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Since: 12.2.02
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#61 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.73
Congratulations to the Red Sox - that was an awesome postseason! It has been a euphoric morning in my family as a result. Noted on Mike & Mike (ESPN radio) was that the area now has the Patriots as Super Bowl champs, the Huskies as both men's *and* women's NCAA Hoops champs, and now the Sox winning. Plus, the Pats have as good a shot as any to repeat as champs again this year. What a glory year for the Boston area, and I am very happy for them!

Now I can move on to my new dream of an Indians-Cubs World Series. ;)



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Since: 25.6.03
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#62 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.39
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Having said that, please, PLEASE Sox Fans, get an ounce of fucking class already.

    Try not to burn you fucking city down. Reference Detroit if you must.


From a Detroit fan - you might try taking your own advice.
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#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.94
"I can't believe what I just saw!" -- Jack Buck

Well, now, neither can I. I can't believe I just watched the Red Sox win eight postseason games in a row and WIN the World Series. I was just dying (DYING) as the last outs of the game were recorded...how could we have not gotten any insurance runs off Isringhausen...we just needed a flyball...Pujols leads off the ninth with a single and I'm thinking "This ISN'T happening. They're NOT coming back. They're NOT winning this game. We're NOT listening to one talking head after another: 'well, the Sox beat the Yankees in Game 4 in dramatic fashion, and now the Cardinals have done the same to the Sox.'" I kept reminding myself of Gregg Easterbrook's comments on Mike Vanderjagt and how he should've honked a meaningless field goal so there wouldn't be a crucial time when he missed (silly, I know) and how Foulke gave up that meaningless home run to Larry Walker in Game 3 so it's all good. Then Rolen flied out to Kapler, and Edmonds struck out in a SCARY at-bat, as he was VERY DUE at that point, and before I can even process what's about to happen, Renteria taps it back to Foulke and it's OVER. I just sat on my couch, stunned, for about ten minutes, even with the build-up and seemingly inevitable (at that point) Sox win, I was surprised at how emotional I got as Foulke snared that comebacker. They did it. They won. Red Sox, WORLD CHAMPS.

Jaguar took a shot at Simmons before, and I know it's kind of a turn off (OK, maybe a BIG one) when he plays the "you have to be from here to understand" card, but he's right. He's only a year older than me, and I can relate to basically EVERYTHING the man writes about, except his love for the Celtics and his choices of which movies to obsess about. His first-person column from the first Patriots' Super Bowl win, well, that was ME, too, only I was in my friend Tommy's living room instead of at the game, of course. I remember 1986 like it was yesterday, and I was watching the ninth inning with that special kind of dread that only Red Sox fans (and Cubs fans, I guess) get even when something REALLY good is going to happen.

My grandfather was born in 1913, so the Red Sox won the Series when he was FIVE, then never again in his lifetime, which ended 1/1/02. And NOW in the last six-plus years I've got to see FIVE historic, momentous (at least to me) sports moments, four of which actually made me CRY with joy.

2/15/98 - Dale Earnhardt wins the Daytona 500
6/9/01 - Ray Bourque wins the Stanley Cup
2/3/02 - Patriots win Super Bowl XXXVI
2/1/04 - Patriots win Super Bowl XXXVIII
10/27/04 - Red Sox win World Series

The best thing is, like Simmons said yesterday, now the Red Sox are "just another team". The Cardinals haven't won the World Series since 1982, which is a pretty damn long time, and THAT point certainly wasn't belabored by Buck & McCarver. If it's 2026, and the Red Sox haven't won another World Series, no one will bring up "108 years", Bill Buckner, or any silly curse, and they'll flash graphics like "Last Red Sox World Series shutout: 2004 Game 4 vs. St. Louis", like they mean something.

The Red Sox just won the World Series. Wow.

(P.S. I don't watch much NL baseball, so let me add that if Albert Pujols doesn't ever win a World Series that would be a HUGE shame, because THAT guy was the BEST player on the field in the Series. What an unbelievable talent.)



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#64 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.47
JJD,
Very well said. "This could be the year" has now become "This WAS the year". It's so bizzare. This changes everything about being a Red Sox fan and the whole long-suffering mindset.
It's all I can focus on today.
I always thought I would do something outrageous-- run naked down the street, drive around the town blasting my car horn...SOMETHING. I didn't even open the champagne bottle I have in the basement.
I just went to sleep happy.

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#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
    Originally posted by Jaguar
    Ah just wait. The venom will really come out once everyone in St. Louis realizes they've now lost two major championiships to Boston in the past three years.

