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    I feel the same way but......

    in all likelyhood they will win this year.
    Yankees don't have the pitching this year to beat the sox, minnesota doesn't have enough either. Also the 1-2 punch of Schilling and Pedro puts them in an excellent position to go 2 games up on opponents quickly as shown against Anaheim.

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    Re: Explain to me why... People Like the Red Sox...

    Originally posted by Mystery Squid
    but seemingly bitter players with ahole management?
    WHAAAAT???? BITTER PLAYERS? dude, they're all havin a blast & it's showing this year... last year i thought we had a chance... this year i KNOW we have a chance, and so do they.... they're as hungry for it as they'll ever be and it shows.

    i think Clemens is gonna have yet another chance to pitch in Fenway

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    I'm not a fan of baseball. It's pretty obvious the yanks will walk away with another title. Hey, I'd love to see the Sox win...I just don't think it will happen for at least a couple more years. In baseball, money = world series title.

    Besides, I don't have any emotion to spare now that the Pats are back in action! Time to squish the fish!

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    They are doing a helluva lot bettere than they were last year.

    - Better starting rotation
    - Improved bullpen
    - Waaayyyy better defensively
    - Higher morale

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    We love misery, pain and heartbreak? They're looking good this year. With the additions of Foulke, Schil, Mienkicienczwsisziscxs, and Cabrerra it's looking real good for us.

    I hope they sweep tonight.

    It will be great to beat the yanks on the way to The Series.

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    Originally posted by bentbryan
    I'm not a fan of baseball. It's pretty obvious the yanks will walk away with another title. Hey, I'd love to see the Sox win...I just don't think it will happen for at least a couple more years. In baseball, money = world series title.

    Besides, I don't have any emotion to spare now that the Pats are back in action! Time to squish the fish!
    Dude you couldnt be further from the truth if you tried. Who won the last WS, the Marlins beat the Yankees. The Marlins payroll was like 50 million and the yanks were well over 100. And its far from obvious that the Yankees will walk away with another title. They have more question marks this year than I have ever seen

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    Re: Explain to me why... People Like the Red Sox...

    Originally posted by Mystery Squid
    ok, i'm not trying to start crap, but really, wtf, it's just a tease, you know they'll f' up, their management sucks, and they're guaranteed to lose every year. i mean, i was sort of a fan last season, and i'm feeling/seeing that hype again, but this time, I'm like, "Why bother?". "loveable losers" is one thing, but seemingly bitter players with ahole management?

    i mean seriously, why get all wound up, you already know the result.
    Its called being a fan, you stick with your team win or lose, and in good times and bad. Sadly a lot of "fans" dont understand this

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    Originally posted by katana0215
    Dude you couldnt be further from the truth if you tried. Who won the last WS, the Marlins beat the Yankees. The Marlins payroll was like 50 million and the yanks were well over 100. And its far from obvious that the Yankees will walk away with another title. They have more question marks this year than I have ever seen
    How many titles do the Sox have? How many do the Yanks have?
    That is the truth. If you think $$ doesn't matter in baseball, you don't know anything about it.

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    Originally posted by Mystery Squid
    BAWHAHAHAHA, that's what every drunk in New England says every year...

    IMAGE: Fat red-faced guy at dive bar, "AAAAH, THIS issss the yeaah!!"
    Would it be Boston without that though?

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    Explain to me why... People Like the Red Sox...

    Originally posted by katana0215
    Dude you couldnt be further from the truth if you tried. Who won the last WS, the Marlins beat the Yankees. The Marlins payroll was like 50 million and the yanks were well over 100. And its far from obvious that the Yankees will walk away with another title. They have more question marks this year than I have ever seen
    I agree.. The yanks dont have the pitching to win a chapionship this year. The Sox, Twins and Cards all do. Also I think there has been a change in baseball, teams no longer fear the yankees like they once did.

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    Originally posted by bentbryan
    I'm not a fan of baseball. It's pretty obvious the yanks will walk away with another title. Hey, I'd love to see the Sox win...I just don't think it will happen for at least a couple more years. In baseball, money = world series title.

