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Had a pretty good three games and it's really fun to watch Rivera(sp) pitch in the ninth whether the game's on the line or not. Been a fan since 1952, even after Steinbrenner got the team.
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Looking like Phils v Yanks again. If so, I think it'll be a much better matchup this year with Phillies' improved starting pitching.
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Fun to watch (if you're a Yanks fan, of course)!

Lots of attention being paid to Cano - well-deserved. His bat and smooth fielding have improved dramatically these last 2 years. Just hope he doesn't screw up, ala recent NY Mets players.
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Yawn.........the Yankees buy the pennant every year.
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They don't "buy" the pennant every year, they just spend a lot of money trying to get a group of very good players together to win games and get to the post season. Last year was the first year in the last 10, I believe, they had won the World Series. I didn't see people saying they "bought" the pennants when I became a fan in the 50's, just enjoyed watching their quality play, even if they weren't poster boys for off-the-field behavior. I saw where they had Yogi Berra throw out the first pitch last night and they noted he had been on 10 World Series Championship teams. Not one player on the Yankees has been on 10 World Championship teams, no matter how long they have played for the Yankees.
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Yawn.........the Yankees buy the pennant every year.
;?same cliche every year
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OSU Daddy: Not again!

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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Yawn.........the Yankees buy the pennant every year.
It seems that the above poster has trouble accepting that the Yankees are the winningest team in sports.

OSU do your home work. One of the greatest sports run in history was the Yankees from 1949-1964 under the rule of one of the most penurious (nice word for cheap)General Managers of all. George Weiss. Weiss built/guided these teams to NINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. So much for your 'cliche' huh?
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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Yawn.........the Yankees buy the pennant every year.
Wah Wah Wah!
Ha Ha! Who's your loser of a team? ;?

YANKEES RULE! MISSION 28!
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Yeah, I'm a Rays fan so I hate the Yankees, yet George Steinbrenner was very well thought of down here in the Tampa Bay area. We got to see the guy who created jobs down here and gave a lot of money to local charities. With that said, we still hate it when the Yankees come down here to play and their are more of their fans and Rays fans at the park.
The Rays won yesterday, but they have a LONG hill to climb, so I am thinking that the Yankees-Phillies rematch is the most likely scenario. I, for one, would root AGAINST the Phillies without actually rooting FOR the Yankees, if that makes any sense. Now if it were the Braves or Reds, two teams that I followed a bit when I was very young, playing the Yankees...........
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Originally Posted by JALICHTY View Post
Had a pretty good three games and it's really fun to watch Rivera(sp) pitch in the ninth whether the game's on the line or not. Been a fan since 1952, even after Steinbrenner got the team.
Been a Yankee fan all of my life. I have great memories as my aunt was good friends with George Weiss. I was able to sit in his private box at Yankee Stadium when it was available. I also attended spring training ocassionally. Here's a pic of my Dad, my brother and me sitting on a seawall with Lefty Gomez at St.Pete Beach in March 1952.
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Originally Posted by Joe Mc 44 View Post
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;?same cliche every year
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/salaries/teams

Really? ;?

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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Yawn.........the Yankees buy the pennant every year.
Really;?...... ..........
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Originally Posted by Joe Mc 44 View Post
Really;?...... ..........
Really.
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osudaddy, aawahh, aawahh, aawahh, boohoo, boohoo, boohoo! You must be a Met fan. And a Sowboy fan, I'll bet.
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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Really.
Oh O.K. you can be right then......... I wouldn't want you to pout.













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What came first, the chicken or the egg. The Yanks can afford to pay those salaries because they put a product on the field that rich folk are willing to pay up to $2,000 a seat to watch. Also, many folks pay high premium fees to the cable companies to have the games broadcast on their TVs.

Back in the 1990's the yanks drew on a big line of credit (something like a half a $billion) against future cable revenues to prime the pump so they could put a good product on the field. It was a risk that paid off with smart management of the team. The yanks didn't rob a bank or hit up their rich uncle to buy any players. Take a look at some of the crap teams out there and it is a wonder that those other teams can get anyone to pay even a small amount to watch.
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How bout the Phillies pitching! A No hitter and a complete game shut out from Hamels! Very impressive. Complete games are few and far between and had two great ones in a 3 game Sweep! Hard to bet against the Yanks,we shall see.
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Yanks have to get by Ranger/Ray winner before getting to the World Series. Both those teams are tough so we shall see. The Phillies really are the cream of the crop in the National League, Halliday is great and looks like Hamels is regaining the form from 2008. They will be formidable in the Series for sure.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
What came first, the chicken or the egg. The Yanks can afford to pay those salaries because they put a product on the field that rich folk are willing to pay up to $2,000 a seat to watch. Also, many folks pay high premium fees to the cable companies to have the games broadcast on their TVs.

Back in the 1990's the yanks drew on a big line of credit (something like a half a $billion) against future cable revenues to prime the pump so they could put a good product on the field. It was a risk that paid off with smart management of the team. The yanks didn't rob a bank or hit up their rich uncle to buy any players. Take a look at some of the crap teams out there and it is a wonder that those other teams can get anyone to pay even a small amount to watch.
Also, like him or hate him the "Boss"put the Yanks back on track with some very astute management tactics and some dictatorial tactics also. I'm sure every MLB player secretly would love a stint with the Yankees.
At any rate there will be some good baseball coming up and I'm going to miss it. I'll be in East Africa while the World Series is on and where I'm going I doubt there will be internet never mind TV

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