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voodoochile
09-19-2007, 11:45 PM
Yankees 1.5 back - cue the theme from Jaws...

chisoxfanatic
09-20-2007, 12:27 AM
The Angels and Indians have also leaped ahead in the "seeding" race.

Fenway
09-20-2007, 12:31 AM
Yankees 1.5 back - cue the theme from Jaws...

Theo said tonight winning the divison is not as important as setting the rotation for playoffs. WEEI callers going insane over that.

chisoxfanatic
09-20-2007, 12:33 AM
Theo said tonight winning the divison is not as important as setting the rotation for playoffs. WEEI callers going insane over that.
Wow! The last thing you'd want if you're the Red Sox is to lose your home field advantage, which is huge if you're playing the other teams that will be in the playoff field. It's not our problem tho...

Fenway
09-20-2007, 12:40 AM
Wow! The last thing you'd want if you're the Red Sox is to lose your home field advantage, which is huge if you're playing the other teams that will be in the playoff field. It's not our problem tho...

They are going to wind up the #4 seed. Still Manny sits...

ilsox7
09-20-2007, 12:40 AM
This is great. America's most-hated fanbase is going through a monumental panic!

A. Cavatica
09-20-2007, 02:08 AM
Hey, they remind me of the 2005 White Sox...except that they haven't proved they can rebound yet.

Fenway
09-20-2007, 09:20 AM
Hey, they remind me of the 2005 White Sox...except that they haven't proved they can rebound yet.

I am not sure they will

http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/galleries/front_09202007.jpg

BTW if you are wonder why Steve Martin on the front page he is filming Pink Panther 2 here thru November ( Boston is filling in for Paris :rolleyes:)

Still no Ramirez (http://bh.heraldinteractive.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1032869)
http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/stp/1c233e1259_manny_09202007.jpg
by Tony Massarotti
TORONTO - Twenty-two days after he last appeared in a game, Manny Ramirez once again was absent from the Red Sox lineup last night.

Don’t sweat the division (http://bh.heraldinteractive.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1032578)
http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/stp/e3f0a16fa7_out09192007.jpg

TORONTO - The loser’s mentality can stain you forever, it seems. It must seep into your skin like a bad tattoo. It must fill you with regret...

WizardsofOzzie
09-20-2007, 09:37 AM
Hey, they remind me of the 2005 White Sox...except that they haven't proved they can rebound yet.
And our left fielder wasn't a total douchebag

Fenway
09-20-2007, 09:44 AM
And our left fielder wasn't a total douchebag

he has been taking BP for over a week whacking the ball but he refuses to play :angry:


http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070914/capt.cea64238731a4100bb76d51f6c826039.correction_y ankees_red_sox_baseball_masr101.jpg

we not dealing with this well

Where do you fall on the alert meter?
Crawl on the ledge http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 47.1%
Panic http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/blue.gif 25.2%
Worry http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 12.2%
Relax! October is what matters ... not September http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/blue.gif 9.6%
Concern http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 5.9%
Total votes: 5547

salty99
09-20-2007, 10:22 AM
Also key setup man Okijima has been shut down.

balke
09-20-2007, 10:30 AM
Also key setup man Okijima has been shut down.

Is he completely shutdown or shutdown for 4 more games? I heard tired arm, but he'll be re-evaluated in a few games.

voodoochile
09-20-2007, 10:37 AM
It reminds me of 2005 too, but with Cleveland effectively ending Detroit's season and Seattle having fallen back to Earth, at least there is little danger of falling out of the playoffs altogether. That wasn't true for the Sox in '05 and the panic reached epic proportions 10 days before the end of the season.

Riot has your boys at 2 to clinch a playoff birth and 8 to clinch the division.

http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/~baseball/american_league.html

I'd be voting Relax in the poll you listed, but I am sure Boston is melting down...:tongue:

salty99
09-20-2007, 10:41 AM
Is he completely shutdown or shutdown for 4 more games? I heard tired arm, but he'll be re-evaluated in a few games.

It's still up for evaluation.

Fenway
09-20-2007, 10:43 AM
It reminds me of 2005 too, but with Cleveland effectively ending Detroit's season and Seattle having fallen back to Earth, at least there is little danger of falling out of the playoffs altogether. That wasn't true for the Sox in '05 and the panic reached epic proportions 10 days before the end of the season.

