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PKalltheway
10-06-2009, 11:38 PM
Probable Starters:
Game 1 @ Los Angeles: Jon Lester (15-8, 3.41 ERA) vs. John Lackey (11-8, 3.83 ERA)
Game 2 @ Los Angeles: Josh Beckett (17-6, 3.86 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver (16-8, 3.75 ERA)
Game 3 @ Boston: Scott Kazmir (10-9, 4.89 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz (7-4, 4.21 ERA)
Joe Saunders is slated to toe the rubber for the Angels in Game 4 should the series go that far.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2009/matchup/_/teams/redsox-angels

My intense Boston dislike aside, I say that this is the year the Angels finally take the Red Sox down. I'm calling Angels in four. Joe Saunders has been a damn good pitcher this year, and I think he is good enough to slam the door on Boston in Game 4.

chisoxfanatic
10-06-2009, 11:40 PM
The only team left in the AL that I do not hate...Go Halos!!!

DSpivack
10-06-2009, 11:48 PM
Should be a good series, as all 3 playoff series will be.

Soxman219
10-07-2009, 01:36 AM
halo power!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marqhead
10-07-2009, 08:40 AM
I think this will be the best series, but I envision the Angels choking again. I hope I'm wrong.

They need to take it to em in LA.

aryzner
10-07-2009, 08:42 AM
Gotta root for the Angels here.

asindc
10-07-2009, 09:00 AM
Go LAAAAAAA!

tstrike2000
10-07-2009, 10:15 AM
Go Angels!

guillensdisciple
10-07-2009, 12:13 PM
As expected, no WSI member except Fenway likes the Red version of us.

Go Angels!

Twins_Morneau
10-07-2009, 04:01 PM
I hate the RoidSux with a passion, even more than the Yankees I think. And it helps Torri plays for Angels. So definitely go Halos.

Domeshot17
10-08-2009, 08:53 PM
Figure they needed one too and might as well start it with a little pot stirring (all in good fun obviously)

Brian Anderson gets the final roster spot over Baldelli

Marqhead
10-08-2009, 08:56 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=115996

Domeshot17
10-08-2009, 09:21 PM
wow I don't know why I missed this, feel free to merge it mods

DirtySox
10-08-2009, 09:25 PM
Go Halos indeed. I hope for 3 straight crushing defeats.

Viva Medias B's
10-08-2009, 11:20 PM
3-0 Angels. Three run bomb from Torii Hunter.

TomC727
10-08-2009, 11:20 PM
NICE!!!!!
Take That Red Sox

:bandance:

PKalltheway
10-08-2009, 11:32 PM
3-0 Angels. Three run bomb from Torii Hunter.
A bomb, indeed. That one went halfway up the rockpile out there.

Twins_Morneau
10-08-2009, 11:44 PM
3-0 Angels. Three run bomb from Torii Hunter.

Gr8t job Torrii! :bandance:



We could use ya against the Yannkmees..

Boondock Saint
10-09-2009, 12:09 AM
This can get broken wide open here.

VMSNS
10-09-2009, 12:42 AM
Wow.

Joe West is being a bitch tonight.

Twins_Morneau
10-09-2009, 12:47 AM
Halos WIN, 2 more to go.

guillen4life13
10-09-2009, 03:17 AM
Yes! Really hoping the Red Sox don't come out of this series. I might dislike them even more than the Twins. That means a lot.

Tragg
10-09-2009, 11:58 PM
Angels play like Ozzie would like the Sox to play. They just have more talent and more depth.

JermaineDye05
10-10-2009, 12:21 AM
4-1 Angels in the 8th. Have they finally figured out how to play Boston in the post season?

DSpivack
10-10-2009, 12:24 AM
Angels play like Ozzie would like the Sox to play. They just have more talent and more depth.

And a lot more revenue to spend on free agents.

Tragg
10-10-2009, 12:54 AM
And a lot more revenue to spend on free agents. We're a high revenue and high budget team.
But they pick their spots with their FAs- Vlad, what, 5 years ago and Hunter 2 years ago. We went after Hunter and didn't miss by much.

They develop a lot of their own players.

asindc
10-10-2009, 12:59 AM
We're a high revenue and high budget team.
But they pick their spots with their FAs- Vlad, what, 5 years ago and Hunter 2 years ago. We went after Hunter and didn't miss by much.

