Jed Hresko spotted an SUV with an unusual license plate on Congress Street in the Seaport yesterday.
So Good, So Good, So Good, So Good?
Just a thought coupled with my suggestion that Sweet Caroline needs to be buried under the Marianas Trench.
I dunno if this is right, but I like the thought process.
Also, I initially thought “But there are only three ‘So Good’s…”. But of course, it's really:
“Good times never seemed so good (so good, so good, so good)”
When I am at Fenway, I do the finger down the throat gesture during that song.
There is no greater moment than Sweet Caroline when the Sox are trailing by 4 or more runs... #soxenfreude
Inspired by Colin Kaepernick, I took a knee when they played it at the last game I went to last summer.
(EDIT: One of my favorite paragraphs in Internet history came a couple years ago courtesy of Charlie Pierce, on the late Grantland:
(Oh, and by the way, and I know it’s for the kids and all, and that it costs half-a-LeBron to go to the games here now, so you’re entitled to whatever entertainment you can find, but having an entire ballpark chant “So good! So good! So good!” immediately after the home team has given up 15 unanswered runs makes the fan base sound a little simple.)
Try the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
The seafloor is spreading at the Mariana's Trench. What is left of a crustal plate is being shoved under and destroyed at the subduction.
The Marianas is a subduction zone too. The Pacific is shrinking on both sides!
To amplify on Petey's post, a spreading plate margin will be a ridge - like the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - not a trench. Only subduction zones, where one plate plunges below another, produce trenches.
I always thought the Sweet Caroline tradition at Fenway was on its last legs at the start of 2013, and then Neil Diamond shows up to play it live after the bombing (at the Ortiz game). And it's basically reached "protected status" at this point. Oh well.
but as a baseball traditionalist, I've always enjoyed it for what it is. I guess it'd be cool if they did something more local though, as long as it wasn't beating the proverbial dead horse with "Shipping Up to Boston."
The SF Giants always play Journey (an SF band) at their games. You get "Lights" if they're winning, and "Don't Stop Believing" if they're down, and the crowd loves it.
Because Journey is a Bay Area band and Steve Perry has season tix and sings along in the audience.
WTH does Neil Diamond have to do with Boston (there may be some connection I'm unaware of)?
I said I enjoy Sweet Caroline for what it is as a fan of tradition in baseball, but also that "it'd be cool if they did something more local though."
When it goes Sweeeeeet Caroliiiine, in the next line if Im at Fenway, instead of oh, oh, ohhh I just insert "Yankeeees Suuuck." Real adult I know.
The NY plate website only lists these options for MLB plates. Did they used to have a Red Sox option or is this just a "plain" vanity plate to which they added a Sox decal?
New York Mets
New York Yankees
New York Yankees World Series Champions 2009
For one thing, where's the expiration sticker?
At one time (and maybe still) NY registration info was in a sticker on the windshield, not on the plate. I bet it's legit.
I thought the plate looked quite fake too... but there it was, parked on Congress Street near LogMeIn in a regular street space. No movie sets anywhere near either.
NY doesn't sticker their plates - instead they have two stickers in the windshield
because I categorically refuse to believe that you didn't know that NY tags don't carry "expiration" stickers in way that our MA ones do (you must have merely forgotten on account of diminished caffeine levels).
Joshing aside, and to the main point, these tags are definitely legit. There are tremendous numbers of Red Sox fans in the Albany area. Most of my in-laws who live around there are (big) Sox fans. It's fun to watch the downstate kids who go up for college get surprised by that.
Of Long Island historically has a lot of Red Sox fans. Back in the days before cable, NYC radio/TV stations didn't reach that far east but New England stations did come down that far south.
There's a fair number of them in the capital region of New York (Albany/Saratoga area) - it's probably 50% Yankees, 25% Red Sox, 25% Mets
The only approved teams to root for in '60s and '70s Long Island were the Red Sox (because Yaz) or the Mets (technically a LI team since Queens is on the island).
Had an episode of CRS there. And, yes, I hadn't had my morning dose of caffeine when I posted that.
People in Boston decry Manhattan clam chowder as a disgusting bowl of tomato soup, while people in New York City denounce New England clam chowder as a tasteless mass of wallpaper paste. Unfortunately, those people have never experienced well made clam chowders from the other's region.
Just over the state line at the opposite end of Route 2 (and in much of New York State north of New York City), both New England and Manhattan clam chowders are equally respected. The generic term "clam chowder" specifies neither variety. I grew up loving both kinds when they're made well, but some people are fanatic in their preference of one region's chowder over the other.
The cable TV in that area also has channels from both New York City and Boston, so people who have a taste for baseball are able to sample both teams and choose a preference, just as they might with clam chowder.
A while back, on the Thruway in Central or Western New York if my memory doesn't escape me. My thought at the time was that when the law was passed (or however it was authorized) they knew that the couldn't just offer Yankees plates or Mets plates, so they kept it broad, thinking perhaps Buffalo Bison fans or other minor league supporters would sign up. When they realized that there were Sox fans in the Empire State, they altered the program.
Again, just a theory.
If this article published in 2004 is to be believed, New York state plates with a Red Sox logo are at least 12 years old. These style plates were discontinued when the MLB license expired in '04.
There are a lot of Sox fans in the CNY area (Utica, Syracuse)...granted, a lot of them magically showed up in 2004 and it was the coolest way for people who don't like the Yankees to show it without suffering through Mets fandom.
Makes me wonder - does Donald's car have Patriots plates?
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