Riot has your boys at 2 to clinch a playoff birth and 8 to clinch the division.

http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/~baseball/american_league.html

I'd be voting Relax in the poll you listed, but I am sure Boston is melting down...:tongue:

The braintrust has decided that since they are in the playoffs anyway they will juggle the rotation and give Schilling and Dice-K some extra days off. Going all out for the division would possibly set them up like 2005 where they were stuck with Matt Clement in Game 1 of the ALDS and we all know how well that went for Boston :tongue:

skottyj242
09-20-2007, 11:07 AM
Couldn't happen to a nicer group of people.
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WizardsofOzzie
09-20-2007, 11:10 AM
he has been taking BP for over a week whacking the ball but he refuses to play :angry:

we not dealing with this well

Where do you fall on the alert meter?
Crawl on the ledge http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 47.1%
Panic http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/blue.gif 25.2%
Worry http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 12.2%
Relax! October is what matters ... not September http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/blue.gif 9.6%
Concern http://cache.boston.com/images/vote/red.gif 5.9%
Total votes: 5547
So I take it Boston is growing tired of the "That's just Manny being Manny" excuse?

Flight #24
09-20-2007, 11:42 AM
BoSox pitching stats:

Pre-ASB: 3.76 ERA
July: 3.66
August: 3.97
September to date: 4.61

And buried within those Aug/Sep numbers are some key guys who are struggling. Matsuzaka is at 4.45 / 11.2 ERA for Aug/Sep. Okajima is at 5.5 / 11.5. Gagne's been pretty much a disaster. The guys who've "saved" them down the stretch have been the youngsters: Buchholz, Lester, Delcarmen but are those guys post-season reliable?

I know the White Sox executed the whole "slump down the stretch, dominate in the postseason" scenario, but in general I'd have to back the hot team rather than the backsliding one down the stretch. Especially when the pitching is what's backsliding.

Fenway
09-20-2007, 11:45 AM
So I take it Boston is growing tired of the "That's just Manny being Manny" excuse?

Very tired of it...............

I think Francona is fed up as well....he has one year left on the contract and I think they might move him now if October goes bad.

And if October goes bad?

Next season you will see A-Rod in Boston and Mike Lowell in New York

Noneck
09-20-2007, 12:02 PM
Very tired of it...............

I think Francona is fed up as well....he has one year left on the contract and I think they might move him now if October goes bad.



At 20m for 08 it won't be a move, it will have to be a eat and move deal, with nothing much in return.

Fenway
09-20-2007, 01:15 PM
OUCH and he is dead on

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2007/09/20/a_division_of_worth/


It is a maddening week to be a Red Sox fan, watching your team fall from the perch it has been sitting on all season long and discovering they have the killer instinct of Mister Rogers. Two hundred miles to the southwest, the Yankees are all but assured a playoff spot, but have yet to take their eyes off the AL East title and home field advantage. The Red Sox, on the other hand, seem happy enough just to back into the playoffs and start tinkering with putting their starters on a schedule suited for the postseason, despite the fact that October is still 10 days -- or two turns of the rotation -- away.

Maybe the Fenway Sports Group figures it can squeeze some cash out of Boston fans with its travel service if the Red Sox open the postseason on the road.

http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/BDD_NYY_mirror_bdd_9.19.07.jpg

nysox35
09-20-2007, 03:05 PM
And if October goes bad?

Next season you will see A-Rod in Boston and Mike Lowell in New York

Keep Dreaming! There's no way the Yankees are letting him get away.

I was at last night's NYY game - great game. Second biggest cheer of the night (after the final strike of course) was when the scoreboard updated from Tor 2 Bos 1 to Tor 6 Bos 1.
Good times

Chips
09-20-2007, 03:50 PM
GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!

:supernana::supernana::supernana::supernana::super nana::supernana::supernana::supernana::supernana:: supernana:

thomas35forever
09-20-2007, 04:10 PM
"When they lose, there'll be suicides, heart attacks, and apoplexy. Just like the good old days."

Fenway
09-20-2007, 04:22 PM
"When they lose, there'll be suicides, heart attacks, and apoplexy. Just like the good old days."

