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Fenway
09-09-2005, 09:46 AM
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The Evil Empire is in BIG trouble. Season ended today they would be going home.

Tonight they start a 3 game series at The Stadium with Boston. They sweep they only 1 behind but one or two Boston wins and not only is the division title in trouble but so is the wild card.

I expect King George to throw out all the stops tonight, from the eagle flying to home plate to the Irish tenor taking 23 minutes to sing God Bless America ( followed by Cottoneye Joe :?: )

Right now the White Sox are the only team in the AL that knows they are going to the dance, the next 3 weeks should be high drama for the followers of Boston, NYY, Cleveland, Oakland and Orange County. ( The Twins are just too far back but certainly could be a spoiler )

Mike Lupica: East is East and heck with the rest (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/344778p-294360c.html)

mccoydp
09-09-2005, 10:10 AM
Ha-ha-ha. Good for them.

kittle42
09-09-2005, 10:18 AM
Yes, but what does Newsday have to say about it?

SOXPHILE
09-09-2005, 10:33 AM
It seems that all good teams have that 1 team that gives them fits. For the White Sox, it's the A's that have everyone wringing their hands (2-7 against them this year). For the Cardinals, it's actually the Cubs this year (4-8), and the Devil Rays are the ones who like to kick the Yankees around.

Ol' No. 2
09-09-2005, 10:39 AM
My money's still on the Yankees to win the WC. They always seem to know how to turn it on in the stretch. In fact, the Red Sox should not be too comfortable with a 4 game lead.

Fenway
09-09-2005, 10:44 AM
My money's still on the Yankees to win the WC. They always seem to know how to turn it on in the stretch. In fact, the Red Sox should not be too comfortable with a 4 game lead.

It seems hard to believe the Yankees would miss the playoffs but they now have no margin for error. I for one wants to see them dead, I could never live through another 7 game series with them.

Palehose13
09-09-2005, 11:03 AM
My money's still on the Yankees to win the WC. They always seem to know how to turn it on in the stretch. In fact, the Red Sox should not be too comfortable with a 4 game lead.

I would love for the Yankees to win the WC. I think the Sox would clobber 'em. :cool:

Paulwny
09-09-2005, 11:09 AM
No middle relief, if the starters don't go 6+ innings to have Gordon bridge to Rivera, its gasoline on a fire. Sturtz and Gordon have mentioned tired arms, but Torre has no other late inning options. Sheffield now has a leg problem and may only be able to dh.

If the yankmees don't take 2of 3 they're done and so is Torre.

A > $200 mil team not making the play-offs, look for the King to go ballistic. :D:

soltrain21
09-09-2005, 11:13 AM
It seems hard to believe the Yankees would miss the playoffs but they now have no margin for error. I for one wants to see them dead, I could never live through another 7 game series with them.


You aren't going to have a chance to beat them because we will. We will beat you after that, too.

Fenway
09-09-2005, 11:15 AM
I would love for the Yankees to win the WC. I think the Sox would clobber 'em. :cool:

You don't want that lineup in October playing at USCF lose one at home and now you have 2 in NYC


then you get your pitcher waiting as the tenor takes 23 minutes to sing GBA ( ask the twins and Red Sox )

TRUST ME YOU DO NOT WANT NYY

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Palehose13
09-09-2005, 12:07 PM
You don't want that lineup in October playing at USCF lose one at home and now you have 2 in NYC


then you get your pitcher waiting as the tenor takes 23 minutes to sing GBA ( ask the twins and Red Sox )

TRUST ME YOU DO NOT WANT NYY

http://www.utterwonder.com/archives/images/ronan_tynan-thumb.jpg

Trust me. They don't want to face us. I can't think of anyone that would really want to.

munchman33
09-09-2005, 12:48 PM
Right now I'm actually leaning towards the Yankees catching and surpassing Boston, with Cleveland winning the wildcard.

Boston's pitching staff is weak at the wrong time of year. And Cleveland's schedule is a cakewalk, other than playing us.

