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NY Yankees 5, Cleveland 3
Yahoo sports ^ | August 12, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS

Posted on 08/12/2007 3:31:32 PM PDT by dakine

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Talk about your pushy New Yorkers.

Strutting into Jacobs Field for the weekend, the Yankees made themselves right at home. They bullied the Cleveland Indians before leaving with three wins and the same confidence that has made them champions many times before.

"I feel like we're the team," Andy Pettitte said.

When weren't they?

Pettitte didn't have much trouble with Cleveland's lame lineup and Jason Giambi homered for the second straight day as the Yankees beat the Indians 5-3 to complete a series -- and season -- sweep on Sunday.

Written off in May when they trailed first-place Boston by 14 1/2 games, the Yankees pulled within four of the Red Sox, who lost 6-3 in 10 innings at Baltimore. It's the closest New York has been to the top of the AL East standings since April 24.

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Footsteps? Or....
1 posted on 08/12/2007 3:31:33 PM PDT by dakine
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To: dakine

The Dog Days of August is when the Yankees go for the jugular! ;-)


2 posted on 08/12/2007 3:33:06 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: dakine

everyone hates a winner.


3 posted on 08/12/2007 3:33:43 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Hate me, I'm white.)
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To: dakine

It’ll be the biggest choke in MLB history — from 14.5 games up to not even making the wild card. ....and Yankee fans will be reminding the RS Nation of that fact until the Bosox win the WS again, which should be in about another 86 years.


4 posted on 08/12/2007 3:34:59 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: dakine

And the Tigers win!

Pussycats ahead by 1/2.


6 posted on 08/12/2007 3:35:57 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
The Tribe goes from a 1/2 game lead in the division to third place in the Wild Card race in one day.
8 posted on 08/12/2007 3:39:05 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: dakine
WHO GIVES A SH-T! The Yankees and their yuppie douchebag friends will be spending their October talking about getting rid of Torre, not watching baseball.

Don't get me started on the Murdoch Media's virtual fellating of the Yank-offs.

9 posted on 08/12/2007 3:40:22 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: dakine

Cool that puts the Indians back down a game to the Tigers.


10 posted on 08/12/2007 3:40:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: ganeshpuri89
Pales in comparison. Not in the same ballpark, not in the same league. This choke will be infinitely worse.

Meanwhile, since the end of WW1....

Yanks: 26 WS titles.

Red Sox: 1 WS title.

Enjoy that one, 'cause that's all she wrote.

11 posted on 08/12/2007 3:41:23 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Raise a glass of Bell’s Oberon!


12 posted on 08/12/2007 3:41:46 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Clemenza
Still touchy about the asskicking you received in 2000, eh Clemenza?

Mets fans -- perpetually bitter, and for good reason.

14 posted on 08/12/2007 3:44:24 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: ganeshpuri89
I'll send you some Baklava if that is true.

Happiness would be seeing some new owner moving those douchebags to Vegas where they belong. It would be an improvement over that GHETTO they currently play in...

15 posted on 08/12/2007 3:44:51 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: ganeshpuri89

lol...ok dude.


17 posted on 08/12/2007 3:46:34 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Only 50% of Yankees fans are die hards. The rest are ditzy broads and yuppie transplants who will dump the team once they move back to whatever hellhole they came from before they invaded Manhattan.

Remember, in sports, HISTORY MEANS NOTHING!

18 posted on 08/12/2007 3:46:47 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: dakine

Pretty disgusting performance - still, a lot of baseball left this season.


19 posted on 08/12/2007 3:47:05 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: the invisib1e hand

It seems that Yankee haters are either born or made.

Growing up in Detroit I remember the Yankees coming to town and even when the sucked the Tigers got swept. Going from 2 games behind to 4 games behind.

Yes I hate the Yankees, but I have good reasons....


20 posted on 08/12/2007 3:47:18 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If Roger Maris got an asterisk next to his name, Bonds should get a syringe)
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To: dakine

I’m going to stick my neck out on this: The Yankees will sweep the Red Sux in New York on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 28, 29, and 30 and will sweep the Sux in Boston on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 14, 15, and 16 to redeem themselves for choking to let the Sux into the World Series progress in the playoffs the year the Sux ended their 86 year drought.


23 posted on 08/12/2007 3:54:17 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Clemenza
The rest are ditzy broads and yuppie transplants who will dump the team once they move back to whatever hellhole they came from before they invaded Manhattan.

That describes Met fans better. Fair weather fans six ways to Sunday. Bridge & tunnel crew, bigtime. They tend to like Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, too. Poor things.

24 posted on 08/12/2007 3:55:16 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Clemenza

Yuppies (or what’s left of them) tend to be Met fans, not Yankee fans.


25 posted on 08/12/2007 3:57:25 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Mr. Mojo
It’ll be the biggest choke in MLB history — from 14.5 games up to not even making the wild card. ....

Sorry, the biggest choke in MLB history belongs to the 2004 Yankees who lost 4 straight ALCS playoff games to the Red Sox after winning the the first 3 games out of a seven game series.