They develop a lot of their own players.

We went after Hunter with a deal that would have overpaid him. The Angels decided to grossly overpay him, one year after absurdly overpaying Gary Matthews, Jr. I'm glad our GM doesn't do that.

DSpivack
10-10-2009, 01:14 AM
We're a high revenue and high budget team.
But they pick their spots with their FAs- Vlad, what, 5 years ago and Hunter 2 years ago. We went after Hunter and didn't miss by much.

They develop a lot of their own players.

We went after Hunter with a deal that would have overpaid him. The Angels decided to grossly overpay him, one year after absurdly overpaying Gary Matthews, Jr. I'm glad our GM doesn't do that.

Yeah, that Mathews deal boggled my mind then and now. It might mean they have to waive John Lackey goodbye this offseason.

russ99
10-10-2009, 11:59 AM
We went after Hunter with a deal that would have overpaid him. The Angels decided to grossly overpay him, one year after absurdly overpaying Gary Matthews, Jr. I'm glad our GM doesn't do that.

Yeah, but had we "grossly overpayed" Hunter we would have gotten much farther in the playoffs last year and arguably made the playoffs this year.

I like Arte Moreno. He seems to inherently know how much he needs to step up to the plate to give his baseball people the best chance to win. Unlike our owner who's always crying poor and needs to be prodded by the GM and his staff to make the key moves... (teal?)

Speaking of which, when was the last time we outbid someone (i.e. overpayed) for a FA? Linebrink doesn't count, that was at market value, not above market value. Maybe Joey Belle?

asindc
10-10-2009, 12:37 PM
Yeah, but had we "grossly overpayed" Hunter we would have gotten much farther in the playoffs last year and arguably made the playoffs this year.

I like Arte Moreno. He seems to inherently know how much he needs to step up to the plate to give his baseball people the best chance to win. Unlike our owner who's always crying poor and needs to be prodded by the GM and his staff to make the key moves... (teal?)

Speaking of which, when was the last time we outbid someone (i.e. overpayed) for a FA? Linebrink doesn't count, that was at market value, not above market value. Maybe Joey Belle?

We will have to agree to disagree on this one. I don't think Hunter's contract would have been a smart move for a franchise that does not draw as well as LAAAAAA does. (By the way, the Sox got just as far in the playoffs last year as LAAAAA did.) I think LAAAA's string of playoff runs have as much to do with the fact that they play in the AL West as does their inflated payroll.

LAAAAA is one of the few teams (along with NYY, Boston, LAD, and the Cubs) that can afford to pay Hunter $16.5 million a year when they are already paying their starting CF $9.4 million a year. You might disagree that the Sox cannot make such similar deals, but the reality is that all the teams mentioned in this paragraph make more money than the Sox do. That obviously impacts what the Sox can do relative to those teams. I think that has to be considered when discussing whether or not the Sox should pursue certain deals.

russ99
10-10-2009, 02:09 PM
We will have to agree to disagree on this one. I don't think Hunter's contract would have been a smart move for a franchise that does not draw as well as LAAAAAA does. (By the way, the Sox got just as far in the playoffs last year as LAAAAA did.) I think LAAAA's string of playoff runs have as much to do with the fact that they play in the AL West as does their inflated payroll.

LAAAAA is one of the few teams (along with NYY, Boston, LAD, and the Cubs) that can afford to pay Hunter $16.5 million a year when they are already paying their starting CF $9.4 million a year. You might disagree that the Sox cannot make such similar deals, but the reality is that all the teams mentioned in this paragraph make more money than the Sox do. That obviously impacts what the Sox can do relative to those teams. I think that has to be considered when discussing whether or not the Sox should pursue certain deals.

Alright, ripping on the Sox failing to close Hunter deal and assuming what could have happened is nitpicking, I'll give you that.

But not too long ago, the Angels were in the same spot we're in.

Second team in town, the lesser draw, the team in town without the "classic" ballpark and the scores of fans across the country...

Look what they made that into, soley by consistently putting the best product on the field they could.

The Sox have a great fanbase, we had two very disappointing seasons out of three and still drew 2.5M fans to the park.

Think how many more that could have been and how differently things may have gone if Kenny (and conversely Jerry) didn't whine about the recession and slashed payroll during the only (non-collusion) time in 25 years when the FA market dropped.

