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Sep 13, 2019 16:08:29   #
mas24 (a regular here)
 
My father, who was a dedicated baseball fan, told me when I was a kid. About 3 famous baseball teams located in New York. They were the Yankees. Dodgers, and Giants. Each had their dedicated fan base. The Yankees were located in the Bronx, the Dodgers located in Brooklyn, Ebbetts Field. The Yankees came to Los Angeles in late August of last month to play a 3 game Interleague series. The Yankees were coming to Dodger Stadium. There was much excitement, because this was to be a preview to the 2019 World Series. The Yankees took 2 games out of 3. The World Series Rivalry between the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers goes back to 1941, and last was 1981. The very first televised World Series was between the Dodgers/Yankees in 1947. The Yankees have defeated the Dodgers in the World Series 8 out of 11 times.The Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants with Willie Mays in 1962, after leaving New York around 1959. And they defeated the San Diego Padres in 1998, 4-0. The late HOF Tony Gwynne, the Padres best hitter, said the Yankees played some serious ball. And had nothing but praise for them. He said, I know now, the Yankees tradition and legacy. Here are just a few names to mention of the Yankees. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. Mariano Rivera, the best ever relief pitcher, in my opinion. That's only a few great ones. My father and I were not Yankees fans. My father was a Giants fan. I'm a Dodgers fan. We both respect the Yankees. How could anyone dislike Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio? Joe was beloved in California. Especially San Francisco. He got standing ovations in some California restaurants he visited In LA and SF. The Dodgers have not won a World Series since 1988. Not so for the Yankees. Will the Dodgers and Yankees meet again for the World Series? For the 12th time. We will know soon.

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Sep 13, 2019 17:34:27   #
Shel
 
mas24. I was a die hard Dodger fans and frequently attended games at Ebbetts Field. Went to one Dodger game in California. I did watch on TV a great subway series, that was won by the Dodgers.
Great memories. I am looking forward to a Dodger-Yankee cross-county world series.

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Sep 13, 2019 17:34:57   #
Shel
 

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Sep 14, 2019 06:48:38   #
TXYank
 
Growing up in NYC, I remember well the subway series between the Yankees and Dodgers, especially 1955 (Jackie Robinson was out at the plate on that steal home!) and 1956 (Larsen's perfect game!) As much as I am a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan, I wonder if they have enough to get past Houston to get to the World Series and the Dodgers. It's going to be an interesting October.

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Sep 14, 2019 07:41:07   #
Collhar
 
mas24 wrote:
My father, who was a dedicated baseball fan, told me when I was a kid. About 3 famous baseball teams located in New York. They were the Yankees. Dodgers, and Giants. Each had their dedicated fan base. The Yankees were located in the Bronx, the Dodgers located in Brooklyn, Ebbetts Field. The Yankees came to Los Angeles in late August of last month to play a 3 game Interleague series. The Yankees were coming to Dodger Stadium. There was much excitement, because this was to be a preview to the 2019 World Series. The Yankees took 2 games out of 3. The World Series Rivalry between the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers goes back to 1941, and last was 1981. The very first televised World Series was between the Dodgers/Yankees in 1947. The Yankees have defeated the Dodgers in the World Series 8 out of 11 times.The Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants with Willie Mays in 1962, after leaving New York around 1959. And they defeated the San Diego Padres in 1998, 4-0. The late HOF Tony Gwynne, the Padres best hitter, said the Yankees played some serious ball. And had nothing but praise for them. He said, I know now, the Yankees tradition and legacy. Here are just a few names to mention of the Yankees. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. Mariano Rivera, the best ever relief pitcher, in my opinion. That's only a few great ones. My father and I were not Yankees fans. My father was a Giants fan. I'm a Dodgers fan. We both respect the Yankees. How could anyone dislike Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio? Joe was beloved in California. Especially San Francisco. He got standing ovations in some California restaurants he visited In LA and SF. The Dodgers have not won a World Series since 1988. Not so for the Yankees. Will the Dodgers and Yankees meet again for the World Series? For the 12th time. We will know soon.
My father, who was a dedicated baseball fan, told ... (show quote)


The Giants played in The Polo Grounds in upper Manhattan. The NY football Giants also played there when it was football season.They, the football Giants, migrated to Yankee Stadium when the Polo Grounds were demolished.

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Sep 14, 2019 08:40:58   #
mas24 (a regular here)
 
TXYank wrote:
Growing up in NYC, I remember well the subway series between the Yankees and Dodgers, especially 1955 (Jackie Robinson was out at the plate on that steal home!) and 1956 (Larsen's perfect game!) As much as I am a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan, I wonder if they have enough to get past Houston to get to the World Series and the Dodgers. It's going to be an interesting October.

