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Red Sox vs Yankees 2007--Seasonal Thread
04/20/07 | Misterrob

Posted on 04/20/2007 8:07:32 AM PDT by misterrob

The Sox and Yankees are resuming their long standing rivalry with and a mix of old and new faces. The Sox have upgraded their team with additions of JD Drew, Julio Lugo and Dice-K. The Yankees return with changes to the starting rotation and the subtraction of Gary Sheffield. Both teams figure to compete deep into the season.

For two states without much to brag about with respect to their elected officials,

Chucky and Hidabeast vs the Flip Flopping Gigalo and the Swimmer

or

The Spitter vs Coupe Deval

Here's to another season of Yankees vs Red Sox on FR!


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; bb; chat; misterrobhasclass; misterrobhasnoclass; mlb; redsox; yankees
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Pudge will be 60 in December.


51 posted on 04/20/2007 10:48:05 AM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: angcat
Doesn't he hold the record for the most games caught? (2,226)

Lordy... all this makes me realize how much I miss him in the game.

52 posted on 04/20/2007 11:20:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.)
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To: misterrob

Finally; extended spring training ends and the real regular season begins.

By means of introduction: I was born in Franklin, Mass., 9 miles north of Providence, RI and about 20 miles SW of Fenway. My first game at Fenway was about 1963, back when the bleachers were 50 cents and were actual long wooden benches with numbers stenciled every 16 inches. The Red Sox were NOT a good team then and when I yelled at Frank Howard in right field (Washington Senators for you children) he actually heard me because the ball park was almost empty, for which I was rewarded liberally by my father and uncle. I remember the Impossible Dream, when they might have won the World Series if Bernie Carbo and his manager could have gotten along, and then Lonborg decided to go skiing. I remember when Rico Petrocelli fell down rounding 3rd base and the Detroit Tigers beat them for the pennant by a 1/2 game. I remember 1975 and Bucky F**king Dent. I remember 1986, when Bill Buckner let the ball go through his legs (but he didn’t deserve the $shitstorm that followed, maybe someone should have hit a ball or two). I remember all the great-hit no-pitch teams. I remember all the close calls. I have my program from that 1963 game still, with a 6th grade New England kid’s hopeless attempt to spell “Yazstremski” in it.

A true Red Sox fan, when the last ball got hit back to the pitcher at the end of the World Series, I jumped up not to cheer but to yell “DON’T BLOW THIS” as in my mind’s eye I saw the throw to first go over the 1st baseman’s head into the dugout or the stands. But no ... no, 2004 really happened, my 82-year-old father didn’t think he was going to see the day, but he did.

My last games in Fenway was the weekend Schilling came back from his injury and gave up a 2-run home run in relief to the MFY to A-Rod to lose 8-6, and the next game when David Wells beat some AAA victim the Yankees sent out there 17-2, as Trot Nixon hit an inside-the-park HR and Ortiz hit a Grand Slam, the only time the Red Sox have ever done both in the same game in Fenway. My last Red Sox game was at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago (the area I live in now) during the 1995 playoffs, when I almost got assaulted by a drunken White Sox fan after I dared to stand up and cheer when the Red Sox were rallying (and failing, unfortunately). I should add, though, that two other White Sox fans came up to me and apologized later.

Let the games begin! A-Rod slaps balls!


53 posted on 04/20/2007 11:53:32 AM PDT by RonF
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To: RonF

Ah, 2005 playoffs, not 1995. Ehhhh....


54 posted on 04/20/2007 11:56:30 AM PDT by RonF
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To: nutmeg

I think for the Yankees vs Sox this year.


55 posted on 04/20/2007 1:40:06 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: Boston Blackie

Yeah, but he did beat the Yankees in game 5 of the 2003 WS.

That’s good enough for me.


56 posted on 04/20/2007 1:40:52 PM PDT by misterrob
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57 posted on 04/20/2007 2:00:19 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: GraniteStateConservative

See ya at 7:05 Eastern.


58 posted on 04/20/2007 2:32:28 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: RonF

I recall the 17-2 game. I believe that was the game that Joe Buck said, “And Paul Quantrill isn’t fooling anyone today...”


59 posted on 04/20/2007 2:39:59 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: nutmeg

Here we go 0 and 2 to Damon


60 posted on 04/20/2007 4:11:44 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: misterrob
I was wondering what I could say that would make an adequate thread such as this, and there was really only one thing...


61 posted on 04/20/2007 4:15:18 PM PDT by Old_Mil (Duncan Hunter in 2008! A Veteran, A Patriot, A Reagan Republican... http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant; misterrob; ken5050

Hmmm... Damn Yankees are hitting ‘em pretty hard tonight...


62 posted on 04/20/2007 4:36:14 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: nutmeg

Finally.


63 posted on 04/20/2007 4:49:45 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: misterrob

Thank you for the ping!


64 posted on 04/20/2007 4:56:15 PM PDT by Miztiki (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Eccles. 10:4)
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To: nutmeg

“finally” meaning Schilling finally got the third out. lol.


65 posted on 04/20/2007 4:56:24 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: All

Pettitte doesn’t even have a high pitch count so far. It’s still early, but we have to get him out of the game and get to the Yankees MR somehow. Our offense is so cold against pitchers who have any skill at all.


