2017 MLB Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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    Most Red Sox fans are just a bunch of transplant yuppies who are now "die hard" sox fans after watching three games. That's why NYY fans don't care. Oh, that and the fact that they've dominated them from the beginning of time. The other fans have the worst inferiority complex in all of pro sports.

    It's not a very threatening fanbase.
     
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  2. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    In 2008 I was at Yankee Stadium, final series there. I was with my brother and for shits n giggles wore a red sox shirt, IIRC. It was some RS paraphernalia.

    I went to piss and got a couple folks who did a double take and shake their head. Then I walked through the stands. Got a couple people ribbing me, which grew into a few lighthearted boos and taunt to entire section booing me, not in a friendly way, to people throwing shit at me, to at the end one guy who saw me goes: "Hey Red Sox! Does your dad, uh...uh... FUCKIN' FAGGOT!"

    That was awesome.
     


  3. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    there you go again with the peachy positive-y attitude!

    if anything the yankee fanbase is the very prototype of "transplant fan who don't really follow the team, but like wearing the hat/t-shirt" kind of fan. or worst... the "i'm a yankee fan because my dad was a yankee fan!" (only the dad is from california and only cheered on the yankees because he was a bandwagon fan from the 1970's) and the family has never even been in a 500mile radius of the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area.

    from what I noticed watching the redsox play in Oakland/LA/San Francisco/NY/seattle is that the redsox fans I interacted with actually had some roots in the New England area (weather they went to school there/came from the area/ or worked for a long period of time.

    lord barrington can be so saccharine that he educes tooth aches :)
     


  4. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    Or they just ran into a buzzsaw named the Baltimore Orioles!!!
     


  5. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    the orioles played great.

    if anything this is the year the sports gods decided to have all the favored "super teams" lose with gluttonous amounts of Poetic Justice.

    redsox don't even make the playoffs, lose in the most vintage "pre curse" way possible.

    phillies halladay loses a pitching duel... by one run total scored by both teams.

    yankees break out all their high priced talent - the most expensive Arod/Tex/Jeter/CC all have a hand in the loss.
     


  6. Patrick James

    Patrick James Senior member

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    This has been some of the most interesting baseball dialogue I've read in a while...
     


  7. Patrick James

    Patrick James Senior member

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    Cruz crrrrrrrrrrrrushed that ball. Sick game.
     


  8. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Rangers grand slam wins it in extra innings. I was driving in the car when it happened. Nearly ended up in the ditch. At least, we were in the game till the last. Great job by Scherzer. Now, the game comes to us.
     


  9. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    Cardinals FTW!!!!!!!
     


  10. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Ugh. That was awful! Now I'm going to have to listen to all the Cardinal fans crowing about this.
     
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  11. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    You are from St. Louis, and yet you are not a Cardinals' fan? :confused:
     


  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I live in St. Louis, but I grew up in Wisconsin. I've tried being a homer in the various places I've lived, but I just can't do it. I'm still loyal to the Wisconsin teams. (Plus, I still hold a grudge from the 1982 World Series, which the Brewers were SO close to winning!)
     


  13. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    I see. You must be torn about this series then. Where do you live in St. Louis, if you don't mind me asking. I hang out with my friends at CWE once awhile if you want to come out.
     


  14. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I generally cheer for the Cardinals when their interests don't conflict with the Brewers'. (That is, when the Brewers are nowhere near contending for first place--i.e., most years.) When they're in direct competition, though, I can't help but cheer for the Brewers. (I also have some residual affection for the Pirates, having lived in Pennsylvania for a while.)

    I live in the same part of St. Louis that you list as your location.
     


  15. bdeuce22

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    the most annoying part is the pitching has been very good, minus the meatball Perry threw. I was at the lions game last night, but my dad told me perry threw the exact same pitch in the exact same spot twice. first, cruz mashed it foul. second time, GONE.

    bottom line is though that the bats have gone cold. way cold. if you look at both games, the tigers needed one hit each game to swing the momentum. oh well. those are the breaks.

    Game 3 is tonight. i'm not sure i can my body can handle it. i was out til 3am after the lions game.
     


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