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Fenway
03-08-2005, 04:49 PM
Jason had the last laugh he homered. Yes he was booed but I think more for being a Yankee. But it all depends on what paper you saw this morning.

In any event it was a bigger story in New York
New York Daily News
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NY POST
Notice the Post says Giambi was well received
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March 8, 2005 -- FORT MYERS - With one swing that produced a towering home run to center field, Jason Giambi muted a small chant of "steroids, steroids" by a couple of Red Sox fans. Giambi, who was warmly welcomed to City of Palms Park by Red Sox supporters before the game, when he spent an eternity signing autographs, crushed an 0-1 pitch from lefty John Halama over the center-field fence in the fifth inning of a 9-2 Yankee victory that was witnessed by 7,723.

http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/40864.htm

200 miles up the road
Boston Globe
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ten measly bucks, and you could have watched Jason Giambi homer against the Sox last night.
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/03/08/march_rivals/

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Indestructible? Long before Jason Giambi ever told a grand jury that he'd injected human growth hormone into his stomach and testosterone into his buttocks, rubbed a steroid called "the cream" on his body, and took drops of another steroid known as "the clear" under his tongue, Giambi placed no limits on what his body could withstand.
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/03/08/leaks_leave_giambi_in_tricky_waters/

Boston Herald
FORT MYERS - Maybe winning does breed complacency after all.


In an absolutely stunning development in the Red Sox [stats (http://146.145.120.3/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=bostonherald&page=mlb/teams/028/teamstats.aspx?team=028), schedule (http://146.145.120.3/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=bostonherald&page=mlb/teams/028/schedule.aspx?team=028,season=2004)]-Yankees rivalry, Sox fans brought barely a drop of venom for their long-despised foes last night in the teams' first meeting since their seven-game American League Championship Series dust-up.


The Yankees' 9-2 win was no love-in, but the hate-o-meter was running on low at City of Palms Park.


One would figure that Jason Giambi, the closest thing the East Coast has to Barry Bonds in the BALCO scandal, would be a sure-fire lightning rod for cheap shots, taunts and heckles. But instead, he was treated like nothing less than a slimmed-down teddy bear.

http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=72157

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Iwritecode
03-08-2005, 05:04 PM
Has the rivalry tamed at all between these two teams? Sure Boston can now say "We're the defending champs ha ha and we got there by beating you guys" but are NY fans pretty much gonna replay "Yea, do it another 25 times and then we'll talk." :?:

What happens if everything goes back to the status quo and the Red Sox lose to the Yanks in the playoffs again this year? Or even worse, don't make it at all?

Fenway
03-08-2005, 05:11 PM
I suspect it will be as crazy as ever come 8:05 PM April 3rd at The Stadium and on the 11th in Boston.

Yankees fans have been quiet, too quiet as even though they have 26 World eries titles to our 6 they also know they are the owners of the worst collapse in baseball history and that is something that Red Sox fans can finally throw back at them.

The biggest surprise for me is Steinbrenner being as "calm" as he has been. He must be on good meds.


Has the rivalry tamed at all between these two teams? Sure Boston can now say "We're the defending champs ha ha and we got there by beating you guys" but are NY fans pretty much gonna replay "Yea, do it another 25 times and then we'll talk." :?:

What happens if everything goes back to the status quo and the Red Sox lose to the Yanks in the playoffs again this year? Or even worse, don't make it at all?