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Yankees Are Rolling...

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May 1 chowds.
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The Yankees are the happiest team in the world.




s o x
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Now that's some funny sh*t right there.
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Originally Posted by SirMack
that's beautiful....I'm all misty....
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The Yanks are 5 & 5 their last 10 games. If they were in the NL West that might be considered rolling but its not going to cut it in the AL East.
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yeah but but but but but...

26 world championships?

remember?
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yeah, but who's counting?

1923, '27, '28, '32, '36, '37, '38, '39, '41, '43, '47, '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '56, '58, '61, '62, '77, '78, '96, '98, '99, 2000

How 'bout this... Bob Sheppard has been announcing games at the Stadium SINCE 1951:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/22/sp...=1&oref=slogin
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Originally Posted by jamesdeluxe
1923, '27, '28, '32, '36, '37, '38, '39, '41, '43, '47, '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '56, '58, '61, '62, '77, '78, '96, '98, '99, 2000
cool. and what years did dinosaurs rule the earth?

(not EVERY year, just their best seasons.)

thanks.

meanwhile, speaking of numbahs, papelbon is slamming doors rather impressively.

9 saves, almost a strikeout an inning, and an E.R.A of roughly...ZERO.

see you monday.
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Interesting to note that the Yankees went through two substantial drought stretches since 1960... 15 and 18 years. The Boss would have started executing his managers if that happened under his watch.

I remember the early 70s Bombers, with names like Horace Clarke and Roy White.
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aksherlly, i had a lengthy chat yestuhdee with a nyawk type, and we wuz recollectin' that stretch of which you speak, which was my introduction to the yankees. bobby murcer (traded for BOBBY bonds), sparky lyle, doc medich, ron blomberg (yanks' first DH, as i recall), the couple years they played at shea.

they sucked.

i recall chris chambliss' HR against KC in '76 (and the yanks getting swept that year by the powerhouse reds).
then reginald martinez something-or-other arrived just in time to bother the dodgers in the '77 and '78 series.

ron guidry (25-9 in '78) came about as close to unhittable as i've seen, aside from nolan ryan or steve carlton, a couple others, at their peak.
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growing up near Syracuse

... our AAA Chiefs were the last stop on the farm system before Gotham (and this was before free agency, so they didn't end up getting traded for a player to be named later). Once a year, the Yankees would come to town to play an exhibition game. I remember getting Ron Blomberg and Chris Chambliss to sign my glove. I also remember trying to grow my hair like Sparky Lyle... hey, I was eight.

THEN, in 1975 a family from Boston moved into our neighborhood. Nice people and hardcore Sox fans... they even had a Boston Terrier as a pet. Funny, but I don't remember the outright hostility between fans that you see today. They liked Carlton Fisk and we liked Thurman Munson.
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Originally Posted by jamesdeluxe
They liked Carlton Fisk and we liked Thurman Munson.
who didn't particularly like each other.




http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/295716p-253178c.html
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Heh... Nettles' quote about Sox fans. 30 years later and he still hates 'em.
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the yankees came to anaheim back then to play the angels. in those days you could enter the stadium earlier than you can now. my favorite part of the day was arriving early and watching BP.

this particular day i went down to the right-field corner, at the foul pole, and waited for the balls to start flying off nettles' bat; he was a dead pull hitter.

sure enough he hits a missile down the line, a screaming hook that's spinning right at me. i catch it (eyes were probably closed) and, as i turn to retreat to my seat, it gets knocked out of my glove and onto the field. as i head down to the railing to see if i can get it back, i notice jim "catfish" hunter has stopped his windsprints and is walking toward MY baseball. i think he'll pick it up and flip it into the stands, to whomever is lucky enough to grab it.

no. instead, he picks it up and walks slowly toward the railing, where i am with a bunch of other kids, all screaming for the ball, extending hands out toward him like prisoners begging for their cups to be filled.

he tucks the ball into his fist, reaches through the meat mitts and places the baseball right back in my glove. he looks me in the eye, that big wad of tobacco pushing out his cheek, and says, "nice catch.'

i know i've told that before but oh well.

a nice moment from my kid-who-lived-and-breathed baseball childhood.

RIP Jim "Catfish" Hunter, the smoothest RHP i ever saw.
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no. instead, he picks it up and walks slowly toward the railing, where i am with a bunch of other kids, all screaming for the ball, extending hands out toward him like prisoners begging for their cups to be filled.

he tucks the ball into his fist, reaches through the meat mitts and places the baseball right back in my glove. he looks me in the eye, that big wad of tobacco pushing out his cheek, and says, "nice catch.'

i know i've told that before but oh well.

a nice moment from my kid-who-lived-and-breathed baseball childhood.

RIP Jim "Catfish" Hunter, the smoothest RHP i ever saw.
Wonderful story and beautifully told. Tell me you didn't tear up, just a bit, the first time you saw the "Mean Joe Green" commercial.
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Eff Graig Nettles. And Micky Rivers, too, while we're at it.
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Eff Goose Gossage.

i'll never forget the look on his face when george brett turned one of his fastballs around WAAAAY up into the top deck at yankee stadium in a playoff game.

and howard "never shoulda been in a baseball broadcast booth" cosell piping up with "it looked like gossage let up on that pitch and brett made him pay."

a few seconds later ABC's radar gun shows the pitch was 98 mph, Gossage's fastest of the game, by a couple miles an hour.
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From 2005 Q and A w/Bill Lee:

Q: Do you ever see any of your old Yankee nemeses? Mickey Rivers? Graig Nettles?

A: Yeah, I saw Nettles recently. The guy couldn't get out of the chair. He looks like a duvet cover.
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