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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9450 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2011 :  00:58:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yankees and Red Sox have always had the ultimate respect for each other and I think they savor the rivalry at least as much as the fans!

I think the best rivalry in basketball was Celtics/Lakers....Magic vs Bird...but of course the best team ever was the Red Auerbach& Bill Russell era (in any sport)!


Of course the Patriots are the only team in football!!

Boston fans can be so greedy!! We have the Stanley Cup...now we just want the OTHER Three championships (though I am afraid the Celtics are not what they were when Garnett was at his peak).

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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9450 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2011 :  05:40:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Red Sox 9, Yankees 5 Papelban is tough. We have the two best closers in the game--they will keep the lead almost without fail!

So we are 1-1. markk!

One more to go in this Fenway series!



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Edited by - lemonade kid on 01/09/2011 05:43:57
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rocker
Old Love

USA
3606 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2011 :  14:01:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We're getting some great games, eh? Giradi noted that the pitch counts are up and the games are going going LATE!!!!!!!!!!!! Pajamas need to be taken when you go to a game......So you know what that means...as they noted you don't get the fastball at 2-0 ...there's too much RESPECT!

Re: baseball
I recently bought the 1960 World series and watched it on tv. Don't know why, maybe it connects with my childhood but I can never ever forget that game. It's etched in my mind. I'm sure you guys got one like me!
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markk
Old Love

USA
779 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2011 :  23:39:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You could say the Sox have a better team this year, and .....
I wouldn't admit it.

You could say the Sox have better starting pitching this year, and .... I wouldn't admit it.

But the two best relievers in baseball???? What, what, what.
No way, No how.
David Robertson and that other guy, what's his name? The best closer ever even at age 41.

And I quote Yankee announcer, John Sterling, "Struck him out swinging
Ballgame over, YANKEES win, Theeeeeeeeee Yankees Win"
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9450 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2011 :  00:07:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by markk

You could say the Sox have a better team this year, and .....
I wouldn't admit it.

You could say the Sox have better starting pitching this year, and .... I wouldn't admit it.

But the two best relievers in baseball???? What, what, what.
No way, No how.
David Robertson and that other guy, what's his name? The best closer ever even at age 41.

And I quote Yankee announcer, John Sterling, "Struck him out swinging
Ballgame over, YANKEES win, Theeeeeeeeee Yankees Win"


That would be Mariano! But I wouldn't want to face either SOX or Yanks' closers...but then if you wanna be a closer..you had better be GREAT!!

Of course ...you know who I mean when I say the SOX...there is only one Sox: the Red Sox. Those other Sox?..the What Sox.



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rocker
Old Love

USA
3606 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  14:23:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hmmm...anyone to venture what's going on with the Bosox???? Have they lost the will to win?????.....
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captain america and billy
Old Love

907 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  15:10:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nagging injuries are one thing going on.Sad to see the wheels falling off the wagon.
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rocker
Old Love

USA
3606 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  21:42:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For Bosox fans' sake, I hope it won't get late early if you get the drift.
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9450 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  22:05:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well they did come back with 16 runs against the Blue Jays...they needed that! But then they lost TWO more!

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markk
Old Love

USA
779 Posts

Posted - 16/09/2011 :  23:34:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
May be sad for you, but not much sympathy here.

Still, they should tough it out and overcome this bad spell.
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underture
Fifth Love

479 Posts

Posted - 20/09/2011 :  15:59:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hats off to my Tampa Bay Rays (yes believe it or not they do have fans out there). They have the smallest payroll in MLB, had to do a fire sale at the end of 2010, yet they are still in the hunt for the wildcard. I don't know if they have enough fuel in the tank to finish the job but what a testament to good scouting and player development that they are contenders in the toughest and costliest division in baseball. And they usually have a consistently good Saturday night concert series. Highlight for this year was John Fogarty.

You Set The Scene

Edited by - underture on 20/09/2011 16:09:34
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captain america and billy
Old Love

907 Posts

Posted - 20/09/2011 :  16:13:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a gut feeling the Red Sox just might stumble into the postseason,but lose to the first opponent.They need the winter to regroup.I know it's a sad phrase to turn but "wait till next year".
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9450 Posts

Posted - 20/09/2011 :  22:35:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by underture

Hats off to my Tampa Bay Rays (yes believe it or not they do have fans out there). They have the smallest payroll in MLB, had to do a fire sale at the end of 2010, yet they are still in the hunt for the wildcard. I don't know if they have enough fuel in the tank to finish the job but what a testament to good scouting and player development that they are contenders in the toughest and costliest division in baseball. And they usually have a consistently good Saturday night concert series. Highlight for this year was John Fogarty.

