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    Originally posted by Biggerin
    I've come to the conclusion that ken and yankeeman are, in fact, the same person with multiple personalities.
    WOW . . . I don't know who's gonna kringe the most at that statement, Yankeeman or ME ! . . .
    Ken Fougère

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    • This thread has had quite a life.

      Finally got around to reading most of the posts here that have been made since the thread first appeared a few months ago ... WHEW! ... It really did turn into the Sox-Yanks thread, didn't it?! ... For the record, the two biggest posters in the thread have been Ken with a whopping 145 (some team Forums don't have that many posts!) and YankeeMan a distant 2nd with 187.

      So for my 4th post in the thread, what about the Astros-Red Sox or Astros-Yankees rivalries? ... Hey, it was worth a try since Houston is traveling through the Bronx and Beantown next week for their first appearances at both The Stadium and Fenway.

      And on the other end of the rivalry spectrum, how about the Astros and Orioles who are meeting for the very first time this week in Houston ... Pretty odd that the two have NEVER played each other at least in a spring training game or two.
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      • Pop ......................

        Didn't the Yanks play the Stros in the first game in the Astrodome?
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        • Re: Lets see...whatever could you be referring to?

          Originally posted by KenFougere
          No...I don't think it will take Clemens six starts to reach #300.


          {seriously now, wouldn't it be great if he could reach 4000K's in his 300th win!} Now that's something no one would ever duplicate!
          It's pretty simple to see what he was referring too, it's not about it taking Clemens 6 starts to get win #300 at all (if it did take that long, something is seriously wrong with Roger)

          Originally, you posted that the Red Sox had lost 3 in a row finally, the last team to do that this season...

          ... and going for six. Means that with a loss tonight in Pittsburgh, Boston will have been defeated for 6 games in a row, double the 3 in a row that they accomplished this past weekend in Toronto.
          Chris Smolen

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          • Correctamundo, CardFan ... The first exhibition games played in both the Astrodome and the new Arthur Andersen Memorial Stadium downtown featured the Yankees as the opposition ... Houston won both games, with Mantle and Ledee hitting the first "unofficial" homers in both parks.
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            • Originally posted by PopTop
              Correctamundo, CardFan ... The first exhibition games played in both the Astrodome and the new Arthur Andersen Memorial Stadium downtown featured the Yankees as the opposition ... Houston won both games, with Mantle and Ledee hitting the first "unofficial" homers in both parks.
              I was much more enamored with the nicknames "Ten-run" Field and Bancruptcy Park ......................

              Both located in beautiful Stockscam, TX. Just across from the Martha Stewart Home for Wayward Investor Girls ..................
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              • Re: Re: Lets see...whatever could you be referring to?

                Originally posted by aroundthehorn
                It's pretty simple to see what he was referring too, it's not about it taking Clemens 6 starts to get win #300 at all (if it did take that long, something is seriously wrong with Roger)

                Originally, you posted that the Red Sox had lost 3 in a row finally, the last team to do that this season...

                ... and going for six. Means that with a loss tonight in Pittsburgh, Boston will have been defeated for 6 games in a row, double the 3 in a row that they accomplished this past weekend in Toronto.
                Yes, I know what he meant. The smilie at the end is winking...
                {It's the rivalry thing - you try to give no satisfaction. So, "tongue in cheek" is usually the rule.} . . . . . . Get it?
                Ken Fougère

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                • Originally posted by Biggerin
                  I've come to the conclusion that ken and yankeeman are, in fact, the same person with multiple personalities.
                  I have never been so insulted in all my life.

                  BTW Ken, I knew that you knew and you knew that I knew, ya' know?

                  Speaking of rivials... The Yanks lost 3-4 to the Reds today.

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                  • Originally posted by Biggerin
                    I've come to the conclusion that ken and yankeeman are, in fact, the same person with multiple personalities.
                    I'll admit to having been VT Sox Fan in another life, but who's counting reincarnations anyway?
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                    • Hey that's news to me! What else has my astral body been doing when I'm not paying attention? Good grief! Is there a past life regression therapist in the house? How'd I get dragged into this, anyway?
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                      • Yeah, I gotta agree with that one, too...
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                        • Re: Re: Re: Lets see...whatever could you be referring to?

                          Originally posted by KenFougere
                          Yes, I know what he meant. The smilie at the end is winking...
                          {It's the rivalry thing - you try to give no satisfaction. So, "tongue in cheek" is usually the rule.} . . . . . . Get it?
                          I got it, I dig what you're saying, sorry but I had a little cork on the brain !!!
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                          • 16 pages!!!!

                            When did this thread start???

                            How did it get to 16 pages???

                            there are 4800 views and 400 posts.....

                            Is this a record.......

                            Maybe this thread should be locked.......

                            Maybe WE should be locked up???
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                            • no way!

                              This thread deserves the "Best... Thread... Evar" award.
                              "Endlessly deferred redemption provides, paradoxically enough, its own kind of reward... It tests our faith and marks us as spiritually stronger than other fans for whom entrance into heaven is a far cheaper thing."
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                              • Locking this thread?

                                I'm the Mod here = "fat chance"

                                This is the "best thread ever" -- in any fourm.
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