Re: bryce harper = big papi
posted at 6/9/2011 8:57 AM EDT
In Response to Re: bryce harper = big papi
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: bryce harper = big papi : But it seems to be compelling enough to keep you coming back no matter how many times the BDC suspends your posting rights to tweak RS fans. And the difference in WS titles doesn't mean much. Laker fans consider the C's rivals though they still trail in total titles in head-to-head by a wide margin. The rivalry has been quite alive for awhile now. In the last 10 years the teams have virtually identical records in head-to-head and runs scored against each other. And in places in their hearts a lot of bitter NYY fans don't want to talk about it burnt their chops that the RS shed the choke label in 2004 and hung the all time choke on the NYY, if you believe in things like choking, rather than just tipping the hat to other side. Of course tipping the cap is not easily done in what you suggest is a non-rivalry and never done by The Babe's and the Beni's.
Posted by fivekatz[/QUOTE]
Laker fans consider the C's rivals though they still trail in total titles in head-to-head by a wide margin.
Ummm...last I checked the celtics have 17 and the lakers 16, didn't realize that 1 was a "wide margin".
As far as the Yanks / red flops, not really much of a rivalry. Before the purchase of Ruth, the Yankees really weren't relevant in NYC, the giants were the big team in town and NYC was a city that followed the NL to a greater degree. The sawx were winning and the Yanks weren't, no rivalry there.
After the purchase of Ruth, the Yanks went on a 4 decade run of dominance, the sawx not even contenders for many of those years. No rivalry to speak of.
During the 1960's we saw the end of the Yanks dominance followed by their darkest period, the "Horace Clarke" era. The red flops had some good seasons and made a WS. Not much of a rivalry.
During the mid to late 1970's, the teams did some ferocious battles, but so did the Yanks and the royals. Maybe a little bit of a rivalry for a few seasons.
Again in the 1980's the Yanks had great regular season numbers, but no titles and the sawx made the WS once. At the end of the 80's the Yanks weren't very good and the sawx were getting crushed by oakland in the playoffs. No rivalry to speak of.
The 1990's, after a slow start to the decade, the Yanks completely dominated the last half of the decade, the sawx, not so much. No rivalry detected.
In 03 and 04 there was alot of bad blood and the teams had some epic battles, definitely a rivalry at that time. Since then they haven't met in the playoffs with the Yanks missing the playoffs once while the sawx missed a few times. Not much of a rivalry except for the media trying to hype it like it's 03 & 04 all over again, but we all know it's not.
So when you really look at it, there have been two brief periods when it actually was a rivalry, the rest of the time, not so much.
As far as the reason that I come here, it's not for this pretend rivalry that you guys claim, it's because I like the banter with the red flops nation.
If you want a baseball rivalry I suggest reading about the Brooklyn Dodgers vs the NY Giants, now that was a rivalry!