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2011-04-06 11:46:24 AM
They liked it so they put some rings on it.
 
2011-04-06 11:49:40 AM
Andruw Jones knows damn well that ANY food on the field is CC's.
 
2011-04-06 11:51:38 AM
Nice to see the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball can't even be bothered to fill their stadium.
 
2011-04-06 11:52:45 AM

Treygreen13: They liked it so they put some rings on it.


I thought I was back in that nipple piercing thread when I read this.
 
2011-04-06 11:55:10 AM

Lost Thought 00: Nice to see the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball can't even be bothered to fill their stadium.


Yes, god knows every stadium in the country should be full on a cold as shiat Tuesday night in April.
 
2011-04-06 11:59:35 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Lost Thought 00: Nice to see the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball can't even be bothered to fill their stadium.

Yes, god knows every stadium in the country should be full on a cold as shiat Tuesday night in April.


If they are going to biatch about other fans then they should have their stadium filled every night.

But then NYers didnt even show up to see Mantle hit his 500th HR on a beautiful day either, the fans just turn out when its convenient for them or they are winning. They are not good fans, they are front running fans, the cubs/cardinals probably have the best fans in baseball.
 
2011-04-06 12:01:26 PM
As much as I dislike the Yankees, it really looks the fan freaked out a bit and knocked over the food which had been sitting on the wall right in front of them.

Stupid NY'ers.
 
2011-04-06 12:03:15 PM
Looked like the ball hit his tray of O-rings. There goes $9
 
2011-04-06 12:04:43 PM

steamingpile: ThatGuyGreg: Lost Thought 00: Nice to see the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball can't even be bothered to fill their stadium.

Yes, god knows every stadium in the country should be full on a cold as shiat Tuesday night in April.

If they are going to biatch about other fans then they should have their stadium filled every night.

But then NYers didnt even show up to see Mantle hit his 500th HR on a beautiful day either, the fans just turn out when its convenient for them or they are winning. They are not good fans, they are front running fans, the cubs/cardinals probably have the best fans in baseball.


Cardinals, sure, and the Cubs have some good fans, but Wrigley for years has been filled with people who want to get hammered in a baseball-themed outdoor beer garden and just acted as enablers for the piss-poor management from ownership that for years was fine with maintaining the status quo of futility, because if the stadium is filling up even when they suck, why mess with that formula.
 
2011-04-06 12:08:20 PM

Nabb1: Cardinals, sure, and the Cubs have some good fans, but Wrigley for years has been filled with people who want to get hammered in a baseball-themed outdoor beer garden and just acted as enablers for the piss-poor management from ownership that for years was fine with maintaining the status quo of futility, because if the stadium is filling up even when they suck, why mess with that formula.


Yeah I should have put that in there as well, they do show up for every game though! I just wondered how that many people can get off work so early every day to make those games.
 
2011-04-06 12:10:22 PM

abhorrent1: Looked like the ball hit his tray of O-rings. There goes $9


It's a good thing it wasn't a beef brisket sandwich. The dude would have been out $15 bucks.
 
2011-04-06 12:17:56 PM
Doused? Those sound like some pretty soggy onion rings.
 
2011-04-06 12:26:31 PM
But then NYers didnt even show up to see Mantle hit his 500th HR on a beautiful day either, the fans just turn out when its convenient for them or they are winning. They are not good fans, they are front running fans, the cubs/cardinals probably have the best fans in baseball.

Once Pooholes leaves the Cardinals and they take over the
Pirates place in the division for a few years the "famous Cardinal fans" will be non-existent like the rest. Cubs fans are just retarded so they will show up to anything.
 
2011-04-06 01:18:07 PM

INeedAName: As much as I dislike the Yankees, it really looks the fan freaked out a bit and knocked over the food which had been sitting on the wall right in front of them.

Stupid NY'ers.


nah, the guy was holding it and looked like he tried to catch it w/ the tray
 
2011-04-06 01:33:45 PM
So Steve Bartman goes to Yankee games now?
 
2011-04-06 01:35:20 PM

steamingpile: But then NYers didnt even show up to see Mantle hit his 500th HR on a beautiful day either, the fans just turn out when its convenient for them or they are winning. They are not good fans, they are front running fans, the cubs/cardinals probably have the best fans in baseball.


While most Yankee fans are front runners (miss the days of buying cheap seats and sneaking into box seats), nobody was filling stadiums in the 60s. Jim Kaat always says during broadcasts how he wishes he played today, and how they were lucky to play in front of 6,000 people back in the day.
 
2011-04-06 01:37:47 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Yes, god knows every stadium in the country should be full on a cold as shiat Tuesday night in April.


B-b-but these games really matter.

/Sounds dumber at this end of the season, doesn't it?
//Go Red Sox
///Seriously, Red Sox, get moving.
 
2011-04-06 01:38:00 PM

Nabb1: Cardinals, sure, and the Cubs have some good fans, but Wrigley for years has been filled with people who want to get hammered in a baseball-themed outdoor beer garden and just acted as enablers for the piss-poor management from ownership that for years was fine with maintaining the status quo of futility, because if the stadium is filling up even when they suck, why mess with that formula.


