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Poll: As an Orioles fan, who do you dislike more? (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Red Sox or Yankees?

  1. Red Sox (7 votes [43.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.75%

  2. Yankees (5 votes [31.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  3. Hate 'em both equally (2 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. I don't really hate either one (2 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

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#1 Thirteen

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

or is anyone else starting to detest the Red Sox more than the Yankees?



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:00 AM

I don't get hating a sports team


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

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Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:

#3 weird-O

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:29 AM

I don't hate either teams. for me, the annoyances are their fans and how the baseball industry drives their chosen teams down the throats of baseball fans. I feel like a duck being force fed in preparation of becoming foie gras 

 

to clarify, yankee fans don't bug me. as a whole, they have the conceit that comes with success. in my experience, they start off brash, but they quickly settle into regular fan to fan conversations.

 

Boston fans are a whole other creature. they are so overwhelmed by their inferiority complex that comes from licking yankee arse for a century, that they have to dump on everyone to feel a sliver of self respect. so it's a non stop assult of how great they are, even before they won the recent WS championships.

 

ESPN should just change their name to YENESN. I get it, ratings matter, but there are 28 other teams. that's why I haven't turn on that channel in years. MLB & NFL networks have freed me from the daily servings of yankeesox pancakes   


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#4 soulflower

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:47 AM

MLB Network has the best baseball coverage by far.

I agree that ESPN is too biased towards the Red Sox and Yankees.
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#5 HAIL2BNG

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:05 AM

Yankee fans are insufferable. They deserve to have their arm pit hairs plucked one by one while watching the 7th game of the 2004 ALCS over and over.


Its no surprise that the SSA is a mess when they hire economists with pea brains.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:17 AM

Yankee fans are insufferable. They deserve to have their arm pit hairs plucked one by one while watching the 7th game of the 2004 ALCS over and over.

good stuff  :D


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#7 Steveg85321

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:09 AM

I get what Ken says - hate is not really a concept that needs to be applied to sports teams. But I voted above that I hate the Yankees more. Of all teams in sports I dislike the Yankees the most. I was raised that way, long before I moved to this area. As a little kid back in the Stengel/Mantle/Berra era, my dad and all the sports fans in my family detested the Yankees, because they were ALWAYS the team to beat, and so seldom beaten. One of my favorite things about the Orioles when I came here (this was the late '70s) was that they regularly kicked Yankee butt. I have an aversion to teams that are anointed by the media and people who don't especially follow sports, but are front runners. My perceptions change slowly, so even though I can sense the arrogance of the Red Sox people, I still want them to beat the Yankees.



#8 Rob

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

I used to hate the Yankees more than any other team. But then, I started to respect their commitment to winning. The Red Sox became my most hated team with that damn Millar "cowboy up" bullcrap and then the beard crap.

 

Now, the Red Sox are easily my most hated team.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

It was easier for people to hate the Yankees when they were the team that could outspend any team to get the top free agents.

Now there's the Red Sox, the Tigers, the Dodgers, the Angels, etc. Heck, even the Mariners managed to outspend the Yankees this past off season.

As a Yankee fan, I take comfort in knowing that the owners will spend money to improve the team. But we're past the era where the Yankees could buy championships by outspending every other team...
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:42 PM

MLB Network has the best baseball coverage by far.

I agree that ESPN is too biased towards the Red Sox and Yankees.

I wonder if it is because they're head quartered in Connecticut. Giants/dodgers is becoming a much more intense rivalry.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:27 PM

 

I wonder if it is because they're head quartered in Connecticut. Giants/dodgers is becoming a much more intense rivalry.


Yeah, I can't say I remember a Yanks or Sox fan getting killed at the opposing team's stadium.

I remember the 90's when ESPN used to follow all MLB teams. It was interesting and fun. I remember all the coverage the Royals got when they had Bo.
Now, the best player in baseball plays in LA, but compared to "Boston Strong", you don't hear a thing.

I don't hate either team, but I'm right there about some of the obnoxious fans. There was a time when Yanks' fans were the worst, but Boston has taken over that spot.
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

to clarify, yankee fans don't bug me. as a whole, they have the conceit that comes with success. in my experience, they start off brash, but they quickly settle into regular fan to fan conversations.

