wisedyes wrote:BTW, for Billbill, it's easy to love a winner. Although sadly the only times the Yard has been filled over the last few years is when the Yankees or Sawks fans take it over during the games against them.
Well - let's see. I became a yanks fan about '70 - they were pretty bad then - until they won the pennant in '76. They were pretty lousy again from about '81 or '82 to about '94. I'm a Rangers fan - other than '94 pretty dry in the success realm - Notre Dame football and basketball - and I'm a Jets fan. 'nuff said.
I hear you about the Yard being full only when the Sox or Yanks are in town. I usually only drive up for O's/Sox games as it gives the wife something to make the 6 hour drive for other than a crabcake sandwich and I am totally outnumbered by red and blue. Though the O's are looking as good right now as they have in years - lots of young talent - Markakis, Jones, Wieters, Pie, and the rest. Though competing with the $200 million a year club will still be tough. With a little luck and some more pitching . . .
Billbbill - your Jets looked good yesterday. Are you in NYC? Have you been to the new stadium? If so, what do you think? Baseball stadiums are magical places for me - I loved all the old ballparks and have been torn about all of these new ones. I love Camden Yards, though there were a lot of good memories and ghosts in Memorial Stadium. I've been to Jacob's Field, the Reds', Pirates', Phillies', Braves', and the National's parks and while they are quirky and cool they do not have the "cathedral" feeling of the old parks. Camden comes as close as any. Just wondering how the new Yankees' park measures up. Went to Fenway this year - now that is a place to see a ball game (of course the Os got their asses whipped).