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    02 Oct '15 14:48
    That's right gang, it's been two whole years since the Yankees were in the playoffs.

    To put this in perspective, in dog years that about 10 years.

    Why the long drought? WIll such a drought ever happen again?
  2. Standard memberbill718
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    03 Oct '15 20:44
    Originally posted by whodey
    That's right gang, it's been two whole years since the Yankees were in the playoffs.

    To put this in perspective, in dog years that about 10 years.

    Why the long drought? WIll such a drought ever happen again?
    I hope it happens every year. The only reason the Yankees normally do well is their over inflated payroll. If they had the same amount of $$ to spend as the other teams like the NFL, they'd have 1 world series title, and 2 trips to the playoffs in the last 40 years.
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    04 Oct '15 02:55
    Originally posted by bill718
    I hope it happens every year. The only reason the Yankees normally do well is their over inflated payroll. If they had the same amount of $$ to spend as the other teams like the NFL, they'd have 1 world series title, and 2 trips to the playoffs in the last 40 years.
    It's pay up or shut up.

    A small market team has not won the World Series since the 1990's, and perhaps never will again.
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    05 Oct '15 01:57
    I know things are looking bleak for the Reds these days. They finished 36 games out of first place with no hope for the future.

    But by God, Joey Votto just obtained the MLB record for the most walks this year at 143!

    YEEESSSS!!!! Go Reds!!!! 😵
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    05 Oct '15 10:44
    I say other teams can keep great hitters like Mike Trout. Do you know why? It's because it takes a man to get up to the plate and take pitches instead of hitting home runs cause they are soooo afraid to strike out. I say Mike Trout has the courage of a little school girl, but that's just me.
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    07 Oct '15 08:37
    Originally posted by whodey
    That's right gang, it's been two whole years since the Yankees were in the playoffs.

    To put this in perspective, in dog years that about 10 years.

    Why the long drought? WIll such a drought ever happen again?
    Ha
  7. Standard memberKellyJay
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    08 Oct '15 14:201 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    That's right gang, it's been two whole years since the Yankees were in the playoffs.

    To put this in perspective, in dog years that about 10 years.

    Why the long drought? WIll such a drought ever happen again?
    10 years, you are crying about 10 years...I think the number is 107 years since the Cubs
    won the World Series. 🙂
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    09 Oct '15 10:53
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    10 years, you are crying about 10 years...I think the number is 107 years since the Cubs
    won the World Series. 🙂
    No, no, I was saying that 2 years to a Yankee fan is like 10 years.

    But hey, the Cubs just beat the Pirates in the playoffs. God speed playing against the source of all evil in the known universe that resides in St. Louis.
  9. Standard memberKellyJay
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    11 Oct '15 03:04
    Originally posted by whodey
    No, no, I was saying that 2 years to a Yankee fan is like 10 years.

    But hey, the Cubs just beat the Pirates in the playoffs. God speed playing against the source of all evil in the known universe that resides in St. Louis.
    I grew up equally close to both teams, most families are split 50% where I lived then on
    who they root for. I can only imagine what the Mid-West is like now. 🙂
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    24 Oct '15 17:31
    I believe the KC Royals are a small market team, and are poised to beat the Mets and win the WS.
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    31 Oct '15 04:18
    Originally posted by whodey
    That's right gang, it's been two whole years since the Yankees were in the playoffs.

    To put this in perspective, in dog years that about 10 years.

    Why the long drought? WIll such a drought ever happen again?
    They didn't last long, did they? One and done against the Astros, another feel good story, along with the Cubs.
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    15 Nov '15 07:02
    Originally posted by whodey
    I say other teams can keep great hitters like Mike Trout. Do you know why? It's because it takes a man to get up to the plate and take pitches instead of hitting home runs cause they are soooo afraid to strike out. I say Mike Trout has the courage of a little school girl, but that's just me.
    The way to win games is to play small ball. That is how the Yankees won those championships. Make the pitcher keep throwing that ball, run up the count, so they have to take the pitcher out after the third inning. I don't question any of their guts, or how tough they are. I think you have to be tough just to make it to the show. But I would rather have guys who hit the ball and get on base, then hit homers. Oh, sorry, pitching actually wins games, but we are talking hitting. 🙂
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