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Fenway
08-08-2007, 12:20 AM
In 1978 Boston led NYY by 14 1/2 and the same is true in 2007. The lead is now FIVE! gulp

ilsox7
08-08-2007, 12:22 AM
In 1978 Boston led NYY by 14 1/2 and the same is true in 2007. The lead is now FIVE! gulp

:rolling:

I love it. Go Yankees!

chisoxmike
08-08-2007, 12:24 AM
:supernana::supernana::supernana:

MUsoxfan
08-08-2007, 12:25 AM
I love it. Go Yankees!


You must have had a few too many beers tonight. :redneck

ilsox7
08-08-2007, 12:30 AM
You must have had a few too many beers tonight. :redneck

Nah. I used to like the Red Sox. They were probably my 2nd favorite team as recently as 2004. But since then, their fans have become the most obnoxious in baseball. I cheer for their continued heartbreak.

QCIASOXFAN
08-08-2007, 12:33 AM
You guys stink now, I hope the Yankees catch you.:redneck

soltrain21
08-08-2007, 12:33 AM
Outside of Fenway, the Red Sox Nation is FAR MORE annoying than Yankee fans.

DSpivack
08-08-2007, 12:42 AM
Yankees, Red Sox. Gah, I don't know who I hate more!

C-Dawg
08-08-2007, 06:17 AM
Nah. I used to like the Red Sox. They were probably my 2nd favorite team as recently as 2004. But since then, their fans have become the most obnoxious in baseball. I cheer for their continued heartbreak.

I agree 100%. The biggest jerks in all of sports are the Red Sox fans who come here to USCF for one series a year. I hope their team tanks.

Fenway
08-08-2007, 08:29 AM
I despise what Red Sox Nation has become. Look I grew up 3 miles from Fenway so I'm stuck with them but I can understand the hate.

Fenway is now a theme park that would make Disney blush. Every tourist wants to go to a game just driving up prices more.

They will have 35,000 on Saturday for a minor league DH ( StillMissOzzie's nephew appears to be starting)

But the reason 20,000 Red Sox fans show up at every other park? It is cheaper than going to Fenway

WhiteSox5187
08-08-2007, 10:26 AM
Nah. I used to like the Red Sox. They were probably my 2nd favorite team as recently as 2004. But since then, their fans have become the most obnoxious in baseball. I cheer for their continued heartbreak.
That's kinda how I feel, but I think I hate the Yankees more.

Fenway
08-08-2007, 11:55 AM
That's kinda how I feel, but I think I hate the Yankees more.

I just have a bad feeling about this

http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/Headline_Archives/BDD_NYY_mirror_5_bdd.jpg

Foulke You
08-08-2007, 12:09 PM
:rolling:

I love it. Go Yankees!
I think saying "Go Yankees" should be grounds for being banned from WSI.:tongue:

StillMissOzzie
08-08-2007, 03:56 PM
I think saying "Go Yankees" should be grounds for being banned from WSI.:tongue:

Hear hear! My Yankee loathing goes back way further than any current behavior by Red Sox or Cub fans.

Fenway is now a theme park that would make Disney blush. Every tourist wants to go to a game just driving up prices more.

They will have 35,000 on Saturday for a minor league DH ( StillMissOzzie's nephew appears to be starting)


Besides, I have another reason to follow the Red Sox now...:wink:

SMO
:gulp:

ChiSoxRowand
08-08-2007, 04:23 PM
I despise what Red Sox Nation has become. Look I grew up 3 miles from Fenway so I'm stuck with them but I can understand the hate.

Fenway is now a theme park that would make Disney blush. Every tourist wants to go to a game just driving up prices more.

They will have 35,000 on Saturday for a minor league DH ( StillMissOzzie's nephew appears to be starting)

But the reason 20,000 Red Sox fans show up at every other park? It is cheaper than going to Fenway

Fenway, do you wish they would have torn down Fenway and built the new replica that they were talking about building a few years ago? I've heard a lot of die-hard fans wish they would tear the park down so it wouldn't be so expensive.

Chisox353014
08-08-2007, 04:50 PM
Now that B*nds has finally "broken" the HR record, ESPN is free to return to its regulary scheduled "all Yankees, all Red Sox, all the time" reacharounding.

jortafan
08-08-2007, 05:37 PM
Sorry to p.o. Fenway and any other Red Sox fans who might see this, but when I think of the Yankees/Red Sox division race of 1978 and the tie-breaking playoff game, my mind sees ex-White Sox Bucky Dent getting the big hit and ex-White Sox Rich Gossage getting the save.

Sounds pretty nice to me.

