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#1 Posted on 28.9.03 2308.26
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Who should I root for this post-season, guys?

The Expos didn't make it; the Mariners didn't make it. I grew up on the East Coast, so I watched a lot of Boston games growing up...but there's always the aura of Wrigley and the Cubs, and I'm a National League guy at heart.

Any advice before Tuesday?
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#2 Posted on 28.9.03 2324.43
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I'm a diehard Sox fan, but I'm rooting for a Sox/Cubs series. I'll be cheering for Chicago if the Sox get knocked off. and I really just want to see the goddamn Yankee fans heads explode when we stomp dat ass in the AL Championship. If that goes down, I'm going to go to Boston for it- It'll be near-riot conditions.

I'd cheer for both up until the Series- Watch the games, learn about the players, and if they go head-to-head for the whole deal, pick whoever you like better then.

I'm so pumped for this postseason. Goddamn, baseball is the best sport in the world.
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#3 Posted on 28.9.03 2327.20
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If it does actually come down to Cubs/Red Sox, then baseball itself will be the winner. The publicity and hype around this series would give the sport such an immense shot in the arm that baseball might get back from cred as the national pastime.

So now watch the Series be New York/Atlanta again. Sigh.
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#4 Posted on 29.9.03 0613.55
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Don't forget that a Cubs/Red Sox series in the 7th sign...
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#5 Posted on 29.9.03 1105.43
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In this scenario I have to cheer for the Cubs, they always seemed like the loveable losers that you want to cheer for... As for the Red Sox they always come off as heels that you are glad that the baseball god hit them with bad karma. Come on a team that has Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as fans can't be the good guys LoL

The Red Sox-Cubs World Series would be such an amazing event, Think about it everyone will be happy. The people who are looking for the feel good story, WILL have a team finally end their long championship drought... On the other hand people who love seeing major heartbreak happen before their eyes are guaranteed that one of these sad sap teams will go home empty handed and probably won't have another opportunity like this for another half decade.

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#6 Posted on 29.9.03 1238.35
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    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    As for the Red Sox they always come off as heels that you are glad that the baseball god hit them with bad karma.


The RED SOX are heels!? Do I smell a Yankees fan?
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#7 Posted on 29.9.03 1404.17
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I'm not sure I would be able to handle the flowery prose, mediocre poetry, and general florid language that would accompany a Cubs/Red Sox world series. I'm still bitter though over the whole White Sox shooting themselves in the foot over and over again thing.

Seriously, as a White Sox fan, I'm rooting for the Cubbies. I want to see one of the city's teams win, and I think the shock of it all would kill 2 million Cub fans, thus opening up a lot of nice cheap housing up in Wrigleyville.
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#8 Posted on 29.9.03 1410.21
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As from Phil Taylor from SI said:

But the reason we should become a nation of Red Sox and/or Cubs fans for the next month isn't that we think their long-time supporters have suffered enough. It's because the rest of us have. A World Series win by one of them would mean we'd have one fewer group of self-pitying fans to listen to. No more fatalistic Chicago fans wondering out loud about what cruel way the Cubs will find to dash their hopes this time. No more psychically wounded Red Sox lovers blathering on about the Curse of the Bambino, Bucky F---in' Dent and the ball Buckner butchered.

It all gets a little tiresome for the rest of us. Maybe that's because there's always a subtext to the agonizing of Cubs and Sox fans that suggests they're somehow special, that because they've gone so long without experiencing a championship win, they have a deeper, more passionate connection to their teams. This isn't true, of course. It's just as tough to be a fan of, say, the Atlanta Hawks, who have never won a championship, but Hawks fans haven't turned their wait into theater. Famed writers such as John Updike wax philosophical on the nature of the Red Sox fan's struggle, but no one pens brilliant essays about rooting for the Seattle Mariners.

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#9 Posted on 29.9.03 2031.53
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In a Cubs-BoSox series, I have to go with the Red Sox.

Unless the Cubs bring back Lee Elia, in which case the momentum swings their way...

The GREATEST MP3s EVER are the "Come to Wrigley Field" promos that some enterprising writer hacked together using Elia's tirade. If you haven't heard them, you should.
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#10 Posted on 29.9.03 2341.19
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Cubs vs Sox, I'd go with the Cubbies. Prior and Wood have to equal at least one Pedro.


But Bullitt, the REAL answer to your question is actually....



