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Ah, the memories of starting October against the Texas Rangers. Our good-luck charm, our security blanket, our momentum-gaining series, our confidence booster. We knew we were well on our way to the ALCS, after a pit stop to lower our pitchers' post-season ERAs.
Okay, so I know this forum is supposed to be about the 2000 postseason, but an ALDS against the Rangers was like the fuzzy slippers that are so comforting on your feet... ;) :)
Ah, well. Life goes on. Maybe the A's can be...
Really, the only rivalry existing right now is Mets/Braves...maybe Yanks/Mariners, but that kind of fizzled since '95.
I guess the potential is there for Mets/Yanks or Yanks/Giants...even A's/Giants...but until the World Series, the playoffs are devoid of any significant rivalries.
Here are mine, with just a little bit of hopeful thinking...
Yankees over Oakland in 4
Chicago over Seattle in 5
Yankees over Chicago in 7
Mets over Giants in 5
Cardinals over Braves in 4
Who knows how Pudge is doing these days?
Texas and Indians are the most feared teams to play in the playoffs. Maybe not as much as the Rangers, but still. I want to the Rangers back because we can beat them and in a fashion that everybody respects. Plus it might have given us the boost we need to get out of the slump knowing that a team we can beat is in the playoffs. But the Rangers aren't so yeah I miss them.
Did anyone else here about this? Apparently he recieved a hunting knife for a gift, and was putting it back in its sheath (however you spell that) when it slid through the sheath and cut his hand. He had imeadiate surgery, and is out for the post season. I don't remember his name, but that has got to be absolutly terrible to be injured because of some freak accident.
"THE GIRLS OF SUMMER"
Chattanooga Lookouts, 1931
In the spring of 1931, Joe Engel, owner of the Southern Association's AA Chattanooga Lookouts, signed 17-year-old pitcher Jackie Mitchell. The Chattanooga papers were full of stories about the first woman to ever play in the minor leagues. (Jackie Mitchell was actually the second woman to sign a minor-league contract. In 1898, Lizzie Arlington played one game, pitching for Reading (PA) against...
Rangers relieve Bosman of pitching coach duties
September 29, 2000
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dick Bosman was fired as the Texas Rangers' pitching coach after the team posted the third-worst ERA in the American League this season.
``He is not the reason that we have failed to perform up to expectations this season. However, I feel that we need to make improvement and progress in our overall pitching,'' Rangers manager Johnny Oates said in a statement released by the team Friday.
This forum will be for postseason specific discussion not related to the Yankees.
Congratulations to the American baseball team for upsetting the talented and heavily favored Cuban team for the gold medal in the Olympics. The American team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, was given very little chance of beating out Cuba for the gold. It just goes to show you what PRIDE and determination can do! Unlike the embarrassment of a few years ago when Albert Belle and the Orioles rolled over for the Cubans, these players SHOWED UP TO PLAY.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
I like the soudns of that. There is hope for for us all that maybe we can beat the A's and M's. If only ythe Mets can beat the Cardinals/Braves and or whoever else they need to win agaisnt to make it to the World Series.
There is a good reason why I always refer to Dan Duquette as Dan Dooky. In case you needed any more evidence of his pea-brain at work, check out Bill Madden's article from today's Daily News...
King Carl Rules Over Beantown
GM sides with angry slugger
by Bill Madden
The latest Carl Everett eruption/disruption in Boston merely underscores GM Dan Duquette's incredible lack of sensitivity and demonstrates once again why the Red Sox have been such a mess under his stewardship.
Unfortunately, bad news. Aurelio was hit by a car and killed today in Detroit. Evidentally, a woman in a car had a seizure, jumped the curb and hit him as he was coming out of a restaurant, pinning him against a tree and instantly killing him.
He was a pretty good player with Detroit, and I believe spent a season w/ the Yanks.
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Indians 9, White Sox 2
Seems like Bernie and Paul aren't the only musically talented players...
McDowell taking on a new career as a musician
Posted Sept. 22, 2000
By Chris Franchino
Released this year, "Feedbag," Stickfigure's follow-up to "Just A Thought," has affirmed front man McDowell's talent as a songwriter. Often compared to Matthew Sweet and early R.E.M., McDowell and his bandmates have included emotion and honesty not felt in many other bands around. From "American Faze," a brooding...
To quote the famous Bones McCoy..."Dammit, Jim!"
Just joshin', of course. I just wish PP and the rest of his Sox-lovin' cronies could be here to witness our celebration of Yankee victories...most importantly, the defeat of Pedro...AGAIN.
Out of all of the games I have been to at the Stadium I finally got a ball.
Jose Canseco's 446th Homerun I am soooooo psyched I came right to me that little white blur that you could see in the stands was ME
One of our two favorite knuckleheads was in the news again. This time it was Mr. Belle.
Cleveland is billing the Orioles for damage that this strange young man caused to the visitor's clubhouse last week. Following his at-bats, Belle would take a swig from a red-colored sports drink and walk through the clubhouse pouring the rest on the carpet. He also threw bottles and cans against the clubhouse walls.
Of course, earlier this year, the Moron threw beer cans through a wall in the clubhouse...
September 20, 2000
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 3:57 p.m. ET
BOSTON (AP) -- Pedro Martinez did his part. His teammates didn't.
Cleveland beat Martinez for the first time, managing one run and five hits off him in a 2-1 win.
Steve Woodard, who started the game with a 7.30 ERA for the Indians, held the Boston Red Sox to three hits in six innings of the opener of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday.
It doesn't matter if it was in person or on TV, as long you saw it.
Mine was my first game I ever went to at Yankee Stadium. That day Jim Abbot was pitching against the Cleaveland Indians (I think you all probably know where this is going). All his life he'd been told he couldn't make it and he wouldn't last, and while he didn't have a super long career, he made it that one day and the memories he made that day will last a life time. I wasn't the hugest Yankee or even baseball fan at the...
I found this article interesting in this week's NYTimes magazine. Here's the link for those of you registered (free) at nytimes.com:
Missing Home Plate
We pride ourselves on our game -- and our taste. So why does our ballpark food usually whiff?
By JONATHAN REYNOLDS
NYY49 posted this at Y.com... thought some here might find it interesting:
JULY 26, 20:46 EDT
Women Make Up Much of Baseball Fans
By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer
There's a nice article on the Bergen Record site about the yankees and mets at-bat music, at :
If I can, I'll paste it in here:
Loud tunes help players find groove
Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Funny how the Giants fans are the only ones who are taking the rest of the season seriously.
The national press has pronounced the NL West race over, talking about second-place Arizona's wild card chances without a single word about catching first place San Francisco. The local press is talking about whos should win NL MVP - Bonds or Kent. Other talk surrounds facing the Mets (or the Braves) in the LDS. The Giants themselves recently announced a date for postseason tickets to go on sale,...
It's articles like this that continue to make me laugh at the thought of "small market vs. big market". My favorite line is the last paragraph...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins became one of the first teams to announce ticket prices for next season, increasing the cost for the best seats and decreasing the price for some upper level seats at the Metrodome.
Lower club seats will rise from $17 to $19 and lower reserved seats will go from $14 to $15, the Twins said Friday. Lower...
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