They lined up on the Mystic Bridge

http://www.bostonroads.com/crossings/tobin/img2.jpg

jenn2080
09-20-2007, 04:46 PM
OUCH and he is dead on

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2007/09/20/a_division_of_worth/



http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/BDD_NYY_mirror_bdd_9.19.07.jpg


This is awesome. GO YANKEES :supernana::bandance::supernana::bandance::superna na::bandance:

Fenway
09-20-2007, 04:54 PM
This is awesome. GO YANKEES :supernana::bandance::supernana::bandance::superna na::bandance:


I thought 2004 cured us of this...the reality is we are worse than ever

When the Going Gets Tough? Start Some Petitions on Geffner (http://soxanddawgs.com/?p=2273), Tito (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/backing-into-the-postseason)

Geffner is the PR guy that the Red Sox forced on WEEI to replace Trupiano

Trupiano is very bitter...you would love him with the White Sox
Trupiano watches some Red Sox games on TV, but can’t bring himself to tune in a radio broadcast and has not been to Fenway Park this year. “I won’t set foot in it,” he said, “unless it’s in somebody else’s employ.”

He still tracks certain players, but after not having his contract renewed last winter, can’t exactly be called a Red Sox fan.

“You still have a feeling for the people in uniform,” he said.



http://www.telegram.com/article/20070916/NEWS/709160641/1009/SPORTS


Problem is we have to listen to those lunatics from New York again

Look what they doing on nyyfans.com to us ( and a White Sox fan is piling on there )
http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=106412
He compares Boston fans to this
http://mike.krcil.com/oops.jpg

Favorite Beantown pix (http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=106412) (you need to be a member to see this thread I think )

spiffie
09-20-2007, 05:38 PM
I thought 2004 cured us of this...the reality is we are worse than ever

When the Going Gets Tough? Start Some Petitions on Geffner (http://soxanddawgs.com/?p=2273), Tito (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/backing-into-the-postseason)

Geffner is the PR guy that the Red Sox forced on WEEI to replace Trupiano

Trupiano is very bitter...you would love him with the White Sox


http://www.telegram.com/article/20070916/NEWS/709160641/1009/SPORTS


Problem is we have to listen to those lunatics from New York again

Look what they doing on nyyfans.com to us ( and a White Sox fan is piling on there )
http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=106412
He compares Boston fans to this
http://mike.krcil.com/oops.jpg

Favorite Beantown pix (http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=106412) (you need to be a member to see this thread I think )
That's crazy! That's like comparing the color blue to the color light blue! Nothing at all in common between those two fanbases!

nysox35
09-20-2007, 06:02 PM
This is awesome. GO YANKEES :supernana::bandance::supernana::bandance::superna na::bandance:

YES! I love the Yankees love on WSI! You guys rule

Foulke You
09-20-2007, 06:35 PM
This is awesome. GO YANKEES :supernana::bandance::supernana::bandance::superna na::bandance:

I die a little bit every time I hear a White Sox fan utter the phrase "Go Yankees!" with enthusiasm and dancing nanas no less. Screw the Yanks! I hope they don't win the division title and I hope they get swept in Round 1 by whoever they play.

Noneck
09-20-2007, 09:59 PM
I die a little bit every time I hear a White Sox fan utter the phrase "Go Yankees!" with enthusiasm and dancing nanas no less. Screw the Yanks! I hope they don't win the division title and I hope they get swept in Round 1 by whoever they play.

I agree and hope both of the east teams go down in 1st rd. But reluctantly and for the 1st time in my life I will hope for the yankmes over the blowsox if that unfortunate scenario occurs. I never thought this would happen but the utter arrogance of a fanbase of a team that has won as many World Series as the White Sox have in the past 89 years have done something I thought I would never do, Possibly hope for the yankmes to win a playoff round.

viagracat
09-20-2007, 11:14 PM
I would never root for the Yankees under any circumstances. Even if they were playing the Cubs. :o:

FedEx227
09-20-2007, 11:18 PM
Apparently some of you don't come in contact with the local Red Sox fans aka

1) Your cousin or any sibling or family member (Age 16 or under)
2) Any college kid... literally any of them with a few exceptions (including me)
(Both one and two come complete with the tethered brim Red Sox hat worn to the side or backwards)
3) Every Cub fan

Go Yankees. At least they have A-Rod who I respect. There's not one player on the Red Sox I respect in the slightest, they are over-confidence, overly-annoying and over-bearing idiots. Cubs East if you ask me.

