nsulham wrote:I was waiting for the first Yankee fan to show up and say something. Happened much later than I thought though. What took you so long Steve?
Actually, I've been trolling some other boards after finally getting around to see the sucktitude that was Kill Bill and Matrix: Revolutions. I also got into a thread about worst comic book stories ever that was highly entertaining. Plus I've been busy unlocking everything in Mario Kart: Double Dash. I didn't realize I was on a schedule or that you were waiting for me. Sorry, next time I'll try to be more propmpt. Geek life is tough.
nsulham wrote:Look, no Sox fan here I know has "proclaimed victory". Are they a much improved team? Yes. Has the balance of power in the AL East (if you choose to believe such cliches) shifted? Yes, especially if they do end up signing Foulke.
Balance of power doesnt shift in the off-season. EVER. The Yankees and Braves are favorites to win their divisions until they don't. Period.
nsulham wrote:You know for a fact George is going to come out guns ablazing and sign every FA under the sun. So why the negativity? It's all about making your team better right? Which is what Boston has done and what George will do.
Why the negativity? I thought my post explained that. I think the portion of Sox fans that just like to whinel have become (even) more hypocritical, which is bad. They're also getting their hopes up already just to have them crushed again. I actually LIKE that though. Its funny. And at least Boston fans support their team unlike Oakland and some "cities". Believe it or not most Yankee fans RESPECT the real Boston fans for continuing to support their team, knowing full well they will never win. How can you not?
nsulham wrote:For once we actually have made the bigger splash in the offseason, a very rare feat considering George's FA history so as Sox fans we have every right to be ecstatic.
For once?? What about the years they acquired Pedro and Manny? Weren't those bigger splashes too? Can we stop with the portrayal that the Yankees are the only team chasing FAs and spending money? We all know its NOT true.
nsulham wrote:NOTHING is decided yet, it's only November. But for you to predict that the Sox will finish dead last in the division is absolute jealousy and stupidity at it's worst.
But no more stupid than predicting that the Sox will win.
My point, for those who missed it, is not so much that the sox will finish LAST but that the sox "look good on paper" and are doomed to having an awful season, being a major disappointment and letting their fans down. AGAIN. Putting them in last place wasn't the point of the post at all. That was the amusing illustration of my point.
Jealousy? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
What is there for me to be jealous of?
This is where Yankee-bashers look really dumb.
Just because YOURE all jealous EVERY time the yankees make a signing or win a championship...doesnt mean we are when the situation is reversed.
We KNOW we can sign free agents, and we KNOW our next championship will come at some point. (usually next year)
Its not that big a deal to us.
It can, and has, been argued that this is NOT a good or fun thing but thats a completely different thread.
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