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Watson 14 Oct 02 - 09:19 AM
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53 14 Oct 02 - 09:47 AM
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Amos 14 Oct 02 - 10:33 AM
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Subject: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:14 AM

Who Are you pulling for in the World Series?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Pied Piper
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:18 AM

Belorus.PP


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Watson
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:19 AM

Well I hit the translate button, and that still doesn't mean anything to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: mack/misophist
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:30 AM

Try Belorussia. I don't much care for sports either.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:47 AM

Sports are a good pastime.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:01 AM

Baseball, Chevy, and apple pie all go together.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Amos
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:33 AM

The Belorussians have a team?

They don't even drive Chevies.

What's their win/lose?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,chin music
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 11:16 AM

It looks very much like a Giants-Angel World Series. The Angels seem to be a team of destiny, while Dusty Baker's guys should provide a good series. With all the turmoil in the game this season, baseball desperately needs a shot in the arm, but I'm only sorry we could not have seen 'Budlite' present the trophy to the Twins. It will come down to pitching, as it always does in the game of baseball, and the clubs are very close in that dept. with Nen and Persival being great closers. This time around, Barry Bonds has risen to the occasion and should be a big factor in the series. Somewhere in that big roundup in the sky, Gene Autry is smiling down as the former owner of the Angels, gets to see his club in the big dance. In closing, I think that the game of baseball has done the youth of North America a great disservice in starting the playoff games so late that the next generation of fans are snug in their beds by the start of the games. This is a subject for another thread. I like the Angels in six.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 11:17 AM

Good answer.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: mmm1a
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 11:24 AM

ANGELS

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

OK CAN YA TELL    I AM JUST A LTTLE EXCITED THEY FINALLY MADE IT.

       mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 12:38 PM

It's gotta be the ANGELS! Especially since I'm only fifteen minutes from Anaheim Stadium.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Peter T.
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 01:10 PM

Are they having baseball again this year? I stopped noticing. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 01:13 PM

Do they allow teams from outside the USA to play in the "World Series"?

Ireland should maybe call the All-Ireland Hurling and Gaelic Football championship a "World Series". Or Japan could have a World Series Sumo competition...England could go for Conkers. (But the trouble for the English is that all the daft local games the English come up with get taken up by other countries that beat them at it.)


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 01:33 PM

McGrath, Canadian teams can play in the World Series but, of course, you are right in a way. It should be called the "North American Series" at least for now.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 01:40 PM

I've often wondered why they call it the World Series too.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 02:18 PM

Heaven is in Anaheim this year!

Hope to see Cuban, Mexican and Dominican Republic teams should not be forgotten. They have furnished superb players to the major leagues for years.
I suppose they play other team sports over there across the pond. Can't think what they are, right now.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 02:19 PM

I'm rooting for the Giants (if they make it..) I still remember hearing the radio broadcast of Bobby Thomson's World Series winning home run when I was in high school. I went to see the Mets their first year (not because I'm a Mets fan) but because I wanted to see the Polo Grounds before they tore it down. With Willie Mays playing center field, using a walker...

I would have cracked up if Minnesota had won the championship series. What sweet revenge that would have been. My ideal World Series? That's easy. The Twins and the Pirates. I came to New York City in the fall of 1960, and was the only Pirate fan in my dorm. They had a common tv that everyone watched, and I had bets going against many loud-mouthed, self-deluding Yankee fans. When Mazeroski hit the home run, I went balistic, in a room stuffed full of angry Yankee Fans. Ah, to be young, brave and stupid again...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 02:22 PM

I hope the Angels win, and I hope Barry Bonds goes through his entire career without a World Series ring.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 02:23 PM

Are Cuban teams allowed in to play? What about when they have a home game against a USA team? Or doesn't it work that way?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 02:38 PM

McGrath, the "World Series" which as you mentioned is just presently between North American baseball teams pits the winner of the National League against the winner of the American League. The Angels just won the AL yesterday and the Giants and Cardinals are still playing to see who will win the NL. Cuba does not have a team in either the AL or the NL.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 02:55 PM

So Seamus, am I to believe you are not a Barry Bonds fan? LOL.....I tend to agree but I'm also sure that with or without it, his place in the Hall of Fame is waiting. I have grown to hate the Hall of Fame in recent years. When I look back upon the numbers who are deserving of the recognition and yet are not there, it pisses me off no end. Anymore MLB pisses me off as well........Why am I bothering to post here?

