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Old 03-17-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Let The Baseball Season Begin!

I know spring training began several weeks ago but I would just like to say that I am so happy baseball season has begun. I am not into football, I like basketball but my team started off SO horribly that there is not chance they are even going to the playoffs. I am sad that I can not see my team as easily as I could in CT but I am only four hours from DC so I could go see them when they play the Nationals.
Is anyone else into baseball? If so, what is your favorite team?

LET'S GO METS!!!!

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Old 03-17-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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oh no.....darling, you have it all wrong. It's all about the Yankees.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Ooooo..those are fighting words!!

I believe that my team was one hit away from the world series and your team got beat by the...oh who was it...that's right...the TIGERS of all teams!!!
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:11 PM   #4
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I cannot argue the point, I fear....I'm a yankees fan by rite of passage, I must confess. My father, my brother, and then my husband. If it's any consolation, my boyfriend from South Philly wants very badly to see a Mets game.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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That's a little rough then...I will forgive you for that!!! How come your "boyfriend" wants to see a game? Is he a Phillies fan?
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:47 PM   #6
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I am not into baseball, football or basketball but for all of you that enjoy the sports have a great time watching on television or at a game.
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:06 PM   #7
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Grew up in Brooklyn when the Dodgers played there.

Everyone, OK almost everyone, loved our Bums (the Dodgers).

We tolerated NY Giants fans, considered them as nothing more than amiable dolts, more to be pitied than anything else.

Then there were the upstart Yankee fans. They always had an attitude and were usually engaged in fights during recess or after school. No Brooklyn Dodger fan kid ever would have anything to do with a Yankee fan kid other than trying to knock his block off.

But the Yankee fans were right, their team was usually the best. I remember watching the world series on our diminutive GE TV (six inch screen) with my mom and day and seeing the the Yankees clean our clocks.

And so we would say there was always next year, always hoping the next year would let us beat the stuffing out of the hated Yankees. And we did so until 1955.

And then, in the seventh game of the world series, us versus them, Johnny Podres threw a shutout, and the Bums won their first championship.

The town erupted. There may have been no joy in Mudville, but Brooklyn went crazy.

Had we a mountain like they do in South Dakota, the faces of Johnny Podres, Sandy Amoros, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, et al, would have been carved into it. It would be a shrine to this day. (Course it would have had to been a very big mountain.)

But then the owner of the team decided it could make more moolah by extracting it from Brooklyn and moving it to LA, leaving many small Brooklynites with broken hearts.

I am sure there are many departed Brooklynites who have shunned Heaven and decided to spend eternity elsewhere, just so long as they could make the demonic torture of fat old Walter O'Mally, the guy who moved the Bums to LA, all the more miserable.

Sorry about the blog, but now I am a baseball fan with no allegiance.

So excuse me if I don't embrace the idea of opening day.

In school I had to read a story called 'A Man Without a Country", and I felt sad.

Well I have a country, and God bless it, but a baseball team, no.

Sigh.
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