I'm not dissing Jerry completely, since he's vastly better than he was pre-2000, and did give us a title, but ownership with foresight and the verve to go for it goes a long way.

And crying poor in this day and age, with strong fan support and additional revenue streams from MLB.com and the advance media products, along with higher ticket prices across the board shouldn't be tolerated.

asindc
10-10-2009, 02:27 PM
Alright, ripping on the Sox failing to close Hunter deal and assuming what could have happened is nitpicking, I'll give you that.

But not too long ago, the Angels were in the same spot we're in.

Second team in town, the lesser draw, the team in town without the "classic" ballpark and the scores of fans across the country...

Look what they made that into, soley by consistently putting the best product on the field they could.

The Sox have a great fanbase, we had two very disappointing seasons out of three and still drew 2.5M fans to the park.

Think how many more that could have been and how differently things may have gone if Kenny (and conversely Jerry) didn't whine about the recession and slashed payroll during the only (non-collusion) time in 25 years when the FA market dropped.

I'm not dissing Jerry completely, since he's vastly better than he was pre-2000, and did give us a title, but ownership with foresight and the verve to go for it goes a long way.

And crying poor in this day and age, with strong fan support and additional revenue streams from MLB.com and the advance media products, along with higher ticket prices across the board shouldn't be tolerated.

I generally agree with you on this point. I was one of Uncle Jer's biggest detractors before this decade, mostly because I always thought he ran the Sox as if it was a small-market franchise. And I also agree that we fans should pressure management to be bold and perhaps stretch their pre-conceived notions of what is possible. I suppose 2005 and the subsequent $100 million+ payrolls have proven to me that they are willing to do so on occasions, if not as often as LAAAA or LAD, let alone Boston or NYY.

SOXSINCE'70
10-10-2009, 04:20 PM
The Sawx are in an 0-2 hole.
The Halos are playing like a team on a mission (so far).
This could end in 3,maybe 4.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 02:13 PM
5-1 Red Sox in the 6th.

The Angels just loaded the bases with none out.

Daniel Bard coming in to face Juan Rivera/Izturis/Napoli

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 02:18 PM
Rivera grounds into a DP, Hunter scores.

5-2.

Daniel Bard is no El Duque.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:07 PM
Juan Rivera makes it a game again with a 2-run single off of Papelbon in the 8th. Go Angels!!

5-4

gobears1987
10-11-2009, 03:09 PM
I can't believe he got picked off. Damnit I wanted them to tie it there.

Bucky F. Dent
10-11-2009, 03:35 PM
I don't care what happens so long as Fenway Country Day loses!

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:39 PM
Things getting interesting again.

2 men on with 2 outs and Abreu up.

6-4 Red Sox.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:44 PM
Abreu doubles, 6-5 ball game.

Abreu and Figgins at 2nd and 3rd. Torii coming up.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:44 PM
Torii walked, Vlad coming up with the bases loaded.

Patrick134
10-11-2009, 03:46 PM
Cowboy down.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:46 PM
VLAD!!!

Angels take the lead 7-6!!! :bandance::bandance::bandance:

Marqhead
10-11-2009, 03:46 PM
Tuned in just in time to see the Vlad single.

7-6 halos!

chisoxfanatic
10-11-2009, 03:46 PM
PAPELBON BLEW THE SAVE!!!!

7-6 Angels!!!

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:47 PM
Wow, what a job by Erick Aybar.

down 0-2 with 2 outs in the 9th and nobody on and he gets a basehit up the middle.

thomas35forever
10-11-2009, 03:49 PM
This is too great to believe. I can't wait to hear the excuses for this.

Patrick134
10-11-2009, 03:49 PM
Wow, what a job by Erick Aybar.

down 0-2 with 2 outs in the 9th and nobody on and he gets a basehit up the middle.


Papelbum threw some horrible pitches to Figgins to lead to that walk.

Bucky F. Dent
10-11-2009, 03:50 PM
C'mon Halos, Let's Finish This!

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Here we go.

Into the 9th with a 1-run lead for the Angels.

Fuentes coming in.

