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Fenway
04-11-2008, 11:47 AM
This is hysterical :rolling:

CREW SABOTEUR BURIED RED SOX GEAR UNDER NEW STADIUM (http://www.nypost.com/seven/04112008/news/regionalnews/highjinx_hits_yankees_106016.htm)


VIDEO

http://wbztv.com/video/?id=61425@wbz.dayport.com&hbx.hra=Boston-LAN&hbx.cmp.c1=video+90198893&hbx.cmp.c3=641&hbx.cmp.c2=728+x+90+90198893&hbx.cmp=AFC-Bos

South Side Irish
04-11-2008, 11:57 AM
I just read this on ESPN. How seriously are Sox fans going to take this thing? I just thought it was lame. Really? Is it going to work? Just another annoying, overblown chapter in the "greatest rivalry since Jesus vs. the Desert."

palehozenychicty
04-11-2008, 12:01 PM
Read this on the train this morning. I guess that it was a slow news day. :rolleyes:

FedEx227
04-11-2008, 12:09 PM
They should really just form their own league and leave the rest of us alone.

Boondock Saint
04-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Only on ESPN could this be their top news story over the NHL playoffs and one of the greatest NBA season finishes in history.

thedudeabides
04-11-2008, 02:56 PM
Only on ESPN could this be their top news story over the NHL playoffs and one of the greatest NBA season finishes in history.

Not to mention that little thing called The Masters. ESPN becomes more of a joke every day. I get mad whenever I am forced to watch a sporting event on that network.

Viva Medias B's
04-11-2008, 02:59 PM
It may not be there anymore considering that Wrigley Field rebuit its bleachers, but before that there was supposedly a brick from Old Comiskey Park planted somewhere in the outside wall of the ballpark.

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-11-2008, 03:00 PM
I saw this through MSN and really was disgusted by it. Sorry Fens, but Boston has really become the laughing stock here.

Fenway
04-11-2008, 03:04 PM
I saw this through MSN and really was disgusted by it. Sorry Fens, but Boston has really become the laughing stock here.

Great response on nyyfans.com

http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=110866

No big deal.

That's the way we like it. The Red Sox buried in the basement.

DumpJerry
04-11-2008, 04:05 PM
Great response on nyyfans.com

http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=110866
New Yorkers don't take **** laying down, that's for sure.

RockyMtnSoxFan
04-11-2008, 04:27 PM
If there is anything that could curse the new Yankee Stadium, it's A-Rod. I've always thought that the Yankees trading for A-Rod was the equivalent of the Red Sox trading away Babe Ruth, and it would come back to haunt them. Of course, as a White Sox fan I don't actually believe in curses, but I do think that A-Rod is not a winner and the Yankees won't win the World Series with him on the roster.

oeo
04-11-2008, 04:30 PM
If there is anything that could curse the new Yankee Stadium, it's A-Rod. I've always thought that the Yankees trading for A-Rod was the equivalent of the Red Sox trading away Babe Ruth, and it would come back to haunt them. Of course, as a White Sox fan I don't actually believe in curses, but I do think that A-Rod is not a winner and the Yankees won't win the World Series with him on the roster.

Yep, he's not a winner. All he does is put up MVP-caliber seasons every year.

Ever think it's the team, and not a single player? That would make more sense, wouldn't it?

fquaye149
04-11-2008, 04:35 PM
Yep, he's not a winner. All he does is put up MVP-caliber seasons every year.

Ever think it's the team, and not a single player? That would make more sense, wouldn't it?

No. You see, A-Rod has talent. Which means he is to be resented.

Elephant
04-11-2008, 04:38 PM
If there is anything that could curse the new Yankee Stadium, it's A-Rod. I've always thought that the Yankees trading for A-Rod was the equivalent of the Red Sox trading away Babe Ruth, and it would come back to haunt them. Of course, as a White Sox fan I don't actually believe in curses, but I do think that A-Rod is not a winner and the Yankees won't win the World Series with him on the roster.

Clearly.

Why would anybody want the best SS to ever play? :shrug:

(and if he's not the best SS, he's certainly the best 3B)

fquaye149
04-11-2008, 04:42 PM
basically here's how it works.

The Red Sox's "curse of the bambino" stemmed from an owner essentially GIVING away the best player in baseball history for a hundred thousand dollar investment in a play.

Due to losing the best player in baseball history to their divisional rivals (along with an owner who valued his other business ventures over his baseball club, and an institutional racism that saw them refuse to sign Willie Mays, and a tradition of publically resenting their best players in the press and in the stands) the Red Sox put themselves at a serious handicap until they finally reached the World Series again in 1946.

The Yankees have recently somehow repeated this "curse" by trading a good hitting, poor-fielding player for THE BEST PLAYER IN BASEBALL?

