Yankees Are One Loss Away!


shadowshiv
#1
Sweet! The Yankees are one loss away from being punted from the playoffs. Perhaps it was just a little bit of Karma in that the Yankee's most dominant relief pitcher had his worst outing of his young career? And to top it all off, it occurred because of a swarm of insects!

What teams are people here going for, or what teams do you think will make it to the World Series? I think it will be Cleveland in the American League, and Colorado in the National League.

I am a Toronto Blue Jays fan, but my team's offence really killed them this year and they didn't even make the playoffs.
 
Dexter Sinister
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Sweet! The Yankees are one loss away from being punted from the playoffs.

YAY!
Quote:

What teams are people here going for...

As long as the Yankees and Atlanta lose, it doesn't much matter to me what happens in major league baseball, I'll watch the games and enjoy the usual demonstrations of athletic excellence. I watch the CFL and the NHL for the same reasons, though I do like to see Saskatchewan's Riders and the Montreal Canadiens win and everybody else lose to them, but different results don't much distress me. I watch them because they provide such clear and unequivocal demonstrations of excellence, at something, and I can't think of a better justification for professional athletics. We pay grown men exorbitant amounts to play children's games, so they'd better be spectacularly good at them. And they are. I played all those games in my youth, and I was a pretty good athlete, but those guys are so far beyond anything I could ever dream of doing... They amaze and delight me.

And then there are the women...Holy Cow! Did you watch the last Olympic women's hockey series? At my youthful and testosterone-driven best, I couldn't have kept up with those women, they're amazing, and it was excellent and brilliant hockey.

Probably I'm much better at understanding the engineering of networks and telecommunications systems than any of them will ever be, that's what I made a career of for 35 years and I'd like to think I was excellent at it, but it didn't really entertain anybody but me. Which is maybe why I never got multi-million dollar contracts... But those pro athletes who put their bodies on the line and every working day publicly display such excellence at their craft... well, they earn every penny of what they get.

Hmm... I seem to have digressed a bit from the questions posed in the OP. Well, that's just the nature of things, one idea leads to other ideas, and before you know it you've spread out like melted cheese into things that have nothing to do with the original question. So sue me...
 
I think not
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

I am a Toronto Blue Jays fan, but my team's offence really killed them this year and they didn't even make the playoffs.

You're just jealous because the last time the Blue Jays won, my grandmother was in diapers.

GO BRONX BOMBERS!
 
shadowshiv
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by I think notView Post

You're just jealous because the last time the Blue Jays won, my grandmother was in diapers.

GO BRONX BOMBERS!

Yep, they'll be going to watch the other teams continue playing baseball. They may win one game, but they won't win the series.
 
gopher
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

You're just jealous because the last time the Blue Jays won, my grandmother was in diapers.

GO BRONX BOMBERS!



Wow! At long last, ITN and I agree on something!!
 
shadowshiv
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Wow! At long last, ITN and I agree on something!!

Game 3 is on tonight. How about a gentleman's bet on the game?
 
gopher
#7
Just because I'm loyal to my team doesn't mean I am going to set aside realism - tonight we have that 47 year old gray beard Clemens on the mound. How anybody can expect to win with an old goat like that is beyond all reason.

I'm hoping for the best but (realistically speaking) it looks like curtains for the Yanks tonight.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#8
This baseball season is already good. The Cubs have lost. The Yanks are almost toast. A-Rod is 0-for. And who would envision playing a sudden death playoff game which you lose in the 13th inning and ending your season? It doesn't get much bettter than that.

The Jays need:
1. A 3rd baseman who won't spend 1/2 the time on the DL or out of the lineup.
2. A good swift kick in the but for their high priced vetrans who did didly squat.
3. A new manager.
4. A new left fielder.

If they have all that, they may have a shot.
 
gopher
#9
Are there any Canadians on the Toronto squad?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Are there any Canadians on the Toronto squad?

