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sol
10-14-2004, 01:45 AM
MLB
League Championship Series 2004

Red Sox vs Yankees:
Yankees lead series, 1-0
Game 1: BOS 7 @ NYY 10
Game 2: BOS 0 @ NYY 1 bottom 1st (Martínez vs. Lieber)

Astros vs Cardinals
Game 1: HOU 2 @ STL 2 bottom 1st (Backe vs. Williams)
:cool:

sol
10-14-2004, 01:45 AM
C'mon Rex Sox :fiery:

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 02:25 AM
go the yankees!!...astros v cards will be tight

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 02:26 AM
astros 4-2!!

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 02:27 AM
lieber is pitching beautifully...red sox can't counter at this stage...their hope i believe is against the bullpen

sol
10-14-2004, 02:33 AM
lieber is pitching beautifully...
Yes.. only 1 hit
Pedro 2.45 now :rolleyes: is not bad but.... :confused:

Fedex
10-14-2004, 03:01 AM
Pedro is pitching well today, but the Red Sox cant score. :o

sol
10-14-2004, 03:02 AM
HOU 4 @ STL 3 bottom 5TH

Lieber is incredible tonight :help:

sol
10-14-2004, 03:08 AM
HOU 4 @ STL 4 bottom 5TH

Pedro is 1.80 but the team can't score :awww:

sol
10-14-2004, 03:24 AM
BOS 0 @ NYY 3 bottom 6TH :mad: :fiery: :banghead: :awww:
Pedro was down to 4.50

Socket
10-14-2004, 03:26 AM
GO, YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, Sol, but they've been my team since I was a little kid. My grandpa actually worked for them for many years. :angel:

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 03:28 AM
i can't see the sox coming back from this.....hope the astros can dig deep and pull back the cards' lead

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 03:31 AM
damn cards scored again!!...they are on fire now....oh well at least the yankees are winning

Socket
10-14-2004, 03:32 AM
OK, somebody book the big dude for the next US Open! He can sing!!!

sol
10-14-2004, 03:33 AM
GO, YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, Sol, but they've been my team since I was a little kid. My grandpa actually worked for them for many years. :angel:

Is OK, Socket ;)

HOU 4 @ STL 7 bottom 6TH

Fedex
10-14-2004, 03:34 AM
Worried about those cards are, you, bad gambler? ;) You know if the Cards are in the world series, the Yankees have no chance against them :) Damn, it sucks, when you're pitcher pitches a good game, yet they cant even score. :mad: :fiery: :fiery: Best offensive team in the leagues, cant even manufacture a run :mad: :o

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 03:42 AM
yeah yankees will find it tough against the cards if they were to match up in the world series.....however i still think astros can take the cards...you only need to look at their recors against them in the last couple of months...8-2 or something like that

sol
10-14-2004, 03:45 AM
HOU 4 @ STL 10 top 7TH

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 03:45 AM
problem for astros is that there bullpen is hopeless...apart from liddle they have no one

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 03:49 AM
wow lieber is still pitching strong even in the 8th innings....incredible!

sol
10-14-2004, 03:56 AM
Thanks to Gary Sheffied’s RBI single ans John Olerud’s two-run homer, an awesome Jon Lieber and the Yanks are in control. Anyway! :awww:

sol
10-14-2004, 03:58 AM
Red Sox score :o
BOS 1 @ NYY 3 Top 8TH

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 03:59 AM
could be another sox comeback!

Doctor Dance
10-14-2004, 04:06 AM
hallo everyone. please can someone explain me why some times the pitchers bat whereas other times they don't? How come yankee pitcher isn't batting but st loius picther is?

sol
10-14-2004, 04:11 AM
hallo everyone. please can someone explain me why some times the pitchers bat whereas other times they don't? How come yankee pitcher isn't batting but st loius picther is?

In the National League the pitchers bats (i.e. HOU and STL). In the American League there is a designated batsman that doesn't cover any defensive and the pitchers don’t bats (i.e. BOS and NYY)

Doctor Dance
10-14-2004, 04:13 AM
thanks sol. but then what will happenin in world series? will they bat?

sol
10-14-2004, 04:19 AM
thanks sol. but then what will happenin in world series? will they bat?

The host team establishes the rules. For example if they play in the stadium of the National League team, the pitchers would bat.

sol
10-14-2004, 04:21 AM
HOU 6 @ STL 10 bottom 8TH

Doctor Dance
10-14-2004, 04:22 AM
thanks for that sol. you are very kind

sol
10-14-2004, 04:24 AM
You're welcome! :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-14-2004, 04:59 AM
Why does Boston even bother?

rflam
10-14-2004, 05:07 AM
Pedro Martinez cannot beat the Yankees EVER in a big game. Also an important factor is the Yankees have class and don't look like a bunch of unmade beds! Discipline and class works, look at the footbal Giants this year.

bad gambler
10-14-2004, 06:49 AM
they are the yankees...simple as that...always going to be tough to beat

Fedex
10-14-2004, 09:34 PM
Pedro Martinez cannot beat the Yankees EVER in a big game. Also an important factor is the Yankees have class and don't look like a bunch of unmade beds! Discipline and class works, look at the footbal Giants this year.
:rolleyes: Please. The Yankees have a RULE stating that you cant have any facial hair, that why everyone is clean shaven. I mean, look at Giambi when he played with Oakland(before he came to NYY) I think its the biggest load of crap, to have that rule. :o Boston has style. You can be, who you want to be. Everyone is totally different, unlike the Yankees.

Fedex
10-14-2004, 09:37 PM
they are the yankees...simple as that...always going to be tough to beat
The yankees dont own Pedro. Yes, he's lost recently to them more than once, but last night he pitched good, but didnt get ANY offensive support. It wasnt his fault the Sox lost. If you want to talk about complete ownage, just go back a couple of years ago, when Pedro was in his prime, and threw 100 mph fastballs. I think he played a game against NYY, where he allowed one hit, and had 17 strikeouts! :eek: Now that's ownage.

sol
10-15-2004, 12:49 AM
Astros vs Cardinals

Matt Morris goes up against Pete Munro tonight as the Cardinals look stay on a roll at home.
Cardinals lead series, 1-0
Game 1: HOU 7 @ STL 10
Game 2: HOU @ STL, THU 8 P.M. ET

bad gambler
10-15-2004, 12:53 AM
hey sol....so who is your pick for tonight?....i'm leaning towards ther astros

bad gambler
10-15-2004, 12:55 AM
The yankees dont own Pedro. Yes, he's lost recently to them more than once, but last night he pitched good, but didnt get ANY offensive support. It wasnt his fault the Sox lost. If you want to talk about complete ownage, just go back a couple of years ago, when Pedro was in his prime, and threw 100 mph fastballs. I think he played a game against NYY, where he allowed one hit, and had 17 strikeouts! :eek: Now that's ownage.

mate no point talking about what pedro was like a couple of years ago. i agree he pitched well......anyway i'm happy that yankees won so that way the boston motor mouths (including pedro) shut up.....how sweet it would be if the yankees could pinch a game at fenway as well.......

sol
10-15-2004, 01:01 AM
hey sol....so who is your pick for tonight?....i'm leaning towards ther astros
I would like to see the Astros winning a match. We'll see!