I am tempted to post this assessment on my Cubs fan-heavy fantasy league's message board.
 
2011-04-06 01:47:27 PM

steamingpile: But then NYers didnt even show up to see Mantle hit his 500th HR on a beautiful day either, the fans just turn out when its convenient for them or they are winning. They are not good fans, they are front running fans, the cubs/cardinals probably have the best fans in baseball.


I know you and I have had this conversation before.

Mickey Mantle hit his 500th HR on Sunday, May 14, 1967.

The Yankees drew 18,872.

The Cardinals also played a home game that afternoon. They were on their way to 101 wins, and Bob Gibson was pitching.

Attendance: 11,853

On opening day that year, the Cubs drew less than 17,000 fans. Those "great fans" didn't start showing up until the Cubs started winning. They were 10th out of 10 NL teams in attendance in 1966, and 8th in 1967.

Cubs fans show up win or lose now because Wrigley Field is an outdoor tavern and a great place to see drunk girls in bikinis.
 
2011-04-06 01:48:47 PM
ok look.. I'll explain it for those that don't live in NYC...
Does Yankee stadium have a ton of empty seats, particularly on less-than-nice weather days? Yes, but most-to-all of those seats are sold (which is really the bottom line). Thing is, the ones that can afford those seats are usually the same ones that wouldn't dare have their $200 coif mussed by a harsh breeze or get a drop of rain on their Armani. Its a damned shame that the most visible seats on TV, the ones directly behind the plate, are also the most expensive (up to $1600, no joke) and usually the emptiest.

Best way to get a gauge of what the 'real fan' attendance is to look at the bleachers.
 
2011-04-06 01:49:40 PM

steamingpile: ThatGuyGreg: Lost Thought 00: Nice to see the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball can't even be bothered to fill their stadium.

Yes, god knows every stadium in the country should be full on a cold as shiat Tuesday night in April.

If they are going to biatch about other fans then they should have their stadium filled every night.

But then NYers didnt even show up to see Mantle hit his 500th HR on a beautiful day either, the fans just turn out when its convenient for them or they are winning. They are not good fans, they are front running fans, the cubs/cardinals probably have the best fans in baseball.


So the Leafs have the best fans in Hockey, too.

Well, maybe. Wont find a lot of people who agree with that outside of the GTA.
 
2011-04-06 02:48:36 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Lost Thought 00: Nice to see the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball can't even be bothered to fill their stadium.

Yes, god knows every stadium in the country should be full on a cold as shiat Tuesday night in April.


As a Packers fan, in Packerland, I disagree.
 
2011-04-06 02:50:50 PM

The Bestest: ok look.. I'll explain it for those that don't live in NYC...
Does Yankee stadium have a ton of empty seats, particularly on less-than-nice weather days? Yes, but most-to-all of those seats are sold (which is really the bottom line). Thing is, the ones that can afford those seats are usually the same ones that wouldn't dare have their $200 coif mussed by a harsh breeze or get a drop of rain on their Armani. Its a damned shame that the most visible seats on TV, the ones directly behind the plate, are also the most expensive (up to $1600, no joke) and usually the emptiest.

Best way to get a gauge of what the 'real fan' attendance is to look at the bleachers.


You may as well be speaking to those empty seats, man - haters don't listen. The empty seats are one of many dead horses they continue to beat, no matter how many times people explain it to them.
 
2011-04-06 03:03:13 PM
Andruw, your word is Andrew. Oh, me know, me know!

/not obscure to the jungle fans.
 
2011-04-06 03:15:01 PM

idesofmarch: You may as well be speaking to those empty seats, man - haters don't listen. The empty seats are one of many dead horses they continue to beat, no matter how many times people explain it to them.


Except it's Yankee fans who insist the Rays should be contracted because of attendance. The Rays had more butts in seats last night than any other AL East team.
 
2011-04-06 03:29:00 PM

bubbaprog: Except it's Yankee fans who insist the Rays should be contracted because of attendance. The Rays had more butts in seats last night than any other AL East team.


I can't speak for other Yankee fans, but that's not my opinion. I don't think any team should be contracted. However, I think teams should find good ways to bolster attendance (Yankees included), whether that means reducing ticket prices, putting the stadium in a better location or demanding the management field a competitive team.
 
2011-04-06 03:31:45 PM

bubbaprog: idesofmarch: You may as well be speaking to those empty seats, man - haters don't listen. The empty seats are one of many dead horses they continue to beat, no matter how many times people explain it to them.

Except it's Yankee fans who insist the Rays should be contracted because of attendance. The Rays had more butts in seats last night than any other AL East team.


The paid attendance last night at Yankee Stadium was more than 3x the paid attendance at the Trop. Granted, a whole lot of people didn't show up, but if you're going to bring contraction into it, paid attendance is what really matters and it's all that ownership really cares about.
 
2011-04-06 03:32:43 PM

bubbaprog: idesofmarch: You may as well be speaking to those empty seats, man - haters don't listen. The empty seats are one of many dead horses they continue to beat, no matter how many times people explain it to them.

Except it's Yankee fans who insist the Rays should be contracted because of attendance. The Rays had more butts in seats last night than any other AL East team.


