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post #61 of 105
Pujols, then Rolen......... Could it be another Cards/Sox series? I just LOVE seeing Clemens blow it...
post #62 of 105
Yep- my two favorite players in all of baseball- Jeff Kent and Roger Clemens.
post #63 of 105
Thread Starter 
Will this year be considered a success for the Red Sox if they end up losing to the Cardinals in the World Series as long as they beat the Yankees? Last year, the Yankees ran out of gas when they got into the world series because of their series with Boston. And, out of all the New England sports teams, which is the most beloved. Let's assume that all the teams were equally bad or good, which ones do the fans really love? It seems that in the South, its all about football. And, I believe in NYC, they really love the Knicks more than the Yankees. But, the Yankees win more, so they get a lot of bandwagon fans. I'm still not sure what LA is about.
post #64 of 105
Having lived in LA for 10 years (albeit finishing that stint 10 years ago) I'd say only the Lakers.
post #65 of 105
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Having lived in LA for 10 years (albeit finishing that stint 10 years ago) I'd say only the Lakers.
"It's better to look good than to play good" must be L.A.'s motto.  Why else would the Lakers dump Shaq and keep Kobe?
post #66 of 105
I think the Sox are the most beloved team, with the Pats a close 2nd, followed by the Celtics and Bruins.
post #67 of 105
Alright, I know I'm way late in joining this discussion, but I hope I can ease my way back into good standing with the Forum. I haven't been giving myself enough downtime to waste on the internet as I would like, so let's hope that starts back up. And what better way to get back into the swing of things than... RED HOT RED SOX.. 4 games in a row. Freakin' beautiful -- only way to describe that. Goodbye curse. I didn't think about this until reading an article on the game, but ALL 4 Red Sox homeruns in Game 7 went into the section where the Babe called his shot years ago. The Sox are WS-bound. I love the month of October.
post #68 of 105
Thread Starter 
Why didn't the Yankees just bunt against Schilling in game 6, knowing how immobile he was? Yeah, it might be considered cheap, but look at how ARod tried to swipe the ball away. Can't get any worse than that.
post #69 of 105
Just had to clear up a misconception that some in the media are trying to create with the Yankees loss. Yes, it was a bad loss but not a devasting loss because we lost to the Red Sox. We measure ourselves by the World Series. So, the loss in 2001 to Arizona was worse than this year's loss. This is different than the Red Sox, who measure themselves in comparison to the Yankees.
post #70 of 105
We should try to keep this topical. At this point, the Yankees are as irrelevant to a playoffs discussion as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
post #71 of 105
why would it be worse to lose when you are in the world series? losing in the playoffs means you aren't even good enough to represent the AL in the World Series. Never mind that the Yankees suffered the worst collapse in the history of MLB.
post #72 of 105
the sox have really come out swinging, have they not. wow. what a hit-fest. sorry to say i haven't been able to watch every minute of the games...i just hope i haven't missed many good plays... /andrew
post #73 of 105
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why would it be worse to lose when you are in the world series?  losing in the playoffs means you aren't even good enough to represent the AL in the World Series.  Never mind that the Yankees suffered the worst collapse in the history of MLB.
To the Yankees, anything short of a world series championship is not good enough. Its like getting awarded second place or third place. Is there really any difference between the two? What matters is that you aren't first. It really doesn't matter that Boston beat us; what hurts is that we aren't champions. Compare this to Boston. To them, the curse is over because they finally beat the Yankees, not because they finally won the world series.
post #74 of 105
That's a valid point but at worse, you can say that losing the world series to the diamondbacks was the same as losing the ALCS to the sox. I guess there's a fair amount of not good enough lately as NY hasn't won a world series in quite some time. Lately, I liken the Sox/Yankees to the Pats/Jets in the late 90s, NE has had more talent and hadn't done much with it, but finally broke through under brady, buried the jets, and haven't looked back since. Of course there is much longer tradition with the yankees, but they are scraping the bottom of the barrel in their farm system and really need to figure something out as they have a huge amount of money sunk into fairly mediocre players at this point.
post #75 of 105
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We should try to keep this topical. At this point, the Yankees are as irrelevant to a playoffs discussion as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Wow Peter- way to twist the knife.
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Never mind that the Yankees suffered the worst collapse in the history of MLB.
Likewise, Drizz.
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but they are scraping the bottom of the barrel in their farm system and really need to figure something out as they have a huge amount of money sunk into fairly mediocre players at this point.
Their starting pitching is subpar. They could rectify this on the open market. Carlos Beltran might be a pretty good addition too, as would Sosa (maybe too old and prone to petulation), but I don't know where they'd play him. I'd love to see the Giants make a run at Beltran.
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