“And He Can Keep On Running To New York!”

Two years ago tonight, David Ortiz allowed us all to dream again.

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  • Wow – that video is taken from almost exactly where my family has season tix, coincidentally.

    SF October 18, 2006, 6:23 pm
  • “David Ortiz allowed us all to dream again.”
    Or to fear sleep, depending on one’s perspective.

    attackgerbil October 18, 2006, 7:40 pm
  • And he really did, after a year, run to New York.

    Quo October 18, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • Ironic, isn’t it? Still, as much as I’m not a fan of the Buck/McCarver combo (mostly because of McCarver), Joe Buck had a great line there.

    Paul SF October 18, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • god, why did I press the play sign? Awful, just awful.

    Nick-YF October 18, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • “Wow – that video is taken from almost exactly where my family has season tix, coincidentally.”
    Poor little rich kid :)

    Andrews October 19, 2006, 9:23 am
  • Aren’t you blue in the face with this 2004 crap yet????
    I demand that AG, NYF, or YF post a Dent or Boone vid. Please!!!!

    Andrews October 19, 2006, 9:26 am
  • Awwww, poor widdew Andwewz can’t take a widdle 2004 reference? It’s not like Red Sox fans weren’t serenaded with chants of “1918” for years or slapped in the face with Bucky Dent for decades.
    As if posting a Dent or a Boone vid would mean crap in the face of 2004. Please, indeed.
    What’s especially pathetic is that when I posted it, I expected a yf to complain about harping on 2004. I’m actually surprised it took this long. Sorry, guys, there’s a lot more life yet in those references. And to criticize us for making them is the height of hypocrisy.

    Paul SF October 19, 2006, 11:56 am
  • Sorry, I don’t mean to be a jerk. It’s just that the response was so predictable — and so silly — my baser nature got the better of me…

    Paul SF October 19, 2006, 1:01 pm
  • “As if posting a Dent or a Boone vid would mean crap in the face of 2004. Please, indeed.”
    Contrary to what you seem to think, ’04 did not suck the magic out of those two moments. Like “04, they’re part of the rivalry’s history. I expect that there will be a “lot more life yet in those references” because since 1918, well, what else are you going to talk about?
    There – my moment as a jerk.
    Really, I was just good-naturedly asking for equal time; my intent wasn’t to criticize. Live by the sword….

    Andrews October 19, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • …uh, we’ve had this conversation before…a couple of weeks ago i commented that the negative yankee humor seemed to outweigh the negative sox humor by about 9 to 1…it was more of an observation than a complaint, but i got blasted by an sf or 2…maybe it’s because i tried to inject a weak attempt at some sox humor, it wasn’t appreciated…
    …on the “as the Yankees turn thread”, which was of course a funny take-off of a soap opera-type story about the yanks, i made the following post:
    “…paul, i missed the last episode of “days of our sox”…i think it was called “is there a catcher in the house?”…but then i heard the series was cancelled in august…the stars quit and there was a general lack of interest in renewing the series…can you catch me up on what i missed?…”
    …to which brad responded:
    “DC – you always have something to say. Like the kid who just can’t handle the joke, takes his ball, and goes home.
    Lighten up.”
    …there were a few more posts in the exchange, but brad and i finally wound up agreeing [i think] that it was fair to make fun of each other’s teams…looks like we’ve taken a step backward…for me anyway, poking fun at each other is part of what makes this site fun, as long as it’s not personal, not vulgar, and at least has some basis in fact…

    dc October 20, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • Andrews: those season tickets date to the late 1930s, before the Sox turned into a world class money-making marketing machine and way before they charged and arm and a leg. I am certainly lucky as hell to be in a family that has been able to hold onto those seats for so long, without a doubt, but I think your attempt at humor comes off as just a little on the nasty side.

    SF October 21, 2006, 6:32 am
  • The tone of this thread brought me around to thinking again about the threat baseball (and all professional as well as high-level collegiate, which is essentially professional, sports) faces: pricing itself out of the reach of everyone except the expense accounts of businesses and the upper-middle class fan. Baseball no longer is concerned about being available to lower and middle income families, even at the AAA level, and that is a shame.
    When I was growing up, my parents did not give a hoot about baseball, but somehow I became an addict when I was four. Aside: I remember walking to my first Tee-Shirt League practice at Johnson Park and being disappointed coach John Kelly Senior had me play catcher and short instead of first, like my hero, Chris Chambliss. Who remembers Big League Chew? I got sick on that gum. My young parents were not prosperous, but supported my passion for baseball, and Baseball, at that time, helped by providing very affordable packages to parents for kids to go to games. The “Knot-hole Gang” punch cards, if I recall correctly, were ten-dollar punch cards for 20 Rochester Red Wings games at Silver Stadium. I was able to go to plenty of games as a kid at a relatively small fiscal obligation to my family. For lower-income families, such options are no longer available.
    I doubt that the situation can be rectified and maybe it should not be. However, two months ago, I was fortunate to go to a game as a chaperone with about 20 kids from a chapter of the Boys and Girls Club in Portland. Corporate charity was the source of the tickets; otherwise, I never would have had the chance to have been reminded how much fun it is to see a baseball game with a pile of kids interested in the game the way kids can be. It was a joyous experience. I realize that baseball will never be the game it once was and I suppose that is the way of things, but there are times when I wish it was not so. Perhaps, by supporting the Yankees, I have no leg on which to stand.

    attackgerbil October 21, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • …thoughtful post ag…i too enjoyed the bargain of going to minor league games in my youth, never making it to the stadium until i was an adult…i have enjoyed introducing my kids to the local minor league team, many of which made it to the majors…one of my daughter’s favorite summer pastimes was going to those games…but, it’s not such a cheap date anymore, unless you don’t eat or drink anything, although minor league teams do tend to have more specials and discounts on tickets…and, don’t apologize for being a yankee fan, as if that somehow disqualifies you from commenting on the state of things…the yankees did not create the mess baseball is in, and they are not the only ones participating in it…blame the players, their attorneys, and the courts for granting free agency those many years ago…and blame baseball for not establishing a firm salary cap…that luxury tax is a sad substitue that doesn’t come close to working, unless you force all the teams to spend it on players…

    dc October 21, 2006, 9:57 pm

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