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  • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
    Good point, which I had forgotten. But, to me, there's no guarantee how the New York fans would have reacted to him if he chose to sign with hated rival over the home town team.
    See, I just can't remember a actual instance of a Yankee"star" crossing the 'line' to become a Red Sox. -
    This fella comes to mind....

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

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    • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
      Good point, which I had forgotten. But, to me, there's no guarantee how the New York fans would have reacted to him if he chose to sign with hated rival over the home town team.
      See, I just can't remember a actual instance of a Yankee"star" crossing the 'line' to become a Red Sox. -
      But like I said before though, Torrez was arguably a "star" when he bolted. If Reggie doesn't hit three homers in Game 6, then Torrez was likely the World Series MVP.

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      • Originally posted by SDL View Post
        This fella comes to mind....

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        Ya but Elston Howard was traded to Boston. He didn't chose to leave New York.
        He did turn out to be a good acquisition for the Red Sox because he definitely helped the Sox down the stretch to win the pennant in '67.
        Ken Fougère

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        • Love that Big Papi picture. BTW, what are we arguing about now? You can actually make an All Star Team of players that have left Boston to sign with the Yankees.
          "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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          • sox bling:
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            • Originally posted by Yankillaz View Post
              Love that Big Papi picture. BTW, what are we arguing about now? You can actually make an All Star Team of players that have left Boston to sign with the Yankees.
              You're probably right!
              Ken Fougère

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              • 3rd one in ten years!

                Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                sox bling:
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                Last edited by KenFougere; 04-04-2014, 05:57 PM.
                Ken Fougère

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                • It's nothing new...

                  Originally posted by Yankillaz View Post
                  Love that Big Papi picture. BTW, what are we arguing about now? You can actually make an All Star Team of players that have left Boston to sign with the Yankees.
                  Playing right field and batting third:
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                  • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                    Playing right field and batting third:
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                    OK people. Let's try to keep up with the topic conditions set! (The player chooses to leave NY for Boston.)

                    In this case, this
                    'member' posted a Babe Ruth pic. (Much appreciated but again, hardly relevant)

                    The first condition not met here is that Ruth didn't choose to leave NY for Boston. Secondly, he was sold by Boston to NY.

                    Thank you all for your attention in this matter.
                    Ken Fougère

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                    • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                      OK people. Let's try to keep up with the topic conditions set! (The player chooses to leave NY for Boston.)

                      In this case, this
                      'member' posted a Babe Ruth pic. (Much appreciated but again, hardly relevant)

                      The first condition not met here is that Ruth didn't choose to leave NY for Boston. Secondly, he was sold by Boston to NY.

                      Thank you all for your attention in this matter.
                      Well, he didn't go back to Boston when his contract ran out... Well, excluding that year with the Braves.

                      I'm still playing him in RF...
                      Last edited by YankeeMan; 04-04-2014, 10:07 PM.
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                      • Ruth still fits the criteria because he did choose to leave the Yankees to go to Boston in 1935 even if it was the Braves.

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                        • Originally posted by epaddon View Post
                          Ruth still fits the criteria because he did choose to leave the Yankees to go to Boston in 1935 even if it was the Braves.
                          Ruth was given his outright release from the Yankees prior to going to the Braves (see "reserve clause").
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                          • Yes, but that was a technicality. Ruth wanted out of New York when it was clear Ruppert wasn't going to ever consider him for Yankee manager and the Braves owner, Fuchs, made an appeal to Ruppert to give Ruth his outright release so he'd be free to sign with the Braves (where he conned Ruth into thinking he might one day become manager).

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                            • "How can he manage the Yankees when he can't manage himself?" -J.Ruppert

                              Like I said, "I'm still playing him in RF."
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                              • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                                Like I said, "I'm still playing him in RF."
                                But what continually fail to understand is that you were assigned to play left field . . . - :dismay:
                                Ken Fougère

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