Life in a Baseball Town

PortlandSoxFan

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So obviously except for the collapse in the 9th, last night's atmosphere was unlike any I've ever experienced. And I've been to a lot of playoff games over the years.

Definitely a far younger and far more energetic crowd. I don't think I sat until the 5th inning; and at that people only really sat between innings. Hopefully they keep it up this afternoon.
 

jaytftwofive

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It's been huge at BC for years, the student section sings it a capella at hockey and football games. Basically it's Gen Z's "Don't Stop Believin'"; an older popular song somehow appropriated by a younger set.
Never liked that Journey song. Even when it came out in 1981. And then of course when they put it on the Sopranos finale everybody associates it with that. YUCK!!!
 

jaytftwofive

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100% agree. Was never a big fan of Yankees Suck, but it was fine during the Pedro era when the Sox perpetually finished second to them and the rivalry was at its peak. But after 2004, it lost whatever luster it had and should have died then, let alone after '07, '13, and '18 (the last of which included another defeat of the Yankees in the post-season).

At this stage, I can mildly tolerate it at Yankee games only. There's definitely no need for it when other teams are in town.
I'm sick of it also, but it wasn't just our fans. The Astros fans were chanting that after they won Game one instead of "Red Sox Suck" who they just beat. I kind of laughed even though my team lost the game. I guess they were taunting A-Rod or the Yankee fans pushing their buttons on the sign stealing scandal.
 

tims4wins

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This morning sucks, as it does every time the Sox are eliminated in the postseason. But I’m damn happy to wake up in a baseball town and collectively mourn together. Go Sox.
 

cantor44

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Going to high school in Middletown CT (Xavier) in the 70s, equidistant from NY and Boston, the split was decidedly Red Sox. I recall shouting matches and even fisticuffs once over which team had the better lineup.

Ah-hey-ma-ma-ma
Dee-doo-din-nie-ya-ya
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Life in a baseball town (region)
Went to college in Middletown, where I had to watch the '86 WS on the dorm lounge TV, surrounded by Mets fans ...

Meanwhile, you might like this: https://harvardsportsanalysis.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/finding-the-true-border-between-yankee-and-red-sox-nation-using-facebook-data/
 

The Talented Allen Ripley

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You know what? The absolutely bonkers crowd that invaded the postgame show after Game 3 at Fenway made me so giddy at the time that I can't properly put it into words, which is saying something for me. I love the Red Sox, I love Boston, and I love baseball, all of which have given me so much pleasure throughout my life.

As we head into the gloom of the offseason, I choose to remember Monday night. That's more than enough to keep me warm through the winter.
 

Earthbound64

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Digging into this and it looks like it's a big deal at University of Michigan, but what was their take on it. This is the first I've heard of the phenomenon.
It's been huge at BC for years, the student section sings it a capella at hockey and football games. Basically it's Gen Z's "Don't Stop Believin'"; an older popular song somehow appropriated by a younger set.
Which is the weirdest thing, since it's literally about an older guy taking the singer's younger girlfriend. I mean, I know there's a segment of the younger population who are into that (a discussion more fitted for P&G), but I don't really get it.