View Poll Results: Who Will Win the 2008 AL Penant?

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  • Tampa Bay Rays

    2 14.29%
  • Boston Red Sox

    0 0%
  • New York Yankees

    10 71.43%
  • Chicago White Sox

    1 7.14%
  • Minnesota Twins

    0 0%
  • Detroit Tigers

    1 7.14%
  • Los Angeles Angels

    0 0%
  • Texas Rangers

    0 0%
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Thread: Red Sox v. Yankees

  1. #106

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    David Ortiz is fat.

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  3. #108
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    That is a riot!

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    It's not a purse...It's European.

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  6. #111

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    Varitek was real tough attacking A-Rod in full catcher's gear, including mask. Why didn't he just hit him with his purse?

    That loser is one of the few guys cocky enough to actually wear a "C" on his jersey signifying that he's the captain. You don't see Derek Jeter with one, but if he did, it would stand for something in addition to captain. Class.

  7. #112

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    Of all the photos to choose from, that one is as poor a choice as a Yankee fan selecting a photo of Clemens beaning Piazza.

  8. #113

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
    Of all the photos to choose from, that one is as poor a choice as a Yankee fan selecting a photo of Clemens beaning Piazza.
    Very true Zippy..but very typical of a Red Sox fan.

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  10. #115

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    Geographical advantage. The same front that delayed the game in Baltimore cancelled the game in Boston. Hopefully, Toronto can split the doubleheader; they have a shot at finishing .500. The Orioles look dead.

    Big loser from the rainout is Fox Sports. The scheduled pitchers for Saturday were Johnson and Schilling. Now, Wakefield will pitch Saturday. The last game of the season will be Mussina and Schilling.

    The Other Sox are only 2 games up with 4 to play in Cleveland. They might not make the playoffs.

  11. #116

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    September 27, 2005
    Red Sox-Yanks a Cure for an Assortment of Ills
    By RICHARD SANDOMIR

    It is obvious by now that Yankees-Red Sox games provide ratings booster shots for any network that carries them.

    The long history between the clubs, the curse that once united them, the Don Zimmer connection, the hyped-up competitiveness and the legacy of last year's American League Championship Series will play into the season-ending series at Fenway Park.

    The three-game set starts Friday and will almost certainly catapult viewership upward.

    This season, Yankees-Red Sox games on the YES Network have rated 24 percent above the channel's 4.5 season Nielsen average. The high point: an 11.6 rating (or 873,330 television homes) for the opening night game - the biggest rating in the four-year history of the Yankees-owned network.

    All but one of YES's most recent five Yankee games rated well above the season average, peaking with a 6.6 last Tuesday against Baltimore.

    On ESPN, the seven Yankees-Red Sox games produced a 1.6 (or 1.4 million TV homes), 60 percent above its baseball average. Its two Sunday night games yielded a 2.8, or 65 percent over ESPN's average.

    At Fox, the three Red Sox-Yankees games on its regional schedule posted ratings that were 8 percent better than the 2.5 season average.

    Not to be forgotten was the 19.4 rating Fox generated for Game 7 of the A.L.C.S. last October, the fourth consecutive game won by the Red Sox over the Yankees.

    That victory sent the Red Sox to the World Series, and they defeated St. Louis to end their storied 86-year drought. The 19.4 was the highest L.C.S. rating in 13 years and the best for an A.L.C.S. in 18 years.

    As antagonists, the Yankees and the Red Sox are like Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in "The Producers" and, well, Lane and Broderick in the revival of "The Odd Couple" (the neatnik Yankees are Felix; the idiot, facially haired Red Sox are Oscar) - performers whose combined appeal is even more powerful than when they play with others.

    Consider that the recent Red Sox-Yankees series in the Bronx brought in three crowds of 55,000 or more in each game from Sept. 9-11.

    This weekend's series will spread the ratings wealth: Friday's game will be on Channel 9 locally and ESPN nationally; Saturday's game will be on Fox; and Sunday's game will be on YES and, tentatively, ESPN.

    If the series stays meaningful, its ratings might test a newly published assessment of the power of the Red Sox and to some extent their rivalry with the Yankees. This analysis appears to show that the Red Sox, in the unusual role of the winner of decisive postseason games, possess curative powers.

    Three researchers from Children's Hospital Boston, writing in the new edition of Annals of Emergency Medicine, used Nielsen ratings to prove that during the most important games of the A.L.C.S. and World Series last season, emergency room visits at six Boston hospitals declined.

    They can only speculate that people stayed inside during suspenseful games and didn't get into car crashes or in the way of bullets. Or, they said, some waited out their illnesses until the Red Sox won, then headed to a hospital or their doctors.

    These brave loyalists may comprise a new demographic: viewers who watch while hurt, bleeding or sneezing. Talk about armchair warriors.

    "For all I know, the adrenaline rush might provide holistic benefits," said Dr. Kenneth Mandl, an attending physician at Children's Hospital's department of emergency medicine and one of the researchers.

    The study said that the fewest hospital visits occurred during Games 6 and 7 of the A.L.C.S. and Game 4 of the World Series, which Boston swept from St. Louis.

    Those games generated three of that postseason's four best local market ratings in Boston. An increase in visits to the emergency room occurred during games that were the lowest rated.

    "We found a 30 percent swing in emergency visits between the least important games and the most important games," said Dr. Ben Reis, who initiated the study with Dr. John Brownstein from their tracking of disease clusters and symptom patterns at the six hospitals, including Children's.

    But there wasn't a perfect correlation between high ratings and low emergency room visits; the most solid connection was between critical games and the reduced number of people seeking emergency help.

    During the important yet not crucial Game 3 of the World Series, which posted a 54.3 rating in Boston, the third best of the postseason, emergency visits rose that night compared with the hospitals' data on nonplayoff days in 2002 and 2003.

    Reis and Brownstein suggested, lightheartedly, that researchers in New York could prove the healing powers of Yankees success - and the loyalty of fans willing to defer treatment for various ailments - with a similar study.

    E-mail: sportsbiz@nytimes.com

  12. #117

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    Final....1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8..9..R..H..E
    Toronto 0..0..0..0..1..0..0..0..0..1..5..0
    Boston 2..0..0..0..1..0..0..0..X..3..6..2

  13. #118

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    Looks like you watched (or listened) to the whole game.

  14. #119

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    Yeah, I listened - and saw the 8th inning at the lunch spot.

    Overheard there, "Wakefield's auhn FY-AUH!"

  15. #120

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    We'll bring buckets on Saturday.

    Tonight's Yankee game will be shown on a big screen in Bryant Park.

    Pinstripes in the Park

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