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[quote name='Fulcher_33' post='320597' date='Aug 21 2006, 02:38 AM']I've stated dozens of times before that I'm not a big baseball fan. I am wondering something though. Do the Reds and Pirates have a hate/hate rivalry similar to the Bengals and Stoolsamples?
Just wondering,
MULLY[/quote]

nope. the reds big rival was the dodgers, then baseball realigned and that was killed.
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Back in the 70s, there was something of a rivalry with the Pirates. They played each other about every other year in the playoffs it seems. But that rivalry was much friendlier. When Johnny Bench was on his "Retirement Tour" pissburgh gave him a night just short of what the Reds gave him. They even gave him a red baseball cart.

As of now, our biggest rival is either the Cubs or the Cards, but it doesn't compare at all to the rivalry we had with the Dodgers.
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I would say right now our biggest rival would be the Cards, only because they have been the team in the division the last several years. The Pirates have been AWFUL since the early 90s... we are talking pre-Marvin Bengals level awful. Kinda hard to have a rivalry with a team that sucks ass.
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[quote name='Fulcher_33' post='321422' date='Aug 22 2006, 06:00 AM']So the Cubs or Cards fans aren't trailer trash like the Stooler fans? Is there any rivalry that compares to the Bengals/Stealers? I'm talking flat out hating those lousy fuckers.
MULLY[/quote]

Not for the Reds. The only real intense rivalry in baseball is Red Sox/Yankees.
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Jason, gotta disagree. when it comes to the Reds, there are quite a few asshole Cubs and Cards fans. Its no way near as bad as the stealers, but its not non-existant.
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[quote name='Bengals1181' post='321469' date='Aug 22 2006, 09:20 AM']Jason, gotta disagree. when it comes to the Reds, there are quite a few asshole Cubs and Cards fans. Its no way near as bad as the stealers, but its not non-existant.[/quote]

There are asshole fans for every team. But I just don't get the sense that the Cubs/Reds rivalry is all that intense. Partly because there still really isn't that much history behind it yet. It certainly doesn't compare to any of the Bengals rivalries, and certainly not Sox/Yanks. I also don't think it's asshole fans that make a rivalry. It's the teams.
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In this modern era of pro sports where players allegiances to teams are often dictated by the size of their contracts, it tends to water down rivalries between teams and individual players unlike in the past, like the old Cowboys/Redskins, stealers/Cowboys, reds/Dodgers....the fans are the ones that have created the rivalry intensity now for the most part, at least in my estimation.
Although Sox/Yankees is pretty strong. And I think that after what happened to Palmer last season, you could say that there is a rivalry brewing between the stealers and Bengals that has carried over from the fans hatred into some of the players.
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Cool. I was just wondering. I knew the Sox/Yanks rivalry was pretty bad but was wondering if it's in all sports or if it's just us and the Stoolsamples. I think the hate for Pissburgh went over 10 fold after last season. And their fans are real trash. God I hate those fuckers. I hate the fans more than I hate the team.
MULLY
Let me add, since my post isn't clear enough, I was just wondering if the Bengals/Stealers hate drifted over to baseball too. Do Reds fans, that are also Bengals fans, despise the Pirates like they do the Stoolers just because it's Shitstainburgh?
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[quote name='Fulcher_33' post='321610' date='Aug 22 2006, 12:39 PM']Cool. I was just wondering. I knew the Sox/Yanks rivalry was pretty bad but was wondering if it's in all sports or if it's just us and the Stoolsamples. I think the hate for Pissburgh went over 10 fold after last season. And their fans are real trash. God I hate those fuckers. I hate the fans more than I hate the team.
MULLY
Let me add, since my post isn't clear enough, I was just wondering if the Bengals/Stealers hate drifted over to baseball too. Do Reds fans, that are also Bengals fans, despise the Pirates like they do the Stoolers just because it's Shitstainburgh?[/quote]

No, not at all. There really isn't that big a rivalry now, and when there was, it was friendly.

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[quote name='ThurmanMunster' post='320604' date='Aug 21 2006, 01:52 AM']nope. the reds big rival was the dodgers, then baseball realigned and that was killed.[/quote]
Funny...I was just thinking about the old Reds / Dodgers rivalry the other day. Back in the late 70's through the 80's, L.A. was despised I remember even going to a game at Riverfront and making slanderous signs on small posterboard disparaging Steve Garvey by calling him Steve "Gravy", and referring to Dusty Baker as "Dirty" Baker - what can I say, we were maybe 7 or 8 years old at the time. Now, I have no problem with the Dodgers, although I do hate the Dusty Baker managed Chicago Cubs, so some continuity still exists.
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[quote name='ChicagoBengal' post='321638' date='Aug 22 2006, 01:16 PM']Funny...I was just thinking about the old Reds / Dodgers rivalry the other day. Back in the late 70's through the 80's, L.A. was despised I remember even going to a game at Riverfront and making slanderous signs on small posterboard disparaging Steve Garvey by calling him Steve "Gravy", and referring to Dusty Baker as "Dirty" Baker - what can I say, we were maybe 7 or 8 years old at the time. Now, I have no problem with the Dodgers, although I do hate the Dusty Baker managed Chicago Cubs, so some continuity still exists.[/quote]

This will sound strange, but I miss the Dodgers. I miss that rivalry. Steve Garvey. Ron Cey. Etc.
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[quote name='Jamie_B' post='321640' date='Aug 22 2006, 01:22 PM']Before the breakup into 3 divisions I HATED the Braves, because it always seemed we were just a few games shy of making the playoffs right behind them. Now its the Cards.[/quote]

I hated the Braves too. Still do. They are my most hated NL team. The only team I hate more than the Braves is the Yankees. When those two played in the WS, I didn't watch a second of it.
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[quote name='Jason' post='321656' date='Aug 22 2006, 01:40 PM']I hated the Braves too. Still do. They are my most hated NL team. The only team I hate more than the Braves is the Yankees. When those two played in the WS, I didn't watch a second of it.[/quote]


Good man, I hate them both as well.
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[quote name='Jason' post='320617' date='Aug 21 2006, 06:51 AM']Back in the 70s, there was something of a rivalry with the Pirates. They played each other about every other year in the playoffs it seems. But that rivalry was much friendlier. When Johnny Bench was on his "Retirement Tour" pissburgh gave him a night just short of what the Reds gave him. They even gave him a red baseball cart.

As of now, our biggest rival is either the Cubs or the Cards, but it doesn't compare at all to the rivalry we had with the Dodgers.[/quote]

it seems like pittsbugees don't give a shit about their baseball team. their people care about football only. their fucking bandwagoners!
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