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    George----I was only mimicking the Yankees announcer with what your typical, young Red Sox fan might say. I can honestly say that even though I admit to being a Red Sox fan, I have never taken part of a "Yankees suck" chant.

    Actually, I remember feeling embarassed when that chant broke out at Boston's City Hall Plaza, two years ago, during the Patriot's victory parade. Just as with the car fires and vandalism that followed the Red Sox victory last season, most of the chanting is done by the college student population in Boston and not the main fan base.

    I am not filled with what you call, "typical Red Sox hysterical hate". I enjoy watching the competition between these two teams and believe it is by far the best rivalry in all of sports.

    I respect most of the Yankees, especially Joe Torre and Derek Jeter. I appreciate their professionalism and what they bring to the game. I do not, however, respect A-Rod (or anyone who supports him)and the type of player he is. His performance, with the infamous hand slap in the playoffs, was unprofessional and desperate. He showed his true colors and it was atypical of Yankees baseball.


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    A-Rod career:

    .305 BA, .381 OBP, .573 SP, 381 HR, 1097 RBI
    Hall of Fame numbers

    The "hand slap" was a play that almost any other player would have attempted in the same situation; including Manny, Johnny and Big Dave. It was wrong. The proper call was made and the game resumed.

    What else has A-Rod done that has upset you? He is dveoted to the game and ssays so? I don't agree with it either, but this guy makes abuot a kabillion dollars per game and is at least serious enough to earn his money. As we have seen with Junior, it could be over tomorrow. He works hard at the game. His teammates respect him.

    He certainly deserves alot of credit for enduring through last year. Change of teams, change of positon, change of city, etc. Yet, he had an All-star calibre season: .286 BA, .375 OBP, .512 SP, 36 HR, 106 RBI.

    You have less respect for him than a scumbag like Barry Bonds? You have got to be kidding.

    You have less respect for him than the classless, prideless thing you call a baseball team up there? They spent the winter calling out A-Rod, almost trying to ensure that there was controversy when the season started. Let's review all the negative crap that the Yankees had to say during the winter after the Sox won the series:
    Although the Red Sox may have a talented team, they will not win the Series this year, will be fortunate if they make the playoffs and will be lucky if they win the season series with the Yankees. The Yankees usually floow the example of their Captain and exhibit class. They look good, they act like a team and they don't play in the dirt like the Red Sox.

    PS: Does anyone else think that Manny looks like Venus Williams with the beads?

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    PS: Does anyone else think that Manny looks like Venus Williams with the beads?
    OMG i just spit coffee on my computer when i read that !!!

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    PS: Does anyone else think that Manny looks like Venus Williams with the beads?
    I don't know who that sounds worse for Manny or Venus?

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    I watched the season opener and the Yankees indeed look like they have a lineup that will be tough to beat.

    I was very glad to see(and hear) the reception given to Tino Martinez. Tino is one of the classiest guys in the game and it was great to see the ovation he got from the NY fans. I had the pleasure of seeing Tino play many times during his Triple A days with the Calgary Cannons. He was first class even at a young age.

    I would rather see him as the starting first baseman than Giambi. The Yankee fans may be able to forgive him for using steroids but I am not as forgiving. I wonder if Barry Bonds fessed up and admitted to steroid use if the NY fans would be as forgiving.

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI






    You have less respect for him than a scumbag like Barry Bonds? You have got to be kidding.

    You have less respect for him than the classless, prideless thing you call a baseball team up there?


    They look good, they act like a team and they don't play in the dirt like the Red Sox.

    PS: Does anyone else think that Manny looks like Venus Williams with the beads?
    WOW!!!I think you need to take your own advice from an earlier post. Your hysterical hate is unbecoming.

    As for A-Rod, nothing he has done upsets me. I just formed an opinion of him after that play. It was "bush league" all the way, but it was his reaction to the call that showed me his "best" side. He just stood there in disbelief that a call was actually going AGAINST the Yankees at Yankee Stadium! It was his pompous, arrogant, self-righteous attitude that got in the way of accepting what you admit was the correct call.

    Do you remember, a few years ago, after a playoff game at Yankee Stadium against the Red Sox, the interview of an umpire that said he thought "Knobby" tagged the runner out(I believe it was Jose Offerman?) going to second base? He clearly missed him but it was nice to know the umpires call the Yankees by their knicknames.

    Also, that same season, in the playoffs at Yankee Stadium, a fan reached over the right field wall and pulled in a hit by the Yankees. It was ruled a homerun for New York but everyone knew it was a ground rule double. There are probably countless more examples, I'm just glad that the calls were made correctly this past season. Maybe, with this history of "home field advantage," A-Rod thought he could get away with another one.

    His stats. are pretty impressive. I guess I'm questioning his character more than his Hall of Fame stats. Right or wrong, Pete Rose also has Hall of Fame stats., but because of character issues, he may never make it in.

    BTW- I never mentioned Barry Bonds.

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    Originally posted by manofire2
    I watched the season opener and the Yankees indeed look like they have a lineup that will be tough to beat.

