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    I guess the story starts tonight! I am not a Sox fan - most people know that - but I am an American League fan. So will I root for the Sox tonight! Just can't bring myself to it - and I have other incentive - there is a bench player on the Rockies that is local to where I live and my boys (high school varsity baseball players right now) know him personally - so I'll be rooting for the Rockies and Jeff Baker! I suspect he might not get an at bat until they get to Colorado where NL rules are in effect, but his pinch hitting stats are quite impressive - and he got the winning pinch hit that clinched a post season series for the Rockies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRinVA View Post
    I am not a Sox fan -
    This makes me sad.
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    Tossing over $51 mil at Matsuzaka sealed the BoSox's reputation as the Mini Evil Empire. It's one thing to get to the WS without a gargantuan payroll. It's something else completely when you have hundreds of millions of dollars to throw at a bunch of supertalents. In my mind, that's like buying your way to the CEO position at a company. I was fine with Boston before they won it all. Then Theo magically turned into $teinbrenner and it all went downhill from there.
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    I'm no fan but I must admit, there is Rockies fever going on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjeso View Post
    Tossing over $51 mil at Matsuzaka sealed the BoSox's reputation as the Mini Evil Empire. It's one thing to get to the WS without a gargantuan payroll. It's something else completely when you have hundreds of millions of dollars to throw at a bunch of supertalents. In my mind, that's like buying your way to the CEO position at a company. I was fine with Boston before they won it all. Then Theo magically turned into and it all went downhill from there.
    I'm a Sox fan but I have to disagree with Matsuzaka. I don't think he is a supertalent and in my opinion it was a waste of money. As I see it Matsuzaka isn't the only pitcher on the staff to help them get to the WS.

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    He's not the only player I'm talking about, but that was the move that finalized my current opinion of the BSox. Ortiz, Crisp, Ramirez, Papelbon, Schilling, Matsuzaka, etc. are the ones I'm talking about. Lots of money there that a lot of other teams don't have. It's an unfair advantage.

    This is why I want a salary cap.
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    Agreed on both parts. I guess the question would be how would those salary caps benefit the players?

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    If you take a look at the salary caps in football and basketball, there is still pleeenty of money there for grown men who get to play a game for a living. A salary cap would help even out the playing field for all teams, so to speak, and make things a bit more fair for those teams with stingy owners or small markets. No, it's not going to make those penny-pinching owners spend more on their teams, but it will mean that the teams that have owners who ARE willing to spend money won't be able to go out there and gobble up all the good talent for themselves. Other teams might actually have a shot at getting some good players too if there's a limit to what teams can spend. Sure, the big spenders will still get the cream of the crop, but there'd still be plenty of good gettin' available for other teams.

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    jeeze!

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    Oh no, we got pwned! ARGH.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjeso View Post
    If you take a look at the salary caps in football and basketball, there is still pleeenty of money there for grown men who get to play a game for a living. A salary cap would help even out the playing field for all teams, so to speak, and make things a bit more fair for those teams with stingy owners or small markets. No, it's not going to make those penny-pinching owners spend more on their teams, but it will mean that the teams that have owners who ARE willing to spend money won't be able to go out there and gobble up all the good talent for themselves. Other teams might actually have a shot at getting some good players too if there's a limit to what teams can spend. Sure, the big spenders will still get the cream of the crop, but there'd still be plenty of good gettin' available for other teams.

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    The only way a cap will work currently is if they implement it and have a grandfather clause. I'm not for or against a cap, but it would take a massive overhaul to make this happen now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    jeeze!

    We're losing


    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Oh no, we got pwned! ARGH.

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    AND THE SOX TAKE GAME ONE!!!!!!
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    pfft--tonight man, there's going to be retribution.
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    btw--I lost 100 bucks on this last night.

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    I knew they would choke in the first game. I just had no idea they'd strangle to death.

    I hope they pull their heads out of their asses and start playing baseball!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    I knew they would choke in the first game. I just had no idea they'd strangle to death.

    I hope they pull their heads out of their asses and start playing baseball!
    They have to show up first.

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    Holy shit--thems fighting words.
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    They have to show up first.
    OW!



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    RED SOX ALL THE WAY, BABY!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Holy shit--thems fighting words.
    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    They have to show up first.
    OW!
    *runs*

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    I'm hoping the Rockies win so downtown Denver goes crazy. Maybe they'll tear gas people like they did when the Broncos won the Superbowl, and the Avs won the cup. Yea, that'd be sweet.

    Although, Aaron just pointed out to me that people will probably go crazy regardless. I love Colorado.
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    Yeah, never a dull moment, that's for sure!



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    Sox won again!

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