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40 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I hate to agree with Atomic but when the O's are 30 games back before the break I don't care what the Yankees do when the Orioles aren't playing them.  I mean at some background static level of consciousness I'd prefer for them to lose but I'm not checking the boxscores and fist-pumping when it happens.

Are you offended when reminded that the Orioles had won and The NYY lost???  Probably  just don't care.

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46 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I hate to agree with Atomic but when the O's are 30 games back before the break I don't care what the Yankees do when the Orioles aren't playing them.  I mean at some background static level of consciousness I'd prefer for them to lose but I'm not checking the boxscores and fist-pumping when it happens.

Well, there you have it. Since 1962, with just a few lapses and exceptions, I've been rooting for the NYYs to lose every game they play. That rooting has intensified in the almost-41 years since I moved to New York. If you don't care about what happens to the NYYs when they're not playing the O's, or if it's just background noise, so be it. I care, and so do some others.

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6 minutes ago, thezeroes said:

Are you offended when reminded that the Orioles had won and The NYY lost???  Probably  just don't care.

I don't find it offensive and haven't suggested that others stop.

 

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I don't find it offensive and haven't suggested that others stop.

 

I didn't think so.  It is just odd that you would agree with that poster 😉

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1 minute ago, thezeroes said:

I didn't think so.  It is just odd that you would agree with that poster 😉

That would be why I decided to mention it.  Seemed noteworthy.

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12 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

I hate to agree with Atomic but when the O's are 30 games back before the break I don't care what the Yankees do when the Orioles aren't playing them.  I mean at some background static level of consciousness I'd prefer for them to lose but I'm not checking the boxscores and fist-pumping when it happens.

I’m in this camp, and said so in this thread last year:  

This thread was started in a year we expected to contend, and days when we won and the Yankees lost were meaningful.    I don’t get any extra joy out of winning on a day when the Yankees lose right now.    But if others do, fine, post here and go have a party.

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I get that it seems odd to celebrate something that seems to confirm a jealousy of the MFY.  But there are two universal truths to baseball:  It is always good when the Orioles win, and It is always good when the Yankees lose.  The only thing that is sad, is that a thread is needed to call attention to the oddity of both happening on the same day.  

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1 hour ago, foxfield said:

I get that it seems odd to celebrate something that seems to confirm a jealousy of the MFY.  But there are two universal truths to baseball:  It is always good when the Orioles win, and It is always good when the Yankees lose.  The only thing that is sad, is that a thread is needed to call attention to the oddity of both happening on the same day.  

Why do you care if the Yankees lose?  Do you dislike a lot of their players?  A-Rod, Jeter, and Texiera are gone. Other than CC there isn't really anybody on their team I dislike.  They aren't going out and buying all the top free agents anymore.  I find it hard to understand why anyone would get pleasure out of them losing when it does't effect us and it really doesn't effect them either.  They still have a 6 1/2 game lead over the Rays.

If you hated them so much wouldn't it make more sense to have a Rays Win/Yankees lose thread instead?  

To me this would be similar to if you divorced someone and they had become ultra successful have a multi-million dollar house and a desirable new spouse and you are living alone on the street and you are happy they got a speeding ticket. 

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1 hour ago, atomic said:

Why do you care if the Yankees lose?  Do you dislike a lot of their players?  A-Rod, Jeter, and Texiera are gone. Other than CC there isn't really anybody on their team I dislike.  They aren't going out and buying all the top free agents anymore.  I find it hard to understand why anyone would get pleasure out of them losing when it does't effect us and it really doesn't effect them either.  They still have a 6 1/2 game lead over the Rays.

If you hated them so much wouldn't it make more sense to have a Rays Win/Yankees lose thread instead?  

To me this would be similar to if you divorced someone and they had become ultra successful have a multi-million dollar house and a desirable new spouse and you are living alone on the street and you are happy they got a speeding ticket. 

I care because, I hate them.  And yes that means I am jealous of their 27 Championships.  I do not hate players and thought their core of Jeter, Posada, Pettite and Rivera were all admirable athletes who deserve respect.  Mostly, I dislike them because they have access to resources that far exceed others and because that makes their mistakes easier to overcome.  But I don't care if people do or do not enjoy posting Yanks lose Orioles win.  I said above that it is pretty meaningless and does underscore jealous tendencies.  The Yankees would never post Yanks Win Orioles lose unless it directly mattered in todays standings and clearly....that time is not now.  But again, I said it is sad that we need a thread to call attention to this oddity.  On that I think we agree.  

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8 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

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(JULY 25th)

 

Orioles win.

Yankees lose.

 

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But on two different days (even if you look at the time zones where the games were played). 

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5 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

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(JULY 25th)

 

Orioles win.

Yankees lose.

 

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1 minute ago, spiritof66 said:

 

But on two different days (even if you look at the time zones where the games were played). 

 

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They started on the same day, and that is how they will go into the record books.

 

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6 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

 

They started on the same day, and that is how they will go into the record books.

 

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I know, but just one more strange aspect to a very strange game.

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