Doctor Dance
10-15-2004, 01:21 AM
Hi sol :wavey:

sol
10-15-2004, 02:12 AM
Hi Doctor Dance :bigwave:

HOU 1 @ STL 0 Top 2nd

sol
10-15-2004, 02:57 AM
HOU 2 @ STL 0 bottom 4TH
Morris 4.50
It's raining out there..

rflam
10-15-2004, 03:36 AM
The yankees dont own Pedro. Yes, he's lost recently to them more than once, but last night he pitched good, but didnt get ANY offensive support. It wasnt his fault the Sox lost. If you want to talk about complete ownage, just go back a couple of years ago, when Pedro was in his prime, and threw 100 mph fastballs. I think he played a game against NYY, where he allowed one hit, and had 17 strikeouts! :eek: Now that's ownage.
It's also PAST TENSE.

rflam
10-15-2004, 03:38 AM
:rolleyes: Please. The Yankees have a RULE stating that you cant have any facial hair, that why everyone is clean shaven. I mean, look at Giambi when he played with Oakland(before he came to NYY) I think its the biggest load of crap, to have that rule. :o Boston has style. You can be, who you want to be. Everyone is totally different, unlike the Yankees.
I'm aware of the rules on facial hair. The Pink Sox may be their own persons, but they still look like a bunch of unmade beds, not a professional sports franchise.

bad gambler
10-15-2004, 04:25 AM
4-4 bottom of 8th...this is going to be a humdinger of a finish!

bad gambler
10-15-2004, 04:25 AM
go the astros!

bad gambler
10-15-2004, 04:33 AM
cards offense is red hot....couple of dingers in the 8th and now it's 6-4 St Loius...game over

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 12:04 AM
so it comes down to this..yankees leading 2-0. Game 3 to start in 1 hour, and red sox season on the line. they lose this and they can start thinking about next season.....PART 3 of the rivalry that is YANKEES V RED SOX.....stay tuned!!!

Fedex
10-16-2004, 12:06 AM
I'm aware of the rules on facial hair. The Pink Sox may be their own persons, but they still look like a bunch of unmade beds, not a professional sports franchise.
So everybody should look the same, and have no originality, like the Yankees?? Please. That's what you're basically saying. And since when is baseball, about how you look again?? Its a sport, not a beauty pageant!

Fedex
10-16-2004, 12:08 AM
so it comes down to this..yankees leading 2-0. Game 3 to start in 1 hour, and red sox season on the line. they lose this and they can start thinking about next season.....PART 3 of the rivalry that is YANKEES V RED SOX.....stay tuned!!!
Technically it wouldent be over if they lost. They could win 4 in a row, but its so unlikely. Its unlikely now, that they'll comeback from 2-0 down

sol
10-16-2004, 12:10 AM
Technically it wouldent be over if they lost. They could win 4 in a row, but its so unlikely. Its unlikely now, that they'll comeback from 2-0 down
:yeah: :worship: :angel:

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 12:24 AM
i'm looking at the pictures from the pregame....it is hammering down at fenway, don't think the game will go ahead today if it keeps this up! :(

Fedex
10-16-2004, 12:27 AM
Yes, it is raining hard. Good, that means that Pedro will get extra rest! :D ;)

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 12:29 AM
Yes, it is raining hard. Good, that means that Pedro will get extra rest! :D ;)

mate pedro & schilling can have all the rest they want...it counts for nothing if this much vaunted red sox offense don't get their ass into gear.....that's why i think today may be messy for the yankees in that ramirez, damon & co will remember what is like to make a hit

Fedex
10-16-2004, 12:59 AM
Schilling wont pitch again, for the rest of this series! :sad: :sad: Damn ankle. :(

Fedex
10-16-2004, 12:59 AM
Thats true! They need to wake the fuck up and start SCORING RUNS!!! :fiery: :fiery: :mad: :banghead:

Fedex
10-16-2004, 01:03 AM
The Red Sox have the most prolific offense in the majors, THERE'S NO REASON FOR NOT SCORING RUNS! :fiery:

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 01:06 AM
just give props to lieber and esp mussina...pitched beautifully in both games.....man cards v yankees world series would be a bottler...with cards offense at the moment it would be interesting to see how yankees handle them

Fedex
10-16-2004, 01:07 AM
It IS Fenway after all, so this should help the Red Sox offense as its a 'hitters park'. This will also help the yankees too, ofcourse.

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 01:07 AM
pujols is the most dangerous batter in the league and rolen is the most complete player this year...it will be great!

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 01:08 AM
damn still light rain...there is no news as to when the first pitch will take place

Fedex
10-16-2004, 01:11 AM
Actually, I'd say Bonds is still the most dangerous hitter in the league, but he's not even in the post season, so.

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 01:15 AM
arroyo has improved a lot for sure......

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 01:16 AM
oh well....we till tomorrow then

Fedex
10-16-2004, 01:19 AM
Thats good. It should help us. About Arroyo: Did you see him pitch against the Angels?? He pitched unbelievably well, and was on fire that day. Only gave up a run, I think. The strikeouts were flowing. :) If he pitches to his potiental he could give the Yankees a nightmare. He's a finesse pitcher, so he wont blow you away with 100 mph fastballs, but he does have great variety of pitches. Breaking ball, curve, change up, fastball. Its fun to watch him pitch. And Brown, the NYY pitcher, recently injured his left hand(is right handed, though) so that could be a factor. The last time Brown pitched against BOS, he gave up 4 runs, and only lasted 2/3 of the 1st inning. :eek: I am hoping for a similar result this time. :) ;)

sol
10-16-2004, 01:30 AM
Thats good. It should help us. About Arroyo: Did you see him pitch against the Angels?? He pitched unbelievably well, and was on fire that day. Only gave up a run, I think. The strikeouts were flowing. :) If he pitches to his potiental he could give the Yankees a nightmare. He's a finesse pitcher, so he wont blow you away with 100 mph fastballs, but he does have great variety of pitches. Breaking ball, curve, change up, fastball. Its fun to watch him pitch. And Brown, the NYY pitcher, recently injured his left hand(is right handed, though) so that could be a factor. The last time Brown pitched against BOS, he gave up 4 runs, and only lasted 2/3 of the 1st inning. :eek: I am hoping for a similar result this time. :) ;)

I hope all his repertoire and variety of pitches can work well against the Yankees. ;) The straight line at 100MPH is not the best pitch to face the Yankee’s offensive. :angel:

If Brown isn't at his best, the Boston offensive theoretically should take advantage. Hopefully!

Fedex
10-16-2004, 01:51 AM
Well, Pedro's 100 mph fastball, worked very well against the Yankees a couple of years ago. ;) Did I tell you about the 17 strikeout game, with just one hit. ;) But ofcourse, it wasnt just the speed of the pitch, but its movement was great as well. But now Pedro, has a deeper repetoire of pitches, soft finesse pitches, as well as a good fastball, much like Arroyo. But either one could work well against the Yankees, if you're pitching well. As they say, great pitching, always beat great batting, and our pitching is better than New Yorks.

bad gambler
10-16-2004, 11:47 PM
weather still looks a little dicey in boston, but it should start on schedule

sol
10-16-2004, 11:54 PM
STL 2 @ HOU 4 bottom 8TH now

bad gambler
10-17-2004, 12:01 AM
hopefully astros won't let this one slip...they were in winning positions in the last 2 games as well but the bull pen stuffed it up!

sol
10-17-2004, 12:05 AM
hopefully astros won't let this one slip...they were in winning positions in the last 2 games as well but the bull pen stuffed it up!
Astros scores...
STL 2 @ HOU 5 bottom 8TH

lunahielo
10-17-2004, 12:46 AM
Hi,
I just now found this thread~~
I'm a Sox fan~~spend my summers in Boston...and year after year I still keep the faith.
I just turned the TV to the pre-game show~

lunahielo
10-17-2004, 01:23 AM
Well, this doesn't look good for the home team.
First inning~1 out and already
NYY~3

Arroyo???

lunahielo
10-17-2004, 01:56 AM
Arroyo~ :shout:

I was able to see 2 of their home games this past summer..Being at Fenway
and watching them actually win (yes, they did :) is a neat experience. :cool:

Oh...yea..Nixon just scored. Now it's 3-2. They sure need this one tonight!

lunahielo
10-17-2004, 03:28 AM
NY--11
Bos--6 :banghead:

Socket
10-17-2004, 05:05 AM
I love my Yankees! :worship: :worship: :yeah: :yeah: :bowdown: :bowdown:

bad gambler
10-17-2004, 05:06 AM
THE YANKEES!!!!!! 17-8 bottom of the 8th, this is beautiful viewing

Socket
10-17-2004, 05:11 AM
The shots of the fans in the stands are always so funny, not matter what the score is. How come people at tennis matches aren't as entertaining?

