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Andrew..
Jul 1st, 2006, 02:32 AM
A thread for the few baseball lovers on this board. :p

I'm a Yankees fan. And Giambi has been my favorite player for eight years. Let the hate begin. ;)

Carolina Girl
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:11 AM
I ain't a Yankees fan. FAR from it. But I do like baseball. :D So I guess I shall say
GO BRAVES and CARDS :woohoo: :p

Andrew..
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:14 AM
I don't mind the Braves. I liked them alot more in the 90s though.

I'm also a Padres fan. Laugh at me now.

Carolina Girl
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:17 AM
I don't mind the Braves. I liked them alot more in the 90s though.

I'm also a Padres fan. Laugh at me now.Yeah, think they'll win another pennant this year?

:rolls: Who are the Padres? ;) I kid of course:p

Brooklyn90
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:18 AM
My favorite team is the Red Sox. I hate the Yankees

Carolina Girl
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:24 AM
My favorite team is the Red Sox. I hate the Yankees
Of course It's a proven fact you can't like both at the same time. :p

Black Mamba.
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:27 AM
I like any team other than the Yanks and the Sox. The media keeps slamming these two teams down our throats so much that I hop both teams lose.

Andrew..
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:27 AM
My favorite team is the Red Sox. I hate the Yankees
Why. Explain yourself.

Brooklyn90
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:32 AM
Why. Explain yourself.
Well i've been a fan of the sox since 03. Im really not sure why, i guess because they were the underdog for so long. The reason i don't like the yankees is that i think their to flashy. No team should have that big of a payrole, if you haven't won a world series in a while. They spend all this money on new players and they still can't win. And most of the players are way to cocky

MH0861
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:34 AM
Well i've been a fan of the sox since 03. Im really not sure why, i guess because they were the underdog for so long. The reason i don't like the yankees is that i think their to flashy. No team should have that big of a payrole, if you haven't won a world series in a while. They spend all this money on new players and they still can't win. And most of the players are way to cocky

They haven't won in 6 years, but they've still been way more consistent post-season than any other team. It's frustrating, though.

Andrew..
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:34 AM
Well i've been a fan of the sox since 03. Im really not sure why, i guess because they were the underdog for so long. The reason i don't like the yankees is that i think their to flashy. No team should have that big of a payrole, if you haven't won a world series in a while. They spend all this money on new players and they still can't win. And most of the players are way to cocky
If you have the money, why not spend it? And they're paying a heavy luxury tax on it. Their players have the right to be cocky. They're the best in the business.

Barrie_Dude
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:35 AM
I love the Red Sox. But I havine a certain admiration for the Yanks if only because of the stories over the years and I love the rivalry!

Brooklyn90
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:44 AM
If you have the money, why not spend it? And they're paying a heavy luxury tax on it. Their players have the right to be cocky. They're the best in the business.
not winning for six years to me doesn't mean their the best in the business.

Andrew..
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:53 AM
not winning for six years to me doesn't mean their the best in the business.
They have the best players in baseball on their team. Rodriguez is in a slump right now, but he was last year's MVP. Giambi is a strong candidate for AL MVP this year. Jeter is overrated in all areas, but he's still a damn good player. They have the best players in baseball, but not the best team. They have holes in their pitching still, and they've overpaid for washed up old men.

And just because you're not winning doesn't mean you don't have the best players. See Seattle and Texas.

égalité
Jul 1st, 2006, 04:57 AM
I don't think Red Sox fans can talk about the Yankees' payroll. They have the second highest, don't they?

I'm a Yankees fan but I hope the Tigers win this year!! Just 2 years ago they almost set the all-time loss record. :D

Barrie_Dude
Jul 1st, 2006, 05:04 AM
I don't think Red Sox fans can talk about the Yankees' payroll. They have the second highest, don't they?