GO YANKEES!
N
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chisoxfanatic
09-20-2007, 11:55 PM
Go Yankees. At least they have A-Rod who I respect. There's not one player on the Red Sox I respect in the slightest, they are over-confidence, overly-annoying and over-bearing idiots. Cubs East if you ask me.

I have respect for guys like Varitek; but, he's just about the only one I even like on that team (maybe Lowell and Pedroia are okay too). Meanwhile, there are a bunch of guys I like on the Yankees: Cano, A-Rod, Posada, Jeter, Matsui, Wang, Rivera...just to name a few. Manny is the second biggest loser in baseball (next to Bonds), and Papi has just as annoying a home run stare as Bonds.

I bet Manny's gonna demand to be traded for the 50th time in the past few years come the offseason. :rolleyes:

DumpJerry
09-21-2007, 12:04 AM
Yankees or Red Sox?
Shoot me in the head with a .44 Magnum or make me swollow a grenade with the pin pulled?

I guess I would lean towards the Bronx bombers. Their fans are less annoying than Red Sox fans (but then, who isn't?) and they won't act like a World Series victory is a gift from God created just for them (since they have over two dozen already).

Nellie_Fox
09-21-2007, 01:08 AM
I would never root for the Yankees under any circumstances. Even if they were playing the Cubs. :o:That's the only time I root for the Yankees.

JB98
09-21-2007, 02:04 AM
I root for the Yankees over the Red Sox. Just hate Boston fans. Hate them. They're just like the Cubs, traveling all over the country, hijacking other teams' ballparks and belittling fans of other teams. **** 'em.

I also root for the Yankees when they are playing our division rivals in years where we are in the race.

If somehow the Yankees play the Cubs in a World Series, I am the biggest Yankee fan ever.

Grzegorz
09-21-2007, 05:55 AM
That's the only time I root for the Yankees.

Amen...

Oblong
09-21-2007, 08:38 AM
Fenway, as you know, the Tigers are the only team standing in the Red Sox way in terms of the playoffs. Tonight they are facing Billy Buckner for the Royals. Could that an omen?

TommyJohn
09-21-2007, 09:01 AM
Fenway, as you know, the Tigers are the only team standing in the Red Sox way in terms of the playoffs. Tonight they are facing Billy Buckner for the Royals. Could that an omen?


Oh, NO! The hyperbole machine for that one will be running on some
serious overdrive.

Fenway
09-21-2007, 09:12 AM
Fenway, as you know, the Tigers are the only team standing in the Red Sox way in terms of the playoffs. Tonight they are facing Billy Buckner for the Royals. Could that an omen?

That has not gone unnoticed here :?:

Still as Red Sox fans fret it is nothing compared to the plight of Mets fans. That team could lose everything.

Bob Ryan looks at the 4 AL playoff teams and seeds them (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/09/21/right_now_team_is_fourth_rate/?page=full)


1. Cleveland.
How Joe Borowski has managed to close 42 games in 48 opportunities, given that he has a 5.04 ERA and has allowed 70 hits in 60 2/3 innings (Papelbon has allowed 29 hits in 55 innings), may be baseball's greatest supernatural mystery, but that is what he's done.

2. New York
The lineup is sometimes ridiculous, even without Jason Giambi. Did you know that Jorge Posada has an OPS of .972? The reason they have not won since 2000 is that their starting pitchers have failed them in the playoffs. Period. End of story. Are Pettitte, Wang, Clemens, and Mussina good enough? If they are, there is no reason the Yankees can't win.

3. Orange County American League Baseball Representative
But do John Lackey, Kelvim Escobar, and Jered Weaver really frighten anybody? Give me C.C. and Dr. Faustus.
Mike Scioscia's the best manager in the derby, however. That's a fact.

4. Your Sawx
Is this a team that inspires confidence?
Yeah, they could get lucky. Didn't the 83-79 Cardinals win last year?
Here's a better bet: Go, Pats.

Fenway
09-22-2007, 12:02 AM
Lead back to 2 1/2 Bostonians off the ledge

itsnotrequired
09-22-2007, 12:05 AM
Lead back to 2 1/2 Bostonians off the ledge

They only need to go 2-6 to be guaranteed to be playing in October.