lunahielo
10-17-2004, 04:36 PM
I love my Yankees!
Ah, Socket, I certainly understand this...because I love my Red Sox! :D

Im went to bed before the ninth inning..The Yanks sure routed them last night! :sad: :sad:

But, today's a brand new day and the fat lady hasn't sung yet!!
*Go Red Sox*~

Fedex
10-17-2004, 04:54 PM
I HATE THE YANKEES!!!!! :fiery: :fiery: NOW I HATE THE RED SOX !!!! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :mad: :mad: Alll hope is lost!!! :sad: :sad: This team will NEVER win a world series!! :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: It is hopeless! The atmosphere here is so depressing! :sad: :sad:

Fedex
10-17-2004, 05:48 PM
Thats good. It should help us. About Arroyo: Did you see him pitch against the Angels?? He pitched unbelievably well, and was on fire that day. Only gave up a run, I think. The strikeouts were flowing. :) If he pitches to his potiental he could give the Yankees a nightmare. He's a finesse pitcher, so he wont blow you away with 100 mph fastballs, but he does have great variety of pitches. Breaking ball, curve, change up, fastball. Its fun to watch him pitch. And Brown, the NYY pitcher, recently injured his left hand(is right handed, though) so that could be a factor. The last time Brown pitched against BOS, he gave up 4 runs, and only lasted 2/3 of the 1st inning. :eek: I am hoping for a similar result this time. :) ;)
:eek: :mad: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :sad: :sad: :sad: I am SO sorry, Sol. :sad: :sad: I cant believe I said this. What a idiotic thing to say!!! :(

sol
10-17-2004, 11:51 PM
Fedex:hug:
lunahielo:hug:
Anyway! :sad:

btw: I don't need goodrep by compassion, TD;)
________________________
STL 5 @ HOU 5 bottom 6TH

sol
10-18-2004, 12:49 AM
STL 5 @ HOU 6 Final
Well done, Astros :yeah:

MisterQ
10-18-2004, 06:11 AM
Yankees and Sox are in the 12th inning! 4-4.

MisterQ
10-18-2004, 03:45 PM
It wouldn't be a real Yankees/Sox series without some drama. :cool:

lunahielo
10-18-2004, 05:06 PM
It wouldn't be a real Yankees/Sox series without some drama.
Right on, MisterQ :)

The Sox never do anything easy......they always do everything *rough*~
Yes, I stayed up and today I am paying for it! :eek:

Go Red Sox~get another one under your belt! :worship:

MisterQ
10-19-2004, 02:59 AM
Déjà Vu?!!! :eek:

It's 4-4 in the 12th inning, AGAIN!!

MisterQ
10-19-2004, 03:18 AM
13th inning now! longest game in ALCS history.

Canuck_Chick
10-19-2004, 03:45 AM
ahhh....c'mon sox. i need to go to bed soon!!! finish the game off!

bad gambler
10-19-2004, 04:09 AM
NOOOOO!!!....yankees better not screw this up!

lunahielo
10-19-2004, 04:12 AM
The people of Boston should run Ortiz for mayor!! :) :)

What a game!
Now we've had two marathon games!:worship:


Go Red Sox!! :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
10-19-2004, 04:13 AM
Honestly, why do the bosox bother? They are just going to lose eventually anyways.

lunahielo
10-19-2004, 04:17 AM
They are just going to lose eventually anyways.
Ya never know~!! :D

bad gambler
10-20-2004, 02:29 AM
red sox are breaking game 6 wide open now.....trouble for yankees :(

lunahielo
10-20-2004, 02:36 AM
Boston-4
Yankees-0~~~~~bottom of the fourth

bad gambler
10-20-2004, 02:53 AM
now yankees are choking

sol
10-20-2004, 03:27 AM
Love you Schilling :hug:
It doesn't care if you don't win this match :smooch:
BOS 4 @ NYY 0 bottom 6th

lunahielo
10-20-2004, 04:26 AM
And some people say baseball isn't exciting!!
Hope you guys were watching that Rodriguez running to first play.
NY fans really upset. Umps call was right, though...looking at replay.

Still a 4-2 game..Redsox.

lunahielo
10-20-2004, 04:44 AM
Humm~Trouble with the fans in Yankee Stadium...
Police in riot gear lining the field. Weird........

tall_one
10-20-2004, 05:16 AM
:woohoo: Boston won! 4 to 2

MisterQ
10-20-2004, 05:52 AM
drama, drama, drama...... what else can you expect from these two teams?

well it's an unpopular sentiment around here, but GO YANKS!!! :woohoo: ;)

MisterQ
10-20-2004, 02:57 PM
They just said on CNN that the baseball is affecting trading on Wall Street, and also in Boston, because of all the stock brokers staying up for 3 long late-night games. :lol:

Fedex
10-20-2004, 08:21 PM
The people of Boston should run Ortiz for mayor!! :) :)



Go Red Sox!! :bounce:
Or Foulke, the Red Sox closer. :) The work that that man has done in this series is incredible. For instance, last night in the bottom of the 9th, two men on winning run at the plate, a 3-1 count on Clark, and he ends up striking him out! :D Now thats winning under pressure. Either way, one of these 2, Foulke or Ortiz, should be the ALCS MVP imo.

Fedex
10-20-2004, 08:27 PM
red sox are breaking game 6 wide open now.....trouble for yankees :(
In regarding you're signature about A-Rod being 'classy'. Was that classy yesterday, when A Rod deliberatly knocked off Arroyo's glove, as he was about to be tagged out?? That was one of the most unclassy things I've seen in baseball. 'A-Rod' is a complete asshole, and Jeter can be added to the list as well.

bad gambler
10-20-2004, 11:48 PM
In regarding you're signature about A-Rod being 'classy'. Was that classy yesterday, when A Rod deliberatly knocked off Arroyo's glove, as he was about to be tagged out?? That was one of the most unclassy things I've seen in baseball. 'A-Rod' is a complete asshole, and Jeter can be added to the list as well.

i was talking more about his baseball skills but yeah i thought that was really bad sportsmanship from A-Rod. No need to do such a stupid thing as that, and i guess yankees got what they deserved anyway.....

and unfortunately i can see more pain for myself as red sox have all the momentum.....they will win game 7 and create history. Call me a pessimist but that's the way i see tonite

bad gambler
10-20-2004, 11:50 PM
brown has a dodgy back, the bullpen are bloody tired....no good for yankees..

and if they happen to go down tonite they need to look at the number of times they've left men on base during games 4 & 5

but no excuses if they lose, they would have been outplayed

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 01:18 AM
St. Louis and Houston are going to a game 7~~!!

OK...Sox, here's your night!! :bounce:

bad gambler
10-21-2004, 01:20 AM
wow both divisional series going to a decider.....mlb can't ask for more than that!

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 01:28 AM
Yep..Quite an October! :)

sol
10-21-2004, 01:29 AM
HOU 4 @ STL 6 12th Final Series tied, 3-3 (Edmonds forces Game 7 with 12th inning homer)
BOS @ NYY coming on next (D. Lowe vs. K. Brown). Series tied,3-3

Fedex
10-21-2004, 01:46 AM
Ortiz :D :banana:

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 02:14 AM
And Johnny Damon for Vice President......
Just hit a grand slam!
Boston-6
New York---0 :)

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 02:21 AM
fruity germans • crippled spaniards • swedish meatballs • awesome austrians • french froggies
ugly americans • flaky russians • boring brits • the boy from oz • and the holy swiss cheese

This is so funny, Tangerine........really creative :lol:

Keep it up, Boston!!~:bounce:

MisterQ
10-21-2004, 02:25 AM
The Yanks are going to have to bring Babe himself out to bat... :rolleyes:

Fedex
10-21-2004, 03:08 AM
Oh, My GOD, DAMON!!! :D :worship: :worship: :woohoo:

sol
10-21-2004, 04:04 AM
:yeah: :banana: Johnny Damon :worship: slugged a grand slam in the 2nd (above) and hit a two-run shot in the 4th.
Damon has homered twice for the Rex Rox,:bigclap:and Derek Lowe has tossed a masterpiece in the Bronx.
BOS 8 @ NYY 1 bottom 7th
C'mon Rex Sox! :woohoo:

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 04:05 AM
Now............only a 5 run lead.
I love Pedro..but I wish they had not put him on the mound....:(

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 04:13 AM
But then, no one is paying me muchos $$$ to run a ball club,

Fedex
10-21-2004, 04:16 AM
Great move Francona, bringing in Pedro, after, Lowe was totally DOMINATING NYY, only 69 pitches for Lowe. :rolleyes: And now the crowd back into it; the 'Who's You're Daddy crap again!! :fiery: :fiery: :( Not another choke please!!!!!