TheOldRoman
09-09-2005, 12:50 PM
Trust me. They don't want to face us. I can't think of anyone that would really want to.
Are you kidding? According to members of the Indians and Tigers and former members of the Padres, we aren't even as good as them! We are SOO overrated. Everybody wants to play us. Pitching doesn't win championships. 3 and out for us!

TheOldRoman
09-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Right now I'm actually leaning towards the Yankees catching and surpassing Boston, with Cleveland winning the wildcard.

Boston's pitching staff is weak at the wrong time of year. And Cleveland's schedule is a cakewalk, other than playing us.
Yes, but since they play us 6 more times, that is AT LEAST 4 more losses for them. They would have to play pretty good against everyone else to make that up. I really hope the Indians get the WC and we get to thrash them in the ALCS.
:hawk:
I LOVE owning the Central!

Fenway
09-09-2005, 01:19 PM
Yes, but what does Newsday have to say about it?

http://www.newsday.com/includes/esg/lspt.jpg

being a Cubune owned paper they used to disasters

Fenway
09-09-2005, 01:29 PM
Brian Cashman interview from WEEI Boston

September 9, 2005 - Brian Cashman - Yankees General Manager (http://eod.liquidviewer.com/weei-od/090905BrianCashman.wma)


interesting subplot Cashman maybe leaving even if George wants him to stay. He is from DC and would be a great choice to take over the Nats.

Meanwhile the Red Sox and Theo Epstein are far apart in contract talks. The Red Sox want to give him $ 1,000,000 a year and he wants a Billy Beane type deal.

What do you think King George would offer Theo?

longshot7
09-09-2005, 01:33 PM
Yes, but since they play us 6 more times, that is AT LEAST 4 more losses for them. They would have to play pretty good against everyone else to make that up. I really hope the Indians get the WC and we get to thrash them in the ALCS.

It's 4 losses if we haven't clinched by then - otherwise Ozzie will play the scrub lineup.

fquaye149
09-09-2005, 05:57 PM
You don't want that lineup in October playing at USCF lose one at home and now you have 2 in NYC


then you get your pitcher waiting as the tenor takes 23 minutes to sing GBA ( ask the twins and Red Sox )

TRUST ME YOU DO NOT WANT NYY

http://www.utterwonder.com/archives/images/ronan_tynan-thumb.jpg

Jeez PH13. Did you forget Fenway is from the ACTUAL East Coast? You should have asked him before you made such a statement. He's from the East Coast after all.

Fenway
09-10-2005, 09:16 AM
Round 1 to the Bronx as the Red Sox turned into the Bad News Bears and Wells continues to pitch to A-Rod who owns him


What was interesting was how the crowd was reacting to the MIN-CLE score updates.

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Mike Lupica: Forget salary, Aaron ranks as Yanks' money man (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345053p-294622c.html)
John Harper: Boston's liabilities come Booming to the surface (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345080p-294640c.html)
Steinbrenner smiles (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345079p-294639c.html)

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YANKESS OPEN BIG SERIES WITH BANG By GEORGE KING

September 10, 2005 -- How many times have the Yankees analyzed a victory this year and felt it was one that could get them going?

And how many times in a maddening season didn't it do the trick?

So, it would be foolish to believe last night's 8-4 win over the Red Sox in front of a sold-out Yankee Stadium crowd of 55,024 is a springboard to a sizzling finish, because that hasn't been the pattern so far. Full story (http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/27939.htm)
THIS 'SOUNDED LIKE OCTOBER' (http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/27955.htm)By MIKE VACCARO
http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/yankees.htm (http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/yankees.htm)

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First-place Sox look third-rate (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=101877)
By Jeff Horrigan
The intensity of the borough buzz that typically accompanies a Red Sox-New York Yankees September series was noticeably subdued prior to last night's game at Yankee Stadium. For the first time in 10 years, the visitors arrived holding the divisional... [more (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=101877)]

