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Red Sox rule!!! Yankees are toast, dead, kaput..A-Rod still sucks...and all other baseball stuff..
one man's opinion...

Posted on 08/08/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by ken5050

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Sawx have the best record in baseball. Kudos to the front office for completely restructuring the team. And the Yankees are imploding..they're just about out of the playoffs..even with the addition of the second wild card.

Except for the NL East, which the Braves have all but locked up..we still have several exciting division and wild card races..

And there's always A-Rod...

Several years back..I did an ongoing baseball thread...if there's enough interest, judging by response, I'll start it again, and ping y'all..

So sound off about everything and anything baseball related..

1 posted on 08/08/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

I am a Napoli fan, not so much Red Sox. Rangers are finally getting hot again and hopefully will outpace the A’s.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 11:42:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ken5050

Okay, I decided to see how far back the NYY’s are from the first place team vs. my lowly Seattle Mariners. Both are 11.5 games behind. Wow, if I were you I would be mad too; especially considering how much higher the NYY’s payroll is.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 11:43:37 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: ken5050

Good job beating the Yankees third string, Ken :)

It does look like they are done. Can’t put together a win. Either the pitching stinks, the hitting is absent, or they blow a lead like they did twice last night.


4 posted on 08/08/2013 11:44:21 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: ken5050

Yankees fan here. Your assessments are correct. Lost year.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 11:44:56 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ken5050

How about that home plate play with Tampa.

Go Rays!


6 posted on 08/08/2013 11:46:55 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Red Sox Owner John Henry had $70 million lying around in petty cash. He could:

a) Buy the Boston Globe
b) Buy A-Rod's contract...( The Sawx can use a 3rd baseman)

They are BOTH lousy choices...

7 posted on 08/08/2013 11:47:39 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: ken5050

Loving the Red Sox this year despite all the stupid trades they’ve made recently.

Seeing the Yankees implode is beautiful.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 11:47:50 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: ken5050

Loving the Red Sox this year despite all the stupid trades they’ve made recently.

Seeing the Yankees implode is beautiful.


9 posted on 08/08/2013 11:48:12 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: ken5050

GO DODGERS!!!!!!!


10 posted on 08/08/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: BlueStateRightist
Honest question- I am a Yankees fan, living in MN.

Why do they hate A-Rod? Because of his money? It seems like the whole world hates him. Like the Demo-haters and conservatives alike. Is it jealousy?

11 posted on 08/08/2013 11:51:18 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: ken5050

c) Fire Dan Shaughnessy!


12 posted on 08/08/2013 11:51:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: driftdiver
Go Rays!

Indeed...anyone outside the Skankees and the Sodomite Sox is welcome to the AL East crown.

13 posted on 08/08/2013 11:51:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ken5050
Sawx have the best record in baseball.

Braves and Pirates have better records.

14 posted on 08/08/2013 11:53:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ken5050
Sawx have the best record in baseball.

As long as you don't count the National League...where men are men and pitchers hit.

15 posted on 08/08/2013 11:54:19 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (People in America are still tried in the courts rather than by left-wing protesters or by the media.)
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To: ken5050

what is it with the penis envy of the Boston fans? They have a better team... move on. Yankees stink this year and probably for the next few unless they get a 250mil bailout like the Red Sox got from the Dodgers.

Once the Sox get to, say half the championships the Yankees have, then come back and brag.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 11:58:40 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: ken5050
Well I for one am glad my Yankees are done it has been a very painful and boring season.
17 posted on 08/08/2013 11:58:54 AM PDT by angcat
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To: ken5050

An old fan of the Sox, I’m watching the season pass in awe and hoping - fingers crossed - that they don’t do their usual end-of-season nosedive.


18 posted on 08/08/2013 12:04:38 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: BarbM

A-Rod is very damaged goods. His history with the Yankees has been marked by strange off and on the field behavior. For example, his barking out a sound when the Toronto Blue Jays 3rd baseman was attempting to catch a pop fly. Or when he tomahawked the ball out of the Red Sox player’s glove while running to first base. Or his incredible claim that he only used anabolic steroids during the 3 years while he played for the Rangers. No one believes his stories, and he exudes a lack of class and tremendous amount of insecurity. While he won the Yankees a WS ring in ‘09, the rest of his tenure has been strange, at best, and dishonest at its worst. Yankees fans have always recognized the guy is a distraction, a cheater, and all about ME.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BarbM
Mostly because AROD is a JERK.

In addition to that, he is overpaid cheater.

He has almost always been a no show in the post season. He chokes.

He is the epitome of what is wrong with baseball.

