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  • I missed what happened went up to Wendy's and got some food and come back and miss a bunch of ejections.
    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 RaysFan_98 View Post
      I missed what happened went up to Wendy's and got some food and come back and miss a bunch of ejections.
      You didn't miss much. You know. Pushing & shoving, 2 ejections. Tensions running high, dropping 10 in a row . . .
      Ken Fougère

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      • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
        You didn't miss much. You know. Pushing & shoving, 2 ejections. Tensions running high, dropping 10 in a row . . .
        Well I missed the Sox getting upset over Escobar taking third on indifference even though they did the same last year during the ALDS LOL
        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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        • East Finals Gm #4: MTL 2 NYR 3 OT

          Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
          You didn't miss much. You know. Pushing & shoving, 2 ejections. Tensions running high, dropping 10 in a row . . .

          ...and the Yankees won AND the NY Rangers won (and are one win from the Stanley Cup Finals! ).
          Man, I'm having a good week.
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          • Originally posted by Ken "foot-in-mouth" Fougere View Post
            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... -

            Team records since this post:


            Tor 7-1 .875
            NYY 5-4 .555
            TBR 4-4-.500
            Bal 3-5 .375
            Bos 0-8 .000
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            • I was wondering what took you so long?

              Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

              Team records since this post:


              Tor 7-1 .875
              NYY 5-4 .555
              TBR 4-4-.500
              Bal 3-5 .375
              Bos 0-8 .000
              I was waiting for you to bring that one back to bite me right in the ass . . .
              Ken Fougère

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              • We're outa the cellar. 1st 3-game win streak of season...


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                Ken Fougère

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                • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post


                  1st 3-game win streak of season...


                  That's friggin' hilarious!
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                  • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                    That's friggin' hilarious!


                    Jocularity

                    Jocularity

                    'Friggin' Jocularity . . .


                    * Want to bring a smile to your face: Please refer to my signature
                    Last edited by KenFougere; 05-29-2014, 03:40 PM.
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                    • Walk-off to sweep the Braves for their 4th straight win . . .




                      Who's suddenly the hottest team in the A.L. East? -

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                      • East Finals Gm #6: MTL 0 NYR 1 (Rangers win series 4-2)!

                        Originally posted by KenFougere View Post



                        Who's suddenly the hottest team in the A.L. East? -

                        (Hint: [ATTACH]139200[/ATTACH])

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                        That'd be Toronto (9-1 over the last 10). Oh, and guess who's playing in the Stanley Cup Finals (see sig for hint).
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                        • baseball 101

                          Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                          That'd be Toronto (9-1 over the last 10).

                          To most, (but sadly not all), understand the point I was obviously referring to was the team with the current, longest winning streak. For the layman* posting here, I was talking about a common baseball phrase known as 'games-won-in-a-row'.

                          *Layman is a noun defined as follows: somebody without specialist knowledge: somebody, especially a (Y) man, who is not trained or expert in a specific area such as baseball terms or inferences...



                          Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                          Oh, and guess who's playing in the Stanley Cup Finals (see sig for hint).
                          I'm shocked they got past Montréal.-
                          BTW: Here's another bet you would of won. (If you only had, even two 'pebbles', that remotely resembled a pair of 'stones'!) -
                          Ken Fougère

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                          • 28 days 12 hours 5 minutes until Red Sox @ Yankees!

                            Originally posted by KenFougere View Post

                            I'm shocked they got past Montréal.
                            Montréal? I'm shocked they got by Pittsburgh! [I'm surprised Montreal got to the East Finals... but you know all about that. ]

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                            And, the "hottest team" is a very subjective term used mostly by broadcasters and journalist. Baseball is a game of numbers and I'll take 9-1 (and first place!) over a three game winning streak almost every time. But I know you guys are just looking for some hope wherever you can find it [Hint: football season begins in September].
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                            • Hey layman!

                              Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                              And, the "hottest team" is a very subjective term used mostly by broadcasters and journalist. Baseball is a game of numbers and I'll take 9-1 (and first place!) over a three game winning streak(?) almost every time. But I know you guys are just looking for some hope wherever you can find it [Hint: football season begins in September].
                              Hey buddy-boy.

                              I know you're from where, Jersey is it? But try to get your facts straight. It's a FOUR game winning streak! Jeez. - -



                              Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                              I'll take 9-1 (and first place!)
                              Of course I agree. But hey, we just came off a 10 game skid! -
                              I'm grasping at straws here . . . -
                              Last edited by KenFougere; 05-30-2014, 04:58 AM.
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                              • 28 days 6 hours 15 minutes until Red Sox @ Yankees!

                                Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                                Hey buddy-boy.

                                I know you're from where, Jersey is it? But try to get your facts straight. It's a FOUR game winning streak! Jeez. - -

                                Of course I agree. But hey, we just came off a 10 game skid! -

                                I'm grasping at straws here . . . -


                                First off, I'm from The Bronx and you damn well know it. Jersey... Why I oughta... Hey, go to The Bronx dressed in all Red Sox gear and say the following phrase in Spanish: "Tu ciudad huele a orina, pendejo!" and the locals will escort you to my childhood home (or the hospital I was born in most likely).

                                Second, where do you get off calling me a "layman." I scouted professionally for three years... Sheesh. [And you know that too! ]



                                Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                                Of course I agree. But hey, we just came off a 10 game skid! -
                                I'm grasping at straws here . . . -
                                Try that vacuous space between your ears. That's mostly full of straw (and hot air).
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