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post #91 of 105
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I thought the called shot was in Wrigley Field against the Cubs in the '32 World Series.
You are indeed correct, sir. The famous Called Shot was in Game 3 at Wrigley Field. I wasn't very clear in my wording -- or understanding of the article. I think the author meant that the shots were in the same direction as the called shot... Then again, he could've just meant that Ruth slammed plenty of his own (less mythical) homers in the same section as the Sox sluggers. Thanks for setting the record straight.
post #92 of 105
It feels so surreal. Boston Red Sox -- World Champions 86 years since 1918 18 years since 1986
post #93 of 105
WHAT CURSE? The Sox are MLB's DADDY.
post #94 of 105
i actually saw every game of the series, and all but one of the red sox/yankees series. i pay very little attention to baseball and never watch it unless the dodgers are playing, but the red sox caught my attention this year. i don't know why. they were a team of destiny.
post #95 of 105
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Its good to know that there's another dodger fan here. I was torn whether or not I should root for the giants to make the playoffs this year, since it would allow the dodgers to have played the braves instead of the cardinals. That would have been a better matchup. I'm worried that this year is as good as it gets for awhile. It seems the Parking Lot Attendant/owner plans on slashing payroll next year. For some reason, it just feels anticlimatic that the red sox finally won it. What happens to the red sox mystique. So much of it was centered around this curse. Do the red sox become just another baseball team, like the Tigers or Padres. It'll be interesting to see if this whole curse thing now falls on the White Sox.They haven't won since 1917, and they actually have a legitimate reason to be cursed, unlike that stupid billy goat tale with the Cubs. They threw the World Series in 1919, and you could call it curse of shoeless joe jackson for being unfairly banned from baseball.
post #96 of 105
I just can't believe it. I never thought I'd live to see the day. I'm emotional.
post #97 of 105
This photograph says it all. If I was a Red Sox fan, it would make me cry . . .
post #98 of 105
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The main problem I see with the Yankees is that they are totally focused on buying up MYPs and superstars.  In one respect I think this is a bit of an underhanded game that Steinbrenner and company play- they bid on every single player their competition may want, driving up the price very high, so that if their competition gets the player in question they have now decimated their cash to spend on the rest of the team, or alternatively the yankees get the great player in question.  I think they can afford to do this whole thing because by having more superstars the Yanks certainly make more money through merchandising then a lot of their counterparts with fewer so called allstars.
I can't believe a Red Sox fan would bitch about this this year. Have you even been following them this year? Possible trades and aquistions for the RedSox which didn't happen where the Yankees trumped the Rdsox this year: 1) Arod deal fell through for Boston, so Redsox kept Manny Ramirez who is the MVP of world series. NY had to trade Sorriano to get ARod. 2) Expos told RSox that they didn't have enough to get Vasquez, so RSox turned to plan B (Schilling). 3) BSox almost traded Lowe for Loiaza before the Yankees again trumped BSox, and got the player Boston wanted 3) Yankees beat RSox in signing COntreras
post #99 of 105
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Possible trades and aquistions for the RedSox which didn't happen where the Yankees trumped the Rdsox this year: 1) Arod deal fell through for Boston, so Redsox kept Manny Ramirez who is the MVP of world series. NY had to trade Sorriano to get ARod.
I would have been happier with Ordonez and A-Rod than with Cabrera and Ramirez, but that's just me.
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2) Expos told RSox that they didn't have enough to get Vasquez, so RSox turned to plan B (Schilling).
I don't think this was a situation where they wouldn't have signed Schilling if they'd been able to trade for Vasquez... Also, I think the Sox weren't that interested in Vasquez.
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3) BSox almost traded Lowe for Loiaza before the Yankees again trumped BSox, and got the player Boston wanted
The trade that was most likely to happen was trading Lowe for Milton or Milwood, which may or may not have been a good trade, but Lowe wasn't any good until the ALCS/WS, he sucked bad until then.
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3) Yankees beat RSox in signing COntreras
Contreras is a good pitcher, if you look at his record, almost all of his losses were to to the Red Sox.
post #100 of 105
I don't think Boston could have afforded to sign both Schilling and Vasquez. Remember, their payroll this year is already 130 million. Also, Vasquez is much younger than Schilling. Long term, it would have been better to get Vasquez than Schilling. I think this year's team will be like the Angels or the Marlins when they won their world series. Everything went their way this year, and they really can't expect the same breaks next year to happen. They've got a lot of free agents, and might not even make the playoffs next year.
post #101 of 105
And, no, I'm not still in shock over the Yankees loss. The Yankees did not choke. Three out of those four games came down to the last at bat. I'm like, 10X more upset that the porno moustache, a la Jeff Kent, is not in style right now. I guess I don't really mind not winning it this year becuase I've thought of something new to say to my boston friends: One down, nineteen more to go..
post #102 of 105
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One down, nineteen more to go..
And I'd say: "Forget the past, baby. Start livin' in the present. Sucker"
post #103 of 105
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The Yankees did not choke.
HAHAHAHAHA. You think they didn't choke because it came down to last at bats? That's when people choke pal, when the game's on the line. (Reminds me of a joke - I'll save it for the joke section). Yankees - laughable. What have you done for me lately? It's been what, 4 years since your last championship? It's been about 12 hours since ours...
post #104 of 105
Vasquez is younger than Schilling but doesn't have a proven track record as a winner as Schilling does. He also doesn't have a postseason record like Schilling. The Sox were looking to sign a pitcher to a 3 year contract. Who would be better for three years? Schilling. As for the assertion that the Sox won't be as good, they were a couple innings away from going to the WS last year as well if you didn't remember, and matched up much better against the Marlins than the Yankees did. Florida has also won 2 WS in the past 8 years, only 1 less than the Yankees. As for the free agents, Varitek should resign for sure, and Pedro may resign as well. Even if they lose Lowe and Pedro, they will have money to sign someone like Pavano, and Arroyo will step into the third starter's role, giving Boston a rotation of Schilling, Pavano, Arroyo, Wakefield, which is arguably better than Schilling, Pedro, Lowe, Wakefield.
post #105 of 105
Claiming that the biggest collapse in MLB history is not a choke sure sounds like a rationalization to me... Admitting you have a problem is the first step...
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