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  • Originally posted by Michael Green View Post
    As to other rivalries, I'm convinced that if the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry didn't exist, ESPN would have invented it.
    Both towns are about 3 hours apart. It isn't just Sox/Yankees. It's also Celtics/Knicks; Patriots/Jets-Giants (Giant games are routinely televised in the Boston area) and Bruins/Rangers.

    Boston University isn't called "Long Island University--Boston Campus" for nothing.

    It's WAAAAAY beyond sports.

    I admit, I married a LI girl...she's a Met fan...we met 3 years AFTER the '86 Series. Had she been a Yankee fan, I wouldn't have given her the time of day.
    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    • Originally posted by SDL View Post
      Both towns are about 3 hours apart. It isn't just Sox/Yankees. It's also Celtics/Knicks; Patriots/Jets-Giants (Giant games are routinely televised in the Boston area) and Bruins/Rangers.

      Boston University isn't called "Long Island University--Boston Campus" for nothing.

      It's WAAAAAY beyond sports.

      I admit, I married a LI girl...she's a Met fan...we met 3 years AFTER the '86 Series. Had she been a Yankee fan, I wouldn't have given her the time of day.
      It serves you right if one day in a nursing home you glance at yourself in the mirror after she dresses you and....you are wearing a Mets uniform!!!!!

      Better start practicing - "Let's Go Mets!"
      "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
      "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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      • Originally posted by TonyK View Post
        It serves you right if one day in a nursing home you glance at yourself in the mirror after she dresses you and....you are wearing a Mets uniform!!!!!

        Better start practicing - "Let's Go Mets!"
        No, I'll be calling my lawyer to get info on a divorce
        sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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        • Originally posted by SDL View Post
          No, I'll be calling my lawyer to get info on a divorce
          My two kids are both Yankee fans since I live in NY State. My wife is not a sports fan. So I'll be drinking beer out of a big Yankees mug when they put me in the Happy Farm.
          "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
          "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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          • Yanks - Red Sox BUT...

            This was a bitter rivalry in the 1940s and of course again since the 1970s. However, when I became a Yankee fan in the 1950s, the rivalry of rivalries was with the Dodgers. That was a short-term one, of course, beginning in about 1947 (I don't count 1941--for who knows what reason?) and continuing until the Dodger sweep in 1963. The intensity of feeling in those great WS of the 1950s was something else. Those were pretty evenly matched teams, and a series like 1952 or 55 or 56 could have gone either way.

            But since the resurrection of the Yankees in the 1970s, yep, it's the rivalry with Boston.

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            • I have a feeling some more Yankees and Red Sox players will be named as testing positive for steroids in the past. Now that the vultures are circling over A-Rod the chase is on by the hungry media.
              "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
              "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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              • Originally posted by TonyK View Post
                I have a feeling some more Yankees and Red Sox players will be named as testing positive for steroids in the past. Now that the vultures are circling over A-Rod the chase is on by the hungry media.
                I say that they should've either named none of them, or name all of them. This bit of selective naming doesn't seem quite Kosher to me.

                To the BoSox fans, they play BC every single spring, right?
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                • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                  I say that they should've either named none of them, or name all of them. This bit of selective naming doesn't seem quite Kosher to me.

                  To the BoSox fans, they play BC every single spring, right?
                  Yes..and they also play Northeastern U as well
                  Last edited by SDL; 02-26-2009, 09:58 PM.
                  sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                  • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                    I say that they should've either named none of them, or name all of them. This bit of selective naming doesn't seem quite Kosher to me.

                    To the BoSox fans, they play BC every single spring, right?
                    BC has been playing the Red Sox every year since 1993, the Red Sox have been playing Boston area college teams off and on since 1912(first game at Fenway was against Harvard).

                    U. of Michigan plays the Mets, Florida Southern plays Detroit, Manatee Community College plays the Pirates in other college vs. MLB matchups.
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                    • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                      Yes..and they also play Northeastern U as well
                      That's only within the last few years, the BC game is over a decade older.
                      Best posts ever:
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                      Originally posted by RuthMayBond
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                      • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post

                        Which teams do you feel have the strongest 'most bitter' rivalry in Major League Baseball? Also, what makes your favorite rivalry so special?
                        What's needed to make a rivalry stand out from all the others?

                        My View:

                        THE rivalry began almost 100 years ago. Ever since, it has taken on a life of its own! It starts at the front office exec's to the players, right down to all the Boston & New York baseball fans (past to present). Unlike other rivalries, these two teams have never re-located, to, or from another city since their inception into the league. They have the same basic team uniforms that date back to before the Titanic sunk! I feel no other rivalry can match this historic Boston Red Sox - NY Yankee rivalry!

                        Let the games begin!
                        (Added in Nov/2004)
                        Since the Red Sox made history, as the first team to win a playoff series after being down 0-3 to the Yankees, :choke:, (which enabled them to win their first World Series in 86 years by sweeping the Cardinals), how can anyone doubt that this rivalry is the best in American pro sports . . .

                        :atthepc - I started "The Bitter Rivals Thread" on Feb. 2, 2002 -
                        I think your right. No rivals can match the Sox-Yankees hate for each other

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                        • Originally posted by soxfan34 View Post
                          I think your right. No rivals can match the Sox-Yankees hate for each other
                          True, although down here, the cowbell-ringing idiots are starting to go out of their way to hate us. One fan of that over-ray-ted team actually went to a Reds/Red Sox game to boo the Sox...it was in this week's USA Today Sports Weekly.

                          Fine...I can hate the Rays now as well.
                          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                          • Here's Ken's new av:



                            SDL, here's yours:



                            Now then, enjoy 3rd place, fellas. The June Swoon begins in mid-April.
                            Last edited by Mattingly; 04-05-2009, 05:24 PM.
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                            THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
                            Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                            • Originally posted by soxfan34 View Post
                              I think your right. No rivals can match the Sox-Yankees hate for each other
                              Hark. Who goest there? Introduce thyself, fan of the Beantowners.
                              Please read Baseball Fever Policy and Forum FAQ before posting. 2007-11 CBA
                              Rest very peacefully, John “Buck” O'Neil (1911-2006) & Philip Francis “Scooter” Rizzuto (1917-2007)
                              THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
                              Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                              • Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                                Here's Ken's new av:



                                SDL, here's yours:



                                Now then, enjoy 3rd place, fellas. The June Swoon begins in mid-April.
                                Personally, I'd prefer to see the Yankees and Rays annihilate each other

                                Oh...the St. Pete Times had their season's predictions. All but one expert picked the Sox to finish 1st in the AL East..one picked the Yankees and he picked the Sox for the Wild Card.

                                And...Joey Pitbull was selected as the first manager to be fired during the season
                                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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