    I was very glad to see(and hear) the reception given to Tino Martinez. Tino is one of the classiest guys in the game and it was great to see the ovation he got from the NY fans. I had the pleasure of seeing Tino play many times during his Triple A days with the Calgary Cannons. He was first class even at a young age.

    I would rather see him as the starting first baseman than Giambi. The Yankee fans may be able to forgive him for using steroids but I am not as forgiving. I wonder if Barry Bonds fessed up and admitted to steroid use if the NY fans would be as forgiving.
    I posted this once before.

    My son is a huge Tino fan. We went to see Tino's first game back to NY with the Cardinals at the minor league stadium, Shea Stadium.

    Tino was deluged by fans with requests to sign. All during BP, he signed. When the Mets took the field for BP, he sat in the photogs box on the first base line and signed-for like 90 minutes. When the Mets BP was over, Security came over and chased the fans away. Tino told them to come over by the dugout. He signed next to the dugout until Security chased the fans away.

    For about fifteen minutes, Tino sent the batboy up into the stands to collect more stuff and bring it to him in the dugout. The batboy then brought it back to the fans waiting on the main aisle.

    Tino is an example of everything that is good about baseball. Compare him to Manny and you will see why I am so repulsed by that pig.

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    a better, more motivated team with better and more consistent pitching.
    at that time. Last years playoff and series showed that you don't have to be the best all year, just the best at the right time. You just need to be good enough to get there.

    I would rather have seen the Yankess/Red Sox series go game by game instead of 3 this way and 4 this way. 1 up and then tied would have been more exciting.
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    Originally posted by Bones42


    I would rather have seen the Yankess/Red Sox series go game by game instead of 3 this way and 4 this way. 1 up and then tied would have been more exciting.
    Not for a Red Sox fan! Getting beat, badly I may add, 3 straight games was very demoralizing(especially Game 3 at Fenway). But, to then win 4 straight was The Greatest come back in Sports History! It doesn't get much better than that!

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    CORRECTION: Although it wasn't as dramatic, actually winning the World Series is better than that!

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    Originally posted by RESERVE172
    Not for a Red Sox fan! Getting beat, badly I may add, 3 straight games was very demoralizing(especially Game 3 at Fenway). But, to then win 4 straight was The Greatest come back in Sports History! It doesn't get much better than that!
    "The Greatest come back in Sports History"

    Only if you are a Red Sox fan.

    For hockey fans the greatest comeback could be Toronto coming back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Detroit, which as someone who has played both sports I would have to say that coming back from 3-0 in hockey is more difficult than in baseball.

    How about Seabisquit coming back from injuries to beat War Admiral.

    My personal choice for the "Greatest Comeback" would be Mario Lemieux coming back from cancer to lead Canada to the Gold medal in the Salt Lake City Olympics.

    It's all a matter of perspective.

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    I was lucky enough to get tickets for todays game - was a fantastic game, all tied up at the bottom of the ninth, then Jeter steps up and belts one over the fence to win the game for the Yankees! What a great game! And boy did we give the RedSox fans some curry

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    Where did you sit? It's a great place isn't it? If you get to see only one other BB game in the US, get up to Fenway. It is just as special as The Big Ballyard in the Bronx.

    Manny made his mark yesterday. According to the NYPD, there were 14 fans injured when they fell down laughing during his second straight 0-4, 2 K performance. It's also interesting to watch the "Look at me, I'm Manny!" performance by Renteria.

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    I must agree that Manny looks pathetic so far. But there were a few bright spots from yesterday's game for the Red Sox.

    One was the fact that the Red Sox are still the only team to really hit well against Mariano Rivera. While he is a dominating pitcher, it seems like the Red Sox are the only team to figure him out.
    Also encouraging was the fact that Boston's 7-8-9 hitters went 6 for 12 compared to New York's, 1 for 11 and killed three rallies.

    THIS JUST IN - Red Sox Manager Terry Fracona has been taken to a NYC hospital complaining of chest pains. He will miss today's game.

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    7 to 3 BOSTON, Bottom of the 9th in Yankee Stadium.



    Get well Terry!!!!!

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    A-ROD = E-6

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    Can you imagine the ****ing and moaning that would be going on if the Yankee pitchers hit Ortiz twice (in consecutive at bats) and then hit Varitek in the head?

    But, because they have class, you won't hear a word out of the Yankees.

    Manny still sucks.

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    Thank you A-Rod for screwing up that routine ground ball.

    Oh well.
    159 more games to go.
    I beleive at least 16 w/ the Red Sox.

    Should be a good year.

    Go Yankees.

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    Paraphrasing a post by IrishFire13
    Thank you A-Rod for screwing up that routine ground ball!

    Oh well.
    159 more games to go.
    I beleive at least 16 w/ the Red Sox.

    Should be a good year.

    Go Red Sox!

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    Has anyone seen the replay of the A-Rod error? (TeeHee -- A-Rod error, I love the sound of that!) Seriously, is that only one error or two? 1 Bobble and drop = 1 error, 2 Bobbles and drops = 2 errors!!! He cost Rivera a save and the Yankees the game. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

    GO RED SOX !

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