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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:12 pm

Matthias wrote:That would be quite the coup: the Yankees could conceivably miss the playoffs for the first time in 14 years and lose every shred of pretense at, "Yankee Pride" all in the same year.


New York fans are an interesting breed. Do you think they'd boo Bonds even on their own team?
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Matthias » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:15 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Matthias wrote:That would be quite the coup: the Yankees could conceivably miss the playoffs for the first time in 14 years and lose every shred of pretense at, "Yankee Pride" all in the same year.

New York fans are an interesting breed. Do you think they'd boo Bonds even on their own team?

Only if he stunk. Doing well changes a lot of hearts in New York.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Old_Style » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:18 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Matthias wrote:That would be quite the coup: the Yankees could conceivably miss the playoffs for the first time in 14 years and lose every shred of pretense at, "Yankee Pride" all in the same year.


New York fans are an interesting breed. Do you think they'd boo Bonds even on their own team?


It wouldn't be the first time a Yankee has been booed in the Bronx.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:24 pm

Old_Style wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Matthias wrote:That would be quite the coup: the Yankees could conceivably miss the playoffs for the first time in 14 years and lose every shred of pretense at, "Yankee Pride" all in the same year.


New York fans are an interesting breed. Do you think they'd boo Bonds even on their own team?


It wouldn't be the first time a Yankee has been booed in the Bronx.



Thats true...Anyways I hope it doesn't happen.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:26 pm

Matthias wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Matthias wrote:That would be quite the coup: the Yankees could conceivably miss the playoffs for the first time in 14 years and lose every shred of pretense at, "Yankee Pride" all in the same year.

New York fans are an interesting breed. Do you think they'd boo Bonds even on their own team?

Only if he stunk. Doing well changes a lot of hearts everywhere.


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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Matthias » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:29 pm

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Matthias wrote:Only if he stunk. Doing well changes a lot of hearts everywhere.

Fixed.

Maybe; but Yankees fans booed Jeter a couple of years ago when he started slow. There's some teams that I can think of that I can't imagine that happening to an equivalent player.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Cobra_Kai » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:29 pm

Matthias wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Matthias wrote:That would be quite the coup: the Yankees could conceivably miss the playoffs for the first time in 14 years and lose every shred of pretense at, "Yankee Pride" all in the same year.

New York fans are an interesting breed. Do you think they'd boo Bonds even on their own team?

Only if he stunk. Doing well changes a lot of hearts in New York.



Yankees fans have gotten used to cheering for lots of players they used to boo/hate - Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, Johnny Damon, A-Rod, Roger Clemens again...I'm sure they'd warm up to Bonds.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:32 pm

Matthias wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:
Matthias wrote:Only if he stunk. Doing well changes a lot of hearts everywhere.

Fixed.

Maybe; but Yankees fans booed Jeter a couple of years ago when he started slow. There's some teams that I can think of that I can't imagine that happening to an equivalent player.


J.D. Drew got booed a ton last year but now he is a fan favorite at Fenway. A lot of teams don't ever boo their players because they don't expect to win.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Cobra_Kai » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:33 pm

I'd say it's probably not going to happen:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3493648
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Matthias » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:37 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:J.D. Drew got booed a ton last year but now he is a fan favorite at Fenway. A lot of teams don't ever boo their players because they don't expect to win.

Sure, but even though Varitek is having a bad year for himself, he's not getting boo'ed there. Or I can't imagine Todd Helton ever getting boo'ed at Coors or Hoffman boo'ed at Petco. To a certain extent, all fans like the players doing well and aren't so high on the ones who aren't. But the New York fanbase is much more fickle and quick to change than most.
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