Billy Ashley
04-11-2008, 04:49 PM
I don't think Soriano is as bad as you claim, but yeah... anyone who thinks that trade was bad for the Yankees are kidding themselves.

He's the best player in baseball. His career post season stats were actually very solid before 2004* and he's been the reason a lot of his teams have been competitive.

* We should look at examples like this when discussing how clutch a player is. The post season is such a small sample size that it's pretty much impossible for anyone to look at a players statistics and say "Yep he's so clucth" or "Oh man what a choker!!" Look at David "the master of all that is clutch" Ortiz. He sucked in the post season until the ALCS in 2004. Now he's a God. Small samples allow that kind of stuff to happen*.

*Clutch performers likely exist, there's just no statistical way to prove this player or that player is clutch give the small samples we're given.

fquaye149
04-11-2008, 04:54 PM
I don't think Soriano is as bad as you claim, but yeah... anyone who thinks that trade was bad for the Yankees are kidding themselves.

He's the best player in baseball. His career post season stats were actually very solid before 2004* and he's been the reason a lot of his teams have been competitive.

* We should look at examples like this when discussing how clutch a player is. The post season is such a small sample size that it's pretty much impossible for anyone to look at a players statistics and say "Yep he's so clucth" or "Oh man what a choker!!" Look at David "the master of all that is clutch" Ortiz. He sucked in the post season until the ALCS in 2004. Now he's a God. Small samples allow that kind of stuff to happen*.

*Clutch performers likely exist, there's just no statistical way to prove this player or that player is clutch give the small samples we're given.

Career OPS+: 115

162 game avg: 35 HR, 38 bb 143 K, 34 SB, 10 CS,.281 AVG, .326 OBP, .514 SLG

I would take him on my team, I guess, but realistically his offensive production doesn't offset his awful defense to the extent that you can call him much more than a "pretty good" player

South Side Irish
04-13-2008, 11:50 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825

Looks like the Yanks brass found the shirt, and dug it up.

While it's annoying that the Sox fan did this, Hank Steinbrenners' response is just as stupid:

"I hope his co-workers kick the [expletive] out of him," Yankees co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner said.

:rolleyes: (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825)
How much further does this have to go?

Fenway
04-13-2008, 12:32 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825

Looks like the Yanks brass found the shirt, and dug it up.

While it's annoying that the Sox fan did this, Hank Steinbrenners' response is just as stupid:



:rolleyes: (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825)
How much further does this have to go?

NY POST will figure out something
http://www.nypost.com/seven/04132008/news/regionalnews/hammering_the_hex_106315.htm

Chicken Dinner
04-13-2008, 01:01 PM
I'm sure there will be plenty of body parts in the concrete of that stadium. :D:

oeo
04-13-2008, 01:59 PM
:rolleyes: (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825)
How much further does this have to go?

The real question should be: how much longer before Hank stops talking?

WizardsofOzzie
04-13-2008, 02:50 PM
So is the next civil war going to be between the east coast and the rest of us who wish they would just shut the hell up?

South Side Irish
04-13-2008, 02:54 PM
So is the next civil war going to be between the east coast and the rest of us who wish they would just shut the hell up?

POTW:redneck

IlliniSox4Life
04-13-2008, 05:16 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825

Looks like the Yanks brass found the shirt, and dug it up.

While it's annoying that the Sox fan did this, Hank Steinbrenners' response is just as stupid:



:rolleyes: (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825)
How much further does this have to go?

I was sort of indifferent to HS before this, but after that comment, I have all the reason in the world to hate that sack of ****.

soxfan21
04-13-2008, 05:46 PM
I just saw this on ESPN this afternoon, kinda rediculous to me. They spent like 7-8 minutes on the subject including the call to the guy that buried the jersey. Just amazes me....

Ziggy S
04-13-2008, 07:48 PM
No. You see, A-Rod has talent. Which means he is to be resented.

You forgot money and a hot wife.

kraut83
04-14-2008, 08:25 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825

Looks like the Yanks brass found the shirt, and dug it up.

While it's annoying that the Sox fan did this, Hank Steinbrenners' response is just as stupid:



:rolleyes: (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825)
How much further does this have to go?

Hard to believe it was possible, but the Yankees have become more unlikeable as the younger Steinbrenners have taken over.

VenturaFan23
04-14-2008, 09:20 AM
I just saw this on ESPN this afternoon, kinda rediculous to me. They spent like 7-8 minutes on the subject including the call to the guy that buried the jersey. Just amazes me....

Thus proving once again that ESPN is unwatchable.

fquaye149
04-14-2008, 09:28 AM
You forgot money and a hot wife.

now THAT I will resent!!!

doublem23
04-14-2008, 10:09 AM
It's April 14 and I'm already completely sick of the Yankees and Red Sox.