26 posted on 08/12/2007 3:57:29 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: HitmanLV
Nah, Mets fans are hard core townies from Lawn Guyland, Queens, and Brooklyn who are there to the bitter end. You will NEVER find some trustafarian punk who just moved to the city (Williamsburg!) at a Mets game, but you will find plenty of such people at Yank-off games.

BTW: A-Rod is just too pretty to play on a baseball diamond. He looks like he should be playing on a soccer field instead.

27 posted on 08/12/2007 3:57:48 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
will sweep the Sux in Boston on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 14, 15, and 16 to redeem themselves for choking to let the Sux into the World Series

Although a sweep of the Bosox later this month would be quite welcome it wouldn't even come close to redeeming the disaster in '04. Redemption will only come with a division title (after coming from 14.5 back) and then winning the WS. Nothing short of that will do.

28 posted on 08/12/2007 3:58:55 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: Clemenza
Remember, in sports, HISTORY MEANS NOTHING!

Isn't that the Cubs fanbase's motto?

29 posted on 08/12/2007 3:59:15 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: HitmanLV

Yuppies are still very much around, but they don’t call themselves as such. These are the folks who grew up in McSuburb, move frequently without putting down roots, and eat alot of sushi.


30 posted on 08/12/2007 3:59:20 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: HitmanLV
LOL! I lived in Chicago for two years. It is indeed.

The fan dynamic in Chicago is a little different. The Cubs fanbase is largely families with kids. The White Sox fanbase are largely underemployed alcoholics.

31 posted on 08/12/2007 4:00:28 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Red Steel

If it’ll make you feel better go on believing that BS. But the team with supposedly the “best pitching in the majors” blowing a 14.5 game divsion lead and then not even making the playoffs is an infinitely bigger choke job. .....and it’s going to happen.


32 posted on 08/12/2007 4:01:20 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: Clemenza

Met fans are bridge and tunnel crew, for sure, but not diehards by any stretch.

Lots of guys who work on wall street and high five each other.


33 posted on 08/12/2007 4:01:27 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Clemenza

I think you’re overstating it to the point of being wrong.


34 posted on 08/12/2007 4:10:43 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Clemenza

Yea, sounds about right.


35 posted on 08/12/2007 4:11:15 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Mr. Mojo

But no WS titles in the 21st century. *snicker*


36 posted on 08/12/2007 4:13:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ganeshpuri89
Who is carrying the Steroids for the Yankee’s?
37 posted on 08/12/2007 4:40:24 PM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: dakine

38 posted on 08/12/2007 4:48:35 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
MLB PAYROLLS (2006 DATA)

New York Yankees $194,663,079

Cleveland Indians $56,031,500

For those who don't understand what buying a Championship in ANY sport is about:


39 posted on 08/12/2007 5:42:12 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: traditional1
Crying about payroll discrepancies is the sign of a loser.
40 posted on 08/12/2007 5:44:41 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: dakine

Been a Yankee Fan since 1946. They don’t start to play ball until mid August. Its their MO most of the time.


41 posted on 08/12/2007 5:51:50 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: dakine
I'm not concerned:


42 posted on 08/12/2007 6:41:23 PM PDT by mikrofon ("I've Always Been a Yankees Fan!")
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I'm not concerned:

Me neither:

Guthrie v. Wang? Tight game.
Cabrera v. Karstens? O's
Bedard v. Hughes? O's and another notch for the Cy Young.

43 posted on 08/12/2007 9:49:46 PM PDT by nunya bidness (Thompson/Steele '08)
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Crying about payroll discrepancies is the sign of a loser

Nothing wrong with socialism in sports. Let everyone compete on an equal playing field.

44 posted on 08/12/2007 9:51:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ron Paul: Doctor. Military Captain. Constitutionalist. Patriot. Devout Christian.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Steinbrenner and the other big market owners have been pouring big money into the pockets of the smaller market clubs for a while now -- "revenue sharing." But rather than using that money to build their teams the owners of these smaller market clubs are just pocketing it. Evidently winning baseball games isn't their primary concern. Steinbrenner, otoh, lives to win. ...and that's why he spends like he does.
45 posted on 08/12/2007 10:00:56 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: dakine

Jeez, could the Giants borrow the Yankees offense for a series? A game? An inning? A couple of ABs?

There’s really something humbling about looking up at the NL West at 16 1/2 games out.


46 posted on 08/13/2007 3:02:46 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (Your one stop shop for all your useless information needs.)
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It’ll be the biggest choke in MLB history

Bigger than in '78? How far ahead was Boston that year, it was about the same lead, wasn't it?

47 posted on 08/13/2007 3:05:15 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (Your one stop shop for all your useless information needs.)
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To: GOP_Raider

The comback in 1978 was 14 games; 2007 would be 14.5. Plus this year’s RS team supposedly has the “best pitching in baseball.”


48 posted on 08/13/2007 7:10:25 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: dakine

YEA BABY! YANKS ARE ALIVE AGAIN THEIR ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 08/13/2007 7:12:05 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: Mr. Mojo

Another thread to save...


50 posted on 08/13/2007 1:05:33 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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