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(Deadspin) Video Why not to wear Red Sox gear in Yankee Stadium? TKO in Round 1   (deadspin.com) divider line 186
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2012-04-30 12:20:21 PM  
I've worn my Red Sox hat in old Yankee Stadium before. If you don't take yourself too seriously it's actually kind of fun to have an entire section of people call you asshole. Sure there were a few folks that said some things that MAY have crossed the lines elsewhere, but I was in there house, you know? Just smile and nod to the ones having fun and ignore the ones that aren't.

It also helps if the Sox get blown out in the process. I'm sure the mood would have been quite different had the Sox been up by a touchdown.
 
2012-04-30 12:43:24 PM  
Anyway, my point is that you keyboard knaves who sit and pooh-pooh the intensity of a profound athletic rivalry (even one as young and shallow as Yankees-Red Sox) by trying to minimise the emotional effect of sport on fans either are stupid or have incomplete information. Imagine thousands of people passionate about your dearest concept gathered in one place and split into binary camps, and then add the volatility of violence and chemical alteration. The actual concept doesn't matter-- human nature leads to riots over the most staid and dry ideas in the mildest of fields.

"It's just music," murmured music-loving newsreaders the day after Stravinsky's Rite of Spring premiered to riotous fury in 1913. "It's only bread," said observers of the tax-based riots in the CSA in 1863. "It's only a tax," said Brits after the Boston Tea Party. You might think the reaction stupid and excessive, but your bewilderment only shows your distance from and ignorance of it. Objectively, all passionate excess is an overreaction; subjectively, most of it makes sense.

Attempting to minimise a passionate fan's extraordinary behaviour with such a phrase as "It's only sport" simply shows that the speaker (or writer) doesn't understand sport. I'm not saying that fans should engage in physical violence, only that they do. It happens regularly. Get over it.

That said, these people were clearly mad. Not unusually so, but still mad. And the article suggests that the antagonistic woman had been driven to extremity over the course of the game. So it goes.
 
2012-04-30 12:44:22 PM  
I wonder what the Yankee commentator who made such a big deal about a crying baby in Texas has to say about this? Common occurrence?

Farking lowlifes.
 
2012-04-30 12:46:04 PM  

Nogale: This would NEVER happen at a Dodgers game.


Yes, because when a Dodger hood rat puts you down, you aren't getting up.

Wankees vs Red Suxs fans. Who ever loses we win.
 
2012-04-30 12:48:37 PM  
As an Orioles fan, I am getting a ki...erm...I mean I am enjoying this thread.

I will also be irrelevant around July.
 
2012-04-30 12:53:23 PM  

uber humper: I wonder what the Yankee commentator who made such a big deal about a crying baby in Texas has to say about this? Common occurrence?


Considering the fact that there wasn't a camera on it and since it looks like it took place in the upper deck he'd have no view of it, I'd say it's irrelevant.

Also, Michael Kay is a douche.
 
2012-04-30 12:54:17 PM  

rjakobi: As an Orioles fan, I am getting a ki...erm...I mean I am enjoying this thread.

I will also be irrelevant around July.


Not true. You trolled the shiat out of the Red Sox in September last year (thanks for that, by the way), no reason you can't do it again this year.

In fact, not only do you play the Red Sox again at the end of September, you actually play a 3 game set against the Rays in October. So, you could troll both teams!
 
2012-04-30 12:59:16 PM  

mycathatesyou: She got exactly what she deserved. All Boston fans need a kick to the face.


That about sums it up.
 
2012-04-30 01:01:40 PM  
Is this on youtube somewhere? Gawker sites blow donkey dick.
 
2012-04-30 01:06:28 PM  

Poison: Yes, yes they are that damned retarded. No question.


bubbaprog: Yankee and Red Sox fans are, yes.These are bandwagoners who are there to be seen, and thus don't even notice details like that.


They're the reason I can't find a goddamned Dewey jersey since they keep putting people's names on them so I can't just get a blank "24" jersey.
 
2012-04-30 01:10:17 PM  
Everyone in that video will most likely breed.
 
2012-04-30 01:10:29 PM  
Wow, that lady is lucky she isn't dead. Her head only barely didn't impact that steel railing.

And in related news, that kicker is lucky the kickee isn't dead. Her head only barely didn't impact that steel railing.
 
2012-04-30 01:17:27 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: And in related news, that kicker is lucky the kickee isn't dead.


Why? He stood his ground.
 
2012-04-30 01:20:54 PM  

swahnhennessy: Everyone in that video will most likely breed.


I don't think they should be considered homo sapiens.

IIRC, there some insects that have no taxonomic difference but have different behavior and for that are considered a separate species.
 
2012-04-30 01:21:09 PM  

Funbags: He stood his ground.


It's a she, you people have cause me to watch that stupidity 3 times to be sure.
 
2012-04-30 01:37:58 PM  

the biggest redneck here: ThatGuyGreg: James!: I've worn Red Sox gear at Yankee Stadium before. The only problem was a legitimately retarded guy trying to heckle us, but his dad sat him down and shut him up.

