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Postby ccorces1 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:21 pm

What are the best MLB rivalries going on today? In the bay area the Giants/Dodgers is always a crazy series, this year they are giving tickets for the games to lucky fans who win a monthly contest, hopefully it helps to pump up the crowd.
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Postby TheRock » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:07 pm

There are some great rivalries in baseball. I hadn't heard Giants/Dodgers was that intense, but cool that it is. I'm pretty sure Cubs fans hate everybody, and Philly fans hate their own team.
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Postby sportsaddict » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:00 pm

Cards/Cubs is a great rivalry that nobody seems to really notice. There's so much passion involved, and its not as friendly as everyone says. That's one thing I always hear that kind of baffles me, I guess they think since we're in the Midwest we must be super nice or something :b. It doesn't get the publicity of the Sox/Yanks (neither does LA/SF, which is just as good as any of these rivalries), but it's just as intense.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:06 pm

TheRock wrote:There are some great rivalries in baseball. I hadn't heard Giants/Dodgers was that intense, but cool that it is. I'm pretty sure Cubs fans hate everybody, and Philly fans hate their own team.

its true! wouldnt you if pop-pop manuel was managing your team too? :P
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Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:41 pm

Marlins/Drays is pretty intense ;7 :b
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:38 pm

The Dodgers/Giants rivalry ever since it came to California is pretty intense (I could imagine more so when both teams were situated in NY), but I think aside from a few incidents (i.e. a Giants fan being killed by a Dodger fan in '03, Steve Finley's walk-off pennant-winning grand slam in '04), the rivalry isn't that unfriendly, in my opinion. You'll still hear trash talk or harsh words exchanged between Dodger and Giants fans at the games that turns into a matter of why Norcal is better than Socal and vice versa, but that's all really. I remember when I was in college, campus seemed to be flooded with Giants fans and/or Norcal natives and it seemed like some or most of them were so snobbish, they didn't want to mix any verbal jabs at you. While there's a rivalry, I find that there's this prevailing Californian attitude of "I won't mess with you if you don't mess with me" which kind of waters down the intensity of it all. But that's just me, seeing how I look at soccer rivalries in Europe and South America as the yardstick as to what makes a rivalry filled with bad blood.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:17 pm

Go into the Game Commentary forum during a Yanks/Sox game if you want to see how authentic that rivalry is. !+) B-)
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Postby Tavish » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:26 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:Go into the Game Commentary forum during a Yanks/Sox game if you want to see how authentic that rivalry is. !+) B-)

I'd rather punch myself in the face.
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Postby eftda » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:43 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:The Dodgers/Giants rivalry ever since it came to California is pretty intense (I could imagine more so when both teams were situated in NY), but I think aside from a few incidents (i.e. a Giants fan being killed by a Dodger fan in '03, Steve Finley's walk-off pennant-winning grand slam in '04), the rivalry isn't that unfriendly, in my opinion. You'll still hear trash talk or harsh words exchanged between Dodger and Giants fans at the games that turns into a matter of why Norcal is better than Socal and vice versa, but that's all really. I remember when I was in college, campus seemed to be flooded with Giants fans and/or Norcal natives and it seemed like some or most of them were so snobbish, they didn't want to mix any verbal jabs at you. While there's a rivalry, I find that there's this prevailing Californian attitude of "I won't mess with you if you don't mess with me" which kind of waters down the intensity of it all. But that's just me, seeing how I look at soccer rivalries in Europe and South America as the yardstick as to what makes a rivalry filled with bad blood.


Giants fans are snobbish because they didn't mix any verbal jabs??? %6
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Postby brewcrew4you » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:10 pm

Tavish wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:Go into the Game Commentary forum during a Yanks/Sox game if you want to see how authentic that rivalry is. !+) B-)

I'd rather punch myself in the face.

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