Bumbles, fumbles tighten AL East race (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=101875)
By Tony Massarotti
All they need is one win. And if the Red Sox do not accomplish that today at Yankee Stadium, the... [more (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=101875)]


Gaining momentum (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/09/10/gaining_momentum)

Derek Jeter drove in the go-ahead run, and Aaron Small won his seventh straight decision to lead the Yankees over the Red Sox, 8-4. (By Chris Snow, Today's Globe)


We've lost talk of a collapse (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/09/10/weve_lost_talk_of_a_collapse)

Take a deep breath. Pay no attention to the man in the Yankee owner's box. Go to the fridge and look at that photograph of you standing next to the World Series trophy (certainly every New Englander has one of those by now). Remind yourself . . . It's different now . (By Dan Shaughnessy, Today's Globe)

Fenway
09-12-2005, 12:17 PM
Torre rolled the dice taking Johnson out and survived. The Bombers are still alive :(:

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Big Unit pulls colossal ace
With the Yankees needing a win to maintain realistic hope of earning their eighth straight division title, Randy Johnson delivered a magical performance, throwing seven shutout innings and allowing just one hit to lead the Bombers to a thrilling 1-0 victory over Boston at the Stadium.
FULL STORY (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345476p-294941c.html)

http://www.nydailynews.com/images/dot1.gifMike Lupica: 1 classic win, but still lots to prove for Bombers (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345477p-294945c.html)
http://www.nydailynews.com/images/dot1.gifGiambi's one for money (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345473p-294931c.html)
http://www.nydailynews.com/images/dot1.gifBullish move pays off for Torre (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345472p-294930c.html)
http://www.nydailynews.com/images/dot1.gifYanks' bubble almost pops (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345471p-294926c.html)
http://www.nydailynews.com/images/dot1.gifWake's best not enough (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345474p-294934c.html)
http://www.nydailynews.com/images/dot1.gifBoss keeps mum (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345475p-294936c.html)
http://www.nydailynews.com/images/dot1.gifGiambi could push Sheff out of 3 hole (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345478p-294946c.html)

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A bizarre gem: Wake, Unit dazzle as opposites (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=102157)
By Tony Massarotti/ Baseball
NEW YORK From purely a stylistic perspective, it was the subtlety of classical music played against the backdrop of heavy metal. From Tim Wakefield's floating... [more (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=102157)]

By Jeff Horrigan
NEW YORK The New York Yankees might have viewed their 1-0 victory yesterday at Yankee Stadium as their most important game of the season so far, but the division-leading Red Sox were unfazed. The Sox, who dropped 2-of-3 in the weekend series,... [more (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=102161)]

DAN SHAUGHNESSY (http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/shaughnessy)
This place was alive, and so are the Yankees (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/09/12/this_place_was_alive_and_so_are_the_yankees_for_no w)

When it was over, a freshly minted ESPN Classic, they toasted one another and said goodbye. See you again Sept. 30. That's when the Yankees come to Boston for the final three games of the season.

davenicholson
09-12-2005, 01:47 PM
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(http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/story/345053p-294622c.html)



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First-place Sox look third-rate (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=101877)
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G*d, I hate it when the team from Boston is referred to as "The Sox"! :angry:

Stroker Ace
09-12-2005, 03:34 PM
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First off, Good job Fenway for posting the back pages of the Post and the Daily News.

Now, the only reason I would want the Yankmees to make the playoffs is that hopefully, the Sox will play them and I can head out to the Bronx to catch the games.

JohnBasedowYoda
09-12-2005, 06:26 PM
Trust me. They don't want to face us. I can't think of anyone that would really want to.

angels. oakland.

JohnBasedowYoda
09-12-2005, 06:31 PM
how come fenway gets to post huge pics but if my sig is like 100bytes too big it gets erased?

LIKE WE NEED TO SEE THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NYPOST!!!

Fenway
09-14-2005, 10:20 AM
G*d, I hate it when the team from Boston is referred to as "The Sox"! :angry:

The Daily News heard you

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