Funny thing.....It used to be we had good baseball and shitty movies about baseball. Nowadays we have some exceptional movies and some pretty unheroic baseball. Maybe during the Series I'll watch Bull Durham, Major League, Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own, Eight Men Out, and the incomparable 61*, Billy Crystal's excellent work.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,chimmusic
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 03:28 PM

Hey, Jerry, I was in high school when that 1960 Pirate-Yankee World Series occured. I was not a Bucs' fan, persay, but anybody beating the Yankeees warmed my heart. You had to be mighty strong to hit a homer out of Forbes Field in the alleys in those days. Also, I remember how sad it was to see Willie Mays(perhaps the greatest all round player of our time)stumble in the outfield, trying to catch a fly ball when he was with the Mets, that he would have put in his back pocket years ago. Ah, Father Time catches up to us all, it's just that being on the world's stage(sports and entertainment particularly) makes it very sad to watch. Jerry, being from Toronto, I was able to catch some Pirate games on the radio, and listening to Bob Prince was such a treat. A homer, to be sure, but such fun to listen to. Those were the days, my friend.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 03:32 PM

McGrath, several Latin American countries have good players, some of whom are good enough to play in the USA major leagues and do play there. They have leagues in their own countries, but smaller populations, other major interests such as soccer football and lack of the millions-billions of dollars involved in American baseball, would prevent them from competing on the American level.
Baseball is big in Japan, and a few players have made it to the American major leagues.

The Cuban situation is amusing; the players "defect." Every Cuban, in fact, who defects and makes it ashore can stay in the USA; this has made Florida into a major Latin American "country."

Mentioning the obvious, many of the top Latin American soccer players work in European leagues and only play for their country in competitions outside of league play. The same with ice hockey; top players come to the American leagues to get big money, sometimes in the millions, but play for their country in the Olympics, etc.

Forgive me the remark about "other team sports," soccer football is very popular in American schools and in not too many years, I think professional soccer will be as big in North America as it is elsewhere.

All of which comes down to the fact that big sport is big business. In the first days of baseball, before the farm systems, many teams were local, and rooting for the "home team" meant something. It is, I think, a big joke today. I watch professional sports sometimes (tem minutes of Monday Night Football on TV is usually a prelude to two hours of napping in the easy chair) just to marvel at the ability of top players, but I can't get serious about them.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 05:45 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 05:46 PM

"this has made Florida into a major Latin American "country."

Not really, but it has made Miami into a major Latin American city.

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 06:20 PM

Hope the series goes to 7 games no matter who is playing.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 02:59 AM

So Seamus, am I to believe you are not a Barry Bonds fan? LOL

Spaw, ol' buddy, you're right.
And as a diehard Red Sox fan for the last 30 years (there's 30 years off MY purgatory!) I know that Ted Williams never won a World Series ring. Now, he was not a particularly nice person when he was playing, and neither is Barry Bonds. Both truly great ballplayers, and eminently worthy of Hall of Fame enshrinement, but with all their records, homers, batting average etc., they didn't win the big one.
And I hope Barry never does.

Seamus

PS Where's Fielding on this debate? I mean Rick, not glovework.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Hrothgar
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 05:08 AM

Spaw,

If you really get lucky, somebody might show the Ken Burns series on baseball again. Even to a cricket/rugby fan in another country, that was a tremendous series.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 08:20 AM

looks like a california series instead of a subway series.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: JJ
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 09:12 AM

Jerry, if you saw Willie Mays play in the Polo Grounds during the Mets' first season in 1962, you saw him play for the San Francisco Giants. He hit .304 that year with 49 home runs.

He didn't need the walker until he came to the Mets in 1972 to finish out his career, and by then they had long played in Shea Stadium.

A section of the outfield wall of Forbes Field still stands in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, and a plaque embedded in the sidewalk marks the spot over which Bill Mazeroski's home run passed.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 09:56 AM

that neat about the spot where Mazeroskis home run passed over the fence.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 10:18 AM

San Francisco in 6 games anyone else have a prediction?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 11:24 AM

JJ... so much for memory... I think that Willie was playing Center Field for the Mets, but clearly it wasn't their first year. The movie The Bronx Tale has the play by play of the '60 World series on in the background, early in the movie... brought back good memories.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 11:34 AM

So far no one has explained why it is called The World Series.

