I'm a flight attendant, and some A-Hole yesterday wore a Dodgers hat on my plane. He wasn't just sporting it as a fashion statement either. The brim was curved, and he had a pin attached to it. He was a real life Dodger fan. I thought it was odd, because we were in Orlando. What was annoying was that he was sitting in my section for service. I had a really bad, long day, and I politely asked if he would take his hat off for the whole flight, as a favor to me. He politely said, "No. I don't think so."
"Come on, Dude. It's been a long day, and looking at that hat is killing me. I'll buy you a beer!"
Then he went back to watching his Food Network, Animal Planet or something equally gay, I am sure. I go to thinking, I'm lucky to be a Giants fan because not every team has a bitter rivalry like we do with the Dodgers. So I listed what I thought were baseball's greatest rivalries:
- Yankees v Red Sox. Historically it's not even a good rivalry because the Yanks always just POUNDED the Sox every year, but it's been great in recent times.
- Cardinals v Cubs. One of the best rivalries in sports but way out of the national media's focus.
- Mets v Braves. Mets fans hate them some Braves fans, let me tell you.
- White Sox v Bookies. See: 1919 Black Sox Scandal or the movie Eight Men Out.
- Tampa Bay v Attendance.
- Mariners v Keeping Franchise Players
- Angels v Sensible Marketing
- Padres v Their Own Feeling of Self-Importance... or Padres v Barry Bonds
- Pirates v Winning
- Marlins v Fire Sale
- Nationals v Expos
- Rockies v Humidor
- A's v $'s
- Cincinatti v Ken Griffey's Legs
- Bud Selig v Integrity