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    Question Sox breaking the great curse???

    o man, ya think it could happen?


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    No funky it wont happen. All team's from Boston are destined to make it to the last few playoff games of thier respective series but will never clinch it.

    Who is more foolish---the players and coachs that dont give dam and just want more$$$ or us the fans that keep on paying the $$$for nothing.

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    BoSox-Cubs World Series? Unlikely, cause saying that Boston beats the A's they still need to be pummeled by the Yanks first, but I think that would be a good series.

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    [size=huge]GO RED SOX!
    Cowboy up! Reverse the Curse!
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    Good friend of mine thinks that the Cubs winning their series and the Sox winning their series means that big things are in the works, cosmically speaking.

    That being said, my doom-and-gloom side is in full swing tonight.

    I predict a blown call in game 3 that alters the rest of the series for the worse.
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    If there is a Cubs-Red Sox Wrold Series, start scanning the skies for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

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    They better be careful putting Williamson in with only a one run lead. He was notorious in Cincinnati for blown saves over the last few years under those circumstances. I guess they figured the 3 up, 3 down concept is too boring. If there was a way to lose a game, the Reds would find it.

    Personally, I always thought he sucked as a "stopper". This was one of those trades that I wish could have gone to a team in Cincinnati's division.
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    Hey, Boston has a good record against the Cubs in the World Series...

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    uuuhhhh....

    Don't they have to go through the Yankees first?


    Uh oh.....
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    I hope it is Red Sox vs Cubs. Good things happened last time.
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    Cowboy up! GO RED SOX!
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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    If there is a Cubs-Red Sox Wrold Series, start scanning the skies for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
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    If there is a Cubs-Red Sox Wrold Series, start scanning the skies for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
    I'll relay that to my buddy in the forest service who sits up in the tower all day

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    So I was surfing through ESPN.com last night and lookee what I found:

    Game 6: Mets 6, Red Sox 5
    At Shea Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 25, 1986
    Twenty-nine outs from the out that never came, things were going well for the Boston Red Sox. The Boston offense plated the first run of the game in the first, added another in the second and watched as Roger Clemens dominated the Mets. The Rocket struck out six batters in the first three innings and kept the Mets scoreless through four.

    New York finally broke through in the fifth, as Ray Knight knocked an RBI single and later scored on a double play. But the tie wouldn't last long. In the seventh, Knight fields a Jim Rice grounder at third but muffed the throw, letting it sail high and off the glove of Keith Hernandez. Rice was safe at first; Marty Barrett advanced to third. Dwight Evans followed with a groundball and Barrett broke for home, giving the Sox a 3-2 advantage.

    Boston manager John McNamara lifted Clemens, who had torn a blister and a fingernail on his pitching hand, for a pinch hitter after the seventh. Mike Greenwell struck out in his place with a runner on second and one out, but a pair of walks loaded the bases. In the Red Sox dugout, McNamara told the right-handed Don Baylor he would bat in Bill Buckner's place if the Mets called on lefty Jesse Orosco. Baylor grabbed a bat and took swings in the clubhouse. When he re-emerged, Orosco was on the hill and Buckner was on his way to the plate; McNamara had changed his mind. Buckner saw one pitch. He lofted it into center field for an easy out. Baylor, the designated hitter, took a seat next to Dave Stapleton, Boston's usual late-inning defensive replacement for the veteran Buckner, and the Red Sox took the field for the bottom of the eighth.

    The Mets tied the game in the eighth off Calvin Schiraldi. Gary Carter lofts a fly ball to center to score Lee Mazzilli on a sacrifice, knotting the game at 3.

    For half an inning, Dave Henderson might have been the biggest sports figure in Boston history. Henderson drove Aguilera's second pitch of the 10th inning deep into left field and over the fence at Shea Stadium, giving the Red Sox the lead and putting Boston just three outs from a World Series title. Four batters later, Wade Boggs scored on a Marty Barrett single, but it didn't seem to matter, it was Hendu's smile and Hendu's drive that had broken the curse. The Red Sox led 5-3.

    Stapleton still sat on the bench.

    Flyball outs by Wally Backman and Keith Hernandez put the Red Sox within an out of the elusive World Series championship.

    It was an out they'd never see.

    Gary Carter started the rally with a soft-liner for a single. Kevin Mitchell, who had to hurriedly re-dress after thinking the game was lost, followed with a single into center. Still on the mound, Calvin Schiraldi works Ray Knight to an 0-2 count, but Knight fought off a pitch on the inside corner of the plate to drive in Carter.