In our section on Sundays, a significant number of Yankee fans keep score -- since my wife and I do as well, we've come to appreciate the Yankee fans while we've grown tired of Boston fans and their attitude.

Edited by Phineas Finn, 15 April 2014 - 09:57 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:16 AM

In our section on Sundays, a significant number of Yankee fans keep score -- since my wife and I do as well, we've come to appreciate the Yankee fans while we've grown tired of Boston fans and their attitude.

again, this is just my experience. when I sit near yankee fans at the game, or at a sports bar type of place, they bust on the O's a little. I've come to see it as an ice breaker. maybe it's their way of feeling out the local fan(s) to see what their personality is like. since I can give it and take it, conversations usually start up. some usual comments run along the lines of, "That Markakis is a good player, we sure could use a guy like that".

 

Red Sox fans are ridiculous, they say things like, "Chris Davis, tuh. You with you had Napoli. But you don't because he's awesome and Davis sucks, and you suck"   


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

again, this is just my experience. when I sit near yankee fans at the game, or at a sports bar type of place, they bust on the O's a little. I've come to see it as an ice breaker. maybe it's their way of feeling out the local fan(s) to see what their personality is like. since I can give it and take it, conversations usually start up. some usual comments run along the lines of, "That Markakis is a good player, we sure could use a guy like that".

 

Red Sox fans are ridiculous, they say things like, "Chris Davis, tuh. You with you had Napoli. But you don't because he's awesome and Davis sucks, and you suck"   

 

I had some Red Sox fans behind me stand up and clap and yell and cheer because Youklis hit into a 1-out fielder's choice.  You'd think it was a walkoff grand slam.  Jerks.

 

Fans that are actually from the Boston area tend to be ok.  It's the so-called "Red Sox Nation" aka front-runner fans that I don't like.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

I had some Red Sox fans behind me stand up and clap and yell and cheer because Youklis hit into a 1-out fielder's choice.  You'd think it was a walkoff grand slam.  Jerks.

 

Fans that are actually from the Boston area tend to be ok.  It's the so-called "Red Sox Nation" aka front-runner fans that I don't like.

ahh yes, the local bandwagon, front runner fans. they're just laughable. they have this idea of how a NY/Bostan fan should behave, then they portray a cartoonish version of that persona. it's funny.   


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:38 PM

Way back when - probably somewhere between 81 and 83 my friend and i were sitting in the upper deck at Memorial Stadium when Carl Yazstremski (spelling?) was introduced.  A few O's fans behind us booed.  My buddy and I turned around and asked them how in the hell they could boo Yaz. "He's on the other team", they replied.  We responded with something like: But it's Carl Yazstremski guys, you don't boo one of the all-time greats.

 

My point is, that was in our house and we still respected the opponent.  I would expect opposing fans visiting ouir place to show the same level of respect.  I have not seen anywhere close to that from Bosox fans when I've been down there with one exception: at Brooks' day in 2012, two Bosox fans sitting next to us were very respectful during the ceremony and during the game.  Of course, they were already eliminated and the O's won handily (IIRC) so that may have mellowed them some.

 

On a side note, tonight was supposed to be my first O's game this year. Damned weather. :(



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:29 AM

It's about their fans and the way they mouth off. I moved to south Fla. and before I got here was neutral about the Heat, now I hope they never win again, their fans are totally rude and obnoxious.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:42 AM

It's about their fans and the way they mouth off. I moved to south Fla. and before I got here was neutral about the Heat, now I hope they never win again, their fans are totally rude and obnoxious.

 

 

Seahawks fans are the newest obnoxious jackholes in the NFL.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:31 PM

Red Sox fans are insecure. Yankee fans aren't!

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:54 PM

Taking their chants to other stadiums is utterly obnoxious. Boston fans' thinking they've broken out of the Yankees' shadow are oblivious that they copy New York's chant.

 

For the record, i also loathe "Let's Go O's" for the same reason (taken from "Let's Go Mets").

Need to bring back and stick to Wild Bill's chant. … I don't care how long it is!






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