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Yankees' Derek Jeter fractures ankle, out for the year
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Posted on 10/14/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT by Perdogg

The New York Yankees' World Series hopes may have just taken a hit, as shortstop Derek Jeter fractured his left ankle in game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

Jeter suffered the injury while fielding a ground ball in the top of the 12th inning, with New York trailing 5-4. He immediately went down in pain, staying face down momentarily.

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1 posted on 10/14/2012 6:13:43 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Yanks are finished. I would rather see a new President and have the Yanks go home after this series. Get will Derek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 10/14/2012 6:23:32 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Jeter was born and raised in Michigan.

But back to important stuff — did the Tigers win?


3 posted on 10/14/2012 6:25:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: angcat

good.......hope he stays down for the rest of next year as well......stinking dirty rotten Yankees! GO TIGERS!!!!!!


4 posted on 10/14/2012 6:26:25 AM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: Perdogg

I was wondering, during the series with the Orioles, if there was something more than a ankle sprain going on - I assume it was the same ankle as I didn’t see the game last night. Jeter is a gamer. Hope he recovers fully.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 6:28:51 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Perdogg
I was a lifelong Yankees fan, but became sick of the farce over the past decade. I rooted for the Orioles to beat them, and win the Series for Buck Showalter, who as Yankees manager through 1995 built that team and deserved to win the ring the following year. The Yankees are just the best team money can buy and I am tired of it. $190 million payroll vs. Baltimore's $75 million. that's 2.5 times. Absurd. And it also makes the team dull and listless, with aging superstars worth tens of millions apiece, who really could't care less if they won again. Team like the Nats and A's and Orioles are far more thrilling to watch, with young players exploding with enthusiasm.

However, I wish Jeter well, as he has always been a class act.

6 posted on 10/14/2012 6:32:33 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Perdogg

Do people actually root for the Yankees? I’ve never met a Yankee fan; even my New York friends are all Mets fans. Seems kind of like cheering for The Galactic Empire.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

WELL FINE THEN IF YOU GOING TO BE THAT WAY. I HOPE WE KICK YOUR ASS TODAY~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 10/14/2012 6:34:28 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Go Tigers!
/White Sox fan


9 posted on 10/14/2012 6:34:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GunRunner
There are bangwagon fans and there is the true. My Dad was a fan since the age of five we are native New Yorkers. I remember him suffering through the late 60’s and much of the 70’s watching every game. I will be waiting for spring training 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 posted on 10/14/2012 6:38:02 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Tigers were going to win this series anyway...now whiny Yankee fans will have something to blame their loss on...


11 posted on 10/14/2012 6:38:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

12 posted on 10/14/2012 6:40:19 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GunRunner
Exactly. Yankee fans are the spoiled children that always have to be on a winning team, and celebrate it like that contest wasn't rigged.

I have a begrudging amount of respect for Steinbrenner, because he openly admits that he does everything he can to retain his unfair institutional advantages... but Yankee fans are just annoying. (And yes, I was born and raised within 60 mi of Manhattan.)

When the top video games representing your sport have to give different goals for the player based on the team they select, you know the sport itself simply isn't an even playing field.

If someday the MLB has a salary cap, I MIGHT start watching again and believing that it's a fair game. Until then, there's no point in pretending that the Yankees are worth rooting for, other than as a traveling paid all-star team.

13 posted on 10/14/2012 6:41:24 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Tigers won in the 12th after Valverde blew a 4-0 lead in the 9th.

I haven’t forgotten Valverde’s 49 save record last year but he needs to go down to triple A for a while and get it back together


14 posted on 10/14/2012 6:42:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL...Jeter will certainly have plenty of ‘down time’ on his hands now...


15 posted on 10/14/2012 6:46:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Perdogg

As a Red Sox fan I hate the Yankees, and hope they lose. However I have always had great respect for Jeter and the way he plays the game. Very sorry to see him get this sort of injury. You wonder if at his age this will be the end of his career.

Mariano and Jeter 2 vets suffering catastrophic injuries in the same year.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 6:47:19 AM PDT by Leto
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To: angcat
There are bangwagon fans and there is the true. My Dad was a fan since the age of five we are native New Yorkers. I remember him suffering through the late 60’s and much of the 70’s watching every game. I will be waiting for spring training

That ain't nothin'.

Imagine being a Cub fan. (Better yet, don't imagine it, blech)
There is a bright side for Cub fans though...They can ONLY get better.

All I could say to a Cub fan is , wait till next year... century.

17 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:33 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: angcat
I remember him suffering through the late 60’s and much of the 70’s watching every game

You mean from 1965 to 1975, when they didn't make the playoffs? When they went 888-881 overall (winning more than they lost), and finishing 2nd, 3rd, or 4th (out of 10 teams in the division) in the last 6 of those 10 years... OH YOU POOR BABIES!!!

