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Old 10-16-2012, 08:18 PM
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But I don't limit myself on the number of reasons to hate the Yankees.
Words to live by!
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:35 PM
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I don't hate the division rivals. I want them to lose when it benefits the Sox, but I actually respect what they have done with very little in some cases. The Yankees constant dominance, achieved by having more money than anyone else, is bad for the American League, and bad for baseball. They get all the benefits of a free market (getting to keep their bloated revenue) while having none of the disadvantages (they can and would block another team from moving in to their territory, which could EASILY support another team.) They sign whatever free agents they want, and can keep their own talent from leaving via free agency by outbidding everyone else.
I totally agree with what you say here. Five ALCS appearances in the last 10 seasons....how do they do it? It must be that Yankees mystique! I know there are other big-spending teams, but the 2012 Yankees major league payroll is a whopping $23M higher than the 2nd highest payroll team.

The only way i'd ever root for the Yankee$ to win the World Series is in your dreaded scenario of them playing the Cubs.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:37 PM
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Delmon Young is on his way to being ALCS MVP
Meanwhile, panic move by Girardi going to his already overworked bullpen.
Edit: Turns out Hughes had a back injury. Things just keep getting worse for the Yanks.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:08 PM
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As for the whole who to root for thing, Nellie grew up in a different era than most of us, the Yankees and the White Sox were competing for the AL year in and year out, so I have no problem with him hating the Yankees more than anyone else. Personally, I have more of a problem with our central division foes. Rivals come and go in baseball though.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:14 PM
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All this pitching talent and he dates Kate Upton. On top of the world.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:12 AM
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Give Detroit credit. They have the star power and talent to win a short series.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:18 AM
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If the Tigers win the WS with the current bullpen and especially closer situation .... you never ever as a team spend money on a bullpen.

Never.

Bullpens are the biggest roll of the dice in any sport.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:03 AM
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The Yankees are pretty much done, the Tigers will be in a WS. That could have been us.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:57 AM
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This is starting to feel like when the Bears couldn't beat the Packers in the last game of the 2010 season and let them squeeze into the playoffs,

and Green Bay ended up going all the way.

If only the Sox at least showed up a little bit Detroit wouldn't even be in the playoffs right now.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:51 AM
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No amount of playoff success will ever change the fact that the Tigers are from Detroit. I'd much rather be a loser from anywhere else than a winner from that wasteland.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:03 AM
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The Yankees are pretty much done, the Tigers will be in a WS. That could have been us.

That's what is so depressing about watching the Tigers. Oakland is a playoff joke and the Yankees look so bad. If only we could have finished Detroit the Sox could have potentially been in the World Series. This season is going to hurt for a long time, especially if we have to watch Detroit win a title.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:14 AM
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All this pitching talent and he dates Kate Upton. On top of the world.

Yeah, that's not fair at all.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:43 AM
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The Yankees are pretty much done, the Tigers will be in a WS. That could have been us.
Ahhhhh no it couldn't. We were not that good of a team.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:47 AM
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Ahhhhh no it couldn't. We were not that good of a team.
Yet we were better than the Tigers for... 95% of the season.

What you did in the regular season doesn't mean anything once you get to the postseason. You just have to get there.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:49 AM
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