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Fenway
10-22-2007, 08:45 AM
I guess the 2005 ALDS didn't happen...

Dating to the historic sweep of the Yankees in 2004, it marked the seventh consecutive elimination game won by the Red Sox.

Hey CHB what the hell was Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS?????? Not only was that an elimination game...we were eliminated moron

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/22/red_sox_roar_into_world_series/ (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/22/red_sox_roar_into_world_series/)

weareud
10-22-2007, 08:48 AM
Time for everyone to flood his inbox with angry emails! :bandance:

Fenway
10-22-2007, 08:49 AM
Time for everyone to flood his inbox with angry emails! :bandance:

danbambino@aol.com (danbambino@aol.com)

VenturaFan23
10-22-2007, 09:02 AM
Again, more proof that the east coast media have blinders on to the rest of the country. Are you sure it wasn't Chris Blowhard Berman who wrote that article?

sox1970
10-22-2007, 09:17 AM
Time for everyone to flood his inbox with angry emails! :bandance:

He probably meant to say ALCS play. Nevertheless, an email has been sent.

itsnotrequired
10-22-2007, 09:21 AM
He probably meant to say ALCS play. Nevertheless, an email has been sent.

That's what I thought. Appears to be an editorial oversight.

Or if I was wearing a tinfoil hat, the biggest insult EVER! East-coast bias and selective memory at it's finest!

Bucky F. Dent
10-22-2007, 10:26 AM
He fixed it. Post now reads:

Dating to the historic sweep of the Yankees in 2004, it marked the sixth win by the Red Sox in their last last seven elimination games.

Fenway
10-22-2007, 10:34 AM
He fixed it. Post now reads:

Dating to the historic sweep of the Yankees in 2004, it marked the sixth win by the Red Sox in their last last seven elimination games.

Power of email :smile:

Dan is as loved in Boston as Jay is in Chicago

Dan's fan club

http://danshaughnessy.blogspot.com/

HerzogVon
10-22-2007, 11:32 AM
Power of email :smile:

Dan is as loved in Boston as Jay is in Chicago

Dan's fan club

http://danshaughnessy.blogspot.com/

Just about as accurate, too.

ChiSoxFan35
10-22-2007, 12:58 PM
It happens, not a big deal

SoxyStu
10-22-2007, 01:32 PM
He fixed it. Post now reads:

Dating to the historic sweep of the Yankees in 2004, it marked the sixth win by the Red Sox in their last last seven elimination games.

Rockin'! So the concept is there, but the mechanics is still awkward (last last)...would that be similar to me writing that I feel super super good today? Would 4th graders make that mistake?

TDog
10-22-2007, 01:54 PM
On the subject of streaks, the Red Sox have won three straight postseason games. The Rockies have won seven straight postseason games. Neither is the longest current postseason winning streak active in major league baseball.

The White Sox have won eight straight postseason games. That's a record for a single postseason (which the Rockies have a chance to break). I don't know what the overall record is, but you would think that White Sox streak would be unforgettable, at least for a few years.

itsnotrequired
10-22-2007, 01:59 PM
On the subject of streaks, the Red Sox have won three straight postseason games. The Rockies have won seven straight postseason games. Neither is the longest current postseason winning streak active in major league baseball.

The White Sox have won eight straight postseason games. That's a record for a single postseason (which the Rockies have a chance to break). I don't know what the overall record is, but you would think that White Sox streak would be unforgettable, at least for a few years.

The Yankees won 10 postseason games in a row. The last game of the 1937 World Series, 4 game sweeps of the 1938 and 1939 World Series and the first game of the 1941 World Series.

They also won 12 in a row in the 1998 and 1999 postseasons. The won the last three games of the ALCS and then swept the World Series in 1998. Then they swept in the ALDS and won the first two games of the ALCS in 1999.

TDog
10-22-2007, 02:11 PM
The Yankees won 10 postseason games in a row. The last game of the 1937 World Series, 4 game sweeps of the 1938 and 1939 World Series and the first game of the 1941 World Series.

They also won 12 in a row in the 1998 and 1999 postseasons. The won the last three games of the ALCS and then swept the World Series in 1998. Then they swept in the ALDS and won the first two games of the ALCS in 1999.

I knew the Yankees had swept consecutive World Series in the 1930s. Considering division and championship series wins as the equivalent of World Series wins, lumping "postseason" records together, is diminishing the value of the World Series, in my opinion.

itsnotrequired
10-22-2007, 02:18 PM
I knew the Yankees had swept consecutive World Series in the 1930s. Considering division and championship series wins as the equivalent of World Series wins, lumping "postseason" records together, is diminishing the value of the World Series, in my opinion.

I would agree that 10 World Series wins in a row sounds much more impressive than 12 postseason wins in a row. To get 10 WS wins in a row, there needs to be two complete sweeps in there. The fact that they did it in back-to-back years is all the more impressive.

12 postseason wins in a row is nothing to sneeze at though.

EDIT: Damn, the Yankees actually won FOURTEEN World Series games in a row. The last four of 1996, the two sweeps iin 1998 and 1999 and then the first two against the Mets in 2000.

:mg:

LongLiveFisk
10-22-2007, 05:46 PM
Power of email :smile:

Dan is as loved in Boston as Jay is in Chicago

Dan's fan club

http://danshaughnessy.blogspot.com/


I love it--it says:

Dan Shaughnessy--we read him so you don't have to

:kneeslap:

jabrch
10-22-2007, 05:48 PM
It happens, not a big deal


It happens at a high school newspaper. It shouldn't happen at a major media outlet.