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  1. Double G

    Double G In the Starting Line-Up

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    As I just watched Manny launch his second bomb of the night off of Moose (it should be landing in France in four, three, two, one second.........there we go), I got to thinking about how back in 2001 when both were free agents, most of the fans around here wanted Moose and when the Yankees got him, many felt we signed Manny as a consolation prize, not really the guy they wanted.

    Fast forward seven years and two Red Sox World Series wins (in one of which Manny was the MVP) vs zero Yankee World Series wins and needless to say, we got the better of that deal. I'll always remember Moose as the guy who came into game seven of the ALCS to stop the bleeding after the Texas Con Man couldn't get the job done; had he not, we'd have three World Series wins.

    Funny how things turn out.................
     
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    Char2na Practice Squad Player

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    Manny is absolutely on fire right now!
     
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    I'd love to see him get his 500 HRs. 5 more to go.
    Maybe sometime next week.:D
    That's pretty much an automatic hof entry. No?
     
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    Manny would make the HOF if he retired today.
     
  5. Double G

    Double G In the Starting Line-Up

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    I kind of feel bad for the Indians fans knowing a sure fire first ballot HOF lock was once on their team, not to mention he murders Cleveland everytime we play them.

    Also love how he goes off on the Yankees, being a product of New York and having him here makes it all the more sweeter.

    Yep, SO glad the Yankees signed Moose instead of Manny..................
     
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    scout Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    A broadcaster mentioned the other night, with 500 home runs, he would be one of four with a combination of 300 batting avg 500 dingers, Ruth, Teddy Ballgame, Jimmy Foxx, and Manny.
     
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    tedylb Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    And only one player in MLB history has more career grand slams than Manny-some guy named Gehrig. We're fortunate to witness one of the greatest right hand hitters ever in Fenway Park.
     
  8. Double G

    Double G In the Starting Line-Up

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    Very true, and people rag on the guy because he sometimes doesn't run out ground balls, give it a rest.

    I think he has matured quite a bit over the past few years; the Manny of old would have charged the mound two nights ago after almost being beaned.

    Bush league tactics at their best by New Yorks finest; like the way Beckett was shaking his head after that saying "Ok, that's how you guys want to play, fine with me".....................
     
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    tedylb Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    4/20-Manny does it again-#496, a two run blast over the Monster to beat the Rangers! Yanks lose again-6-0.
     
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    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Henry Aaron also had a .305 batting average.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/aaronha01.shtml
     

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