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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8903 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3592 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.

Jeff

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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3572 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.

Signed,
Matthew




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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Yanksn4-

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"
User currently offlineLhmark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

At the risk of sounding too much like Terry Pratchett (whose latest novel I've just finished)...

And the wheel turned. The balances and counterweights that made the world somehow, inexplicably work hummed in their tracks and curves.

Hearts would be broken, again. Miracles would become incrementally more common by a season. The machine would work.

Yankees at the wire.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3559 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,


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

GO RED SOX!!!!!!

User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

I just hope that THIS year, I can call my brother in New Jersey (a Yankees fan)
and give him the ribbing he gave me (a Red Sox fan) last year.


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

"Games 1-2 are Tuesday and Wednesday in New York, 3-5 are 200 miles northwest in the Fens next weekend"  Wink/being sarcastic

- Not to be too picky, but isn't Boston northeast of NYC? Yankees in 5 games. The interesting series will be the NLCS...........

[Edited 2004-10-12 12:29:39]


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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

The interesting series will be the NLCS????

Please.

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.

My ALCS prediction:

Soxn6!






User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3483 times:

1 hour and counting...I'm pumped.

Can't wait to listen to the expert analysis and general excitement Joe Buck and Tim McCarver bring to a baseball telecast Yeah sure

Sox in 7

R41


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3473 times:

Can't wait to listen to the expert analysis and general excitement Joe Buck and Tim McCarver bring to a baseball telecast

Yeah, me too. I really wish it was on ESPN. FOX sucks.



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Well, 3 1/2 inning is, It's a Curt Shelling.

So far, Yanks 6, Sox 0




"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

Hey, look on the bright side. The MFY's lost Game 1 last year and still won the series...

We also have BRANDON Arroyo going in Game 3. Can someone remind me how McCarver got that job in the first place?


User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

From perfect game to 3-run game very quickly...Gotta love it.

It was V-Tek's 1st hit at Yankee Stadium this year.


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

2nd that Ren41, I'm loving this! 8-5 game now with Variteks home run. It was starting to look pretty grim, but now the Sox have life!

User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

WOW, its now a one run game with Ortiz's clutch triple. I thought it was gonna go out until it got to the wall. What a game, hopefully the Sox will pull this one out!

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

I thought Ortiz had hit it out. I really did.

With Mariano on now, I think that was the 'Sox last chance tonight. Damn.  Sad


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Home grown player = Bernie Williams.

Well-fought game for both teams, and no wacky shit!



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3398 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.


User currently offlineAirtran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3371 times:
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Who's your daddy? Awesome game. Thank God the Yanks held on.


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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

KROC, who do you want to win this series?

R41


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3348 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.

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3322 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
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

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.

Two great games of baseball so far... if all goes well, I'll be able to post my special pic.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3308 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.

Signed,
Matthew




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25 LHMark : Dare I speculate? What if Yanksn4 actually lives up to his name? Nah.
26 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links 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 Post contains images Falcon84 : BACK TO NEW YORK WE GO!! Ortiz for MVP!!
54 Post contains images N771AN : Holy crap!
55 Mir : He can do it with the blast, and now he can do it with the bloop. That guy is starting to tick me off. And so is the Yankee bullpen, not being able to
56 Post contains images Jcs17 : That was just depressing. I'm rather annoyed at myself for rubbing it into the Yankee haters in my house for games 1-3 because now I am feeling their
57 Falcon84 : You better hope they win tomorrow night Jcs-and I agree with you, I think they will, because if they don't, that's going to be nail-biting time for Ya
58 Post contains images Usairwys757 : I just hope the bandwagon Sox fans kept the tags on their fresh gear so they can return them on Wed. morning Smile You......calling the Sox fans bandw
59 KROC : First off, Jcs calling anyones fans Bandwagon is like Steve Howe telling someone not to drink. On top of that, we have a former Braves Fan who is now
60 Captoveur : I am just glad I declared myself an Astro's fan when they were sucking- around mid-season. The Yankers don't have the market cornered on the Bandwagon
61 Post contains images Ren41 : Here's a nice little poem that's spreading around with game 6 just minutes away: Brown punches walls and Sheffield his wife Where's Karim Garcia? He's
62 Post contains images N771AN : 4-0
63 N771AN : GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
64 Garnetpalmetto : NICE! History is made! Great performance from Schilling, great calls from those umps. Just sad seeing how classless some fans can be. I mean riot poli
65 StarAC17 : You can really see how desperate the Yankees were and A-rod's little stunt in the 8th shows that the yankees can never have things not go their way. S
66 USAFHummer : Kudos to the umps as well, taking their time on those two calls (the HR in the 4th inning and A-Rod's bitchslap of Arroyo's glove attempt)...I dunno h
67 Mir : This one is just depressing. Now, I know that Bellhorn's ball was a homerun. And I know that A-Rod probably tried to hit that ball out of Arroyo's han
68 WellHung : Oh man, I can't wait for the Sox to break down tomorrow night. Not that I'm a Yankees fan or anything, but it will be sweet to watch.
69 CactusA319 : I believe I heard Francona say Derrick Lowe is starting tomorrow, not Wakefield. As tough, gritty, and unrelenting as the Sox have been, I just don't
70 Mir : Ok, the people on FOX said Wakefield, but I guess that we'll find out tomorrow.
71 Tanyaluvs2fly : Hey... the umps didnt feel safe with the fans throwing junk onto the field... it was a great game and I cant wait for tonights game 7... Redsox have L
72 EMBQA : Tanya- Maybe I need to extend my vacation out a little more. The day I fly back to Maine the Red Sox start and continue to win...!! I can't wait for t
73 Tanyaluvs2fly : How exciting these games have been... but I tell ya... staying up past 12:30am lately is getting to me LOL oh well i'll drink lots of soda... no my 2
74 LHMark : I'm not a player. Why the hell am I exhausted???
75 Tanyaluvs2fly : hahhaah i'm with ya there lol
76 RNOcommctr : What kind of reputation does A-Rod have for sportsmanship and attitude? What he did last night in slapping the ball out of Arroyo's hand showed a comp
77 Logan22L : Things are, as you may expect, crazy here in Boston. I haven't slept much in three days, and don't plan to. If there is such as thing as a curse (ever
78 KROC : I'm not a player. Why the hell am I exhausted??? WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY to easy. Check yourself bro. Can't leave a setup like that man.
79 Captoveur : I will be a BoSox fan in a day or two, about the time the Yankees bandwagon crashes. Signed, Yanksn4
80 Garnetpalmetto : ESPN had a good poll that we should repeat here - what image from Game 6 will be the most memorable: A) Schilling's bloody sock B) Schilling's pitchin
81 Tom in NO : I'll vote for E, as well. Yankee fan's demonstrations last night make Raider fan and bitter battery-chucking Giants fan look tame by comparison. Props
82 KROC : Sorry, but I'll pick Schilling as a whole. Watching that guy pitch a gem with a tore up ankle was money. The guy has stones like no other. He manned u
83 Ren41 : Schilling has heart, that all you can say. They literally stitched his skin to the inside of his ankle and created a dam so that the tendon couldn't s
84 Tom in NO : In no sense does a win tonight "reverse the curse". The curse is that the Sox haven't won the World Series since 1918. Yes, getting by the Yanks would
85 Ren41 : "I'd rather beat the Yanks than win a World Series". I don't know anyone who's saying that here in Boston. Many Yankee fans that I know personally us
86 EMBQA : "I'd rather beat the Yanks than win a World Series" I just got back from a vacation back home in New England and what was being said was... "we want t
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