Yeah, it's Yankees fans calling for the contraction of the Rays.

Yeahhh...
 
2011-04-06 03:34:50 PM

Yanks_RSJ: I know you and I have had this conversation before.

Mickey Mantle hit his 500th HR on Sunday, May 14, 1967.

The Yankees drew 18,872.

The Cardinals also played a home game that afternoon. They were on their way to 101 wins, and Bob Gibson was pitching.

Attendance: 11,853

On opening day that year, the Cubs drew less than 17,000 fans. Those "great fans" didn't start showing up until the Cubs started winning. They were 10th out of 10 NL teams in attendance in 1966, and 8th in 1967.

Cubs fans show up win or lose now because Wrigley Field is an outdoor tavern and a great place to see drunk girls in bikinis.


An Atlanta sports fan with a persecution complex about fan attendance? NO WAI!!!!11 Ignore him.
 
2011-04-06 03:35:25 PM

bubbaprog: Except it's Yankee fans who insist the Rays should be contracted because of attendance. The Rays had more butts in seats last night than any other AL East team.


How many of those empty seats at the Trop are paid for though? THAT's what matters (if you're talking about club viability). The Rays also can't use the weather excuse. I do, however, understand that crossing a bridge is the most difficult feat known to man.
 
2011-04-06 03:37:14 PM

The Bestest: I do, however, understand that crossing a bridge is the most difficult feat known to man.


Try leaving downtown Tampa and getting to Tropicana Field on a weeknight by gametime. No, really, try.
 
2011-04-06 03:43:17 PM
..subject matter at hand though, sorry Michael Kay, but "OHHH! Onion rings!" pales in comparison to "and here comes the pizza!"
 
2011-04-06 03:47:20 PM

kenworld: Once Pooholes leaves the Cardinals and they take over the
Pirates place in the division for a few years the "famous Cardinal fans" will be non-existent like the rest. Cubs fans are just retarded so they will show up to anything.


Yeah, thats not true, cardinal fans have always been there even when they were bad and when albert wasnt there. So youre just wrong.

Yanks_RSJ: I know you and I have had this conversation before.

Mickey Mantle hit his 500th HR on Sunday, May 14, 1967.


Yeah, and what was the respective populations of the two cities at that time? Just google old clips of that game and his 500th, the ball rattles around in the stands until someone walks over and picks it up. This for the man who is supposed to be one of the most beloved yankee players of all time but they couldnt show up for his historic HR? Dont give me that shiat, yankee fans are full of shiat and only show up when they feel like it, the majority are not fans of the game at all.
 
2011-04-06 03:50:40 PM

robsul82: An Atlanta sports fan with a persecution complex about fan attendance? NO WAI!!!!11 Ignore him.


Of course you're right.
 
2011-04-06 03:52:57 PM

Yanks_RSJ: robsul82: An Atlanta sports fan with a persecution complex about fan attendance? NO WAI!!!!11 Ignore him.

Of course you're right.


SO going in the profile.
 
2011-04-06 03:53:31 PM
I'm afraid it's true.

Yankees fans only go to games when they feel like it.

I'm so ashamed.
 
2011-04-06 03:56:02 PM

Wise_Guy: I'm afraid it's true.

Yankees fans only go to games when they feel like it.

I'm so ashamed.


But sometimes I really DO feel like it, but I'm scared of crossing the Macombs Dam Bridge. Have you ever tried doing that during rush hour? I mean, really tried?
 
2011-04-06 03:57:35 PM

steamingpile: Yanks_RSJ: I know you and I have had this conversation before.

Mickey Mantle hit his 500th HR on Sunday, May 14, 1967.

Yeah, and what was the respective populations of the two cities at that time? Just google old clips of that game and his 500th, the ball rattles around in the stands until someone walks over and picks it up. This for the man who is supposed to be one of the most beloved yankee players of all time but they couldnt show up for his historic HR? Dont give me that shiat, yankee fans are full of shiat and only show up when they feel like it, the majority are not fans of the game at all.


Attendance for their 500th HR (each of these guys did it at home):

Frank Robinson (1971) - 13,292
Harmon Killebrew (1971) - 15,881
Ernie Banks (1970) - 5,264
Mickey Mantle (1967) - 18,872

But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed
 
2011-04-06 03:59:21 PM

Rex_Banner: But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed


But wait, did you do a complete demographic breakdown of each city's population at those particular times? Because if you didn't, you're just a frontrunning jerk Yankee fan.
 
2011-04-06 04:05:10 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Rex_Banner: But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed

But wait, did you do a complete demographic breakdown of each city's population at those particular times? Because if you didn't, you're just a frontrunning jerk Yankee fan.


DAMN IT!
 
2011-04-06 04:07:36 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Rex_Banner: But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed

But wait, did you do a complete demographic breakdown of each city's population at those particular times? Because if you didn't, you're just a frontrunning jerk Yankee fan.


LOL
 
2011-04-06 04:09:39 PM

The Bestest: ..subject matter at hand though, sorry Michael Kay, but "OHHH! Onion rings!" pales in comparison to "and here comes the pizza!"


that entire thing still makes me laugh my ass off, and ive probably seen it 50 times now.
 
