DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8821 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3471 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, 1402 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3451 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, 9348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3446 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 (9 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3438 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: 27 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3381 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3277 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.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3227 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.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 20509 posts, RR: 56 Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3201 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, 1402 posts, RR: 12 Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3187 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.