You Set The Scene

Tampa Bay has always had my respect..a bunch of scrappy kids that always seem to somehow get it done.

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markk
Old Love

USA
779 Posts

Posted - 21/09/2011 :  00:15:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yanks start their series with TB tonite, so Sox fans will be rooting for the Yankees. Did I just say that?
I certainly would not count the Sox out just yet. They have been thru tough situations before and know how to do it.
Obviously, others have to pick up the slack, which is the mark of a champion.
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9450 Posts

Posted - 21/09/2011 :  18:09:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by markk

Yanks start their series with TB tonite, so Sox fans will be rooting for the Yankees. Did I just say that?
I certainly would not count the Sox out just yet. They have been thru tough situations before and know how to do it.
Obviously, others have to pick up the slack, which is the mark of a champion.


Red Sox fans up against the wall in wild-card race
By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP)—Things were looking dire for the Boston Red Sox when they dropped three of four to Tampa Bay and the opener of a doubleheader against last-place Baltimore on Monday.
Fans were booing. Fans were panicking. Fans were ready to give up.

But they weren’t willing to take the most drastic measure of all: Rooting for the New York Yankees when they play the Rays seven times over the next nine days.

“Absolutely not. Anybody that’s going to beat the Yankees, I don’t care,” said Pat Smith, a plumber from Cambridge who watched the Red Sox lose to the Orioles on Monday afternoon—their 12th loss in 15 games. “Even if it hurts the Sox. You never root for the Yankees. I’m sorry. I don’t care.”
The Red Sox led the AL East for much of the summer, and they still had a chance to coast into the playoffs with a nine-game lead over Tampa Bay in the wild-card race on Sept. 3.
But the Rays beat Boston six times in seven games over a 10-day span, trimming the deficit to two games before Baltimore cut it by another half-game Monday. The Red Sox won the nightcap to extend their lead to two games heading into Tuesday.
The Rays play seven games over the final nine days against the first-place Yankees, a reason for Boston fans to cheer for the hated pinstripes.
“It’s something that you don’t ever think you’re going to get to. But I understand that,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday.
Seven of Boston’s last 10 are against the Orioles, who entered the doubleheader 29 games out in the AL East.
“We need to control what we can control,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said after losing three of four to the Rays. “Saying that, I hope they lose.”
Before heading to New York for four games in three days, Rays manager Joe Maddon was asked if he ever thought he could turn a ballpark full of 37,000 Bostonians into Yankees fans.
“That’s improbable, isn’t it?” he said. “It’s not just 37,000, it’s 37 in the ballpark and millions more in the nation.”
But many Red Sox fans weren’t ready to take that step.
“You’ve got to root for the Rays,” said Ted Sellars, a grocery manager from the Boston area. “You can’t root for the Yankees. Ever! Ever! Ever!”
The rivalry between Boston and New York ebbs and flows, hitting its most recent peak in back-to-back AL championship series matchups in 2003-04. The Red Sox lost the first one with a spectacular collapse, but then won the next year with an even more impressive comeback en route to their first World Series title in 86 years.
That cured much of the angst that has infested the town since Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees; the New Yorkers won 26 World Series before Boston won another, but with a 2-1 edge in titles in the last 10 years, the Hub seemed finally to have gotten over its inferiority complex.
That’s why Billy Welsh, a firefighter from Trenton, N.J., who nonetheless grew up a Red Sox fan because his father liked Ted Williams, is willing to look at things from a pragmatic perspective.
“As hard as it may seem, I would have to root for the Yankees because I don’t think the Red Sox are going to win the division, and the only way they’re going to get into the playoffs is if Tampa Bay goes down,” Welsh said. “Because the way they’re playing right now, it’s not looking good.”
Try telling that to Jim Hopkins, an accountant from nearby Danvers.
Rooting for the Yankees is “like telling Satan ‘You’re good,”’ he said. “If the Sox can’t get there on their own, that’s their problem.”
AP freelance writer Doug Alden contributed to this story.
Follow Jimmy Golen on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jgolen
Updated 35 minutes ago

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