It doesn't matter which team you root for, as long as that team doesn't have "marlin" in it's name.
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#11 Posted on 29.9.03 2357.39
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    Originally posted by El Nastio
    It doesn't matter which team you root for, as long as that team doesn't have "marlin" in it's name.


Which is odd...seeing as I've followed the Marlins pretty closely due to living in two of their minor league cities (Calgary and Portland, ME) in the past. I'd probably be cheering for them if Charles Johnson was still their catcher!
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#12 Posted on 30.9.03 0740.24
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    I'm not sure I would be able to handle the flowery prose, mediocre poetry, and general florid language that would accompany a Cubs/Red Sox world series. I'm still bitter though over the whole White Sox shooting themselves in the foot over and over again thing.

    Seriously, as a White Sox fan, I'm rooting for the Cubbies. I want to see one of the city's teams win, and I think the shock of it all would kill 2 million Cub fans, thus opening up a lot of nice cheap housing up in Wrigleyville.


Hah. It would open up some space in other parts of the country too. Cubs fans are everywhere, as opposed to the WS fans. (Cicero to Hegwisch, Roosevelt to 159th)

But dammit, I swore to root for the Sox this year too. Wouldn't it be great to see the Cubs and the Red Sox in there this year? But we gotta get the Cubs and Sox in there one year. I enjoy bloodbaths - from a distance.
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#13 Posted on 30.9.03 1908.04
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    Originally posted by Jakegnosis
      Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
      As for the Red Sox they always come off as heels that you are glad that the baseball god hit them with bad karma.


    The RED SOX are heels!? Do I smell a Yankees fan?

Absolutely NOT. I do feel the Red Sox are heels, but the Yankees is on a whole different level. Yankees are like the McMahon's level of evil LoL
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#14 Posted on 6.10.03 1535.09
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Red Sox-Cubs? What's next, Buffalo-Minnesota in the Super Bowl? If there's one thing the media doesn't need, it's Red Sox-Cub with sudden "philosophers" appearing to comment on the historical significance of such a match-up. I would expect the usual outlets (SI, ESPN, the sports page, etc) to provide decent stories, but Red Sox-Cubs would also invite coverage from other less qualified outlets (E!, Larry King Live, the society page and Tim McCarver).

Even though the Cubs have 1/3 of my Pirates' opening day roster and Mrs. Kerry Wood...I'd probably pull for the Red Sox. It'd be humorous to see a victory parade in Boston, with the fans chanting "Yankees Suck!". I also feel that, overall, the Red Sox franchise has been of a higher caliber than the Cubs, and thus would deserve it more. If the Red Sox make it to the ALCS and finally beat the Yankees... wow, then the World Series would almost seem like an afterthought.

Even with all that, I still expect the Yankees to roll the Cubs in the Series.
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#15 Posted on 6.10.03 1801.00
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If it actually does come down to a Cubs vs. Red Sox Series, I'd be making the greatest of emotional investments in the Cubbies. I agree that of the two teams, they are definitely the faces, but, as CRZ would say, "I'm biased."
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#16 Posted on 6.10.03 2303.24
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If it actually comes down to Sox/Cubs, I'll be too overjoyed to care who actually win (coughcoughCubscoughcough).

I could possibly stomach Florida winning, but NEVER the Yankees. I'd sooner see Osama's Afghani All-Stars take the trophy.
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#17 Posted on 6.10.03 2337.19
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So...after all this...

Red Sox or Cubs, guys? Who do I root for?

I gotta tell ya, I've can't get enough of Wood/Prior...but that comeback by the Red Sox was simply amazing...
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#18 Posted on 7.10.03 0654.55
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Gotta be the Red Sox. Even more so now that the Portland Seadogs are the affiliate of the Sox. Think of your roots here in Maine, brother!
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#19 Posted on 7.10.03 0817.52
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    Originally posted by Bullitt
    So...after all this...

    Red Sox or Cubs, guys? Who do I root for?


Boston. Without question. For 2 reasons:

1) My roommate and co-worker was born in Boston, and like his ex-Marine father, lives and dies with the Red Sox. (Quite similar to me with the Packers.) So for the sake of either of 'em dying happy, root for the Red Sox.

2) Living in Green Bay, I cannot, in all good conscience, hope for a Chicago pro team to win any sort of championship. Hence, BoSox.

Cowboy Up, indeed!
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#20 Posted on 7.10.03 1112.51
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Cubs.
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