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Fenway
10-01-2007, 01:43 PM
New York Yankess info
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/index.html
http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/yankees.htm
http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/
http://www.nj.com/yankees/

Cleveland Indians info
http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/
http://www.ohio.com/sports/indians


Wedge confident Tribe can beat Yankees (http://www.ohio.com/sports/indians/10136096.html)
Yankees' playoff rotation hinges on Rocket's health (http://www.nj.com/yankees/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-1/119121288650360.xml&coll=1)
Team discounts success against Indians (http://www.nj.com/yankees/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-1/1191128118202040.xml&coll=1)

chisoxmike
10-01-2007, 04:02 PM
Yankees in 5.

Fearless prediction: C.C. gets rocked in game 1.

Oblong
10-01-2007, 04:26 PM
Indians in 4.

PKalltheway
10-01-2007, 04:31 PM
Indians in a pressure packed 5.

getonbckthr
10-01-2007, 04:37 PM
Indians in 4. Pitching the reason.

nysox35
10-01-2007, 05:05 PM
Yankees in 4.
I'm not very happy with a 6pm (eastern) start time for game 4. I have tickets and will have to leave work early...

FloridaTigers
10-01-2007, 11:07 PM
Go Yankees.

Screw Cleveland.

kevin57
10-02-2007, 12:17 AM
From the very first game of the season when Cleveland rocked our Sox I wondered if they considered this year theirs. After all, they felt the '05 Sox got "lucky" on one misplay by them. Last year, Detroit out performed them. Now, by god, it's their time.

Cleveland is on a mission.

Goose
10-02-2007, 12:28 AM
CLE in 5. Pitching will win it for them.

As long as NYY, BOS or the CUBS dont win the whole thing, I will be happy, but for my CLE fan friends, I hope they do it this year.

Fenway
10-02-2007, 09:21 AM
One more step for Rocket (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/02/2007-10-02_simulated_game_is_roger_clemens_last_hur-2.html)

The Yankees officially won't tab Roger Clemens as their Game 3 starter for another day or two, but all signs point to the Rocket taking the ball Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Joe gives Wang ball for opener (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/09/30/2007-09-30_chienming_wang_will_start_game_1_of_alds-2.html)

For the second straight year, Chien-Ming Wang will kick off the postseason for the Yankees, as Joe Torre tabbed him to start this week's playoff opener against the Indians.

In Victor, they trust (http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/119131473728890.xml&coll=2)
Indians pitchers praise work of catcher Victor Martinez

Sportscaster17
10-02-2007, 02:10 PM
I'm not very happy with a 6pm (eastern) start time for game 4. I have tickets and will have to leave work early...

Don't worry, it won't come down to a game four anyway, we're gonna sweep ya! :wink:

nysox35
10-02-2007, 02:17 PM
Don't worry, it won't come down to a game four anyway, we're gonna sweep ya! :wink:

:tongue:
I'm hoping it's 2-1 NYY and I attend the clincher...but obv we're on different ends of the spectrum. Good Luck

skottyj242
10-02-2007, 02:24 PM
I think this is going to be the closet and best series to watch. How can the Indians pitching keep up with that offense?

palehozenychicty
10-02-2007, 02:34 PM
I think this is going to be the closet and best series to watch. How can the Indians pitching keep up with that offense?

It should be a good series, but I don't know if that CLE pen can stop the Yankees lineup in the latter innings. We shall see.

Sportscaster17
10-02-2007, 02:58 PM
Those are good points but Betancourt, Lewis, Perez and Borowski were absolutely untouchable in the biggest series of the year against Detroit Sept. 17-19.

I do think the Indians starters can give them some length. This Yankees team isn't as patient as say the '98 team which seemingly EVERYONE had 10-pitch at-bats all game long.

I am concerned about the games coming down to small ball. We obviously can't go toe-to-toe with the Yankees offensively, so it will fall on Wedge and company to bunt, hit and run and steal in certain situations. I also think the Indians' defense will play a major role in keeping the starters' pitch counts down.

Should be a fun week though!!

Foulke You
10-02-2007, 03:39 PM
Tribe wins first two at the Jake and Yanks go into familiar 0-2 1st round hole. They'll rally at Yankee Stadium to even the series but the Tribe will close them out at the Jake in a pressure packed Game 5.

Fearless Prediction: Joe Borowski will have a Brad Lidge '05 moment and allow one of the Yankees boppers to end a game with a walk off.

thomas35forever
10-04-2007, 06:08 PM
1-1 in the first inning. This is gonna be a great series.

rookie
10-04-2007, 06:42 PM
Sabathia is filthy. Anyone see Jeter strike out and almost fall down. Very funny.

ilsox7
10-04-2007, 06:45 PM
Captain Cheeseburger seems to be settling in.

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 06:58 PM
Captain Cheeseburger seems to be settling in.

I wonder if he knows that the dream is still alive...

ilsox7
10-04-2007, 07:01 PM
I wonder if he knows that the dream is still alive...

I think he does, but I hope he doesn't eat the dream.

Viva Medias B's
10-04-2007, 08:19 PM
TBS just showed LeBron James in the stands at Jacobs Field ─ wearing a Yankees cap!

DeadMoney
10-04-2007, 08:22 PM
Does this remind anyone else of the 2005 ALDS Game 1 here on the South Side?

rookie
10-04-2007, 08:36 PM
Does this remind anyone else of the 2005 ALDS Game 1 here on the South Side?

I was just thinking that five minutes ago! Only difference - it was daylight during our game.

Huisj
10-04-2007, 09:12 PM
I was just thinking that five minutes ago! Only difference - it was daylight during our game.

And I got to go to a Weezer/Foo Fighters concert that evening. Tonight I just get to watch the cubs game.

Interesting strategy for Cleveland to go through their 3 best relievers in a big blowout. I guess it's to get the playoff jitters out? Hopefully it doesn't make them run out of gas if they're needed tomorrow.

Brian26
10-04-2007, 09:14 PM
TBS just showed LeBron James in the stands at Jacobs Field ─ wearing a Yankees cap!

Wow, what a goofball move.

chisoxfanatic
10-04-2007, 09:18 PM
TBS just showed LeBron James in the stands at Jacobs Field ─ wearing a Yankees cap!
He says that he's a Yankees fan and is "sticking with them through down years"!!!

EXCUSE ME; but, there isn't a SINGLE Yankee fan who knows ANYTHING about DOWN years!!! If going to the playoffs every year means you're having DOWN times, then load me up with a TON of DOWN times!!!

What an absolutely STUPID statement!

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 09:26 PM
He says that he's a Yankees fan and is "sticking with them through down years"!!!

EXCUSE ME; but, there isn't a SINGLE Yankee fan who knows ANYTHING about DOWN years!!! If going to the playoffs every year means you're having DOWN times, then load me up with a TON of DOWN times!!!

What an absolutely STUPID statement!

In his defense, the Yankees have had the highest payroll by a massive margin over the last several seasons and have no rings to show for it. That being said, Yankee fans have it infinetly better than fans of over half the teams in the league.

drewcifer
10-04-2007, 09:28 PM
He says that he's a Yankees fan and is "sticking with them through down years"!!!

EXCUSE ME; but, there isn't a SINGLE Yankee fan who knows ANYTHING about DOWN years!!! If going to the playoffs every year means you're having DOWN times, then load me up with a TON of DOWN times!!!

What an absolutely STUPID statement!

You said it yourself - He doesn't know anything about DOWN years. So why are you surprised at the stupidity of his statement? :dunno: He was what...12, 13 the last time they didn't make the playoffs?? He doesn't know what he's talking about.

My office is full of these bandwagon idiots; this comment, while stupid, doesn't hold a candle to the crap I've been hearing the last week.

Anyway - Great game for Cleveland and hopefully a foreshadowing of the Yankees fate in the playoffs.

spiffie
10-05-2007, 08:23 AM
He says that he's a Yankees fan and is "sticking with them through down years"!!!

EXCUSE ME; but, there isn't a SINGLE Yankee fan who knows ANYTHING about DOWN years!!! If going to the playoffs every year means you're having DOWN times, then load me up with a TON of DOWN times!!!

What an absolutely STUPID statement!
Sure there are. LeBron isn't one of them, but anyone who was a fan of the Yanks throughout the 80's, culminating in their 67-95 season in 1990, had to deal with some tough years as a fan.

Fenway
10-05-2007, 08:28 AM
Bill Madden: It's hard to believe the Yankees could be looking so very vulnerable after a night in which they wore out the Indians' imposing lefty C.C. Sabathia for 114 pitches and six walks in just five innings. ... more (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/col/madden/index.html)+


and the Daily News TV critic rips TBS

Bob Raissman: It was a night where index fingers were pressing mute buttons all over the city. Silence was a nice alternative. It sure beat the heck out of actually listening to the TBS telecast of the Indians' 12-3 mugging of the Yankees. ... more (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/col/raissman/index.html)+

Fenway
10-05-2007, 05:14 PM
ARod not having a good post season start.

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 06:09 PM
The Indians are the anti clutch this game.:o: Leadoff triple for Sizemore and they leave him stranded!?

drewcifer
10-05-2007, 06:14 PM
The Indians are the anti clutch this game.:o: Leadoff triple for Sizemore and they leave him stranded!?

Pettitte getting it done, what else can you say?

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 06:16 PM
Pettitte getting it done, what else can you say?
The Indians are the anti clutch this game

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 06:21 PM
Sizemore is unreal.

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 06:26 PM
Leadoff man in scoring postion again SCORE!

drewcifer
10-05-2007, 06:30 PM
The Indians are the anti clutch this game

Again...what ELSE can you say? :rolleyes:

Don't make me ask again.

Johnny Mostil
10-05-2007, 06:37 PM
Again...what ELSE can you say?



That inning it was Joba, that's what else . . .:tongue:.

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 06:38 PM
Again...what ELSE can you say? :rolleyes:

Don't make me ask again.

:rolleyes:

Fenway
10-05-2007, 06:41 PM
LOL Fenway scoreboard flashes Chip Caray is wrong as usual Bob Feller is not oldest living HOFamer. Bobby Doerr is.

Brian26
10-05-2007, 06:42 PM
Anyone else see Abreu's bat literally fall apart at homeplate? That was pretty cooky.

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 06:45 PM
Those bugs are getting vicious.

drewcifer
10-05-2007, 06:53 PM
Those bugs are getting vicious. If they are attracted to perspiration, this is going to be the turning point. Jabba has got to be the biggest player on the field!

Hendu
10-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Wow! Rocket right at the first baseman. Unlucky for Hafner.

Hendu
10-05-2007, 06:58 PM
And another wild pitch. We're tied at 1.

Jjav829
10-05-2007, 06:58 PM
What do the Joba rules say about wild pitches?

Chip is laughing at his own jokes at this point.

Great game by Fausto! :bandance:

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 06:59 PM
That was lucky. I swear they wouldn't have scored otherwise.

