DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8770 posts, RR: 13 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
For the second year in a row, it will be Red Sox-Yankees.
Personally, I think this is as exciting as baseball gets. These two teams hate (this is one case where I think the word hate might be an understatement) each other, and last year's ALCS only intensified this. This Series has all the potential to go the distance, and with quite a bit of drama too.
Games 1-2 are Tuesday and Wednesday in New York, 3-5 are 200 miles northwest in the Fens next weekend, and 6-7 are next Tuesday/Wedesnday are back in the Stadium. Pitching matchups should be similar to the LDS, with Mussina/Lieber/Brown going against Schilling/Pedro/Wakefield in 1-3, Arroyo vs. Vazquez/Duque in Game 4, and then the 1-3 rotation for 5-7. The reason I'm giving Wakefield the edge over Arroyo is that the Yankees for some reason can't find a way to solve Wakefield, both last year and this year (aside from Boone's HR last year, Wake's dominated the Yanks); it can't hurt having him go twice in the series.
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1392 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
Like I said in the AL Divisional Series Thread, this should be great again. I guess the question this time has to be, what way will the curse of the Great George Herman "Babe" Ruth show its way? Schilling blowing it like Pedro last year? A weak ground ball through Mienchevitz legs? A home run like the one Bucky Dent or Aaron Boone hit? We'll have to see.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9286 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3267 times:
Your not really old enough to understand what this really means to Red Sox and Yankee fans. Other then last year, what where you.. 3 when both teams matched up this good....?? But I will say, the announcers where right last night during the Red Sox game. For a Red Sox fan, it won't mean anything unless they get there through the Bronx. Fans where asked on the street if it would mean as much winning the World Series, even though it was 1918 when they last won..the consense..?? NO, we need to play and beat the Yankees..!!
It all starts Tuesday.....
[Edited 2004-10-10 03:33:30]
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
Ren41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3259 times:
The Sox took the season series and they are hot right now. Red Sox fans can't bee too confident because it's the Yankees. Yanks "fans" shouldn't be too confident because of the whole 1918 thing. These 2 teams are equal right now and only time will tell who will win this series. It should be a fun time...
Hopefully Mahow Mahow will propel the Sox into the World Series,
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 29 Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3202 times:
The interesting series will be the NLCS????
The Cards will wrap that up in 5. The Asstros don't have any pitching after Clemens and Oswalt and those two are running on fumes. It took them 5 games to close out an ATL team they should have easily swept. STL will roll.
The ALCS is much more evenly matched. It could easily go either way. And the fact that these two teams hate each other makes it even better.
KROC From United States of America, joined May 2000, 19737 posts, RR: 76 Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3098 times:
Perfect, you have Chowd Fan and wannabe Chowd Fan talking shit because the Red Sox were starting to rally. Might wanna wait until they can finish the job next time. I'll get excited when the Red Sox can actually win a damn series in the playoff's against the Yankees.
Oh, and Fox's opening segment with the Star Wars bits tied in with the teams was classic stuff.
"Never tell anybody outside the family what you're thinking again"
KROC From United States of America, joined May 2000, 19737 posts, RR: 76 Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3048 times:
I'm undecided. I hate the Yankees and do not want to see them in the Series, but because I think Chowd Nation is about as ridiculous as anything with your piano choppings, curses, and crybaby "Why Not Us" slogans, watching you get your hearts ripped out yet again by the Yankees would be priceless. But, watching you get your hearts ripped out in the World Series is almost as good. I am pulling for the red Sox.
"Never tell anybody outside the family what you're thinking again"
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 19687 posts, RR: 56 Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3022 times:
Who's yo' daddy, Pedro?
Typical Pedro game. He pitches just well enough to lose. Meanwhile, Lieber was absolutely lights out, Gordon got the job done (albeit with a bit of agita for Yankee fans), and Rivera slammed the door in the Red Sox face. Yankees win, THEEEEE YANKEES WIN 3-1.
One has to have a pretty positive outlook if you're a fan of the Yanks. Pedro and Schilling have been beaten, and Schilling might not even be back (and we know how the Yankees love to hit his replacement Derek Lowe). I wouldn't be surprised if this didn't come back to New York.
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1392 posts, RR: 13 Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3008 times:
Well looks like all those in the liberal media learn a lesson in that you never, ever count out the New York Yankees. This is great that the Yankees starters are shoving that bs crap that Lieber and Mussina can't win a ballgame. Hopefully now the Yankees can place the steak in the black heart of the Red Sox right in the capital of Sox Nation.