I can't believe that there are Red Sox fans worried about this.:dunno:

Grzegorz
09-22-2007, 06:00 AM
Fen,

When does Manny come riding to the rescue?

Should they meet, I like Boston's chances against the Yankees in the ALCS.

Fenway
09-22-2007, 07:22 AM
Fen,

When does Manny come riding to the rescue?

Should they meet, I like Boston's chances against the Yankees in the ALCS.

Only Manny knows the answer to that and he not talking. NYY has taken 9 of 11 from Boston. Both the Red Sox and NYY want Cleveland in the ALDS.

PKalltheway
09-22-2007, 08:08 AM
Both the Red Sox and NYY want Cleveland in the ALDS.
Watch, one of them will end up losing to Cleveland in 4 games in the first round. Mark my words. Ask, and ye shall recieve, Boston and/or New York.

Fenway
09-22-2007, 09:16 AM
Watch, one of them will end up losing to Cleveland in 4 games in the first round. Mark my words. Ask, and ye shall recieve, Boston and/or New York.

Look at the head to head you can see why they want the Indians

The Angels and Indians were tied for the best record in the AL. If the Angels and the Indians finish in a tie for the best record, the first tiebreaker is the season series, which is tied at 5-5. The next tiebreaker is division record. The Indians are 46-23 (.667) vs. the AL Central and the Angels are 29-19 (.604) vs. the AL West, meaning the Indians would have the top seed. If the Angels, Indians, and the AL East champion all finished tied, the top seed will go to the team that has the best record against both of the other division champions.

The Red Sox went 5-2 vs. the Indians and 6-4 vs. the Angels.
The Yankees went 6-0 vs. the Indians and 3-6 vs. the Angels. The Indians went 2-5 vs. the Red Sox, 0-6 vs. the Yankees, and 5-5 vs. the Angels.
The Angels went 4-6 vs. the Red Sox, 6-3 vs. the Yankees, and 5-5 vs. the Indians.

Thus, if the Red Sox won the AL East and tied the other division leaders for best record, they would have the top seed. If the Red Sox and Yankees tie for the AL East title and both make the postseason, the Yankees will be the division champion because of their 10-8 advantage in the season series and the Red Sox will be the wild card.

Neither team wants to deal with going to the west coast though it is not as bad as before where there was no travel day between Game 4 and 5.

Myrtle72
09-22-2007, 10:02 AM
My Boston friends are freaking out like a bunch of big crybabies right now. In fact, all of Boston is (No offense, Fenway). I usually tell them to shove it because hey, at least their team is going to the playoffs. They're acting like it's the end of the world or something. In fact, I've heard a few people say that they've stopped watching the Red Sox because they're upset.

This town is nutty.

Fenway
09-22-2007, 10:08 AM
My Boston friends are freaking out like a bunch of big crybabies right now. In fact, all of Boston is (No offense, Fenway). I usually tell them to shove it because hey, at least their team is going to the playoffs. They're acting like it's the end of the world or something. In fact, I've heard a few people say that they've stopped watching the Red Sox because they're upset.

This town is nutty.

Listen to WEEI for an hour and you will be convinced that this city is completely insane.

The Whiner Line is the most listened to 15 minutes in Boston radio every day.

Click on this link and you will hear the "whine of the week" about 90 seconds in. It is hysterical

WEEI - The Big Show Whiner Line - Whine of the Week -... (http://weei.podzinger.com/viewMedia.jsp?index=1&start=0&il=enn&col=en-all-pod_weei-ep&res=50483250&num=10&filter=0&expand=true&match=query,channel&dedupe=1&y=0&s=PZSID_0000007653;WEEI+-+The+Big+Show+Whiner+Line&x=0&e=11547477)
Sep 21, 2007
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DumpJerry
09-22-2007, 10:33 AM
My Boston friends are freaking out like a bunch of big crybabies right now. In fact, all of Boston is (No offense, Fenway). I usually tell them to shove it because hey, at least their team is going to the playoffs. They're acting like it's the end of the world or something. In fact, I've heard a few people say that they've stopped watching the Red Sox because they're upset.

This town is nutty.

Listen to WEEI for an hour and you will be convinced that this city is completely insane.

The Whiner Line is the most listened to 15 minutes in Boston radio every day.