Fenway
08-09-2007, 09:04 AM
Fenway, do you wish they would have torn down Fenway and built the new replica that they were talking about building a few years ago? I've heard a lot of die-hard fans wish they would tear the park down so it wouldn't be so expensive.

I had a bad feeling about new stadiums ( and new Comiskey didn't help ) but I was in Camden Yards all of 15 minutes when I decided that Fenway had to go.

Harrington botched the replica by announcing the footprint before he had secured the land.

The best plan was by Frank McCourt who wanted to build a new park on land he owned along the waterfront. McCourt was turned down in his bid to buy the Red Sox and wound up buying the Dodgers.

My best guess is that sometime after 2012 Fenway will be closed for 2 years to rebuild it and the team will play in Foxboro ( which the Krafts say is designed to play baseball in )

Fenway is like the old Comiskey in the sense that if you have a good seat, there are none better in all of baseball but if you have a bad seat there are none worse. The grandstand with the wooden seats is brutal and sections 3-8 face the Citgo sign.

Fenway
08-09-2007, 12:12 PM
Sorry to p.o. Fenway and any other Red Sox fans who might see this, but when I think of the Yankees/Red Sox division race of 1978 and the tie-breaking playoff game, my mind sees ex-White Sox Bucky Dent getting the big hit and ex-White Sox Rich Gossage getting the save.

Sounds pretty nice to me.

The 1978 playoff game is still one of the greatest games ever played....

but the ending should have been

Yaz swings...........BASE HIT.....here comes Burleson and here comes Rice THE RED SOX WIN!!!! Mercy! (what Ned Martin should have said....)

Hawk was near tears after the Dent home run :whiner:

great video of the 78 season about the 3 minute mark is the key play of the game and it is not Dent. If Piniella doesn't luck into the ball falling into his glove....Boston wins the game RIGHT THERE
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Fenway
08-10-2007, 09:40 PM
Boston just had an ugly loss in Balto. 5-1 lead in 8th then poof

JB98
08-10-2007, 09:43 PM
Boston just had an ugly loss in Balto. 5-1 lead in 8th then poof

Eric Gagne is on my last-place fantasy team. The Red Sox shouldn't have acquired him.

California Sox
08-10-2007, 09:59 PM
Sorry, Fenway, but I do have to add that Dye would look good in your uni right about now. Too bad for you guys that your GM offered WMP instead of something useful for him. Sometimes you get what you're willing to pay for.

Fenway
08-10-2007, 11:40 PM
Sorry, Fenway, but I do have to add that Dye would look good in your uni right about now. Too bad for you guys that your GM offered WMP instead of something useful for him. Sometimes you get what you're willing to pay for.

WEEI is radioactive right now. Boston could blow this.

chisoxfanatic
08-11-2007, 01:46 AM
WEEI is radioactive right now. Boston could blow this.
With that Yankee offense scoring more than Mark Bell on game night, I wouldn't be surprised. They have six games head-to-head afterall. I think it's gonna come down to those games.

Fenway
08-11-2007, 08:13 AM
With that Yankee offense scoring more than Mark Bell on game night, I wouldn't be surprised. They have six games head-to-head afterall. I think it's gonna come down to those games.

Bostonians remember what happened last year when the Yankees swept a 5 game series at Fenway in August........plus 1977 and 1978. This is one very nervous fanbase.

Last night in Batimore was just strange. There had to be 40,000 Red Sox fans at the game and when the Orioles rallied there was dead silence in the park.


http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/08/11/orioles_response_stinging/

BALTIMORE -- Just when it appeared they had handed over the deed to the house, the keys to the car, and the bank accounts of their children to the visiting hordes from the north, the Baltimore Orioles evidently decided there's a better way to spend a hot August night than as orange-and-black piñatas.

With Oriole Park at Camden Yards filled to overflowing with Red Sox fans, who show up in numbers that have gone from impressive to stupefying, the Orioles seemingly were staggered by a five-run Boston rally in the top of the eighth inning that obliterated the pitchers' duel between Orioles lefthander Erik Bedard and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Instead, the Orioles responded in kind, tying the score in the bottom of the inning with four runs charged to Sox newcomer Eric Gagne, then pinning a 6-5 loss on Hideki Okajima, his first of the season, when Brian Roberts opened the ninth with a double, was bunted to third by Corey Patterson, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Markakis.

The Sox' AL East lead over the Yankees was sliced again to five games, New York having won in Cleveland.

wilburaga
08-11-2007, 10:24 AM
I got a very queasy feeling watching Hughes and Chamberlain mow down the Injuns last night. I know it's only one game, but both those guys were unhittable.