Gonzalez, Ellsbury, Pedroia due up.

sox1970
10-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Love it. Get three outs now.

gobears1987
10-11-2009, 03:51 PM
I love watching Papelbitch blow the save.

guillensdisciple
10-11-2009, 03:53 PM
Pap's face is pricelss hahahaah. First runs allowed in the post season will shut you up pretty well.

oeo
10-11-2009, 03:54 PM
What awesome approaches by the Angels. No one looking to be the hero, just get hits.

Patrick134
10-11-2009, 03:55 PM
Toriiii closing the door on the Sawx season.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:56 PM
1 down!

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:57 PM
2 down!!!

Bucky F. Dent
10-11-2009, 03:58 PM
C'mon Fuentes

Bucky F. Dent
10-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 03:59 PM
SWEEP!! :bandance::bandance:

thomas35forever
10-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Take that, Blow Sawx!:bandance:

I feel so sad for the great fans of Bah-ston.:whiner:

russ99
10-11-2009, 03:59 PM
Halos win!

Wow, that was an epic choke job worthy of the Red Sox of lore...

GoGoCrede
10-11-2009, 03:59 PM
:rolling: Good night, Red Sox.

This is sweet.

Noir
10-11-2009, 03:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnHksDFHTQI&feature=related

Bye Bye Boston, see you in 6 months, and take Papelbitch with you!

Patrick134
10-11-2009, 04:00 PM
I know Hunter's been hot, but how do you walk a guy to get to Vlad?

russ99
10-11-2009, 04:01 PM
:berman: OH NO!!!!!


More like: OOOHHH NOOOO!!! :D:

GoGoCrede
10-11-2009, 04:01 PM
Papelbon blew the save?! This gets better and better. It was quite a nice surprise to get the ESPN text in the library that the Angels had taken the lead.

Yeah, this should shut Papelbon up, all right.

TommyJohn
10-11-2009, 04:01 PM
yes!!! Hell yes!!!!

Thatguyoverthere
10-11-2009, 04:02 PM
Hahaha who would have guessed the Red Sox would win as many playoff games as the White Sox? Beautiful ninth inning.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 04:03 PM
I know Hunter's been hot, but how do you walk a guy to get to Vlad?

Well I guess they figured they get a force at any base plus Vlad is a big strikeout candidate and has been historically bad in the post season. Not that bad of a decision with the way Torii was swinging the bat.

Oh and coming into today, Vlad was 1-10 against Papelbon.

Hunter was 3-5 with a HR.

chisoxfanatic
10-11-2009, 04:04 PM
I got a kick out of them mentioning the last team to sweep the Red Sox were the White Sox.

Thank you, Angels!

southside rocks
10-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Jonathan Papelbon comes across as SO arrogant, it was truly a pleasure to see the Angels stage that rally and snatch the game away from the Red Sox.

I suppose The Nation will be in mourning now? :tongue:

WSox597
10-11-2009, 04:11 PM
I got a kick out of them mentioning the last team to sweep the Red Sox were the White Sox.

Thank you, Angels!

Yeah, my wife and I really enjoyed that little tidbit as well.

:D:

DirtySox
10-11-2009, 04:11 PM
Woah. I had figured the game over and went to do homework.

Hopefully the Yankees are eliminated next.

Red Barchetta
10-11-2009, 04:13 PM
Whoa, I just had a 2005 flashback! The faces in the stands looked the same! :D:

Shoeless_Jeff
10-11-2009, 04:15 PM
Great clutch hitting by the Angels there. That was awesome. Hope they can knock out the Yankees, too.

GoGoCrede
10-11-2009, 04:16 PM
Whoa, I just had a 2005 flashback! The faces in the stands looked the same! :D:

On the DVD of the ALDS game, there's a shot of the Boston fans' reaction after El Duque's magical inning. First, happiness, since they thought Damon got ball 4, then utter disbelief, shock, rage, and disappointment.

Not gonna lie, I enjoy watching that moment over and over. I expect today's fans looked much the same way.

chisoxfanatic
10-11-2009, 04:23 PM
Boston was 1 out from extending this to a game 4, but Vladdy took it away from them. That 9th inning blowup couldn't have happened to a better guy. Papelbon needs some serious humbling.

JermaineDye05
10-11-2009, 04:26 PM
Woah. I had figured the game over and went to do homework.

Hopefully the Yankees are eliminated next.

As soon as they eliminate the Twinkies, they can proceed to lose.

