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Reni
04-12-2006, 12:54 PM
Alright Sox fans....the Yankee thread had me thinking.....we all have the team we love and the ones we have soft spots for.....how about the ones you hate? Can you rank em?

1. Cubs
2. Yankees
3. Red Sox
4. Astros
5. Braves
6. Indians
7. Mets (this hatred comes from being a Cardinals fan in the 80's)
8. Athletics

I really dislike the Florida teams, but that's just because I don't like Florida, and they are all newish and I dunno....I like some history in my baseball. I also don't care much for Arizona or Colorado. I don't hate them, I just don't really give them any consideration.

Thome's Homey
04-12-2006, 01:01 PM
1. Indians
2. Twins
3. Cubs
4. Red Sox
5. Yankees

EDIT: I forgot. The Athletics with their stupid airhorns and drums fit in at 2.5 for me.

Madvora
04-12-2006, 01:03 PM
I actually like the Indians. I still want to beat the crap out of them. But they have a really good team put together.

1. Cubs
2. Red Sox
3. Yankees

CHISOXFAN13
04-12-2006, 01:05 PM
1. Twins
2. Tigers
3. Indians
4. Oakland
5. NY Yankees
6. Boston
7. Cubs

Reni
04-12-2006, 01:06 PM
That Travis Hafner makes me see red everytime I see him......ugh! Until I moved to Chicago and started following the Sox, I didn't have any feelings either way for most American League teams....besides the Red Sox and the Yankees. Now, that has changed a lot.

I think I also can't stand the Indians because of a total blowhard I was subjected to sitting in front of last September during that last homestand against the Indians.....oy vey. A bad fan can really turn the tide for me......

viagracat
04-12-2006, 01:17 PM
1. Yankees
2. Cubs
3. Red Sox
4. Dodgers
5. Braves

Teams I've always kinda liked for some reason: Brewers, Cardinals, Reds, Pirates, Angels.

RealMenWearBlack
04-12-2006, 01:18 PM
1. Cubs
2. Red Cubs
3. Indians
4. Twins
5. A's

PaleHoseGeorge
04-12-2006, 01:23 PM
I hate Oakland. I also hate Minnesota, though Toriiii Hunter is a good guy. Anaheim is a team I enjoy beating, too.

Cleveland is a pest, and their "stars" are a bunch of sloven pigs. They're moving up fast on my hate-o-meter. Boston, New York, and (to a lesser extent) Baltimore are also obnoxious, mostly because ESPN shoves them down my throat. It's noteworthy that Cleveland now gets the same treatment from those mediots in CT.

I don't hate the Cubs, but I have no respect for their fans. There is a big difference.

I'm completely indifferent to everyone in the National League. Those teams are a joke. They serve as perfect speed bumps for the A.L. in the all-star game and World Series.
:cool:

The best thing in the N.L. is the sausage race.
:wink:

MVP
04-12-2006, 01:30 PM
1. Cubs
2. Indians
3. Twins
4. Red Sox (I hate them because the national media just loves to call them the "Sox"-ingoring the fact that there is another team that "Sox" could describe.)
5. Yankees
6. Athletics (I still hate their 1990 team that we battled for the division)


By the way Reni, I was a big fan of the 80's Cardinals too. I wonder how many Sox fans also like the Cardinals.

Hangar18
04-12-2006, 01:37 PM
1. Cubs I hate the organization and their Arrogance. The organization has somehow been involved in some way, shape or form, in all of the bad things that have stained baseball in the last 20 years. That organization has also made being a SOX fan next to impossible here in chicago, and points beyond.
I hate the Fans next. They are some of the dumbest and most clueless I have ever met, in all 4 sports. It stuns me when I sit back and realize that their fanbase is also from Chicago, and couldnt be any more different from us, a complete 180. They too adopted the Arrogance of the owners, walking around with a sense of entitlement, and clueless to what the Tribune has pulled year after year. Despite having won absolutely NOTHING of significance in the last 98 years, these fans walk around with their noses in the air, and will tell you they are one of the greatest fanbases ever, and their team is one of the most storied ever.

Most of the Players I end up hating, because most of them end up adopting the arrogance of their fans. There are of course exceptions, maybe someone like a Maddux or Durocher, but few and far in between

2. Yankees. They buy everything, and ESPN shoves them down our throats
3. RedSox. ESPN loves them and shoves them down our throats
4. Mets. Clueless organization, shun their own history
5. BlueJays. Shun their own history too

Reni
04-12-2006, 01:41 PM
1. Cubs
By the way Reni, I was a big fan of the 80's Cardinals too. I wonder how many Sox fans also like the Cardinals.