Anyone out there know


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 11:35 AM

No not really


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Wull
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 11:18 PM

It is amazing how excited the Americans get over a game of "Rounders".


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 01:55 AM

I think it's called the World Series for the same reason we have the "World Heavyweight Champion" in boxing. In the early decades of the last century, Americans were, believe it or not, even more insular and jingoistic than they are now. (I don't know when the first World Series was played, and don't feel like looking it up at the moment, but it must have been before 1919, the year of the "Black Sox" scandal.) Since nobody else in the world was playing baseball, it was clear to any American that the best team in the U.S. was the best team in the world. And since then, we've kind of gotten used to the name.

I was 6 when I watched Mazeroski's home run, so I didn't quite know what was happening. All I remember is seeing lots and lots of confetti flying through the air on the TV! Four years later, though, I suffered through the Phillies' agonizing final 10-game losing streak when the pennant was in their grasp.

When I lived in Hilo, our local radio station broadcast the Giants games, so I became a Giants fan (they were always my second favorite team anyway). Here in Honolulu I haven't found MLB on the radio....and you know what? I don't miss it. I only liked listening to the games because it reminded me of being a kid.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 03:32 AM

Bigtime Giants fan here! My father took me to my first game in 1960. What a team they had in the early 60s - Mays, McCovey, Cepeda, Marichal, Perry, Felipe and Matty Alou (though before Matty developed into a star), golden glove third baseman Jim Davenport, but were usually one good pitcher short of putting them in first place...and then in the mid-60s management began their series of what became signature disastrous trades. New management has made a few mistakes, but obviously more good deals made up for the bad ones, and they are committed to winning by bringing in players during the season who can fill in the gaps. So here they are, on top of the NL. Go Giants! Prediction on a winner? No prediction. The Angels are damn good. It's going to be very competitive.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,chinmusic
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 09:04 AM

Well,chanteyranger, I can relate to early memories of baseball. In the mid sixties, my brother and I went over to Detroit from Toronto and saw the hated Yanks play the Tigers. Denny MacLain grooved one to Mickey Mantle and he hit in the upper deck. It was a big thrill for me. I remember those early Giants teams, with guys like Leon Wagner, Willie Kirkland, and the rest of the Giants you mentioned. I just wonder what Willie Mays stats would have wound up if he had not had to play in Candelstick Park. A lot of flyballs were knocked down by the winds in that park, so his HR's totals would have been much higher. The Angels-Giants series should be a good one, and I really don't have a rooting interest here, other than I hope it is good baseball. The Met-Yankee series didn't draw the big audience on tv like they thought it would, so I'm wondering if the west coast series will be the same. Being an American League fan, because of the Blue Jays, I guess I'm pulling for the Angels, but I also like Dusty Baker a lot. So, may the best team win, and I would like to hear Jack Brickhouse say once more, "The Giants Win The Serires, The Giants Win The Series." Too bad, he's passed away.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 09:14 AM

I'll be pulling for the Giants, since they beat both of my teams.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 09:38 AM

Don't get hung up on the name "World" series. It isn't meant to be a sign of superiority or anything, it is simply a brand name.

It's pretty simple as to why it is called the World Series. When the American and National Leagues decided to have the first championship back in 1903(I may be off by a year or two), there were NO other organized leagues in other countries. Baseball may have been played by missionaries or ex-patriots in other countries, but the sport was just being introduced.

As a marketing ploy, the series was dubbed "The World Series" to attract AMERICAN audiences to the event.   The National League had been around for a number of years but the American League was just getting off the ground.   The legendary John McGraw once refused to have his NL champ Giants play against the upstart league.

The name stuck. Now there are a number of countries that have leagues, notably Japan and Korea. I believe there is also a league in Italy and I think the Australian league is still together (although on shaky ground from what I've heard). The Caribbean countries have several winter leagues.   U.S. teams have played "series" against these teams, although these were sanctioned as exhibitions. The disparity between level of play has diminished over the years and I wouldn't be surprised if one day an "International Series" will take place. The name World Series will be forever linked to the championship of Major League baseball in the U.S.    While it may seem strange to other countries, the World Series is as American as apple pie.

