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#1 Posted on 29.10.04 1143.44
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http://www.sportsgoons.com/Vol2_Iss37/scrappy_red_sox.htm


    After shutting out the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 last night , the Boston Red Sox became one of the most improbable World Series winners in the history of baseball despite a payroll of just under $128,000,000.

    I tell you what, Joe, this is a gritty bunch of guys who just gutted it out, Tim McCarver said to Joe Buck during Game 2. Its almost unbelievable that a team led by a $20 million right fielder, a $12 million ace and an $18 million #2 starter could pull this off. There was talk about them not having the talent, but they surprised a lot of people so. Who knew?

    FOX Sports announcer Joe Buck says hes just happy that the team finally got the recognition it deserved.

    Almost all the good teams go through this at some point. Look at the Twins. Three years ago no one knew who Torri Hunter was. But the Twins got into the playoffs and now hes a household name, said Buck.
    It would have been a shame if players like Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling would have had to play in obscurity the rest of the
    lives. Hopefully, this World Series has introduced these guys to people outside of Boston.


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#2 Posted on 29.10.04 1428.07
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    http://www.sportsgoons.com/Vol2_Iss37/scrappy_red_sox.htm


      After shutting out the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 last night , the Boston Red Sox became one of the most improbable World Series winners in the history of baseball despite a payroll of just under $128,000,000.

      I tell you what, Joe, this is a gritty bunch of guys who just gutted it out, Tim McCarver said to Joe Buck during Game 2. Its almost unbelievable that a team led by a $20 million right fielder, a $12 million ace and an $18 million #2 starter could pull this off. There was talk about them not having the talent, but they surprised a lot of people so. Who knew?

      FOX Sports announcer Joe Buck says hes just happy that the team finally got the recognition it deserved.

      Almost all the good teams go through this at some point. Look at the Twins. Three years ago no one knew who Torri Hunter was. But the Twins got into the playoffs and now hes a household name, said Buck.
      It would have been a shame if players like Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling would have had to play in obscurity the rest of the
      lives. Hopefully, this World Series has introduced these guys to people outside of Boston.





Funny thing is that if the Yanks had won they could've basically done the same article.

I can see it now...

Tim McCarver said to Joe Buck during Game 2. Its almost unbelievable that a team led by a $25 million 3rd baseman, a $18 million shortstop and an $15 million #4 starter could pull this off.
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#3 Posted on 29.10.04 1549.37
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    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    Funny thing is that if the Yanks had won they could've basically done the same article.


Yes, but it wouldn't be nearly as funny since the Yankees and their fans don't bitch and moan like little girls about another team spending so much money.... IMHO.



(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 29.10.04 1653)
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#4 Posted on 29.10.04 1648.47
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I'm just wondering, when did it become acceptable for people to jump on the Red Sox bandwagon and characterize them as an underdog? I mean, yeah, they were the lesser of two evils in the ALCS, but this is far, far from being America's team. Hopefully people will continue to point out to obnoxious Red Sox fans that they've only won one WS in the last 85 years.
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#5 Posted on 29.10.04 1702.47
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The Red Sox weren't so much "underdogs" as "lovable losers", and now that they've won, surely they'll be right up there with "teams you would root against unless they're playing the Yankees".

AND, according to the USA Today's Salaries Database the top three payrolls in the Majors were the Yankees $184 mil, the Red Sox $127 mil, and the Angels $100 mil. So although the Red Sox had a payroll of $27 million more than Anaheim, the Yankees payoll was $57 million more than Boston's. Or to put it another way:

Boston + Tampa Bay + Milwaukee = Yankees

(Give or take $200k.)
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#6 Posted on 29.10.04 1850.46
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I know the point you're trying to make JayJay, but it surprises me that Anything + the Devil Rays + the Brewers doesn't equal a negative number.

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#7 Posted on 30.10.04 1006.22
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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
      Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
      Funny thing is that if the Yanks had won they could've basically done the same article.


    Yes, but it wouldn't be nearly as funny since the Yankees and their fans don't bitch and moan like little girls about another team spending so much money.... IMHO.



    (edited by Reverend J Shaft on 29.10.04 1653)


A couple of points...

1. If you are refering to Red Sox fans whining about the Yanks payroll, I have to say that not all of us do. I know John Henry did complain after the Yanks got A-rod about their spending and believe me, he got no sympathy from Red Sox fans for making that comment. I'm also willing to guess that some non-Red Sox fans bitch about the Yanks spending too.

2. The article would still be funny because any team that spends that much should in theory win the World Series, especially with the Yanks payroll being so far above every other team.
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#8 Posted on 30.10.04 1509.26
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(EDIT: This should've gone under the free agents thread. Any mod in the hizouse, couldja move it? Thanks.)

    Originally posted by Jaguar
    I know the point you're trying to make JayJay, but it surprises me that Anything + the Devil Rays + the Brewers doesn't equal a negative number.


Ouch.

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"Jeter is playing golf today...this is better!"
(Courtesy ESPN.com)


There, that's better...gotta take my mind offa Red Sox Nation for a minute to re-focus on Milwaukee...the Crew only has to worry about losing SS Craig Countrell, who the Brewers declined a 2005 option on.

But hey, we did add ex-Angels P Derrick Turnbow. Yep, the Derrick Turnbow...the first MLB player to test positive under international Olympic standards. Regard-e-vouz:

    Originally posted by this MilwaukeeBrewers.com article
    He (Turnbow) made news last winter when he became the first Major League Baseball-affiliated player to have tested positive for illegal drug use since professional players were included in international competition four years ago.

    According to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Turnbow was in Phoenix and trying out for the U.S. Olympic qualifying team when he tested positive for using two over-the-counter nutritional supplements on Oct. 7, 2003. Unlike Major League players, minor leaguers who take part in the Olympic baseball program face a much different set of random testing for a host of over-the-counter, recreational and prescription drugs, including illegal steroids.

    Turnbow tested positive for 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone, which are considered metabolites of prohibited anabolic agents under the rules of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), the governing body for international baseball. Those drugs are not on MLB's list of banned substances.

    He was suspended from international competition for two years.

    "He wouldn't have failed the MLB drug test," (Brewers GM Doug) Melvin said. "It's in the past. It's over."


And I don't get to see the Sox at Miller Park, but I do get to boo the damned Yankees!

    Originally posted by another MilwaukeeBrewers.com article
    The Interleague schedule is highlighted by a three-game visit from the American League East champion Yankees on June 6-8. The Brewers are 679-761 against their old AL East rivals, including 108-87 at County Stadium. The Yankees and Brewers have not played a regular-season game since 1997, the Brewers' last season in the AL.


Break out the Boston gear I must...


(edited by The Thrill on 30.10.04 1510)
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#9 Posted on 30.10.04 1905.05
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