:worship:

http://www.n-kcreative.com/porfolio/sportmarket/pics/williemcgee.jpg

Hangar18
04-12-2006, 01:45 PM
6. (Fast Rising) Oakland A's. For the same reason I hate the Cubs, Im starting to dislike the A's a bit, they get allot of hype, despite having won absolutely nothing lately. The big difference between them and the Cubs,
is the A's have an excellent farm system, a majority of their players were drafted and put thru the farm, their fans are very much like SOX fans, and have actually been a very good team for over a decade. The Cubs? terrible farm system for decades, acquire players only from teams that are wounded and ailing. So if I have to put up with a team getting lots of "hype", id rather it be the A's, whove actually won regularly in the last 10 years. The Cubs? at least 4 90 LOSS seasons in same span? hahahahahaha

South Side Irish
04-12-2006, 02:15 PM
'nother Cards/Sox fan. Still hoping for an October that's "black and red all over!"

I don't really hate anyone. I can't stand how arrogant many Cubs fans are. It's too bad, because they've got a great ballpark and their "core" fanbase is very dedicated and cool. I enjoy watching the Cubs and Cards there, but they've become almost unbearable the last few years. I can't even bring my cousins/neices there to games because of how aggressive their arrogance/hatred of other teams is.

That being said, Billy Beane annoys me, as does the overplayed Red Sox/Yanks Rivalry. I hate the Twins/Indians as rivals, but they're damn good ballclubs and proud their in our great division.

samram
04-12-2006, 02:36 PM
1. Twins- **** them
2. Indians- **** them too
3. Yankees- was I the only one who watched "61" and came away hating the Yankees more?
4. Red Sawx
5. A's- all ****heads except for Frank
6. Mets- overrated every year
7. Tigers- they're from a crap city and they let Robert Fick play for them
8. Giants- Barry Bonds plays there. **** them.
9. Cubs- :rolleyes:- that's all I can muster for them.
10. Royals- they just don't give a **** and they have Mike Sweeney.

kittle42
04-12-2006, 02:36 PM
1. Cubs
2. Indians
3. Yankees/Red Sox
5. Twins

Edward
04-12-2006, 02:44 PM
1. Cubs - I was taught from birth to hate the Cubs, its just there.
2. Yankees - Hate how they just buy everyone, then ESPN shoves it down your throat.
3. Twins - Rival, Always battling them for the division lately.
4. Red Sox - Hate how it's almost fashionable to be a Red Sox fan. Also how ESPN shoves them down your throat.
5. Indians - Jim Thome is the cause for that hate.

downstairs
04-12-2006, 03:07 PM
See... I don't "hate" teams because of what happens on the field. I don't hate Cleveland or Minnesota. I respect them and want to beat them.

The Cubs, Yanks and now the Red Sox are just bad for baseball, as I see it.

I am really beginning to hate San Fran for their ignorance of the Bonds issue. (Yes, I do expect them to boo him and the like. I would do the same to Konerko, for example, if he got caught.)

I also strongly dislike KC and Tampa for not trying hard enough to compete. There's nothing worse than being in a penant race, and needing TB or KC to beat the team you're chasing... only to find out KC and TB don't actually field a real MLB team.

I guess I think of it differently than most....

Dibbs
04-12-2006, 03:13 PM
1. Cubs
2. Twins
3. Red Sox
4. Indians
5. A's (I hope Frank does well though)
6. Cardinals
7. Yankees

StockdaleForVeep
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
I think its stupid personally to have the hatred for the cubs when theyre not even in our league but

1. Seattle(only reason\part of the sox pride dvd i detest watching)
2. Twins
3. Inians
4.Cubs
5. Yankees

chisox117
04-12-2006, 03:47 PM
1. Red Sox
2. Orioles
3. Cubs
4. Twins
5. Blue Jays
:gulp:

SoLongFrank
04-12-2006, 03:48 PM
1: Yankee$ - I delight in their losses more than any other team.
2: Red Sawx - I only root for them when they play the Yank$.
3: Tribe - The media fawns all over this team every year like it's their destiny to be a contender.
4: Cubs - The media fawns over the biggest loser franchise the sport will ever have.
5: Twins - Over-rated, over-rated, over-rated.
6: Met$ - 101 mil payroll is low for them.
7: Nat$ - I liked them better as the Expos.
8: Colorado - It's not the roids, but rather the new stadiums! Yeah right.
9: Dodgers - 101 mil payroll is low for them.
10: D-Backs continue to spend beyond their means at the expense of MLB in general.