    With the winning run on first, McNamara brought in Bob Stanley, who had saved a team-high 16 games in the regular season. Stanley worked Mookie Wilson down to his last strike. Seven pitches in, Stanley lost control. The Red Sox reliever fired a wild pitch past catcher Rich Gedman and Mitchell raced home to tie the score.

    With the score now tied, Wilson continued to battle with Stanley, fouling back the eighth and ninth pitches. Finally on the 10th pitch of the at-bat, Wilson grounded weakly toward first base. The ball started rolling just a few feet into the infield, but it rolled between Buckner's legs and kept rolling into not just baseball lore but national metaphor. Ray Knight raced around third and touched home, his hands plastered to his helmet in disbelief -- the Mets lived to play another day.


    Boston ab r h rbi NY Mets ab r h rbi
    Boggs 3b 5 2 3 0 Dykstra cf 4 0 0 0
    Barrett 2b 4 1 3 2 Backman 2b 4 0 1 0
    Buckner 1b 5 0 0 0 Hernandez 1b 4 0 1 0
    Rice lf 5 0 0 0 Carter c 4 1 1 1
    Evans rf 4 0 1 2 Strawberry rf 2 1 0 0
    Gedman c 5 0 1 0 Aguilera p 0 0 0 0
    Henderson cf 5 1 2 1 Mitchell ph 1 1 1 0
    Owen ss 4 1 3 0 Knight 3b 4 2 2 2
    Clemens p 3 0 0 0 Wilson lf 5 0 1 0
    Greenwell ph 1 0 0 0 Santana ss 1 0 0 0
    Schiraldi p 1 0 0 0 Heep ph 1 0 0 0
    Stanley p 0 0 0 0 Elster ss 1 0 0 0
    Johnson ph-ss 1 0 0 0
    Ojeda p 2 0 0 0
    McDowell p 0 0 0 0
    Orosco p 0 0 0 0
    Mazzilli ph-rf 2 1 1 0

    TOTALS 42 5 13 5 TOTALS 36 6 8 3

    Boston 110 000 100 2 -- 5 13 3
    NY Mets 000 020 010 3 -- 6 8 2
    E-Buckner, Evans, Gedman, Knight, Elster.
    DP-Boston 1, New York 1. 2B-Evans, Boggs.
    HR-Henderson (2). SB-Strawberry-2 (3). S-Owen,
    Dykstra, Backman. SF-Carter.
    Time-4:02. Att.-55,078.
    BOSTON ip h r er bb k
    Clemens 7.0 4 2 1 2 8
    Schiraldi L, 0-1 2.2 4 4 3 2 1
    Stanley 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
    NY METS ip h r er bb k
    Ojeda 6.0 8 2 2 2 3
    McDowell 1.2 2 1 0 3 1
    Orosco 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
    Aguilera W, 1-0 2.0 3 2 2 0 3
    Umpires - Ford (HP), Kibler (1B), Evans (2B),
    Wendelstedt (3B), Brinkman (LF), Montague (RF).
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    I am reminded of the story........

    A man and his son are walking down the street and the little boy is wearing a Boston Red Sox shirt. They see an older gentleman and this gentleman says to the father "so, your boy is a Red Sox fan huh?"

    "Why yes he is" replies the father.

    The older gentleman says to him "Teaching him teh lesson of life's disspointments early I see."

    I live in Massachusetts myslef and couldn't care less about it. If they win, and that is a BIG if, these people would have nothing left to look forward to in life. It's bad enough they still talk about the Patriots winning a couple of years ago. It was a fluke anyway. Ooh that gets them all frosted.

    As for Billy Buckner, everyone yells and screams about Billy Buckner blowing and they forget one thing - it was game six and the whole team blew it the next night in game 7.
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    Did ya' ever notice that New York fans never riot when their team wins?

    City vows crackdown on rowdy Sox fans
    By Rick Klein and Douglas Belkin, Globe Staff, 10/8/2003

    After a playoff clincher that sparked raucous celebrations and seven arrests across the city, Boston officials yesterday promised a police crackdown for the remainder of the playoffs and said security would grow tighter if the Red Sox move closer to a World Series championship.

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    Nearly all the city's police officers will be in uniform tonight and during all other Red Sox playoff games this month to control rowdy fans and stop underage drinking, Police Commissioner Paul F. Evans said. After raucous fans turned over cars outside Fenway Park Monday, the city will ban all parking on the streets near the park starting four hours before games, even those that are being played in New York.