20 posted on 08/08/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: ken5050
Who cares. Tony Stewart broke his leg and is going to miss the chase. Now that is hugh news!
21 posted on 08/08/2013 12:11:19 PM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: ken5050

27. That’s all. Just 27.


22 posted on 08/08/2013 12:14:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ken5050

I used to care til these spoiled bastards went on strike, so eff them and their million dollar contracts and drug use.
Cheaters, it’s a kids game.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 12:16:31 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I am a lifelong Yankee fan who will admit that the reason the Yankees are as bad as they are goes straight to leadership...namely Joe Girardi. This clown should have stayed either with the Marlins or went to Chicago when he could have. IMHO, he cannot manage his way out of a piss soaked paper bag (Thanks George Patton). Now for the good part. The most interesting concept to me is which team will choke sooner and/or better, the Rays or the Red Sox? Too bad we can’t get them to sit down to the same pot of stew....they can choke nicely together. I wish them both luck, and I’m sure you kmow what kind, don’t you.


24 posted on 08/08/2013 12:21:49 PM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: ken5050

http://www.shrpsports.com/mlb/stand.php?link=Y&season=1978&divcnf=div&date=8&month=Aug


25 posted on 08/08/2013 12:23:22 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: tenthirteen
I wish them both luck, and I’m sure you know what kind, don’t you.

:-)

26 posted on 08/08/2013 12:23:47 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: All

Three hottest teams in baseball right now, with my Royals being one of them, and the other two (Cleveland and Detroit) are in the same division; 6 and 8.5 games up respectfully :-(

Still, it’s nice to finally have something to be excited about in KC in August, other than the Chiefs!


27 posted on 08/08/2013 12:24:00 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: ken5050
The Tigers are only .05% behind the Sox, they're hotter, bought your young shortstop, have a better pitching, better offense and overall a better team lined up for the playoff run than the Sox.

If you make the AL final, you're gonna get beat.

Sorry about that.....

/trashtalk

28 posted on 08/08/2013 12:25:50 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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And the Yankees are imploding..they're just about out of the playoffs
Still a looong way to go before the end of the season. Just ask Ralph Branca.
And you really can't say the "Yankees" are imploding. The current roster is just a bunch of thrown together no-bodies and has-beens who weren't expected to win anyway.
29 posted on 08/08/2013 12:29:24 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Robinson is in a slump I blame the late nights with the rapper and his whore. Girardi has no control over his players.
30 posted on 08/08/2013 12:31:30 PM PDT by angcat
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To: ken5050

And the Red Sox are SO with-it on the social diversity scene too!
All baseball teams should hold a “Gay Day” and have a “gay” guy throw out the first pitch..../snark


31 posted on 08/08/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Resolute Conservative

Reds fan here. I’m stuck with the daily ineptness that is Dusty Baker. Look for the Reds to make the wild card game, go to St. Louis or Pittsburgh, get blown out and reward Dusty with an extension.

Last year with a two game to zero lead in a best of five series against the Giants, Bruce Bochy managed circles around Dusty. It was embarrassing. Dusty does not know how to close the deal in post-season play.


32 posted on 08/08/2013 1:12:58 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: ken5050; Clemenza
"My beloved Red Sox"...

Hey, Ken... I thought you were a Mets fan?? ;-)

~nutmeg (Red Sox fan)

33 posted on 08/08/2013 1:14:16 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: TheRhinelander

As a Yankees hater since 1957, am really enjoying the A-Fraud debacle.


34 posted on 08/08/2013 1:15:21 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: ken5050

Considering you profile: Former Noo Yawka, now from Tampa area, you have strange affinities. I am glad the Sawx are having a good year, I attribute a LOT of it to John Farrell. Still, Tampa Bay consistently gets the most wins per payroll dollar of any team in the majors, playing in the most competitive division. John Maddon is flat out the best manager in baseball, imho. Farrell is the best Red Sox manager in my lifetime.

I still respect the Yankees, they have a long proud tradition. This year is lost, but they will almost certainly be back with a vengance.


35 posted on 08/08/2013 1:18:20 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Turbo Pig

How can you talk about the hottest teams in baseball now and fail to mention the Dodgers?


36 posted on 08/08/2013 1:28:06 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: ken5050; Resolute Conservative; GraniteStateConservative; TheRedSoxWinThePennant; SE Mom; ...
Our Red Sox are on top of the AL East, but it's a shaky lead, IMO. Their starting pitchers are shaky at best. Lackey has improved, but Lester seems to have lost it. Not sure what the heck is going on with Clay Buchholz, or how long he'll stay healthy whenever he returns.

Batters like Napoli (who is something like 0 for 17) and Brandon Snyder really need to either get glasses, or re-learn how to connect the bat with the ball... hubby and I cringe lately when they come up to bat.

The TB Rays are RED HOT, and have better pitching than the Red Sox, from what I've seen lately. Rays' outfielder Wil Myers is amazing. If Longoria recovers from that foot injury by the post-season, I think the Rays are going to be very hard to beat.

The Red Sox start a 4-game stand tonight at the also red-hot Kansas City Royals. In previous years, facing the Royals was like facing the current lowly Houston Astros. You expect a team like the Red Sox to win, if not sweep the series.