66 posted on 04/20/2007 5:07:45 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Solo HR for Mr. Metro Sexual


67 posted on 04/20/2007 5:07:52 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: All

A-Rod really is seeing the ball right now. Holy crap.


68 posted on 04/20/2007 5:09:32 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Petite throws like a bitch and the Sox have a hard time with that style.

Plus, Tek, Crisp and Pedroia are dead weight on this line up. Tek is over the hill, Crisp tries to hit like the Willie Mays Nayes character on Major League and Pedroia looks like a HS player out there.


69 posted on 04/20/2007 5:13:06 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

I would have started WMP tonight against Pettitte because Tito should have known that we were only winning this game if we could slug some, too. WMP can turn a Pettitte mistake into a homer. We needed that kind of guy in the lineup. And I would have put Cora in, too, probably.


70 posted on 04/20/2007 5:15:40 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: misterrob

Crap... what was going on with Lowell and JD Drew? Looks like a bunch of missed signals... :-(


71 posted on 04/20/2007 5:25:03 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: misterrob

WHO IS OVER THE HILL???1 LOL.


72 posted on 04/20/2007 5:26:33 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: misterrob
Solo HR for Mr. Metro Sexual

And we're treated with the "A-Rod Pretty Boy Prance" around the bases... *barf*

73 posted on 04/20/2007 5:26:43 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: misterrob

Oh, Captain, my Captain!


74 posted on 04/20/2007 5:27:43 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
WOO-HOO! Homer for Varitek! Damn, if only JD Drew had still been on base we would be ahead...

Pettitte now ahead of Schilling in the pitch count.

75 posted on 04/20/2007 5:29:19 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: misterrob
For two states without much to brag about with respect to their elected officials,

Chucky and Hidabeast vs the Flip Flopping Gigalo and the Swimmer

or

The Spitter vs Coupe Deval

Very Fair and Balanced of you, misterrob... :o)

76 posted on 04/20/2007 5:31:00 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
“finally” meaning Schilling finally got the third out. lol.

For a minute there, I thought you were a Yankee fan... ;-)

77 posted on 04/20/2007 5:31:57 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: GraniteStateConservative; misterrob; happinesswithoutpeace

LOL... sign in crowd at Fenway: “Hey Doug, Give us the ball!” (re: Mientkiewicz and the 2004 World Series final out baseball)


78 posted on 04/20/2007 5:35:24 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

STRIKE THREE for Traitor Damon!


79 posted on 04/20/2007 5:35:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: nutmeg

HAHA. Nice sign. Yeah, sit down Damon.


80 posted on 04/20/2007 5:36:24 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace; misterrob; GraniteStateConservative
OMG... I hope Coco Crisp is OK. That was painful to watch. Gotta give him credit for really trying hard to catch that ball.

I think the Sox had better walk A-Rod at each at-bat... this is getting ridiculous.

81 posted on 04/20/2007 5:48:01 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: misterrob

Ridiculous.


82 posted on 04/20/2007 5:48:11 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: misterrob

I really dislike A-Rod this year...it was easy to ridicule him the last couple of seasons, but he’s on fire at the moment...I hope it doesn’t last...Go Red Sox.


83 posted on 04/20/2007 5:56:59 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: GraniteStateConservative

It’s easy to forget how good he can be. He should have been the guy to break Aaron’s record. The Sox wanted him badly and he wanted to come here. Player’s union wasn’t having it though.

He could opt out after this year and do not be surprised if the Sox make a run at him. Lowell is done this year and Manny is done after next year. They can afford him.

I think he just tries too hard. When he’s right you can forget it.


84 posted on 04/20/2007 5:57:57 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Tek. Nuff said.


85 posted on 04/20/2007 7:07:53 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Nice.


86 posted on 04/20/2007 7:08:43 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Wow!!!!

Blown save for Rivera!!


87 posted on 04/20/2007 7:09:36 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

Who is gonna be on the mound for us?


88 posted on 04/20/2007 7:12:55 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace; misterrob
I WISH it was Papelbon, but - alas - I think it's Okajima. I don't know if he can hold off the top of the Yankees order...

Wow, what a game!

89 posted on 04/20/2007 7:15:00 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: nutmeg

He’ll be fine.


90 posted on 04/20/2007 7:16:22 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: nutmeg

That curveball even fooled me.


91 posted on 04/20/2007 7:25:18 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: nutmeg

Sit down A-Fraud!


92 posted on 04/20/2007 7:25:54 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: misterrob

Pretty darn good game ô¿ô¬


93 posted on 04/20/2007 7:28:48 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie

GG.


94 posted on 04/20/2007 7:29:27 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Boston Blackie
BANZAI!!!!
95 posted on 04/20/2007 7:29:59 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

Good way to start the weekend! What time is the game tommorow?


96 posted on 04/20/2007 7:30:53 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace; misterrob; GraniteStateConservative; ken5050
WOO HOO!!! Tek! Coco! Cora! Okajima!

WHAT a game!

97 posted on 04/20/2007 7:32:10 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: nutmeg

TOLD ya he would be fine..gotta have faith. lol.


98 posted on 04/20/2007 7:32:50 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

4PM Fox has it.

Then again, there’s a Cubs-Cardinals game on so some of us might get boned.

We shall see...


99 posted on 04/20/2007 7:33:19 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

He’s an interesting guy.

Good pick up for the Sox


100 posted on 04/20/2007 7:33:56 PM PDT by misterrob
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