GoGoCrede
10-11-2009, 04:30 PM
Damn, if it turns out to be an Angels-Dodgers WS, I'm going to wish I still lived in California. It would be a sight to see, though I don't think the rivalry is all that strong. Dodgers fans mostly hate the Giants.

I have a ton of friends back in CA who must be salivating over this possibility.

ohthosechisox
10-11-2009, 04:30 PM
Congrats Angels! I'm so glad they were finally able to beat the Red Sox in one of these series. Please please please beat the Yankees too!

LITTLE NELL
10-11-2009, 04:35 PM
Great day, Red Sox out of playoffs and USA just won the Presidents Cup!!!!:bandance::bandance::bandance:

asindc
10-11-2009, 04:39 PM
Boston was 1 out from extending this to a game 4, but Vladdy took it away from them. That 9th inning blowup couldn't have happened to a better guy. Papelbon needs some serious humbling.

Not just one out, one strike away, at 0-2 no less. I agree wholeheartedly about Papelbon. This is sweeter than I imagined. Now if the Yanks win tonight because a Twinkees player botches a defensive play because of a Humpdome special, this will have been a truly special playoff day.

sox1970
10-11-2009, 04:43 PM
Not just one out, one strike away, at 0-2 no less. I agree wholeheartedly about Papelbon. This is sweeter than I imagined. Now if the Yanks win tonight because a Twinkees player botches a defensive play because of a Humpdome special, this will have been a truly special playoff day.

That dome is closing TO-NIGHT.

TommyJohn
10-11-2009, 04:50 PM
Boston was 1 out from extending this to a game 4, but Vladdy took it away from them. That 9th inning blowup couldn't have happened to a better guy. Papelbon needs some serious humbling.

Not just one out, one strike away, at 0-2 no less. I agree wholeheartedly about Papelbon. This is sweeter than I imagined. Now if the Yanks win tonight because a Twinkees player botches a defensive play because of a Humpdome special, this will have been a truly special playoff day.I still remember the day that the Angels were 1 strike away from advancing to the World Series in 1986, and how Dave Henderson gave the Red Sox new life with his dramatic home run, for my money one of the most dramatic moments in baseball history. That is the best non-White Sox game I have ever watched, despite the outcome. Today is a bit of payback for the Angels franchise for that stunning blow.

TDog
10-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Damn, if it turns out to be an Angels-Dodgers WS, I'm going to wish I still lived in California. It would be a sight to see, though I don't think the rivalry is all that strong. Dodgers fans mostly hate the Giants.

I have a ton of friends back in CA who must be salivating over this possibility.

Living in NoCal, I would be left out of the party. Thee is more hatred up here for the Dodgers than there is for the Angels, and there isn't a lot of Giants-hatred among A's fans. Sentiments might come down to cheering for an earthquake. (Not my sentiments, however.)


As for today's game in Boston, it's nice to see another all-star closer lose it while so many White Sox fans are whining about Bobby Jenks and wishing him off the team. The last five Angels runs scored with Papelbon on the mound. Those last three, after facing two outs and no one on was worse than what the Dodgers did after facing two outs and none on against the Cardinals in Game 2 of their series.

Maybe the Red Sox should have held on to Aardsma, made him their closer and traded Papelbon while his value was at its peak.

soxjim
10-11-2009, 05:05 PM
Saw the last inning. Way to go Angels.

mccoydp
10-11-2009, 05:06 PM
Just read about this game; missed it. It'd be nice if the Yanks were out too!

TDog
10-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Just read about this game; missed it. It'd be nice if the Yanks were out too!

Or at least forced to five games before facing the well-rested Angels.

GoGoCrede
10-11-2009, 05:09 PM
Living in NoCal, I would be left out of the party. Thee is more hatred up here for the Dodgers than there is for the Angels, and there isn't a lot of Giants-hatred among A's fans. Sentiments might come down to cheering for an earthquake. (Not my sentiments, however.)



I lived in SoCal, and I saw a lot of fans of both teams, though I'd give the Dodgers the edge in terms of numbers.

