Remember when the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup and their fans rioted? Shame on them?
Remember when the Giants rioted and there was public destruction?
I thought “Red Sox Nation” would be better. After all, we talk about them like their fanbase are gods among men. But of course not, why are they any different? I suppose all fanbases are like that. Why do they do that? Why do they destroy things in celebration?
If the Oakland A’s ever won a title in the near future, I am going to be nowhere near Oakland. I might get shot in celebration. Stupid people.
The 2013 World Series kicks off tonight and it looks to be a very good matchup that could go the distance. All baseball fans would like to see that. However, St. Louis Rams COO Kevin Demoff doesn’t want it.
Sure, he wants the Cardinals to win. But he wants them to win via the sweep. Why so specific?
If the World Series enters a fifth game, that game will be played in St. Louis this Monday — the same Monday the Rams would host the Seahawks in their first Monday Night Football game in forever it seems. And given that the Rams are already without starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the rest of the season, the last thing the Rams want is to have less attention on them that night when the stage is supposed to be theirs.
So a Game 5 in the World Series would mean most of St. Louis and probably America will be focusing on the World Series. The fans in St. Louis will most likely not be paying attention or even attending the Monday Night Football game unless they are die-hard Rams fans. A sweep would avoid this situation.
After all these years, the Rams finally get a Monday Night Football game and their neighborhood team’s success could put a sour note on it.
** Mini rant.
Why would they ruin a great song??
I don’t care for the Red Sox. Only Jonny Gomes and Stephen Drew get my love because they are former Athletics. Other than that, Boston’s had enough glory and love from everyone for the past decade. Sure it would be a great storyline after the bombings, but I just don’t want them to win. I don’t want ESPN and all media outlets to get in with them.
And as for the Cardinals. Everyone claims they have the best fans in the world, the best baseball city, yadda yadda yadda. Their hubris about themselves is too much. They are a great team, but stop giving them all the props.
Can’t both teams lose? Whatever. Baseball season ended for me already. Now to focus on the other sports.
Getting a little beard up in here.
As some of you may or may not know, the Red Sox players have been growing beards. It’s become such a thing that each beard has a name and even Sports Illustrated did a story on it.
It’s fine and all and this isn’t the first time the Red Sox have grown hair as a team. Their “idiots” identity from the 2004 team was well-documented too.
However, all this attention on the Red Sox has left a couple Oakland Athletics players wondering about another East Coast bias situation.
Outfielder Josh Reddick and reliever Sean Doolittle both have been growing beards before this Red Sox phenomenon took place, yet they are left wondering how come there isn’t a story on them. In fact, Reddick is in a national “beard off” with wrestler Daniel Bryan.
Looking good there, guys!
Last night, the A’s and Red Sox wore 1936 throwback uniforms as part of their celebration of Fenway Park’s 100th birthday. Also, in 1936, the A’s – then in Philadelphia – sold Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox. His daughter, Nanci Foxx Canaday, was at the game.
The history of baseball is beautiful and doing something like this was amazing. As you can see by this original picture, both teams got the uniforms accurate for the most part.
I like both caps, but the A’s one is particularly nice. Since they don’t wear navy anymore, it’s cool to see something from their Philadelphia days. I have a Philadelphia throwback jersey and this cap would match it real well. And the jersey, I want to buy it too!
I just can’t wait for July 8 (my birthday) for this throwback.
Throwbacks done right.
Friday’s game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will be beautiful sight for baseball uniform geeks like me. Both teams will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of their first ever meeting at Fenway Park.
As you can see from the above photo, both teams will be wearing throwback jerseys from that year in 1912. (I don’t know why the promotional image used for the Yankees/Highlanders jersey is white when the jerseys they will be wearing are gray.)
But the idea of throwbacks have gotten a made craze over the past decade or so and sometimes, if done right, it can be an amazing experience.
Of course, we all understand that part of the reason why we have seen so many throwback jerseys being worn by numerous teams from different sports in the past is simply to appease the merchandise sales.
Even with this throwback game, I hear the caps will be on sale to the public. Realistically, would you want to pay $35 for a plain white cap like the one the Red Sox will be wearing? It’s a bad deal but somebody’s going to buy it. I am pretty sure somebody bought these caps.