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  • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
    Sorry, I forgot. Well in that case . . .
    you haven't HAD a Super Bowl Championship (since 1983) either. - - -

    Super Bowl? Did you say Super Bowl? The RAIDERS haven't had a winning season since 2003!
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    • Peter Gammons: When Rodriguez distraction fades, Yankees can move forward
      Here's excerpts from an interesting Peter Gammons story about the Yankees. roof:



      When A-Riod's career mercifully comes to an end, he will have earned him more than $600M.

      ...Look back at 2013 and realize that through it all, with an aging team ravaged by injuries and sideshows, the Yankees had a run differential of -21, scored 50 fewer runs than the Tampa Bay Rays, patched a starting rotation that was 55-63 and still won 85 games and finished third in the American League East. The Wall Street Journal estimates that their ticket revenues declined by $60M. We get that. We looked at those lineups, we watched Phil Hughes start 30 games and total 145 2/3 innings.

      But as 2013 wasn’t 2012 for the Red Sox or the previous generation for the Pirates, so it is now history for the New York Yankees. It’s just about over, and as we saw that Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi could maintain a better record than half the other major league teams, they can finally move on. Threshold or no threshold, the distractions can fade away into real baseball, even if they have to order Rodriguez to spend spring training at the Orville Triebwasser’s House of Taxidermy, just south of Fort Lonesome, Florida.

      Yes, Robinson Cano is gone. Which reminds us that the top five Yankee home run hitters last season were Cano, Alfonso Soriano, Lyle Overbay, Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells. And they won 85 games.

      No one yet knows if they can sign Masahiro Tanaka, or CC Sabathia’s health or what to expect from Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova, but the starting pitching can be a focal point, not a sidebar to the Cirque du Soleil that is ARod. We shall see what relievers may be added as safety nets for David Robertson, and whether Manny Banuelos or Michael Pineda develops.

      Unlike last spring, when Derek Jeter had to report to spring training without being able to work out after ankle surgery, he will come in conditioned and with motivation to add to his legacy. Mark Teixeira’s wrist isn’t 100 percent.

      Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran can be a dynamic outfield that uses The Stadium’s power spot and covers everything from right-center to the left field line. Brian McCann may hit 35 homers, and is one of those beacon personalities that will own the pre-and-postgame soundbites, as well as the respect of the pitchers.

      Is this likely to be a great team? No. But it is one without expectations, and, for once, one with far, far fewer distractions. Maybe at the end of the 2014 season, they give Clayton Kershaw the Trump Towers. Maybe after 2015 they sign two or three out of Jason Heyward, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, who could divide catching and DH duties with McCann. By then, they will have paid whatever they have to pay to be divorced from Rodriguez, and, one can be certain, they will be moving on, trying to find who can be the Jeter and the Mariano Rivera of the next generation.
      Ken Fougère

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      • WORLD CHAMPIONS!

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        • That's where I got the excerpts from...
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          • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
            That's where I got the excerpts from...
            ...and forgot to give the link. Yeah, I know. :disgruntled:
            Here's a better story, from a better writer, for a better newspaper:


            Oh, on an unrelated note... This is hilarious!
            :clown:



            Last edited by YankeeMan; 01-15-2014, 10:55 PM.
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            • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
              ...and forgot to give the link. Yeah, I know. :disgruntled:
              Here's a better story, from a better writer, for a better newspaper:


              Oh, on an unrelated note... This is hilarious!
              :clown:
              Yea, good Yankee article.

              You sent me the baby video earlier today in an email...
              Ken Fougère

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              • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                You sent me the baby video earlier today in an email...
                Yeah, I know. But Ken, some other people read this page too.
                WORLD CHAMPIONS!

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                • Hey YankeeMan

                  Happy 12th Anniversary!


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                  sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                  • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                    Hey YankeeMan

                    Happy 12th Anniversary!


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                    Thanks... Did you catch the Pats-Broncos game today? [Hiya Ken! ]
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                    • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                      Thanks... Did you catch the Pats-Broncos game today? [Hiya Ken! ]
                      The sun is still going to rise tomorrow....
                      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                      • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                        Thanks... Did you catch the Pats-Broncos game today? [Hiya Ken! ]
                        See, YankeeMan I knew better than to bet ! ! !

                        Oh ya before I forget, I'd like to invite you to Opening Day ay Fenway Park this April. I thought you might enjoy yourself.

                        I understand they're raising a new flag and giving out some new BLING.gif too!

                        I know it's been a while since
                        you've experienced it . . .

                        [Hiya YM! ]
                        Last edited by KenFougere; 01-20-2014, 05:43 PM.
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                        • Saw this on Facebook. Figured YM would have a comment...

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                          Ken Fougère

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                            Pitchers and catchers report next week.
                            Where the hell is everybody? - - :hyper:
                            Ken Fougère

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                            • Jeter's last game ticket prices SOAR!



                              ESPN:
                              Derek Jeter's announcement Wednesday that he will retire after the upcoming season turned out to be a boon for fans and brokers of the New York Yankees' rivals, the Boston Red Sox.

                              In an ironic twist, the Yankees' season-ending series in Boston (Sept. 26-28) will now be the shortstop's final regular-season games.

                              Within minutes of the announcement, which was posted to Jeter's Facebook page, ticket prices soared on the web.

                              "This last Jeter game is now a tougher ticket than the Opening Day ring ceremony," Jim Holzman, CEO and president of Boston-based Ace Ticket, said. "Now that's a story."

                              Ticket aggregator TiqIQ said that the cheapest seat for the finale at around 2 p.m. ET, before Jeter's announcement was posted, was $26. An hour later, the site didn't have anything for less than $200.

                              As of 5:30 p.m., the average ticket price for Jeter's last game was $1,153.01, up 278.2 percent from 2 p.m.
                              Ken Fougère

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                              • Bos v. NYC, et al.

                                Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
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                                Liar.

                                Well, unless basketball is your thing...

                                NFL/Super Bowl Championships (9): 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, III, XXI, XXV, XLII, and XLVI.

                                NBA Championships (2): 1970 and 1973.

                                Stanley Cups (11): 1928, 1933, 1940, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003.

                                But me? I really like baseball.. Hey these are the World Series Championships the other NYC teams have won (8): 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954, 1955, 1969, and my favorite… 1986.

                                ...and I didn't even mention how many times the Yankees have won... <see sig! >
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