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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 12:45 PM
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Texas is flat out crushing the ball right now and their pitching staff has been just this side of perfect. Have to hand it to them. They've played an excellent series so far.


What have they outscored their opponent's in postseason with? 38 to 5 or something?!
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Anybody but the Yankees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 01:09 PM
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That's quite a bullpen the Yankees have.


Not to mention that hometown dedication to staying to the end.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 01:20 PM
The Rangers have been playing quite well but bad teams don't usually make it to the ALCS. Let's go over why the Yankees are losing:

1. The big hitters except for Jeter and Cano have done squat. You are not going to catch me defending A-Rod the way I defend Jeter and others. It is looking like last year was the abberation. As A-Rod goes so go the Yankees and he has not gotten it done this year at all. He has been abysmal. Last night against the 4th starter he failed epically. I like Texeira but it is now two straight years he has been brutally bad at the plate in the post-season, an easy out. Ironically his departure may actually increase the Yankee's chances as Cano will take the three spot. Swisher has also been awful. He does have long quality at bats but he just does not come up with big hits in big situations. As we Yankees have won 5 world series in the past 16 years we have seen this with other teams. The reason the Yankees have won World Series is not because they have hit 10 home runs a game but because their big hitters have had big hits in big situations.

2. Brutal pitching: No need to say more about game's one and two. But the bullpen has been just abysmal. Frankly I have my doubts as to whether the Yankees offense would have gotten back in either game 3 or 4. Lee would likely have crusied through the 9th and yesterday nothing was happening. But still.

3. Bad managing: In the end you have to criticize the players but Girardi has made some seriously questionable moves. I am not one to bash the manager. I thought he was right to set up the rotation the way he did. But what is he doing intentionally walking Murphy in the sixth with two outs and then letting A.J. pitch to Molina? I mean that just makes no sense. A.J. has control problems, is tiring and Murphy is not exactly Mickey Mantle while Molina was having a great game. Why on earth would you take away Burnett's margin for error and put the go ahead run on base and THEN leave him in to pitch to Molina? That makes absolutely no sense. None.

The series is not over but it is not looking good for the Yankees. In the end this team lacks many of the ingredients that enabled 5 other Yankee teams to win it all in the past 15 years. The reason the Yankees are losing however is not because

1. Jeter is old: He is having a great post-season as yesterday's double and triple will attest to.
2. The team is filled with paid mercenaries. This team is not filled with mercanaries but lots of home grown talent and others that were traded for. The key sluggers are just not coming through.
3. The team is too old: The only one who seems to be getting too old is Posada. His offensive skills are declining to the point where his horrific catching skills are a serious liability. Jeter is showing that he can still play and play at a high level. I don't think he should be leading off next year though. Rivera is 40 but I doubt anyone would want to face him with a deficit in the 8th or 9th. Pettitte pitched two extremely excellent games this post-season as I expected and predicted. Nobody else who is significant is old at all. Texeira, Cano, Swisher, Granderson, Gardner are all young.

Anyway Texas is earning this because they are taking advantage of the myriad of Yankee mistakes and problems. With Cliff Lee anchoring their staff they certainly have a serious chance to win it all. It is not over but I obviously do not have a good feeling. Still losijng is part of rooting for a team and even though it seems like they win every year, the Yankees have lost 3 times as much as they have won.

 

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Oh, enough with the "Everybody picks on the Yankees" crap.

Last night's TV ratings...

MNF Titans vs. Jags horrible abhorration involving 2 teams from 2 weak markets - 7.2
MLB Rangers-Yankees marquee matchup in two giant markets - 6.5

(H/T Bill Simmons)

Personally, I think the rest of the country is sick of having the Yankees and Red Sox jammed down their throats year after year by the Eastcoast Sports Programming Network.


Thank you. I get sick of the announcers canonizing every Yankee player. The only thing more insufferable about that is their fans who whine when someone doesn't agree with that assessment. Eff the Yankees. It's fun to watch them lose.


What broadcast were you watching? All I heard were endless acculades to St. Cliff.


What part of ESPN do you need explained to you?


ESPN is in it to make money. What kind of ratings do you think they'd get if they showed the Brewers playing the Pirates all the time?


