the infield dirt> ...I try my best. :innocent:
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            • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
              Your looking at the wrong end of the trade for the reason: the Dodgers were primarily interested in Gonzo and were willing to take a risk on the other two only if he was included.

              Go Pats, eh? <Hiya Ken! >
              Ya. I knew that. I was just so pissed. -

              I mean, we just got the guy last year after over two years trying to get him . . . :dismay:
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              • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                Ya. I knew that. I was just so pissed. -

                I mean, we just got the guy last year after over two years trying to get him . . . :dismay:
                I know what you're saying, but it seems now that he didn't like it here, and his performance this season certainly wasn't stellar...how about that front office finds a 1Bman who WANTS to be on the Red Sox and is just ITCHING to lay a whomping on them Yanks?!?!!?
                We need to bring Fisk in to tutor these young guys on the proper attitude towards those Bronx-based boys..."I was holding down Michaels with one arm while punching that fatso Munson with the other...he was such a wuss he kept hitting me with both hands! You gotta expect those Yanks to cheat..."
                ;^)

                (BTW, I respected Munson's grit and his death was tragic...but, even his teammates called him "Captain Badbody"...)
                "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                • &quot;Jocularity&quot;

                  Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                  "I was holding down Michaels with one arm while punching that fatso Munson with the other...he was such a wuss he kept hitting me with both hands! You gotta expect those Yanks to cheat..."
                  ;^)

                  (BTW, I respected Munson's grit and his death was tragic...but, even his teammates called him "Captain Badbody"...)
                  HOW DARE YOU EVEN SPEAK HIS NAME!!! YOU SAUX LOVIN'...
                  <Ken shoots YankeeMan with the tranquilizer dart gun he keeps handy for these types of occurrences.>

                  [FYI: 15 is the ONLY number the YankeeMan has EVER worn on his Yankee jerseys. ]

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                  Last edited by YankeeMan; 08-30-2012, 04:06 PM.
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                  • Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                    I know what you're saying, but it seems now that he didn't like it here, and his performance this season certainly wasn't stellar...how about that front office finds a 1Bman who WANTS to be on the Red Sox and is just ITCHING to lay a whomping on them Yanks?!?!!?
                    We need to bring Fisk in to tutor these young guys on the proper attitude towards those Bronx-based boys
                    ..."I was holding down Michaels with one arm while punching that fatso Munson with the other...he was such a wuss he kept hitting me with both hands! You gotta expect those Yanks to cheat..."
                    ;^)
                    (BTW, I respected Munson's grit and his death was tragic...but, even his teammates called him "Captain Badbody"...)
                    I hear ya. But I'm afraid they just don't make them like Fisk or Munson anymore. Today they take no pride in your teams' city, history or rivalries. When their contract is up, they move on to the next highest bidder . . . :dismay:
                    It's ALL about the :flow: now-a-days.
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                    • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                      HOW DARE YOU EVEN SPEAK HIS NAME!!! YOU SAUX LOVIN'...
                      <Ken shoots YankeeMan with the tranquilizer dart gun he keeps handy for these types of occurrences.>


                      [FYI: 15 is the ONLY number the YankeeMan has EVER worn on his Yankee jerseys. ]
                      Dam it. I knew I'd forgotten something at home this morning! - :stupidme:
                      Last edited by KenFougere; 08-30-2012, 04:24 PM. Reason: Emphasize, "Dam it"
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                      • A little personal story: I have a cousin ("Billy") who grew-up (and still lives in) the Boston area. Naturally, he's a saux fan. When we were wee lads, his favorite player was Fisk. Mine has already been delineated above. Every summer, at the family reunion, we fought like cats and dogs.

                        In fact, the ONLY thing we agreed on was that we both had no love for the
                        Cincinnati Reds (see 1975 & 1976 World Series).

                        Just a little of the colorful life of the YankeeMan.
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                        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                          A little personal story: I have a cousin ("Billy") who grew-up (and still lives in) the Boston area. Naturally, he's a saux fan. When we were wee lads, his favorite player was Fisk. Mine has already been delineated above. Every summer, at the family reunion, we fought like cats and dogs.

                          In fact, the ONLY thing we agreed on was that we both had no love for the
                          Cincinnati Reds (see 1975 & 1976 World Series).

                          Just a little of the colorful life of the YankeeMan.
                          I was also a Reds hater (stupid ban on facial hair), so in '76 I didn't care who won the Series....
                          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                          • The exceptional...

                            Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                            I hear ya. But I'm afraid they just don't make them like Fisk or Munson anymore. Today they take no pride in your teams' city, history or rivalries...


                            There are a few that do...
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                            ...and they have a place for them... Cooperstown.
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                            • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                              HOW DARE YOU EVEN SPEAK HIS NAME!!! YOU SAUX LOVIN'...
                              <Ken shoots YankeeMan with the tranquilizer dart gun he keeps handy for these types of occurrences.>

                              [FYI: 15 is the ONLY number the YankeeMan has EVER worn on his Yankee jerseys. ]
                              WHOA!!! CALM DOWN BIG FELLA!!! YOU'RE SPOOKING THE HORSES!!!!

                              My attitude towards Munson changed a lot after I read his (posthumously published) autobiography...he was a pretty sharp cookie and a very good family man. Thurman worked extra hard to be a good dad because his father was emphatically not one of them, as I see it. I don't like it when people joke about his death because the guy left kids behind, and they were the exact reason he flew...to spend more time with them. I don't see him as having been a "nice" person, but he was a good one who could also play some serious ball.
                              But, you gotta admit he was...well, you know...he wasn't in as good a shape as Fisk, I'll put it that way.

                              WHOA!!! CALM DOWN BIG FELLA!!! YOU'RE SPOOKING THE HORSES!!!!
                              Last edited by Dude Paskert; 08-31-2012, 09:54 AM.
                              "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                              • My favorite memory of Munson:
                                At a game I attended in 1977, a young pitcher (some guy named Guidry) throws a pitch that bounces a few feet in front of the plate. Munson skillfully blocks it and keeps the runner on first. A couple of pitches later, Guidry does it again. Munson, true to his Gold Glove status, adroitly blocks it again. But this time he walks the ball back out to the mound and informs Guidry (in voice loud enough to be heard in Queens) that, if he does that again, he's gonna kick his ass. Then, without giving Guidry a chance to respond, he calmly turns and walks back to his position as if nothing had happened.
                                Very fiesty. But that's Munson in a nutshell. And why he's always been my favorite Yankee.
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