2011-04-06 04:12:15 PM
Oh, did anyone else catch Sterling's HR call for Andruw Jones? "Jones makes his bones". That's one of the worst ones he has
 
2011-04-06 04:14:55 PM

Rex_Banner: Oh, did anyone else catch Sterling's HR call for Andruw Jones? "Jones makes his bones". That's one of the worst ones he has


Ouch - I like Sterling but that is awful. Surely he can do better.
 
2011-04-06 04:16:37 PM

Rex_Banner: steamingpile: Yanks_RSJ: I know you and I have had this conversation before.

Mickey Mantle hit his 500th HR on Sunday, May 14, 1967.

Yeah, and what was the respective populations of the two cities at that time? Just google old clips of that game and his 500th, the ball rattles around in the stands until someone walks over and picks it up. This for the man who is supposed to be one of the most beloved yankee players of all time but they couldnt show up for his historic HR? Dont give me that shiat, yankee fans are full of shiat and only show up when they feel like it, the majority are not fans of the game at all.

Attendance for their 500th HR (each of these guys did it at home):

Frank Robinson (1971) - 13,292
Harmon Killebrew (1971) - 15,881
Ernie Banks (1970) - 5,264
Mickey Mantle (1967) - 18,872

But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed


What were the populations of their home cities the year they hit their 500th?
 
2011-04-06 04:17:26 PM

Rex_Banner: Oh, did anyone else catch Sterling's HR call for Andruw Jones? "Jones makes his bones". That's one of the worst ones he has


CSB, I was in the parking lot of Kroger (waiting for a relative to pick up a bite) listening to the game when that happened. I was saddened that there was not anyone around for me to express my incredulousness to after hearing that. Thank you.
 
2011-04-06 04:21:59 PM

Rex_Banner: Yanks_RSJ: Rex_Banner: But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed

But wait, did you do a complete demographic breakdown of each city's population at those particular times? Because if you didn't, you're just a frontrunning jerk Yankee fan.

DAMN IT!


By the way, I actually did look up the 1970 population for both Chicago and New York.

CHI - 3.36M
NY - 7.89M

So, NYC's population was about 2.35 times larger than Chicago's, and the Yankees drew 3.5 times as many fans for those 500th HRs. So much for those awesome Cubs fans.
 
2011-04-06 04:26:49 PM
All this attendance talk makes me nostalgic for the 5 years (88-92) when the A's actually drew well at the gate. Sigh. Man, we need a new stadium.
 
2011-04-06 04:28:48 PM

Yanks_RSJ: robsul82: An Atlanta sports fan with a persecution complex about fan attendance? NO WAI!!!!11 Ignore him.

Of course you're right.


Like most people have front runner rob on ignore, we never see his comments anymore because of how much of a pussy he has become. Yankee fans are the one biatching about other teams and their piss poor attendance, but then the rest of the country doesnt have millions living within 30 mins of the stadium.

Rex_Banner:MoeSzyslak: But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed

What were the populations of their home cities the year they hit their 500th?


And again, yankee fans are always the ones biatching about others piss poor attendance, they never mention that they have more people than any other city living so close. 18K in that stadium is nothing for a historic occurrence of one of their most loved players.
 
2011-04-06 04:30:59 PM
yankees fans would probably go to games more often if they didnt' all live in f*cking florida.
 
2011-04-06 04:36:03 PM

Yanks_RSJ: So, NYC's population was about 2.35 times larger than Chicago's, and the Yankees drew 3.5 times as many fans for those 500th HRs. So much for those awesome Cubs fans.


In a stadium that was twice the size, and again, yankee fans are the ones biatching the loudest about lack of fan support when you didnt even show up for a historical moment. If you were any kind of a fan you would have made it there for that moment, it just proves that yankee fans dont know shiat about the game.
 
2011-04-06 04:36:06 PM

Sherjo311: yankees fans would probably go to games more often if they didnt' all live in f*cking florida.


HEY!
You take that back! Some of us live in Atlanta.
 
2011-04-06 04:38:15 PM

steamingpile: Yankee fans are the one biatching about other teams and their piss poor attendance, but then the rest of the country doesnt have millions living within 30 mins of the stadium.


Sure they do. Including metro areas, Wikipedia says...

NY: 19.4
Boston: 4.5 mil
Toronto: 5.5 mil
Baltimore: 2.7 mil
Chicago: 9.7 mil
KC: 2.1 mil
Cleveland: 2.9 mil
Detroit: 4.3 mil

Need I go on to LA, San Francisco, Seattle, etc.? I think almost all have millions living within 30 minutes.
 
2011-04-06 04:38:24 PM

steamingpile: In a stadium that was twice the size, and again, yankee fans are the ones biatching the loudest about lack of fan support when you didnt even show up for a historical moment. If you were any kind of a fan you would have made it there for that moment, it just proves that yankee fans dont know shiat about the game.


In case you hadn't already noticed, I'd stopped responding to you. I'm only responding to you now to point that out as clearly as I can.

Have an excellent day.
 