I'm not talking about the game broadcasts as opposed to the discussion time they (and the Red Sox) get on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight.

Would it be different if ESPN was based in Chicago or L.A. as opposed to Bristol, CT? I'm pretty sure.

They spread out coverage of college football only because they have to. College basketball? ACC and the Big East always get more time. NFL? They spend more time talking about the Jets, Giants, Eagles, Patriots and Redskins than all the other teams, save for Pittsburgh, but they're closer. I follow a bunch of ESPN personalities on Twitter, 95% of the time most of them talk about the Jets, Giants and Yankees.

I know how big NYC is and I know how many people live on the East Coast, and, yes, I know how many Yankee fans there are. However, there are other sports teams and fans west of the Poconos and Appalachians.

I remember when the MLB All Star game was at US Cellular in Chicago a few years ago. Berman and the rest of the ESPN team covering it made it sound like they were in some pasture. Gee, can't wait for them to come to KC for the 2012 game. They'll actually have to fly west of the Mississippi.

Here's an experiment. Let's see what happens if the Rangers close out this series. Will the story focus be on the Ranger accomplishment or the Yankee failure? We'll see...

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 01:21 PM
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I quit.


I just refuse to do that. I love the match up today for the Yanks. Win this one today and stranger things have happened. Sure, it won't be easy. But I refuse to give up...

Definitely have to hand it to the Rangers, though...they're a fine team.



In our hearts we feel like the Yankees will probably not win tonight let alone three in a row. And yet we will watch and hope because you are right. There is nothing for us to gain by giving up.

 

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Still losijng is part of rooting for a team and even though it seems like they win every year, the Yankees have lost 3 times as much as they have won.


Yeah, having 27 championships sure does make someone feel bad for them...

 

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Oh, enough with the "Everybody picks on the Yankees" crap.

Last night's TV ratings...

MNF Titans vs. Jags horrible abhorration involving 2 teams from 2 weak markets - 7.2
MLB Rangers-Yankees marquee matchup in two giant markets - 6.5

(H/T Bill Simmons)

Personally, I think the rest of the country is sick of having the Yankees and Red Sox jammed down their throats year after year by the Eastcoast Sports Programming Network.


Thank you. I get sick of the announcers canonizing every Yankee player. The only thing more insufferable about that is their fans who whine when someone doesn't agree with that assessment. Eff the Yankees. It's fun to watch them lose.


What broadcast were you watching? All I heard were endless acculades to St. Cliff.


What part of ESPN do you need explained to you?


ESPN is in it to make money. What kind of ratings do you think they'd get if they showed the Brewers playing the Pirates all the time?


I'm not talking about the game broadcasts as opposed to the discussion time they (and the Red Sox) get on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight.

Would it be different if ESPN was based in Chicago or L.A. as opposed to Bristol, CT? I'm pretty sure.

They spread out coverage of college football only because they have to. College basketball? ACC and the Big East always get more time. NFL? They spend more time talking about the Jets, Giants, Eagles, Patriots and Redskins than all the other teams, save for Pittsburgh, but they're closer. I follow a bunch of ESPN personalities on Twitter, 95% of the time most of them talk about the Jets, Giants and Yankees.

I know how big NYC is and I know how many people live on the East Coast, and, yes, I know how many Yankee fans there are. However, there are other sports teams and fans west of the Poconos and Appalachians.

I remember when the MLB All Star game was at US Cellular in Chicago a few years ago. Berman and the rest of the ESPN team covering it made it sound like they were in some pasture. Gee, can't wait for them to come to KC for the 2012 game. They'll actually have to fly west of the Mississippi.

Here's an experiment. Let's see what happens if the Rangers close out this series. Will the story focus be on the Ranger accomplishment or the Yankee failure? We'll see...


I believe it will be on both because both are related. If the Yankees lose tonight it will be an epic fail. That is a story. I rarely watch ESPN so I am not aware they favor east coast coverage. Perhaps a network could be set up to specialize in the rest of the country. I can only assume they favor east coast coverage because of ratings, pure and simple.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 01:27 PM
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Still losijng is part of rooting for a team and even though it seems like they win every year, the Yankees have lost 3 times as much as they have won.


