The 2005 American League East Champion New York Yankees

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19 comments

  1. happymediums@msn.com

    this feels good!

    the only other things that need to happen are the Yanks win tomorrow. Cleveland wins as well and then takes it to them on Monday.

    Oh yeah, and that brain dead ***** Ramirez needs to be beaned HARD for looking at those two homeruns. Why do teams allow him to do that ****. Where is Bob Gibson when you need him?

  2. happymediums@msn.com

    sorry guys, one other thing

    I would also like to request this as well. I want to see Capt. Ketchup Sock AKA the John Goodman lookalike AKA Curt Shilling get shelled! I want “the hero” to get booed at home. That would be so fitting. One other note, did anyone else hear the garbage in the crowd cheer when the ball was lined hard into the Yankees dugout? Man, those are some miserable people out there in Boston.

  3. ddagger@ibw.com.ni

    It was so nice to see Torres “crying like a baby” What a manager.
    First time I’ve ever been this involved. It is disruptive to life huh.

    It’s hard to tell all the way from Nicaragua but was the strike zone much smaller for Randel than for Wakefield? I swear I saw a ball go directly into the waiting mitt of Flagerty who didn’t move a centimeter and it was called a ball? Same thing last night when the bases were loaded.

    The Fox announcers made much noise about Mannie’s showboating. Get used to it Latino’s are just more colorful. New look to the old game.

    Great how they let RJ go after Ortiz and strike him out. Better than beaning him in retalation for the showboat being the showboat.

    I didn’t see, did Bubba get dusted for his George Michaels impersanation in the ninth ten days ago?

    Go Tribe

  4. evilsnare1@yahoo.com

    🙂 Now.. what do we do? Do we play out regulars and try to knock out the Sox from the playoffs or give our regulars a much needed rest?

    Or do we insult them by sending out a triple A level team, and have Alan Embree start the game 😉

  5. ddagger@ibw.com.ni

    Seems like the triple A level guys have done pretty good for themselves this season.
    But woould love to hear the Nation get real quite during the rest of October.

  6. happymediums@msn.com

    well, they are giving Mussina a rest which is good. I say you have to go out there with a mixed bag of regulars and triple A guys. I wanna see Boston sitting at home and listen to their fans make excuses. What a chorus they are when they sing like that! Then, everything will be as it is supposed to be.

    I love the Latino influx in the game. They are some of the most fun-loving and good natured players on the field….along with being some of the best as well. I just have never liked showboating of any kind. I don’t care who does it. It could be Bubba Crosby (I loved the homerun but it did leave a sour taste in my mouth)Dave “Hindu” Henderson when he would do that spin after he hit a homerun, or Dennis Eckersley and how he would point at the hitter after he struck someone out. I don’t care what country you are from or the color of your skin. It makes you look like a fool and in a game where a ball is being thrown 90 plus miles an hour…could get someone seriously hurt.

  7. peteygoods27@yahoo.com

    yes!!! how sweet is that! celebrating on their field how fitting. its far from over….its the greastest time of year…the true yankee baseball season is coming soon!!!!!!

  8. guseric@hotmail.com

    the best thing to do is what the whitesox did to cleveland yestersay, send out a aa squad, but still get the win.
    besides, boston has to get in, as a chisox fan i dont want anything to do with LAA in the 1st round.

    I was looking at St Louis record vs the Sox since August 21st. The Sox were 23-17 while St louis was 20-17.

    Lotta talk about a chi- sox collapse, st louis, not so much.

  9. wrasmussen7@yahoo.com

    How SWEET it was today!!!!Hey, I’ll admit it, I had tears in my eyes just like Torre did. And to dance at Fenway was even better !!!!!!Great game, and If I’m Joe I pitch Wright tomorrow, play Bubba to rest Sheff, and ask Jared to sit Manny down one, maybe even twice. He IS an IDIOT, and I just couldn’t believe he’d showboat, not one but twice. Don’t throw at his empty head, but let him hit the dirt !!! And we need to win tomorrow & put these guys out of the playoffs, that would be icing on the cake. Let the “Nation” start crying early, even if it means we play the Angels. I don’t care, I live up here in Boston, and ya, the “fans” ARE
    miserable people; the Sox got their **** rings for the first time in 86 years, and yet they still hate us. Remember this is the club that in Spring Training started bad-mouthing Alex. This club and their so-called “fans” deserve NOTHING,

    let’s dance again on “Friendly

    Fenway’s” turf again tomorrow.