Fenway
10-05-2007, 07:01 PM
bedlam at Fenway

drewcifer
10-05-2007, 07:02 PM
That was lucky. I swear they wouldn't have scored otherwise.

Your probably right, but it goes both ways. Mientkiewicz didn't seem too distracted.

drewcifer
10-05-2007, 07:08 PM
Wow - I don't think I've ever seen anything like that. Joba rode it out though; Jnjians turn.

Jjav829
10-05-2007, 07:10 PM
Cleveland is being invaded by Canadian soldiers apparently...:smile:

cburns
10-05-2007, 07:17 PM
So this game sounds like an EPL match? Oh Chip, youre hilarious.

MarySwiss
10-05-2007, 07:18 PM
So this game sounds like an EPL match? Oh Chip, youre hilarious.
I liked the part where he said the Tribe had the winning run on second.

In the eighth inning.:?:

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 07:23 PM
:puking:Rod

Hendu
10-05-2007, 07:23 PM
Ouch. If A-Rod doesn't get it going soon, he's going to have another tough off-season.

eastchicagosoxfan
10-05-2007, 07:24 PM
Bugs!!!

cburns
10-05-2007, 07:24 PM
Was A-Rod the first person to be labeled with the abbreviated name nickname?

SoxSpeed22
10-05-2007, 07:24 PM
Nasty stuff to keep A-Rod in the doghouse. What a job by Carmona, I hate to have to face him and Sabathia for years. :(:

For the occasion...
3000 posts for me!!!!
:bandance::bandance::bandance:

mrfourni
10-05-2007, 07:26 PM
LOL Fenway scoreboard flashes Chip Caray is wrong as usual Bob Feller is not oldest living HOFamer. Bobby Doerr is.

So...You're in Fenway Park about 20 minutes before the scheduled start of a playoff game and you're posting about the yankees on a white sox messageboard? If it was anyone else i'd tell them to get their head examined.

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 07:28 PM
Nasty stuff to keep A-Rod in the doghouse. What a job by Carmona, I hate to have to face him and Sabathia for years. :(:
That does suck, but not as bad as having to face Sizemore and Martinez everytime we play them.

MarySwiss
10-05-2007, 07:29 PM
LOL Fenway scoreboard flashes Chip Caray is wrong as usual Bob Feller is not oldest living HOFamer. Bobby Doerr is.
Bob Feller can bite me, but who the hell is Bobby Doerr?

Wait! Let me guess. Some obscure Red Sox player? Am I right? :D:

Hendu
10-05-2007, 07:29 PM
So...You're in Fenway Park about 20 minutes before the scheduled start of a playoff game and you're posting about the yankees on a white sox messageboard? If it was anyone else i'd tell them to get their head examined.

Ha...I envy Fenway's multitasking abilities.

itsnotrequired
10-05-2007, 07:46 PM
Awesome battle here between Mario and Grady.

itsnotrequired
10-05-2007, 07:48 PM
Amazing end to the at-bat!

:bandance:

Brian26
10-05-2007, 07:51 PM
So...You're in Fenway Park about 20 minutes before the scheduled start of a playoff game and you're posting about the yankees on a white sox messageboard? If it was anyone else i'd tell them to get their head examined.

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/426/popcornbo0.gif

Brian26
10-05-2007, 07:53 PM
Bob Feller can bite me, but who the hell is Bobby Doerr?

Wait! Let me guess. Some obscure Red Sox player? Am I right? :D:

Bobby Doerr isn't really an obscure reference. He had a great career, albeit quite a long time ago.

Brian26
10-05-2007, 07:57 PM
Wow. Garko's got more armour on than Robo-Cop, and he gets firstbase. I'd say he shouldn't get the base if the ball didn't sting a little.

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 07:59 PM
Unreal how many opportunities the tribe has blown. I hope they lose now.:mad:

itsnotrequired
10-05-2007, 07:59 PM
LOL Fenway scoreboard flashes Chip Caray is wrong as usual Bob Feller is not oldest living HOFamer. Bobby Doerr is.

MacPhail is older than Doerr.

:redneck

MarySwiss
10-05-2007, 08:07 PM
Bobby Doerr isn't really an obscure reference. He had a great career, albeit quite a long time ago.

Never heard of him, but I will definitely check him out. Thanks!

itsnotrequired
10-05-2007, 08:09 PM
Never heard of him, but I will definitely check him out. Thanks!

To be fair, he got in through the Veteran's Committee. A fine player, no doubt, but sort of on the cusp in terms of a HoF member, in my opinion.

whitesoxfan
10-05-2007, 08:14 PM
Lofton's having one hell of a series.

Johnny Mostil
10-05-2007, 08:15 PM
Bob Feller can bite me, but who the hell is Bobby Doerr?

Wait! Let me guess. Some obscure Red Sox player? Am I right? :D:

Bobby Doerr (http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/doerrbo01.shtml).

Why the hostility to Feller?

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 08:21 PM
This has got to be it right here or that will make them 0 for 100 wrisp.

eastchicagosoxfan
10-05-2007, 08:24 PM
Joe Torre just stepped on the foul line. He's doomed!

Ex-Chicagoan
10-05-2007, 08:25 PM
Vizcaino will nail it shut.

QCIASOXFAN
10-05-2007, 08:32 PM
About ****ing time the offense comes through.

ode to veeck
10-05-2007, 09:18 PM
Bugs and Lofton doom Yank-Mes.

I love it

drewcifer
10-05-2007, 10:03 PM
Bugs and Lofton doom Yank-Mes.

I love it

Me too. But:

*Jeter
*A-Rod
*Joba


*Bugs - Never happened in NY for OUR 26 RINGS.