    -Jag


There was something on the sports channel here showing that Boston has now beaten St. Louis in the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup, the Super Bowl, and now the World Series.
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#66 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.17
First off note to cardinals fans. Be happy for the Red Sox. I am with you when I am incredibly disappointed in the outcome, but the cards had one helluva year (considering we were supposed to finish 3rd), we just ran out of gas at the end, and lost to the better team. I wanted my home town to win, but you have to suck it up, and give the Bosox their props. (and hey, at least it wasnt the cubs who had their streak snapped :))

Second congrats bosox, maybe we can beat your city in something one of these days (You beat us the last time we have appeared in a Super Bowl, Stanley Cup final (1970), and now World Series). Enjoy this, celebrate, but be safe.



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#67 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.52
Congrats to the Sox - I remember how it felt when my NY Rangers finally won the Cup back in 1994 - I am sure that this just as sweet if not sweeter



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#68 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.55
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    FIrst things first, congradulations to the Red Sox. You overpowered the Yanks with Pitching, and did the same to the Cards. You played to terrific for 8 straight games. Congrats.

    Having said that, waaah waaah waaah.

Now now, don't hate. I only wish that I went out last night so I could find some fellow Sox fans in this city. Lord knows I've had enough Cardinals hoopla for one lifetime.

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#69 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
For some reason Jeanie Zylasko has been getting me all hot and bothered all post season long. Is it the long flowing hairsprayed hair? Is it the tough voice? Is it the bits of pink she wears almost every show? Has it been the drinking? I can't say for sure, but the slightly trampy look is working way better for her than the news woman look she used to sport.

...

The Red Sox put on a hell of a show this year. This was the kind of performance that gets talked about decades. This was good for baseball and it was good to see a team that no one wanted to really take seriously not take itself seriously and yet in the end that is what put this team over the top. It was almost a shame that they had to give out an individual MVP Trophy this year. This was a total team win. It was really nice to see for a change.




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#70 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.50
You know why this is a beautiful thing? Because a world in which the Red Sox can win the World Series is a world in which anything is possible. World peace? Could happen. End of poverty? Could happen. MTV showing good music 24/7? Could happen. Most importantly, a world where the Boston Red Sox can win a World Series is a world where one day, hopefully in my lifetime, the Chicago White Sox can win a World Series. Nothing is impossible anymore.

Can we proclaim this stretch for the Red Sox the best run of postseason baseball ever?



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#71 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.77
    Originally posted by spf
    MTV showing good music 24/7? Could happen.


Let's not overdo it here. World peace, end of poverty and even the White Sox winning MAY be possible...but the MTV thing is just crazy talk.



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#72 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.06
I know they're big fans and all, but what's with the celebrities running on the field with the BoSox? Must Fox cut to a shot of Jimmy Fallon mauling some girl while standing in the infield?

Yes, yes, I know it's the whole city of Boston who won, but I'm pretty sure that Jimmy Fallon didn't do crap to help them win. (Come to think of it, I'm not sure Jimmy Fallon's done anything...)
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#73 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
    Originally posted by Roy.
    I know they're big fans and all, but what's with the celebrities running on the field with the BoSox? Must Fox cut to a shot of Jimmy Fallon mauling some girl while standing in the infield?


Fallon and Drew Barrymore are filming a movie about the Red Sox. They probably ran on the field as part of that movie. Part of me wishes they had been trampled.



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    - Booker T stands like a statue in the ring. Paul London runs around the ring, bouncing off the ropes, jumps up and sticks his knees around Booker T ears and Powerbombs himself. London gets up and takes Booker T's hand and balls it up into a fist. He then extends Booker T's arm before hitting the ropes and smashing nose first into Booker T's fist. Paul, bleeding profusely, climbs onto Booker T's shoulders and dives into the second row- landing shoulder first onto the fixed chairs, getting more hardway color from his quickly sweeling upper lip. London runs into the ring and opens up Booker T's fist and raises it up to his face, as if Booker T was staring into his own hand. London when dives over the turnbuckle face first into the Spanish Announcers table. After the countout, London comes back into the ring and lays Booker T down on the ground while bending Booker's arms and legs and then spins him around. We go to a commercial for those burning Trojan condoms.


