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Fenway
05-01-2006, 11:32 AM
Tonight brings Round 1 of Athens vs Sparta 2006 and features the return of Johnny Damon to Boston. I am very curious on how the fans will react when he steps to the plate.

T-shirt being sold outside Fenway

Looks like Jesus
Acts like Judas
Throws like Mary

subplot Red Sox Trade for Mirabelli

DAN SHAUGHNESSY (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/01/an_even_tougher_test_is_at_hand)
Even tougher (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/01/an_even_tougher_test_is_at_hand)
test is at hand (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/01/an_even_tougher_test_is_at_hand)

Tonight we have Johnny Damon at the center of the universe -- right where he wants to be.

soxfan13
05-01-2006, 11:42 AM
I would think he will get booed heavily by the Red Sox faithful

viagracat
05-01-2006, 11:54 AM
Gee, I wonder if the game will be on ESPN tonight?

SOXPHILE
05-01-2006, 12:00 PM
"Athens vs. Sparta" ? :rolleyes:

JohnBasedowYoda
05-01-2006, 12:08 PM
"Athens vs. Sparta" ? :rolleyes:

Yeah. Steaming Pile, that's what that is.

palehozenychicty
05-01-2006, 12:10 PM
"Athens vs. Sparta" ? :rolleyes:

Mediocre v. Sterile:D: ?

Baby Fisk
05-01-2006, 12:14 PM
"Athens vs. Sparta" ? :rolleyes:
"Self-absorbed vs Self-important."

spiffie
05-01-2006, 12:14 PM
"Athens vs. Sparta" ? :rolleyes:
Assuming that Athens and Sparta are places that are 3 1/2 games behind Chicago and would currently be 3rd in the AL Central, then I would say that's accurate.

wdelaney72
05-01-2006, 12:39 PM
Fenway, I know you posted this in the proper forum, so I'm not gonna bash you personally for this thread, but I think I speak for a majority of the folks on this board when I say...

"yawn."

SOXintheBURGH
05-01-2006, 12:50 PM
I think Athens and Sparta are great analogies for Boston and New York. They both used to matter in the grand scheme of things, but now they're just irrelevent. :cool:

C-Dawg
05-01-2006, 12:52 PM
"yawn."

I'll second that. Only the Eastern Sports Propaganda Network cares.

I'm more interested in Damon's historic return to Royals stadium for the first time as a Yankee.

ewokpelts
05-01-2006, 12:54 PM
Tonight brings Round 1 of Athens vs Sparta 2006 and features the return of Johnny Damon to Boston. I am very curious on how the fans will react when he steps to the plate.

T-shirt being sold outside Fenway

Looks like Jesus
Acts like Judas
Throws like Mary

subplot Red Sox Trade for Mirabelli

DAN SHAUGHNESSY (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/01/an_even_tougher_test_is_at_hand)
Even tougher (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/01/an_even_tougher_test_is_at_hand)
test is at hand (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/01/an_even_tougher_test_is_at_hand)

Tonight we have Johnny Damon at the center of the universe -- right where he wants to be. :b&b
this thread sucks

JohnBasedowYoda
05-01-2006, 01:11 PM
I think Athens and Sparta are great analogies for Boston and New York. They both used to matter in the grand scheme of things, but now they're just irrelevent. :cool:

Yeah but Plato's stomping grounds? forget it

gbergman
05-01-2006, 03:12 PM
More Like Soddom versus Gammorah, both were brilliant at one time but are no more

gobears1987
05-01-2006, 04:04 PM
I would think he will get booed heavily by the Red Sox faithfulHIs treatment will mirror how we treated Mr. HerKNEEa.

PatK
05-01-2006, 04:24 PM
I got sick of hearing about this Friday

Baby Fisk
05-01-2006, 04:49 PM
I think Athens and Sparta are great analogies for Boston and New York. They both used to matter in the grand scheme of things, but now they're just irrelevent. :cool:
And as they slowly crumbled, there arose the Roman Empire, an empire that spanned three continents.

:walnuts
"Yes!"

:ozzie
"Si!"

:iguchi:
"Hai!"

The Racehorse
05-01-2006, 04:54 PM
More like baseball purgatory vs baseball hell.

Deebs14
05-01-2006, 05:00 PM
I never thought I'd say this, but thank God I'll be studying for finals...so I won't have to put up with watching this ****ing circle jerk fest.

SOXPHILE
05-01-2006, 05:42 PM
Gee, I wonder if "Blowhole" Berman will be announcing the game, letting us know what a rich, storied tradition this rivalry of rivalries has:All while Peter Gammons roams the stands to give us periodic updates on things like what Johnny Damon had for breakfast, what Joe Torre's thoughts are on the latest subject of the day, and where Manny thinks he may want to play next year ?!

SoxFan76
05-01-2006, 05:42 PM
I never thought I'd say this, but thank God I'll be studying for finals...so I won't have to put up with watching this ****ing circle jerk fest.

lol! Looks like I can't watch ESPN for the next few days (not like I watch it that much anymore as it is).

DaBears
05-01-2006, 10:16 PM
The Fenway Faithful are showering Damon with cat calls, and you can tell it's getting to him. They keep chanting, booing taunting him...just chantin "Johnny, Johnny" REALLY Loud.

(don't worry Im watching the Pale Hose as well....) :D:

chisoxmike
05-02-2006, 12:12 AM
ESPN is creaming themselves over this game and series. My god this station is pathetic.