Funny story: I was helping a customer one day who wearing an Angels hat, and I said that my team was playing the Angels that night. Cordially, she said, "Who?" When I replied the White Sox, she booed me! :redneck They have long memories, it seems.

soxinem1
10-11-2009, 05:11 PM
I still remember the day that the Angels were 1 strike away from advancing to the World Series in 1986, and how Dave Henderson gave the Red Sox new life with his dramatic home run, for my money one of the most dramatic moments in baseball history. That is the best non-White Sox game I have ever watched, despite the outcome. Today is a bit of payback for the Angels franchise for that stunning blow.

They did rally from five runs down in 2002 to win Game Six of the World Series and then win Game Seven for the Championship.:redface:

I think payback means more when you win the big one. But you are right, glad to see the Carmines resume their per-2004 choking ways.

doublem23
10-11-2009, 05:12 PM
Oh Papelbon, it couldn't have happened to a bigger douchebag.

BleacherBandit
10-11-2009, 05:46 PM
Now, if only the Twins and Yankees could both lose...

Hitmen77
10-11-2009, 06:16 PM
More like: OOOHHH NOOOO!!! :D:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:5DAq0f0WCw45-M:http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/blogs/yrb/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/chris-berman.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/blogs/yrb/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/chris-berman.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/blogs/yrb/%3Fp%3D117&usg=__bxKB2Da2m4sC85l0G_v9RxOrTxA=&h=501&w=360&sz=56&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=5DAq0f0WCw45-M:&tbnh=130&tbnw=93&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dchris%2Bberman%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4T SHB_en___US348%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1)
".....and the Boston Red Sox dream of winning a 3rd championship this decade is over. Congratulations Red Sox for a great season and also congratulations to the Angels for their series win.:whiner:"



:bandance::bandance::bandance:

GlassSox
10-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Oh Papelbon, it couldn't have happened to a bigger douchebag.

Now maybe he'll go back to Silver Spoons, oh my bad, that was Ricky Shroder. :redneck

DrCrawdad
10-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Jonathan Papelbon comes across as SO arrogant, it was truly a pleasure to see the Angels stage that rally and snatch the game away from the Red Sox.

I suppose The Nation will be in mourning now? :tongue:

I got a kick out of them mentioning the last team to sweep the Red Sox were the White Sox.

Thank you, Angels!

I love that point!

Not just one out, one strike away, at 0-2 no less. I agree wholeheartedly about Papelbon. This is sweeter than I imagined. Now if the Yanks win tonight because a Twinkees player botches a defensive play because of a Humpdome special, this will have been a truly special playoff day.

Oh Papelbon, it couldn't have happened to a bigger douchebag.

Yes! Wipe that smug smirk right off the face of Papelbomb.

In 2004 I rooted for the Red Sox, since then I've come to really dislike them and many of their fans.

Big thank you to the Angels! Great job!

TommyJohn
10-11-2009, 08:13 PM
They did rally from five runs down in 2002 to win Game Six of the World Series and then win Game Seven for the Championship.:redface:

I think payback means more when you win the big one. But you are right, glad to see the Carmines resume their per-2004 choking ways.

I meant payback to the Red Sox, specifically.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:5DAq0f0WCw45-M:http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/blogs/yrb/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/chris-berman.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/blogs/yrb/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/chris-berman.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/blogs/yrb/%3Fp%3D117&usg=__bxKB2Da2m4sC85l0G_v9RxOrTxA=&h=501&w=360&sz=56&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=5DAq0f0WCw45-M:&tbnh=130&tbnw=93&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dchris%2Bberman%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4T SHB_en___US348%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1)
".....and the Boston Red Sox dream of winning a 3rd championship this decade is over. Congratulations Red Sox for a great season and also congratulations to the Angels for their series win.:whiner:"



:bandance::bandance::bandance:Good one!! Nailed it!!!! Too funny!

TommyJohn
10-11-2009, 08:28 PM
In the grand tradition of "you write tomorrow's Cubune headline" here's an ESPN.com headline we might see tomorrow:

Red Sox swept in LDS, baseball season over
No reason for anyone to keep watching after elimination of classic, scrappy underdogs.

World Series ratings will tank without presence of beloved American Institution (sure ratings were bad in 2007 but that was totally the Rockies' fault, because we know everyone loves our Sox)


Dan Shaughnessy's "Curse of the Papelbonbimo" due out next spring

Passionate Sox fans advise Papelbon and family to move to Idaho now and get it over with

Twins Nathan, Morneau call for elimination of foul lines

"It's just not fair. Everything happens to us" they say