Yes, the Houston Astros are a team that could possibly prevent the Yankees from getting to the World Series. I remember when Houston was in the National League, and the Dodgers played them regularly. Houston and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in back to back World Series, 2017-2018. No guarantee the Dodgers will get there too. The winner of the one game Wildcard playoff, could win the World Series nowadays. Crazy things can happen?

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Sep 14, 2019 09:37:21   #
Indi
 
Died in the wool life-long Dodger fan still living in NY. I’d rather see LA play the Yankees than the Astros.
Go Dodgers.
Just my 2 cents.

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Sep 14, 2019 10:30:18   #
ceth512
 
I too was a die-hard Dodger fan as a 12 yr. old kid, even though I had never been out of Texas. My idol was Duke Snider, center fielder for the Dodgers. One of the great home-run hitters. The 50's were great times.

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Sep 14, 2019 10:35:59   #
wapiti
 
ceth512 wrote:
I too was a die-hard Dodger fan as a 12 yr. old kid, even though I had never been out of Texas. My idol was Duke Snider, center fielder for the Dodgers. One of the great home-run hitters. The 50's were great times.


Hate the damn Yankees!

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Sep 14, 2019 11:55:28   #
Papa j
 
Indi wrote:
Died in the wool life-long Dodger fan still living in NY. I’d rather see LA play the Yankees than the Astros.
Go Dodgers.
Just my 2 cents.


My in-laws were diehard Dodger fan who became Met fans when the Dodgers left NY. I’m a diehard Yankee fan and I get beat up all the time because the Mets well I will leave it there

Joe

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Sep 14, 2019 13:18:55   #
Indi
 
Papa j wrote:
My in-laws were diehard Dodger fan who became Met fans when the Dodgers left NY. I’m a diehard Yankee fan and I get beat up all the time because the Mets well I will leave it there

Joe


My wife is a hard core Mets Fan. We love to go to Citifield for Dodgers-Mets Games.

I get beat up all the time because people say to me, "The Dodgers left us. Why are you still a Dodgers fan? You should root for the Mets!" I like the Yankees better than the Mets.

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Sep 14, 2019 14:15:35   #
mas24 (a regular here)
 
Indi wrote:
My wife is a hard core Mets Fan. We love to go to Citifield for Dodgers-Mets Games.

I get beat up all the time because people say to me, "The Dodgers left us. Why are you still a Dodgers fan? You should root for the Mets!" I like the Yankees better than the Mets.


I can only think of one Yankees baseball player, who decided to go into the Hall Of Fame from his previous team. Dave Winfield. He chose The San Diego Padres over the Yankees. Reggie Jackson, previously of the Oakland "A's" said. Who wouldn't want to go into the Hall Of Fame as a Yankee. I have to agree with him on the statement. Who could ever forget the 1969 Miracle Mets. Against that awesome Baltimore Orioles team. With the two Robinson power hitters. Brooks and Frank. Frank Robinson passed away not long ago. He was a great asset to Major League Baseball. Along with others.

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Sep 14, 2019 15:48:05   #
Pepsiman
 
TXYank wrote:
Growing up in NYC, I remember well the subway series between the Yankees and Dodgers, especially 1955 (Jackie Robinson was out at the plate on that steal home!) and 1956 (Larsen's perfect game!) As much as I am a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan, I wonder if they have enough to get past Houston to get to the World Series and the Dodgers. It's going to be an interesting October.


NOVEMBER!

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Sep 14, 2019 15:53:06   #
Pepsiman
 
mas24 wrote:
Yes, the Houston Astros are a team that could possibly prevent the Yankees from getting to the World Series. I remember when Houston was in the National League, and the Dodgers played them regularly. Houston and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in back to back World Series, 2017-2018. No guarantee the Dodgers will get there too. The winner of the one game Wildcard playoff, could win the World Series nowadays. Crazy things can happen?


It is no longer baseball. It's JOKE BALL.

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Sep 14, 2019 16:02:51   #
Papa j
 
Indi wrote:
My wife is a hard core Mets Fan. We love to go to Citifield for Dodgers-Mets Games.

I get beat up all the time because people say to me, "The Dodgers left us. Why are you still a Dodgers fan? You should root for the Mets!" I like the Yankees better than the Mets.

I knew I liked you
I’m watching the Yanks now

J

J

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