I'm a Yankees fan but I hope the Tigers win this year!! Just 2 years ago they almost set the all-time loss record. :DSpent some time in Detroit growing up. I was there when they won in 68 and 84! I would not be disappointed if they won

Barrie_Dude
Jul 1st, 2006, 05:05 AM
I don't think Red Sox fans can talk about the Yankees' payroll. They have the second highest, don't they?

I'm a Yankees fan but I hope the Tigers win this year!! Just 2 years ago they almost set the all-time loss record. :DI am not complaining

égalité
Jul 1st, 2006, 05:11 AM
I am not complaining

I know, it just seems like a lot of Red Sox fans do.

Brooklyn90
Jul 1st, 2006, 05:14 AM
I know, it just seems like a lot of Red Sox fans do.
lol like me :devil:

égalité
Jul 1st, 2006, 05:16 AM
lol like me :devil:

Can't we all just come together and hoard our money from the small-market teams in peace? :p

Brooklyn90
Jul 1st, 2006, 05:18 AM
Can't we all just come together and hoard our money from the small-market teams in peace? :p
:lol: sure

i just think that all baseball players are payed to much! There much more better thing you can do with all that money than building new stadiums and overpaying the players!

TdF_DBLL
Jul 1st, 2006, 11:23 AM
I'm a Yankees fan as well. Jeter is my favorite player. This is the first year I can follow baseball season on tv, cause I have NASN now.

Sweep
Jul 1st, 2006, 11:45 AM
Pirates! :)

wta_zuperfann
Jul 1st, 2006, 01:44 PM
and they're paying a heavy luxury tax on it


And people such as Twins' owner Carl Pohlad takes his share of that luxury tax and puts it in his pocket rather then invest it in free agents.

BTW, Pohlad is much wealthier than is Steinbrenner.

Andrew..
Jul 3rd, 2006, 02:05 PM
Yankees triumph over the Mets last night, with a HEROIC performance from A-Rod and others. Plus, A-Rod and Giambi almost beat down Lo Duca. Good stuff.

Barrie_Dude
Jul 3rd, 2006, 08:24 PM
I still want my Sox

Andrew..
Jul 10th, 2006, 01:26 AM
Yankees savior Giambi is first-half MVP

Pujols a lock in NL; Santana, Arroyo deserve early Cy Youngs

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/ap/frannyy20407010045.widec.jpg (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13644522/displaymode/1176/rstry/13678740/)Frank Franklin Ii / AP
Where would the injury-riddled Yankees be without Jason Giambi this season?

COMMENTARY
By Bob Harkins
MSNBC
Updated: 10:37 a.m. ET July 3, 2006

The signs are there, clear to the naked eye.

Alex Rodriguez is once again under fire for saving his most heroic moments for Yankees blowouts. The Royals are looking ahead to next … uh … decade. And Bud Selig has been spotted preparing to end his hibernation and exit his steroids-proofed cave.

It must be that time of year again: the mid-point in baseball’s marathon of a season.

But as you listen to Selig spout rosy attendance and revenue figures from the All-Star extravaganza in Pittsburgh (as he surely will), take a moment to remember the foot soldiers who made it all possible. And I’m not talking about Victor Conte.

So without further ado, it’s time to honor those who went above and beyond the call of duty to make baseball great — and take attention off Barry Bonds — with our mid-season awards.

AL MVP
There is no shortage of candidates for the award this season. There is the Manny Ramirez-David Ortiz pair in Boston, and the Jim Thome-Paul Konerko duo in Chicago. Vernon Wells deserves a better exchange rate the way he is crushing the ball in Toronto. And Travis Hafner is wondering where all his help went in Cleveland.

But it's time to think outside the box. If you’re looking for the most indispensable player on a contending team (which is who usually wins these things), you’ve got to go with Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi.

The Yankees have remained in contention despite a rash of injuries, and Giambi — with a big assist from Derek Jeter — is the biggest reason why. Heading into Monday’s games, Giambi is third in the AL in home runs, sixth in RBIs, and third in slugging percentage. And although the Yankees don’t look like a playoff team right now, George is always willing to make some deadline deals to help his team down the stretch. How is this guy not an All-Star?