W

areilly
08-11-2007, 10:57 AM
Go Blue Jays!

soxinem1
08-11-2007, 11:02 PM
I just wish that BAL or TOR had enough to sneak up and beat them both out. Then we can watch each of them spend $400 million in the off-season trying to get back to the playoffs.

But Fenway is right, this is looking an awful lot like 1978.

Where is Don Zimmer at these days?????

Red Barchetta
08-12-2007, 11:02 AM
I despise what Red Sox Nation has become. Look I grew up 3 miles from Fenway so I'm stuck with them but I can understand the hate.

Fenway is now a theme park that would make Disney blush. Every tourist wants to go to a game just driving up prices more.

They will have 35,000 on Saturday for a minor league DH ( StillMissOzzie's nephew appears to be starting)

But the reason 20,000 Red Sox fans show up at every other park? It is cheaper than going to Fenway


Similar to our north side team. It's like they hired the same consultants who devised a brilliant plan to sell a rotting, net-hanging, urine smelling, narrow concourse old ballpark as a beautiful shrine to all things old-school baseball.

Unlike the Red Sox who have developed a winning baseball program, the Cubs continue to sell "Beautiful Wrigley Field" with no mention of the team on the field.

areilly
08-12-2007, 04:28 PM
Similar to our north side team. It's like they hired the same consultants who devised a brilliant plan to sell a rotting, net-hanging, urine smelling, narrow concourse old ballpark as a beautiful shrine to all things old-school baseball.

Unlike the Red Sox who have developed a winning baseball program, the Cubs continue to sell "Beautiful Wrigley Field" with no mention of the team on the field.

FYI, the original architect of the "Beautiful Wrigley Field" slant was none other than our beloved Bill Veeck.

Fenway
08-12-2007, 04:35 PM
Gagne blows another game lead is FOUR

Fenway
08-12-2007, 10:00 PM
talk radio going to be ugly here in Beantown tomorrow

ORIOLES 6, RED SOX 3 (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox)
Gagne gaffe sinks Sox (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/08/12/orioles_beat_red_sox_6_3_in_10_innings)

Eric Gagne gave up the game-tying home run in the eighth inning, and the Red Sox went on to lose it in the 10th. http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_camera_icon.gifPhotos (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/08_12_07_sox_orioles)


http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif BASEBALL: Yankees win; 4 games back (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2007/08/12/yankees_finish_sweep_of_indians)


MESSAGE BOARD (http://boards.boston.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=bc-redsox&tid=34104)
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_pushpin_icon2_large.gif Remedies for the Sox (http://boards.boston.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=bc-redsox&tid=34104)

Are the Red Sox broken, or are the Yankees simply playing too well right now?

JB98
08-12-2007, 11:31 PM
The Boston fans are going to will their team into a choke through sheer panic.

Fenway
08-13-2007, 09:23 AM
The Boston fans are going to will their team into a choke through sheer panic.

It has started :whiner:

It seems that Gagne is one of these pitchers that has a NINTH inning mindset and can not perform at a top level in the 8th.

Thank goodness we playing the Fighting Seaweed next

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/soxalert4.jpg
Where do you fall on the Red Sox alert meter?
Worry http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 33.1% Concern http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/blue.gif 24.9% Panic http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 24.5% Crawl on the ledge http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/blue.gif 17.5%


http://news.bostonherald.com/galleries/images/336261_sportspage.jpg
and in NY they are getting giddy

http://www.nypost.com/seven/08132007/img/back081307.jpg

SoxSpeed22
08-13-2007, 11:03 AM
The Yankees can hopefully keep the Indians and Twins out of the playoffs. But I still want the Mariners in. Whoever gets in will not have the pitching to make it past LAA, Boston, or Detroit.

Fenway
08-13-2007, 12:29 PM
yeesh

In retrospect, maybe it would have been better had Eric Gagne gone to the Yankees

Since coming to Boston on trade deadline day the one-time dominant Cy Young closer has been nothing short of a debacle, allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs over just four innings of work. Add it up and it's a - ready? - 15.75 ERA.

Of course, Gagne's recent failures have brought the told-ya-sos out of the woodwork, wondering why Epstein felt the need to add to a strength, rather than acquire a bat. Wily Mo Pena and Eric Hinske remain the two best late-inning options, which is sort of like saying your midnight snack options include rice cakes and beets.



http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2007/08/13/micro_machine/index.html

jdm2662
08-13-2007, 01:18 PM
Thank goodness we playing the Fighting Seaweed next.