That's what we'll hear/read about. It was worse for the Yankees than Cleveland. They are USED to it, NY wasn't prepeared.... whatever... I'll put $ on it.

SOXfnNlansing
10-05-2007, 10:12 PM
glad we don't have vizzz the fizzz anymore:cool:

Fenway
10-06-2007, 10:14 AM
http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/NY_ND.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/NY_NYP.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/NY_DN.jpg
http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/OH_CPD.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/OH_ABJ.jpg
Bugs irritate Joba Chamberlain, Yankees (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/06/2007-10-06_bugs_irritate_joba_chamberlain_yankees.html)

The bugs descended upon Jacobs Field in the eighth inning of Game 2 last night, like heat-seeking, Yankee-destroying missiles. Here was a Biblical plague come to destroy a rookie reliever, then to wreck the New York postseason on a bases-loaded single for a 2-1 loss in the 11th.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/06/2007-10-06_indians_2_yankees_1_11_innings_alds_game.html (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/06/2007-10-06_indians_2_yankees_1_11_innings_alds_game.html)


The Jake's bug swarm aids Tribe in victory (http://www.ohio.com/sports/10282442.html)

drewcifer
10-06-2007, 10:20 AM
http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/NY_ND.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/NY_NYP.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/NY_DN.jpg
http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/OH_CPD.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg6/sm/OH_ABJ.jpg
Bugs irritate Joba Chamberlain, Yankees (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/06/2007-10-06_bugs_irritate_joba_chamberlain_yankees.html)

The bugs descended upon Jacobs Field in the eighth inning of Game 2 last night, like heat-seeking, Yankee-destroying missiles. Here was a Biblical plague come to destroy a rookie reliever, then to wreck the New York postseason on a bases-loaded single for a 2-1 loss in the 11th.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/06/2007-10-06_indians_2_yankees_1_11_innings_alds_game.html (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/06/2007-10-06_indians_2_yankees_1_11_innings_alds_game.html)


The Jake's bug swarm aids Tribe in victory (http://www.ohio.com/sports/10282442.html)


:cool:

Fenway
10-06-2007, 11:45 AM
Torre told the team to stay away from the Stadium today which is a direct violation of MLB guidelines


Only Clemens and Torre will be available for the media

http://yankees.lohudblogs.com/ (http://yankees.lohudblogs.com/)

Fenway
10-07-2007, 07:01 PM
My gawd Chip Caray is a bigger Yankees shill than John Sterling.

MarySwiss
10-07-2007, 07:11 PM
My gawd Chip Caray is a bigger Yankees shill than John Sterling.

Interesting that you'd say that, Fens! I have no idea who John Sterling is--apparently something to do with the Yankees--but MrMarySwiss no sooner got through commenting that Chip sounded like he was auditioning for a Yankees job than Chip made some kind of stupid comment about how "if the Yankees come back and win, they'll face the Red Sox." D'oh! Ya think?

In my opinion, he's auditioning to join whichever East Coast organization will have him. I hope one of them hires him. It would serve them right.

Fenway
10-07-2007, 07:25 PM
Interesting that you'd say that, Fens! I have no idea who John Sterling is--apparently something to do with the Yankees--but MrMarySwiss no sooner got through commenting that Chip sounded like he was auditioning for a Yankees job than Chip made some kind of stupid comment about how "if the Yankees come back and win, they'll face the Red Sox." D'oh! Ya think?

In my opinion, he's auditioning to join whichever East Coast organization will have him. I hope one of them hires him. It would serve them right.

Sterling does NYY radio. He is known for "ballgame over Yankees win THAAAAA YANKEEEEES WIN"

drewcifer
10-07-2007, 07:28 PM
Sterling does NYY radio. He is known for "ballgame over Yankees win THAAAAA YANKEEEEES WIN"

And if/when you hear it, it's the worst sounding thing you've ever experienced. So contrived, so stupid - and utterly annoying.

His little chippy Boston sell-out partner is awful as well.

MarySwiss
10-07-2007, 07:29 PM
Sterling does NYY radio. He is known for "ballgame over Yankees win THAAAAA YANKEEEEES WIN"

Oh. That annoying loudmouth. Gotcha, Fens. Thanks for the info. And again, if the Blow Sawx find themselves in the World Series against the D'Backs, give me a yell, and I'll buy you a beer. It won't be poisoned. Probably. :D:

And in the event--looking wayyyy ahead--that it comes down to a Blow Sawx--D'Backs World Series; one of my fondest memories from 2001 was the look on Torre's face following the D'Backs Game 6 blowout when the sound system blared out "New York, New York." Yankees fans found that highly insulting. I--and most D'Backs fans--thought it was funnier than hell. Sure would be nice to hear whatever song is Boston's trademark--sorry, but who outside of Boston knows what it is?--blaring forth from the Chase Field speakers.

TDog
10-07-2007, 07:33 PM
glad we don't have vizzz the fizzz anymore:cool:


... because the White Sox bullpen is so excellent without him.

Fenway
10-07-2007, 07:50 PM
Oh. That annoying loudmouth. Gotcha, Fens. Thanks for the info. And again, if the Blow Sawx find themselves in the World Series against the D'Backs, give me a yell, and I'll buy you a beer. It won't be poisoned. Probably. :D:

And in the event--looking wayyyy ahead--that it comes down to a Blow Sawx--D'Backs World Series; one of my fondest memories from 2001 was the look on Torre's face following the D'Backs Game 6 blowout when the sound system blared out "New York, New York." Yankees fans found that highly insulting. I--and most D'Backs fans--thought it was funnier than hell. Sure would be nice to hear whatever song is Boston's trademark--sorry, but who outside of Boston knows what it is?--blaring forth from the Chase Field speakers.