I am very happy to see the Angels finally make it to the big dance, but - Go Giants!!!!!

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 09:42 AM

Funny thing.......For those of us who grew up with baseball in the 50's and 60's, and outside of New York, we now tend to use the phrase "the hated Yankees," and indeed they were for many of us. But for me and most of my friends, ardent Indians fans all, there still wasn't a one of us who couldn't quote the Yankee roster and more to the point, every damn one of us wanted to be "The Mick!" When they passed out numbers in Little League, the one we all sought was #7.......We were too late for DiMaggio, and he wasn't the same kind of guy. Mickey Mantle was the epitome of a baseball player, those massive forearms powering 500 foot home runs......We didn't know much of his personal life, we just knew that if we could, any of us would have played Center Field for the hated Yankees.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 09:52 AM

Very true Spaw. I grew up in the suburbs of NYC. I came of baseball age just as the Mets were born and I guess the young subversive in me decided to go with the underdog. My lifelong hatred of all things NY Yankees was born. Sorry for my intolerence. For years I drove around with a bumper sticker that said "Warning: I don't Brake For Yankee Fans".

But it is true about the fascination with the Yankees, even among the Yankee haters. There was something about #7 that everyone wanted that number. I did too, but I wanted it because it was also Ed Kranepools number!!

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 11:31 AM

Mickey Mantle hit a 585ft. HR in Yankee Stadium and that was quite a feat.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 11:52 AM

Bob, here's my prediction: Angels in 5!!! They always seem to give up one game then power through. Go Halos!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:16 PM

Hi Seamus.....yeah, I'm here, but a VERERRRY bad childhood memory has been brought up.

Maz

Poor Ralph Terry.

I'm really TRYING to get into this series but it's difficult.

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:26 PM

Rick, please don't tell me you are a Yankee fan! My image of you is crushed!!!!!   :)

Ralph Terry - finished his career with the Mets!!!

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:38 PM

As a Red Sox and American League fan, I really don't care who wins the World Series, as long as it's not the Yankees or the Giants.
I have to admit I would love to have seen Bud Selig present the trophy to the Twins in their locker-room after they'd come from almost being "contracted" to win the Series. I can but dream.
By the way, is baseball close to achieving "parity" like the NFL?
Just look at the final 4.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: YOR
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 05:33 PM

GO METS!


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 05:50 PM

Does everybody wind up with the METS?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 07:58 PM

Only the lucky ones


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 10:20 PM

I have a bunch of friends and family in the San Francisco Bay area, so I'm pulling for the Giants! (And hopefully no earthquakes this time...)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 12:52 AM

I was in Anaheim over the weekend, taking my 7-year-old daughter to Disneyland (her mom just moved from Boulder to Ojai), and I noticed the signs everywhere that said, "Go Anaheim Angels!" I guess if they left out the city name (as they would anywhere else) it might have been confusing...

Aloha,
Mark
(Of course Rick is a Yankees fan, Ron...but he still plays guitar pretty good.)


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Pseudolus
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 01:37 AM

Once the Phillies were out of it, I lost interest...probably sometime in early May....on the other hand, it was difficult for me to not pull for the Cardinals especially when Darryl Kile's son was sitting on the bench......what a heart breaker!    Oh well, no Cardinals and of course, no Phillies...Go Eagles?


Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 04:45 AM

Now there's a man after my own heart....soft pretzels, anyone?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 08:30 AM

If it was truely a world series it would be held in a different country each time as happens in football (soccer for our US).
Holding a WORLD series in the same country is NOT a WORLD series it is a NATIONAL SERIES with invited guests.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 09:21 AM

Noddy... pay attention!!! See above. It's a brand name. No slight is intended.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 09:27 AM

I've found that those who spend their time arguing over the name aren't interested in the game anyway.



Perdiction update: Angels will still win in 5. They will take the first two games, lose the third and then come back to take the fourth and fifth.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 10:04 AM

I can't work up anything like an interest in this series at all. Perhaps we need a second series......the two worst teams.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 10:14 AM

Oh that's right, Spaw. You're on the East Coast. Sorry! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 10:27 AM

No, I'm on the North coast....LOL

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 10:40 AM

Hmmm. A little Western superiority Mad4Mud??? Take a close look at the World Series matchups for the last twenty years or so.   Looks like teams from the East have dominated.

