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  • I wonder how fans in Boston reacted when 9/11 went down.

    I did see a sign at Fenway soon afterward that said "Boston Loves New York". Guess anything's better than nothing eh? Figured it would have to take something like 9/11 to cool the rivalry, not just between the fans, but the cities themselves (AFAIK, Boston and NYC have always been at loggerheads - dates back to the Revolutionary War, when Boston was hardcore revolutionary and NYC was largely Loyalist).
    It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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    • In 2008, I was at Louis' Lunch three years ago in New Haven and while eating there, I noticed some Red Sox-related paraphernalia on the walls; I distinctly remembered some stuff about hating the traitor Johnny Damon. While I mentioned I was from Brooklyn, I didn't want to mention I was a baseball fan as I didn't want to stir any arguments. The Sox were defending world champions while my team had an interesting 2007 season.

      With inter-league almost finished, I'm hoping people come here to argue about that fierce Seattle-San Diego rivalry.
      The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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      • I'm gonna tell you a story
        I'm gonna tell you about my town
        I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
        Aww, it's all about my town
        Yeah, down by the river
        Down by the banks of the river Charles
        (aw, that's what's happenin' baby)
        That's where you'll find me
        Along with lovers, muggers, and thieves
        (aw, but they're cool people)
        Well I love that dirty water
        Oh, Boston, you're my home
        (oh, you're the Number One place)
        Frustrated women
        (I mean they're frustrated)
        Have to be in by twelve o'clock
        (oh, that's a shame)
        But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
        That just once those doors weren't locked
        (I like to save time for my baby to walk around)
        Well I love that dirty water
        Oh, Boston, you're my home
        (oh, yeah)
        Because I love that dirty water
        Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home
        (oh, yeah)
        Well, I love that dirty water
        (I love it, baby)
        I love that dirty water
        (I love Baw-stun)
        I love that dirty water
        (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
        I love that dirty water
        (I'm the man, I'm the man)
        I love that dirty water
        (Owww!)
        I love that dirty water
        (Come on, come on)
        sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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        • 2 & 10. That must suck . . . .

          I guess the cream does always rise to the top.

          I really feel bad for the Yankee fans.

          To have a 2 W & 10 L record against your chief division rival has to be tuff to take . . .

          Last edited by KenFougere; 10-07-2011, 12:44 PM.
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          • Al East: disappointing.

            So much was anticipated even expected from the powerful AL East right from the start.

            Certainly no one could have anticipated the monumental collapse of the Boston Red Sox .
            I mean 20 losses in September! Are you kidding me? I still can not understand what the hell happened :melting:.
            It looked to me like they didn't care if they made it to the playoffs or not. :disbelief:

            At least the Yankees & the Rays made it to the post season. But neither could make it past the first round.

            2011 ended with a whimper . . .

            I'm glad it's over.
            Now lets see if the off season's wheeling & dealing can provide some hope for 2012.
            Ken Fougère

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            • Originally posted by KenFougere View Post
              So much was anticipated even expected from the powerful AL East right from the start.

              Certainly no one could have anticipated the monumental collapse of the Boston Red Sox .
              I mean 20 losses in September! Are you kidding me? I still can not understand what the hell happened :melting:.
              It looked to me like they didn't care if they made it to the playoffs or not. :disbelief:

              At least the Yankees & the Rays made it to the post season. But neither could make it past the first round.

              2011 ended with a whimper . . .

              I'm glad it's over.
              Now lets see if the off season's wheeling & dealing can provide some hope for 2012.
              Amen!!!!!!!!!
              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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              • What's next?
                Now the Phillies are gone too! Unbelievable. -
                Ken Fougère

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                • Just as long as the Yankees are gone
                  sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                  • Originally posted by SDL View Post
                    Just as long as the Yankees are gone
                    Thank God. That kept depression from setting in for the winter.

                    A-Rod certainly lifted my spirits though . . .

                    Ken Fougère

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                    • Is anyone here to represent the fierce Padres-Mariners rivalry?
                      The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                      • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                        Is anyone here to represent the fierce Padres-Mariners rivalry?
                        You're kidding, right?

                        I authored this thread almost 10 years ago and I can't remember that rivalry even being mentioned. But everyone's welcome to start a discussion here . . . .
                        Ken Fougère

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                        • Merry Christmas!

                          Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season!

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                          Ken Fougère

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                          • Happy Tenth Anniversary!
                            Wow, I just realized that "Bitter Rivals" has been with us for 10 years.
                            Although it's not as popular as it once was, we certainly had a lot of fun corresponding, (ripping each other up) over the years.
                            I had a ball. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

                            Ken Fougère

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                            • You're not leaving us, are you?
                              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                              • Ten years. Incredible.
                                In spite of Mattinglys' petition to get rid of me, :joking: I'm still here.

                                I was just thinking back to all the fun so many people had here in these past 10 years.
                                I'm amazed that my 'Bitter Rivals' thread has had almost 9,500 posts and a half million views from people all over the world! :disbelief:
                                It just blows my mind.


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                                Ken Fougère

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