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chisox
04-11-2006, 10:29 PM
i had the pleasure of attending opening day in the bronx with a buddy of mine.

did anyone else feel bad rooting for the yanks this afternoon?

MUsoxfan
04-11-2006, 10:30 PM
Talking baseball....


But, why would any of us root on the Yanks? The Royals (regardless of what happened last week) are clearly no threat to the division title. The Yanks can rot

paciorek1983
04-11-2006, 10:34 PM
I could only root for the Yankees if they had to beat someone on the last day of the season for the Sox to make it into the post-season. I'd rather root for Japan.......

chisox
04-11-2006, 10:41 PM
as you know, when the yankees beat a team in our division it helps us out. seeing as how kc was ahead of the sox at the beginning of the day i was under the impression that it was okay to root for 'em.

*this should definitely be moved to talking baseball

SOXSINCE'70
04-11-2006, 10:56 PM
did anyone else feel bad rooting for the yanks this afternoon?

Not when they're playing A.L. Central opponents other
than the White Sox.:D: :D: Hope you enjoyed the game.

Nellie_Fox
04-12-2006, 01:03 AM
The only time I ever root for the Yankees is when they're playing the Cubs. Other than that, I have too much residual hatred from the 50s and early 60s.

mike squires
04-12-2006, 01:25 AM
I must admit I rooted for the Yankees in the series back in 01. I got caught up in the love for the city after 9/11. I just wanted to see them do well and there were some dramatic games in that series. Winning it 2 games back to back if I recall correctly.

IlliniSox4Life
04-12-2006, 01:51 AM
The only time I ever root for the Yankees is when they're playing the Cubs. Other than that, I have too much residual hatred from the 50s and early 60s.

I went to the Cubs/Yanks game at Yankee Stadium last year. I was really torn who to root for in the game. I was going with a good friend of mine who is a big Cubs fan, and 2 other friends, Friend 1 is a Sox fan but not as diehard as I am, and friend 2 who isn't really a fan of either team, but would lean Sox if he had to choose. Anyway, the diehard Cubs fan (the only Cubs fan I respect) didn't want me/us wearing Sox gear, so he came up with the idea of us dressing as the superfans. Myself and friend 2 wore Bears jerseys, friend 1 wore a bulls jersey, and the Cubs fan wore cubs stuff. We all had ball caps on and got big aviator type sunglasses and fake mustaches. All throughout New York that day, we had people telling us basically how much Chicago sucked and how the (bears/bulls/cubs) werent as good as the (giants/knicks/yankees). I just about had enough of it come game time (actually, I didn't I kinda liked the reaction), and then the Yankees fans in Yankee Stadium put me over the edge. They were complete idiots (less fratty than Wrigley, but as big of jerks). I had no choice but to cheer for the Cubs in that instance, as I was sticking up for my city. The one and only time I would cheer for the Cubs. If the game was at Wrigley, I would have done a 180 and cheered for the Yanks.

itsnotrequired
04-12-2006, 07:32 AM
as you know, when the yankees beat a team in our division it helps us out. seeing as how kc was ahead of the sox at the beginning of the day i was under the impression that it was okay to root for 'em.

*this should definitely be moved to talking baseball

The Royals may have been ahead of the Sox yesterday but surely will not be come the end of the season. A team that most likely will be in it at the season is the Yankees. I would hate for the Yankees and Sox to be in a wild card race and the difference between the Sox playing in October or going home was the outcome of this game.

I rooted for the Royals but not because of some hatred of the Yankees. Purely numbers. Had the Yankees been playing the Indians, I would have rooted for the Yankees that day.

davenicholson
04-12-2006, 08:27 AM
The only time I ever root for the Yankees is when they're playing the Cubs. Other than that, I have too much residual hatred from the 50s and early 60s.
Nellie sums up my feelings exactly. Not even a jaded adulthood full of cynicism towards professional athletes and owners can erase the scars obtained during a childhood as a Sox fan in the 60s. :angry:

Cat Thief
04-12-2006, 08:42 AM
KC was +250. :whiner:

****ing Jeter!

I want Mags back
04-12-2006, 10:14 AM
most of the time, i barely consider the Royals as part of our division. sure, they took 2/3 from us, they will still suck, eventually. there the ****ing royals

Trav
04-12-2006, 10:20 AM
I have a question for those guys around in the 50's and 60's. My father said that even though most Sox fans hated the yankees, when they would play ball someone would want to be Mantle since he was such a big star and the Sox didn't really have anyone of that stature on offense. Was that just his area or did everyone experience something similar to that?

Sorry for the complete de-railment to this thread.

viagracat
04-12-2006, 11:05 AM
The old-timers don't like the Yankees because in the 50s and early 60s, the Yankees were a dynasty that, except for 1959, were always just a little better than the Sox, who had mostly good teams themselves back then. Seems like that September Sunday doubleheader every year in Comiskey vs New York turned with a late three-run rally by the Yanks in Game 1 and Ford beating Wynn in Game 2 to put the Sox five back instead of potentially one. Or similar scenarios; you know what I mean. Bob Vandenburgh of the Tribune wrote a book on this rivalry from the day that was kind of depressing, but fascinating.

