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#238746 - 10/16/03 06:23 PM THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jessica
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PEDRO IS THE MAN!!!!!!!!!

Edited by SGCmod (10/16/03 08:44 PM)

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#238747 - 10/16/03 06:55 PM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Jessica]
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Jessica,

You may very well be right!

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#238748 - 10/16/03 08:22 PM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: MW1]
Jessica
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Edited by SGCmod (10/16/03 08:45 PM)

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#238749 - 10/16/03 08:40 PM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Jessica]
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Sure doesn't look good for those beaneaters.
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#238750 - 10/16/03 09:27 PM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: MW1]
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The curse lives....

"No other club could afford to give the amount the Yankees have paid for him, and I do not mind saying I think they are taking a gamble...The Boston club can now go into the market and buy other players and have a stronger and better team...[than] if Ruth had remained with us."

--Harry Frazee, Red Sox owner, Jan. 6, 1920

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#238751 - 10/16/03 09:40 PM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: MW1]
Jessica
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ANOTHER BUCKY DENT
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#238752 - 10/17/03 05:53 AM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Jessica]
deadlyembrace
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If you're a Red Sox fan, what could be worse???



In the last several days, there has been rampant speculation among the baseball press that, failing a 2003 AL Pennant, the Sox will be dismantled and rebuilt. It is said that no one will be "safe" including Pedro, Nomar, Manny, et. al.



Presuming that's true, how long after a rebuilding effort commences will it take Boston to become competitive again?

S , S , S !!!

As a proud and unapologetic member of the "Anybody But The Yankees" club, I say,

GO MARLINS!!!




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#238753 - 10/17/03 06:11 AM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: deadlyembrace]
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being a red sox fan i refused to open this thread last night when i got home from work. i told my wife that they will not win this game and some grease ball would come up with a big hit.
through the years the yankees have always found that that one scrub to come up with the big hit and last night was no exception.
grady little is a terrible manager. if im epstein he is the first to go. he left pedro in there too long and should have had the courage to pull him with the lead and bring someone fresh in!!!!!! you got 22 outs from him and you let him collapse ? i don't care what pedro says or does i'm bringing in a lefty and making posada hit right!


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#238754 - 10/17/03 06:12 AM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: deadlyembrace]
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I don't think the Red Sox "choked" or are "cursed." It was just a question of two very good baseball teams getting together and only 1 can win. The Red Sox gave the Yankees a run for their money. Starting pitching depth was the key as the Yankees were able to use two premier starters (Mussina and Wells) in relief. The Red Sox had only Pedro. I agree with Grady Little's decision to leave Pedro in there. Let the Yankees beat your best (which they did).

I also hope the Marlins win the series--I think Dontrelle Willis is going to have the type of series Performance that Josh Beckett had in the NLCS. However, I am predicting the Yankees in 6 games.
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#238755 - 10/17/03 07:35 AM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: grilloj39]
aconte
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This is the pits. I hate the Yanks. But I can't rout for the Marlins
either. They knocked the snot out of the Phillies this year and
cost them the wild card. Of course Ed Wade, Phils GM, did
not help. Bringing Mike Williams in as your only move.
What a disgrace!

Man I wanted the Cubs and Bo-Sox to make it to the World Series!
Nothing seems to go according to plan...

I'm routing for a no-decision.

GO BIRDS! .....

aconte
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#238756 - 10/17/03 08:02 AM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: aconte]
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Quote:

...

GO BIRDS! .....

aconte
(Dallas S-U-C-K-S!!)




Aconte --

I thought he lived in Houston ...

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#238757 - 10/17/03 06:10 PM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: aconte]
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The only way for the Red Sox or Cubs to win a world series is for the teams to get rid of their respective curses. The way I see it, this is a much easier task for the Cubs. Here is what I think the teams need to do:

Cubs: reconstruct part of the their centerfield bleachers to set-aside space for fans to attend games with their billy-goats. A little costly, but it certainly can be done.

Red Sox: find Dr. Brown and his time machine Delorean vehicle and go back in time to 1920 and reverse the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees. Good luck on this one!!


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#238758 - 10/18/03 01:49 AM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: wrigleyfield]
estang
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As a Twins fan, I'm upset they lost to the Yankees, but could deaden the disappointment because: a) I realize the Yankees have much better talent overall b) My fill of seeing the Twins win a World Series (twice!). I have empathy for the Red Sox and Cubs fans, and can relate to their feelings through being a fanatic of the Minnesota Vikings.

The only blame that should be directed by the Cubs and Red Sox fans should be pointed to Mark Prior, Kerry Wood and Pedro Martinez. Secondarily, blame the font office that neither of these teams have a shut-down or premier closer to finish off the game like the Yankees do in Rivera. These are the elite pitchers for their staffs and in all of baseball (top 10). They didn't make the pitches to get the batters out. I watched the games and recall that the hitters were grooving balls around the field on them. They all had 2 or more run leads that they blew.

I'd say that only Mark Prior got the really bad break and not by their fan down the foul line, but by their shortstop who completely choked when the score was still 3-1. Anyone play changes the entire events / course of history, and dropping the ball for a sure force play at second would have made it 1st and 3rd with 2 outs. Prior would likely have approached the hitter differently. All hell and composure just broke loose after that play. To blame the fan is just a cop-out, and comfort in the minds of the fans that they are looking for excuses to support the curse. The Cubs should just let that stupid billy-goat in the park. They should have let the thing throw out the first pitch.

On to the Red Sox. I think their manager did the right thing in leaving Martinez in the game, as they don't have anyone better. Martinez might have comparable regular season numbers to Koufax, but his post-season performance this year validated he isn't even in the same class. Martinez lost himself some HOF votes by blowing game 7.

It's hard for me to 100% discount that these franchises are cursed , especially the Red Sox. It's just perplexing to me that you could go for so many years and not put it all together. I was looking forward to a Cubs/Red Sox finale.

Now I'm rooting for the Yankees, but only marginally (mainly due my respect for Joe Torre and the Marlins just don't have the history or local support). The Marlins opened my eyes on the talent that they have offensively and their pitching seems to be good enough. While Pedro is losing HOF votes, Ivan Rodriguez is piling them up by the dozens (10 RBI in NLCS).

Prediction: Yankees in 6

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#238759 - 10/18/03 01:46 PM Re: THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Jessica]
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The only way that the Sox are going to the Series now is with a ticket!



LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!

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