I just want to see Ellsbury on the field against the "Indians" at least once.
Oh now that...yes. And it'll be fun to see Trot again...
We've lost to the Indians in the postseason plenty of times before -- 1998, 1995, 1948 (one-game tiebreaker)
True...but somehow...it's different
You assume that the Yankees are mighty. Oh, maybe in their little minds, and their fan's little minds, they are. But the rest of us know better.
It was only a long fall from their self-imposed pedestal. We saw that it was truly only about 5cm high.
It's a Boston thing. And it's kinda not about the Yankees...it's Boston's "little brother complex" about New York in general.
(See also Finland-Sweden, Korea-Japan, Canada-US, Quebec-Canada, Northern California-Southern California...)
NorCal-SoCal? We are superior (in more ways than one - there's a good pun there)!
Right. we know that. But when people from elsewhere hear you're from "California" they tend to assume Southern.
I've been asked if I surf many, many times. I was born in Sacramento. I'm more likely to ski!
Yeah, I know how that goes. Overseas, people really don't know Los Angeles, but Hollywood? Oh, yeah, instant recognition.
So do you surf? :-)
I'll be here all week. Try the veal!
Tip the veal and try the waitress!
Are you sure you aren't Jewish? And dead by now?
No, but I lived in a Jewish neighborhood. But a lot of them were converting to Quaker. So much, so, that most of my best Jews were Friends.
I got a million of them. You've been warned.
Yeah-see the post I just made, I guess I was just saying the same thing, kinda...:)
Heh. Great minds think alike!
Yeah...and here's another thing to chew on, on the brave new world front, which I just realized. We're not the "lovable underdogs" here, like we used to be with the Yankees-THEY are (the Indians). We've made it to the playoffs nearly every year for the past decade-this is Cleveland's first trip in quite awhile. THAT feels strange!
And we all know how that last trip turned out.
(Memories of clear-channeling WSB for the top of the 9th, when we were living in Arlington, TX)
Cleveland's been there a fair number of times lately - 1995, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2001
Wow. I didn't realise it was that often in the past 12 years. Interesting.
Huh. I guess I have "coastal" bias. I can tell you what east-coast and west-coast teams did, but those states in the middle? Not so much. I think that's why I was so amused with the Blue-vs-Red States maps after the last election...because the blue states were the states I was interested in, if that makes sense.
Well, I'm from Ohio, but also the Indians were the team that the Sox had to repeatedly contend with in the second half of the 1990s.
Makes sense...Kind of like how I know the A's...
Actually, it hasn't been quite that often, if you're referring specifically to getting to the ALCS. 1995, '97, '98 and this year.
And, hey, Cuyahoga County (where Cleveland is) is a big, blue spot in the red state! Gosh darnit.
Fair enough. Cleveland rocks, after all :-)
That's true. I hadn't realised it when I wrote the post, but it sort of drifted into my consciousness later on.