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 04:26 AM
5 outs to go.

MisterQ
10-21-2004, 04:31 AM
Babe has abandoned us... :bigcry: :mad:

Fedex
10-21-2004, 04:32 AM
He has come back to Boston, Q. ;)

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 04:34 AM
Babe has abandoned us...

Well, he stuck around a long time. If they pull this out, they still have to win the World Series...........

MisterQ
10-21-2004, 04:35 AM
Maybe he'll show up again next week... :devil: ;)

MisterQ
10-21-2004, 04:36 AM
Yankees: The Next Novotna?

sol
10-21-2004, 04:48 AM
Babe has abandoned us... :bigcry: :mad:
:lol: Q :rolls: ;) :hug:

BOS 10 @ NYY 3 Top 9th

only 3 outs and it's over :angel:

lunahielo
10-21-2004, 05:01 AM
We are going to the Series!! :worship: :worship:

:wavey:

Fedex
10-21-2004, 05:06 AM
THE RED SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!!! :woohoo: :banana: :D :yeah:

Fedex
10-21-2004, 05:09 AM
I've waited along, long time for this!! 18 years, I've waited!!!!! :worship: :worship:
No better place than to win it, in Yankees stadium!!! :D

bad gambler
10-21-2004, 06:38 AM
Well what can i say? :sad:

If a team can't win after leading 3-0 than i suppose they never deserved to be in the world series

congrats to the red sox

bad gambler
10-21-2004, 06:39 AM
and if you need me i'll be sharpening my knife so i can slit my wrists and throat

lunahielo
10-22-2004, 04:10 AM
Looks like it will be an all red series.
I went to school in St. Louis...so I like the Cardinals, too.
But my heart is with the Red Sox. :)

Fergie
10-22-2004, 05:03 AM
Cardinals :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

bad gambler
10-23-2004, 11:41 PM
So this is it...world series time

what are your early series predictions?

cards' defense is one of the best in the league - they have numerous golden glovers.

both teams' offense are running hot as well, so i'll say it is on par.

however i think what will really hurt the cards is their rotation. clearly the sox have the better pitching staff and the way the cards' bullpen leaked the runs against the astros was a bit worrying.

cards have been the best team in the league all year, however after the sox performance against the yankees, this is theie WS to lose.

I take the sox in 6 - though i believe the cards will win game 1!!

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 12:29 AM
only another hour to go!!

this should be a cracking series

Doctor Dance
10-24-2004, 12:37 AM
hi bad gambler :wavey:

i also think red sox will win world series

i read wakefield is a "knuckleballer" what does that mean?

Fedex
10-24-2004, 12:41 AM
GO SOX!! :D :banana: :woohoo:

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 12:44 AM
i read wakefield is a "knuckleballer" what does that mean?

hey doctor

yeah a knuckleball is a type of pitch. Bascially it is thrown with the fingernails so as to eliminate any backspin through the air. By doing this you make the ball erratic through the air hence will not reach the hitter in the one motion. That's why it is really hard for the hitters to hit, but even harder for the pitcher to perfect.

Watch game 1 coz you are right, wakefield is one of a very few in the league at the moment who can consistently pitch the knuckleball.

Fergie
10-24-2004, 12:57 AM
Cardinals in 7 :angel: ... Go Cardinals :woohoo:

sol
10-24-2004, 01:34 AM
STL 0 @ BOS 4 bottom 1st :woohoo:
Love you, Ortiz! :worship:
Go SOX

Neely
10-24-2004, 01:41 AM
isn't there a said to be curse on the Red Sox or what's the deal with them and the Cubs that they both couldn't win a World Series since ages? :confused:

sol
10-24-2004, 01:44 AM
isn't there a said to be curse on the Red Sox or what's the deal with them and the Cubs that they both couldn't win a World Series since ages? :confused:
Yeah, but this seems to be the Red Sox year.;) Hopefully! :angel:

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 01:46 AM
isn't there a said to be curse on the Red Sox or what's the deal with them and the Cubs that they both couldn't win a World Series since ages? :confused:
yep both team haven't won one in ages neely

for the sox, its called the "curse of the bambino".....i.e. ghost of babe ruth is preventing them from winning a WS...lol

Neely
10-24-2004, 01:49 AM
thanks, that's the name I was looking for. Babe Ruth... exactly, I already heard about him. Just couldn't recall the name.

Neely
10-24-2004, 01:51 AM
I have the feeling that Wakefield will blow.

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 01:53 AM
didn't know u followed baseball neely :)

Neely
10-24-2004, 01:56 AM
didn't know u followed baseball neely :)
just coming back from the movies, switched on the TV and now I saw that the baseball on... I don't watch it regularly, I only know the basic rules a bit, but it's enough to follow and understand it ;)

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 02:01 AM
with their offense, cards still can comeback from this deficit....it's only early stages and pujols & co are just warming up. but sox have started well.....

man u got to love pujols, what a hitman!!!

sol
10-24-2004, 02:09 AM
with their offense, cards still can comeback from this deficit....it's only early stages and pujols & co are just warming up. but sox have started well.....

man u got to love pujols, what a hitman!!!
You're right about the St. Louis's offence!.
Albert Pujols is great. :worship:

Neely
10-24-2004, 02:14 AM
BTW, do also triple plays exist if the defense records three outs in one continous play?

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 02:16 AM
sure...but that is very very rare!!

Neely
10-24-2004, 02:20 AM
cool, I was just wondering. I also think I've also never seen one...

another thing I like is when the fielders are diving for catches, that's really good action :smoke:

And I think it's sometimes funny when hitters miss the ball... "he swings at nothing", "he misses the curveball", "he was caught fishing", "the pitcher fooled him" :haha:

MisterQ
10-24-2004, 02:24 AM
I think Agassi would be a good baseball player. :cool:

I agree, neely, it's cool when they dive for catches and make them. :)

I'm trying to remember the last triple play I saw. I don't watch all that often, so maybe I've never seen one...

Neely
10-24-2004, 02:25 AM
yeah, now the Sox can score some runs, one out only and all bases loaded

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 02:27 AM
yep now not looking good for the cards....sox could pretty much finish them off here in this inning

Neely
10-24-2004, 02:28 AM
yep now not looking good for the cards....sox could pretty much finish them off here in this inning
bad gambler, do you want to win St. Louis?

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 02:30 AM
bad gambler, do you want to win St. Louis?

i'm a yankees fan...so when sox beat them i have to go for the other team, regardless

however i think sox will win the WS...they are in red hot form at the moment

sol
10-24-2004, 02:38 AM
STL 2 @ BOS 7 top 4TH

Neely
10-24-2004, 02:42 AM
Wakefield is throwing nothing but balls this inning... doesn't the coach have to take him off the mound or can they afford him loading all bases?

Neely
10-24-2004, 02:51 AM
WTF WAKEFIELD?!?!?!?! :banghead: :banghead:
I counted four walks in this inning? :retard: :retard:

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 03:00 AM
god this is going to be like sox 20-19....very high scoring!

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 03:06 AM
cards need pujols and rolen to fire up with the bat...then they can pinch this

sol
10-24-2004, 03:14 AM
Arroyo is doing well, right now!
STL 5 @ BOS 7

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 03:36 AM
here come the cards!!!!

