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  • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
    I know you're busting' them. That's what we do best.
    Win 70 games? Gee, that's awfully nice of you . . .
    Yeah, aren't I nice? What a guy I am!

    Let's see here. The Twinkies and the Mariners aren't doing as well as Beantown. However, Cleveland and Kansas City have winning records, and Baltimore is in 3rd place.

    Now then, please wave that "WE'RE #5 AND DARNED PROUD OF IT, TOO" flag, Ken. I'm sure it feels sooooooo good!


    Me thinks that you folks will have to win a few more games before you can wear this, but:

    Last edited by Mattingly; 04-21-2011, 07:04 AM.
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    • Matt..

      How's that Mark Prior deal working out for you guys? 0-0 4.50 combined with Tampa and SWB ?
      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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      • Originally posted by SDL View Post
        Matt..

        How's that Mark Prior deal working out for you guys? 0-0 4.50 combined with Tampa and SWB ?
        Mark who? SDL, the EVIL YANKEE EMPIRE is far greater than any single player. We've got Jeter, Mo, A-Rod, Cano, CC, AJ. One player isn't working out. You may as well be talking about Kei Igawa, whose Yankee tenure is certainly lackluster at best.

        Now then, how many weeks will it take for Beantown to become within 2 games of .500? Or should I say, isn't it nice looking up to the Mighty Kansas City Royals (Dorothy & Toto wave hello) and Cleveland Indians? Everyone in the NL except the cross-town Mets are ahead of you. Mark who?
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        • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
          Yeah, aren't I nice? What a guy I am!

          Let's see here. The Twinkies and the Mariners aren't doing as well as Beantown. However, Cleveland and Kansas City have winning records, and Baltimore is in 3rd place.

          Now then, please wave that "WE'RE #5 AND DARNED PROUD OF IT, TOO" flag, Ken. I'm sure it feels sooooooo good!


          Me thinks that you folks will have to win a few more games before you can wear this, but:

          Sure, we're in 5th now, but only 1 1/2 out of 2nd.

          I'll bet we'll be in 2nd place in a few days or so . . .

          Now that I've got your attention, what's your opinion on this blog.

          (How's the return on NY's investment of $51M been so far?)

          "The storied Yankees captain is fresh off signing a three-year, $51 million deal off of what was a career-worst season... at least, it was his career-worst. Now, though? 2011 has a real chance to supplant 2010 as yet another indication of the 36-year-old's decline..."
          Ken Fougère

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          • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
            Sure, we're in 5th now, but only 1 1/2 out of 2nd.

            I'll bet we'll be in 2nd place in a few days or so . . .

            Now that I've got your attention, what's your opinion on this blog.

            (How's the return on NY's investment of $51M been so far?)

            "The storied Yankees captain is fresh off signing a three-year, $51 million deal off of what was a career-worst season... at least, it was his career-worst. Now, though? 2011 has a real chance to supplant 2010 as yet another indication of the 36-year-old's decline..."
            I don't need to read an article to know what Jeter's problem is offensively, anymore than I need a road map to find my way home.

            Jeter still thinks that he's a leadoff or #2 hitter, but he's now a good fit for the #6 spot. Perhaps Swisher could be the #2 instead. Put Jeter behind Posada or Cano and I think that he could do well. Posada's the regular DH now, and he can still hit (at least shots over the wall).

            As to why it'll never happen? Nobody dares to do this to him. It's like all the infamy that came about when Torre batted A-Rod 8th in the playoffs one time. A-Rod wasn't hitting a lick, so that was a not-so-subtle reminder.

            I don't care what stats or reasoning you put forth, but whenever Jeter has batted poorly in the playoffs, the Yanks have always lost. 2001 is a prime example, but it's obviously not always him.

            Same as when Ortiz batted 3rd after he went through a major power slump. Now he bats what, 4th or 5th?

