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Archive for "Oct 14 2009"

Possibly THE Dumbest Thesis Foisted This Playoff Season

Only a sportswriter for the NY Times could be this frickin’ retarded:

The Yankees-Angels series gives baseball an East Coast-West Coast matchup. It’s an intriguing showdown, as would be a World Series between the Phillies and the Yankees (they last met in 1950) or an Angels-Dodgers freeway series.

Still, what Major League Baseball needs is a great World Series, a Series for the ages. And with all due respect to those two other potential matchups, it’s a Yankees-Dodgers World Series that could take the game back to its roots at a time when baseball desperately needs to recover a portion of the trust, if not the innocence, that it has lost in the steroid era.

There would be a number of interesting story lines in a Yankees-Dodger World Series, not the least of which would be the return of Dodgers Manager Joe Torre to New York to face the team that he unhappily parted with after the 2007 season. But the greatest attraction has to do with the history and traditions that the Yankees and the Dodgers represent.

Two venerable franchises competing in a World Series would recall an era in baseball when things seemed simpler and the game was more pure.

As a proud foot soldier in Darth Boss George’s Evil Empire, I, too, want to see the Yanks square off with the Dodgers. But saying “the greatest attraction has to do with the history and traditions” of these two teams is semi-ridiculous, and claiming such a matchup “would recall an era in baseball when things seemed simpler and the game was more pure” is down right ludicrous.

What is this “history and traditions,” vis-a-vis the Los Angeles Dodgers, that you’re speaking of, Rhoden? The ‘history’ that, 51 years ago, the franchise left Brooklyn–where they ‘traditionally’ were treated like the Yankees’ red headed stepchildren–abandoning a rabid fanbase that stood by their beloved “Bums” through all dem years, for the sun and fun of the West Coast?

And what is this malarkey about ‘simplicity’ and ‘purity’ to which you allude? Name an era in baseball’s history that can be claimed as “clean.” Honestly, pick one; I’ll bet I can point out some kinda dirty laundry in each and every time frame, starting in 1919 and continuing right up to today.

There was a “great” World Series played in 2001. As far as a World Series “for the ages,” why don’t you wrack that pea-brained skull of yours and look back to 1991.

I want to see the Yanks square off with the Dodgers for one reason, and only one reason: I want Joe Torre. I want “Uncle Joe” back in Da Bronx….

And I want to see him get his ass stomped.

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