Hon Mention: Roys & Tiggers - I don't hate them as much as I find them annoying. Like gnats at the ball park.

Teams I love/like:
1: 2005 World Series Champion White Sox - Duh!
2: Oakland A's - One of the lowest payrolls in the league have kept them from greatness. I look forward to the White Sox taking both the season series & the post season from them this year.
3: Brewers - Always was a fan but now a much bigger one since the C Lee trade. My favorite NL team.
4: Astros - Lived there for years
5: Cardinals - First road game I ever attended. A luxury box no less. Made me a fan of the team & city for life.
6: Pirates - Became a fan when Bonilla was traded.
7: Reds - Became a fan for life during the Bench years.
8: Phils - Rowand's there now so I am Big fan.
9: Marlins - How can you not be a fan of a team so young bearing 2 World Series Championships while being infamous for being the team with the highest payroll & lowest payroll in that span? Lady luck loves the fighting fish.
10: Giants - Schmidt, Ray Ray, Omar, the White Flag trade, Cotts, etc. The recent history between them & our White Sox is too much to ignore.

Hon Mention: Braves - I'm sympathetic to a team that wins divisional championships year after year & yet fails to win the big prize. They remind me of how stupid it is for the media to still fawn over the Cubs Bartman year.

Rocky Soprano
04-12-2006, 03:49 PM
1. Twins
2. Indians
3. Cubs
4. Yankees
5. Tigers

Uncle_Patrick
04-12-2006, 03:50 PM
1. Twins
2. Tigers
3. Indians
4. Royals
5. Cubs - Mostly just their fans, I actually don't care that much about the team
6. Red Sox - Again, mostly just their fans, especially after the Sox won the WS and their fans came here to post their "Why the '04 Red Sox were better than the '05 White Sox" bull****
7. Yankees - again, its the fans and their "we are the center of the universe" attitude.
8. Dodgers - Don't know why, I just don't like them.
9. A's - they're always a problem for the Sox
10. Angels - another problem for the Sox (except in the playoffs!)

EDIT: since other people are doing it, the teams I like are:

1. White Sox (duh)
2. Brewers
3. Giants (despite Bonds)
4. Mets
5. Cardinals

SouthSide_HitMen
04-12-2006, 03:57 PM
1. Cubs
2. Dodgers (though I love listening to Vin Scully online)
3. Yankees
4. San Francisco
5. Atlanta
6. Toons
7. Twins (though I rooted for them in both World Series - A third entry in the "teams I used to like" category)
8. Red Cubs



Teams I like:
1. White Sox
2. Mets
3. Royals
4. Brewers
5. Astros
6. Cardinals
7. Pirates
8. Reds

Teams I used to like but now I don't:

1. A's - Grew up an A's fan, now I only like Frank Thomas
2. Expos - They moved and now I hate the Nationals.

In general, I have cheered for the American League in the World Series since 1987 with the Yankees (all of them) and the Toons (1997) being the exceptions.

CellBlockInmate
04-12-2006, 04:16 PM
1) Any team ahead of the White sox in the Central standings 2) Any team behind the White Sox in the Central 3) Cubs 4) New York/Boston (really doesnt make a difference) 5) The rest of the East coast teams 6) Any west coast team

sox_fan_forever
04-12-2006, 04:31 PM
1) Red Sox
2) Twins
3) Indians
4) Tigers
5) Cubs
6) Yankees

PaulDrake
04-12-2006, 04:56 PM
Nothing like a good hate fest to get the blood boiling. Here's mine.

AL East Yankees-I'm a baby boomer, they made my life miserable as a kid.
AL Central Twins- Hate that dome and the team that plays in it.
AL West A's- They used to be a favorite of mine but I'm tired of BB and BP.
Wild Card Orioles - 1983 and I can't stand Peter Angelos.

