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  • The Yankees suck, but that's because the MLB sucks. Which, by extension, means that the Red Sox suck, to (just not as much as the Yankees).

    Just remember, if it's not on ESPN 8 [imdb.com], it's not a sport...

    :-)

    • No one who knows the Nats *exist* really hates baseball all that much. :-)
      • Sorry, but some of us know that the Nats exist simply because (a) the local news media use it as a touchstone whenever there is no other news to report [1], and/or (b) it's important to know when to avoid peak crowds on the trains/highways.

        The good news is that with the NHL strike, the Washington Bullets didn't play this year, which meant half as much crowding downtown in the restaurant district. :-)

        1: After the "Live Team Coverage of the Sandra Day O'Connor resignation"[2] petered out, the Nats were st

        • Heh, Washington DC is stupid. ;-)

          Oh well, I guess that's in some ways better than the Rams and Raiders leaving L.A. and *nobody noticing.*
          • Yeah. Noticing your team leaving under dark of night is sooo east coast, man.

            The Left Coasters have got the right idea: wake up and watch the end of the Tour de France with your corn flakes, or go watch the Ironman or the Iditarod in person. Baseball is really just a good excuse to pop into your kayak and pick up home runs and foul balls from Candlestick. (And then sell the ball to some overpaid CEO down the road.)

            It's not like any team from CA|OR|WA|ID|NV|AZ|UT|AK|HI ever won a Super Bowl, World Ser

            • It's not like any team from CA|OR|WA|ID|NV|AZ|UT|AK|HI ever won a Super Bowl, World Series or World Championship or anything.

              It is rare, but it does happen. Sometimes, God tries to stop it [nationmaster.com] when it seems inevitable.
            • It's not like any team from CA|OR|WA|ID|NV|AZ|UT|AK|HI ever won a Super Bowl, World Series...

              Hey! The California, um, I mean Anaheim, um, I mean Los Angeles, no, wait, got it right the second time, uh, Anaheim Angels won the 2002 World thingy. But then, I don't pay attention to 'em much after the last name change.