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  • Originally posted by Mattingly
    Racist? Who are you talking about?
    The Moose. Don't you remember the whole Gammons/Neyer fiasco from a few years back?
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    • Originally posted by ESPNFan
      The Moose. Don't you remember the whole Gammons/Neyer fiasco from a few years back?
      Not really. PM me the link.
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      • Freddy's in now. In a blow out this could get very interesting.
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        • Originally posted by Mattingly
          There are a few other "Rivalry" threads here that this has spawned. Ever read those also?
          I've probably glanced at a couple. What's your point?
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          • Come On Giambi...... You drew a one out walk in a 13-5 game...no curtain call???:grouchy
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            • Originally posted by ESPNFan
              Come On Giambi...... You drew a one out walk in a 13-5 game...no curtain call???:grouchy
              Why would Giambi have a curtain call for a walk?
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              • Originally posted by Hammerin Hank
                Why would Giambi have a curtain call for a walk?
                The guy takes a curtain call for pretty much everything else he does why would a walk be any different?

                I was being sarcastic.
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                • Originally posted by ESPNFan
                  The guy takes a curtain call for pretty much everything else he does why would a walk be any different?

                  I was being sarcastic.
                  Really? Do people boo him when he does this? I would.
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                  • Originally posted by Hammerin Hank
                    Really? Do people boo him when he does this? I would.
                    Nope he only does it in the Bronx and the Yankee fans eat up the his antics.
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                    • Originally posted by Hammerin Hank
                      I've probably glanced at a couple. What's your point?
                      Since you've been vocal in your opposition to this thread, I was just mentioning that there are others, such as the Dodgers/Giants thread, which are influenced by this, the "grand daddy" of our rivalry threads.

                      That's why I think that this thread is great. People can relax, let their hair down, talk about other teams and make silly comments.

                      Not everyone enjoys this, but for the regulars, it's very much a fun thing. Everyone's different.
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                      • Dodger/ Giant thread is the KING of the Current Event threads..........

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                        • I'm amazed at how relatively LITTLE I've seen on this thread about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry. It's eons old, and it's intense. When Terry Forster served up the 3-run HR to 39-year-old Joe Morgan on the last day of the 1982 season, and the Giants hung on to beat the Dodgers 5-3 (with Minton nearly blowing the save), the fans at Candlestick reacted like they'd just won the World Series--even though it was the BRAVES who went to the playoffs as a result of Morgan's HR.

                          I will never forget that image. All those disconsolate Dodgers walking off the field, and the Giants' sound system, turned up to what surely must have been full volume, blaring Tony Bennett's immortal "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," while the tens of thousands of mainly drunk fans went berserk.

                          I would not have liked being one of the media people assigned to go into the Dodgers' locker room that day. Nor when Bobby Thomson's 3-run HR won the 3rd and deciding playoff game between them for the 1951 NL pennant. Nor when a 4-run rally in the top of the 9th did the exact same thing in the playoff in 1962. We may not be good at winning World Series (as in, 1 since 1933), but we're great at eliminating the Dodgers. (Oh, yeah, and rookie Dave Kingman's 2-run HR to take the division title from the Dodgers on the final day of the 1971 season.)

                          Giants fans remember these events like normal people remember their children's births. So yeah, Giants-Dodgers is a huge rivalry. Get the film clips of Morgan's HR and the fans' reactions to the Dodgers' walking off the field after that game. You'll never forget it.

                          BHN

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                          • Originally posted by BaseballHistoryNut
                            I'm amazed at how relatively LITTLE I've seen on this thread about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry. It's eons old, and it's intense. When Terry Forster served up the 3-run HR to 39-year-old Joe Morgan on the last day of the 1982 season, and the Giants hung on to beat the Dodgers 5-3 (with Minton nearly blowing the save), the fans at Candlestick reacted like they'd just won the World Series--even though it was the BRAVES who went to the playoffs as a result of Morgan's HR.

                            I will never forget that image. All those disconsolate Dodgers walking off the field, and the Giants' sound system, turned up to what surely must have been full volume, blaring Tony Bennett's immortal "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," while the tens of thousands of mainly drunk fans went berserk.

                            I would not have liked being one of the media people assigned to go into the Dodgers' locker room that day. Nor when Bobby Thomson's 3-run HR won the 3rd and deciding playoff game between them for the 1951 NL pennant. Nor when a 4-run rally in the top of the 9th did the exact same thing in the playoff in 1962. We may not be good at winning World Series (as in, 1 since 1933), but we're great at eliminating the Dodgers. (Oh, yeah, and rookie Dave Kingman's 2-run HR to take the division title from the Dodgers on the final day of the 1971 season.)

                            Giants fans remember these events like normal people remember their children's births. So yeah, Giants-Dodgers is a huge rivalry. Get the film clips of Morgan's HR and the fans' reactions to the Dodgers' walking off the field after that game. You'll never forget it.

                            BHN

                            WE have our own thread........

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                            • Dodger/Giants Rivalry Thread

                              There's another one about the Cubs and Cards. BHN, the reason those were created is because, despite our best efforts, as well as complaints from NL fans of their exclusion, this thread is really a friendly zinging and cutesy fun thing amongst AL East fans. Last season, a few Orioles fans chimed in, but it's been mostly Red Sox and Yankee fans.

                              With the separate threads, then the two former NYC teams can get their own individual attention, discuss their prior Brooklyn and Manhattan roots (though the "franchise" was ended upon leaving NYC, according to many here), as well as their current location and recent history that's unique to them.

                              There's lots of stuff on here in BBF. This thread goes back since 2002, so feel free to look back a few pages to see what we talk about. It takes a certain sense of humor to appreciate it, but it's all in good fun.
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                              • Originally posted by Mattingly
                                Since you've been vocal in your opposition to this thread, I was just mentioning that there are others, such as the Dodgers/Giants thread, which are influenced by this, the "grand daddy" of our rivalry threads.

                                That's why I think that this thread is great. People can relax, let their hair down, talk about other teams and make silly comments.

                                Not everyone enjoys this, but for the regulars, it's very much a fun thing. Everyone's different.
                                Then go for it. I'm not saying shut down the thread. I'm saying if we lack space on the site, then prune this one down. How many people are going to go back to page 109 and read those posts? About the same as how many will read a post about who will be the starting shortstop for the Reds in 2003.
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