And today, as you know, the Yanks have resources not as available to the other teams, such as the YES network and Steinbrenner, a guy who will spend what it takes to win whether that's good for the game or not. They're the kings of the hill and they know it. Unless you're a Yankee fan, you always want to knock the king off his throne.

I actually rooted for the Cubs when they played the Yankees last year; the first time in my life I did that. That's how much I've always disliked the Yankees.

viagracat
04-12-2006, 11:13 AM
I have a question for those guys around in the 50's and 60's. My father said that even though most Sox fans hated the yankees, when they would play ball someone would want to be Mantle since he was such a big star and the Sox didn't really have anyone of that stature on offense. Was that just his area or did everyone experience something similar to that?

Sorry for the complete de-railment to this thread.

Mantle was considered the all-American, aw-shucks kind of sports hero; kind of a Chip Hilton-type of guy (man, I'm old if I can remember Chip Hilton books.) He was good-looking and yes, did hit some prodigous home runs at the time. He was the Man nationwide. The Sox didn't have a lot of big thumpers back then, and in those days, as now, lots of people like the home run.

Reni
04-12-2006, 11:18 AM
I don't think I would ever root fot the Yankees, unless it was interleague against the Cubs.....and if it was at the end of the season and they needed to beat someone racing the Sox for the division? I wouldn't really root FOR them, I would just hope that other team loses..... :cool:

Baby Fisk
04-12-2006, 11:29 AM
Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for a bank that you don't bank at.

Deebs14
04-12-2006, 11:30 AM
I used to root for the Red Sox whenever they would play the Yanks up until 2003, but after that I couldn't take anymore Red Sox bull****.

So now that's the only time I find myself rooting for the Yanks.

D. TODD
04-12-2006, 11:46 AM
The Yanks are just another team to me . It depends on the situation, wheather I would root for or against them.

Steelrod
04-12-2006, 11:51 AM
I must admit I rooted for the Yankees in the series back in 01. I got caught up in the love for the city after 9/11. I just wanted to see them do well and there were some dramatic games in that series. Winning it 2 games back to back if I recall correctly.
1901?

ondafarm
04-12-2006, 12:15 PM
I haven't rooted for the Yankees since 1865. When they play the Cubs I avoid the game. KC is no threat for an ALCD title so why root for "the focus of evil in the baseball world". Heck, I'd root for the Youmiri Giants if they were playing the Yankees.

Trav
04-12-2006, 12:23 PM
I haven't rooted for the Yankees since 1865. When they play the Cubs I avoid the game. KC is no threat for an ALCD title so why root for "the focus of evil in the baseball world". Heck, I'd root for the Youmiri Giants if they were playing the Yankees.

I wouldn't go that far. The Giants sort of remind me of the cubs, without the success.

Steelrod
04-12-2006, 12:24 PM
Hopefully, I'll only worry about NY in October. In the meantime, feel from to beat anyone in our division, besides us!

StockdaleForVeep
04-12-2006, 01:27 PM
Only time id root for another team is if it directly affects the sox in a meaningful game

Fenway
04-12-2006, 01:43 PM
i had the pleasure of attending opening day in the bronx with a buddy of mine.

did anyone else feel bad rooting for the yanks this afternoon?

I had no trouble rooting for Kansas City NONE

as they jump to another quick lead today

ondafarm
04-12-2006, 02:09 PM
I wouldn't go that far. The Giants sort of remind me of the cubs, without the success.

Since the 1950 two league system was started the Yomiuri Giants have won 30 league championships and 20 series championships. In that time the Yankees have won 23 league championships and 14 World Series titles.

I am curious as to your definition of success.

TDog
04-12-2006, 02:40 PM
I was rooting for the Royals to beat the Yankees into submission. Still am, although in vain.

itsnotrequired
04-12-2006, 11:25 PM
as they jump to another quick lead today

...and quickly piss it away. Man, what a pathetic team.

Trav
04-13-2006, 07:05 AM
Since the 1950 two league system was started the Yomiuri Giants have won 30 league championships and 20 series championships. In that time the Yankees have won 23 league championships and 14 World Series titles.

I am curious as to your definition of success.

I was comparing the Giants off the field situation to the cubs. I know that the Giants are very successfull on the field, like the Yankees but they are owned by a media giant, like the cubs. The cubs was the team I was saying wasn't successfull. Sorry for the confusion.

davenicholson
04-13-2006, 08:27 AM
I have a question for those guys around in the 50's and 60's. My father said that even though most Sox fans hated the yankees, when they would play ball someone would want to be Mantle since he was such a big star and the Sox didn't really have anyone of that stature on offense. Was that just his area or did everyone experience something similar to that?

Sorry for the complete de-railment to this thread.
As a kid, I respected (maybe feared is a better word) Mantle, but would never, ever cheer for him as long as he played for anyone else but my beloved Sox. In those days, at least where I grew up, one wouldn't dream of cheering for a player on another team. (Although I had one exception--Bob Gibson. I liked him as a player and respected him and his take-no-prisoners attitude while on the mound.) Seeing kids in Chicago these days wearing a jersey, sweater or shirt bearing the logo of a team from another city just seems wrong to me.