2011-04-06 04:38:30 PM

steamingpile: Yanks_RSJ: robsul82: An Atlanta sports fan with a persecution complex about fan attendance? NO WAI!!!!11 Ignore him.

Of course you're right.

Like most people have front runner rob on ignore, we never see his comments anymore because of how much of a pussy he has become. Yankee fans are the one biatching about other teams and their piss poor attendance, but then the rest of the country doesnt have millions living within 30 mins of the stadium.

Rex_Banner:MoeSzyslak: But by all means, continue to apply 2011 standards to the 1960's and 1970's as if nothing has changed

What were the populations of their home cities the year they hit their 500th?

And again, yankee fans are always the ones biatching about others piss poor attendance, they never mention that they have more people than any other city living so close. 18K in that stadium is nothing for a historic occurrence of one of their most loved players.


You're missing the point. I wasn't trying to saw that Mantle outdrew those other guys. I was saying that at the time attendance was much, much lower than it is today and it is silly to apply today's attendance standards to those older teams. Yes, the Yankees did and still do draw from a larger population than other teams. But that doesn't mean that Mantle's attendance numbers were bad. For the time, they were fine
 
2011-04-06 04:49:06 PM

steamingpile: Like most people have front runner rob on ignore, we never see his comments anymore because of how much of a pussy he has become. Yankee fans are the one biatching about other teams and their piss poor attendance, but then the rest of the country doesnt have millions living within 30 mins of the stadium.


People who actually use the ignore list can't call anyone else a pussy. Them's the rules, crybaby biatch.
 
2011-04-06 04:50:28 PM

steamingpile: blah blah blah THEYANKEESBEATMYTEAMINTHE90sANDI'LLNEVERGETOVERIT blah blah blah


/whiny biatch
 
2011-04-06 04:51:10 PM
Now someone else do me a favor and quote what I just said so the asshole with an inferiority complex as big as the half empty at kickoff Georgia Dome can see it. You know, because he's not a pussy or anything.

Hugs and kisses.
 
2011-04-06 04:52:23 PM

Wise_Guy: steamingpile: blah blah blah THEYANKEESBEATMYTEAMINTHE90sANDI'LLNEVERGETOVERIT blah blah blah

/whiny biatch


1996 and 1999 were REALLY rough, y'all!
 
2011-04-06 04:53:37 PM

robsul82: steamingpile: Like most people have front runner rob on ignore, we never see his comments anymore because of how much of a pussy he has become. Yankee fans are the one biatching about other teams and their piss poor attendance, but then the rest of the country doesnt have millions living within 30 mins of the stadium.

People who actually use the ignore list can't call anyone else a pussy. Them's the rules, crybaby biatch.


Quoted.
 
2011-04-06 04:56:12 PM

Rex_Banner: robsul82: steamingpile: Like most people have front runner rob on ignore, we never see his comments anymore because of how much of a pussy he has become. Yankee fans are the one biatching about other teams and their piss poor attendance, but then the rest of the country doesnt have millions living within 30 mins of the stadium.

People who actually use the ignore list can't call anyone else a pussy. Them's the rules, crybaby biatch.

Quoted.


improveverywhere.com
 
2011-04-06 04:59:07 PM

idesofmarch: Need I go on to LA, San Francisco, Seattle, etc.? I think almost all have millions living within 30 minutes.


No, they dont. Sure in the metro footprint but NY has the smallest metro footprint out of all major US cities, atlanta has I think 4-5 million in the metro area but our metro area expands to about 45 mins outside the city by car with no traffic and our shiatty rail system. Using NY's footprint as a guide atlanta would have about 500K in the same square footage, population density is the number thats more important than the metro population. LA is huge too but expands way out into the hills.

Yanks_RSJ: In case you hadn't already noticed, I'd stopped responding to you. I'm only responding to you now to point that out as clearly as I can.


Its takes a big man to admit hes wrong, I applaud you, definite growth for you.

Rex_Banner: You're missing the point. I wasn't trying to saw that Mantle outdrew those other guys. I was saying that at the time attendance was much, much lower than it is today and it is silly to apply today's attendance standards to those older teams. Yes, the Yankees did and still do draw from a larger population than other teams. But that doesn't mean that Mantle's attendance numbers were bad. For the time, they were fine


Yes attendance was not always lower, thats why they had 50k plus for babe's moments and sold to the rafters during the WS. For a monumentally historic yankee moment if they were true fans they would have been there, mantle is like 3rd or so in the yankee lore and the place was empty.

Argue that attendance was down during those years, Im sure yankee owners kept adding seats because people werent coming to games.
 
2011-04-06 05:01:02 PM

steamingpile: Rex_Banner: You're missing the point. I wasn't trying to saw that Mantle outdrew those other guys. I was saying that at the time attendance was much, much lower than it is today and it is silly to apply today's attendance standards to those older teams. Yes, the Yankees did and still do draw from a larger population than other teams. But that doesn't mean that Mantle's attendance numbers were bad. For the time, they were fine

Yes attendance was not always lower, thats why they had 50k plus for babe's moments and sold to the rafters during the WS. For a monumentally historic yankee moment if they were true fans they would have been there, mantle is like 3rd or so in the yankee lore and the place was empty.

