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Old 04-09-2002, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Yankees Continue to Dominate in Baseball

The New York Yankees are off to a fast start. Mike Mussina won his second game of the year by beating Toronto 5-2. He struckout 10 batters. An awesome performance. The Yankees have a great pitching staff. Mariano Rivera already has four saves this year. -I think they are better than last season so far. They are also hitting well. Even Giambi got a hit tonight. Outfielder Rondell White hit a two run blast in that win. Everybody is contributing on this team. I see them in the WS again.
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Its early, but I don't think anybody's going to bet against the Yankees. But I almost like the A's more with their more dominating staff, if Koch can stay out of danger and the offense keeps up like it has.
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The Yankees always heat up even more in the playoffs. I think they have a real good shot at the WS.
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Old 04-10-2002, 01:35 AM   #4
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Makes me sick. I hate seeing the Yankees win!
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Old 04-10-2002, 08:31 AM   #5
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....especially when it's against my Jays early in the season.

Anyone got their caluclators out?? Are the Jays eliminated yet!?
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Old 04-10-2002, 04:47 PM   #6
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No one else stands a chance this year against the Yankees unless they suffer injuries. The thing that drives me to the NBA and NFL is the increased parity. ANY team, ANY year has a chance - I'm not saying I think the Cavs will win it all next year, but you never know if they are healthy. Who could have predicted the Nets doing so well? My point is you just don't see that in baseball, at least not nearly as often.
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Not EVERY team has a chance in baseball.. just like in any sport, as you mentioned, Marc.. but with the recent success of the A's and Mariners; the offseason acquisitions by the Mets and Dodgers; not to mention last year's champs the Diamondbacks and a lot of other teams, the Yanks do have some stiff competition this year... moreso than past ones, I'd say.

Nevertheless.... I'd still put my money on the Yanks if I were betting
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And a solid bet that would be, Lee. However unfortunate that may be!
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I'd also bet on the Yankees. It would be close between them and the A's but I'd go with playoff experience. Plus how could the fans stand another season without winning the WS???
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I for one think that too much parity is bad for a sport. Lots of parity=no great team for many years, which can be good and can lead to a present day dynasty. Although baseball probably could use a bit more parity. As for the Yankees, believe it or not, they can be knocked off, they're not exactly invincible...
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I think the Yankees create parity for the rest of the league. Whenever one of the teams start to get too good; the Yankees buy that team's players.
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Quote:
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I think the Yankees create parity for the rest of the league. Whenever one of the teams start to get too good; the Yankees buy that team's players.
:lol:

The team doesnt even necessarily have to be good, they'll just take the best player on the roster if they have a use for him.
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They take best players even if they don't have a use for him. Why did they get Canseco anyway? And look what happened to Hitchcock...
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Old 04-12-2002, 12:48 AM   #15
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Roger Clemens struggled against Toronto on three days rest. He is now 1-2. Orlando Hernandez is injured I think. Anybody know his status? Yankees have come down to earth with two losses to Toronto. Nobody is perfect.
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