Was it during a red sox game?

People that wear a jersey for a team that isn't playing in the stadium deserve shiat thrown at them.

The only excuse for someone over the age of 12 wearing a jersey is that they actually play for said team and it's game day. Other than that, they deserve to have shiat thrown at them.



Ha ha! What? That's the silliest thing I've ever heard.

What's wrong with an adult supporting the team and player they like by having some fun and wearing their jersey? I'm no superstar-athlete but I know I'd be pretty happy to see other people wearing a shirt with my name on it.
 
2012-04-30 01:41:37 PM  

bubbaprog: Yankee and Red Sox fans are, yes.These are bandwagoners who are there to be seen, and thus don't even notice details like that.


Story along these lines: I had a Red Sox jersey that was blank on the back. The game immediately following manager Jimmy Williams getting fired in 2001 I took a red marker and wrote "WILLIAMS" across the back with his number, 22. I went to the game that night and at least a dozen people said something along the lines of "You can just buy a Ted Williams jersey, you don't have to make your own" not noticing the number was 22 and not 9.
 
2012-04-30 01:44:55 PM  

FriarReb98: They're the reason I can't find a goddamned Dewey jersey since they keep putting people's names on them so I can't just get a blank "24" jersey.


My buddy wanted a Red Sox road gray Dewey jersey for the longest time because he was his favorite player growing up and he had the same issue. His fiancee tracked one down online not too long ago. It took some looking, but there's hope for you.
 
2012-04-30 02:26:04 PM  
One reason I never cross over that river called the Mississippi.

Retards with an lack of self-control.
 
2012-04-30 02:39:25 PM  
Sports fans are the dumbest people on earth.
 
2012-04-30 02:41:22 PM  
Ah, what a great American past time.
 
2012-04-30 02:45:09 PM  

socodog: Ah, what a great American past time.


and they call baseball "the thinking man's game"?
 
2012-04-30 03:03:56 PM  
Ah, belligerent assholes who takes sports way too seriously... You've made me chuckle this Monday afternoon.
 
2012-04-30 03:10:49 PM  

Gordon Bennett: No, the US doesn't have any serious sport rivalries at all. I think it's because with few exceptions one city has one team per major sport. Allegiances amount to no more than geography. There are no major divides over class, politics, religion or ethnicity.


The Cubs/White Sox rivalry is almost entirely based on class and ethnicity. The white folks from the nice suburbs wouldn't dare root for the White Sox. That's what black, Mexicans and poor white working class people do.
 
2012-04-30 03:11:09 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-30 03:28:19 PM  
Doesn't anyone actually watch the game any more?
 
2012-04-30 03:41:24 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: James!: I've worn Red Sox gear at Yankee Stadium before. The only problem was a legitimately retarded guy trying to heckle us, but his dad sat him down and shut him up.

Was it during a red sox game?

People that wear a jersey for a team that isn't playing in the stadium deserve shiat thrown at them.


What a reasonable and mature opinion you have. People trying to support their team outside of the teams area should totally be harassed and assaulted!
 
2012-04-30 03:42:39 PM  
There's no excuse for this kind of behavior in the stands. People who feel it's their right to heckle and insult other fans should be ejected.
 
2012-04-30 03:44:16 PM  

Gilligann: Sports fans are the dumbest people on earth.


Seeing as how most of them form an obsessive collection of trivia for their chosen sport and project their own self-worth on the fate of the team in an attempt to make up for having nothing else worthwhile to show for their lives, you're not that far off.
 
2012-04-30 03:45:59 PM  
I can't wait for a hurricane to wipe out the entire eastern seaboard. New York City and Boston I will NOT miss. Worst humans ever. It's like having San Francisco stretch for 100s of miles, one massive freeway of classless asshats who think themselves snobs.
 
2012-04-30 03:48:09 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: People that wear a jersey for a team that isn't playing in the stadium deserve shiat thrown at them.


Well that's about the most retarded thing I've read today.
 
2012-04-30 04:02:28 PM  
What I've learned from this thread:

Hating other people based on their favorite sports team -- bad
Hating other people based on their geographic region -- super duper!
 
2012-04-30 04:04:59 PM  
suddenly fark supports "Stand your ground"
 
2012-04-30 04:12:02 PM  
And people ask me, "hey, if you're such a fan, why don't you go to the game in person instead of staying at home and watching it?"

Overpriced tickets to an inhospitable venue populated by drunk tribalists attending a game played by overpaid prima donnas sponsored solely to sell carbonated horse piss and perpetuate the cycle?

Not even an option.
 
2012-04-30 04:26:14 PM  

WinoRhino: FriarReb98: They're the reason I can't find a goddamned Dewey jersey since they keep putting people's names on them so I can't just get a blank "24" jersey.

My buddy wanted a Red Sox road gray Dewey jersey for the longest time because he was his favorite player growing up and he had the same issue. His fiancee tracked one down online not too long ago. It took some looking, but there's hope for you.


