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Old 04-03-05, 09:55 AM
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MLB 4/3/05 Its Opening Day!!!

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ITS OPENING DAY!!!
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Old 04-03-05, 09:59 AM
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And heres a story about a classroom of do-gooder brats:



Tensions were running high on the Merriam School playground in Acton, Mass.

Yankees fans and Red Sox fans were relentlessly taunting each other, and the fun of Boston's comeback win in the 2004 American League championship series was being lost.


As school officials worked to calm the students, they had a radical idea: Why not extend their peacemaking efforts to the big league level?

Their project to get the Red Sox and Yankees to shake hands before the opening-day game April 11 at Fenway Park has since been endorsed by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona called the school to tell officials he liked the "The Merriam School Handshake Project,'' though he added he won't force it on the players.

"If our guys want to go shake some hands, they're going to do it,'' Francona said. "I'm not going to make them.''

The plan goes against a big league rule that discourages fraternization between opposing players while in uniform, though the rule is occasionally flouted. In professional hockey, handshakes between opposing teams are a routine part of series-ending play in the postseason.

The Merriam School drew up the plan after school assemblies addressed sportsmanship. Students put together a PowerPoint show, and mailed and e-mailed it with letters urging team owners, managers and captains to support the opening-day shake.

The PowerPoint show begins with an image of students saying, "We look up to you.''

A series of photos follows, with one showing Boston's Jason Varitek brawling with New York's Alex Rodriguez. Another portrays children shaking their fists at one another. Beneath that image, a caption reads, "We follow your example.''

"Fans and players are getting too worked up about what's just a game,'' the students wrote in their letter to baseball commissioner Bud Selig. "The negativity and intensity is influencing children's sportsmanship after our own sports games.

"After children's sports games, we shake hands with the team we're playing. If kids can show good sportsmanship, then professionals can, too.''

Steinbrenner had an enthusiastic reaction to the plan, according to spokesman Howard Rubenstein.

"He thinks it's a great idea,'' Rubenstein said.
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Those kids can go to hell.
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
Those kids can go to hell.



And my tax dollars paid for them to do this.
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Shake their hands, then go kick their ass!
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Old 04-03-05, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u


ITS OPENING DAY!!!
Its about damn time!!!
Now I just hope the damn rain doesnt fuck it up.
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Man, they are coming out of the woodwork. Just walked the dog around the block here in north Jersey, and two neighbors felt the need to go out of their way to come out and tell me how lucky the Sox were and the joyride ends tonight and how the Sox are now just 1 of 30 teams and how it's a different story this year and 'hope you enjoyed it while it lasted'. When one had the cajones to say that 'you got lucky last year', I couldn't hold it in any longer: No.....YOU....choked.

Weather 15 miles NNW of the Toilet: cloudy but bright, birds (Cardinals, ironically) are singing, no rain in a while, pretty raw but not as bad as WS games 1 & 2.....
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Hooray for opening day!
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START THE DAMN GAMES ALREADY!!!!

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Let's get it going... and see if they can't repeat.
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I think the bigwigs at ESPN need to be pimped slapped. Not putting the Red Sox/Yanks game on ESPN so that it's in HD instead of the women's fucking semi's is crimnal.
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I agree. Wait, am I allowed to do that!
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I agree. Wait, am I allowed to do that!
We can agree on this. Just nothing else.
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Well I guess its about time to start going through this all over again...
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IN HIGH DEFINITION. WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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Holy crap! I thought the game was going to be on ESPN 2, but it looks like in Boston its on channel 38.

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Its on the YES network here, but not on the HD channel...
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I wish there was an easy way to archive every Red Sox game onto DVD's, or even as AVI's.
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Robbed of a HR. Great play by Matsui.
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Matsui steals a homer. BASEBALL IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jesus, Millar got robbed.
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