The Indians probably felt the same way in Sept. 2005. It worked out quite well for them. :redneck

JohnTucker0814
08-13-2007, 01:28 PM
I guess we can go back and see what all the "experts" are saying now, ya know the ones that rated Boston as the team that improved the most over the trading dead line.

Fenway
08-13-2007, 01:30 PM
The Indians probably felt the same way in Sept. 2005. It worked out quite well for them. :redneck

Thanks for reminding me :(:

If they blow this New England may break off by the Hudson River and sail into the Atlantic never to be heard from again.

Foulke You
08-13-2007, 02:17 PM
The Yankees can hopefully keep the Indians and Twins out of the playoffs.
Why is this a good thing? I don't know about you but the thought of the Yankees in the postseason yet again nauseates me.

spiffie
08-13-2007, 02:50 PM
Thanks for reminding me :(:

If they blow this New England may break off by the Hudson River and sail into the Atlantic never to be heard from again.
Thanks for finally giving me a reason to root for the Yankees. :tongue:

Fenway
08-13-2007, 02:52 PM
Thanks for finally giving me a reason to root for the Yankees. :tongue:

You realize that that would mean no more ESPN as well :redneck

jdm2662
08-13-2007, 03:32 PM
Why is this a good thing? I don't know about you but the thought of the Yankees in the postseason yet again nauseates me.

I'll take the Yankees over the Twins in the playoffs. I've had enough of the Twins getting their fluky and lucky bounces in their garbage bag of a stadium.

Foulke You
08-13-2007, 03:46 PM
I'll take the Yankees over the Twins in the playoffs. I've had enough of the Twins getting their fluky and lucky bounces in their garbage bag of a stadium.
I hate the Twins quite a bit too but outside of the Cubs, no team in the postseason sickens me more than the Yankees. Jeter's arrogant smirk, the media fawning, all Yankee playoff games in prime time no matter what, arrogant obnoxious fans, etc. I could go on forever. Bottom line is that franchise has 26 World Championships. They need another one like they need a hole in the head. I'm waiting for the Yankee bats to cool off and when they do, they will go back to playing like they did prior to the hot streak.

Fenway
08-13-2007, 03:46 PM
Dirt Dogs lives for this

http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/Headline_Archives/2007/08/ghost_in_the_ma.html

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/6/6c/180px-Iedent.jpghttp://pubpages.unh.edu/~wff/images/dent.jpg

Bill Veeck how could you send him to the Yankees? :whiner:

In times like this I often refer to Kevin Bacon’s character (http://www.appetites.us/1animalhouse508.jpeg) in Animal House (oops, about the Kevin Dillon reference before), specifically the scene where he utters “Remain calm. All is well!” That, of course, doesn’t work out too well (http://www.tigersweat.com/images/anim15.jpg).

http://bradfordfiles.com/

spiffie
08-13-2007, 04:34 PM
Thanks for reminding me :(:

If they blow this New England may break off by the Hudson River and sail into the Atlantic never to be heard from again.

Thanks for finally giving me a reason to root for the Yankees. :tongue:

You realize that that would mean no more ESPN as well :redneck

Damn, your arguments get more convincing by the minute. Next you'll tell me this means no more Tom Brady stories in the media. :wink:

spiffie
08-13-2007, 04:35 PM
I'll take the Yankees over the Twins in the playoffs. I've had enough of the Twins getting their fluky and lucky bounces in their garbage bag of a stadium.
But its so fun watching them choke every year in the playoffs. Maybe Toriiiiiiiii can reprise his great dive from last season.

soxfan13
08-13-2007, 07:07 PM
Mr Fenway you should no better then to panic. Yes Boston has a very tiny history of having bad things happen to them but I dont think its this year. Doesnt Boston still have the third most wins in the second half just behind the Yankees and Arizona. They are still playing decent ball but the Yankees right now are just playing at an unbelievable clip. As you know in 2005 the White Sox had to deal with the Indians and their amazing run but things worked out. IMO Bostons pitching is too good not to win that division (I wasnt a big buyer to begin the season). I think you will see the Yankees level off and Boston will win the division and the Yankees making the wild card.:gulp:

MarySwiss
08-13-2007, 07:12 PM
I'll take the Yankees over the Twins in the playoffs. I've had enough of the Twins getting their fluky and lucky bounces in their garbage bag of a stadium.

I hate the Twins quite a bit too but outside of the Cubs, no team in the postseason sickens me more than the Yankees. Jeter's arrogant smirk, the media fawning, all Yankee playoff games in prime time no matter what, arrogant obnoxious fans, etc. I could go on forever. Bottom line is that franchise has 26 World Championships. They need another one like they need a hole in the head. I'm waiting for the Yankee bats to cool off and when they do, they will go back to playing like they did prior to the hot streak.

