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As one who has seen the Yanks play many games in Oakland, Anaheim, Dallas, and KC, their fans are legion. Winning as much as they have (27 and counting), you would think everyone would hate them, but that's definitely not true. Also, if you travel to Europe, their logo is the only one you see of all American sports. I counted 17 hats and 6 shirts during a two week trip to Provence in June.
I have hated the Yankees since I started watching baseball in the late 1950's. I was actually happy when the Red Sox won the series after so many years. However, my dislike of the Yankees has waned, and my dislike of the Red Sox has increased, the latter supplanting the Yankees as my least favorite team. I actually don't mind the Yankees that much anymore.
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Yanks pick up Sonny Gray - a solid pitcher who can be a #2 or #3. Smile


As an A's fan, I'll amend that statement and say that he can be a #1. He was hurt coming into the year, and now he's back on track. If he had an offense that wasn't a bunch of rookies combined with a bunch of cheap veterans that no one else wanted to sign, his record would be amazing. He's a stud.

I remember arguing with an old college buddy who was an A's fan, then switched to the dark side (Giants). His kid was wearing Giants world series gear, and I told him that he was a crap fan. He told me that there was no way he'd let his son grow up having to deal with the agony of cheering for these awesome prospects for a year or two, just to watch the A's trade them away to the Yanks or the Dodgers, etc. I'm starting to get it.
Baseball is a funny game. The Yankees retook 1st place during a Red Sox swoon, but now, suddenly, the Red Sox won 5 in a row and are three up.

The Rockies and the Nationals have each won 64 games. But the Nats are in first place in the East division, 13 games ahead of the Marlins, and the Rockies are in third place in the West, 14.5 games behind the Dodgers.
Washington Nationals have been playing games with less than half their starting position players for a long time now, and doing pretty damn well.

Dusty Baker will have some hard decisions to make when his starters begin returning to the lineup. Some of the bench guys who were called on to fill in have been doing incredible stuff.

Looks like we now have a serviceable bullpen to take us through the end of the year. Could be a fun ride!

PH
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Today's Yankee-Tiger game was marked by four hit batters (one unintentionally hit in the helmet), one pitch thrown behind a batter, and three brawls. There will be suspensions and fines aplenty.


And, Detroit is 16 games below .500, and totally out of post season contention. So, I wonder what would cause these two teams to fight?
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Well, that was helpful! :laugh cry:

How about filling in the blank(s) Board-O?

PH


And you call yourself a baseball fan!



Seems from the story that it was a walk off double.

I think the batter hit a HR to break up the no hitter and win the game but he passed the runner in front of him rounding the bases so he was awarded a double.

VM
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Originally posted by irwin:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Today's Yankee-Tiger game was marked by four hit batters (one unintentionally hit in the helmet), one pitch thrown behind a batter, and three brawls. There will be suspensions and fines aplenty.


And, Detroit is 16 games below .500, and totally out of post season contention. So, I wonder what would cause these two teams to fight?


Deep seated hatred between the two teams going back a long time. Complete frustration on the Tigers team with their pitiful performance this season, even to the point where it seems Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez don't like each other.

Have I mentioned Brad Ausmus should be fired?
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Originally posted by irwin:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Today's Yankee-Tiger game was marked by four hit batters (one unintentionally hit in the helmet), one pitch thrown behind a batter, and three brawls. There will be suspensions and fines aplenty.


And, Detroit is 16 games below .500, and totally out of post season contention. So, I wonder what would cause these two teams to fight?


Deep seated hatred between the two teams going back a long time. Complete frustration on the Tigers team with their pitiful performance this season, even to the point where it seems Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez don't like each other.

Have I mentioned Brad Ausmus should be fired?

I don't think there was deep-seated hatred between them. There is now. The Tigers have eliminated the Yankees from the playoffs (twice, I think) but I don't remember bad blood between them. I will be sure to watch their first game next Spring.

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