Skip to comments.Red Sox rule!!! Yankees are toast, dead, kaput..A-Rod still sucks...and all other baseball stuff..
Posted on 08/08/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT by ken5050
OK..it's sort of a slow news day. All anyone wants to talk about is Megyn Kelly getting the 9pm slot at FOX News. So, rejoicing as I am in the completely unexpected success of my beloved Red Sox this season, and hopeful of pissing off as many Yankees fans as possible, I thought I'd start a baseball thread.
Tribe not only can’t beat Detroit, the guy who was tied for the team lead in homers gets dumped. Makes no sense at all.
He’s an over-paid, arrogant drug-using has been who’s poison in the clubhouse. He is a negative on almost all fronts.
But Yankees fans all suffer from one collective illness. Mass amnesia. You see, for Yankees fans, 2004 never happened. Their baseball calendar goes from 2003-2004. They never talk about 2004.
The Yankees loss in the 2004 post season is the single greatest collapse, the greatest CHOKE ever in the long history of baseball, yet they never mention it. They've block it out. The Yankees were ahead 3-0 in the series, and ahead late in game 4..AND THEY BLEW IT. CHOKED!!!
FYI..lots of Boston fans come down for a 3 game series. For the price of scalping two tickets at Fenway, let alone parking.. you can get airfare round rip, a decent hotel, game tickets, and enough left over for a few decent meals..
FYI..I grew up in the Bronx..a few miles from Yankee Stadium. In 1953..when I was 6..my aunt took me to my first ball game...she was a lifelong Yankees fan..going back to Murderer’s Row. After the game, she had me stand outside the player’s entrance..to try and get some autographs..None of the Yankees would stop tht day for this little kid. So, after an hour..we give up.. we’re walking up the hill to the subway..we go past the visitor’s entrance...the door opens, this man comes out..he was carrying several bats...he came over to me, knelt down, pulled out a bat, and spent about 5 minutes talking to me...and giving me “batting tips”..though I could barely hold the bat. The Yankees were playing the Red Sox that day, and the man was Ted Williams..and I became a lifelong fan..
I had to root for somebody in NY..and it was the other league..
But Cleveland is having an amazing year..and Francona might well be manager of the year. Kipness is a stud...
I know..wth..the Astros?!
RED SOX fan for life! When I lived in Bean Town I lived on Boylston St. I could hear the games when I kept my window open..well...not really but the roar of the crowd!
In other news- some things never change. The Yankess suck!!!
Go, Rays; go Royals!
I’m kind of a Mets fan too. After living in Boston my husband and I lived in Manhattan and we both hated the Yankess soooo we’d go to Mets games:)
That was 78-80 so no danger of a World Series between them!
My son,born and raised in the Boston area,has been working in NYC for 20 years.
During the ALCS in 2004 I asked him how he kept his joy in check.
He told everyone he was a big Mets fan-—as you did.
See? It works!
There is no ball park better (or stranger) than Fenway.
One of the things on my bucket list is to get back up for a few games in Fenway..it’s been over a decade...I want to sit atop the Green Monster, and also in the rooftop seats..
inferiority complex is inferior? Check back when they reach 12 championships, until then.. go back to the swirling toilet sorry ass excuse for a crappy playground called Fenway and sing songs about the touching underage Kennedys..
I guess I shouldn't mention that my team has a 13 game winning streak.
My father-in-law used to run a summer Y-camp for disadvantaged kids outside of Worcester. Ted Williams and another Red Sox player (Johnny Pesky? I forget.) dropped in unanounced one day, and basically the same story. Spent the whole afternoon with the kids, no reporters, no publicity, just spending time with young fans.
BTW, I grew up in Queens, when everyone was a Dodgers fan, even after the move to LA. I was a Yankees fan because I was a front runner. I always hated the Mets and Met fans, except maybe 1969 and 1973. The Red Sox “grew” on me after I moved up here.
I was commissioned after college, in 1968, and spent 4 years overseas..and thus I missed what, for NY sports fans was the greatest year ever..1969....the Mets, Jets, and Knicks..
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