Argue that attendance was down during those years, Im sure yankee owners kept adding seats because people werent coming to games.


That's because they couldn't watch Babe Ruth on TV, dipshiat.
 
2011-04-06 05:09:07 PM

Rex_Banner: robsul82: steamingpile: Like most people have front runner rob on ignore, we never see his comments anymore because of how much of a pussy he has become. Yankee fans are the one biatching about other teams and their piss poor attendance, but then the rest of the country doesnt have millions living within 30 mins of the stadium.

People who actually use the ignore list can't call anyone else a pussy. Them's the rules, crybaby biatch.

Quoted.


Oh noooooooooooo a little pussy is whining about being ignored, just admit you know shiat about sports and leave it alone, you jumped on the teams because you liked the color coordination and because you got beat up if you didnt root for them while you lived there. Keep proving the douche you really are rob, makes it easier to root out the bandwagon fans.
 
2011-04-06 05:10:26 PM

steamingpile: idesofmarch: Need I go on to LA, San Francisco, Seattle, etc.? I think almost all have millions living within 30 minutes.

No, they dont. Sure in the metro footprint but NY has the smallest metro footprint out of all major US cities, atlanta has I think 4-5 million in the metro area but our metro area expands to about 45 mins outside the city by car with no traffic and our shiatty rail system. Using NY's footprint as a guide atlanta would have about 500K in the same square footage, population density is the number thats more important than the metro population. LA is huge too but expands way out into the hills.

Yanks_RSJ: In case you hadn't already noticed, I'd stopped responding to you. I'm only responding to you now to point that out as clearly as I can.

Its takes a big man to admit hes wrong, I applaud you, definite growth for you.

Rex_Banner: You're missing the point. I wasn't trying to saw that Mantle outdrew those other guys. I was saying that at the time attendance was much, much lower than it is today and it is silly to apply today's attendance standards to those older teams. Yes, the Yankees did and still do draw from a larger population than other teams. But that doesn't mean that Mantle's attendance numbers were bad. For the time, they were fine

Yes attendance was not always lower, thats why they had 50k plus for babe's moments and sold to the rafters during the WS. For a monumentally historic yankee moment if they were true fans they would have been there, mantle is like 3rd or so in the yankee lore and the place was empty.

Argue that attendance was down during those years, Im sure yankee owners kept adding seats because people werent coming to games.


Attendance figures aren't listed for Ruth's 500th, but the day before drew 12,000. And I can't believe that you're actually going to argue that attendance wasn't lower 40+ years ago. The Yankees drew an average of around 15,000 per game in 1967 (they lost 90 games that year and finished 9th out of 10 in the AL) and they were 5th out of 10 in the AL in attendance. If they drew that much in 2010 they would be at the bottom of the league by a lot. Even the top drawing teams in 1967 would be at the bottom of the league today. Things. Were. Different.
 
2011-04-06 05:10:43 PM
Not as good as the flying Pizza in boston a few years back.
 
2011-04-06 05:13:02 PM

steamingpile: Oh noooooooooooo a little pussy is whining about being ignored, just admit you know shiat about sports and leave it alone, you jumped on the teams because you liked the color coordination and because you got beat up if you didnt root for them while you lived there. Keep proving the douche you really are rob, makes it easier to root out the bandwagon fans.


Or you can just keep showing everyone that you REALLY don't like repeatedly losing arguments on a website and that can be that. The peek into your fevered imagination with the beatdowns and color preferences is awesome and everything, but I trust most here realize there was no bandwagon back in the dying days of The Aaron Brooks Era.
 
2011-04-06 05:17:31 PM

The Bestest: ok look.. I'll explain it for those that don't live in NYC...
Does Yankee stadium have a ton of empty seats, particularly on less-than-nice weather days? Yes, but most-to-all of those seats are sold (which is really the bottom line). Thing is, the ones that can afford those seats are usually the same ones that wouldn't dare have their $200 coif mussed by a harsh breeze or get a drop of rain on their Armani. Its a damned shame that the most visible seats on TV, the ones directly behind the plate, are also the most expensive (up to $1600, no joke) and usually the emptiest.

Best way to get a gauge of what the 'real fan' attendance is to look at the bleachers.


Very well said. AND, it probably applies to EVERY baseball stadium in America (minus the NYC-only $1600 pricetag)
 
2011-04-06 05:21:08 PM

Rex_Banner: Attendance figures aren't listed for Ruth's 500th, but the day before drew 12,000.


Babe Ruth's 500th was hit in Cleveland. His 600th was in St. Louis. His 700th was in Detroit.

According to the Retrosheet boxscore, his 60th HR in 1927 came in front of 8,000 people at Yankee Stadium, and that was a team that many people think is the greatest baseball team of all time.

So, I don't know how this moron is claiming Yankee fans were out for all his big moments.

For the record, just over 23,000 people were there for Maris when he hit his 61st - yet another team on the way to the World Series and among the best teams in MLB history.
 
2011-04-06 05:24:49 PM

idesofmarch: Cleveland: 2.9 mil


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

There are about 300,000 people living within 30 minutes of Progressive field. The vast majority of them couldn't afford a ticket if you gave them one.
 
