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Shocking News--Boston Red Sox--1916*
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Shocking News--Boston Red Sox--1916*

Well earlier this month we knew that Manny Ramirez was caught for the 3rd time with Steroids, We also knew that David Ortiz and others on the 2004* and 2007* Red Sox used Steroids, (Yes the Yankees also used, perhaps all of the 1996*-2009* teams probably used also).
 
So of course that meant that 1918 became the fall back to Red Sox Fans, Till Now
We now have reason to believe that the 1918 Chicago Cubs may have thrown the World Series.
 
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I saw this today from the Albany Times union, and another link to Deadspin.
If this is true and "The Expert" has every reason to believe that is true, The new Look back of celebration for Red Sox Fans is 1916*
 
 
 
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The Bambino, the bloody sock and other Boston-New York baseball blowhardery
By Chris Churchill (Red Sox) and Jordan Carleo-Evangelist (Yankees) | Twitter
 

Did the Red Sox really deserve to win the 1918 World Series?

It wasn't just us, see. All the boys were doin' it.

Maybe that pesky 86-year drought shouldhave been longer.

Check out this pretty neat story citing the belief among some historians — and a document recently uncovered in a Chicago museum — suggesting that the 1918 Cubs maybe didn’t try their hardest in the 1918 title series.

The thesis — which can probably never be proved because anyone with first-hand knowledge has long since croaked — is that the same gamblers who corrupted the infamous 1919 White Sox may have had their hooks in the underpaid and woebegotten ’18 Cubbies.

The suspicions, apparently, are not new. The Sporting News reported on them, too, way back in 2008.

I know. I know. At this point, who really cares?

But my two favorite details from this bizarre story are a) that before one game in the series both teams refused to take the field because the team owners were withholding the players’ full World Series shares and b) that Cubs pitchers had a 1.04 ERA in the series and still lost.

Talk about the dead ball era.

Anyway. The story is worth a read — if for no other reason than to make us all feel better about the steroid era.

Still, I look forward to seeing the Fenway grounds crew painting over that 1918 banner. I’ve got some green paint in my garage if they need it.

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  1. No doubt a Yankee fan!

    Comment by Henry Hill — April 22nd, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

     

    http://deadspin.com/#!382009/did-the-cubs-throw-the-1918-world-series

     

    From Deadspin.com

     

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Young and Dumb (or just dumb)?
Category: Humor
Tags: Florida basketball


 

 

Perhaps it is just me, but this story blew my mind. I did many stupid things when I was in college, but breaking in a car was just never on my mind. The fact that these guys were on scholarship and still decided to break in a car is even more disheartening. But the thing that was riveting for me is to listen to the entire conversation while they sat handcuffed in the back of the police car. I love the line...that won't work, this is not the bro-lice, but the po-lice. That is an instant classic. Here is the recorded conversation:

http://dai.ly/ektHlv

 I know that there is a delay for the commercial, but I think you will find it worth the wait...

 

I wish these young men well, but unless someone is able to shock them into reality, their future is very bleak indeed...

Mess in NY...
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Tags: MLB Mets

 

 

 

 

Admittedly, the Mets have had a run of bad luck the past few years. After several collapses down the stretch, the Mets find themselves one of the have nots. Or to put another way...they suck. Since I am an Astros fan, I understand how it feels to root for a bad team. That does not prevent me from following my team and I am sure that it does not prevent Mets fans from following the Mets. Bad teams are used to criticism, but generally they expect support from the home front. In a recent broadcast, an audio clip of Stewie from Family Guys was played. This was from a November program that was highly critical of the Mets. The Mets are "seething" over this incident...

Although very funny, it is interesting that this would occur in April...not even a full week into the season...

Here is the clip:

 

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