7-7...walker flexing his muscles now

Fedex
10-24-2004, 04:45 AM
Oh My fucking god, MANNY RAMIEREZ BACK TO BACK ERRORS TO TIE AT 9-9. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: I hate him!!!! :mad:

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 04:46 AM
4 errors by the sox is inexcusable esp in the WS!

sol
10-24-2004, 04:48 AM
lol Manny :retard::smash: :banghead:

Fedex
10-24-2004, 04:48 AM
THANK YOU, THANK YOU MANNY!!! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 04:58 AM
bellhorn comes thru in the clutch....very underrated player

bad gambler
10-24-2004, 05:04 AM
don't worry sol.....sox have got this one now :)

MisterQ
10-24-2004, 05:12 AM
those Sox made it more difficult than it had to be! :eek: but they got the job done.

Fedex
10-24-2004, 05:14 AM
those Sox made it more difficult than it had to be! :eek: but they got the job done.
That's called Sox basseball. ;) They always make things more difficult. ;)

Fedex
10-24-2004, 05:18 AM
I must admit, now that the Sox won it, that Manny tumble was one funny sight! :haha: :rolls: :lol: If that hadnt been a key situation, I would've laughed at seeing him make the error and fall like that, but it was too crucial a moment.

Fedex
10-24-2004, 05:19 AM
bellhorn comes thru in the clutch....very underrated player
I agree, he is very underrated, but is a hell of a player, particularly under pressure.

sol
10-25-2004, 01:12 AM
World Series 2004
Red Sox lead series, 1-0
Game 1: STL 9 @ BOS 11
Game 2: STL @ BOS coming on next at Fenway Park
Matt Morris vs Curt Schilling :worship:
C'mon SOX:yeah:

bad gambler
10-25-2004, 03:32 AM
sox looking real good

bad gambler
10-27-2004, 01:11 AM
ok game 3 time!!

surely the cards offence is going to explode in front of their home crowd?

bad gambler
10-27-2004, 01:19 AM
it should also be fun to watch how martinez swings the bat as well!

Neely
10-27-2004, 01:34 AM
I'm feeling very tired today already
not sure how long I will be able to stay up today...

at some time I just might fall :zzz: :zzz:

MisterQ
10-27-2004, 01:37 AM
Neely, my little night owl, you're losing your touch... :sad: :banghead: Drink some coffee and stay up, dammit! :yippee: ;)

bad gambler
10-27-2004, 01:37 AM
No NEELY!!

i'm predicting some fireworks tonight, u can't miss it

bad gambler
10-27-2004, 02:02 AM
martinez is all over the place at the moment

MisterQ
10-27-2004, 02:17 AM
Is baseball popular in Venezuela, Sol? just curious :)

sol
10-27-2004, 02:24 AM
Is baseball popular in Venezuela, Sol? just curious :)
Yes, baseball is the 1st sport here. Our league already began 2 weeks ago.

MisterQ
10-28-2004, 07:44 AM
Congrats to the Red Sox! :clap2:

I was mad when they beat my team, but you have to give them respect. How remarkable is this run of theirs? They were so close to being eliminated by the Yankees, and then they just swept St. Louis seemingly effortlessly!

The Red Sox won the world series. We now live in a different baseball universe. ;)

Purple Rainbow
10-28-2004, 08:35 AM
Yay! Congratulations to the Red Sox!
This playoff run will go down as one of the most remarkable in baseball history!

bad gambler
10-28-2004, 09:46 AM
yep for the sox to win 8 straight post season against class opposition, no one can deny them of the championship

Neely
10-28-2004, 10:20 AM
unbelievable job by the Red Sox :eek: :bounce: :woohoo:

THEY SWEPT THE SERIES! SWEEP -- SWEEP -- SWEEP -- SWEEP!!!! *chant* ;)

Too bad that I only saw two games in full length, but somehow I must admit, these playoffs didn't interest me as much as last year.

So the Sox have broken the curse :yeah: :)

Cris
10-28-2004, 11:04 AM
Congrats to Red Sox! :banana:
Bravo! :bigclap:

sol
10-28-2004, 11:51 AM
:woohoo: Well done, Rex Sox ! Congrats :worship: :D :banana: :banana: :banana:

Red Sox win World Series!

The Red Sox completed the sweep of the Cardinals in the 100th edition of the World Series and brought home the franchise's first world championship since 1918.

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Magic 8 ball: Sox rack up history
Red Sox complete historic sweep of Cardinals

"ST. LOUIS -- In the baseball-crazed region of New England, they will no longer cuss about mythical curses. Red Sox players will no longer be force-fed history lessons on the generations of championship futility that preceded them. The heartbreak is officially over, thanks to a historic odyssey that arguably now earns top-shelf status as the biggest story in the history of Boston sports.

The entire culture of the Boston Red Sox changed Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, as the tradition-laden franchise carted home its sixth World Series championship, but first since 1918.

That's right, the 86-year drought officially came crashing down after the Sox completed their four-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 3-0 victory in Game 4.

They capped it with Derek Lowe (seven innings, three hits, one walk, four strikeouts) pitching a phenomenal game, just like the one he spun against the Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. In fact, Lowe, who earned the victory in relief of Game 3 of the Division Series, was the winning pitcher in all three of Boston's postseason clinchers.

"We came to the park today with the attitude that this was Game 7," Lowe said. "We didn't want it to go any further because we know what [the Cardinals] can do. So we focused on ending it today and to pull it off was a great accomplishment."

How thorough a conquest was this for the Red Sox? The Cardinals didn't even take a single lead in this Fall Classic. The Red Sox became the fourth team in history to never trail during the World Series, becoming the first to do so since the 1989 Oakland Athletics.

There was nothing left for the Sox, who became the third straight Wild Card team to win the Fall Classic, to do but soak in the euphoria.

"We stepped it up at the right time. We're world champs," said leadoff man Johnny Damon, who opened the World Series clincher with a home run. "We're going to enjoy it a bit and give up a bunch of hugs and kisses right now and do what champions do -- celebrate."

This was quite a turn of events for a team that trailed the Yankees, 3-0, in the ALCS and was down a run against Mariano Rivera entering the ninth inning of Game 4.

They came back to win that game in 12 innings, and never lost again, closing out the postseason with eight wins in a row, and an 11-3 record overall.

Since the LCS adopted a best-of-seven format in 1985, no eventual world champion had been able to win eight consecutive games in one postseason.

But the Sox completed that most gaudy mission at 11:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, as closer Keith Foulke flew off the mound and tossed the World Series-ending out to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz.

"This was a very special team," said Foulke. "It matters when you got hot. We got hot at the right time."

While this was the epitome of a team effort for the Red Sox, star slugger Manny Ramirez took the World Series MVP, batting .412 (7-for-17) with a homer and four RBIs.

"It means a lot," said Ramirez. "But I wanted to get the ring, and I have it. That's the something that nobody is going to take away from you. I'm just blessed to be the MVP and to win a World Series."

The Boston pitching staff was masterful in the final three games of the series, holding the normally potent Cardinals to three runs over 27 innings.

"I thought we had a great scouting report, very in-depth," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "But what it comes down to is having really good pitchers."

Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez and Lowe finished the season with three vintage starts.

For Martinez, who blanked the Cardinals over seven innings in Game 3 and had done virtually everything in his career but win a championship, this was something to behold.

"We had a lot of things going for us, offense and defense doing it at the same time," said Martinez. "I'm not so happy for the ring, but just to bring this to Boston. The ring is meaningless, the ring is a ring and it's a material thing, but the feelings these people are going to have in Boston is indescribable."

This game was a microcosm of the entire series.

Not once in four games could the Cardinals keep the Red Sox off the scoreboard in the first inning. This time, the Sox wasted even less time than usual as sparkplug Damon ripped the fourth pitch of the game over the wall in right-center.

