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

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : 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.
    Posted by nhsteven[/QUOTE]
    Honestly, I would have considered the Sox's season a disappointment had they made the playoffs and lost in the first round. Can't imagine you guys didn't consider your season a disappointment.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : Honestly, I would have considered the Sox's season a disappointment had they made the playoffs and lost in the first round. Can't imagine you guys didn't consider your season a disappointment.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    Of course, but there was the start and September. The end result was one of the most disappointing seasons in Boston lore. Only one team doesn't go home disappointed, as the cliche goes. This is especially true for the supposed elite teams.  
     
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    [QUOTE]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[/QUOTE]

    It's still not a rivalry.  

    The RS/NYY play 4 Sunday games.  All four will be televised nationally.

    We play four Saturday games.  All four will be on Fox.

    NYY/TB play -0- Sunday noight games.

    NYY/TB play one Fox game.

    That's because you are the only one in the country that thinks of those games as a rivalry.

    Or, if anyone here that has NYY/RS tickets, and wants to trade them even-up for my NYY/TB tickets, I'll be glad to do so.

    But not one person in this country of 300,000,000 people will do so.  Because no one thinks of NY/TB as a rivalry.
     
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    lol, rivalry......it's probably a little one sided. Tampa fans do not like NY and RS for obvious reasons, I'm not sure how much or how little we affect their fans. We seem to be more of the "fly in the ointment". The Rays have fought hard over the years to gain some respect and the two biggest teams have historically been NY and RS, so of course Tampa has set a goal to be better than them. Plus the fans of those two teams are rather difficult when in our stadium, so they are really making alot of enemies with the locals. While in both stadiums a 2 years ago, we wore our gear to both fields and were treated very nicely. But both fan bases made it clear we could not root for the other team without getting "hurt". Rays are a good team and hopefully will have a great year. But anyone who bases their season on opening day is a little too cocky for me. 
     
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    Ted Williams was better than Joe Dimaggio.

    Carlton Fisk was better than Thurman Munson.

    Wade Boggs was better than Don Mattingly.

    When they were both in their prime, Nomar was better than Jeter.

    When the dust settled on the A-Rod situation, the Red Sox wound up with Curt Schilling and 2 championships in the next 4 years.  The Yankees wound up with an overpaid narcissist who has proven to be one of the worst post-season performers of all time.

    If you are a Yankee fan, and despite your 27 rings, any of these statements upset you, there is your proof that the rivalry lives on.

     
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    Sox yanks are one of the biggest rivalries in sports......no question
     
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    [QUOTE]lol, rivalry......it's probably a little one sided. Tampa fans do not like NY and RS for obvious reasons, I'm not sure how much or how little we affect their fans. We seem to be more of the "fly in the ointment". The Rays have fought hard over the years to gain some respect and the two biggest teams have historically been NY and RS, so of course Tampa has set a goal to be better than them. Plus the fans of those two teams are rather difficult when in our stadium, so they are really making alot of enemies with the locals. While in both stadiums a 2 years ago, we wore our gear to both fields and were treated very nicely. But both fan bases made it clear we could not root for the other team without getting "hurt". Rays are a good team and hopefully will have a great year. But anyone who bases their season on opening day is a little too cocky for me. 
    Posted by vcec[/QUOTE] for one the takeover factor..Yanks and Sox fan pack the place when they're in town, and their bottom line...most likely loathe to ever admit they wouldn't even sniff a sellout otherwise..that said, the Rays remain a very good team and capable of besting anyone...even though much improved, they are imo still a victim of seasons of fanbase apathy..
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : for one the takeover factor..Yanks and Sox fan pack the place when they're in town, and their bottom line...most likely loathe to ever admit they wouldn't even sniff a sellout otherwise..that said, the Rays remain a very good team and capable of besting anyone...even though much improved, they are imo still a victim of seasons of fanbase apathy..
    Posted by jete02fan[/QUOTE]



    The apathetic fan base is a fallacy perpetuated by folks who just do not understand Florida demographics. Our "issue" isn't the taking over and they do not necessarily pack the place. What we have here in this state is fans who are either on vacation and have an opportunity to go to a game or we have people who live down here and still feel a ridiculous allegiance to a city they haven't lived in for 25 years. Many people down here support the local team until their "home" team comes to town. So, next time you think we can't fill our stadium, think again. We may not be Fenway, but we also haven't been around for 100 years. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Opening Day? It felt more like October as the best AL East rivalry was on display : It's still not a rivalry.   The RS/NYY play 4 Sunday games.  All four will be televised nationally. We play four Saturday games.  All four will be on Fox. NYY/TB play -0- Sunday noight games. NYY/TB play one Fox game. That's because you are the only one in the country that thinks of those games as a rivalry. Or, if anyone here that has NYY/RS tickets, and wants to trade them even-up for my NYY/TB tickets, I'll be glad to do so. But not one person in this country of 300,000,000 people will do so.  Because no one thinks of NY/TB as a rivalry.
    Posted by Joebreidey[/QUOTE]

    Realize who you're debating; after all, I'm a sawx fan who sometimes acts like a woman.

     
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    [QUOTE]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[/QUOTE]
    Warning! Warning!
     

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