Jose Contreras is 72 wrote:acsguitar wrote:for gods sake the Florida Marlins have won 2 world series in 10 years where the Sox havent won since 1918...thats absolutely the sorriest thing I have ever heard ever!!!...They will loose again to the yankees..
Yeah, 2 things here:
#1.) I don't think bringing the Florida Marlins into a debate about the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is your best offense. In fact, it's concievably your worst. I can give you 328 reasons why the Red Sox would have won last year's WS against that Marlins squad. What's your excuse?
#2.) I hear "1918", and now, from my side, the equally stupid "2000" way, way too much. It seems as though a Yankees-Red Sox debate can't possibly ever emerge about, you know, the current baseball season. Even the World Champion Florida Marlins don't need to be involved in any such debate. Seems to me that any time a Red Sox fan with half a brain comes up with 27 arguable reasons why the Sox could - CONCIEVABLY, POSSIBLY - be better than the Yankees this season, and presents a good argument, "1918" is the obligatory response.
Let's look at this objectively, all of us - in our lifetimes, has this rivalry ever been as concievably great as it is right now? I'm Boston born and bred, yet more objective than most of my peers, and I'm screaming NO. Anyone who thinks that a 6-1 Red Sox season series lead is insurmountable has clearly not been paying attention. Anyone who thinks that the names Contreras, Ramirez and Rodriguez don't loom larger in the 2004 rivalry than any others just don't have educated opinions. Any hick in Sturgess, South Dakota who'd rather watch the WWE than the next Sox-Yanks battle doesn't know what he's missing.
Is this rivalry one sided, in the past, anyway? Can't not give that to the Bombers. Is it completely up in the air while at its all time peak right now? Absolutely - and I'm an OBJECTIVE Red Sox fan. I know there are hundreds of thousands of objective New Yorkers who have no choice but to agree.
1. You cannot give anyone 1 REASON why you would've beat the Marlins. The Marlins beat the Yankees who beat YOU. If the Marlins beat the Yankees then how can you say that you would've beat them? You cannot.
2. Personally I don't care for the 1918 response but honestly, isn't that all we NEED to say? I mean honestly. Boston has had some unbelieveable teams and they have always failed. Why should we believe that this year or any other year is any different? 1918 in my mind is like saying......come back when you actually WIN something important because you've been close so many times before but always wound up failing.