With Lowe sharp throughout his 85-pitch performance, the Sox tacked on to their lead against St. Louis starter Jason Marquis in the third. Trot Nixon came up with the bases loaded and two outs and came out swinging on a 3-0 pitch, clocking a two-run double off the wall in right-center, putting the Sox ahead by three runs. Marquis threw a whopping 72 pitches over the first three innings.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals couldn't touch Lowe. The sinkerballer gave up just one hit over the first four innings.

The Cardinals did threaten in the fifth. Edgar Renteria smacked a double to left-center and moved to third on a wild pitch with just one out. But Lowe snuffed things out by striking out John Mabry and getting Yadier Molina on a grounder to short.

In the eighth, the Sox nearly broke it open, loading the bases with nobody out. But Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen somehow escaped unscathed, giving the offense a chance to rally back.

It didn't happen. Bronson Arroyo and Alan Embree got the Sox through the eighth. And Foulke, so marvelous for all of October, set off the celebration all of Red Sox Nation was waiting for.

"Just looking over there at that big trophy with all the flags on it, it's absolutely incredible," said Foulke. "I couldn't imagine any other place I'd rather be in this world. Congratulations, Boston, just don't tear the city up. Just take it easy on the city and everybody keep safe."

The man who bought this team in February of 2002 and dreamed of this moment looked around the jubilant clubhouse with a look of pure satisfaction on his face.

"This is sheer relief and joy for all of New England," said Red Sox owner John W. Henry.

The man Henry entrusted to run his front office on Nov. 25, 2002, was just as thrilled.

"This is what we've all been waiting for," said Sox general manager Theo Epstein, the pride of Brookline, Mass., who built this historic team at the age of 30. "We can die happy. I just hope everyone out there who has been rooting for the Red Sox the last 86 years is enjoying this as much as we are. We're coming home to see you soon."

The World Series trophy can finally call Boston home again.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. "

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sol
11-12-2004, 04:32 AM
Santana captures AL Cy Young

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AL: Johan Santana, Twins :woohoo:
NL: Roger Clemens, Astros

Johan Santana set the Twins' single-season club record with 265 strikeouts. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

MINNEAPOLIS -- For much of the 2004 season, Twins pitcher Johan Santana didn't just beat opposing hitters. More often than not, he dominated, overwhelmed and even owned them.
On Thursday, Santana won the American League Cy Young Award in the same impressive fashion.

Although some expected the balloting to be a tight, two-man race between Santana and Boston's Curt Schilling, it proved not to be close at all. Members of the Baseball Writers Association of America selected Santana for the award unanimously, giving him all 28 first-place votes for a total of 140 points.

"I'm surprised it was a unanimous decision," Santana said by phone from his home in Venezuela. "I thought it would be a tough race. Curt is one of the best."

Schilling, who received 27 of 28 second-place votes, was a distant runner-up with 82 points in a 5-3-1 tabulation system. It was the seventh time in AL history a pitcher won unanimously, and the first since Boston's Pedro Martinez in 2000.

"It's a tribute to his accomplishments this year," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said of Santana. "It was obvious people in the industry respected what he accomplished. It was quite a feat."


AL: Johan Santana, Twins
NL: Roger Clemens, Astros

2004 Voting ¬
AMERICAN 1 2 3 Total
J. Santana 28 140
C. Schilling 27 1 82
M. Rivera 1 24 27
P. Martinez 1 1
J. Nathan 1 1
F. Rodriguez 1 1

NATIONAL 1 2 3 Total
R. Clemens 23 8 1 140
R. Johnson 8 18 3 97
R. Oswalt 1 3 5 19
J. Schmidt 1 10 13
C. Zambrano 1 5 8
C. Pavano 1 3 6
E. Gagne 3 3
B. Lidge 1 1
B. Sheets 1 1



Santana was 20-6 with an AL-leading 2.61 ERA this season and was a major force behind the Twins' third straight AL Central championship. The left-hander also recorded 265 strikeouts, holding opposing hitters to a .192 batting average and posting a 0.92 WHIP -- all AL-best numbers. He trailed only 21-game winner Schilling in victories and was second to Chicago's Mark Buehrle in innings pitched with 228.

What truly made it the "Summer of Santana" was an 18-2 record and 1.36 ERA over his final 22 starts while not allowing more than three runs in a game over that stretch. Challenging hitters with a well-controlled fastball, a tough slider and a deadly changeup, he didn't lose a game after July 11, going 13-0 with a 1.21 ERA following the All-Star break.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire played with 1985 NL Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden as a member of the Mets. Acknowledging that they are different types of pitchers, Gardenhire often compared Santana's dominance on the mound this season with Gooden's.

"It's honestly pretty exciting as a manager when you can give him the ball," Gardenhire said on Thursday. "The players, they do all the work and you get to sit back and enjoy it. It's a pretty special feeling to hand him the ball every fifth day. You take pride in seeing your players do well."

The season was even more remarkable, considering that the 25-year-old was 2-4 with a 5.50 ERA after his first 12 starts, and 7-6 with a 3.78 ERA at the break. Santana's early-season struggles resulted, in part, because he was forced to find his pitches again after having offseason elbow surgery.

Once he felt good, Santana was unstoppable.

Johan Santana / P
Born: 03/13/79 --> Venezuela
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L

More info:
Player page
Stats | Splits
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"I was looking to be 100 percent with my health," said Santana, who made $1.6 million in 2004 after losing his salary arbitration case. "Coming into the second half, I told myself to be consistent, prove I could do it and get better and better as the season goes."

While doing just that, Santana was the AL Pitcher of the Month for July, August and September and set a club record by notching 13 consecutive victories. He set a career high with 14 strikeouts in a game against the Orioles on Sept. 19. On Sept. 24 in Cleveland, he notched win No. 20 while also breaking Bert Blyleven's Twins record for most strikeouts in a season.

"If anyone deserves it, it's him," said Twins closer Joe Nathan, who tied for fourth place in balloting with one third-place vote. "Not just for what he does on the field, but off the field as well. What people don't see in the clubhouse, is he was able to come in with a positive vibe. He was always in a good mood. People wanted to feed off of him and do well. It's a tribute to him."

"You don't have many balls hit to you," Twins third baseman Corey Koskie said of playing the field behind Santana. "When he was on, he was untouchable. He had a special year."

Santana is the first Venezuelan to win a Cy Young Award and also the first to win 20 games. On Thursday morning, he traveled a long distance from his small hometown of Tovar Merida to the capital city of Caracas to celebrate the announcement.

It was well-received news for a nation that's undergone recent political and economic turmoil.

"A lot of people are going crazy," Santana said. "It's a big thing. It's on the news, national TV, and hopefully in a couple of hours I'll be addressing the country and letting them know how I feel."

Santana's rise to become one of the game's best pitchers was meteoric -- this was only his first full year as a starter. He was bypassed from the rotation during 2003 Spring Training and worked as a reliever until midway through the season. By going 11-2 with a 2.85 ERA as a starter after a July promotion to the rotation, he guaranteed he would be a starting pitcher in 2004.

"I was excited about being a starter from Day 1," said Santana, who joined Jim Perry (1970) and Frank Viola (1988) as Twins Cy Young winners. "It was a big thing for me. I knew it would be a lot of responsibility. It was something I waited for for a long time.

"I feel that I established myself as a starter now. With all the stuff of being in the bullpen and then going between the bullpen and rotation, I proved I could start games. I don't know if I'm one of the big guys. What I wanted to do was prove I could do it and that I can face anybody."

Santana, originally signed as a teenager by the Houston Astros organization, came to the Twins in December 2000, following a Rule 5 Draft-day trade with the Florida Marlins. Scout Billy Milos and former Twins minor league manager Jose Marzan saw something they liked in the young southpaw while he pitched in the Class A Midwest League during the 2000 season and alerted Ryan.

"They were the ones who made the recommendations. We were the beneficiaries," Ryan said from the GM meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. All of us -- Gardy, [pitching coach] Rick Anderson and the players. But you give him the credit because he was the one who threw the ball. Johan had a tremendous year."

The club should likely continue to benefit from Santana's arm, especially since he'll enter 2005 already healthy and ready to go.

