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  • Now Matt.
    Posturing already? You're still 7 games behind . . .
    Ken Fougère

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    • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
      Now Matt.
      Posturing already? You're still 7 games behind . . .
      You know what Ken?

      If you guys keep losing like you do now, your lead won't grow. Even if the Yankees lose one once in a while.

      It seems that Boston doesn't want to win anymore.

      When things go on like this, I think that the name Loserville would be a good fit for Beantown.

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      • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
        You know what Ken?

        If you guys keep losing like you do now, your lead won't grow. Even if the Yankees lose one once in a while.

        It seems that Boston doesn't want to win anymore.

        When things go on like this, I think that the name Loserville would be a good fit for Beantown.
        The only thing funner then than destroying the Yankee in the standings is to toy with them, let think they have a chance, and THEN destroy them in the standings.


        "Go ahead, take it, take it!"

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        • Originally posted by Williamsburg2599 View Post
          The only thing funner then than destroying the Yankee in the standings is to toy with them, let think they have a chance, and THEN destroy them in the standings.


          "Go ahead, take it, take it!"

          Yeah. Just like the Sox are doing this on purpose. :disbelief:

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          • When Joe Montana was with Notre Dame, my dad was a huge fan of him. Then he joined the 49ers, threw the pass that became The Catch, and became an enemy. My dad went from a fan to just another Cowboys fan who scowled at the very mention of Montana's name.

            Does this happen a lot in rivalries? It seems pretty stupid to me to suddenly hate a guy you had liked all your life, just because he plays for the enemy. I realize that Red Sox and Yankees fans hate the opposing team's players indiscriminately. But are those players who leave one side for the other singled out, because fans involved in intense rivalries have a larger expectation of loyalty? If Derek Jeter signed with Boston as a free agent, and he had been your favorite player during your lifelong tenure as a Yankees fan, would you suddenly turn on him, and single him out as the worst of the scoundrels on the Sox? These are the things I wonder about when I think about rivalries.
            "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

            - Alvin Dark

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            • Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
              When Joe Montana was with Notre Dame, my dad was a huge fan of him. Then he joined the 49ers, threw the pass that became The Catch, and became an enemy. My dad went from a fan to just another Cowboys fan who scowled at the very mention of Montana's name.

              Does this happen a lot in rivalries? It seems pretty stupid to me to suddenly hate a guy you had liked all your life, just because he plays for the enemy. I realize that Red Sox and Yankees fans hate the opposing team's players indiscriminately. But are those players who leave one side for the other singled out, because fans involved in intense rivalries have a larger expectation of loyalty? If Derek Jeter signed with Boston as a free agent, and he had been your favorite player during your lifelong tenure as a Yankees fan, would you suddenly turn on him, and single him out as the worst of the scoundrels on the Sox? These are the things I wonder about when I think about rivalries.
              When David Wells signed with the Sox, he was booed like poison in Yankee Stadium.

              No doubt if Jeter came to Fenway, he'd be HATED in NY.
              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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              • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                When David Wells signed with the Sox, he was booed like poison in Yankee Stadium.

                No doubt if Jeter came to Fenway, he'd be HATED in NY.
                Wasn't it the same with Clemens when he signed with the Yankees?

                What about Damon? Classic example.

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                • Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
                  Wasn't it the same with Clemens when he signed with the Yankees?

                  What about Damon? Classic example.
                  With Clemens it was different at first. He left Boston because of Duquette. But remember he went to Toront fisrt and THEN to the Yankees...didn't help when he started to badmouth the towm. Badmouth Duquette, fine, lots of Sox fans were (including me). But badmouth Boston the town the instant you put on pinstripes...you're as popular as a Redcoat in 1776...

                  Damon? He SWORE he'd never sign with the Yankees....
                  sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                  • Yankees fans, are you close friends with any Red Sox fans? And Red Sox fans, are you close friends with any Yankees fans? The Astros don't really have a rival, the closest, I guess, is the Cardinals, since those two teams were battling for a few years for the division in the NL Central. But that's a stretch. I am friends with a guy who keeps up with the Cardinals.

                    If either the Yankees or Red Sox were getting as much bang for their buck as the Padres, they'd have a winning percentage over .700. Still, I guess Sox fans can't complain, what with the lead they have.
                    "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                    - Alvin Dark

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                    • Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
                      Yankees fans, are you close friends with any Red Sox fans? And Red Sox fans, are you close friends with any Yankees fans? The Astros don't really have a rival, the closest, I guess, is the Cardinals, since those two teams were battling for a few years for the division in the NL Central. But that's a stretch. I am friends with a guy who keeps up with the Cardinals.

                      If either the Yankees or Red Sox were getting as much bang for their buck as the Padres, they'd have a winning percentage over .700. Still, I guess Sox fans can't complain, what with the lead they have.
                      I've had some Yankee fans in the past, I guess it's like having a friend who has completely different views on you with something else, like religion or politics. You can get along fine, even joke and take jabs at each other (much like we do here) but of course, some topics can cause some disagreements.

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                      • And accidental stabbings.

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                        If New York and Brooklyn had managed to hold on to the Giants and Dodgers, we might be talking about them as the greatest rivalry in baseball. The idea still exists, but the spirit isn't there anymore.
                        "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                        - Alvin Dark

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                        • Hey Williamsburg, you ever played those numbers in your sig as your lotto numbers?
                          "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                          - Alvin Dark

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                          • Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
                            Hey Williamsburg, you ever played those numbers in your sig as your lotto numbers?





                            ,......,.,.,.,

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                            • Looks like Girardi ain't gonna manage you guys next year. Not if what his kid is wearing and got for souvenirs is any indication.

                              I just don't want Joey Pitbull managing the Sox. Ever!
                              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                              • Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Chuck Berry ... the hits just keep on' comin'!

                                Not a bad weekend, huh? How often can John Sterling say the same thingin one game?

                                Anyway, thanks to ESPN, Gammons et al are running for the dubious office of El Presidente of Red Sawx Nation:



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