            No individual is above the team, and if the player doesn't feel like sacrificing, then the team will eventually lose.
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            • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
              I don't need to read an article to know what Jeter's problem is offensively, anymore than I need a road map to find my way home.

              Jeter still thinks that he's a leadoff or #2 hitter, but he's now a good fit for the #6 spot. Perhaps Swisher could be the #2 instead. Put Jeter behind Posada or Cano and I think that he could do well. Posada's the regular DH now, and he can still hit (at least shots over the wall).

              As to why it'll never happen? Nobody dares to do this to him. It's like all the infamy that came about when Torre batted A-Rod 8th in the playoffs one time. A-Rod wasn't hitting a lick, so that was a not-so-subtle reminder.

              I don't care what stats or reasoning you put forth, but whenever Jeter has batted poorly in the playoffs, the Yanks have always lost. 2001 is a prime example, but it's obviously not always him.

              Same as when Ortiz batted 3rd after he went through a major power slump. Now he bats what, 4th or 5th?

              No individual is above the team, and if the player doesn't feel like sacrificing, then the team will eventually lose.
              I really can't believe I'm saying this but, (takes a deep breath), I agree with you.

              BTW, Boston is now 1 game out of 2nd . . . .
              Ken Fougère

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              • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                I really can't believe I'm saying this but, (takes a deep breath), I agree with you.

                BTW, Boston is now 1 game out of 2nd . . . .
                Ken ... agreeing with me?

                *faints*

                Wow, that ground sure is hard. Now then, was that about Jeter or Ortiz that you agree with me? Please don't say both, since it's bare wood down there, not carpeting.

                Hmmmmmmm, the standings say ... YOU'RE #5.

                Your new av:

                Your new sig: WE'RE ALMOST THERE, SHOULD BE IN 4TH PLACE IN NO TIME!
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                Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                  Ken ... agreeing with me?

                  *faints*

                  Wow, that ground sure is hard. Now then, was that about Jeter or Ortiz that you agree with me? Please don't say both, since it's bare wood down there, not carpeting.

                  Hmmmmmmm, the standings say ... YOU'RE #5.

                  Your new av:

                  Your new sig: WE'RE ALMOST THERE, SHOULD BE IN 4TH PLACE IN NO TIME!
                  Both. May God forgive me.
                  Ken Fougère

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                  • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                    Both. May God forgive me.
                    I'll have to clean out my coke bottled eyeglasses. I could've sworn that you just agreed with me. Oh, never mind, it was all a dream.

                    Getting away from baseball, I must say that Sunday is officially BE KIND TO ANAHEIM DAY! Please make sure to show them their proper respect (and groove a few down Main St).
                    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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                    • Wow, the Rangers sure are playing well without Hamilton!
                      The Evil Empire shall strike back again!
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                      • why does everybody on this thread post in bold and italics?

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                        • Originally posted by NattyBaller View Post
                          why does everybody on this thread post in bold and italics?
                          Mostly bold + colors, but not much italics.

                          This thread is mostly about joking, ragging on your opponents' fans. All in good fun, never personal. We use colors to make a point (most of which are somewhat silly). The whole thread is rather comical, and it takes a person interested in baseball humor and cutesy fun to understand it.
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                          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
                            I'll have to clean out my coke bottled eyeglasses. I could've sworn that you just agreed with me. Oh, never mind, it was all a dream.

                            Getting away from baseball, I must say that Sunday is officially BE KIND TO ANAHEIM DAY! Please make sure to show them their proper respect (and groove a few down Main St).
                            We definitely treated them with respect and no just Sunday but the whole series.
                            We didn't let them run, (or reach), the bases in that hot southern California sun. Is that nice or what?
                            Ken Fougère

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                            • Originally posted by BaronSamedi View Post
                              Wow, the Rangers sure are playing well without Hamilton!
                              I'm not surprised.
                              Although they're 5-5 in their last 10 games, they're one of the top 5 teams in the AL and have a talented line-up.
                              Ken Fougère

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                              • All Red Sox fans...SING!

                                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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