"He'll have to come into camp and do it all again," Gardenhire said. "With the stuff he has, we know he'll be able to do those things."

Santana knows, too.

"I want to prove that this wasn't something that just happened or that we were lucky," he said. "I want to prove why I won this award. I want to make sure I'm consistent next season to keep the Minnesota Twins in contention for another division title and go to the World Series. In order for that to happen, we have to perform better than this year to go all the way."

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:06 AM
well deserved for santana...hope he doesn't do a loiza!

Fedex
11-13-2004, 02:17 AM
:woohoo: :) Congrats to Santana for winning the AL Cy Young award, though it was hardly a suprise.

bad gambler
04-04-2005, 01:25 AM
time to bump this thread, baseball season is just around the corner :woohoo:

i've finally got over the disaster that was the yankees and lookign forward for another strong showing

interesting to see how the sox back up and also the hot cards offense

Socket
04-04-2005, 01:30 AM
I'm looking forward to my new hometown team, the Washington Nationals!!!
:banana:

I wonder -- if I send Lleyton a Nationals baseball cap, do you think he'd wear it? ;)

bad gambler
04-04-2005, 01:32 AM
I wonder -- if I send Lleyton a Nationals baseball cap, do you think he'd wear it? ;)

the only team gear he wears is anything to do with teh adelaide crows aussie rules team ;)

El Legenda
04-04-2005, 01:33 AM
St.Louis Cards all the way...with best player in baseball...Albert"theMan"Pujols

bad gambler
04-04-2005, 02:34 AM
yankees are up 4-1 bottom of the 4th :banana:

bad gambler
04-04-2005, 05:02 AM
great start for the yankees

9-2 - the big unit made a triumphant return by shutting down sox offense

NATAS81
04-04-2005, 06:50 AM
RJ would've won the Cy Young if he played on a decent offensive team in the NL last year.

Socket
04-04-2005, 01:57 PM
great start for the yankees

9-2 - the big unit made a triumphant return by shutting down sox offense
bg, I'm curious -- how popular is baseball (the American pro game) in Australia?

bad gambler
04-04-2005, 02:00 PM
bg, I'm curious -- how popular is baseball (the American pro game) in Australia?

its reasonably popular here along with the NBA - we get coverage of quite a few matches here

personally i'm a mad yankees fan as i studied in NYC for a couple of years so yankee stadium was my second home :)

Socket
04-04-2005, 04:26 PM
I'm a lifelong Yankees fan. My grandpa worked for the Yankees organization for many, many years (in the accounting department).

Neely
04-04-2005, 04:36 PM
I'm a bit of a Cubs fan since somebody who is a HUGE Cubs fan explained me more in detail how the game works... :angel:

Angle Queen
04-04-2005, 04:53 PM
its reasonably popular here along with the NBA - we get coverage of quite a few matches here

personally i'm a mad yankees fan as i studied in NYC for a couple of years so yankee stadium was my second home :)You're killin' me, BG. A Yankees fan. Noooooo! Say it ain't so.

Sad part is...I actually like many of their players...A-Rod (the other one ;) ), Jeter, Mussina, and now Johnson. I just can't stand the pinstripes...and George Steinbrenner. Got really, really turned off to them in the Reggie Jackson/Billy Martin days.

Livin' here in Richmond...we're torn between the Braves (becuase they have their AAA club here) and the Orioles. It'll be interesting to see if any allegiances are switched to the Nationals. What a stupid name for a team. :rolleyes: What's their nickname gonna be? The Nats? Or the Gnats? ;)

Since Ripken and Gwynn retired (now that'll be one hell of a HOF induction class...won't it?)...I've generally given up on the Bigs. We're so spoiled here with AAA...especially since we're in the same division as the Yanks, Red Sox and Os...all teams with excellent farm systems. We've literally seen most of the leagues current stars pass through at one point or another.

Plus it's hard to argue with the ticket prices. I've got front row seats (really, I do!) and they're only $325 @ for the entire season. The food sucks but the ushers are cool and when I have more guests than the four seats I share with a group...they let the stragglers sit down there too (provided there's room...which there always is). Assigned parking, right out front...and you can understand why I damn near live at the ballpark in the summer. I even wanted our local Metro Authority to build condos just beyond the outfield fence...but that idea fell flat on its face. They're trying to relocate in the downtown area (which would have some nearby residential opportunities)...but they're meeting stiff opposition...historical and financial. Husband has promised me, though, if the condos ever become a reality...we're selling the 4-bdrm colonial in the 'burbs...and moving to the outfield.

Look forward to talkin' baseball...with other fans. Spring...is finally here!

sol
04-04-2005, 06:10 PM
great start for the yankees

9-2 - the big unit made a triumphant return by shutting down sox offense

:o
Congrats! ;)

:aplot:

Socket
04-04-2005, 07:14 PM
It'll be interesting to see if any allegiances are switched to the Nationals. What a stupid name for a team. :rolleyes: What's their nickname gonna be? The Nats? Or the Gnats? ;)
It's the Nats, believe it or not. :rolleyes:

Scotso
04-05-2005, 04:33 AM
oh I love baseball :worship:

my Phillies won today :bounce:

NATAS81
04-05-2005, 04:59 AM
Randa GW'ing HR bottom ninth Reds win 7-6 @ GABP to open the season YEAH!!!

Who says there's no longevity and deepness in that lineup?? BOMBS AWAY BRADON LOOPER!! LOOPDY LOOP OUTTA THERE!@!!

NATAS81
04-05-2005, 10:39 PM
Santana is gonna shut down Seattle and Beltre.
:eek: @ Smoltz's debut @ starter!!!

bad gambler
04-05-2005, 11:05 PM
jeter :banana:

Angle Queen
04-06-2005, 01:12 AM
:eek: @ Smoltz's debut @ starter!!!This year ;) . He started out...as a starter...and didn't move to the bullpen 'til 2001 after sitting out an entire season to get his body...and his head...straight.

Anyhow...glad to see him back in the rotation. Fitness/stamina might be an issue...but he's a solid pro. He spent two years here in Richmond (it was the mid to late 80s so forgive me if I can't remember all his trips up and back)...and he was a good one even back then.

NATAS81
04-06-2005, 01:13 AM
Well I hope they don't overuse him. Remember Gagne's success at starter..

I don't see the need of him in that role with the acquistion of Hudson.

Angle Queen
04-06-2005, 01:16 AM
Mazzone is too smart to let that happen...and Leo's been with him since Richmond. In his younger days, John always wanted the ball...but now, having pitched with Glavine and Maddux for so many years, I think he's learned...better...what his own limits are.

jackieglover
04-06-2005, 01:17 AM
Dodgers suck :p

NATAS81
04-06-2005, 01:19 AM
Well for sure he's got the stuff, it's just hard to work your body up to throwing that many innings in that short of a span. I'm sure he's been working on that in the offseason, his training etc. Throwing the medicine ball around and what not. Good luck to him though. I always cared for his attitude and professional outlook towards the game in interviews and stuff.

He'd definitely be a great fit on my team's rotation no matter where!

Angle Queen
04-06-2005, 01:25 AM
Dodgers suck :p:yeah:

Angle Queen
04-06-2005, 01:30 AM
I always cared for his attitude and professional outlook towards the game in interviews and stuff.That's always been good...if not a bit flaky. In his youth, he was, well...youthful. But he's always cared for the game.

He'd definitely be a great fit on my team's rotation no matter where!I'm not much into Fantasy Baseball so I don't know how his statistics rank out...but in real life...I'm like you. I want him on MY team.

NATAS81
04-06-2005, 01:36 AM
I agree, Dodgers suck except Gagne. I like LaSorda. Sorta. lol

Angle Queen
04-06-2005, 01:18 PM
:mad: Smoltzie. They rocked ya. But hang tough...there've been worse opening day starts (I think :rolleyes: )

NATAS81
04-06-2005, 09:07 PM
Move Smoltz to reliever again. nuff said.