    Revenge is sweet, isn’t it A-Rod ?? (and Mo, too, after being mocked by these jerk fans on opening day)

    LET’S GO the 2005 AL East Champion Yankees…keep grinding!!!

    Ras #45

  10. happymediums@msn.com

    HAHAHA!

    So right brotha…I’m sure A-Rod is having a swig or two more of the champagne

    And so am I!

    But, they haven’t done anything yet. I’ll be up at the bar once again getting yelled at by drunks telling me to get off the bandwagon. Eventhough I have a Mike Pagliarulo shirt on that is as thin as a mint and has enough holes in it to make my mom STILL want to throw it away. Jeez, I’m rambling….Anyway take heart in the fact that Jaret Wright is pitching. He has been known to “plunk” a few in his time. Remember when he was “young Jaret Wright” (that is what Joe Buck refered to him as in the 97 playoffs against Cleveland and was also the genesis for my annoyance toward Joe Buck)he was known for hitting a few Yankees. Well, now that he plays for the Yanks it’s his turn to “do the duty.” But you know that won’t happen since Joe Torre is CLASS. Also look for Jeter to “take one” if he plays since he seems to get hit at least once a series against Boston since 98 or so.

    Anyway, enjoy it fellas….for now if officially begins!

  11. happymediums@msn.com

    Remember when this was said?

    Blast from the Past:

    Easy call: Race is a runaway

    By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist | June 26, 2005

    PHILADELPHIA — It’s OK to say it. Don’t worry about jinxing them. The 2005 Red Sox are going to win the American League East. By a landslide. Come late September, this is going to look like Secretariat at the Belmont in 1973.

    After looking up at the Orioles for two frustrating months, the Sox moved into first place Friday night and they are there to stay. Stop worrying about the Yankees, Orioles, and Jays. It’s not even going to be close.

    “We’re going to the Series, boys!” shouted Kevin Millar in the locker room after yesterday’s 7-1 thrashing of the Phillies (the National League really stinks this year, no?). “We’re back! The [expletive] Sox are on a roll!”

    “This is the place we thought we’d get to,” added Johnny Damon. “It was just a matter of time. This team is playing great and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

    The burst of optimism that consumes Red Sox Nation at this hour (truly, this is an alternate universe) is owed to something more than a season-high six-game winning streak.

    The Franconamen turned things around two weeks ago when warrior Tim Wakefield took the ball and stopped the bleeding on the ivy in the Wrigley finale. The Sox have won 11 of 12 since that night and their starting pitching in that span has been sensational.

    In the dandy dozen since June 12, Sox starters are 9-0 with a 1.77 ERA. The fab five have held the opposition below the Mendoza Line for a fortnight. Matt Clement’s victory over the Phillies yesterday makes him 9-1. Would the Sox still bid for Carl Pavano or Brad Radke ahead of their Lincolnesque righty?

    It gets even better for the pitching staff. The Sox have five solid starters and a first-place standing despite the fact that Curt Schilling has been on the shelf most of the year. The Big Blowhard is due back in the rotation early next month. Is any other team going to get a midseason acquisition better than Schilling?

    Meanwhile, as usual, the Red Sox lead the majors in hitting (.285), runs (409), and on-base percentage (.360). They’ve scored six or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. Manny Ramirez is back to his Jimmie Foxx self. Boston’s catcher, center fielder, and DH are having All-Star seasons. Bill Mueller (two doubles yesterday) appears to have returned to his batting-champ form.

    The Sox also have Earl Weaver’s proverbial deep depth: John Olerud is better than Doug Mientkiewicz and Jay Payton is an upgrade over Gabe Kapler. Boston’s bullpen could be a sore spot, but Mike Timlin — who should be an All-Star — can step into the closer role if cranky Keith Foulke can’t get going.