Our city song is Dirty Water by the Standells. Advantage NY and Chicago.

MarySwiss
10-07-2007, 08:08 PM
Our city song is Dirty Water by the Standells. Advantage NY and Chicago.

Nice try, but weren't you whining not long ago about how the Standells and "Dirty Water" were not representative of Boston?

I'd love to think of an alternative Red Sawx song, but I'm worn out from all the cheering I did for the D'Backs. I'l try to come up with one--or two--or six--within the next few days.

Meanwhile, anyone who can think of a song that accurately depicts the Red Sawx and their incredibly arrogant fanbase, go for it!:smile:

Fenway
10-07-2007, 08:08 PM
And if/when you hear it, it's the worst sounding thing you've ever experienced. So contrived, so stupid - and utterly annoying.

His little chippy Boston sell-out partner is awful as well.

We call Suzan Waldman 'Dame Edna' TBS is rooting so hard for NYY now it is sad.

MarySwiss
10-07-2007, 08:10 PM
We call Suzan Waldman 'Dame Edna' TBS is rooting so hard for NYY now it is sad.


:puking:

Patrick134
10-07-2007, 08:11 PM
We call Suzan Waldman 'Dame Edna' TBS is rooting so hard for NYY now it is sad.


Just as sad as when they do it for the red sox.

MarySwiss
10-07-2007, 08:15 PM
Just as sad as when they do it for the red sox.

Yep. :smile:

Viva Medias B's
10-07-2007, 08:25 PM
Ronan Tynan time again. BTW, where's Bob Sheppard? Someone else is doing the Yankee Stadium PA.

palehozenychicty
10-07-2007, 08:27 PM
Looks like the Yanks are pulling this one out. Westbrook hung in there, but when Martinez made that stupid throw to third base, they gave the Yanks life.

Fenway
10-07-2007, 08:35 PM
Ronan Tynan time again. BTW, where's Bob Sheppard? Someone else is doing the Yankee Stadium PA.

I can not link with blackberry but refer Voice of God thread from yesterday. I am in a bar in Anaheim and Bears and Packers fans fighting.

Fenway
10-07-2007, 09:09 PM
Mary Dirty Water was recorded by a LA band the Standells in 66. WBZ dj Bob Kennedy played it and it became a big hit in the east. Kennedy would become a huge TV star at WLS before cancer killed him in 74.

Viva Medias B's
10-07-2007, 09:18 PM
Yanks, and Torre's managerial tenure in New York, live another day.

Fenway
10-07-2007, 09:30 PM
Yanks, and Torre's managerial tenure in New York, live another day.

Boston meanwhile can relax until Friday with rotation set.

Hendu
10-07-2007, 10:16 PM
Yankee Stadium is to the Indians what Oakland is to the Sox.

thomas35forever
10-07-2007, 11:11 PM
I really wanted sweeps in all four LDS series. Oh well, I'll take this.

SoxandtheCityTee
10-07-2007, 11:45 PM
We call Suzan Waldman 'Dame Edna' TBS is rooting so hard for NYY now it is sad.

True, Chip Caray was pretty well off his meds during the parts of the game I saw. But deal with it, Fens; what goes around comes around.

captainclutch24
10-07-2007, 11:52 PM
Cotton Eye joe is the song I remember from my trip to the August 15th rainout in Boston back in 2005.

nysox35
10-08-2007, 09:13 AM
one of my fondest memories from 2001 was the look on Torre's face following the D'Backs Game 6 blowout when the sound system blared out "New York, New York." Yankees fans found that highly insulting. I--and most D'Backs fans--thought it was funnier than hell.

It was tasteless considering how shortly removed we were from the 9/11 tragedy. The Yankees were the lone bright spot for so many people at that time.
That said, the 2001 series was possibly the best world series I've seen in terms of close games and drama (although I obv prefer the 2005 one overall :smile:)

nysox35
10-08-2007, 09:15 AM
Ronan Tynan time again. BTW, where's Bob Sheppard? Someone else is doing the Yankee Stadium PA.
He's got a bad bronchial infection and will be sitting out the entire ALDS and perhaps playoffs. Hopefully he bounces back, b/c that's a tough thing to come down with at his age (turns 97 in a few days).

ChiSoxFan35
10-08-2007, 02:01 PM
The Yankee radio team is a hoot. Fun bad. After a game, you should stream WFAN.com at the top of the hour during the updates or at the start of a new show to hear the highlights. Sterling has all these lame pet names for the players when they hit HRs, last night he also let out several 'Ohhhh!'s. What I would like to see, is Farmer and Sterling in the same room or trying to call a game together.

Both managers are making me scratch my head. What is Torre doing keeping Chamberlan in there for a second inning? It's 8-3, you could easily need him tonight as one of your most reliable relievers. Meanwhile, Wedge, just giving away Game 4 tonight starting Byrd. Nice job by Torre though, starting Wang at home instead of Mussina.

And how about Clemens, what a joke, he pulled this in 05 too. After all the demands and money. Many people dislike Schilling, rightfully so, but I will give him credit for never pulling this sort of crap.

PKalltheway
10-08-2007, 03:02 PM
Yankee Stadium is to the Indians what Oakland is to the Sox.
Really? I remember a game from 3 years ago when the Indians crushed the Yankees 22-0 at Yankee Stadium. Must've been an isolated incident though....