NL East Marlins - The owner is thumbing his nose at his own fans.
NL Central Cubs - You shouldn't need to ask.
NL West Dodgers - 1959 and I just can't root for anything LA on principle.
Wild Card Pirates - You'd have to know me to understand.

miker
04-12-2006, 06:14 PM
1. Cubs I hate the organization and their Arrogance. The organization has somehow been involved in some way, shape or form, in all of the bad things that have stained baseball in the last 20 years. That organization has also made being a SOX fan next to impossible here in chicago, and points beyond.
I hate the Fans next. They are some of the dumbest and most clueless I have ever met, in all 4 sports. It stuns me when I sit back and realize that their fanbase is also from Chicago, and couldnt be any more different from us, a complete 180. They too adopted the Arrogance of the owners, walking around with a sense of entitlement, and clueless to what the Tribune has pulled year after year. Despite having won absolutely NOTHING of significance in the last 98 years, these fans walk around with their noses in the air, and will tell you they are one of the greatest fanbases ever, and their team is one of the most storied ever.

Most of the Players I end up hating, because most of them end up adopting the arrogance of their fans. There are of course exceptions, maybe someone like a Maddux or Durocher, but few and far in between
Really Hangar? I can't tell...:smile:

OkStateSox
04-12-2006, 06:20 PM
In no particular order

Hate:
Cubs
Red Sox
Indians
Astros
Braves
Angels

Like:
White Sox
Phillies
Nationals
Royals
Brewers

Would probably hate if Robin Ventura hadnt played there:
Yankees
Mets
Dodgers

MUsoxfan
04-12-2006, 06:25 PM
1. Twins
2. Indians
3. Cubs
4. Yankees
5. Tigers

I second that same vote

mccombe_35
04-12-2006, 08:33 PM
1 Cubs
2 Yankees (got a lot higher on my list over the last few years)
3 Min
4 Cle

eastchicagosoxfan
04-12-2006, 08:57 PM
1. Red Sox
2. Oakland, although my nostalgiac side likes the Philladelphia Athletics
3. ESPN's East Coast bias.

I don't hate the Cubs, but like PHG, I really don't like the lemmings that worship the Wrigleyville experience.

sox647
04-12-2006, 09:06 PM
Like: White Sox
Hate: Lakers

soxwon
04-12-2006, 09:44 PM
1 cubs
2 a's
3 twins
4 nyy
5 angels

JB98
04-12-2006, 09:44 PM
My hate list:

1. Indians
2. Twins
3. Red Sox
4. Cubs
5. Tigers

Brian26
04-12-2006, 09:45 PM
1. Cubs
2. Indians
3. Yankees/Red Sox
5. Twins

That's my list exactly.

PKalltheway
04-12-2006, 09:50 PM
My most hated teams:

Boston Red Sox
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Angels
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Chicago CubsThe last three on this list I don't deeply hate, but I just dislike them. As far as the first five goes, I absolutely cannot stand those teams and I almost lose sleep whenever they beat the Sox:angry:

thomas35forever
04-12-2006, 09:51 PM
1. Cubs
2. A's
3. Indians
4. Twins
5. Yankees
6. Angels

buehrle4cy05
04-12-2006, 09:51 PM
Top 10 hate:
1. Indians
2. Tigers
3. Twins
4. Athletics
5. Yankees
6. Royals
7. Red Sox
8. Angels
9. Cubs
10. Mets

Top 10 like:
1. White Sox
2. Nationals
3. Cardinals
4. Reds
5. Brewers
6. Phillies
7. Pirates
8. Braves
9. Marlins
10. Padres

Pureone
04-12-2006, 10:02 PM
I don't hate any team I love baseball in general, BUT... I have a strong dislike for the A's.


I never had a hate thing for the Cubs either, I just never want them to make the playoffs in my lifetime. :wink:

SoxSpeed22
04-12-2006, 10:13 PM
Never too early for this...
:indianslose
:redneck

chisox
04-12-2006, 10:14 PM
I actually like the Indians. I still want to beat the crap out of them. But they have a really good team put together.

1. Cubs
2. Red Sox
3. Yankees

ditto.

PKalltheway
04-12-2006, 10:17 PM
I guess since some people are mentioning their favorite, I might as well list my favorites too:

White Sox
Reds
Brewers
Athletics
Nationals

rookie
04-12-2006, 10:47 PM
I don't hate any team I love baseball in general, BUT... I have a strong dislike for the A's.


I never had a hate thing for the Cubs either, I just never want them to make the playoffs in my lifetime. :wink:

I second this exactly!