Just teasing.   This should be a fun series. Go Giants!

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 11:05 AM

I know you're teasing, Ron! I don't think anyone who knows the history of the Angels would deny me this moment of pleasure. Even if they don't win (God! What am I suggesting?!) they have had a terrific season with a group that really has shown fabulous teamwork.

Go, Rally Monkey!


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 11:19 AM

Mad4Mud, I am actually very happy for you.   As a Mets fan, I do root for the underdog and the Angels history is certainly a series of ups and downs - and close calls.   It was either their first or second season where they were actually contenders, surprising EVERYONE on how well an expansion team could play.

Not to mention that any team that was owned by Gene Autry surely has a place in my heart.   From what I saw, his heart and soul was in that team.   In this day and age of corporations and focus on the bottom line, we need to remember the passion that once drove this game.

Plus my Mets got Jim Fregosi from your Angels!   That makes us practically related now Mad4Mud!!!!

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 11:23 AM

LOL!

Next thing you know Ron you'll be wearing red!

Good luck to your team....they'll need it! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: YOR
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 12:56 PM

Thats a great idea Spaw! O's vs. Mets. Mets win it in the 11th after O's go home after 9.

Actually I'm an O's fan and then American League. But this year I'm pulling for the Giants in seven. My love for the Mets comes from my grandfather who played some minor minor league ball in NYC in the 20's.

Go Terps! Beat Georgia Tech!

Roy


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 01:08 PM

I have often been accused of wearing red!!

Of course, I did not bother to mention one of the players we gave up to get Jim Fregosi - a journeyman pitcher named Nolan Ryan! Just one in a string of brilliant deals made by my Mets!

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: SharonA
Date: 17 Oct 02 - 04:39 PM

I'll go out on a limb and say San Francisco will take the series in four games. (Hey, my prediction was correct last year, so I'm one for one, so far! *G*)


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 07:32 AM

Well, I guess I'll have to go with Brazil...though England would be a sentimental favorite.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,MarkS
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 08:12 AM

Here is a bit of trivia which may tie in with Ron Oleskos post
Back in 1903 when the championship series started, it was sponsored by a now defunct newspaper in New York, the "New York World." Thus, the "World" championship series was born and been called "World" ever since.
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 09:16 AM

Well, MarkS, I've never heard that one.

And I wonder why a New York newspaper would have sponsored a series between teams from Boston and Pittsburgh.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 10:11 AM

I think the first World Series was called something like the Championship of the United States....


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 01:13 PM

Can't wait for it to get started.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 01:29 PM

One of my son's favorite movies was Yor. Any relation, YOR?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 01:31 PM

Please you US folk tell me as over the tears I have lost track of the various Baseball Teams.
I don


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Ard Mhacha
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 01:35 PM

Sorry I will begin again, I remember a different City with the word Angels, how many teams over the past 50 years have moved to different cities and please tell me how long Mannaheim have been around. Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 03:24 PM

The Angels were formed in 1961. They originally played the first couple of years in Los Angeles and were called the Los Angeles Angels. They moved to Orange County (where the city of Anaheim is located) in 1966. I'm guessing they got their name while playing in Los Angeles (it being considered the City of Angels) but couldn't tell you for sure. I'm sure someone on Mudcat knows the complete history. I believe Gene Autry's wife Jackie had something to do with the naming of the team.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 03:55 PM

I believe the Angels was a name used by a minor league team from LA for a few decades before the MLB franchise was formed.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: YOR
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 04:20 PM

Jerry, no relation just ROY backwards. Spelled my name that way sometimes as a child, my brothers still use it as a nickname now and then.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Ard Mhacha.
Date: 18 Oct 02 - 05:17 PM

Thanks Madd4Mud and Ron, I listened to the Baseball broadcasts here in Ireland away back in the 50`s, we could pick up the American Forces Network in Germany, AFN Munich, Stuttgart etc.
As I was saying, way back then the Dodgers were in Brooklyn and the Giants were in New York, and I suppose the Oriels and many others have also changed Cities.
This is a very rare occurence in European Soccer, I doubt if it would go down well here. Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 12:52 AM

Let's see if I can still do this without peeking.
National League in the 50s, before Californization:
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
Brooklyn Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Braves
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds (became Redlegs with McCarthyism, then back to Reds)

American League in the 50s:
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
Washington Senators
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers

In 1957 or thereabouts, the Giants moved to San Francisco and the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. Somewhere around the same time (I might be wrong on the time) the Athletics moved to Kansas City and the Braves moved to Milwaukee. In 1962, the National League added the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45's (who became the Astros when they moved into the Astrodome), and the American League added the Los Angeles Angels (who became the California Angels when they moved to Anaheim, and then the Anaheim Angels when they were bought by Disney), and the Minnesota Twins. After that, things got really confusing.

