September 12, 2005

This place was alive, and so are the Yankees: Final yankees/boston series could decide it all. If New York can just get by those nasty rays.

posted by justgary to baseball at 11:53 AM - 10 comments

Yankee Nation has learned to fear the Devil Rays in 2005. yankee nation? what the fuck? does he usually use that phrase?

posted by goddam at 12:36 PM on September 12, 2005

The yankees don't make the playoffs, BOSTON takes it again, and it is a beautiful fall... it doesn't get any better...

posted by playball9 at 12:48 PM on September 12, 2005

Second link isn't working for me. The graphic in yesterday's Globe was pretty amazing. It contrasted the Sox and Yanks season series against the Rays. The weird thing is the numbers weren't that different, other than the W-L column.

posted by yerfatma at 01:19 PM on September 12, 2005

All the Yanks need is the love of GATOR YUM YUM!!!

posted by JetMassage at 01:39 PM on September 12, 2005

Was a great pitching duel- probably the most unhittable I've ever seen Wakefield, and of course Johnson was dominant. It is true that if the Tall One can hit a higher level and maintain it through the rest of the season the Yankees have to be considered a favorite for the wild card, but if Wake and Schilling can continue to pitch like they did this weekend, the Sox have to be considered favorites to win it all, despite losing the series this weekend.

posted by tieguy at 02:21 PM on September 12, 2005

Great series. Rivera definitely made a statement, because he easily could have given that one up yesterday. Listened to Yankee radio on Saturday and the sky was falling. Sterling spent an entire half inning what-if'ing and 8-1 Red Sox lead into a tie ballgame, and the following half inning Waldmyn was sticking a fork in the Yankees if they lost Sunday. Is it that desperate? I was expecting to hear some good Bucky Dent talk.

posted by YukonGold at 02:44 PM on September 12, 2005

btw, that "Yankee Nation" comment and the entire headline is pure Shaughnessy. Gotta find some way to replace all the curse talk and get the Boston fan base hating him and his curly locks again.

posted by YukonGold at 02:46 PM on September 12, 2005

Anyone else notice the lack of "fire" in the weekend series? Yes, the rivalry is still there but it no longer feels like the biggest rivalry is sports (as FOX loved to point out ALL last season and post-season). No more "1918" chants, no "who's your daddy?" chants, no pictures of the Babe on signs across Yankee Stadium. After the choke last season and Yankees fighting for a playoff spot this season it's a lot more tame in the Stadium. I'm not complaining, though... it was still some damn good baseball to watch.

posted by MPeter at 02:56 PM on September 12, 2005

this season it's a lot more tame in the Stadium. have you been in the Stadium during the red sox games this year? i'd say it's just as intense as ever, especially with more and more boston fans finding their way to the bronx. just because there are no more pre-fab chants doesn't mean the place is tame.

posted by goddam at 03:36 PM on September 12, 2005

I think I'm going to start email George Steinbrenner the link to the Salary vs. Performance site just as a little reminder of the ROI he's getting for his megabucks team. Anybody want to make a bet on how much the Yankees spend next year if they don't make the playoffs this season? I'm betting its $250 million+.

posted by fenriq at 06:59 PM on September 13, 2005

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