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  • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
    Ken's smack talk (along with the Bruins) disappeared!

    Vous ne devez pas compter vos poulets avant qu'ils n'éclosent. Vous avez oublié de battement Les Habitants d'abord.
    I'm afraid I'm a bit confused. - - Someone smacked some eggs? - Disappearing baskets? -
    Sorry. You've obviously confused me with someone else . . . .

    Nice french though!
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    • SOME have forgotten this is a BASEBALL forum. Geez!. . . --->(2nd place - NICE!)<---








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      • 43 days 18 hours 57 minutes until Red Sox @ Yankees!

        Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
        Nice french though!
        Given the situation, I had to do the "en français" bit for that post. Seriously tho... I'm disappointed. Well, back to
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        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
          Hey RaysFan_98...

          Who would you say is the Rays #1 rival. Personally, I'd think it'd have to be either the Marlins (for obvious reasons) or the Yankees (NYY training complex is in Tampa).

          Just wonderin'
          Interesting question I don't think it's the Marlins personally more the red Sox something is always happening with those series.
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          • Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
            Interesting question I don't think it's the Marlins personally more the Red Sox something is always happening with those series.
            RaysFan_98, your obviously an astute baseball fan. I agree with you. The Sox/Rays rivalry has developed incredibly over the last decade. The better teams make better rivalry's. In the last few years the Rays & the Red Sox have usually competed at a higher level than most other teams.
            In fact, other than Baltimore, Rays & the Red Sox, I don't see the
            remaining teams in the A.L. East staying in contention much past the All-Star break. It's ashame too... -
            Ken Fougère

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            • * Check local listings!

              Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
              RaysFan_98, your obviously an astute baseball fan. I agree with you. The Sox/Rays rivalry has developed incredibly over the last decade. The better teams make better rivalry's. In the last few years the Rays & the Red Sox have usually competed at a higher level than most other teams.
              In fact, other than Baltimore, Rays & the Red Sox, I don't see the
              remaining teams in the A.L. East staying in contention much past the All-Star break. It's ashame too... -


              You're just testy 'cause the Bruins will be watching the Eastern Conference Finals on TV.*

              as of 9am today...

              BTW, I'd opine that the reason the Rays number one rival is the Sox, opposed to another division rival, is primarily due to two ALCS meetings.
              Last edited by YankeeMan; 05-16-2014, 08:04 AM. Reason: title added for additional taunting. :-)
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              • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

                You're just testy 'cause the Bruins will be watching the Eastern Conference Finals on TV.*

                as of 9am today...
                [ATTACH]138792[/ATTACH]

                BTW, I'd opine that the reason the Rays number one rival is the Sox, opposed to another division rival, is primarily due to two ALCS meetings.
                One ALCS meeting and One ALDS meeting
                All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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                • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

                  You're just testy 'cause the Bruins will be watching the Eastern Conference Finals on TV.*

                  as of 9am today...
                  [ATTACH]138792[/ATTACH]

                  BTW, I'd opine that the reason the Rays number one rival is the Sox, opposed to another division rival, is primarily due to two ALCS meetings.
                  Me testy? Why are you so testy? It's not like I was talking about the Yankees. I never even mentioned them in my post . . . Geez! -
                  Last edited by KenFougere; 05-19-2014, 05:01 PM.
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                  • East Finals Gm #2: NYR 3 MTL 1!!!

                    Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
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                    Me testy? Why are you so testy? It's not like I was talking about the Yankees. I never even mentioned them in my post . . . Geez! -
                    First off, no reasonable person is gonna' believe that load of crap but, since your audience is mostly Bostonian, you should be okay. Besides, if your talking about the Jays, they should be a lighter shade of blue.

                    In other news... I don't know how many times the NY RANGERS have won a playoff game on my birthday (May 19th) but it hasn't been many.* Up 2-0 and returning to NYC! WOO-HOO! And, in case you've forgotten, the Yankees hold SOLE POSSESSION of FIRST PLACE on my birthday too.

                    *However, I do know they accomplished the feat in 1994...
                    Last edited by YankeeMan; 05-20-2014, 01:47 AM.
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                    • Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
                      One ALCS meeting and One ALDS meeting
                      I stand corrected. Well, sit corrected actually.
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                      • Happy Birthday, you . . .

                        Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                        First off, no reasonable person is gonna' believe that load of crap but, since your audience is mostly Bostonian, you should be okay.

                        Besides, if your talking about the Jays, they should be a lighter shade of blue.
                        Boy, are YOU getting easy in YOUR new old age!
                        After all these years,
                        you'd think you'd know me by now! - - -
                        - Happy Birthday, you OLD Fart! -

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                        • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                          [INDENT][FONT=Georgia][SIZE=4]Boy, are YOU getting easy in YOUR new old age!
                          After all these years,
                          you'd think you[COLOR="#FF0000"]'d know me by now! - - -
                          [INDENT] - Happy Birthday, you OLD Fart! -
                          Did you get him a Red Sox hoodie to make up for the Yanks hat he gave you for YOUR birthday?
                          ;^)
                          "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                          • Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                            Did you get him a Red Sox hoodie to make up for the Yanks hat he gave you for YOUR birthday?
                            ;^)
                            Hey! That was a nice hat!
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                            • Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                              Did you get him a Red Sox hoodie to make up for the Yanks hat he gave you for YOUR birthday?
                              ;^)
                              - I've known YankeeMan for over a decade and all he's ever given me was and a lot of too . . .
                              Last edited by KenFougere; 05-21-2014, 06:03 PM.
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                              • 36 days, 4 hours, 52 minutes until Red Sox @ Yankees!

                                Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                                - I've known YankeeMan for over a decade and all he's ever given me was and a lot of too . . .


                                Who me?

                                You haven't got the hat yet 'cause I had it shipped to my house... You know, so I'd be sure you'd get it.
                                It's here waiting for you to pick it up. [You don't mind if I wear it a bit until you come get it, do you? ]
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