2011-04-06 05:29:48 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Rex_Banner: Attendance figures aren't listed for Ruth's 500th, but the day before drew 12,000.

Babe Ruth's 500th was hit in Cleveland. His 600th was in St. Louis. His 700th was in Detroit.

According to the Retrosheet boxscore, his 60th HR in 1927 came in front of 8,000 people at Yankee Stadium, and that was a team that many people think is the greatest baseball team of all time.

So, I don't know how this moron is claiming Yankee fans were out for all his big moments.

For the record, just over 23,000 people were there for Maris when he hit his 61st - yet another team on the way to the World Series and among the best teams in MLB history.


You're right about Ruth's 500th. I only checked the attendance figure and not the location. Good catch.

Also, for the record, the 1927 Yankees and 1961 Yankees led the league in attendance despite numbers like the ones you provided which look bad by today's standards. Of course, you actually understand that times have changed since then.
 
2011-04-06 05:32:34 PM
i63.photobucket.com
 
2011-04-06 05:40:19 PM

Rex_Banner: Yanks_RSJ: Rex_Banner: Attendance figures aren't listed for Ruth's 500th, but the day before drew 12,000.

Babe Ruth's 500th was hit in Cleveland. His 600th was in St. Louis. His 700th was in Detroit.

According to the Retrosheet boxscore, his 60th HR in 1927 came in front of 8,000 people at Yankee Stadium, and that was a team that many people think is the greatest baseball team of all time.

So, I don't know how this moron is claiming Yankee fans were out for all his big moments.

For the record, just over 23,000 people were there for Maris when he hit his 61st - yet another team on the way to the World Series and among the best teams in MLB history.

You're right about Ruth's 500th. I only checked the attendance figure and not the location. Good catch.

Also, for the record, the 1927 Yankees and 1961 Yankees led the league in attendance despite numbers like the ones you provided which look bad by today's standards. Of course, you actually understand that times have changed since then.


Anyone thought about the fact that Ruth never played in an official night game, and the '61 Yanks probably played in a lot fewer than are played today? Most people work during the day; it would stand to reason that people value making a living rather than going to ball games all the time. Now that most games are at night, people can do both.

This more than likely applies to the 500th hr milestones listed above (especially Ernie Banks)
 
2011-04-06 05:43:47 PM
Has steamingpile been right about anything yet?

I had to step out for a bit...
 
2011-04-06 05:52:52 PM

SnatchMcGillicudy: Rex_Banner: Yanks_RSJ: Rex_Banner: Attendance figures aren't listed for Ruth's 500th, but the day before drew 12,000.

Babe Ruth's 500th was hit in Cleveland. His 600th was in St. Louis. His 700th was in Detroit.

According to the Retrosheet boxscore, his 60th HR in 1927 came in front of 8,000 people at Yankee Stadium, and that was a team that many people think is the greatest baseball team of all time.

So, I don't know how this moron is claiming Yankee fans were out for all his big moments.

For the record, just over 23,000 people were there for Maris when he hit his 61st - yet another team on the way to the World Series and among the best teams in MLB history.

You're right about Ruth's 500th. I only checked the attendance figure and not the location. Good catch.

Also, for the record, the 1927 Yankees and 1961 Yankees led the league in attendance despite numbers like the ones you provided which look bad by today's standards. Of course, you actually understand that times have changed since then.

Anyone thought about the fact that Ruth never played in an official night game, and the '61 Yanks probably played in a lot fewer than are played today? Most people work during the day; it would stand to reason that people value making a living rather than going to ball games all the time. Now that most games are at night, people can do both.

This more than likely applies to the 500th hr milestones listed above (especially Ernie Banks)


That's definitely a possibility. I'm sure there are a few factors that make today's attendance higher. I'm not 100% sure on the reasons, but the numbers are pretty verifiable.
 
2011-04-06 05:58:00 PM

Yanks_RSJ: So, I don't know how this moron is claiming Yankee fans were out for all his big moments.

For the record, just over 23,000 people were there for Maris when he hit his 61st - yet another team on the way to the World Series and among the best teams in MLB history.


He had been hitting HRs all year, how can you say thats a big event when it becomes common place? Its more evidence that yankee fans are just complacent, and the maris figures are not shocking, he was hated for breaking babes record, thats common knowledge and even admitted to by maris and member of the press.

Wise_Guy: Has steamingpile been right about anything yet?


I have been right about everything, other people just hate it when it hits too close to home.
 
2011-04-06 06:13:20 PM
All right works done people but its been fun trolling yankee fans, they are so easy to piss off
 
2011-04-06 06:24:31 PM

steamingpile: All right works done people but its been fun trolling yankee fans, they are so easy to piss off


To recap, the same ITG who attacks others for being "a pussy" 1) uses the ignore list and 2) resorts to "I'm just trolling!" when the entire thread pokes incredibly obvious holes in the heartbreaking work of staggering genius that was his argument.

That really happened.
 
2011-04-06 06:25:24 PM

steamingpile: All right works done people but its been fun trolling yankee fans, they are so easy to piss off


"I'm not a dipshiat who just got my ass handed to me in an argument-- I'm really a troll!"
 