Click on this link and you will hear the "whine of the week" about 90 seconds in. It is hysterical

WEEI - The Big Show Whiner Line - Whine of the Week -... (http://weei.podzinger.com/viewMedia.jsp?index=1&start=0&il=enn&col=en-all-pod_weei-ep&res=50483250&num=10&filter=0&expand=true&match=query,channel&dedupe=1&y=0&s=PZSID_0000007653;WEEI+-+The+Big+Show+Whiner+Line&x=0&e=11547477)
Sep 21, 2007
This week's GBO Dirt Cheap Whine of the Week winner. The winner has won a $100 dollar gift card to Grossman's Bargain Outlet and must claim their prize by emailing show more (http://javascript<b></b>:PlayerUtil.makeVisible('0',true))
Remember, they are Cub fans in red clothing. That explains everything.

voodoochile
09-22-2007, 11:33 AM
Look at the head to head you can see why they want the Indians

The Angels and Indians were tied for the best record in the AL. If the Angels and the Indians finish in a tie for the best record, the first tiebreaker is the season series, which is tied at 5-5. The next tiebreaker is division record. The Indians are 46-23 (.667) vs. the AL Central and the Angels are 29-19 (.604) vs. the AL West, meaning the Indians would have the top seed. If the Angels, Indians, and the AL East champion all finished tied, the top seed will go to the team that has the best record against both of the other division champions.

The Red Sox went 5-2 vs. the Indians and 6-4 vs. the Angels.
The Yankees went 6-0 vs. the Indians and 3-6 vs. the Angels. The Indians went 2-5 vs. the Red Sox, 0-6 vs. the Yankees, and 5-5 vs. the Angels.
The Angels went 4-6 vs. the Red Sox, 6-3 vs. the Yankees, and 5-5 vs. the Indians.

Thus, if the Red Sox won the AL East and tied the other division leaders for best record, they would have the top seed. If the Red Sox and Yankees tie for the AL East title and both make the postseason, the Yankees will be the division champion because of their 10-8 advantage in the season series and the Red Sox will be the wild card.

Neither team wants to deal with going to the west coast though it is not as bad as before where there was no travel day between Game 4 and 5.

So if Angels and Boston end up in a tie for first Boston gets the home field and right to pick their opponent, but if Angels and Yankees end up tied for first, Angels get the prizes.

If I am Cleveland or Angels, I force Boston and Yankees to play each other in the first round if I get to pick...

Fenway
09-22-2007, 11:36 AM
If I am Cleveland or Angels, I force Boston and Yankees to play each other in the first round if I get to pick...

But teams from the same division can not meet in the ALDS because of

http://yanksfansoxfan.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/12/12selig6001.jpg

voodoochile
09-22-2007, 11:53 AM
But teams from the same division can not meet in the ALDS.

Even with the new pick your opponent format? That sucks...

Oblong
09-22-2007, 12:57 PM
I'd be leery of facing Cleveland in a best of 5 with Sabathia and Carmona. I think in the AL the Yankees are the most suceptible to going down in the first round for the same reason as last year. After Wang the starting pitching doesn't scare me and very good pitching can shut down that offense once it gets cooler.

Fenway
09-22-2007, 02:22 PM
I'd be leery of facing Cleveland in a best of 5 with Sabathia and Carmona. I think in the AL the Yankees are the most suceptible to going down in the first round for the same reason as last year. After Wang the starting pitching doesn't scare me and very good pitching can shut down that offense once it gets cooler.

Boston and New York had great success against Cleveland this year. ( Yankees swept the Indians )

Right now Boston couldn't beat the White Sox in a 5 game series.

Fenway
09-22-2007, 02:57 PM
Red Sox fans have gotten some great news as the team has admitted they made a mistake by putting Glenn Geffner in the radio booth.

Dave O'Brien will leave ESPN (during baseball season ) and become a full time Red Sox announcer.

itsnotrequired
09-22-2007, 04:34 PM
Red Sox fans have gotten some great news as the team has admitted they made a mistake by putting Glenn Geffner in the radio booth.

Dave O'Brien will leave ESPN (during baseball season ) and become a full time Red Sox announcer.

A change in the radio booth? Start printing the postseason tickets!