Chisox003
05-02-2006, 12:14 AM
ESPN is creaming themselves over this game and series. My god this station is pathetic.
Incredible, isn't it?

Surprising, no. Pathetic, absolutely.

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 12:51 AM
Incredible, isn't it?

Surprising, no. Pathetic, absolutely.

When they asked Bronson Arroyo (5-0, 1st Place Reds) about what he thought of the Yanks/Sawx I thought that was a little rude and out of line.

palehozenychicty
05-02-2006, 09:59 AM
When they asked Bronson Arroyo (5-0, 1st Place Reds) about what he thought of the Yanks/Sawx I thought that was a little rude and out of line.

Well, Bronson had to be honest that having the Big Red Machine guard his back wasn't as cool as braiding hair with Johnny Damon and drinking Keystone in Fenway!

Tragg
05-02-2006, 10:14 AM
ESPN is creaming themselves over this game and series. My god this station is pathetic.
Not as bad as last year; it was opening game and they hyped it and ran commercials for it from the beginning of spring training on.

Booing Damon is stupid...the man helped them win a WORLD SERIES after 80+ years of futility and 80 years of losing every key game to the Yanks. ESPN should highlight how stupid and petty the Red Sox fans are.

lumpyspun
05-02-2006, 11:20 AM
Not as bad as last year; it was opening game and they hyped it and ran commercials for it from the beginning of spring training on.

Booing Damon is stupid...the man helped them win a WORLD SERIES after 80+ years of futility and 80 years of losing every key game to the Yanks. ESPN should highlight how stupid and petty the Red Sox fans are.

If I was a Red Sox fan I would probably be booing him too out of frustration. They go from having Damon in CF to Willie Harris. Not to mention Damon has a life size painting of "The Last Supper" in his house with himself as Jesus and the rest of the disciples painted as Schilling, Manny, etc...

Fenway
05-02-2006, 05:46 PM
"Athens vs. Sparta" ? :rolleyes:

Hey don't blame me that is what Gammons and Ryan call Bos-NYY :smile:

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/01/yankees_are_lined_upready_to_go/

Unlike last year, when the foolish schedule-makers had these teams wasting all that energy on Opening Day, the first battle between (pick your side) baseball's Athens and Sparta will take place at Fenway Park tonight.


best sign of the night
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2006/05/02/1146576777_5623.jpg
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2006/05/01/1146536442_2234.jpg

gbergman
05-02-2006, 06:01 PM
who cares?? johnny can hit but has one of the worst arms in baseball id take BA the strikeout king over him any day

DaBears
05-02-2006, 06:22 PM
They go from having Damon in CF to Willie Harris.

Isn't Coco Crisp the CF for the BoSox??

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 06:24 PM
Isn't Coco Crisp the CF for the BoSox??

DL

house215
05-02-2006, 11:24 PM
Winning the World Series should give him and every other player on the 2004 Red Sox amensty from being booed ever. He gave the fans what they always have wanted and now got a better offer from another team (which happens to be the Yankees) and he now wants to do what is best for himself and for his family. There is nothing wrong with that.

See Red Sox fans have no problem with signing players from other teams like Manny or Ortiz, its ok for them to be disloyal to their old teams and play for the Red Sox but if a player does it to them then it is a big problem. Give me a break. Damon has been with other teams before he came to Boston, why does he have to start being loyal just because he has now played with the Red Sox?

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 11:34 PM
Winning the World Series should give him and every other player on the 2004 Red Sox amensty from being booed ever. He gave the fans what they always have wanted and now got a better offer from another team (which happens to be the Yankees) and he now wants to do what is best for himself and for his family. There is nothing wrong with that.

See Red Sox fans have no problem with signing players from other teams like Manny or Ortiz, its ok for them to be disloyal to their old teams and play for the Red Sox but if a player does it to them then it is a big problem. Give me a break. Damon has been with other teams before he came to Boston, why does he have to start being loyal just because he has now played with the Red Sox?


He didn't go from the Red Sox to the Brewers or the Angels. He went from the Red Sox to the Yankees after saying he'd never want to be a Yankee and the money wasn't that important to him.

I'd liken it to if Buehrle said he wanted to play here and hates the thought of playing for the Indians....then basically running to Cleveland. Would we recieve him well here? I'm not so sure

palehozenychicty
05-03-2006, 09:57 AM
He didn't go from the Red Sox to the Brewers or the Angels. He went from the Red Sox to the Yankees after saying he'd never want to be a Yankee and the money wasn't that important to him.

I'd liken it to if Buehrle said he wanted to play here and hates the thought of playing for the Indians....then basically running to Cleveland. Would we recieve him well here? I'm not so sure

That's a good comparison, or if Paulie said that he'd sign with the Flubs after swearing otherwise. He'd get booed, for sure.

Fenway
05-06-2006, 12:12 PM
I think the Red Sox fans proved last night that Damon was booed simply because he is now a member of the Yankees.

Kevin Millar came back last night wearing a Baltimore uniform and got a long standing ovation

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/06/fans_rally_for_former_favorite/ (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/05/06/fans_rally_for_former_favorite/)

Fans rally for former favorite

By Amalie Benjamin, Globe Staff | May 6, 2006
The standing ovation for Kevin Millar lasted through the first pitch he saw from Curt Schilling last night. The smattering of boos weren't heard until he sent a Schilling pitch into left field for a single. Unlike friend and fellow former co-face of the Red Sox, Johnny Damon, for whom the boos outweighed the cheers in his debut at Fenway Park as a Yankee, Millar's welcome back was unanimous.