Corlose 15
04-12-2006, 11:51 PM
Hate:
1. Cubs-for obvious reasons
2. Tigers- SE Michigan sports fans are some of the most arrogant people in the world. Whether they be UofM, or Detroit fans.
3. A's- Sox ALWAYS play like **** out there. Moneyball BP BS.
4. Yankees- need I explain?
5. Red Sox- I hate having this team shoved down my throat. Didn't really care until they won in '04 now I can't stand them.

Other teams that I hate when they get in the Sox way.
Mariners- Early 2000's, Sox always played like **** at Safeco
Orioles- This has subsided since they've sucked for a good 8 years
Blue Jays- I hated them in 1993, damn Juan Guzman:angry:

I will say though about #1, its interesting how irrelevant the Cubs have become since the Sox won the series. They don't bug me nearly as much.

Norberto7
04-13-2006, 12:01 AM
1. Cubs I hate the organization and their Arrogance...
I love how you breathlessly roll into into your anti-Cub tirade...no punctuation stopping this train.

:thumbsup:

On a related topic...who inspires the most apathy? I'll say Colorado. Cinncinnati and Baltimore you could probably throw in there, too.

SOXintheBURGH
04-13-2006, 01:41 AM
I openly root against the following any night:

1. Tribe
2. Twinks
3. Cubs
4. Boston
5. Detroit

Enjoy:

1. Sox
2. Bucs
3. Cards
4. Brewers
5. Houston (wish we could have beat someone else, would have rooted for them if they played any other AL team).
6. Phils
7. Padres

OkStateSox
04-13-2006, 01:55 AM
On a related topic...who inspires the most apathy? I'll say Colorado. Cinncinnati and Baltimore you could probably throw in there, too.
Defenitely the Rockies. Also the Pirates, and Saint Louis. Their are so many card fans around here I have grown used to them, but they have never done anything to make me like or hate them.

gbergman
04-13-2006, 02:57 AM
1.Red Sox
2.Twins
3.Mariners
4.Dodgers
5.Diamondbacks
6.Astros

davenicholson
04-13-2006, 08:46 AM
Chicago (nl)
YankeesThat is all. Unless we include other sports, but that poll has been already done. :D:

PushnThaEscalade
04-13-2006, 09:48 AM
Hate Fest galore!

1. Jndjans (torture in the 90's)
2. Twinkies (torture from 2001-04) but at least Torii's a good guy
3. Skanks/Blow Sawx-Self Explanatory
4. Tiggers (Division Rival)
5. Royales with Cheese (Division Rival)

Love Fest (other than the beloved White Sox)
1. Nationals (i would rather see them in Montreal but it's not their fault)
2. Brewers (El Caballo)
3. Giants (Bonds)
4. A's (good fans, good organization (except Beane), and Frank)
5. Angels (good organization from top to bottom)\

mccoydp
04-13-2006, 10:34 AM
Hate is a strong word for me, but I really can't stand the following teams:

1. sCrUBS -- Need I say more?
2. Red Sawx -- A successful team, but their fans and too much love from ESPN get to me.
3. Orioles -- I catch their games on ComCast Sportsnet, and they're almost always horrible. What a perpetually crappy team.
4. Twins -- Really couldn't stand them going back to 1991. I was a Braves and White Sox fan when I started watching baseball, and I got tired of hearing about the ****ing "Homer Hankies" and "hits off the baggie" during the 1991 World Series.
5. Angels -- Bunch of whiners; can't stand their announcers either.
6. Rangers -- Overhyped do-nothings.
7. Mets -- See above.
8. Tigers -- Just because.
9. Yankees -- Giambi, Jeter, A-Rod, et. al.
10. San Francisco -- Harboring a cheater.

southpaw40
04-13-2006, 11:02 AM
:rolleyes: I love baseball, so I don't hate any "teams",,,,,I do have a strong dislike for the attitudes of some of the fans of these teams:

1. Indians
1a. Twins
1b. cubs

SoLongFrank
04-13-2006, 01:09 PM
1. Cubs I hate the organization and their Arrogance. The organization has somehow been involved in some way, shape or form, in all of the bad things that have stained baseball in the last 20 years. That organization has also made being a SOX fan next to impossible here in chicago, and points beyond.
I hate the Fans next. They are some of the dumbest and most clueless I have ever met, in all 4 sports. It stuns me when I sit back and realize that their fanbase is also from Chicago, and couldnt be any more different from us, a complete 180. They too adopted the Arrogance of the owners, walking around with a sense of entitlement, and clueless to what the Tribune has pulled year after year. Despite having won absolutely NOTHING of significance in the last 98 years, these fans walk around with their noses in the air, and will tell you they are one of the greatest fanbases ever, and their team is one of the most storied ever.