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#74 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    Red Sox fans (and Cubs fans, I guess)


I know I'm the last person who needs to be pointing this out, but there's another Sox team that hasn't won in a long time and doesn't get credit for it's misery only because no one's been able to think of a good completely fictional and ludicrous explanation for it (which makes no sense, since the Black Sox are RIGHT THERE) which doesn't seem to get mentioned in all of this, and I almost sorta kinda feel sorry for them (and really for the Giants and the Indians too, since they're getting up there themselves.)



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Since: 2.1.02
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#75 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by gugs
      Originally posted by Roy.
      I know they're big fans and all, but what's with the celebrities running on the field with the BoSox? Must Fox cut to a shot of Jimmy Fallon mauling some girl while standing in the infield?


    Fallon and Drew Barrymore are filming a movie about the Red Sox. They probably ran on the field as part of that movie. Part of me wishes they had been trampled.



The movie is "Fever Pitch", a remake of the 1997 movie of the same name. Both are about sports, one about baseball (2004), the other about soccer (1997).

1997 "Fever Pitch" was based on the autobiography of the same name by Nick Horby, who also wrote "High Fidelty", and "About a Boy."





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#76 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.27
Just to make sure, FOX out of desperation for programming isn't going to have baseball revert back to Best of 9, right? Considering they run everything else in the game, I wouldn't put it past them.
When they didn't score in the top of the 8th and they deviated away from Timlin in the 8th, the collapse seemed imminent.
Reason why not to tape the game but to wait for the DVD: I doubt the DVD is going to show collapses from the past in the last inning.
What time is Shaughnessy scheduled to jump off the Tobin Bridge since his cottage industry has now gone up in smoke? Might be as many people there yelling jump as there will be at the parade.
Has that large yellow thing always been up in the sky during the day?
We finally get the '04 title we were screwed out of when McGraw was too much of a coward to let his Giants play Boston.
April 11th, the Sox raise the banner during the home opener. Who is on the schedule that day: The team that hasn't won a World Series in the 21st Century.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#77 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I know I'm the last person who needs to be pointing this out, but there's another Sox team that hasn't won in a long time and doesn't get credit for it's misery only because no one's been able to think of a good completely fictional and ludicrous explanation for it (which makes no sense, since the Black Sox are RIGHT THERE) which doesn't seem to get mentioned in all of this, and I almost sorta kinda feel sorry for them (and really for the Giants and the Indians too, since they're getting up there themselves.)


The Giants have Barry Bonds, so I have no sympathy for them. (Actually, I felt bad for them in '93, when they fell just short in the Last Real Pennant Race after winning at a staggering clip all season long.)

My team that's due is the Astros; five playoff appearances in eight years without a single World Series trip, and robbed of a probable 1980 WS win by J.R. Richard's stroke and two improbable Phillies comebacks in the best NLCS ever. The Biggio-Bagwell-Kent nucleus isn't getting any younger, though.

(edited by vsp on 28.10.04 0904)


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#78 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
Where do they go from here?

I am not a Red Sox fan, nor a Yankees fan, but I gotta respect winning. Congratulations Sox. But do us all a favor and let your talking be done on the field next year and the next year. You can't really talk too much smack to the Yankees, well because 1 vs 26(I think) isn't all that much. Now you did in stellar and unbelievable fashion. But you still don't have much on the Bronx Bombers.

Great rivalries grow out of competition. Now that you've won one, this thing has a chance to escalate even more(if that were even possible).

Good luck.
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#79 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.04
The Sox have like, five World Series championships, six if the 1903 Boston Americans were the forbears of the Sox. (1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, and 2004.) They were to be in the 1904 Series, but as RSN alluded to, the Giants refused to play.

    Originally posted by Baseball-Almanac.com
    What happened to the 1904 World Series? The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues. Pittsburgh and Boston went head-to-head for eight games proving that great baseball between the two leagues was possible and that a merger would benefit the growth of the sport. Unfortunately, some owners still disagreed with the concept and in 1904, it was prematurely cancelled. John T. Brush, president of the National League champion New York Giants, refused to play the returning American League champion Boston Americans. He was quoted as stating that he refused to compete with a "representative of the inferior American League". Surprisingly, Brush regretted the decision and later that year proposed to continue with the series as originally conceived. His about-face spawned the "Brush Rules," a set of guidelines relating to the on-field play and off-field finances of the World Series which exists to this day


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#80 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Congratulations to the Red Sox and to the Red Sox fans. Very gracious Jay Jay and as a Cardinal fan, I agree that it will be a shame if Pujols never wins a Series - hopefully he will (of course he may have to learn to pitch in order to win a Series).
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