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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.
    Ken Fougère

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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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                • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                  07-09-2012:"FYI: Did you know that the Yankees, unlike the BoSux (see 1978), have never lost a 6+ game lead for the wildcard/division/league in team history? They lead the AL East by 7 at the break. Hey, I'm just trying to educate the masses."
                  Me and my BIG mouth! :stupidme:
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                  • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                    Me and my BIG mouth! :stupidme:
                    Jeez, at least your boys still have an excellent shot at making the playoffs...the Bosox are putting the peanut gallery out there to see if they can play!
                    I feel like the O's have been incredibly lucky and their luck is going to desert them in the end.
                    Who knows, but, hey, it's exciting to watch the suddenly competitive AL East (well, at least three teams...)!!!
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                    • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                      Me and my BIG mouth! :stupidme:
                      Getting just a bit nervous? - :nosleep:

                      Starting to feel the pressure while looking up at the Orioles? -

                      (Just wondering, that's all . . .) -
                      Ken Fougère

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                      • Is it just me or do you think that Geirge Steinbrenner did something from The Great Beyond to foist Valentine upon Red Sox Nation?
                        sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                        • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                          Getting just a bit nervous? - :nosleep:

                          Starting to feel the pressure while looking up at the Orioles? -

                          (Just wondering, that's all . . .) -
                          Wow...I thought the O's luck was going to end after the top of the 8th last night, but they came back with three HRs in the bottom half!
                          Guess I should stop talking about luck and just say those guys have been playing really well lately. Did Mark Reynolds just get contacts or Lasik???
                          "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                          • What about Tigers-Yankees in the 50´s? Frank Lary posted 28-13 vs Bombers

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                            • Originally posted by lito el jonronero View Post
                              What about Tigers-Yankees in the 50´s? Frank Lary posted 28-13 vs Bombers
                              We'll talk about that if they both reach the ALCS... Until then, the Yankees have still NEVER lost a six-game (or better) lead for the division... <whew!>
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                              • Boy, this is hard . . . .


                                I'm chocking a little on this but,
                                'good luck'. - - :disbelief: - :dismay:
                                Ken Fougère

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