:tongue:

nysox35
09-22-2007, 08:24 PM
I'm definitely pulling for a NYY-Cleveland matchup. LAA always seems to be a thorn in the Yankees' side. Cleveland doesn't scare me at all.
Yankees have been playing great ball though. I'm pumped for the postseason. I'll get to go to one game from each round thanks to my ticket package. :bandance:

Fenway
09-22-2007, 10:46 PM
Boston clinches playoff slot and regains top seed cars honking

Kogs35
09-22-2007, 11:16 PM
Red Sox fans have gotten some great news as the team has admitted they made a mistake by putting Glenn Geffner in the radio booth.

Dave O'Brien will leave ESPN (during baseball season ) and become a full time Red Sox announcer.

so if hes leaving espn during baseball season, will that leave us with a real soccer announcer?

Fenway
09-22-2007, 11:23 PM
so if hes leaving espn during baseball season, will that leave us with a real soccer announcer?

Yes he will give up soccer.

Kogs35
09-22-2007, 11:47 PM
Yes he will give up soccer.

including the 2010 world cup???

Fenway
09-23-2007, 12:02 AM
including the 2010 world cup???

He signed through 2009 with Boston. He only did 60 games this year but is great on radio play by play. Geffner on the other hand is worse than Singleton.

Kogs35
09-23-2007, 12:04 AM
He signed through 2009 with Boston. He only did 60 games this year but is great on radio play by play. Geffner on the other hand is worse than Singleton.

is that possible? (no teal implied)

Fenway
09-23-2007, 12:11 AM
is that possible? (no teal implied)

Read www.38cliches.com Geffner babbles more than Santo.

Fenway
09-23-2007, 05:28 PM
Boston lead is 1 1/2 with 6 games left at home. NYY has 7 left, 1 home 6 road. Lead is really 1/2 as in a tie NYY wins divison.

PKalltheway
09-24-2007, 01:01 AM
The Red Sox went 5-2 vs. the Indians and 6-4 vs. the Angels.
The Yankees went 6-0 vs. the Indians and 3-6 vs. the Angels.
That won't mean a single thing once the postseason starts.

Fenway
09-24-2007, 08:57 AM
That won't mean a single thing once the postseason starts.

History shows NYY has problems with Anaheim and Boston plays well in Cleveland. Reality is all 4 can win the gonfolon

Oblong
09-24-2007, 09:19 AM
As someone who has watched Cleveland closely for the past month, they are a much different team since mid August. It's not a case of momentum, it's just a case of guys being very good right now. I didn't think they were that good but they have proved me wrong. I would not be surprised to see a Ana/Cle ALCS.

Fenway
09-24-2007, 09:22 AM
As someone who has watched Cleveland closely for the past month, they are a much different team.

I fear the Indians but Manny goes on fire everytime he plays there...


You remember Manny don't you?

He should be rested after taking September off :tongue::rolleyes:

nysox35
09-24-2007, 09:57 AM
History shows NYY has problems with Anaheim and Boston plays well in Cleveland. Reality is all 4 can win the gonfolon

Yep, I think you've got it right. :smile:

Fenway
09-24-2007, 10:09 AM
Yep, I think you've got it right. :smile:

gut tells me the AL East will be decided this afternoon in the Bronx.

If New York wins they will be one behind ( which in effect is a tie as NY wins the tiebreaker )

While Boston is at home and NYY on the road Boston has to play Oakland and the Twins ( their only visit to Boston this year )

Yankees have one with Toronto, 3 at Tampa and 3 at Baltimore

Fenway
09-24-2007, 02:29 PM
Come on Toronto as the Jays lead 4-0 in the 5th

Everybody I know has WSKO Providence on which carries NYY radio

TDog
09-24-2007, 02:57 PM
As someone who has watched Cleveland closely for the past month, they are a much different team since mid August. It's not a case of momentum, it's just a case of guys being very good right now. I didn't think they were that good but they have proved me wrong. I would not be surprised to see a Ana/Cle ALCS.


You might be right. I just look at that Indians team, though, and don't understand why they are so good. This might be their year.

The only way I could cheer for the Indians in the World Series if if they were playing the Cubs.