See you guys later on Tuesday when I get back from HNL.
25 LHMark: Dare I speculate? What if Yanksn4 actually lives up to his name? Nah.
26 LH423: I share that positive outlook, although I'm not going to make the mistake of counting the Sox out. I just want a chance to shut up the Fenway Faithful
27 KROC: Has anyone checked on Ren41, to make sure Super Chowd Fan number one isn't hanging from the shower rod? Oh, and this just in, Pedro's midgit is tentit
28 CactusA319: Well looks like all those in the liberal media learn a lesson in that you never, ever count out the New York Yankees. The liberal media? You're kiddi
29 Jcs17: Well, since the Yanks are kicking the Chowd's ass, its time for me to make my make my yearly smack-talking, bandwagon jumping appearance. How do you l
30 LHMark: Dude, I didn't know all the Twins fans lived in the same house.
31 Ren41: Has anyone checked on Ren41, to make sure Super Chowd Fan number one isn't hanging from the shower rod? Nope, just like Yanksn4 I'm getting myself an
32 Mir: Its great because I live in a house full of Twins fans, who I all had bets with, going into that series, and now I have a whole series of bets on this
33 Mir: HOLY CRAP did the Sox get smashed tonight. 19-8, wow. Base hit after base hit, inning after inning. Would someone please check in on Ren and see if he
34 Ren41: I was at the game tonight and it was uhhhh...interesting. During the 2nd inning I have never heard Fenway so loud in my life with everyone chanting "K
35 Ren41: There's not a position I'd rather be in as a Yankee fan. Thats funny considering you weren't a Yankee "fan" a few months ago. R41
36 Jcs17: Wow, Yanks go up 3-0. Sweep, baby, sweep. I bet that the Yankees would have to play at least six to win the series. Unfreakingbelieveable, Sheffield i
37 Ren41: what do you think about Bronson Arroyo, who you've been pimping for the past three days?! What do you think of Kevin Brown? He was also horrible.
38 LHMark: I'm...speechless. What a crazy game! I can't believe how locked in the Yankee hitters are. THeir production is absolutely inhuman. I've never seen a t
39 Mir: Thats funny considering you weren't a Yankee "fan" a few months ago. Actually, I've been a fan for quite some time (since about 92-93). Nice try thoug
40 Yokohama1970: I am a life-long Red Sox fan! I grew up watching Fisk, Yaz & Fred Lynn with my Uncle Rich & Uncle Pat. My father was born & raised in North Providence
41 Mir: The Yankees domination of the ALCS & their $186 million payroll should ensure that MLB "salary cap" talks will be on every small & medium market team
42 Sv7887: Hi All, You can't blame this one on the Yankees payroll. Simply put, the Yankees played like Champs and the Red Sox like Chumps. Even though the Yanks
43 MSYtristar: As a die hard Cubs fan, I have to say that if the Cubs didn't make it to the WS, the Sox shouldn't. Face it, the Yankees OWN the Red Sox in the postse
44 Tom in NO: Pedro threw his teammates under the bus with his now famous comment, "I tip my cap to the Yankees, and call them my daddy." He, in effect, threw in th
45 Ren41: He, in effect, threw in the towel right then and there. And the team lost its confidence as a result. How did the Sox sweep the Angels with no confide
46 Sv7887: Hi All, I don't think it's a confidence thing at all..These guys just choke...Like some have mentioned, they need a Belichick mentality. I wonder how
47 Mir: Give the Sox credit for actually showing up tonight, and winning 6-4. Despite the result, it was a damn good game. The Yanks were so close, but Rivera
48 Tanyaluvs2fly: That was a great game I was up until the end... way past 12:30 am *yawn* Tonight is Pedro pitching... we'll see what happens you never know
49 Yokohama1970: Way to go "Big Papi!" At least the Red Sox won't be shut out by the Yankees. For all the MLB & Yankee fans, I apologize. The New York Yankees won the
50 Tom in NO: The Yankees play within the rules that exist in major league baseball, and they have perfected their system. They have an owner that is willing to pay
51 Derico: Boston is down to the cliff edge now... Their big hitters hit the 8th, so it's pretty much now or never.
52 Falcon84: "This is the game that never ends...yes it goes on and on my friend...." Signed, (and sung by) The crowd at Fenway.
53 Falcon84: BACK TO NEW YORK WE GO!! Ortiz for MVP!!