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Pointless hit piece on the Rangers...

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by trickblue, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    The title was too long to fit in the space provided...

    This guy is a colossal arse. There was really no point in writing this piece other than to look like a jerk. Congrats, Mr. Bondy... you've succeeded...

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    Yankees' storied postseason success matters in a series against the historically futile Rangers
    Filip Bondy

    Over the past 50 years, the Yankees have won nine of their world championships, 15 American League pennants and fielded the likes of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter.

    The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, played .471 baseball, moved from one dumpy stadium in Washington to a worse one in Arlington, never captured a home playoff game and never reached a World Series.

    The Rangers have retired exactly one player's jersey (aside from Jackie Robinson's) and attempted to counter George M. Steinbrenner with George W. Bush in the owner's box.

    All they've ever had was Nolan Ryan, and they've ridden him like an urban cowboy on a mechanical bull.

    Ryan's no-hitters aside, this ALCS represents one of sports' great historical mismatches, 40 pennants versus zero. The Yanks should win this series just by throwing their pinstriped uniforms onto the field and reading from a few pages of The Baseball Encyclopedia.

    If only Bud Selig would agree to waive a few silly postseason rules, the Bombers might send their Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster to Arlington for the first couple of games, make this a fair fight.

    Of course, the Yanks are too diplomatic to admit such a thing.

    "I think history can play a role if you're playing a team where the guys have played against you," Joe Girardi said. "Most of (the Rangers) don't remember the late '90s, so it's not going to affect them one way of another. It doesn't mean anything to them."

    Well, it should. The Rangers are the oldest of three existing major league clubs never to have won a pennant. They should be ashamed to bring their media guides to the Bronx.

    The late '90s? What about the '60s, when the Rangers were born as the Washington Senators, mostly to appease congressmen who were ready to vote away the league's antitrust exemptions after the other Senators moved to Minnesota.

    Those new, second-generation Senators were every bit as lousy and nomadic as the first batch. During their odd-ball stay in our nation's capital - who can forget Richard Nixon throwing out the first baseball? - and then after moving to Turnpike Stadium in Arlington, the Senators/Rangers managed exactly one .500 season among their first 15 years, through 1976.

    The magic moments since then? How about a New York Times reporter declaring with anguish her retirement from sports writing after fighting the backward postgame flow of fans and dealing with the horrors of the old rat-infested Arlington Stadium?

    Read the rest of my pointless drivel by clicking here

  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Now, a trashy news paper in D/FW should talk about having a $200+ million salary several times and failing to at times even making the playoffs, about buying players because they aren't good enough to grow enough players to even get in the playoffs, and the rampant steroid use by their players.

    ....damn. I forgot. While D/FW has some less than stellar news papers, nothing compares with the drivel from the NY Post or the NY Daily News. Both of which are on par with the Star or the National Enquirer. Both news papers are a stigma for the city of New York. Two big black-eyes to a great city.
  3. Alumni2k11

    Alumni2k11 Old Dominion University (Class of 2011)

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    Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it. :-D.
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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  6. dwdj75

    dwdj75 Haters gonna Hate

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    I wonder why he hasn't written another hit... I mean "article" about this series since then ?
  7. justbob

    justbob The Peacemaker Staff Member

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    Dear Mr Bondy ---Tell A-rod he can swing now:rolleyes:
  8. Air Force One

    Air Force One Active Member

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    I did and got a response:

    I wrote an email with a link to his article and I simply wrote "we win, you lose :)"

    he wrote back "39 to go! Yanks ask that you don't overuse lee in WS...he needs to be fresh for spring training in Tampa"

    I wrote back just now: "That's all you have to say regarding that abomination of an article you wrote? You better hope your prediction about Lee becoming a Yankee is more on target than your prediction of the Rangers/Yankees series. :) "


    This guy is one serious idiot...more than I originally thought. If by some chance we manage to keep Lee, I'll be writing him again. :):)
  9. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    The Rangers were simply the better team. Better hitting, better pitching, pure and simple. The past week proved it. Quite honestly, the Yankees were lucky it went 6.
  10. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I emailed him and this was his response after Texas winning their first Penant:

    39 to go! Yanks ask you don't overuse Lee in WS.. He needs to be fresh for spring training in Tampa.[/FONT]

    cheers, filip
  11. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    My reply...
    Of course you will likely get Lee… it’s what the Yankees do. If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em…
    No reply as of yet...
  12. Air Force One

    Air Force One Active Member

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    I don't like that reply...nothing wrong with buying talent if you can, it's what I would want my teams to do. I like my response better:D...and with the 3 billion the rangers just got...I might be sending him that email.
  13. Garland powerplay

    Garland powerplay Active Member

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    Good locker room bulletin board material

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