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  • Originally posted by CandlestickBum View Post
    I was afraid of that.

    In order:

    Dodgers 1958
    Giants 1958
    Angels 1961
    A's 1968
    Padres 1969
    Mariners 1977

    HTH
    Are the Dodgers and Giants something like twins, with one being born 5-10 minutes before the other? Did the LAD game begin an hour before the SFG game? Or did the infamous [invisible to Brooklyn Dodger fans]Walter O'Malley[/invisible] just make his announcement to move first?

    You've never heard of Dodger dogs?

    Though you'd be excused if you thought I might be referring to the team that plays in Petco.
    I see that they're ballpark hot dogs sold at Dodger Stadium (formerly Chavez Ravine).

    http://www.losanjealous.com/2006/05/...rth-vs-length/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodger_Dog

    Petco, Qualcomm. They should just stop changing names and call them all the Shamus, since that's the most famous thing in San Diego anyway (not named Tony Gwynn, Sr, of course).
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    • Originally posted by CandlestickBum View Post
      These two are great. Who is the little guy anyway?

      Why are they wearing a pair of socks on their shoulders? Airing their laundry?
      Are they clean or dirty?
      The little guy is 2Bman Dustin Pedroia, their itty bitty gritty little dirtdog.

      The Red Sox players wear the patched sox as a symbol of their team. It's their corporate logo.

      Red Sox fans, however, air their dirty laundry in here. I'm waiting for them to start crying about now.
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      • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
        Or did the infamous [invisible to Brooklyn Dodger fans]Walter O'Malley[/invisible] just make his announcement to move first?
        Yep, they announced first.

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        • Originally posted by CandlestickBum View Post
          Yep, they announced first.
          OK, that must be it. I just knew that [invisible]The Big O[/invisible] dragged the Giants along for the ride, making it even worse for the NYC baseball area, especially NL fans.

          To all of the Beantowners here:

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          • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
            Are the Dodgers and Giants something like twins, with one being born 5-10 minutes before the other? Did the LAD game begin an hour before the SFG game? Or did the infamous [invisible to Brooklyn Dodger fans]Walter O'Malley[/invisible] just make his announcement to move first?


            ).
            The Giants announced first.

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            • Originally posted by SDL View Post
              So, Matt....How's the post-season been for you guys starting in 2001...?
              Does it really matter. The only team that has bragging rights is the team that took the World Series last year, it was not the Bosox and not the Yanks.

              OH, so since the Bosox won two WS in recent years and the Yanks have not since 2000............ what about it, it's all in the past, you don't get extra points because your WS wins were more recent.

              Like when Yankee fans talk about past WS wins, they are told, thats in the past.

              Well now both the Bosox and Yankee WS wins are in the past.

              I can tell you this much if it is the past you want to discuss, 86 year dry spell compared to all those flags flying in New York, Yankee fans have had more fun, loads more.

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              • Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                The Giants announced first.

                Huhn, have I had it backwards all this time?

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Fra..._to_California

                Not quite, Dodger's O'Malley got the Giant's to go along with them.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_...to_Los_Angeles


                But yeah, to Mattingly, they went as twins.

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                • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                  Does it really matter. The only team that has bragging rights is the team that took the World Series last year, it was not the Bosox and not the Yanks.

                  OH, so since the Bosox won two WS in recent years and the Yanks have not since 2000............ what about it, it's all in the past, you don't get extra points because your WS wins were more recent.

                  Like when Yankee fans talk about past WS wins, they are told, thats in the past.

                  Well now both the Bosox and Yankee WS wins are in the past.

                  I can tell you this much if it is the past you want to discuss, 86 year dry spell compared to all those flags flying in New York, Yankee fans have had more fun, loads more.
                  Exactly. Boston fans love to selectively edit out or forget all the times when their guys lost bad. 1946, 1967, 1975, 1978, 1986, 2003. Like their heart was ripped out of their soul again and again and again.

                  The Yanks had an 18-year dry spell from 1978-96, and we got swept in 1976 before winning in 1977-78, and before that, it was 15 years (1961-62), so this isn't that bad. I have no idea how they think we'd somehow forgotten about this. It's like comparing a well-oiled machine vs one whose wheels are falling off as it continues trudging along.

                  All I can tell you is that I've seen more Yankee WS championship teams in my lifetime than any living Red Sox fan (unless they're at least 100), with the first involving Reggie Jackson, the late and always beloved Thurman Munson, and the other Bronx Zoo characters.

                  Back to the current state of affairs:

                  Who's doing better wearing #18? Johnny Damon or $111m Dice-K (Dice-Who)? Just wondering.

                  Did Brian Cashman do better with CC and AJ, or did Theo do better in his Ca$h for Clunkers deal with Penny and Smoltz? Let me think about that a little.

                  Is Lowell still the bargain version of A-Rod, or does he even play much these days? How's Ortiz hitting these days?






                  ^^ The Great Pumpkin will save all of Beantown ... from jumping into the Charles River.



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                  • Originally posted by CandlestickBum View Post
                    Huhn, have I had it backwards all this time?

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Fra..._to_California

                    Not quite, Dodger's O'Malley got the Giant's to go along with them.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_...to_Los_Angeles


                    But yeah, to Mattingly, they went as twins.
                    The Giants announced in August, 1957. The Didgers announced in October, 1957.

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                    • Well, Red Sox fans keep saying that the only year which counts is this year, soooooo ...







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                      • Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                        The Giants announced in August, 1957. The Didgers announced in October, 1957.
                        Cool! The Giant's are the first MLB team to the Pacific Coast. Heh. This goes against accepted history why?

                        Got a cite we can reference?

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                        • Originally posted by CandlestickBum View Post
                          Cool! The Giant's are the first MLB team to the Pacific Coast. Heh. This goes against accepted history why?

                          Got a cite we can reference?
                          The Sporting News
                          The Dodgers Move West by Sullivan
                          Koppetts Concise History
                          and many more

                          Probably any major newspaper of the day.

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                          • Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                            The Giants announced in August, 1957. The Didgers announced in October, 1957.
                            Thanks for the clarification on that.

                            But which played their first game on the west coast first?
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                            • Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                              Does it really matter. The only team that has bragging rights is the team that took the World Series last year, it was not the Bosox and not the Yanks.

                              .
                              Team history does certainly matter, and I am sure that the White Sox would trade in their 2005 trophy for the 26 that the Yankees have gotten since the W. Sox first one. And I am sure that the Marlins would trade in their history for the 26 Championships the Yakees despite the 2003 trophy. Same for the Diamonbacks in 2001. Yankees fans hae every right to be proud of their history - which shows something much more important that a single season trophy (which has a lot of luck involved) - franchise domination. give me the latter, thank you very much.

                              I am not a big Yankee or Red Sox fan, but if I had a chose, I'd rather see the real Yankees on top, than the team that acts like they are the Yankees.
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                              • Originally posted by STLCards2 View Post
                                Team history does certainly matter, and I am sure that the White Sox would trade in their 2005 trophy for the 26 that the Yankees have gotten since the W. Sox first one. And I am sure that the Marlins would trade in their history for the 26 Championships the Yakees despite the 2003 trophy. Same for the Diamonbacks in 2001. Yankees fans hae every right to be proud of their history - which shows something much more important that a single season trophy (which has a lot of luck involved) - franchise domination. give me the latter, thank you very much.

                                I am not a big Yankee or Red Sox fan, but if I had a chose, I'd rather see the real Yankees on top, than the team that acts like they are the Yankees.
                                Sounds like you don't think too much of the players representing the Yankee team, this is the Yankees as they are today.

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