I think there was 1. Forget who. The Jays have the usual mix of Americans/Dominicans/other as most of the other teams in the league. We should be able to get some pretty good free agents this year though if they start to pay in Canadian dollars.
 
normbc9
#11
GO INDIANS!! GO ROCKIES!!! I'd like to see some new teams in the World Series. Steinbrenner, Turner and the rest of the wealthy team owners think they can buy championships. Well this year that theory was wrong.
 
gopher
#12
Steinbrenner, Turner and the rest of the wealthy team owners think they can buy championships.


Corporate welfare recipient Carl Pohlad who owns the Minnesota Twins is wealthier than both of them combined. And the cheapo SOB doesn't bother to spend any money on the team.

In fact, he had his agents on local radio/tv/newspapers conduct a campaign to raise sales taxes on groceries in order to finance a new stadium. This means that poor mothers who are single heads of households will now have to pay more for groceries while Pohlad profits from a new stadium.

If anything, this proves that the corporate welfare state is a sh*t of an idea that f*cks up the poor while the wealthy laugh and celebrate.
 
shadowshiv
#13
Just as I figured, the Yankees were able to prevent the sweep. They didn't shrivel up and die like the other three teams. While taking nothing away from the Yankees(they played well enough tonight), I have to say two things. Cleveland pulled what Toronto seemed to pull all season. They didn't put the game away when they had the chance. They got their 3 runs and that seemed to be enough for them. Against the Yankees, 3 runs is rarely enough.

Another thing. Westbrook looked shaky. He should have been pulled an inning earlier(before the Damon homerun). Who knows if there would have been a different outcome to the game, but it was obvious that Westbrook didn't have it. He kept falling behind and every single hit the Yankees got off him in that inning were fastballs down the middle of the plate.

Game 4 should be a good one.
 
shadowshiv
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I think there was 1. Forget who. The Jays have the usual mix of Americans/Dominicans/other as most of the other teams in the league. We should be able to get some pretty good free agents this year though if they start to pay in Canadian dollars.

You would be thinking of Matt Stairs. They better resign him for next season as he was a sparkplug for that team.
 
I think not
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Game 4 should be a good one.

You should have been around New York during the 2000 Subway Series. The entire city was one big party. Cool Stuff.
 
shadowshiv
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by I think notView Post

You should have been around New York during the 2000 Subway Series. The entire city was one big party. Cool Stuff.

While I do not like the Yankees, I can honestly say they have some very passionate fans, which makes for an electric atmosphere.

That sounds like it would have been a good time.
 
gopher
#17
While I do not like the Yankees, I can honestly say they have some very passionate fans, which makes for an electric atmosphere.



Very true. I've been a Yankees fan for 50 years and can readily affirm that truth. Not only is the atmosphere at The Stadium an electric one, the fan base is the most knowledgeable about baseball anywhere.

Fans here in Minnesota generally like their Twins. But once the team loses, the fans no longer talk about the team or pay any attention to them. Also, Twins fans do not understand baseball as well as Yanks fan do. By contrast, Yankee fans continue to talk about their team all year round and remain loyal for life.
 
shadowshiv
#18
Well, the Yankees are gone. I am happy about that, but I hope that Joe Torre doesn't lose his job. He is a great Manager, and it is not his fault that there are too many egomaniacs on the team, who do not want to play as a team. Their starting pitchers were also not as good as Cleveland's and I knew that was probably going to be a deciding factor.

Roger Clemens needs to retire. No ifs, ands, or buts.

This is for I Think Not. I do not mean this to come across as a slight to you, as I mean this as a genuine question. Now that the Yankees are out of the playoffs, will you still follow it? If so, what team do you think will win it all?

Even though I am a Jay's fan, I still watched the playoffs, as I think this year's will be very good.

I predict a Cleveland/Colorado finish. Out of those two teams, I can't say who would win.
 

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