i’m guessing it’s a college basketball thing, the cincy business, I hate watching basketball which is probably why I am unaware of why I’m suppose to hate them.
Being from Philly, I dislike all things Pittsburg - Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Pittsburg University basketball (formerly in the Big East conference) - it’s just a cross-state rivalry thing. (Philadelphia and Pittsburg are the two big cities in Pennsylvania)
As @Navynuke99 indicated, the Braves are a fun team (you get to do the tomahawk chop cheer) but will break your heart in September…which is when NFL starts so, maybe not all that bad.
For me the Reds still have the Pete Rose taint on them. Not for the betting thing but because he went back to them from the Phillies where he was part of their World Series champion team in…um…1980? (A moment of silence for Tug McGraw)
I’ve never been a Cardinals fan…probably because I confuse them with the football team which until 1987 was also in St Louis. They did that whole I-70 series with the Royals in 1985(?) which was interesting.
That leaves the Nationals, which have picked up a bit of a following with the US military since a whole bunch of us are stationed in the Pentagon and other bases in and around D.C. often enough. Which is too bad because before the Nationals moved in, the closest team was the Baltimore Orioles…not a great team but Cal Ripken Jr. played for them when he broke the record for consecutive games played.
If I wasn’t obligated to root for the Phillies, I would go for the Orioles and the Braves.
Part basketball, part they keep moving to Charlotte. But that’s a whole separate rant altogether.
Spring training coverage isn’t complete on both sides, or at all sometimes in spring training, but still pretty easy to see whose broadcast it is imo
Hmmm now that we speak of the the influence other sports have on the rivalries:
The Cowboys-Steelers Rivalry makes me a bit reluctant to like Pittsburgh, even though it is kinda silly for Football to be a factor…
There are a number of cities that claim a rivalry with Dallas. Personally, I think the Redskins v Cowboys is probably the most legitimate…the whole “let’s play Cowboys and Indians” that my generation used to do, germane…I guess now to be politically correct, the game would be “Native Americans and non-Vegan free range ranch employees”, or woads to that effect.
Guys, this might be not funny to you, but for me it is.
So, there is this Youtuber named RBT. I like some of his Madden videos which is why I subscribed to him.
And two weeks or so ago he made this baseball related video.
TL;DR his friend is a baseball pitcher and he threw a few balls his way. Holy ■■■■!
That hit was definitely gonna be a stinger.