Most of the Players I end up hating, because most of them end up adopting the arrogance of their fans. There are of course exceptions, maybe someone like a Maddux or Durocher, but few and far in between

2. Yankees. They buy everything, and ESPN shoves them down our throats
3. RedSox. ESPN loves them and shoves them down our throats
4. Mets. Clueless organization, shun their own history


In full agreement.

For those who don't know:
The Cubs (not the Red Sox) threatened to strike during their World Series with the Bo Sox a year after the White Sox won it because the games were shifted to Comiskey Park for a bigger gate. There are some writers in BoTown that feel the Cubs threw that series.

The Black Sox scandal was buried until the Cubs fixed a game in Aug the following year. A grand jury investigation was called SPECIFICALLY for that game but Tribune reporters felt the need to use the power of the press to link the Black Sox to it. The August game became completely over-shadowed by the Black Sox. There's the power of the press in action.
Had that not been the case that White Sox would have likely dominated MLB until Ruth would be sold to the Yankees. More importantly the White Sox were one of the best draws in MLB at the time. Had that team been allowed to play WE might have become the MOST STORIED FRANCHISE in MLB.

Now move the clock to 1995. Jealous to no end of Frank Thomas, the Cubs encourage Sosa to bulk up. There is plenty of proof if you know where to look. Prior to the strike, the White Sox were outdrawing the Cubs. After the strike Roid-boy emerges on the N Side & attendance shifts. In 1998 the Cubs gap in the attendance with the S Side nearly doubled to 600,000. Roid-boy ShamME is the only reason they won the city over.


The Cubs were lying, cheating, blowhards then & they still are. Ownership doesn't matter. They are all the same. The curse of the Cubs is that they embraced lying, cheating, & losing early on. They are the only professional sports team I'm aware of it that does that.

That's why win or lose the fans always go home happy there.

I spit on thee Cubs. I spit on thee Tribune. It's a curse unto my mouth. The biggest sports losers in the world today & yet we still have to fight for media space with them. It's a crying shame.

Viva Medias B's
04-13-2006, 01:43 PM
1. Cubs I hate the organization and their Arrogance....

No. I cannot believe Henry would have one ounce of contempt for our North Side neighbors!

As for my list of the greatest lack of preference:

1. Chicago National League Ballclub, Inc.
2. New York Yankees
3. Boston Red Sox
4. Detroit Tigers
5. Cleveland Indians
6. Minnesota Twins
7. FOBB's
8. San Francisco Barroids

Favorites:

1. Chicago White Sox
2. St. Louis Cardinals
3. Milwaukee Brewers
4. Florida Marlins
5. Tampa Bay Devil Rays

PaulDrake
04-13-2006, 01:58 PM
Chicago (nl)
YankeesThat is all. Unless we include other sports, but that poll has been already done. :D: I knew you'd understand. For most long time (I didn't say older) :D: Sox fans hating the Yankees just comes naturally.

swanson24
04-14-2006, 02:38 AM
1. Indians
2. Twins
3. Tigers
4. Cubs
5. Yankees
6. Red Sox

As much as I dislike the Cubs, Yankees and Red Sox I have to hate the divisional opponents more. The Indians are number one for me becasue of the way they dominated the AL Central in the mid 90s. The Twins are number two for the way the dominated the Central from 2000 to 2004 and the Tigers are number three mainly becasue of the 2000 fight that occured at New Comiskey. I still hate Robert Fick!

wdelaney72
04-14-2006, 10:24 AM
1. Indians
2. Tigers
3. Twins
4. Royals
5. Yankees
6. Red Sox
7. Orioles
8. Devil Rays
9. Blue Jays
10. Athletics
11. Rangers
12. Mariners
13. Angels
14. Cubs
15-30 - who cares.

I don't care how stupid their fans are and how overrated their team is every year, we play them 6 games a year. Anyone who puts the Cubs higher than a divisional opponent should have their fandom questioned. We won the World Series last year, guys, it's time to get over the Cubs. Indifference is much more destructive than hatred and animosity.