The Red Sox did not sweep the Astros (over the past 3 nights), and it was looking pretty dismal for the Sox last night until Stephen Drew hit a 3-run homer in the 9th.

Just my 2 cents...

37 posted on 08/08/2013 1:30:24 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: BlueStateRightist; ken5050
A-Rod is very damaged goods. His history with the Yankees has been marked by strange off and on the field behavior. For example, his barking out a sound when the Toronto Blue Jays 3rd baseman was attempting to catch a pop fly. Or when he tomahawked the ball out of the Red Sox player’s glove while running to first base. Or his incredible claim that he only used anabolic steroids during the 3 years while he played for the Rangers. No one believes his stories, and he exudes a lack of class and tremendous amount of insecurity. While he won the Yankees a WS ring in ‘09, the rest of his tenure has been strange, at best, and dishonest at its worst. Yankees fans have always recognized the guy is a distraction, a cheater, and all about ME.

Perfectly said, and I remember those incidents you describe above, ie A-Fraud's "barking" when the Blue Jays' 3rd baseman was trying to catch a pop fly. What a classless jerk. Never liked him since Day One.

Of course now A-Fraud has proven to be a classless, lying, arrogant, selfish POS jerk.

38 posted on 08/08/2013 1:36:37 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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Noooooo!! No A-Fraud on the Red Sox!

{{Shudder}}

39 posted on 08/08/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: ken5050

The Yankees are burdened with too many too-old expensive has beens. I don’t think this is the team they’ll be fielding next season. Too bad about A-Fraud


40 posted on 08/08/2013 2:00:41 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: ken5050

Tribe not only can’t beat Detroit, the guy who was tied for the team lead in homers gets dumped. Makes no sense at all.


41 posted on 08/08/2013 2:04:03 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: BarbM

He’s an over-paid, arrogant drug-using has been who’s poison in the clubhouse. He is a negative on almost all fronts.


42 posted on 08/08/2013 2:04:50 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: newnhdad; All
Let me try and explain it for you...Having lived most of my live in the NYC suburbs, I have been blessed,and cursed, with a great many friends and acquaintances who are Yankees fans. And for nearly 50 years I suffered abuse...psychological as well as having beer thrown on me at Yankee Stadium just because I was wearing a Red Sox cap.

But Yankees fans all suffer from one collective illness. Mass amnesia. You see, for Yankees fans, 2004 never happened. Their baseball calendar goes from 2003-2004. They never talk about 2004.

The Yankees loss in the 2004 post season is the single greatest collapse, the greatest CHOKE ever in the long history of baseball, yet they never mention it. They've block it out. The Yankees were ahead 3-0 in the series, and ahead late in game 4..AND THEY BLEW IT. CHOKED!!!

43 posted on 08/08/2013 2:07:42 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: tenthirteen
I've been in Tampa since 2007, and go to about 15 games a year..all the Red Sox games, plus a few others. Rays are a very exciting team...awesome young pitching staff..and very dangerous. When the Red Sox are here, it's like Fenway south...more than half the crowd is wearing Red Sox stuff.

FYI..lots of Boston fans come down for a 3 game series. For the price of scalping two tickets at Fenway, let alone parking.. you can get airfare round rip, a decent hotel, game tickets, and enough left over for a few decent meals..

44 posted on 08/08/2013 2:15:20 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

FYI..I grew up in the Bronx..a few miles from Yankee Stadium. In 1953..when I was 6..my aunt took me to my first ball game...she was a lifelong Yankees fan..going back to Murderer’s Row. After the game, she had me stand outside the player’s entrance..to try and get some autographs..None of the Yankees would stop tht day for this little kid. So, after an hour..we give up.. we’re walking up the hill to the subway..we go past the visitor’s entrance...the door opens, this man comes out..he was carrying several bats...he came over to me, knelt down, pulled out a bat, and spent about 5 minutes talking to me...and giving me “batting tips”..though I could barely hold the bat. The Yankees were playing the Red Sox that day, and the man was Ted Williams..and I became a lifelong fan..


45 posted on 08/08/2013 2:21:25 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: nutmeg

I had to root for somebody in NY..and it was the other league..


46 posted on 08/08/2013 2:22:02 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: darkangel82

But Cleveland is having an amazing year..and Francona might well be manager of the year. Kipness is a stud...


47 posted on 08/08/2013 2:23:25 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: nutmeg

I know..wth..the Astros?!

RED SOX fan for life! When I lived in Bean Town I lived on Boylston St. I could hear the games when I kept my window open..well...not really but the roar of the crowd!

In other news- some things never change. The Yankess suck!!!


48 posted on 08/08/2013 2:33:28 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

:)


49 posted on 08/08/2013 2:37:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SE Mom

Go, Rays; go Royals!


50 posted on 08/08/2013 2:38:35 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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