I'd go as far as to say that what Boston is to the Angels is what Oakland is to the Sox.

nysox35
10-08-2007, 03:11 PM
Really? I remember a game from 3 years ago when the Indians crushed the Yankees 22-0 at Yankee Stadium. Must've been an isolated incident though....

I'd go as far as to say that what Boston is to the Angels is what Oakland is to the Sox.

True about that blowout game, but Cleveland is 3-18 in the last few years at Yankee Stadium.

itsnotrequired
10-08-2007, 03:13 PM
Really? I remember a game from 3 years ago when the Indians crushed the Yankees 22-0 at Yankee Stadium. Must've been an isolated incident though....

I'd go as far as to say that what Boston is to the Angels is what Oakland is to the Sox.

Since 2001, the Indians are 3-20 in New York. You only have to go back to 2006 before you get three Angels wins in Boston.

Fenway
10-08-2007, 05:57 PM
Tribe wins tonite their rotation is fine for ALCS. If NYY wins however they will win the series. GO TRIBE. Clemens off roster for ALCS.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-08-2007, 06:34 PM
Clemens off roster for ALCS.

The Yankees always spend their money wisely.

Fenway
10-08-2007, 06:42 PM
The Yankees always spend their money wisely.

as do the Red Sox 70M for JD Drew.

PKalltheway
10-08-2007, 06:42 PM
Since 2001, the Indians are 3-20 in New York. You only have to go back to 2006 before you get three Angels wins in Boston.
Wow, didn't know that. :o:
Thanks for the info

Huisj
10-08-2007, 07:15 PM
I'm pretty sure that pitch hit the barrel of the bat instead of Shoppach's hand. Bob Brenly is ridiculous--he's watching the super slow replay go back and forth insisting that it hit the hand even though you can see that the ball hit beyond his hand, and then when they replay it a full speed with sound you hear the crack of the ball on wood, and Brenly still insists it "clearly" hit his hand.

And now Torre pulls Wang already for Mussina? Wow, that was fast.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-08-2007, 07:16 PM
One plus innings for Wang and he's gone. Pitching guys on short rest rarely works.

MarySwiss
10-08-2007, 07:17 PM
True about that blowout game, but Cleveland is 3-18 in the last few years at Yankee Stadium.
As long as they're 4-18 after tonight....:D:

DoItForDanPasqua
10-08-2007, 07:32 PM
Regardless of what happens tonight, the Yankees can have a great chance to restructure after this season. Clemens, Mussina and Johnson are dead weight taking up lots of money. If Rodriquez also goes, that will give them tons of cash to spend. I bet they are already fitting Johan Santana for a Yankee uniform.

Huisj
10-08-2007, 07:47 PM
This game is going to take 6 hours at this rate. Sheesh.

cwsfannick
10-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Hour and a half to play two innings. :?:

MarySwiss
10-08-2007, 08:10 PM
This game is going to take 6 hours at this rate. Sheesh.

Hour and a half to play two innings. :?:

Seriously! Maybe TBS is trying to make up their lost revenues in one fell swoop.

Meanwhile, you got your Law & Order reruns on TNT.

itsnotrequired
10-08-2007, 08:23 PM
Damn, Cleveland can lay down some nice bunts.

Fenway
10-08-2007, 08:27 PM
My flight leaves at 8:30 LA time and the game will be in the 7th inning at this rate. Luckily JetBlue added TBS for the playoffs....

Go Tribe

DoItForDanPasqua
10-08-2007, 08:31 PM
My flight leaves at 8:30 LA time and the game will be in the 7th inning at this rate. Luckily JetBlue added TBS for the playoffs....

Go Tribe

That will give you something to watch during the six hours on the runway.

Fenway
10-08-2007, 09:41 PM
That will give you something to watch during the six hours on the runway.

I've seen better Greyhound stations than the Long Beach Airport :?:

Jeter's DP in the 6th may have been the killer for NYY

itsnotrequired
10-08-2007, 09:46 PM
Who is that guy with the 13 Yankee jersey hitting a postseason home run?

Hendu
10-08-2007, 09:46 PM
I've seen better Greyhound stations than the Long Beach Airport :?:


Have you ever flow out of Westchester County Airport? Sounds kind of similar.

Just 3 more solo homers and we have a tied ballgame. :D:

soltrain21
10-08-2007, 10:08 PM
Chip Caray seems pissed any time the Indians do something well.

PeteWard
10-08-2007, 10:12 PM
It was tasteless considering how shortly removed we were from the 9/11 tragedy. )
:rolleyes:

Yeah, every time someone makes fun of the Yankees the terrorists win.

haganaga
10-08-2007, 10:15 PM
I'm too lazy to read all the posts in this thread so it may have been posted already, but I think it bears noting that as this is going on, Rocky is chopping the Russian down on Spike TV. Coincidence? I think not. :D:

PeteWard
10-08-2007, 10:37 PM
:o: Borowski!!!!

chisoxmike
10-08-2007, 10:45 PM
Boston vs Cleveland ALCS, yuck.

:puking:

itsnotrequired
10-08-2007, 10:46 PM
Boston vs Cleveland ALCS, yuck.

:puking:

That Beckett/Sabathia matchup in Game 1 should be epic.

chisoxmike
10-08-2007, 10:47 PM
That Beckett/Sabathia matchup in Game 1 should be epic.

I'd rather watch the Diamondbacks/Rockies.

rookie
10-08-2007, 10:48 PM
I think that playing these last two games at Yankee Stadium might help Cleveland when going to Fenway. I actually can't decide if the 2-3-2 format helps the home field advantage team or the runner up. Three in a row at home is not that much of a disadvantage. But in all honesty, I really don't think home field is all that important in baseball, but I could be wrong.