2011-04-06 06:29:40 PM

Wise_Guy: steamingpile: All right works done people but its been fun trolling yankee fans, they are so easy to piss off

"I'm not a dipshiat who just got my ass handed to me in an argument-- I'm really a troll!"


You obviously didn't read his bio: "I'm not a troll, some of the crap I actually believe, other times I just type to push the thread over the edge"

In other words: he's not a troll, sometimes he just trolls
 
2011-04-06 06:30:03 PM

Rex_Banner: I'm sure there are a few factors that make today's attendance higher.


The fact the country has 3x as many people living in it?
 
2011-04-06 06:34:46 PM

steamingpile: when it hits too close to home.


Like Braves playoff attendance?
 
2011-04-06 06:37:21 PM

Wise_Guy: steamingpile: All right works done people but its been fun trolling yankee fans, they are so easy to piss off

"I'm not a dipshiat who just got my ass handed to me in an argument-- I'm really a troll!"


Exactly.

bubbaprog: Rex_Banner: I'm sure there are a few factors that make today's attendance higher.

The fact the country has 3x as many people living in it?


That's definitely a part of it. There's also more night games (as was mentioned above) and better amenities at the stadiums, which makes the game itself a more enjoyable experience. There are probably other things too.
 
2011-04-06 06:40:06 PM
i63.photobucket.com
 
2011-04-06 07:07:02 PM
In other news, Andruw Jones had his first noteworthy moment in five years.
 
2011-04-06 07:11:25 PM
I just wanted to pop in and say that the screen name steamingpile fits him perfectly. Using an attendance figure from 1967 to try and make your point is a serious reach, not to mention completely irrelevant. Oh, and those great Cubs fans he mentioned? They had their lowest paid attendance in several years a couple days ago.

Attendance is always down in April, but this year might be worse because the weather has been particularly cold in the Midwest and East and gas close to or above $4 gallon in many cities. It costs a lot of money just to get to the games.
 
2011-04-06 07:23:20 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Yes, god knows every stadium in the country should be full on a cold as shiat Tuesday night in April.


Like they do in Boston?
 
2011-04-06 10:24:50 PM
briancromer.files.wordpress.com

I thought it was odd SI picked a picture of an empty stadium to honor its passing.
 
2011-04-06 11:22:42 PM

Wise_Guy: "I'm not a dipshiat who just got my ass handed to me in an argument-- I'm really a troll!"


When I get as many spankee fans in here defending their team then it gets too easy not to troll, throw out some half truths then see if they bite. When they do just pour it on more and watch the pigs go crazy over the swill, sometimes its too easy, especially when people are fans of a team but have no idea why. Most yankee fans now are just told they like the team, there is no nostalgia with it and their usual response to anyone who doesnt like the team goes something like "its just my team is so great that you hate us that much."

mjoven1975: I just wanted to pop in and say that the screen name steamingpile fits him perfectly. Using an attendance figure from 1967 to try and make your point is a serious reach, not to mention completely irrelevant. Oh, and those great Cubs fans he mentioned? They had their lowest paid attendance in several years a couple days ago.


And your point? I still find it ironic that yankee fans didnt show up for quite possibly the 3rd most loved icon in his pursuit of a milestone yet they biatch constantly about teams not drawing and should be contracted. Also, Cubs fans show up every year and they know they are going to lose, let the yankees lose a few years and the stadium becomes a ghost town just like most stadiums around the league. I respect cubs/cardinal fans and a little bit for the rockies fans, most every year those fans show up even if they are bad to support their team. And not to really piss anyone off, but red sox fans are devoted too I just hate to give them credit since a lot turned obnoxious after they finally won a WS a few years back.
 
2011-04-06 11:46:25 PM
Wise_Guy is quoted

"I don't really believe it!"

mjoven1975 is quoted

"I really believe it!"
 
2011-04-07 12:47:12 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: INeedAName: As much as I dislike the Yankees, it really looks the fan freaked out a bit and knocked over the food which had been sitting on the wall right in front of them.

Stupid NY'ers.

nah, the guy was holding it and looked like he tried to catch it w/ the tray


Looked to me like the ball clearly knocked the tray out of his hands
 
2011-04-07 07:26:42 AM

robsul82: Wise_Guy is quoted

"I don't really believe it!"

mjoven1975 is quoted

"I really believe it!"


It's more like

"I'm not an idiot-- I'm a troll."

"No, I'm an idiot."
 
2011-04-07 12:43:47 PM

Wise_Guy: It's more like

"I'm not an idiot-- I'm a troll."

"No, I'm an idiot."


True enough, lol.
 
2011-04-07 01:25:32 PM

robsul82: Wise_Guy: It's more like

"I'm not an idiot-- I'm a troll."

"No, I'm an idiot."

True enough, lol.


At the risk of sounding like a pussy, wouldn't our threads be a lot more pleasant if we ALL just ignored steamingpile? It's not like we'd miss any quality insights or witty reparté.
 
2011-04-08 03:36:13 AM
It's possible I'm hammered. Did anybody say Andruw is fat yet?
 
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