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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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To: nutmeg; ken5050

I’m kind of a Mets fan too. After living in Boston my husband and I lived in Manhattan and we both hated the Yankess soooo we’d go to Mets games:)

That was 78-80 so no danger of a World Series between them!


51 posted on 08/08/2013 2:45:25 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

My son,born and raised in the Boston area,has been working in NYC for 20 years.

During the ALCS in 2004 I asked him how he kept his joy in check.

He told everyone he was a big Mets fan-—as you did.

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52 posted on 08/08/2013 2:51:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

See? It works!

There is no ball park better (or stranger) than Fenway.


53 posted on 08/08/2013 2:56:57 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

One of the things on my bucket list is to get back up for a few games in Fenway..it’s been over a decade...I want to sit atop the Green Monster, and also in the rooftop seats..


54 posted on 08/08/2013 3:12:21 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: ken5050

inferiority complex is inferior? Check back when they reach 12 championships, until then.. go back to the swirling toilet sorry ass excuse for a crappy playground called Fenway and sing songs about the touching underage Kennedys..


55 posted on 08/08/2013 3:14:38 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: ken5050

LoL. :-)


56 posted on 08/08/2013 3:15:35 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Turbo Pig
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...

I guess I shouldn't mention that my team has a 13 game winning streak.

57 posted on 08/08/2013 3:19:21 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: newnhdad
Here ya go..just because you asked so nicely..
58 posted on 08/08/2013 3:21:44 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: ken5050

My father-in-law used to run a summer Y-camp for disadvantaged kids outside of Worcester. Ted Williams and another Red Sox player (Johnny Pesky? I forget.) dropped in unanounced one day, and basically the same story. Spent the whole afternoon with the kids, no reporters, no publicity, just spending time with young fans.

BTW, I grew up in Queens, when everyone was a Dodgers fan, even after the move to LA. I was a Yankees fan because I was a front runner. I always hated the Mets and Met fans, except maybe 1969 and 1973. The Red Sox “grew” on me after I moved up here.


59 posted on 08/08/2013 3:22:23 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I was commissioned after college, in 1968, and spent 4 years overseas..and thus I missed what, for NY sports fans was the greatest year ever..1969....the Mets, Jets, and Knicks..


60 posted on 08/08/2013 3:30:10 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: massgopguy

“c) Fire Dan Shaughnessy!”

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No,no,no,no no !

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61 posted on 08/08/2013 3:35:44 PM PDT by Mears
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To: ken5050

have fun in the playoffs.. should be a good ride with teams like KC, Tribe, Baltimore and the Rangers in the mix.


62 posted on 08/08/2013 3:36:08 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad
For us...I think the key is if Buckholz comes back, and comes back in reasonable shape..he was awesome before getting hurt.

Ortiz is unreal...I wish he'd lost the 30 pounds a few years ago..

The AL wildcard race should be very exciting...THREE teams from the AL East could make the playoffs..

63 posted on 08/08/2013 3:40:19 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: ken5050

The thing I remember about Ted Williams is how nasty he was to the Boston fans.

You were lucky.
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64 posted on 08/08/2013 3:45:39 PM PDT by Mears
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To: angcat
Girardi has no control over his players.
He has the same amount of control as any other manager has over their players. His problem is he has no players.
65 posted on 08/08/2013 4:41:05 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nutmeg

barking is nothing. In one game Jeter, running between second and third, shouted “mine” as he ran behind the short stop,the short stop stopped backing up for the pop up, the left fielder heard “mine” and stopped thinking the short stop had called it. The ball bounced on the ground about 10 feet behind the short stop and about 10 feet in front of the left fielder. Caught on film, it was hilarious.


66 posted on 08/08/2013 4:49:08 PM PDT by X Fretensis
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To: Pan_Yan
I guess I shouldn't mention that my team has a 13 game winning streak.

They are the 4th hottest :-)

67 posted on 08/08/2013 7:01:08 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: ken5050

It will potentially be very interesting if the Rangers play Boston at Fenway now that they have Manny on their team.


68 posted on 08/09/2013 6:05:44 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

Good thought...however, the optics of replacing Cruz with Manny are gonna hurt...LOL


69 posted on 08/09/2013 6:08:21 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: X Fretensis; ken5050
barking is nothing. In one game Jeter, running between second and third, shouted “mine” as he ran behind the short stop,the short stop stopped backing up for the pop up, the left fielder heard “mine” and stopped thinking the short stop had called it. The ball bounced on the ground about 10 feet behind the short stop and about 10 feet in front of the left fielder. Caught on film, it was hilarious.

LOL, I remember that now! Can't remember if I saw that game live, or saw highlights. Thanks for the reminder...

Those damn Yankees!

70 posted on 08/09/2013 9:34:53 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: ken5050; Exit148; SE Mom
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..

Wow... incredible story!

71 posted on 08/09/2013 10:17:13 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: ken5050; SE Mom; Lonesome in Massachussets; Mears; Red Steel; massgopguy; Jack Hammer
Well, unfortunately the Red Sox woes I mentioned in #37 above continued during last night's Red Sox-Royals game...

