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  1. HarkDawg

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    bostonia3333 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Well there's another way to look at it

    Baseball season is finally over. Thank goodness!

    Red Sox can be declared team of the decade b/c they have 2 WS titles in 4 years. Only the Phils could have bettered it, but they choked.

    The Sox/Yankee rivalry is reborn again. Sports talk radio in Boston becomes alot more interesting now and all of a sudden the Sox offseason moves will be under a highly scrutinized microscope. Kinda looking forward to it.

    Pats still are a top 3 team in the NFL and their season starts Sunday. It's awesome to be a Boston sports fan
     
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    Oh yes.. congrats to the yankpees for purchasing the 2009 world series.

    Also 2012 is mythical. The Mayan calender doesn't end in 2012.. the long calender was erroneously interpreted by John Mayor Jenkins who apparently predicts pole-shifting, geomagnetic reversing, and channeling by alien species to occur at the end of the 13th Baktun (2012). The calender which is in fact, cyclical and NOT linear, extends way beyond 2012. The end of the 13th Baktun just turns into the 14th (a new cycle).

    Just Hollywood making a buck off your fears.
     
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    #54 Jersey

    Yanks won, but their championships are on the bookends of the decade. Boston owned the middle more or less. I still think it's a little strange to say the Yanks bought the series when people for years said that the Yankees couldn't buy the championship. It smacks of the Spygate-type talk. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, baseball's over and we've got 9 Pats games left.
     
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    Eh, let them have it. They paid for it after all (to the tune of about $500,000,000)...
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Guess I'm the only sox fan out there who doesn't hate the Yankees. Whatever, with their payroll they were bound to win one eventually this decade.

    Either way, Cartman absolutely pwns poker face.
     
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    I thought the world as we knew it ended in 2000 with the YK2 bug? ;)
     
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    Or not post about it on the football forum.
     
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    *phew* Thanks, 'cause I was really starting to worry about that.:rolleyes:
     
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    Disable Jersey

    Rest assured, more manufactured crises are in the pipeline.

    Thankfully baseball is ovah, except of course for WEEI where whining envious talk and wild trade speculation will dominate the airwaves for months to come.
     
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    Like a bunch of guys that wrote on rocks could predict anything.

    They could have worked for ESPN.
     
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    I say this: screw baseball, screw the Fidelityinvestmentsyankees and Bankofamericaredsox, and a pox on anyone starting OT baseball threads in this forum. Because MANY LIKE ME DON'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS!
     
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    I couldn't have said it better :D
     
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    #12 Jersey

    The Yankees should enjoy buying world championships while they can because I really believe that someday in the distant future there will be a nationwide demand for a salary cap.
     
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    There will never be a salary cap in baseball. The league doesn't want one, and the union will never allow it. There shouldn't be for that matter. What you have now with a luxury tax is the best standard for the league to use. A cap means a bottom, and a top. What's the bottom going to be, and tell me how teams like Tampa, Washington, KC, etc meet an $80 million bottom for example? Those teams either can't cuz they perenially stink, or won't, cuz their owners aren't going to lose money on an annual basis. The union doesn't want it cuz it puts a limit on the amount of money that it's players can earn. So both sides don't want one. That's why a luxury tax is the best solution. That tax money is divided by the bottom salaried teams. There is no perfect solution like in Football. The NFL is unique because of it's 16 games per season schedule, and monster TV deal. The other sports rely on different avenues of revenue, like ticket sales over the 40+, or 80+ home games, and local TV rights for broadcasting. Revenue can be split on a national level, but on a local level, it shouldn't be. Why should a team with 90% attendance give some of it's ticket sale revenue to a team with 40% attendance? The answer is, they shouldn't. That's why a luxury tax is the best scenario.

    BTW, did the Redsox buy their championship in 2007 when they went out and tossed $70 million for a RF'er, $100+ million for a starter who had never thrown a pitch in the majors, and $36 million for a SS that couldn't play the position? Don't get me wrong, the Yankees have an obvious advantage with respect to payroll, but to say they bought a championship as a Sox fan, when the Sox have deep pockets, is a bit of sour grapes IMO.
     
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    It's not, though. I understand your point, and it'd a fair one perhaps 5 years ago, but I'm not buying it. You have to understand that 90 million is an insane gap.

    It's 2/3rds of the Red Sox payroll!! Based on 09 salaries,it's...

    Derek Jeter (21 Mill) + Mark Teixeira (20 mill) + CC Sabathia (15 mil) + Johnny Damon (13 mil) + Mariano Rivera (15 mil) + Robinson Cano (6 mil).

    If you added those 7 players to the Red Sox lineup and took them OFF the Yankees, who would win??

    Not to mention, its not as if the Red Sox are 1B to the Yanks 1A:

    2009 MLB team payrolls | GetListy!!!

    The Sox are now one of 9 teams spending over 100 milli. You could argue the 2004 WS by the Sox was bought, and I would give credence to that. But since then, and since the MLB.com revenue, the gap between the Sox and the other teams has gone away, and the Sox no longer have any advantage over the rest of the elite teams. That was the case for the 2007 season (which, we won, BTW, thanks mostly to homegrown talent). It is now the Yankees and everybody else.
     
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    Most of all i'd like to say **** YOU Kate Hudson. Whatever you did to A-rod..... it worked. Up until the World Series..... you changed him. I will never watch a Kate Hudson film for the rest of my life. :mad:


    **** You Kate Hudson
     
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    #87 Jersey

    Can George sh!t the bed now?

    He's waited 9 years to sh!t the bed.
     
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