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I'm not a Mets fan and I HATE the Braves

SwitchHitter
Oct 09 2005 12:47 AM

When I was growing up, I wasn't a baseball fan. My dad watched baseball, but I generally didn't pay much attention. Except that I learned the Yankees were worse than bad. Y'see, my dad was a Dodgers fan.

We lived in a small town with no TV stations except 2 repeaters for stations in a larger city. When we finally got cable, it gave us a total of 16 channels. One of those channels was WTBS. And they seemed to have the Braves on nearly every day during the summer. And when they weren't actually on, there were commercials and they referred to the Braves as "America's Team". This just annoyed me and my sisters to the point that we couldn't stand the Braves.

Now I discover that my team has a post-season history that prominently features the Braves. I still hate them.

metirish
Oct 09 2005 01:01 AM

Love the title of the thread, did they have terrible TV commentaters back then like they do now, Chip and Skip are the worst.

KC
Oct 09 2005 07:55 AM

Thinking back, I found the whole Superstation and America's Team kinda
annoying too. It's really sorta funny now, it was a weird phenomenon almost
to have three and then four games (with WGN Harry) at our finger tips in addition
to the Mets and Yanks here in NY. Now we have so many choices and ways to
watch baseball the notion of Superstations just sounds so quaint nowadays.

PiazzaFan411
Oct 09 2005 08:52 AM

If you don't like the Mets then why the hell are you here

KC
Oct 09 2005 08:55 AM

Switch Hitter is a baseball fan, and a most welcome one at that. She is a
staple here as much as anyone. Now apologize ... or buzz off.

PiazzaFan411
Oct 09 2005 09:00 AM

LOL KC, didn't read his entire post

Yancy Street Gang
Oct 09 2005 10:24 AM

PiazzaFan411 wrote:
If you don't like the Mets then why the hell are you here


For pro wrestling updates. Why else?

seawolf17
Oct 09 2005 10:39 AM

Actually, I found this site because I wanted to see how my pigeon performed at the Iowa State Fair.

Frayed Knot
Oct 09 2005 11:53 AM

seawolf17 wrote:
Actually, I found this site because I wanted to see how my pigeon performed at the Iowa State Fair.


Which is odd considering how this forum is devoted to news on cranes only.

Rockin' Doc
Oct 09 2005 03:25 PM

Piazzafan411 - "LOL KC, didn't read his entire post."

Just for future reference, SwitchHitter is a she. As are cooby, Scarlett Knight, silverdsl, Batty 31, and jerseyshore.







Okay, I was just joking about jerseyshore. It's an old joke among the old timers. I believe he's a martial arts black belt so it probably isn't a good idea to call him a girl.

Edgy DC
Oct 09 2005 03:33 PM

Stand and cheer
For our great nation
Super sports
On the Super Station

Valadius
Oct 09 2005 05:24 PM

I remember growing up, watching sitcom reruns on TBS, and then at least once a show, during a commercial break, there would be some random old Braves player hawking the Braves yearbook or sweatshirt or something. It confused the hell out of me when I was 10 years old.

mlbaseballtalk
Oct 09 2005 05:35 PM

I don't know if they are still promoting it as such, but couple of years ago the programing department at TBS came up with the idea of no longer calling it "Braves Baseball" but "Major League Baseball" with no mention of the Braves at all in promotion material (except of course when to say who's playing)

That was simply hilarious, especially considering A) Who PAYS the broadcaster's saleries and B) WHO the announcers are

Steve

SwitchHitter
Oct 09 2005 08:18 PM

PiazzaFan411 wrote:
If you don't like the Mets then why the hell are you here


That's rude. As it happens I have a PiazzaFan daughter. And the food here is excellent.

smg58
Oct 09 2005 10:23 PM

You're welcome as far as I'm concerned. But can you take St. Louis this time?

Elster88
Oct 10 2005 09:36 AM
Re: I'm not a Mets fan and I HATE the Braves

SwitchHitter wrote:
Now I discover that my team has a post-season history that prominently features the Braves. I still hate them.


Considering the Braves' playoff performance, you should be liking them the way an older brother likes playing his little brother in sports.

Elster88
Oct 10 2005 09:38 AM

Oh, and let me echo the sentiments that I like SwitchHitter. Shame on you, PiazzaFan. Anybody who can post intelligently should be welcome here. This, of course, rules out the majority of Yankee fans.

Mikey would be ashamed of your comment.

SwitchHitter
Oct 10 2005 11:25 AM
Re: I'm not a Mets fan and I HATE the Braves

Elster88 wrote:
="SwitchHitter"]Now I discover that my team has a post-season history that prominently features the Braves. I still hate them.


Considering the Braves' playoff performance, you should be liking them the way an older brother likes playing his little brother in sports.

No, it's more like a big brother that we've finally gotten big enough to get even with.

Frayed Knot
Oct 10 2005 02:18 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Oct 10 2005 02:19 PM

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Frayed Knot
Oct 10 2005 02:18 PM

I guess yesterday's game more than makes up for Walt Weiss, huh?