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Old 10-17-2012, 11:07 AM
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The one positive to come out of this series for Sox fans is that we may never have to see Valverde close a game in a Tiger uniform again.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:32 AM
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The one positive to come out of this series for Sox fans is that we may never have to see Valverde close a game in a Tiger uniform again.
Actually, I prefer to see this playoffs' version of Valverde closing for Detroit in 2013. I don't think it will happen, though.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:30 PM
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That's what is so depressing about watching the Tigers. Oakland is a playoff joke and the Yankees look so bad. If only we could have finished Detroit the Sox could have potentially been in the World Series. This season is going to hurt for a long time, especially if we have to watch Detroit win a title.
Absolutely. I sigh a little harder each time I think about what could and SHOULD have been for us this season. We lost the division by three games. All we had to do was win TWO of those 12 games we dropped to the Tigers and it would've been us in the ALDS against the A's, not Detroit. And as people have said, anything can happen in the playoffs; all you have to do is get there. Too bad we couldn't get there.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:51 AM
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The only way i'd ever root for the Yankee$ to win the World Series is in your dreaded scenario of them playing the Cubs.
I'm a Sox fan and pretty happy to root against the Flubs in nearly every instance but I think in that ultimate WS match-up even I would end up rooting for the North Siders--their defeating the Bronx Bombers would be the ultimate humiliation for New York arrogance. Yankees = 666.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:22 AM
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For those baseball historians out there, the Cubs didn't fare too well against the Yankees in 1932 and 1938. There is even some great archival footage from the 1932 WS of a certain Yankee seeming to point to the CF bleachers just before he deposited the next pitch there.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:09 AM
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ALCS - Game 4 will be played today at 4:07 ET

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:42 PM
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4-0 Tigers in the 4th as Cabrera just took Sabathia yard to the LF bleachers for a 2-run shot. Just a few innings left until they're in the World Series. Only question that remains: Will Yankees get a hit?

EDIT: Peralta with a 2-run HR to LF. 6-0.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:50 PM
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Boy, it sure would have been nice for this to be our Sox. But our Sox would have gotten swept by Oakland in the ALDS, anyway.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:55 PM
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Boy, it sure would have been nice for this to be our Sox. But our Sox would have gotten swept by Oakland in the ALDS, anyway.
Yea, I know that everyone thinks the Sox could have had the same success the Tigers have had this year but the fact is that two of our three best pitchers were absolutely gassed by the middle of September.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:19 PM
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There goes the no-no.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:21 PM
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What's amazing is that Jackson damn near caught that ball!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:16 PM
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I think the Sox would have taken Oakland out in five games...but we'll never know.

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Old 10-18-2012, 06:38 PM
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It's over. After that long and tumultuous regular season. And to think we could have stopped this from happening.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:44 PM
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Yankees swept. Their organization in disarray. Future unsettled. The last time this was so I was a teenager. BTW, I'm 60.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:52 PM
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I think the Sox would have taken Oakland out in five games...but we'll never know.

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You are right; we will never know. I don't buy the logic the Sox would've gone deep into the playoffs if they got there. First, Chris Sale is a great talent but he is no Verlander. Besides, 95% of the time, 85 wins doesn't get a team into the playoffs. The Sox just weren't good enough.
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