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Old 21st Oct 2004, 12:21
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Who's Your Daddy?...

Unbelievable!!! Damned Yankees

The Boston Red Sox make baseball history by coming back from 3-0 down in a championship series to win 4 games on the trot. Crushing the hated Yankees at home, in the Bronx, to win the American League Pennant and destroy the Curse of the Bambino.

Now it's on to the World Series on Saturday. GO SOX!!

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Old 21st Oct 2004, 12:41
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What a bunch of [email protected]!
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 13:10
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Yaaaaayyyyy!!!

I say this as a lifetime Red Sox fan for all of three months. A trip to Fenway's upper bleachers in the summer to see a Sox victory means I've been following them ever since. What's more, I was in New York over the weekend to witnesss first hand the Yankee fans losing that cocky arrogance that they had (justifiably) built up over the first three games. They even announced the result of Game 6 on the flight back to Glasgow on Tuesday night to a few muffled grumbles amongst those on the flight who could give a monkeys. Never mind, they said, we'll get 'em in game 7. Ha! No you won't...

Baseball is a bit crap, true, but this could turn me into a permanent fan
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 13:15
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Oi, BALIX , hope you're not giving up the icehockey!

Go Eagles, Go!
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 13:16
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Not pretending to know the innermost secrets of the game, but as a sports fanatic I find it a great spectator sport. And any series where somebody comes back from 0-3 to win a best of seven is fantastic. Go Boston! Just wish I'd seen the last game instead of hearing the result here.
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I thought there was a curse on the Boston ballpark or something that they wouldn't win the world series unless they let a load of goats graze on the field... ?
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 13:38
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Michael Howard will be pleased. I understand he is a Red Sox fan. Perhaps a good omen, coming in to win when people think they can't?
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 13:43
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The ball's the wrong size.
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 13:51
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Man called Frank,well that's what the guy who lived with me mam said.Was a right B*****d.

Oh Baseball,isn't that the Americans answer to our British girls rounders??
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 14:44
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Just a quick thought Ozzy - how many teams from around the world enter the World Series, or should it be called the American Series?

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Old 21st Oct 2004, 14:56
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Ozzy,
Simply beating the Yankees doesn't lift the curse of the bambino. They have done that 100s of times since they sold Babe Ruth to finanance a play.

They Have to win the world series. Untill they win the World Series, the curse is very much alive.

Go Houston.

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Old 21st Oct 2004, 15:03
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Sounds like the Americas Cup in 1983 - and that was deffo worth getting up early to listen to
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 15:37
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Wino, sorry but I think this is the first time I have ever disagreed with you.

GO CARDS!

I watched the Boston-New York game last night WELL DONE BOSTON!
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 17:19
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They Have to win the world series. Untill they win the World Series, the curse is very much alive.
It wasn't last night - dead as a door nail

What about a match up Schilling with his stitched up tendon sheath - ouch...

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Old 21st Oct 2004, 19:31
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I will have to admit I was very impressed with performance of Schilling. The pictures of his blood soaked sock and watching him limp to cover first base twice was amazing. I really was worried when he was pulled from the game; he really had the Yankee’s number. He gave the Red Sox’s bullpen a vital break.

He has to be the MVP for the entire series.
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 20:29
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That thing did have a load of blood on it for sure.

The beautiful thing about the curse is its subjective nature.

For some its been reversed after the Yankee melt down. For others it will take winning the series against the Astros (I hope)


I wonder how long before we have to educate the masses about the term world series. Happens about this time ever year.
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 20:31
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Ortiz was made MVP for the ALCS, though Schilling should get a medal for sheer guts and determination. Some guys just can't be stopped.

I worry about facing Roger, but I think the Sox are going to be looking for gold this time and won't settle till they get it.

I heard the Steinbrenner wanted to hire Ortiz a couple of years back and was talked out of it by some of his highly paid wise men. Is the sound I just heard, bodies being thrown off the roof of Yankee Stadium or were those just resumes being printed for job hunters?

My brother in law owes me $20.00 over this one
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 21:24
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Actually if the Sox face the Strohs and Roger Clemens and LOSE, then the curse will be reinforced as once again another Icon of Boston (Roger Clemens) was cast aside like yesterday's underwear and comes back to deny them a world series.

Clemens was The Sox, and never wanted to leave.

Babe won em 3 world series (1915, 1916, and 1918) and BTW, if he wasn't such a good hitter would have entered the hall of fame as a pitcher (He won 20 games a couple of times, most people don't know what a truly incredible athlete he was, they just see the films of him at the very end of his career when he was old and fat).

But anyway, back to my own thread drift. As I was saying Babe won em 3 series and was cast aside and sent to the Yankees who took off from that point and beat up on the Sox.

They cast aside Clemens, and here he comes to beat up on the sox again, (I hope).

THAT is the curse of the bambino, and now the rocket...

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Old 21st Oct 2004, 21:44
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I know what you mean West, so I have an idea!

Please read below.

ATTENTION ALL WORLD SERIES DETRACTORS!

For all of you folks that decry our wonderful sport of Baseball please pay attention to the following.

The kind Captain Danny has provided a thing called “Search”. So please when faced with unconquerable desire to engage in mocking America’s favorite past time please go the search window, conveniently located in the upper right hand corner of the web page, and type in “World Series” and then hit the word search. I should imagine even the most simple-minded person would be able to complete such an easy task.

There one can read all the never-ending constantly repetitive comments about baseball that is always brought up this time of the year. Such original posts as, sissy game, girly games, rounders, not the world at all (Now just ignore the fact that the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1996) and all the other very trite posts.

Please do Danny a favor by saving web space and not making us read the same old crap over and over and over and over and over again.

Thank you one and all.

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Old 21st Oct 2004, 22:12
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Aw come on guys, if it wasn't called the World Series, you wouldn''t have the chance to claim the moral high ground by denying it means 'world championship'' every twelve months.

I did the search by the way and it came up with 537 threads and I couldn't be arsed trawling through the lot of them so I had a look at Snopes.

http://www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp

This fully debunks the myth that the World Series was named after the New York World newspaper and states that the first few play-offs between the National and American leagues (from 1903 onwards) was given the title 'Championship Series', 'World Championnship Series' and 'World's Series' before adopting 'World Series' as standard. The phrase had been used in the 1880s when the two leagues played some exhibition games.

Perhaps it was American hyperbole after all...

Anyway, it doesn't bother me what it is called, I am, for the moment anyway, hooked. I am the proud owner of a tee shirt that bears the legend 'Schilling', purchased before I knew anything about him (I just liked the name) and worn on my one visit to Fenway.

Oh, and IFTTB, I haven't given up on hockey, it is just that with the Eagles now defunct and the NHL on strike/locked out, there ain't much hockey to watch
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