And Anaheim was founded by German immigrants in the 1840s or 50s as a winemaking center, but they switched to oranges after the vines died. The name comes from the Santa Ana River and heim, German for "home".

Aren't you glad you asked?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 01:49 AM

Pretty good job Mark! Being a Philly boy, I bet you remeber the joke:

Spell Philadelphia<
P-H-I-L-D-E-L-P-H-I
What happened to the "A's"??
They moved to Kansas City

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 04:20 AM

The Giants win the series! The Giants win the series! The Giants win the series! Barry Bonds hits into the lower deck and they're going crazy! They're going crazy! Yahaaaa!!!!! I don't believe it! I don't believe it! I do not believe it! The Giants have come up series winners, and they're picking Barry Bonds up and carrying him off the field!!!

Just wishing aloud.

-Chanteyruss Hodgesranger


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 10:22 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 10:35 AM

I'm for the Angels.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 11:06 AM

I'm already tired of the rally monkey.......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Ard Mhacha.
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 04:36 PM

Mark, Sorry i`m late, many thanks that is an education , I am still laughing at the Reds changing their name to the Redlegs, what a twisted time when that bastard McCarthy was spreading his hate.
The 50s Baseball list also reminds me of the time I could name every World Boxing Champion from heavyweight to Flyweight, just 8 Champs nowadays there is close on 100 chumps. Ard Mhacha


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Clifton53
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 05:07 PM

Yes Spaw, and those 'thunder sticks' or whatever they are called have got to go. They are worse than the dreaded 'chop' of Atlanta. And Chanteyranger, yer talkin' my language baby.

Clifton ( life long Jint fan)


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 05:30 PM

I agree with the chop chant of Atlanta and Atlanta is my favorite team.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,chinmusic
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 09:44 PM

Watching the game tonite, David Bell of the Giants hit a homer, and sped around the bases and didn't stop until he got to the dugout. He didn't stroll back to the dugout. What a refreshing sight to see a guy not hotdog it! I would have like to see someone do that to Bob Gibson in the 60's. Showboating has become an accepted part of the sporting landscape, but it doesn't mean that I have to like it. Where did "class" go to? Hotdogging seems to be putting one's achievements ahead of the team, but that just way things are nowadays.Am I just an old fart for thinking this way?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Bobert
Date: 20 Oct 02 - 09:50 PM

Go SENATORS!

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 05:28 AM

Series winner takes on the Toledo Mudcats!

1B...Morticia McGwire
2B...Jeff Kendall
SS...Cranky Campy Yankaneris
3B...Brooks Dharmabum
C....Roy Catspawnella
LF...Barry "Finn" Bonds
CF...Big Mick Mantle
RF...Joe Di Offero
DH...Alison Kaline
P...Dizzy Duckboots
P...Sandy Koupaton
P...Bobert Gibson
MGR.John McGraw of Harlow


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 09:07 AM

Yeah Angels.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 09:51 AM

I have to tell you about those thunder sticks. I was at their "debut" about a month ago. Those things are LOUD. You get 10,000 fans banging those suckers together and you're hearing them for the rest of the evening in your head.
I think the tomahawk and those homerun hankies are for the weak. They don't even make noise! At least with the thunder sticks you can save your voice from getting hoarse.

Go Angels! Go Salmon!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 09:52 AM

I agree.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: SharonA
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 01:14 PM

So much for my prediction back on the 17th: Anaheim pulled off an extra-inning win last night! Now, like the Giants and the Angels, I am one for two. *G*

Oh, well, at least I won the baseball pool at work for that 2nd game!

I'm with Clifton53; the thundersticks make it annoying to watch the game on television. I turned off game 1 and didn't even turn on game 2 solely because of the thunderstick noise. ("Just turn down the TV's volume", you say? What fun is that?!?!?)   While I was watching game 1, they showed fans drumming with their thundersticks on the roof of one of the dugouts. To me, that's going too far!