Brian26
10-08-2007, 11:05 PM
Chip Caray seems pissed any time the Indians do something well.

I was going to post something about this, but I wanted to read the thread first to see if anyone else noticed it.

Chip Caray was over-the-top pro-New York in his call tonight. I was disappointed that he put a spin on it like this. The way the game was presented, it seemed like it was either "the table has been set for the epic Yankees comeback" or "the passing of the torch has begun as the mighty Yankees have fallen." The fact that the Cleveland Indians were actually involved in the game seemed to take a backseat until two outs in the 9th inning.

Brian26
10-08-2007, 11:07 PM
But in all honesty, I really don't think home field is all that important in baseball, but I could be wrong.

Of all the major sports, home field in baseball definitely is the least important. With the exception of the Metrodome in '87 and '91, there are few examples where the home crowd really took the opposing team out of its game.

SoxSpeed22
10-08-2007, 11:09 PM
Good job Cleveland, you beat an overrated Yankee team that's making serious changes and the rest of the world now knows that Cleveland was the better team. At least we can say our 1 defeat to Paul Byrd wasn't a fluke with this win.
And we better start gearing up for all the 'A-Rod to the Cubs' rumors from here on out.

TDog
10-08-2007, 11:12 PM
I think that playing these last two games at Yankee Stadium might help Cleveland when going to Fenway. I actually can't decide if the 2-3-2 format helps the home field advantage team or the runner up. Three in a row at home is not that much of a disadvantage. But in all honesty, I really don't think home field is all that important in baseball, but I could be wrong.

Home field in baseball means more than it does in other sports because, as George Carlin noted, every baseball stadium is different. Batting last also gives the home team the advantage.

The effect of travel is present in all sports. The effect of the crowd in professional sports is overrated.

ChiSoxFan35
10-08-2007, 11:16 PM
I wanted NY to win, but at the end of the year I worried with some friends that their big 2nd half run might mess with when they peak, and they might be a little flat in the postseason. Cleveland is good, but I thought a team could get to CC or the pen, and that they were beatable after Carmona. Cle pitching helped, but a different NY team that was unstoppable a few weeks ago


Budweiser Cle? Ewww

PKalltheway
10-08-2007, 11:45 PM
Boston vs Cleveland ALCS, yuck.

:puking:
Hey, you can't have it both ways. It's either that, or we could have faced the possibility of a fourth Red Sox/Yankees ALCS.

I'm glad we have been spared of that.

StillMissOzzie
10-08-2007, 11:58 PM
Good job Cleveland, you beat an overrated Yankee team that's making serious changes and the rest of the world now knows that Cleveland was the better team. At least we can say our 1 defeat to Paul Byrd wasn't a fluke with this win.
And we better start gearing up for all the 'A-Rod to the Cubs' rumors from here on out.
Especially since it will be new owner Mark Cuban's big free agent signing...

SMO
:o:

FJA
10-09-2007, 12:06 AM
I was going to post something about this, but I wanted to read the thread first to see if anyone else noticed it.

Chip Caray was over-the-top pro-New York in his call tonight. I was disappointed that he put a spin on it like this. The way the game was presented, it seemed like it was either "the table has been set for the epic Yankees comeback" or "the passing of the torch has begun as the mighty Yankees have fallen." The fact that the Cleveland Indians were actually involved in the game seemed to take a backseat until two outs in the 9th inning.

The tone of Chip Caray's announcing was totally inappropriate, but I'm not sure you can avoid the Yankees narrative in this one. Between Jeter grounding into that double play with a man on third to Torre making the call for Rivera in what is likely to be both of their final games as Yankees, this game had the distinct feeling of finally closing the book on the Yankees dynasty. While their "decline" has been drawn out (as opposed to the '90s Bulls, for example), you can't deny their impact over the last 15 or so years of baseball history. In other words, it is a much more legitimate narrative than if an announcer were to say something like, "and the Red Sox dream to repeat is over." (If the Indians are going to have to play second fiddle, I hope they next end the era of the obnoxious, entitled Red Sox fan. :cool:)

That said, it won't be getting any better over at FOX, where network executives have to be on the ledge with the very thought of an Indians-D'Backs or Indians-Rockies World Series. Having been subject to the Buck/McCarver treatment ourselves, I'm sure we can all sympathize.

thomas35forever
10-09-2007, 12:22 AM
Hey, you can't have it both ways. It's either that, or we could have faced the possibility of a fourth Red Sox/Yankees ALCS.

I'm glad we have been spared of that.
Exactly, you HAVE to say yes to one and leave the other behind.

Fenway
10-09-2007, 08:09 AM
DING DONG THE YANKS ARE DEAD :D:

http://www.cleveland.com/images/hp/165/tribe_fans.jpg

http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg9/sm/NY_DN.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg9/sm/NY_NYP.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg9/sm/NY_HOY.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg9/sm/NY_ND.jpg

http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg9/sm/OH_ABJ.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg9/sm/OH_CPD.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg9/sm/OH_TR.jpg

They eliminate Yanks, set up date with Red Sox (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2007/10/09/indians_are_boss)

The Yankees are once again first-round playoff victims, falling, 6-4, to the Cleveland Indians in their American League Division Series.