As usual, Jon Lester had "difficulty" during the 1st inning. Kansas City quickly got a run on the scoreboard. Then Lester loaded the bases. In come two more runs... KC leads the Sox 3-0.

It took Lester 41 pitches to finally get out of the first inning.

Hardly the "ace" we need heading late into the season...

Super slumper Mike Napoli hit into a double play to end the game. Red Sox lose to the Royals 5-1.

Oh well... maybe tonight we'll have better luck with Peavy on the mound.

72 posted on 08/09/2013 10:27:41 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: ken5050

Good for the Red Sox.

Beats bottom of the barrel last year! ;)


73 posted on 08/09/2013 10:30:48 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: nutmeg
well... maybe tonight we'll have better luck with Peavy on the mound.

Santana's pitching for us and he's on a streak lately. Should be a good series.

74 posted on 08/09/2013 10:34:11 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: nutmeg
Peavy is now, IMHO, the ace of the staff..and signed for next season...

I'm watching the MLB highlite show this morning..and they're talking about how great Carl Crawford is playing..and I want to go bang my head against the wall..

75 posted on 08/09/2013 10:45:22 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: ken5050; nutmeg

Brought a tear to my eye and a wee lump in my throat:)

What a GREAT story!


76 posted on 08/09/2013 11:11:43 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ken5050

The Red Sox should be renamed the Red Soxed Step Child. Compare the banners with the Yanks since they traded Ruth and you’ll see what I mean. :-}


77 posted on 08/09/2013 11:13:43 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: ken5050

Though in all honesty I do think Ted Williams was the second greatest hitter to ever play the game. Of course a Yankee was the first. And Pujols is nipping at Ted’s heels.


78 posted on 08/09/2013 11:23:31 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SE Mom

My pleasure....had Williams played in the old, original Yankee Stadium, with the field level 296 ft right field porch..he’d have hit 750 HRs..and if he hadn’t missed 4 years for WW II and Korea..he might have hit 1,000 HR..just take his stats and pro-rate them


79 posted on 08/09/2013 1:59:53 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: ken5050; SE Mom
Ugh, I know... Where was Carl Crawford when we needed him? Seems he spent his entire Red Sox career on the DL.

Peavy isn't very sharp tonight... :-(

80 posted on 08/09/2013 6:11:32 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: ken5050; SE Mom; Lonesome in Massachussets
Whoa.... Napoli finally came through for the Sox!! He cleared the bases!

6-3 Red Sox!!!

81 posted on 08/09/2013 6:46:09 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: ken5050; SE Mom; Lonesome in Massachussets
Whoa.... Napoli finally came through for the Sox!! He cleared the bases!

6-3 Red Sox!!!

82 posted on 08/09/2013 6:46:10 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: nutmeg

Yes! WOOHOO!!


83 posted on 08/09/2013 6:53:14 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom; ken5050
Well, this Red Sox-Royals game is going south fast for our Sox... I think I'll tune into the Rays-Dodgers game...

9-6 Royals... 3-0 Rays over Dodgers in the second.

*sigh*

84 posted on 08/09/2013 7:49:53 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: driftdiver

The Rays get no respect....Can’t wait until the Rays take the division lead. Again....


85 posted on 08/09/2013 7:59:18 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: JZoback

That was a tough loss yesterday..you should hear sports radio in Tampa..


86 posted on 08/10/2013 5:57:19 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: ken5050

My Indians imploded against the Tigers this week, dropping four straight at home. But that’s OK, since football is starting up again. I’ve got the Browns, Buckeyes, and local HS football to follow.


87 posted on 08/10/2013 6:08:20 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: woodbutcher1963

As a Yankee fan, I can’t agree with you more.


88 posted on 08/10/2013 6:10:48 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: ken5050

GO PIRATES...woot woot


89 posted on 08/10/2013 9:51:58 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: ken5050

Yup.... I am in Tampa....


90 posted on 08/10/2013 7:41:18 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: Yorlik803

#IBelieve! My theory on last night’s loss to the Rockies...forget that whole altitude thing...no it was just a fake out to the MLB. A way to his semof their awesomeness for the playoff’s n’@!

#LetsGoBucs


91 posted on 08/10/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: P.O.E.

As a Red Sox fan, I(we) have always respected Jeter, Cano, Rivera, Mussina, Pettit, etc.

Even when Clemmons wore pinstripes, he was respected still in Boston.

The only individual players Red Sox fans hate are/were Arod and Johnny Damon. Arod because of before mentioned comments. Damon, because he said: “I will never where pinstripes.”

The Yankees are in trouble because they are now saddled with too many old players with big contracts. They need to clean house and start from fresh.

How about them Royals? They took 3 out of 4 from the Sox.


92 posted on 08/12/2013 6:18:46 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: BlueStateRightist

Perhaps the fat lady has been on a bit of a sore throat...


93 posted on 09/05/2013 7:53:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Happily, I think you may be correct. I give the Yanks an even chance of capturing a wildcard berth. Basically they need to finish 14-8.


94 posted on 09/06/2013 5:56:29 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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