Since 1919, the Damn Yankees have won less than 70 games ONCE (67 in 1990). Try rooting for a REAL team someday, that knows the thrill of victory because they know actual suffering.

As I said, spoiled children. Nothing more.

18 posted on 10/14/2012 6:53:31 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: GunRunner

New York friends are all Mets fans...guess I am not one of your friends, I hate the METS. I recall when they came into being to fill the void left by the Dodgers and Giants leaving. Their fan base consisted of people who loved going to a carnaval i.e. watching fielders catch the ball of their heads.

I agree with one point made elsewhere, the Yanks became the best team that money can buy but even with their enormous salary, they cannot win today. It seems the era of buying talent at its peak and getting ready for a decline does not guarantee success. Perhaps it never was. Under the Yawky regime in Boston, no team paid more than did the Red Sox and no team achieved less on a dollar per dollar basis.

The Yankees of my memory were the US Steel, IBMs and Standard Oil of baseball....US Excellence. They dressed well, image was important, and they played sound baseball tactics and skills, no one caught the ball off their heads, no midget led off like the White Sox tried, no fireworks, no automatic baseball refills for the umps, just a great winning product on the field...the record says so.

My dad took me to Joe Dimaggio’s last game, I never forgot that and remained a Yankee fan, as he was, ever since.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:03 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Perdogg; Gamecock; F15Eagle

Jeter should have listened to George Costanza. It’s all physics.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:10 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Teacher317
Try rooting for a REAL team someday, that knows the thrill of victory because they know actual suffering.

That's one reason why I stopped watching baseball. And it's why I love "parity" in football. On any weekend, there are about 15 teams, or about half the league, whose games are worth watching.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 6:59:28 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: cripplecreek

His 27.00 Postseason ERA is disgusting. Hope he doesn’t “close” out another game this year.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:09:24 AM PDT by jack1165
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
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23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:09:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jack1165

Kenny Rogers needs to hand the nickname “The Gambler” over to Doug Fister after loading the bases 3 times and coming out unscathed last night.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:12:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mountn man

I work with a long suffering Cub fan I know how he feels. :)


25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:12:35 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: OrioleFan

missed games due to bone bruise in left ankle. Broke same ankle. Gotta be related. Ankle musta been weakened.

I didn’t see the play. Sorry about Jeter.

Go Tigers. SoxNation is behind you 100%.
Sabathia would be on short rest for game 7. The lack of day off between O’s and Tigers series is an oddity.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 7:14:20 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: cripplecreek

I knew it was the Tiger’s night after the deflection off of Fister’s hand right to Jhonny. The ball was going their way.


27 posted on 10/14/2012 7:15:48 AM PDT by jack1165
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

As a Mets fan and a lifelong Yankee hater, I have to say your post was pretty repulsive.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 7:16:15 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Mouton

I have to say the great times of my live were the 77 and 78 seasons. I was 13 and those Yankees were the best. That team I still marvel at and still think about Catfish and Thurman.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 7:17:13 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: GunRunner

All the announcers at the games and all the so called sports media openly root for them
ad nauseum. In fact I got so tired of them last night I turned the sound off.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 7:19:04 AM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: campaignPete R-CT

On Thursday in Oakland Verlander matched at least two all time records and set one of his own. The record he set was something like the fewest pitches pitched in a complete game shutout in the post season. (Something like 122 pitches)


31 posted on 10/14/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: angcat

Starting pitchers for today’s game are Anibal Sanchez and Hiroki Kuroda


32 posted on 10/14/2012 7:23:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

dat is intresting. 2 MLB records and a third. and we don’t know wht thye are. Records are best when details emerge later.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 7:25:06 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Mouton

Good comments.

The Yanks haven’t been as smart with their money as they could have been. Their only ‘key pieces’ under 32 are Cano, MAYBE Teixeira (not aging well), and (barely under 32) Sabathia.

Top players that fit aren’t available every year, and many won’t go to just any team that offers the most money.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:39 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: cripplecreek
I think I will tune in around 5 today. I want to take my little one to the Pumpkin Patch and try to get my bearings back and my faith! I am very negative just like I have been all season. I think Girardi should bench Arod permanently. What happened to Cervelli?
35 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:44 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: who knows what evil?
now whiny Yankee fans will have something to blame their loss on

Well, we were going to blame it on A-Rod, 'til Ibanez stepped in. Yankees have to start hitting again.

36 posted on 10/14/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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kuroda on short rest. makes it intresting. jap pitchers are used to going every 6 days ... change to american every 5 days ... now he be on 4th day. derek lowe early. lowe vs. sanchez means red sox undercurrents.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Teacher317

Yes you can’t appreciate heaven till you’ve seen hell. Am a Red Sox fan.

