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Young Boston fans explain September collapse


MikeAD

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Kid or not, there's no excuse for that kid at the 1:15 mark wearing that stupid stars and stripes Red Sox hat with the straight bill. God I can't stand that, but that's what all the "cool kids" are doing these days.

Anyway, that was a nice video. I was absolutely one of those kids growing up with the Orioles. It's just a shame I didn't have the perspective that 1997 would be the last time I saw a winning team for the following 14 years.

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I make a clear distinction between Red Sox fans in/around Boston vs Bandwagon Nation. I actually respect Red Sox fans from Boston.

It must be awful to be so diehard--as Boston is about all of their teams--only to have the pink hat, fairweather crowd jump on the bandwagon.

EDIT: Of course, this is a "rich people" problem. I'd love to be dealing with an abundance of bandwagoner O's fans right about now.

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Nice little video. This is one of the reasons why I don't like the making fun of kids crying after their team loses. A kid's fandom is really fandom at it's purest level.

Yeah my nephew loves the Skins. When they win he is so very thrilled and when they lose he is pretty sad. He has his favorite players each year but bozo the clown could be at half back and he would cheer his heart out.

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Nice little video. This is one of the reasons why I don't like the making fun of kids crying after their team loses. A kid's fandom is really fandom at it's purest level.

I stated in another thread that I think that it is glorious to see grown men cry over a game well ...... Freddie Patek after hitting into the game-ending double play in the fifth and deciding game of the 1978 ALCS ...... Mickey Mantle after Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run beat the Yankees in Game Seven of the 1960 World Series. Stacey King, after his heavily favored Oklahoma Sooners were upset by Danny Manning and the Kansas Jayhawks in the 1988 National Championship Game ......

All of these examples showed adults that cared so much about the game that they were playing that they openly wept with all of the cameras in the nation on them ....... to me, that is a great thing. :cool: It is the antithesis of players that seem to only care about their big paychecks, and it mirrors the famous opening and closing segments of the old Wide World of Sports show when Jim McKay says "The thrill of victory ....... :2yay-thumb: and the agony of defeat." :(

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It's hard to watch this and feel sorry for those kids as they don Bruin and Celtic champion apparel. <a href="http://s1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/isestrex/Emoticons/?action=view&current=dry.gif" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h367/isestrex/Emoticons/dry.gif" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

I mean, I'm 27 and I wasn't old enough to remember any championships for any of the teams I root for. These kids have already seen 3 or 4 depending on how old they are.

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Yep, I was 12 when the O's lost the '79 World Series after being up 3-1, and I cried like a baby. So I definitely feel sympathy for the kid Red Sox fans.
After the '69 series I beat up another kid and stomped his Mets hat into the mud, haha. That still makes me laugh.
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After the '69 series I beat up another kid and stomped her Mets hat into the mud, haha. That still makes me laugh.

That's funny! I lived in NY and was a Giant fan way back when and they left for Roy and your coast in '57. I hated the Yanks so rooted for the Giants from afar and then the Mets happened. Casey Stengel and the Amazins were awful but were all we had in NY. Anyway, I moved to DC area in '66 and was introduced to the O's and became a fan. 3 years later those Mets beat My O's - ironic...glad you beat the tar out of her and her hat though. :laughlol:

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That's funny! I lived in NY and was a Giant fan way back when and they left for Roy and your coast in '57. I hated the Yanks so rooted for the Giants from afar and then the Mets happened. Casey Stengel and the Amazins were awful but were all we had in NY. Anyway, I moved to DC area in '66 and was introduced to the O's and became a fan. 3 years later those Mets beat My O's - ironic...glad you beat the tar out of her and her hat though. :laughlol:
I'm glad it wasn't you, you're a lot bigger than me. I probably would have been what was stomped into the mud, haha. The Giants had some great teams back then.
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