Great post. And Kwazi, I respect the Yanks, too. I love the rivalry, the feuds... But, I want to make this clear: That does not mean I like losing. (Those people who think Bostonians like to lose are absolute morons and don't understand Boston fans.
Kwaziwampo wrote: Sox fans are brought up with the same hatred, but somewhere deap down there's a mutual respect, us to them as baseball fans.
Yankee fans apologized to me for Grady Little at the ALCS. Hows that for respect? Sure I left to "1918" and other chants, but the same thing would have happened in Boston.
Kwaziwampo wrote: When you get past Steinbrenner, and 1918, there is empathy as a Yankee fan. The two franchises are forever intertwinned. What fun would it be to be a Yankee fan if the Red Sox weren't there? Got to get up for that big Yankee/Oriole rivalry...don't think so.
Baseball need more rivalries like this.
Kwaziwampo wrote:Maybe St. Louis, but I can't think of a more knowlegable fan then a Red Sox fan. I suppose 84 years of pain will do that to someone. You can't look at the flags saying world champ, so you look at Yaz's numbers. Sox fans are diehards, as are Yankees fans...
How true; the idea that Sox fans were chatting with Schilling at 4 in the morning tells you something--and they didn't know he'd be there. They were there on their own.
Kwaziwampo wrote:quick who won the Super Bowl last year. Who won the year before?
That's easy. My Patriots.
Kwaziwampo wrote:I hope their payroll is $200 million just like the Yankees.
Gotta disagree with you there.
And, One More Beer, you sound like Selig, calling the Marlins, A's, Twins, etc. "aberrartions."
I'm back. Sorta.
Do not boo Johnny.