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"Larry, can you be any more of a Yankee apologist?.... Just look past your Yankee myopia and try some objectivity." - Bernal Diaz
"Mr. Mahnken is enlightened." - cordially, as always,
"Wow, Larry. You've produced 25% of the comments on this thread and
said nothing meaningful. That's impressive, even for you." - Anonymous
"After reading all your postings and daily weblog...I believe you have truly become the Phil Pepe of this generation. Now this is not necessarily a good thing." - Repoz
"you blog sucks, it reeds as it was written by the queer son of mike lupica and roids clemens. i could write a better column by letting a monkey fuk a typewriter. i dont need no 181 million dollar team to write a blog fukkk the spankeees" - yan
"i think his followers have a different sexual preference than most men" - bob
"Boring and predictable." - No Guru No Method
"Are you the biggest idiot ever?" - Randal
"I'm not qualified to write for online media, let alone mainstream
media." - Larry Mahnken
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October 14, 2004
Father Knows Best by Larry Mahnken
Two days ago it seemed the Yankees' task was to avoid heading to Boston 0-2, now they've got a chance to put the Red Sox away quickly.
I don't think they will. Boston's lineup hasn't shut itself down like they arguably did in last year's ALCS, they've been dominated by great pitching. If the Yankees slip just a little bit Boston is ready to pound them. They need a strong start by Brown on Friday night to get a real stranglehold on this series.
But that's just me being realistic. There's no reason to not feel estatic about things right now, so far things have gone New York's favor, they've beaten the two best starters Boston has, and might not have to face Schilling again -- and certainly not twice more.
Rivera last night was outstanding. He seemed a little off on Tuesday night, but from the moment I saw his first pitch last night -- a cutter that missed just inside -- I knew that he was going to be okay.
This has been a tremendously entertaining series so far, though very hard on the nerves. I definitely need this off day.