Mike Lupica (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_no_more_magic_left_at_stadium_for_yanks_.html)

No more magic left for Yanks at ol' Stadium.
Boss may clean house, hire La Russa (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_george_steinbrenner_may_clean_house_hire.html)
A-Rod may have played last day in pinstripes (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_arod_may_have_played_last_day_in_pinstri.html)
If free agent Rivera departs, Yanks 'had their chance' (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_if_rivera_departs_yankees_had_their_chan.html)
Derek Jeter comes up short for Yanks (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_derek_jeter_comes_up_short_for_yanks.html)
Pettitte has $16M decision ahead (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_andy_pettitte_has_16m_decision_ahead.html)
Madden: Steinbrenner wants a star manager (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_steinbrenner_knows_he_needs_a_star_to_re.html)
Madden: Brass rips Torre over use of Joba (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_yankees_brass_rips_torre_over_use_of_job-1.html)
Bondy: Questions loom after another early exit (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_questions_loom_for_yanks_after_another_e.html)
Raissman: Boss' bluster turns out to be blunder (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/09/2007-10-09_boss_bluster_turns_out_to_be_blunder_as_.html)

THE TORRE ERA IS LIKELY OVER AFTER GAME 4 FLOP

By GEORGEKING
October 9, 2007 - According to several people with knowledge of the situation, Joe Torre's fate will be decided in a few days. And when it is, it's highly likely that George Steinbrenner won't ask Torre back to manage. Based on the edict that The Boss handed Torre - beat the Indians in the ALDS or else -... MORE (http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/its_an_indian_bummer.htm) >


BOSS KEEPS LIPS ZIPPED

(http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/boss_keeps_lips_zipped.htm)By GEORGE KING and FRED KERBER

Since serving Joe Torre with an ultimatum this past weekend that his manager didn't heed, George Steinbrenner has zipped his lips in regards to Torre's future. Sunday, he refused to comment...more (http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/boss_keeps_lips_zipped.htm) >

DON SAYS 'CONGRATS' TO YANKEE SKIPPER

(http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/don_says_congrats_to_yankee_sk.htm)By MARK HALE

After the Yankees' season ended last night, Don Mattingly offered Joe Torre kudos. "I told him congratulations," Mattingly said. "He did a great job." Following the...more (http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/don_says_congrats_to_yankee_sk.htm) >
COULD BE THE END FOR OLD GUARD

(http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/could_be_the_end_for_old_guard.htm)FREE AGENCY FOR MO, JORGE

By MARK HALE

Twelve years ago, both Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada debuted for the Yankees, and they've been stalwarts through four championship seasons and nine other postseason appearances. But now the...more (http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/could_be_the_end_for_old_guard.htm) >
ALEX: IT'S ON ME

(http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/alex__itsonme.htm)'NO EXCUSES' FOR RED-EYED A-ROD

By MIKE VACCARO

THE eyes were runny and red, and Alex Rodriguez tried to make light of that, said it had come from an all-night bender. He wore a designer T-shirt with "ROYALTY" stenciled in gothic...more (http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/alex__itsonme.htm) >
IT WAS A WANG NUMBER

(http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/it_was_a_wang_number.htm)By MIKE PUMA

Chien-Ming Wang must still be trying to figure out what hit him. Wang wasn't so much the Yankees' ace in the hole last night as the guy who dug it. Only three pitches into the game, Wang was...more (http://www.nypost.com/seven/10092007/sports/yankees/it_was_a_wang_number.htm) >

YANKEES WEDGED OUT

In winning the AL Division Series three games to one, the Indians' all-around pitching superiority was more than a match for the Yankees' powerful lineup. Read the story (http://www.ohio.com/sports/10332027.html)

Game 4: Patrick McManamon -- On to Boston (http://www.ohio.com/sports/10332082.html)
Game 4: Wedge keeps ace in his hand (http://http://www.ohio.com/sports/10334262.html)

Byrd escapes (http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/wide/byrd1009.html) | Indians Insider (http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/119191880427050.xml&coll=2)
Shaw: Quality tops quantity (http://www.cleveland.com/sports/plaindealer/bud_shaw/index.ssf?/base/sports/119191929927050.xml&coll=2)
Pluto: Wedge never wavered (http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/119191931727050.xml&coll=2)
Byrd takes wing with guts (http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/119191935627050.xml&coll=2)

nysox35
10-09-2007, 09:14 AM
:rolleyes:

Yeah, every time someone makes fun of the Yankees the terrorists win.

Right, because that's what I meant... ***** :angry:
That song represents the whole city, not just the Yankees.
At a little over one month removed, many people were offended - rightly
so I think.
That year, the Yankees played a big role for many who lost spouses, parents, siblings and on down the line.
But I guess that wouldn't matter because it's fun to make fun of the big, bad Yankees...

Fenway
10-09-2007, 09:27 AM
Right, because that's what I meant... ***** :angry:
That song represents the whole city, not just the Yankees.
At a little over one month removed, many people were offended - rightly
so I think.
That year, the Yankees played a big role for many who lost spouses, parents, siblings and on down the line.
But I guess that wouldn't matter because it's fun to make fun of the big, bad Yankees...

The memory I will never forget is the Red Sox switching Sweet Caroline for NYNY the first home game after 9/11 and the Boston crowd singing it.

nysox35
10-09-2007, 10:20 AM
The memory I will never forget is the Red Sox switching Sweet Caroline for NYNY the first home game after 9/11 and the Boston crowd singing it.

Now THAT was class! :smile:

Fenway
10-09-2007, 10:50 AM
Bill Madden talks about the Yankees on WFAN

http://www.wfan.com/episode_download.php?contentType=36&contentId=1057760 (http://www.wfan.com/episode_download.php?contentType=36&contentId=1057760)