Yeah, having 27 championships sure does make someone feel bad for them...


I doubt a Yankee fan alive expects anyone to feel bad for them. I take solace in the past victories and look forward to future ones which I am certain are coming. My point is just that the Yankees do not win every year and we fans look forward to and get excited about winning it all much as others do. We do not expect to win. We appreciate it when we do and get disappointed when we don't. I would never waste my time aggressively rooting for another team to fail. It seems silly.

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 01:40 PM
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I believe it will be on both because both are related. If the Yankees lose tonight it will be an epic fail. That is a story.


So is a team winning their first pennant.

When the Red Sox won their first World Series in forever, you know who got off easy? The Cardinals. One of the single worst epic fails in the history of epic fails. Nobody talked about that, though...

 

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Still losijng is part of rooting for a team and even though it seems like they win every year, the Yankees have lost 3 times as much as they have won.


Yeah, having 27 championships sure does make someone feel bad for them...


I doubt a Yankee fan alive expects anyone to feel bad for them. I take solace in the past victories and look forward to future ones which I am certain are coming. My point is just that the Yankees do not win every year and we fans look forward to and get excited about winning it all much as others do. We do not expect to win. We appreciate it when we do and get disappointed when we don't. I would never waste my time aggressively rooting for another team to fail. It seems silly.



Doug, I spent nearly all of my 20s in the restaurant and bar business, 6 of them as a bartender, most of that time in Chicago. I served a lot of people from New York and a lot of Yankee fans. I know you like to speak for people as a giant group but this humble graciousness that you describe has rarely come forth from the Yankee fans from New York I have encountered over the years.

As far as silliness regarding other teams failing, are you telling me there's not one Yankee fan that loves it when the Red Sox lose? C'mon, now. Seriously.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 01:45 PM
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I believe it will be on both because both are related. If the Yankees lose tonight it will be an epic fail. That is a story.


So is a team winning their first pennant.

When the Red Sox won their first World Series in forever, you know who got off easy? The Cardinals. One of the single worst epic fails in the history of epic fails. Nobody talked about that, though...


Well, considering the eipc fali/comeback in the ALCS that year, another epic fail was easier to overlook I guess.

Not to get ahead of anything, but a Ranger/Giants WS would be very cool, IMO. Might not be a ratings bonanza, but plenty of good story lines...

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 01:56 PM
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I can only assume they favor east coast coverage because of ratings, pure and simple.


To me, this is the reason. I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that ESPN is located on the east coast. Again, they're in it only for the money and ratings. Yes, there is a sporting world west of the Mississippi. It's just the ratings aren't there. It's on the east coast.

Like it or not, the Yankees and Boston are good for baseball. They bring up attendance everywhere they go. They bring ratings which ultimately helps the sport.

So even when ESPN is not showing the east coast teams, they're talking about them. Again, that's for the ratings pure and simple.

There's a reason why they don't spend a lot of air time talking about and showing the Iowa State Cylones.

 

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That's quite a bullpen the Yankees have.


Not to mention that hometown dedication to staying to the end.


I'd reckon you'd get that anywhere. How many people were even showing up to KC games near the end of the season?

I haven't given up yet...

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 02:07 PM
And another thing I guess I'm sick of people lumping all of a team's fans into one negative group of people. Are there Yankee fans that are overbearing? Sure. Just like fans from every single sporting team out there.

I've been a Yankees fan since I can remember being a fan of anyone. My Dad is a Yankee fan. I'm just a dude from the midwest that happens to like the Yankees. They're my team - they've always been my team. All through the 80s and early 90s when they were finishing in last place. They were still my team. I cheer for them with as much enthusiasm as anyone cheering for their team.

I just don't understand why most people brand all Yankee fans as overbearing thugs. I'll never get that. I understand that people don't like the Yankees. As I said, I think that's good for baseball. But to lump al their fans into a less than flattering category, isn't right.

The Yankees are just my favorite team. That's all. Just like anyone's favorite...


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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 02:13 PM
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I just don't understand why most people brand all Yankee fans as overbearing thugs. I'll never get that. I understand that people don't like the Yankees. As I said, I think that's good for baseball. But to lump al their fans into a less than flattering category, isn't right.


