There will be Blood

From the Republican American:

Tim Baker, a Watertown native and recent
graduate of Southern Connecticut State University’s MBA program, has
developed a business plan to open a new restaurant, Rivals Grill &
Bar, that will celebrate the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry.

He actually intends to bring Red Sox and Yankee fans together in the same room, at the same time.

business plan recently won a $2,500 grant in the annual Connecticut
Collegiate Business Plan Competition. Sponsored primarily by the
Connecticut Venture Group, the competition drew 33 entries from
students enrolled in graduate business programs across the state.

This comes to mind:


21 comments… add one
  • Is that a fight, or something else? The guy in the middle appears to be smiling.
    Maybe he likes fighting…

    SF January 7, 2008, 3:34 pm

    RS Fanbase January 7, 2008, 3:55 pm
  • A business plan to introduce alcohol and proximity to members of the Baseball version of the Hatfields and McCoys won a award? What were the losing entries?
    – Combination Nitroglycerin Factory / Quarry
    – East River Glass Bottom Boat Tour
    – Personal Seat Licenses for Pirates fans

    FenSheaParkway January 7, 2008, 3:59 pm
  • $2,500 smackeroos huh? I hear his head chef Mama Celeste and sous Chef Mr. Ramen are very excited about this venture.

    Westboro - YF January 7, 2008, 4:00 pm
  • “What were the losing entries?
    – Combination Nitroglycerin Factory / Quarry
    – East River Glass Bottom Boat Tour
    – Personal Seat Licenses for Pirates fans”
    FSP, that’s really funny!! Great ones!!!

    The Sheriff (Andrews) January 7, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • Hey sports fans, this post is coming to you from the Big Island, HI, first vacation in 7 years.
    This place is awesome.
    Ok, time for another Mai Tai.

    LocklandSF January 7, 2008, 10:48 pm
  • Ya know, people always tell me online I come across as an Ahole yankee hater
    however when I am at a bar, i want nothing more than to sit down with a REAL yankee fan, talk about the game, the teams, best players, how teddy ballgame was a better hitter than mick, and all the fun of the last decade of the rivalry.
    I would love to go to a bar that features the two teams head to head. as a matter of fact i LOVE it.
    have a bar called rivals
    Team Y section team X section
    in each teams section is the broadcast for thier respective team(YES for the yankees, NESN for the sox) seperate them by a 3 foot wide isle for servers to run though, and the door is in public view
    when the other teams fan leave early…they get booed.
    I would not only frequent that bar…I would INVEST in it.

    Anonymous January 7, 2008, 11:36 pm
  • There will be Blood?
    More like, there will be a Food Fight, if this is a restaurant based upon a SF/YF rivalry theme.

    SoxFan January 8, 2008, 1:41 am
  • I went to high school in Watertown. It was a pretty sleepy place back then (the 80s).

    Hudson January 8, 2008, 10:06 am
  • Not to be contrary, but isn’t this pretty much every bar in Connecticut? I grew up in Southeastern CT. Even the “Red Sox” bars and the “Yankees” bars get their share of rival rooters. You can’t catch a meaningful Sox/Yanks game in my area without about a 50/50 fan split.

    MrBlackthorne January 8, 2008, 10:10 am
  • Lockland –
    Be sure to schedule more than one day for Volcanoes Nat’l Park; that place is amazing but immense, my favorite place in the world. I went home for Christmas, but I only made it to O’ahu and Kaua’i. I’ll have to hit the Big Island next time.

    FenSheaParkway January 8, 2008, 11:01 am
  • Thread-Jack:
    Gossage is in. Rice not.

    Lar January 8, 2008, 2:07 pm
  • Sadly, Raines only got 24%. Do players with that 1st-year total tend to go up or down in subsequent years?

    FenSheaParkway January 8, 2008, 2:14 pm
  • Yeah! Add another Yankee hat to the HOF! Wooooooo!
    Raines next deserves it, but he should go in representing the Expos.

    Mike YF January 8, 2008, 2:29 pm
  • Unless MLB actually bars him from doing so, I can’t imagine what other team he’d pick. I sort of think of him as a White Sox, but that’s only because I started watching Baseball seriously in the early ’90s. The dude’s an Expo. As for when he can get in, I don’t think someone can go from 24% to 75% in one year, can they? Seems like it’s going to take a while.

    FenSheaParkway January 8, 2008, 2:33 pm
  • The Hall of Fame chooses the hat – the player have a say and it is weighted, but it’s not necessarily true. That’s why if Clemens get into HoF, he’ll probably go as a Sox.
    I thought Raines would get higher. But generally, people get higher as the years go – for reasons I don’t agree with, there’s some kind of special honour with getting in on the first try, reserved for the best of the best.. or something like that.

    Lar January 8, 2008, 3:06 pm
  • Also, Joe DiMaggio got in on his third try. Go figure.

    Lar January 8, 2008, 3:08 pm
  • Nolan Ryan (my favorite player) got in on his first try… with the highest percentage of votes in history ;-)

    Atheose January 8, 2008, 3:13 pm
  • My mistake, Nolan was 2nd, 0.05% behind Tom Seaver.

    Atheose January 8, 2008, 3:15 pm
  • Chuck knoblauch got a vote! Thats classic.

    sam-YF January 8, 2008, 3:18 pm
  • And Rod Beck got 2!!! Must be from yankee fans….

    sam-YF January 8, 2008, 3:19 pm

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