Fedex
04-07-2005, 03:16 AM
Rivera blows another save against the Sox. :D What else is new? :p

sol
04-07-2005, 12:27 PM
Rivera blows another save against the Sox. :D What else is new? :p
:wavey:

Where have you been dear? :hug:


:yeah: 7-3 over the Yankees :bounce:

Angle Queen
04-07-2005, 09:31 PM
I think Barry's...done. Last I heard, he was out for the season...and at 40 (he's older than me!!)...it'll be hard to come back, even if he is so inclined. It might be a graceful way for him to exit The Game...but then again, Barry's not always been one for subtleties.

I'm a fan...but not of him. Stil, I don't consider any record in baseball sacred and if he breaks it, well, then more power to him (all puns intended). Whether he used or not, really isn't the issue...cause they weren't testing for it. Shame on MLB for being behind the curve on this one.

NATAS81
04-07-2005, 11:18 PM
Barry showed up in uniform at the Giants home opener yesterday and addressed the crowd after accepting an award.

"I WILL BE BACK THIS SEASON" or something to that affect as he waved to the fans.

All I have to say is, if Bonds returns I wouldn't be surprised if they stole the NL West.

Angle Queen
04-09-2005, 02:26 AM
OK Os...close out them damn Yankees. Time for bed for me...but I better wake up tomorrow to an Os win.

bad gambler
04-09-2005, 06:25 AM
OK Os...close out them damn Yankees. Time for bed for me...but I better wake up tomorrow to an Os win.


:crying2:

Fedex
04-09-2005, 07:26 AM
Sox win again today! :woohoo:

El Legenda
04-09-2005, 07:38 AM
GO Cards:)

sol
04-09-2005, 04:30 PM
Sox win again today! :woohoo:

:yeah:

Good luck against the Blue Jays today! :D

Angle Queen
04-11-2005, 03:30 PM
Move Smoltz to reliever again. nuff said.After yesterday, it might happen sooner rather than later. :(

sol
04-12-2005, 01:30 AM
Go Boston! :bounce: :yeah:

Lords of the rings: Sox cruise past Yanks
After celebrating 2004, Boston opens Fenway with a win
By Ian Browne / MLB.com

BOSTON -- The emotion of the pregame ring presentation and banner raising could have left the Red Sox in serious letdown mode once Monday's Fenway opener against the Yankees finally commenced. But the one thing that prevented such a thing from ever taking place was the knuckleball of Tim Wakefield, which was masterful.

Wakefield made it seem as if the Yankees were swatting at flies instead of baseballs.

As offensively imposing as they can be, the Bronx Bombers were rendered fairly harmless, hitting soft outs for the majority of the day. The Red Sox rode Wakefield, their veteran of the last 11 seasons, to a 8-1 victory over their rivals.

It was the first time the Red Sox have won a home opener since 2001.

In twirling seven strong and seemingly effortless innings, Wakefield scattered five hits, struck out five and allowed just one run, which wasn't earned. Of his 110 pitches, 70 were for strikes.

While Wakefield was crisp, Mike Mussina labored for the Yankees. The veteran right-hander gave up seven hits and seven runs (three of which were unearned) over his five innings.

Doug Mirabelli, Wakefield's batterymate, got things rolling for the Sox by belting a two-run homer over the Green Monster in the bottom of the second. The Sox pushed the lead to 4-0 in the third, thanks to a two-run single up the middle by Kevin Millar. They produced a three-spot in the fourth, led by Trot Nixon's two-run double and an RBI single from Manny Ramirez.

sol
04-12-2005, 12:29 PM
Oye Sol, nunca te pregunté cuál era tu equipo favorito en Venezuela. ¿Los Leones?
En La MLB parecer ser que eres fanática de los Medias Rojas de Boston. Te gustaría ver a Johan Santana con la franela de los Red Sox?

Se que estoy respondiendo muy tarde, Jorge. :sad: Mi esquipo en Venezuela son Los Navegantes del Magallanes, y en la MLB los Red Sox. :D

Si me gustaría que Santana jugara con la franela de los Red Sox :yeah:

Barrie_Dude
04-12-2005, 06:37 PM
Just as a matter of record. I am a Boston Red Sox fan

Angle Queen
04-13-2005, 04:00 PM
:fiery: Blackouts. Jeez. Braves and Nats were blacked out here in Richmond. Give me a break. We're 100mi away for goodness sakes.

So, I watched the Os (and listened to the Braves on the radio). Sosa :rolleyes: Home run followed by a boneheaded outfield play. And Kolb blowing Hudson's win. Insane.

KoOlMaNsEaN
04-13-2005, 10:21 PM
Go Jays and go 7-2!

jackieglover
04-13-2005, 11:00 PM
Go Boston and Houston tonight :angel:

NATAS81
04-14-2005, 03:30 AM
The Braves were stupid in picking up Kolb when they already had Smoltz. Then again, Smoltz struckout 15 his last outing. That's all I gotta say for ATL for now.

Jeter's play on Renteria's ground ball seemed to keep NYY in the game and enabled their bats to put them ahead.

Angle Queen
04-14-2005, 05:12 PM
:fiery: Durn Yanks. An all-star at every position. :rolleyes:

And Bernie Williams, a career .300 hitter, batting ninth. There's got to be something wrong with this picture.

Hometown home opener can't come soon enough.

Angle Queen
04-18-2005, 01:09 PM
What goes around, comes around.

:haha: Yankees. Welcome to the bottom of the division.

:woohoo: Os!!!

bad gambler
04-18-2005, 01:09 PM
What goes around, comes around.

:haha: Yankees. Welcome to the bottom of the division.

:woohoo: Os!!!

:sad:

Angle Queen
04-18-2005, 01:11 PM
Sorry, BG. It's not often I get to gloat. My turn will come shortly, when my teams are the cellar dwellers. :)

bad gambler
04-18-2005, 01:11 PM
Sorry, BG. It's not often I get to gloat. My turn will come shortly, when my teams are the cellar dwellers. :)

who is your team AQ?

Angle Queen
04-18-2005, 01:12 PM
Os in the AL, Braves in the NL.

Angle Queen
04-19-2005, 12:56 PM
Last night was the kind of night that reminded me why baseball is The Game.

It was a ho-hum Monday night. But with daytime temps in the 80s (that's warm for April even by Southern standards) it promised to be a beautiful evening, and I was easily distracted from my scheduled chore of ironing. (like twist my arm, please :lol: )

But here's what I saw:

pitchers who got ahead in the count
batters who put the ball in play
a home plate umpire with a real strike zone (knees to letters)
a base umpire not afraid to punch out a guy on a failed check-swing attempt
outfielders who hit the cutoff man
infielders who turned both beautiful...and routine...double plays
a lefty batter taking a lefty pitcher...yard
a relief pitcher who threw two hard heaters, then pulled the strings and tossed an outrageous change to strike out the batter
baserunners who paid attention to their third base coach
and a small but boisterous and knowledgeable group of fans.

It was 1-1 after the 2nd and stayed that way til the bottom of the 11th. Yep, we had extra innings here in Richmond last night...and the home team actually pulled it out.

Gosh, I love this game.

bad gambler
04-19-2005, 01:16 PM
13 run inning by the yankees was special :worship:

all hitters made a hit and scored a run :eek:

sol
04-21-2005, 04:39 AM
:eek: three-run homer from Jason Varitek :worship:

Boston 8, Baltimore 0 ;) :D

El Legenda
04-21-2005, 07:11 AM
F*CK YOU CARLOS ZAMBRANO.

bad gambler
04-27-2005, 12:27 PM
what a performance by alex rodriguez today :worship:

10RBI, 3 dingers :worship:

Angle Queen
04-27-2005, 12:48 PM
what a performance by alex rodriguez today :worship:You beat me to it. And I'll gladly give credit where credit is due. The Originial A-Rod. :worship:

If the Yanks gotta win, glad they did it on his back. 'Bout time he woke up. And damn, only missed the Home Run cycle by a solo shot. Now THAT would have been impressive.

But :woohoo: Go Os! Way to come back and take the BoSox.