    Even Theo Epstein’s minions are on a roll. They have proof that Mark Bellhorn somehow contributes more to a lineup than Ryne Sandberg, and yesterday Bellhorn caught a Jim Thome line drive while standing in shallow right field. BlackBerries were buzzing from Brookline to Kansas.

    Here’s another clue for you all: The Sox are in first place even though at the end of yesterday’s games they had played more road games than any other team in baseball. Boston plays 49 of its first 88 games away from home, which means they will be at home down the stretch. The Sox play 24 of their final 36 at Fenway, where they are a major league-best 77-36 since the start of last season.

    “Most of us are from warm-weather states or warm-weather countries,” said Damon. “We’ve only been comfortable for a couple of games at Fenway this year, but now it’s warming up. This has been a nice run, but I think home is going to make us even better.”

    Elsewhere in the AL East, the rabbits from Baltimore are finally taking that predictable plunge into the great middle. A round of applause for the Orioles for staying in first from April 22-June 24, but sooner or later the pitching mound was going to be a heap of trouble for the Birds. They did well to stay on top for as long as they did after losing catcher Javy Lopez last month.

    And then we have the unfortunate, spoiled sons of Steinbrenner. The Boss assembled baseball’s first $200 million roster but as of this morning, the Yankees are 37-37. There is no sign of life, no alternatives in the farm system, and no one who can be moved. They’re just a couple of injuries away from morphing into the Horace Clarke Yankees of 1965-66.

    Twice this season the Yankees have enjoyed stretches of dominance that justified their paychecks, but for most of the year they have looked uneven, uninterested, and old. They pose a threat only if the Red Sox succumb to the irrational fears of history, and this Boston bunch buried all that stuff for good in October 2004.

    So there. No worries about the wild card this year. Start lining up the rotation for October. The Red Sox are going to finish on top in the American League East for the first time since 1995. They are going to break the string of seven consecutive second-place finishes behind the Yankees. And they are going to win by a wide margin.

    Don’t look for a lot of strong quotes to support this theory. The Bruins of the 1970s and the Celtics of the mid ’80s were probably the only local teams bold enough to say, “We’re just better than everybody else.”

    But the once and future idiots know. They are playing with a confidence and comfort that come only when you know you are good and you know the other guys fear you.

  12. lnwolf3526@aol.com

    I think that it is great that the Yankees won the AL Division. Now if they can just win on Sunday and put Boston out of the post season. How sweet that would be.

  13. saif.ahmed@us.army.mil

    The yankees unfortunately can do nothing to put boston out of the post season. Even if they beat Boston tomorrow, Boston still makes the playoffs if Cleveland loses. if Cleveland wins tomorrow, boston plays cleveland in a playoff for the wildcard.
    Sorry to burst your bubbles!

  14. navinka@hotmail.com

    Everyone needs to go back to the posts from beginning of the season. There were many times where many thought of this as impossible. From last place to first place…unbelieveable. Taking the AL East division for the eighth consecutive year…priceless.

  15. evilsnare1@yahoo.com

    So whats ahead? You were right all along about cleveland being the odd team out.. man what happened to them. Talk about going flat at the wrong time of the year. Anyway so whats your analysis on the Angels. Looks like we’ll be playing over there for games 1 and 2.. also, whats the rotation? Chacon looks awfully bad, perhaps its just the red sox he has trouble against. Hmmm..

  16. happymediums@msn.com

    Man, that stinks that the Yanks have to lose homefield in a short series. Kinda strange how Buck pulled all his starters early. Maybe a “take that former Boss?” Whatever….I just hope Mussina and the rest of the lineup is ready. Anything can happen now. Every team that is in has BIG flaws.

  17. luckyleftie300@aol.com

    That was a great article happymediums i remember reading that on espn.com and thinking how could they hang their banner on OUR rightful first place pole?? I wonder what Dan as well as the rest of the Yankee Haters have to say now that were champs once again.

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