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 01:29 PM

SharonA, I will respect your dislike for the thunder sticks but the Angels won that game without any extra innings! They didn't even have to play the bottom of the ninth!!! I'm sorry you didn't watch. It was really an exciting game. Congrats on winning that pool though.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 01:52 PM

It was a great game.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 03:00 PM

Its going to be a close series, still pulling for the Angels.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 03:23 PM

I forgot to add Hank Sharon and Madlock4Mud to the team.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 04:10 PM

Are you sure that team isn't called the Texas Chanteyrangers?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: SharonA
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 04:59 PM

Mad4Mud: Sorry 'bout that. That's what I get for listening to the sports report on the radio when I first wake up in the morning!! I could've sworn they said Anaheim won it in the bottom of the eleventh.

Note to self: drink coffee before listening to radio... *G*


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 05:04 PM

Not a problem, SharonA. You were half right. They WON by eleven runs! Now if the Angels can just prove the second half of your earlier prediction wrong... O:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 08:56 PM

Mad4Mud, wouldn't it be more accurate to say they won by two runs? The score was tied at 9 when the Angels came in at the bottom of the 9th inning. A homer brought in a guy on second base (or first?) Final: 11-9 Angels


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: JJ
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 12:14 AM

What is this, the folk process? Final score, 11-10, Angels.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 07:47 AM

More like the rally monkey butt-fucked by a thunderstick.........

The real score was St.Louis Browns 7, Florida Marlins 3

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 22 Oct 02 - 08:29 AM

Go Spaw.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 02:03 AM

Good game tonight...if you're on the right side. *g*


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 06:24 AM

Yeah Ebbie? Wow, so the John Birch Society beat the ACLU by 55 lynchings huh?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 08:31 AM

The Angels did it 2 to 1 now.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: SharonA
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 08:42 AM

Oh, man, this is not looking good for the National League (carnsarned designated hitters, anyway...)!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 01:05 PM

Wow, so the John Birch Society beat the ACLU by 55 lynchings huh?

Spaw, what kind of hat does the JBS wear? And is it becoming to you? :~/


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Kim C
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 01:25 PM

What's "baseball"?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 09:21 AM

2 games each.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Wull
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 02:18 AM

I don't know or care much about rounders, but, next to playing it, or watching it, this has my vote as the most boring thread on the Mudcat at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Kim C
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 09:45 AM

Well, apparently, there ain't too many people watching the Series on TV. I heard this morning that among young people, more of them watched The Bachelor.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 09:47 AM

still say go Angels.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 11:10 AM

They are back at home on Saturday so maybe they will win.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 12:29 PM

Ouch! That last game hurt but like Bob I think the Angels can still pull it off. Being back home will help.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 12:56 PM

This is truly a freakin' bore......Thankfully, Dusty Baker introduced elements of Little League last night........and I missed it. Tragic. Baseball is really going in the crapper.........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 08:38 AM

The Angels did it so go Angels.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: 53
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 08:50 AM

angels did it, beat the giants and Barry Bonds.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Ard Mhacha
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 07:35 AM

Congratulations Mad4Mud, you did it the hard way, just like our Armagh team, we won the All-Ireland Football Championship for the first time, and the Championship has been around from 1884.
Well done and like our County celebrate, for it may be a long time coming around again. Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 12:07 PM

Thanks Ard Mhacha! Victory is indeed sweet! I'm very tempted to go join the celebrations going on today in Anaheim. It's pretty much an all-day event being held between Disneyland, Edison Field and then Disney's California Adventure later today. Many co-workers have taken the day off to see the victory parade. They were lucky enough to have tickets to games six and seven.

Congrats to your Armagh team too! It makes being a long-suffering fan worth it, huh?


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Subject: RE: BS: World Series
From: GUEST,Ard Mhacha
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 12:37 PM

The Trophy is now doing it`s rounds of the County and this will continue until every one of the 50 or so Clubs gets the chance to have a "big night".
Our County Armagh is the smallest of the nine Counties which make up the Province of Ulster, and taking into account the remaining 23 Counties in the Provinces of Leinster, Connaught and Munster, we are rightly proud of being All-Ireland Champions.
So there you have a geography lesson and once again Mad4Mud celebrate. Ard Mhacha.


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