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  • Originally posted by TonyK View Post
    I had already watched the Celtics win 10 NBA Championships before I even graduated from High School. You have no idea what that was like. I'm not sure why Yankees fans keep bringing up vintage baseball history before their time whenever the discussion turns to current championships.
    Um, I thought we were talking about baseball...? But I wasn't one who bought up old championships... (FYI: Since neither of our teams are the reigning champs, it's all "vintage.").
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    • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
      Um, I thought we were talking about baseball...? But I wasn't one who bought up old championships... (FYI: Since neither of our teams are the reigning champs, it's all "vintage.").
      Vintage to me is pre-TonyK. I don't care how many titles our Boston teams won in the 1800's and early 1900's before I was born. That wipes our your first two rows of WS rings too.
      "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
      "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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      • Originally posted by TonyK View Post
        Vintage to me is pre-TonyK. I don't care how many titles our Boston teams won in the 1800's and early 1900's before I was born. That wipes our your first two rows of WS rings too.
        Maybe you missed the part where I said the Yankees have won SEVEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MY LIFTETIME (most in MLB over that span). And I remember all of them. The first happened when I was a 11 year old kid living in The Bronx, NY...
        WORLD CHAMPIONS!

        1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

        1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


        1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
          Maybe you missed the part where I said the Yankees have won SEVEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MY LIFTETIME (most in MLB over that span). And I remember all of them. The first happened when I was a 11 year old kid living in The Bronx, NY...
          You remember as far back as 1977? That's cool. I remember walking out of Fenway Park after Fisk's HR. I also remember asking Lee Stange where all the ballplayers were in 1967 at the Ballplayers Entrance outside Fenway Park.

          I recall watching the 1st NBA Championship won by the Celtics in the 1950's. I was a 7 or 8-year old Boston kid when I went to my first NBA Championship game. I still recall watching the greatest professional team of all-time dominate lesser teams. To clarify, I've watched all 17 NBA Championships won by the Boston Celtics.
          "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
          "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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          • Originally posted by TonyK View Post
            You remember as far back as 1977? That's cool. I remember walking out of Fenway Park after Fisk's HR. I also remember asking Lee Stange where all the ballplayers were in 1967 at the Ballplayers Entrance outside Fenway Park.

            I recall watching the 1st NBA Championship won by the Celtics in the 1950's. I was a 7 or 8-year old Boston kid when I went to my first NBA Championship game. I still recall watching the greatest professional team of all-time dominate lesser teams. To clarify, I've watched all 17 NBA Championships won by the Boston Celtics.

            Don't tell anybody... But I kinda' miss that sweatbox you guys used to have there (old garden). Man, was it hot in there in June! I've been witness to EVERY LAKER CHAMPIONSHIP won in LOS ANGELES... but 1985, 1987, & 2010 will always be personal favorites. Hey, it's been a nice run. We've almost caught up! Hoping the Lakers pass the Celtics (and build a lead) before I pass...


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            1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

            1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


            1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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            • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

              Don't tell anybody... But I kinda' miss that sweatbox you guys used to have there (old garden). Man, was it hot in there in June! I've been witness to EVERY LAKER CHAMPIONSHIP won in LOS ANGELES... but 1985, 1987, & 2010 will always be personal favorites. Hey, it's been a nice run. We've almost caught up! Hoping the Lakers pass the Celtics (and build a lead) before I pass...


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              That wasn't sweat you were smelling. After you left the Gaahden, the homeless and winos were nimble enough to get up the ramps, but not quite nimble enough to locate the rest rooms.

              I saw the rodeo in there, the Ice Capades, Creedence Clearwater Revival, CSN & Y, the Bruins, the circus, pro wrestling, and my HS basketball team in the State Semi's. I even found a door way up on one of the fire escapes that was often left unlocked for "friends" to get in for free.

              Lakers and Celtics were another bitter rivalry. Not quite as intense as the Yankees-Red Sox, but that is due to geography.
              "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
              "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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              • Just a ballpark figure?

                Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                Maybe you missed the part where I said the Yankees have won SEVEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MY LIFETIME (most in MLB over that span). And I remember all of them. The first happened when I was an 11-year-old kid living in The Bronx, NY...: baseball:
                - So, that makes you how much older than Ruth? -
                Ken Fougère

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                • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post

                  Don't tell anybody... But I kinda miss that sweatbox you guys used to have there (old garden). The man was it hot in there in June! I've been witness to EVERY LAKER CHAMPIONSHIP won in LOS ANGELES, (What happened to Minneapolis?) ... but 1985, 1987, & 2010 will always be personal favorites. Hey, it's been a nice run. We've almost caught up! Hoping the Lakers pass the Celtics (and build a lead) before I pass... -


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                  No way you'll be around to see that happen. - - (BTW, Record 8 Straight Titles)

                  Ken Fougère

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                  • 21 days, 9 hours, and 47 minutes until Red Sox @ Yankees!

                    For a bunch of baseball fans, you guys sure like to talk about basketball a lot lately. I wonder why that is... :clown:

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                    1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                    1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                    1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                    • BTW, here's a good barometer of where both of our franchises are at right now...

                      CBS Sports: In case it only seemed like the AL East was in a period of decline, this ought to prove it: For the first time in All-Star game history, the Yankees and Red Sox, combined, won't have a single player in the American League's starting lineup. Not one, since the brainchild of Chicago Tribune Sports Editor Arch Ward inaugurated in 1933. The lone exception: 1945, when the All-Star game was canceled because of travel restrictions related to World War II.

                      Check it yourself. Here's a list of All-Star starters for the Red Sox. Here's a list of Yankees.

                      The Axis powers were among those to blame in '45. But it's not like this time we can blame Kansas City Royals fans, who voted seven of their players into the game, which is set to be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday night. The Yankees and Red Sox didn't come close to electing any starters this year. Boston's Xander Bogaerts did the best among the AL East titans, finishing fourth among AL shortstops, roughly 8 million votes behind leader Alcides Escobar. Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees finished fifth among designated hitters, about 7 million behind Nelson Cruz of the Mariners. Yankees outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran finished 10th and 15th, respectively. (Hey, where were Yankees fans on Brett Gardner?)

                      This is the nadir. What about the zenith of Yankees-Red Sox All-Star starter power? In 1939, they combined for eight of the nine starters, including six Yankees, when the game came to "The House That Ruth Built." Hank Greenberg of the Tigers was the exception at first base, with Lou Gehrig coming off the bench. (See? Yankees manager Joe McCarthy was fair about it.) In all 14 of the 25 players on the AL roster in '39 came from the Yankees and Red Sox.

                      This season, Mark Teixeira, Dellin Betances and Gardner represent the Yankees, who are assured of first place heading into the break. The lone Red Sox representative is utility man Brock Holt.

                      It's been noted by several outlets that the Yankees and Red Sox don't have any starters, but Bob Matthews of Newsradio 1180 WHAM-AM in Rochester, N.Y. appears to have scooped everyone on the "first time in history" part. "WHAM!" is right.
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                      1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                      1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                      1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                      • Well, how about that Trout kid! :cap:

                        Looks like game #7 is a home game fellas'!
                        :clown:
                        WORLD CHAMPIONS!

                        1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                        1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                        1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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                        • Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                          Well, how about that Trout kid! :cap:

                          Looks like game #7 is a home game fellas'!
                          :clown:
                          How come the Yanks didn't snap up that kid from Jersey?!?!?!?!
                          "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                          • See, "clean & sober" works well for you!

                            Originally posted by YankeeMan View Post
                            Well, how about that Trout kid! :cap:

                            Looks like game #7 is a home game fellas'!
                            :clown:

                            Nice to see you're looking forward to game 7 of this season's World Series at Fenway Park! -



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                            Looks like your therapy's finally working. Good for you! It took a while, (12 years now) Let's all thank God for this miracle! - - :innocent:
                            Last edited by KenFougere; 07-15-2015, 05:37 PM.
                            Ken Fougère

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                            • I just realized that Bitter Rivals has been viewed, worldwide, over three-quarters of a million times! Amazing.

                              Ken Fougère

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                              • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
                                Nice to see you're looking forward to game 7 of this season's World Series at Fenway Park! -



                                If game #7 of the 2015 World Series is at Fenway Park, I'll be pulling for the Saux.

                                ...and, if I can get tickets, I'll probably drive my flying pig* to the game. :clown:





                                [*i.e. "When pigs fly."]
                                Last edited by YankeeMan; 07-16-2015, 06:57 AM.
                                WORLD CHAMPIONS!

                                1923 • 1927 • 1928 • 1932 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939 • 1941 • 1943

                                1947 • 1949 • 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1956 • 1958 • 1961 • 1962


                                1977 • 1978 • 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2009

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