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    Um. Not sure. All I know is that in 1875 the Boston Red Stockings were the league leaders with a record of 71-8 and the Philadelphia Athletics were 15 games behind. And the once mighty Brooklyn Atlantics came in last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_Ferret View Post
    Um. Not sure. All I know is that in 1875 the Boston Red Stockings were the league leaders with a record of 71-8 and the Philadelphia Athletics were 15 games behind. And the once mighty Brooklyn Atlantics came in last.
    I'm sure the Detroit...um...somethings must have been in the run for a championship. Much like they will be in, say, 150 years, give or take, depending on what year we're in.

    But speaking of the Boston Red Stockings, they really gave a poor accounting of themselves over the last month. You know, our bartender speaks with a slight New England twang. It's possible she knows someone from that area and can explain their dismal demise.
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    BTW, there are no New York Knickerbocker fans in this thread, are there? Because, you know, I'd have to, sorta, shoot 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    BTW, there are no New York Knickerbocker fans in this thread, are there? Because, you know, I'd have to, sorta, shoot 'em.
    shootin' just gets you in trouble you know. not a knickerbocker here. undisappointed reds fan. got me a burlap sack with eyeholes for that too. can i get a beer to drown my met expectations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkendall View Post
    shootin' just gets you in trouble you know. not a knickerbocker here. undisappointed reds fan. got me a burlap sack with eyeholes for that too. can i get a beer to drown my met expectations?
    Shootin' don't get me in no trouble at all. I'm the Marshall.

    As fer yer beer, I'd suggest you hep yourself. reg will probably be by sometime tomorrow morning or afternoon. A man can get pretty dry just a waitin' for that. But you gotta respect her mourning fer them Red Stockings. They sucked the soul out of her, they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    I'm sure the Detroit...um...somethings must have been in the run for a championship. Much like they will be in, say, 150 years, give or take, depending on what year we're in.
    I think you're thinking of the Keokuk Westerns. But they only played 13 games of which they only won one, and basically just threw the $20 admission fee away.

    But it doesn't matter, I think the days of the National Association as a major league are numbered. There's rumblings about this thing called the National LEAGUE, if you can imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    I'm sure the Detroit...um...somethings must have been in the run for a championship. Much like they will be in, say, 150 years, give or take, depending on what year we're in.

    But speaking of the Boston Red Stockings, they really gave a poor accounting of themselves over the last month. You know, our bartender speaks with a slight New England twang. It's possible she knows someone from that area and can explain their dismal demise.
    I can explain their dismal demise. The General Manager Theo Epstein traded away several good young pitchers over the last few years bringing in older has been pitchers who couldn't pitch their way out of a paper bag. He then followed up those brilliant brain farts by trading away solid hitters and fielders to bring in players who stayed one year and left.

    Now thanks to that inept asshat, Terry Fanconia our beloved manager, is leaving.
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    Oh, I forgot to mention Theo's $100 million, yes, $100 million failure by the name of Daisuke Matsuzaka. He won't even make the rank of has been, he's a never was.
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    Forgive me fer sayin' so, Miz reg, but you sound a tad bitter. Kin I buy you a drink? We'll just put it on Ferret's tab.
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    alright, what's going in here?

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    reg is buying everyone drinks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Forgive me fer sayin' so, Miz reg, but you sound a tad bitter. Kin I buy you a drink? We'll just put it on Ferret's tab.
    Sure you can. Bitter isn't the word. Theo Epstein, the reason for all pain in Boston.

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    alright, what's going in here?
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    Wait.

    *sound of a trigger being cocked back*

    Haggis is getting pretty loose with my money. If I want to buy the lady a drink I'll offer it myself.

    Drink, reg?

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    I think I will, thank you, Ferret.

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    Um. OK. You're welcome.




    It's on fire.

    *backs away remembering the last time*

    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regdog View Post
    Sure you can. Bitter isn't the word. Theo Epstein, the reason for all pain in Boston.
    Epstein? Epstein? Wasn't he one of the Sweathogs?
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    Yeah, the curly haired one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_Ferret View Post
    Yeah, the curly haired one.
    What could he have done to hurt reg's Redstockings? I mean, he's not even gonna be born for another hundred years or so.
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    I don't know, he was the least interesting of the Sweathogs. I mean they all had fun catch phrases except him. Well, he had, "Mr. Kotta, I got a note." But what did the note say? Maybe it said the Red Stockings were going to lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_Ferret View Post
    I don't know, he was the least interesting of the Sweathogs. I mean they all had fun catch phrases except him. Well, he had, "Mr. Kotta, I got a note." But what did the note say? Maybe it said the Red Stockings were going to lose.
    It might have said that. We'll never be sure though. They were all signed "Epstein's Mother," and I think Gabe Kaplan threw them out. Or at least he would throw them out a hundred or so years from now.
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    I predict it'll be a hit. You heard it here first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Epstein? Epstein? Wasn't he one of the Sweathogs?
    That explains a lot about his General Managerial style and achievements
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