Hangar18
04-14-2006, 10:31 AM
Indifference is much more destructive than hatred and animosity.


Wish you couldve told Jerry Reinsdorf that 20 years ago

palehozenychicty
04-14-2006, 11:46 AM
Can't stand these teams:

Cubs
Yankees
Red Sox
Indians
A's

I've always liked the Phillies, Cards, and Dodgers though. I have a grudging respect for the Twins, although I don't like Hunter for his cheapshot in '04.

Frater Perdurabo
04-14-2006, 11:52 AM
I don't really "hate" any teams per se.

The last team I ever would root for would be the Cubs, unless they were playing a team in direct competition with the White Sox. Still, even in that situation I could not bring myself to root for the Cubs, but rather for the games to go 27 innings, both teams to blow out their pitching staffs, and the Sox rival to lose on something in which the Cubs could take no pride, like a balk or a "Bill Buckner" kind of fielding error.

I root for any Sox rival to lose every day. If they are playing one another, I want whoever is either ahead of the Sox, or if the Sox are in first place, whoever is closer to the Sox, to lose. Since 2004 I've found the Royals are my "second favorite" AL Central team! In truth, I'd like to see the Sox win the division every year by 40 games or so, but the Royals and Tigers to alternate winning the Wild Card. Carl Pohlad and the Twins can rot for all I care.
:redneck

I actually kind of like the Oakland Athletics. They have an interesting history and, like the Sox, are the "bastard stepchild" to another area team. I began liking them when Tony LaRussa was their manager and now my favorite Sox player of all time is their DH. However, I look down on Billy Beane and loathe those who blindly subscribe to his "statistics only" approach. I also detest the trumpets and other obnoxious noisemakers that some of their fans blow throughout the game. If I ever attend an A's home game, I plan to gag myself in order to vomit into one of those horns. "Mount Davis" ruined their stadium, as well.

I have grown to dislike the Yankees and Red Sox simply because FOX and ESPN shove them down our throats. Yankees fans in particular - even the ones who are baseball experts - tend to be insufferable, self-centered, "New York is the Center of the Universe" pricks. Red Sox fans don't bother me as much.

AnkleSox
04-14-2006, 01:16 PM
Indians - because i have to
A's- ****in foghorns
Yankees - no explanation needed. Despite being too young to actually see them, I really like the Yanks of the past... but since 2000 I really just hate that goddamn team.
Twins- I just dont like minnesota. However, take away 2001-2004 and the Twins really mean nothing to me.
Tigers- As of the past two years, these guys seem to be the biggest trash-talking still-losing jerks in the league. The brawl in 2000 helped fuel my hatred as well.
Cubs - I believe I don't need an explanation for this.

VenturaSoxFan23
04-14-2006, 01:50 PM
1. Yankees.

No other need apply. I'd sooner root for the Cubs than the Yankees.

Dan Mega
04-14-2006, 03:07 PM
Why do people have Cubs in their top 5? What the Cubs do (besides 6 games a year) has no effect on how well the Sox do.

1)Indians- please, for the love of pete, pitch around Travis Hafner.
2)Twins- I hate having to watch our guys get injured in the rollerdome. That, and their dirty CF taking elbows to Sox catchers.
3)Tigers- When will Detroit learn that they can't play anything else besides hockey?
4)Royals- I did see a few fans with "Free Mike Sweeney" t-shirts on, classic.
5)Red Sox/Yankees- One in the same. 2 huge payrolls, all the "glory", "history", blah blah blah. Most arrogant fans I've met are Yankees and Red Sox fans. No difference between them except the Yankees have a winning tradition and don't make excuses for losing.
6)Orioles- tell their owner and GM to go cry somewhere else about the Nats
7)Dodgers- see #5 above, just to a lesser extent.
8)Cubs- worst. fans. ever.

Railsplitter
04-15-2006, 06:58 PM
Cubs and Yankees, 'nuff said.

davenicholson
04-16-2006, 09:47 PM
I knew you'd understand. For most long time (I didn't say older) :D: Sox fans hating the Yankees just comes naturally.
Right you are, Paul. Seasoned Sox fans have that hatred burned deep into our collective psyches. Nothing can eradicate it. I could really relate to Joe Boyd in the movie Damn Yankees. Although I wouldn't sell my soul now I sure would have back then!), I think I need to see that film again!