Last night as the Tigers had a 4-0 lead the Stadium was very very quiet. It prob wasn’t a sellout to begin with (many blame high prices and some “real Yankee fans can’t afford to go”) but there were more and more empty seats (I watched on TV).
A couple times a feeble LET’S GO YANKEES! chant was heard. Then the 9th inning comeback and the fans came to life.

I was tired, went to bed but clock radio had game on. Dozed off and heard Tigers won, and heard of Jeter’s injury.

Admittedly some schadenfreude in A-Rod, Yankees etc.

The highest spending teams don’t always win it all. 2003:
Marlins feat. future Sox Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell beat Yanks in WS

Red Sox paid $50 million just for the right to talk to
Daisuke Matsuzaka’s agent —other than being a help at the start, how did it turn out? Oh, but they DID keep him away
from the Yankees...Red Sox high payroll, finished last though right...


38 posted on 10/14/2012 7:32:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: All

I was born in Boston, but married NJ. (you got a problem with that?) I’m a big Met fan now, but have always hated the Yankees. As a teen, my hero was Ted Williams (do the math) and the hardest games to watch now, are Mets/Sox. But the Yanks? Boo! I’m sorry about Jeter. But-—————


39 posted on 10/14/2012 7:35:13 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: who knows what evil?

The Yankees can afford to stay calm and not worry . . . Valverde will be helping them out in the ninth.

Valverde is the tenth Yankee!

And I am a Tigers fan.

It makes me sick to see all the hard work and effort that this team puts in for eight innings just to stand by helplessly and watch Jim Leyland be stupidly loyal to a lost cause.

Miguel Cabrara was right to knock over the water cooler, and the OMG of Verlander said it all.

I mean, after he gave up the first home run to Ichiro - it was time to bring in Smyly.


40 posted on 10/14/2012 7:35:40 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Valverde needs to start working on next season with Toledo right now.

That said, he’s still the closer with most saves.


41 posted on 10/14/2012 7:38:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: angcat

77...Catfish was of course a free agent, Thurman was home grown and were it not for that plane crash, would have been one of the all time yankee greats. Guidry was coming into this own and Sparky Lyle, wow. Reggie’s three homer last game of WS over the hated Dodgers. Great year.


42 posted on 10/14/2012 7:38:59 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SwatTeam
All the announcers at the games and all the so called sports media openly root for them...

Ugh, sounds like the Steelers or any team Brett Favre used to play for.

43 posted on 10/14/2012 7:42:09 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: Mouton
Nettles, Willie, Chambliss, Roy White, Oscar Gamble , what a year what time. We were shitting our pants over Son of Sam and the Yankees were kicking ass.
44 posted on 10/14/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg

One OUSTANDING ballplayer, Derek Jeter! One of the greatest ever to play the game. Hopefully, he comes back next year and has another terrific year.

GO TIGERS!

(what a game last night/this morning!)


45 posted on 10/14/2012 7:43:57 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: cripplecreek

Nothing changes with Valverde’s delivery. Surely it has been built into a computer program and players have studied him until they have it down to a tee. It is obvious that the 49 game winner of last year is not so much of a threat anymore to the teams that can afford to study him.

But on top of all that . . . his voodoo magic as he enters the arena is not only played out, but totally ineffective. He is now just something for commentators to laugh at and mock.


46 posted on 10/14/2012 7:44:24 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: cripplecreek

:’)


47 posted on 10/14/2012 8:06:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Mouton

My entire family is Yankees/Giants. My sister, and sometimes w/ my nephews, would go to many Yankee games. Just being in Yankee Stadium was exciting.

Unfortunately, they had to build “the new one”....in which I will NEVER step foot in. Yankee Stadium was FULL OF AMERICAN HISTORY. You could feel it, you could imagine all the old timers playing on that field. As I have stated, it was very exciting, each and every game. And SO much fun!

Unfortunately, I will never go to another Yankee game in that new stadium. Just not the same.

As for the Mets...pffft! Why on earth did they remove the Brooklyn Dodgers? They too were apart of American history.

It was the Dodgers vs. the Yankees, a very exciting time. Mets vs. Yankees just not the same. I will always see the Mets as “second” and NOT apart of American history.


48 posted on 10/14/2012 8:13:42 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Leto; Perdogg
"Mariano and Jeter 2 vets suffering catastrophic injuries in the same year."

It's that damn new stadium.

49 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:44 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: angcat

Cervelli sent back to the minors. Looks like Martin has the catchers spot sewed up.


50 posted on 10/14/2012 8:17:23 AM PDT by X Fretensis
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