    Besides, I don't have any emotion to spare now that the Pats are back in action! Time to squish the fish!
    what katana said... the yanks are havin trouble w/ the Twins right now... twins payroll = just over 50m, Yankees payroll = somethin like 260 m... or is it over 300m? i can't remember

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    Originally posted by bentbryan
    How many titles do the Sox have? How many do the Yanks have?
    That is the truth. If you think $$ doesn't matter in baseball, you don't know anything about it.
    red sox payroll = 130m... second highest in MLB... hasn't bought us one yet....

    yes, money is a huge part of it, but there's something called heart... and the yankees don't have as much as the sox this year, not to mention that alot of their huge names are on the DL list or playing hurt... yankees have a LONG road in front of them if they want another championship....

    We're gonna take em if the Twins don't

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    Re: Re: Re: Explain to me why... People Like the Red Sox...

    Originally posted by Mystery Squid
    I understand this, but when was the last time they WON the World Series?
    when was the last year they had an awesome season? They've given us plenty of things to be happy about. Winning the WS isn't the only thing that makes a team a good team, it just makes them the "best".

    the sox have been fun to watch for quite some time & that's what matters most if they're not in WS contention... but this year.... this year is different... we're in contention, we're hungry for it, all the pieces are falling into place for us (and out of place for the pinstripes).... i think we ahve a seriously good shot at it, barring some sort of fluke occurence

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    oh absolutely, i'm not arguing w/ that... though i will say that there have been alot of WS championships that were won by the underdog. then again, there's alot of things that are "intangible" yet very valuable to making a good team.... things like heart, teamwork, hunger etc etc. usually when people say "this is the best team, they'll win the WS" it's usually based on numbers. The sox have the numbers, AND all those intangibles... that's what makes em dangerous this year

    back to the money thing... money isn't everything... but the yankees are in a different league when it comes to their wallet... it's easy to see that they've "bought" alot of WS championships, but ignoring their payroll it doesn't matter as much as people think. as much as i wanna see a 50m team beat the Wanks, i wanna see the Sox do it, too. If the twins knock em out & we end up winning the WS then people will say "well you didn't have beat the yankees, so of course the sox won"... i don't wanna hear that. i wanna hear "yeah, the sox won the WS AND they KICK THE SHIT out of NY"

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    Stick with "Your team" through think and thin is a true fan! I am a huge Bruins fan even thought I have yet to watch them carry Lord Stanley's Cup around the Fleet Center, but I Love to watch them play with all the heart and soul they do!

    I am not a big Baseball fan but sat down to watch the last three games as well as a few games during the season, and see the team is strong and are enjoying their climb towards the championship title. I think they have a strong chance to take home the title.. I'll be praying to break the curse!

    GO RED SOX !!

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    where in thee hell is Jay on this one .
    Not biting on the mystery troll on this one are ya there big guy

    Seriously squidly you really got to go out and get laid cos' you got way too much time on your hands

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    Originally posted by zombie

    Seriously squidly you really got to go out and get laid cos' you got way too much time on your hands
    Hey please be direct as to which Squid your reffering to.. I sure the heck know your not talking about me!

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    Simply put, it's about being a fan. I stick by the New England teams. What can I say? I never think 'this is the year' for any of 'em...

    Sure, they COULD do it this year. They have what it takes to get 'em there. Will they? I don't think any of us can look that far into the future...

    It's easiest to sit back and say they won't make it. Especially for someone that's not a real fan. It's toughest to sit here year after year and HOPE they make it, and take the ride every fall that is Red Sox baseball. That's what us real fans do, anyway...

    Don't call yourself a fan, Joe. You're far from it...

    Yes, you did:

    ...i mean, i was sort of a fan last season...
    People aren't fans for one season, even sort of...

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    Sox over Yankees in 6 games or less... we're goin to the WS

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    Originally posted by bentbryan
    How many titles do the Sox have? How many do the Yanks have?
    That is the truth. If you think $$ doesn't matter in baseball, you don't know anything about it.
    It does matter, but its not the determining factor. The Yankees have had the highest payroll for the last 5 years, it hasnt gotten them 5 titles has it? And comparing them to the Sox doesnt help your argument, the Sox consistantly have a top 5 payroll and never win. you said it yourself you arent a baseball fan, maybe you should hold of on commenting then

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    FYI Yankees Suck The odds are that after so many years, the Red Sox will win. I'm not a gambling man but I could wager if need be.

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    I'll believe it when it happens.........

    I WAS CONVINCED that last year was gonna but the one.......oh well..........

    Time to manufacture runs by base running folks.

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    Well you know the saying.... Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.... maybe the BlowSox will get to and win the World Series after a 100+ years of trying.... But I wouldn't bet on it....

    RedSox are Freakin' pathetic!

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