Fenway
09-24-2007, 04:23 PM
BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 1 (http://64.246.64.33/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=globe&page=mlb/scores/final/boxscore.aspx?GAMEID=20886)
Magic number down to 5 (http://64.246.64.33/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=globe&page=mlb/scores/final/boxscore.aspx?GAMEID=20886)

The Yankees lost 4-1 to Toronto this afternoon, bringing Boston's magic number for clinching the AL East to any combination of Red Sox wins or Yankees losses totaling five.


Now the topic of debate in both Boston and New York is do the teams go all out or get everything set for next week.

I still think getting the #1 or #2 seed in the first round is huge

captainclutch24
09-24-2007, 05:01 PM
The one or two seed definitley is huge. The yankees don't want to go to anaheim for 3 of the 5 games. If they do I think the Angels will win in 4. I think the Yankees would much rather play the indians so would the red sox although come post season, regular season records don't matter. I don't think boston or new york wants to start the post season on the road so they should go all out because the indians and angels will be.

palehozenychicty
09-24-2007, 05:02 PM
BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 1 (http://64.246.64.33/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=globe&page=mlb/scores/final/boxscore.aspx?GAMEID=20886)
Magic number down to 5 (http://64.246.64.33/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=globe&page=mlb/scores/final/boxscore.aspx?GAMEID=20886)

The Yankees lost 4-1 to Toronto this afternoon, bringing Boston's magic number for clinching the AL East to any combination of Red Sox wins or Yankees losses totaling five.


Now the topic of debate in both Boston and New York is do the teams go all out or get everything set for next week.

I still think getting the #1 or #2 seed in the first round is huge


Get that division/home field. Nobody wants to play LAAOC in Cali. Except Boston. They perenially beat up the Angels.

nysox35
09-24-2007, 05:30 PM
Damn, I don't think today decided it, but it probably is close to that.
The Yankees may need to go 6-0 to have a shot, certainly 5-1 would be the minimum.

I can't see Boston losing more than 1 game in each series, so if they go 4-2, Yankees need to go 6-0.

I'm not looking forward to LAA - bad memories from 2002 and 2005 (although 2005 did have a great ending!)

EDIT: Of course you guys miss Santana too...blah

Fenway
09-29-2007, 09:35 AM
never a moment of doubt :tongue:

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2007/09/29/1191040065_9423.jpghttp://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/galleries/wrapone09292007.jpg

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_video_icon.gif Watch the celebration (http://www.boston.com/partners/worldnow/nesn.html?catID=80767&clipid=&autoStart=true&mute=false&continuous=true)

Fenway
09-29-2007, 01:05 PM
They decided Fenway was too small for this so they moved it downtown

This will make for a fun rush hour


Rally Monday, Presented by Bank of America, will take place this coming Monday, Oct. 1 from 4 until 7 p.m. Thanks to the leadership and support of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the event will be held at Boston City Hall Plaza and is open to the public free of charge.
This festival of baseball and music will celebrate the Red Sox' fourth post-season appearance in the last five years. Rally Monday will include a number of special live musical performances featuring the songs familiar to all Red Sox fans. Among the bands scheduled to participate are Dropkick Murphys, who will also be performing songs from their new album, The Meanest of Times, and the Standells of Dirty Water fame. Other performers will be announced shortly.

What no Neil Diamond????

MarySwiss
09-29-2007, 01:11 PM
They decided Fenway was too small for this so they moved it downtown

This will make for a fun rush hour


Rally Monday, Presented by Bank of America, will take place this coming Monday, Oct. 1 from 4 until 7 p.m. Thanks to the leadership and support of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the event will be held at Boston City Hall Plaza and is open to the public free of charge.
This festival of baseball and music will celebrate the Red Sox' fourth post-season appearance in the last five years. Rally Monday will include a number of special live musical performances featuring the songs familiar to all Red Sox fans. Among the bands scheduled to participate are Dropkick Murphys, who will also be performing songs from their new album, The Meanest of Times, and the Standells of Dirty Water fame. Other performers will be announced shortly.

What no Neil Diamond????

Maybe the Yankees will let you borrow that Irish tenor guy. :tongue:

Fenway
09-29-2007, 01:20 PM
Maybe the Yankees will let you borrow that Irish tenor guy. :tongue:

Where on earth did they find the Standells? They were from LA anyways just sang about the "banks of the river Charles..."

and OUR Irish Tenor is better than the Yankees :D:
John McDermott

http://www.patourism.ca/data/directory/JohnMcDermott%20casual.jpg