I didn't do that. I was specifically referring to Yankee fans from New York that I have had personal encounters with in the past. Doug was speaking in the collective "we." I was simply responding that in my own personal experience that wasn't the case.


 

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That's quite a bullpen the Yankees have.


Not to mention that hometown dedication to staying to the end.


I'd reckon you'd get that anywhere. How many people were even showing up to KC games near the end of the season?

I haven't given up yet...



What do the Royals have to do with it? They are a mere afterthought to the likes of the Yankee faithful and will never, ever be a winning team again. As a matter of fact, KC was one of the teams Saint Steinbrenner wanted to get rid of in his dreams of contracting the league.

 

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That's quite a bullpen the Yankees have.


Not to mention that hometown dedication to staying to the end.


I'd reckon you'd get that anywhere. How many people were even showing up to KC games near the end of the season?

I haven't given up yet...



App;es and oranges. KC is a team with ownership that doesn't care about the product. The Yankee fans were leaving from a playoff game that was still going on. What, can't the Yankees come back when they are losing?


And I'm saying you'd get that at any stadium of any team that's still in the playoffs - not just the Yankees.

And I've repeatedly said in this thread that the Yanks can still come back. I believe that.

 

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I can only assume they favor east coast coverage because of ratings, pure and simple.


Like it or not, the Yankees and Boston are good for baseball. They bring up attendance everywhere they go. They bring ratings which ultimately helps the sport.



That's why there should be a six team superleague. Hell, how about the Sox and Yankees just play 81 games at Yankee Stadium and 81 games at Fenway every year?

 

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That's quite a bullpen the Yankees have.


Not to mention that hometown dedication to staying to the end.


I'd reckon you'd get that anywhere. How many people were even showing up to KC games near the end of the season?

I haven't given up yet...



What do the Royals have to do with it?



Dude, you brought up the hometown dedication of fans staying til the end...I just wondered how many KC fans were showing up to the games at the end of the season...

 

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Like it or not, the Yankees and Boston are good for baseball. They bring up attendance everywhere they go. They bring ratings which ultimately helps the sport.



That's why there should be a six team superleague. Hell, how about the Sox and Yankees just play 81 games at Yankee Stadium and 81 games at Fenway every year?


I really do think the playing field should be leveled somehow. Caps, bottoms, fixing free agency, whatever...the system could be fixed. I've said that all along too...

 

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I can only assume they favor east coast coverage because of ratings, pure and simple.


To me, this is the reason. I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that ESPN is located on the east coast. Again, they're in it only for the money and ratings. Yes, there is a sporting world west of the Mississippi. It's just the ratings aren't there. It's on the east coast.

Like it or not, the Yankees and Boston are good for baseball. They bring up attendance everywhere they go. They bring ratings which ultimately helps the sport.

So even when ESPN is not showing the east coast teams, they're talking about them. Again, that's for the ratings pure and simple.

There's a reason why they don't spend a lot of air time talking about and showing the Iowa State Cylones.


I don't agree. There are a lot of people in the west, especially California. The coverage out here by ESPN is weak. In many markets, FoxSports has more viewers than ESPN.


Well, I guess I don't have a stake in this one way or the other...am I happy the Yanks are on TV a lot? Sure. In the midwest, I get the Cubs and WhiteSox games on cable. That's it, pretty much. I guess I'm happy the Yanks are on ESPN so often, regardless of the reason. I guess I've always figured it was simply for the ratings. I don't know.

 

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No doubt. The Razor Gal isn't so sure though. For some silly reason she thinks I'd never leave the house....'course she might me right

 

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  posted on 10/20/2010 at 03:24 PM
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I believe it will be on both because both are related. If the Yankees lose tonight it will be an epic fail. That is a story.


So is a team winning their first pennant.

When the Red Sox won their first World Series in forever, you know who got off easy? The Cardinals. One of the single worst epic fails in the history of epic fails. Nobody talked about that, though...


What can I tell you? I don't make those decisions but I would definitely prefer the focus be on the Rangers than an epic fail by the Yankees.

 

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