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October 03, 2011


da ex-boss

that video makes me dis-like beer


I'm a bit torn about all this. When you are winning games, it's fine. The '03/'04 teams were clearly running a frat house, with shots before playoff games and the such. But we won those games. Hell, we were winning a fair amount of the summer this year. We went 72-37 from May-August. It was April and September that we went a combined 18-35. So if it was working all summer, do you put the hammer down during a skid, or just try to ride it out?

Now, obviously after two weeks into September, the hammer should have come down and you've got to step up and be professional and get the job done before you can let loose. And there is probably an argument to be made that the clubhouse in 2004 was a totally different place. But I'm really struggling to point fingers at some behaviors we encouraged in the past to suddenly find to be wrong. I still can't sort out how i feel about this. Or any of it, really. Maybe I'm just still a bit shell shocked.

Derek Hixon

I think the biggest contrast between the 03/04 Team's as opposed to the 2011 Team, is that the 2011 Team didn't like each other and weren't as together as a unit. Also, those shots in '04 came only when down 0-3 in the playoffs, and well before the first pitch and was more of unifying thing. The pitchers were actively drinking during games...

Still, what bothers me most is how muzzled the media was on any of this.


You forgot to mention that you guys are similar to how the Yankees were. Corporate, smug and boring. It's facts Derek. Payroll is large and the aura: similar. Eerily similar.

Once we got Damon and Swish... our clubhouse changed. Swish still keeps it live... so we have a good mix of idiocy and class.

That being said I dont think its paying off in this rain ruined series. The 5 games series is a joke btw. Good for Yankee haters sure, but not fair after 162 games... what-so-ever.

And now the ball gets handed to Burnett.

I know you love my perspective Derek. (Commence eye rolling)

Derek Hixon

Dude this had and has nothing to do with the Yankees. Lay off man, your obsession with the Red Sox is creepy dude.


Derek. I honestly will NEVER post here again. You're a fool. Peace FRIEND

Kris Chandler

No, the fool is the one who comments on a post about the local Boston media with a blurb about the Yankees. Not once were the Yanks mentioned in this post, yet you deemed it necessary to talk about your team, the state of the 5-game playoff series, shit even the weather. Get a grip. If you have something valuable to input, then keep commenting. If you don't, then I'm sure there are several Yankees blogs out there for you to comment on.


Scott MacKinnon

I grew up in the midwest a Tiger fan. At that time the D. Free Press had a sports press that was light years ahead of anything I've every experienced in my last 25yrs as a Sox fan. What a joke! It's more like a crew of writers and radio folks for entertainment tonight. Boston deserves better. First never listen to talk radio. In fact, even though they reside in the employment of The Sox, Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo are the only credible media left.

You lost out on a playoff bid by one game! Getting rid of arguably the best GM in MLB and certainly a manager that is in the top 10 (even I didn't like a lot of Franconas managerial decisions but he was a winner.) Who knows what was really going on with ownership and management in sox nation, but one things for sure, lots of petty crap and lots of blame to go around.

Bobby Valentine....are you kidding me? The guys a joke! Talk about beating the Yankees! they wanna be the yankees! Nothing but a circus in bean town next year. You think last year sucked. They won't make the playoffs for at least 5yrs. May not even be competitive for a least won't threaten to win any WS for ten years until they find their sanity again. For the media and the soap opera clowns (and the knee jerk reactionaries) this will in all likelyhood be a great year...or five. For serious baseball fans...sorry I'm a Tiger fan again!

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