Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

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    Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Six months after the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Raysdropped the curtain on the 2011 season with one of the best, and most intense, baseball games played all year, they raised the curtain on the 2012 season with the best game played so far this season.

    Small sample size, I know. But judging off the last couple of meetings between these two teams, this might be shaping up as a better rivalry than -- dare we say it? -- the Yankees and Red Sox.

    For the past two seasons, the Yankees and Rays have been the class of the AL East, the Red Sox the show horse in a three-horse field.

     

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/7784851/bombers-rays-continue-develop-rivalry-surpassed-red-sox

     
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    Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

    Babe, I listened to the game as I mowed the yard yesterday ... that MLB At Bat app is awesome. It was an incredible game to be sure. But I wouldn't equate the Yankees-Rays to the Yankees-Sox quite yet. And remember, last year's finale, while a thrilling finish, meant nothing to you guys. (Well, other than screwing us, of course).
     
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    Babe, I listened to the game as I mowed the yard yesterday ... that MLB At Bat app is awesome. It was an incredible game to be sure. But I wouldn't equate the Yankees-Rays to the Yankees-Sox quite yet. And remember, last year's finale, while a thrilling finish, meant nothing to you guys. (Well, other than screwing us, of course).
    Posted by LloydDobler

    I never stated that was my opinion.

    To me the Yanks / sawx is not a rivalry. duke / UNC is a rivalry.

     
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    Babe, I listened to the game as I mowed the yard yesterday ... that MLB At Bat app is awesome. It was an incredible game to be sure. But I wouldn't equate the Yankees-Rays to the Yankees-Sox quite yet. And remember, last year's finale, while a thrilling finish, meant nothing to you guys. (Well, other than screwing us, of course).
    Posted by LloydDobler


    IMO, it was a dig.
     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : I never stated that was my opinion. To me the Yanks / sawx is not a rivalry. duke / UNC is a rivalry. Posted by TBINFL
    You sir, know nothing about baseball rivalries.
     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display:
    In response to "Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display": You sir, know nothing about baseball rivalries.
    Posted by MikeNagy stilleatsworms

    27-7 is lopsided, hardly a rivalry.

     
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    Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

    So by your definition, the Yankees-Rays is even less of a rivalry. So ... what's the point of the post again?
    And Babe, be honest ... if this wasn't a rivalry, you wouldn't be here. I'm guessing you don't hang out on the Royals' message board.
     
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    So by your definition, the Yankees-Rays is even less of a rivalry. So ... what's the point of the post again?
    Posted by LloydDobler

    I just thought it would get a lot of discussion and to see what others opinions were.

     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : I just thought it would get a lot of discussion and to see what others opinions were.
    Posted by TBINFL

    Oh. OK. Well, there's mine.
     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : 27-7 is lopsided, hardly a rivalry.
    Posted by TBINFL


    LOL!

    That's what you think a rivalry is based on?

    What teams did 100 years ago?

    Rivalries are generally based on what people attending the games can remember.  KC v the Raiders was once a network stopper.  Nobody even watches it any more.

    I think you know less about rivalries than you do about BB.

    Just as a clue, check to see how many Sunday night games are scheduled between the NYY and RS.  Follow the money.
     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : LOL! That's what you think a rivalry is based on? What teams did 100 years ago? Rivalries are generally based on what people attending the games can remember.  KC v the Raiders was once a network stopper.  Nobody even watches it any more. I think you know less about rivalries than you do about BB. Just as a clue, check to see how many Sunday night games are scheduled between the NYY and RS.  Follow the money.
    Posted by Joebreidey

    LOL....that's exactly the point of the article. Lately the rays and the Yanks have been in the battle while the red flops haven't.

    Obviously you are about as sharp as a marble. No wonder you couldn't find jess, jete and Space at professor thom's.

     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : LOL....that's exactly the point of the article. Lately the rays and the Yanks have been in the battle while the red flops haven't. Obviously you are about as sharp as a marble. No wonder you couldn't find jess, jete and Space at professor thom's.
    Posted by TBINFL


    So do you agree with the article? Because if you do, you're in conflict with yourself.
     
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    He should have had a plastic parrot on his shoulder at Professor Thoms.
     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : So do you agree with the article? Because if you do, you're in conflict with yourself.
    Posted by LloydDobler

    No, I don't think either are truly a rival to the Yanks.

    But the rays are certainly more relevant than the sawx recently.

     
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    He should have had a plastic parrot on his shoulder at Professor Thoms.
    Posted by 6k42lt913c

    Hey kimpikesaysthis, log on to the elboroom.com and go to the patio cam this afternoon and see how I "photoshop" myself on there.

     
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    Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

    I like how you refuse to capitilize "rays" or "sawx" but always capitalize "Yanks".
     
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    I like how you refuse to capitilize "rays" or "sawx" but always capitalize "Yanks".
    Posted by BurritoT

    You're pretty quick.

    It only took you three years to grasp that.



     
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    Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

    If the Sox-Yankees isn't a rivalry (which is just complete non-sense) then how come Yankee fans feel like the have to be in here debating with us constantly????

    For the record I have no problem with Yankees in here and even trolls to some extent,  I find the drama entertaining. 
     
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    If the Sox-Yankees isn't a rivalry (which is just complete non-sense) then how come Yankee fans feel like the have to be in here debating with us constantly???? For the record I have no problem with Yankees in here and even trolls to some extent,  I find the drama entertaining. 
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh

    Because I find the crowd in here to be pretty entertaining, aside from kimpikesaysthis.

     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display:
    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : You're pretty quick. It only took you three years to grasp that.
    Posted by TBINFL



    It only took me three years to pay attention to anything you had to say...
     
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    Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

    Well,by your definition,the Sox-Yankees aren't a rivalry.Head to head,12 wins to 6 last year pretty much makes the Yankees irrelevant.
     
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    Well,by your definition,the Sox-Yankees aren't a rivalry.Head to head,12 wins to 6 last year pretty much makes the Yankees irrelevant.
    Posted by mrmojo1120

    I said that the Yanks / sawx are not a rivalry.

    But I would hardly deem a team that finished in first place as irrelevant. Now on the other hand, a third place team that can't seem to make the playoffs anymore ........ well ..........

     
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    Well,by your definition,the Sox-Yankees aren't a rivalry.Head to head,12 wins to 6 last year pretty much makes the Yankees irrelevant.
    Posted by mrmojo1120


    That's a wierd statement; are the RS relevant not winning a PS game since '08? Perhaps you mean it in an odd context with respect to the rivalry. I'll go with that unless you correct me otherwise.
     
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    Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display

    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display:
    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : I said that the Yanks / sawx are not a rivalry. But I would hardly deem a team that finished in first place as irrelevant. Now on the other hand, a third place team that can't seem to make the playoffs anymore ........ well ..........
    Posted by TBINFL

    Well, the Sox and Yankees won the same number of playoff series last fall. So there's that.
     
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    In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : Well, the Sox and Yankees won the same number of playoff series last fall. So there's that.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    There's a marked difference between making the PS and not, especially when you take into consideration that the RS were the favorite to take the whole shebang. 
     
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