Well, yabbut...much as I hate the Yankees, I DETEST the Twinkies. And I look at it this way, if the Yankees make the postseason, I can ignore them, but if the Twins make it I have to pay attention long enough to watch them go down. Fortunately, that doesn't take long.

Go D'Backs! Please.

Fenway
08-13-2007, 10:18 PM
Mr Fenway you should no better then to panic. Yes Boston has a very tiny history of having bad things happen to them but I dont think its this year. Doesnt Boston still have the third most wins in the second half just behind the Yankees and Arizona. They are still playing decent ball but the Yankees right now are just playing at an unbelievable clip. As you know in 2005 the White Sox had to deal with the Indians and their amazing run but things worked out. IMO Bostons pitching is too good not to win that division (I wasnt a big buyer to begin the season). I think you will see the Yankees level off and Boston will win the division and the Yankees making the wild card.:gulp:

Panic? no but nervous. Key is not letting Seattle get ahead of us.

chisoxfanatic
08-14-2007, 02:13 AM
The Indians probably felt the same way in Sept. 2005. It worked out quite well for them. :redneck

Mr Fenway you should no better then to panic. Yes Boston has a very tiny history of having bad things happen to them but I dont think its this year. Doesnt Boston still have the third most wins in the second half just behind the Yankees and Arizona. They are still playing decent ball but the Yankees right now are just playing at an unbelievable clip. As you know in 2005 the White Sox had to deal with the Indians and their amazing run but things worked out. IMO Bostons pitching is too good not to win that division (I wasnt a big buyer to begin the season). I think you will see the Yankees level off and Boston will win the division and the Yankees making the wild card.:gulp:

You guys do realize that these two situations are different in a way, don't you? The Yankees are back in the race way sooner than the Indians were in 2005. The Indians just about started their run at this time in '05. I think they ran out of steam (and, of course, time) there in '05, especially with that Sunday afternoon game in Kansas City finishing their deflation. These Yankees are battle-tested and probably are not going to back off now. I do see them overtaking the Carmines by Labor Day.

Fenway
08-14-2007, 08:06 AM
You guys do realize that these two situations are different in a way, don't you? The Yankees are back in the race way sooner than the Indians were in 2005. The Indians just about started their run at this time in '05. I think they ran out of steam (and, of course, time) there in '05, especially with that Sunday afternoon game in Kansas City finishing their deflation. These Yankees are battle-tested and probably are not going to back off now. I do see them overtaking the Carmines by Labor Day.

Carmines? The only people who call us that are from Chicago :smile:

Now the media is telling us we supposed to be depressed

"You knew in your heart that when they were up that many games, something was going to happen, something was going to give way," Fennessy said, dining with Palm on the park bench. "And it always does. It's inevitable."

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/08/14/the_thrill_is_gone/?page=full

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: What's wrong with the Red Sox? (http://www.boston.com/news/multimedia/Whats_wrong_with_the_Red_Sox)

soxfan13
08-14-2007, 08:25 AM
You guys do realize that these two situations are different in a way, don't you? The Yankees are back in the race way sooner than the Indians were in 2005. The Indians just about started their run at this time in '05. I think they ran out of steam (and, of course, time) there in '05, especially with that Sunday afternoon game in Kansas City finishing their deflation. These Yankees are battle-tested and probably are not going to back off now. I do see them overtaking the Carmines by Labor Day.

yeah different in that Boston is still playing good ball , like I said they still have the third best record in baseball in the second half. As where the White Sox were chopping it up. We will see.

kaufsox
08-14-2007, 10:27 AM
I despise what Red Sox Nation has become. Look I grew up 3 miles from Fenway so I'm stuck with them...

Not true Fen. I realized when Art Voldermort, er Modell, moved the Browns that my loyalty to a franchise meant nothing to said franchise or town. When my feet hit Chicago, I knew I was where I belonged. I was home. Bugger all things Cleveland. Just because of an accident of birth I'm supposed to stay with those teams? I know I'm in the minority here, but when the Browns left, I couldn't believe how deeply I felt the loss. Even with the team back, that five years with them gone forced me to move on. When they came back, I didn't. Ironically enough I became a White Sox fan, and it worked out pretty well in 2005.

Foulke You
08-15-2007, 01:09 AM
Well, Fenway, the city of Boston can breathe a brief sigh of relief. Red Sox win an exciting game 2-1 over Tampa tonight and the Yanks get taken behind the woodshed by Baltimore 12-0. Here's hoping that the Yankees bats are finally starting to cool off.