Ugh. Hopefully our Sox can keep this 1st place vibe going.

Fenway
04-14-2008, 10:16 AM
The coverage on this is simply amazing

http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg14/sm/NY_NYP.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg14/sm/MA_BH.jpg

thedudeabides
04-14-2008, 10:22 AM
So is the next civil war going to be between the east coast and the rest of us who wish they would just shut the hell up?

It really does feel like that during baseball season. My brother and two of my friends live on the east coast now and they are blown away by how obnoxious the coverage of those teams are out there. They really are making a joke of themselves. I just hope once the MLB network starts, they are good. That way ESPN can have some competition and stop being so ridiculous.

Fenway
04-14-2008, 11:06 AM
Great blog entry from NESN's Eric Wilbur

Just wondering, when the Yankees filled that hole yesterday did they bury their dignity? (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2008/04/14/burial_grounds_for_concern/)

#1swisher
04-14-2008, 12:16 PM
where's Haroldo?:scratch:

DSpivack
04-14-2008, 06:52 PM
It really does feel like that during baseball season. My brother and two of my friends live on the east coast now and they are blown away by how obnoxious the coverage of those teams are out there. They really are making a joke of themselves. I just hope once the MLB network starts, they are good. That way ESPN can have some competition and stop being so ridiculous.

Don't hold your breath.

dakuda
04-14-2008, 08:53 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825

Looks like the Yanks brass found the shirt, and dug it up.

While it's annoying that the Sox fan did this, Hank Steinbrenners' response is just as stupid:



:rolleyes: (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3344825)
How much further does this have to go?

How about looking into criminal and civil charges. What the hell? Does this have to get this ridiculous? Wait, I forgot who was involved.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8033686/Charges-ahead-for-planted-Sox-shirt?

I thought that I remembered there being a 10% quote rule, but I must be mistaken, or it has changed.

WizardsofOzzie
04-14-2008, 09:06 PM
The coverage on this is simply amazing

http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg14/sm/NY_NYP.jpghttp://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg14/sm/MA_BH.jpg

The fact that anyone is still talking about this is even more amazing

ode to veeck
04-15-2008, 09:30 AM
this is as bad as Fox pre-empting the start of the Phoenix Nascar race on Saturday (one of the most exciting points of the race) to show us 2 minutes of the Red Sox -YankMes game in the bottom of the 9th on Saturday

:whocares:

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-15-2008, 10:11 AM
The worker should've kept his piehole shut, then anonymously posted it on the Net after the whole damn place was done....let the Yanks spend all their time searching the whole place looking for it. Would've made a great urban legend.

But no - typical Red Sox fan, has to brag, and this is what happens.

nysox35
04-15-2008, 10:19 AM
this is as bad as Fox pre-empting the start of the Phoenix Nascar race on Saturday (one of the most exciting points of the race) to show us 2 minutes of the Red Sox -YankMes game in the bottom of the 9th on Saturday

:whocares:
I'm thinking they went w/ the bigger target audience. (Baseball, particularly NYY-Bos > Nascar)

twentywontowin
04-15-2008, 10:29 AM
Here's a great idea...let's contract both teams. Then ESPN has to go out of business.

palehozenychicty
04-15-2008, 10:34 AM
The worker should've kept his piehole shut, then anonymously posted it on the Net after the whole damn place was done....let the Yanks spend all their time searching the whole place looking for it. Would've made a great urban legend.

But no - typical Red Sox fan, has to brag, and this is what happens.

Indeed.

turners56
04-15-2008, 04:16 PM
Curses are just stupid, who cares? Although that worker was an idiot for telling...as Hawk would say, "he gonnnne".

FourStarsTwoBars
04-15-2008, 04:35 PM
Curses are just stupid, who cares? Although that worker was an idiot for telling...as Hawk would say, "he gonnnne".

He's smart if he buried two

jabrch
04-15-2008, 05:55 PM
The worker should've kept his piehole shut, then anonymously posted it on the Net after the whole damn place was done....let the Yanks spend all their time searching the whole place looking for it. Would've made a great urban legend.

But no - typical Red Sox fan, has to brag, and this is what happens.


How much worse does it get - mix an arrogant obnoxious Red Sox fan with a NYC construction worker...

Railsplitter
04-15-2008, 07:29 PM
I can't believe they were dumb enough to spend 50 grand digging that thing up.

Sox
04-15-2008, 07:51 PM
I can't believe they were dumb enough to spend 50 grand digging that thing up.

I believe it because the Yankees and the Red Sox fans are a bunch of maroons!!!!!!! except for Fens.......:wink: