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Old 10-07-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Nothing embarrassing about it. The reaction is expected. I'm no huge Braves fan, but I like Braves fans because they are normal, not like Yankees & Redsox fans. Even Cubs fans are normal sometimes. The officials blew the call , it wasn't a Steve Bartmen moment. I don't even think Atlanta would have treated a Braves fan like Steve Bartmen.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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... with a smattering of oblivious seen-and-be-seen types from Buckhead who could really care less about the game yet ironically have the best seats.
Wow, this town sure is full of some truly bizarre misconceptions about Buckhead. What make you think there aren't tons of working class people in Buckhead? Or that folks in Buckhead are into the "see-and-be-seen" mold any more than people in other parts of the city? Or that Buckhead folks are not avid sports fans? That's nonsense.

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Wow, this town sure is full of some truly bizarre misconceptions about Buckhead. What make you think there aren't tons of working class people in Buckhead? Or that folks in Buckhead are into the "see-and-be-seen" mold any more than people in other parts of the city? Or that Buckhead folks are not avid sports fans? That's nonsense.

Totally not what I said Arjay, and I expect you to have more sense than that.

I lived in Buckhead. I know what kind of place it is. It was a sarcastic quip. Why are you so sensitive about Buckhead anyway?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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Nowadays, yes. However, there is still that reputation of being "tough" cities. New York's baseball teams are in Queens and Bronx, which are working class areas.

Atlanta doesn't have the same reputation as say the Bronx or Queens among alot of people.
I'd imagine just as many people think Atlanta is full of guys like Lil' John and the Housewives as there are who think it's filled with Ted Turners and Perry Masons. Reputation and reality don't always jibe.

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I've been going mainly off of what I know and experienced. Most Atlanta Braves fans that I've known have worked in alot of professional jobs(particularly those I went to college with). However, I know a quite a few Braves fans who work(or who have worked) in blue collar professions.
Do you know thousands of Atlanta Braves fans? Ironically, my friends with the most education seem to be the least passionate about sports in general. I kind of agree with Fly that sports is most popular amongst the lower and middle classes, particularly the blue collar types. White collar types go golfing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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green_mariner...maybe the problem here is that you aren't a Braves fan. The outrage many of us feel is not unfounded and you obviously don't feel it being a Mariners fan. I'm also wondering if you are male or female? I think that many of the "embarrased" comments I've read and heard have been from women (apoligies for stereotyping), as it is more typical of them to be more passive in a situation like this. The other group of people who have expressed shame are not sports fans at all.

That's my take on the whole thing. True Braves fans don't see this as an embarassing situation.
Exactly, if you have dealt with the frustration of 20+ years of underachievement(I don't care what anybody says. 1 ring amongst all those pennants is embarassing) you have NO issue with what the fans did. I would have done the same thing had I been at that game. And the fact that it was Chippers last game probably made the fans even angrier.

Like I said, grow a pair or take up ballet.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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green_mariner...maybe the problem here is that you aren't a Braves fan. The outrage many of us feel is not unfounded and you obviously don't feel it being a Mariners fan. I'm also wondering if you are male or female? I think that many of the "embarrased" comments I've read and heard have been from women (apoligies for stereotyping), as it is more typical of them to be more passive in a situation like this. The other group of people who have expressed shame are not sports fans at all.

That's my take on the whole thing. True Braves fans don't see this as an embarassing situation.
I never said I saw it as embarrassing. I do believe it was kind of crazy trashing the field. Same thing with Mariners fans throwing monopoly money on the field when A-Rod returned to Seattle, as a Texas Rangers player. Granted, the fans were understandably upset. However, it isn't something I would have done. Booing, perhaps, but wouldn't go further than that. I'm afraid of security throwing me out of the stadium.


I am a male. Some of the people I know who were expressing this embarrassment were men, and one woman.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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I'd imagine just as many people think Atlanta is full of guys like Lil' John and the Housewives as there are who think it's filled with Ted Turners and Perry Masons. Reputation and reality don't always jibe.
I'm just saying Atlanta doesn't have the same reputation as New York or Boston. Also, I was trying to say this as well. I think Atlanta sees itself as being different from the rest of the South.


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Do you know thousands of Atlanta Braves fans? Ironically, my friends with the most education seem to be the least passionate about sports in general. I kind of agree with Fly that sports is most popular amongst the lower and middle classes, particularly the blue collar types. White collar types go golfing.
I only know Braves fans that I live around. I know alot of avid sports fans who are professionals. They are people I went to college with. Alot of them are either business majors, marketing majors, criminal justice majors, or finance majors.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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Totally not what I said Arjay, and I expect you to have more sense than that.
Sorry I misunderstood you. What were you saying about Buckhead?

I lived in Buckhead. I know what kind of place it is. It was a sarcastic quip. Why are you so sensitive about Buckhead anyway?[/quote]

Well, sorry if I seem sensitive. We live in Buckhead and I guess I get a little tired of being painted as some sort of elitist, show-off snob.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Totally not what I said Arjay, and I expect you to have more sense than that.
Sorry I misunderstood you. What were you saying about Buckhead?

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I lived in Buckhead. I know what kind of place it is. It was a sarcastic quip. Why are you so sensitive about Buckhead anyway?
Well, sorry if I seem sensitive. We live in Buckhead and I guess I get a little tired of being painted as some sort of elitist, show-off snob.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Exactly, if you have dealt with the frustration of 20+ years of underachievement(I don't care what anybody says. 1 ring amongst all those pennants is embarassing) you have NO issue with what the fans did. I would have done the same thing had I been at that game. And the fact that it was Chippers last game probably made the fans even angrier.

Like I said, grow a pair or take up ballet.
I can understand the frustration. However, at least the Braves have at least one ring. My team has never been to a World Series and our last playoff appearance was in 2001, before we lost to New York, 4 games to 2. 20 years of work and only one ring. Okay, I can understand the embarrassment. However, imagine the embarrassment of being one of only 2 teams who have NEVER been to the World Series, and a team that for its first 14 seasons, never had a winning record.
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