    The team's series-clinching win Monday over the Oakland Athletics brought pandemonium to parts of Boston, mostly around Fenway Park, where fans streamed out of bars after the game. At least three cars were overturned, beer bottles rained down from apartments, and one person surfed the crowd on a queen-size mattress.

    Two sisters were arrested for climbing a billboard and baring their breasts. Several small fires were reported, some involving Yankees flags and T-shirts. A group of fans even broke into Fenway Park near Gate B for a quick run around the field before police chased them away; locksmiths were called to fix the doors yesterday. Mayor Thomas M. Menino blasted the rowdy fans. "A few knuckleheads went too far, and things got out of hand at Fenway Park and the downtown areas," Menino said. "Their outrageous behavior was harmful and disruptive to people who live and work in the Fenway neighborhood. . . . Boston police will be vigilant and arrest any individual who threatens public safety."

    Late Monday, four men were arrested near City Hall Plaza on disorderly conduct charges. One of the men, Ben Gaetani, 19, was swinging a flaming T-shirt atop a statue outside Faneuil Hall, and burning pieces fell onto a crowd of between 300 and 500 people, police said. Charges of disorderly conduct against him were dismissed yesterday, and he was ordered to pay $100 in court costs.

    Three Emerson College students were arrested for allegedly trying to climb a wall on City Hall Plaza to reach a 20-foot-by-20-foot Red Sox banner. They were arrested on charges of inciting a crowd and were released on personal recognizance, police said.

    Outside Fenway Park, Amanda M. Michalak, a 20-year-old waitress, and her sister Meghan, a Northeastern University student, were arrested early yesterday morning after they climbed atop a billboard at the corner of Brookline and Lansdowne streets and lifted their shirts, officials said. Arrested with them was John Swenson, 18, also a Northeastern student, who was on top of the billboard and allegedly tried to rally the crowd to get the women to expose themselves again.

    All three were arraigned yesterday in Roxbury District court and released on personal recognizance. They were each ordered to stay at least three blocks away from Fenway Park.

    Becca Gitlitz and her friend Cate Kinn, both sophomores at Boston University, said the noise from the streets from the celebration made it feel as if their dorm near Kenmore Square was shaking. Outside, as they made their way through the crowds on Lansdowne Street, they saw dozens of people climbing onto fire trucks, jumping on cabs, and trying to turn over cars.

    "They just started rocking the cars back and forth," Gitlitz said. "They couldn't flip it over at first, but people started running up to help."

    Evans conceded that police officials could have used more officers on the street Monday night, but said no level of staffing could have prevented all disturbances. He appealed to fans to exercise self-control.

    "You have this cowardly mentality that takes refuge, if you will, in numbers," Evans said.

    There will be a "significant deployment" of officers in riot gear for all future games, and Evans said they will be aggressive in arresting fans who are disruptive and exhibit dangerous behavior. Officers will also fan out to liquor stores and bars to make sure underage drinkers and intoxicated patrons aren't served. The police presence will increase as the games grow more important, Evans said.

    Members of the Boston City Council are holding a hearing on Friday to discuss security arrangements at Red Sox home games. City Councilor Michael P. Ross, whose district includes the Fenway neighborhood, said he would like the Red Sox players to get involved in public service advertisements to urge fans to behave themselves.

    While episodes involving out-of-control fans were mostly limited to Boston, rowdy students at several college campuses across the region prompted police response. Police used pepper spray to control hundreds of revelers near the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham and were called out to control a crowd of about 600 at a bonfire at Plymouth State University. Plymouth police planned to file arson and vandalism charges against several people involved in setting the bonfire.

    At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the celebration was fairly muted two days after a riot broke out. Nearly 2,000 students gathered on campus after Monday's game, and some set small fires using toilet paper and T-shirts. One student jumped off a building and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released. Police plan to charge him with disorderly conduct.

    Menino made a friendly wager yesterday with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. If the Yankees take the Red Sox, Menino will send a lobster and clam chowder meal for four to New York. And if the Red Sox beat out the Yankees, Bloomberg will send Boston a selection of New York food, including pizza, dumplings, bagels, and a dozen Baby Ruth candy bars, with a nod to the Bambino.

    Bloomberg grew up in Medford, and his mother has said that he grew up rooting for the Red Sox. Bloomberg made clear yesterday at a news conference that he's rooting for the Bronx Bombers, but his roots led Menino to joke that Bloomberg's Red Sox cap should be part of their wager.


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    Two sisters were arrested for climbing a billboard and baring their breasts.
    Yeah, Those two sisters... they are from Buffalo, yet another city not too used to winning championchips!
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