Same general issue here, except I've never seen a home one bigger than (I think) L, and they refuse to let you order from some customization sites without a name, and even then you're not guaranteed to have actual "Red Sox" numbers.
 
2012-04-30 04:30:45 PM  
Its funny that people seem to think this or anything like it has anything to do with one fan base or another. It stems from one thing, alcohol.
 
2012-04-30 04:33:18 PM  

Fochstockings: Especially if you're the hot brunette chick wearing the Whalers jersey during game 5 this season!


Better than watching that particular game.
 
2012-04-30 04:34:52 PM  
Goddamn. Just watch the farking game.
 
2012-04-30 04:46:03 PM  

kab: Sports are actually a good thing, it's the mouth-breathing retards that watch them that make the entire process completely idiotic.


I agree with you. I love sports, but I can't stand most sports fans. All of my best friends don't watch sports. It sucks because I can never find anybody to have an intelligent sports conversation with. Any time I try to talk to people about the local sports teams it's obvious they don't even really know what they're talking about.
 
2012-04-30 04:53:17 PM  
I mean, trashtalking's one thing, but leave it at that.
 
2012-04-30 04:57:46 PM  

WinoRhino: My buddy wanted a Red Sox road gray Dewey jersey for the longest time because he was his favorite player growing up and he had the same issue. His fiancee tracked one down online not too long ago. It took some looking, but there's hope for you.


The problem is that Manny Ramirez (among others including Mike Stanley) used Dewey's number more recently than Evans has done. Had the number lain fallow, finding a blank road jersey with that number would have been trivially easy. But because the number has been, off and on, used since Dewey left the team, the shirt-makers have reserved that number as "in use." It has nothing to do with stupid fans, only profiteering shirt-manufacturers and their MLB contracts.

You people (many of you, anyway) are hypocrites: you feel passionately about your own region-- or, rather, against other regions-- and yet fling disdain like so many simian faeces at those who support their own regions (or antagonise others' regions) in ways you dislike. You say all Boston or New York fans deserve eradication and cite fandom excesses as justification for your proposed enormities. That you seem not to recognise this hypocrisy says quite a lot about your own limited cognitive capacities.

WinoRhino: Story along these lines: I had a Red Sox jersey that was blank on the back. The game immediately following manager Jimmy Williams getting fired in 2001 I took a red marker and wrote "WILLIAMS" across the back with his number, 22. I went to the game that night and at least a dozen people said something along the lines of "You can just buy a Ted Williams jersey, you don't have to make your own" not noticing the number was 22 and not 9.


Jimy Williams was a stain. He was so awful, he didn't merit a second "m," much less a multiyear contract. He was one of a bare few managers fired mid-season with his team 12 games over .500-- that's how awful he was. I'd think you might forgive fans for assuming you were stupid enough to get Ted Williams's number wrong instead of so retarded that you voluntarily donned a Jimy Williams jersey, no matter how homemade. They were trying to be kind to your Mongoloid ass.
 
2012-04-30 05:43:56 PM  
Honey, don't start none, won't be none.
 
2012-04-30 05:47:20 PM  

lunchinlewis: That fall looked like it should have hurt. Alcohol you say?


Hmm, yes I have heard of this effect alcohol has. For example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLKBZHC-3mY
 
2012-04-30 06:04:13 PM  

Droog8912: Misconduc: LOL Abuse is given at any stadium, my best friend is a Ray's fan his ol Lady a Boston fan and I am a Yankees fan. I can't wait to show up at Trop Field just to have all 12 Ray fans heckle me.

I was at the Trop last week and I didn't see one person heckling the opposing team's fans (Angels) despite a few of them loudly cheering for their team. Granted, Price was doing enough to put them in their place, but Tampa really doesn't have much of a hostile atmosphere. There were Rays fans, Mets fans, Yankees fans, Red Sox fans, Angels fans, and even a couple Nats fans mixed in there and everyone just seemed to be trying to enjoy the game. if you are getting heckled at Tropicana Field, you must be a major league asshole who deserves it, frankly.


After 9+ losing seasons is a pretty good reason fans at Tropicana won't be hecklers, I got free tickets last year in the give away to attend the playoff game and to my amusement I was was wearing a ragged old Yankee uniform around 5 fans with bran new ray uniforms and caps (Top it off there were only 6 people in my entire section).

We had a fun time, one guy was puzzled why a Yankees fan would be at a Ray's game, I told him "I love 25 minutes away, why not? tickets were free", we spent the night chatting up baseball.
Poor guy was a Rays fan and goes to 50+ games a year, since they started.. I can't imagine the horror of that many losing seasons, but then again Cubs fans know how to deal with "life after September".
 
2012-04-30 06:06:11 PM  
I break down sports like this:

20% know their information, they know the good players from all teams - they know the stats - they know baseball
40% are mom/pops who attend with the kiddies for a night out
20% go to root for their team only
20% are simply A-holes who believe their team are godly and everyone else sucks.

So yeah, every sporting event has some douch who kicks a chick over a set of seats, the majority are just wanting to watch a game and spend $10 on a crappy beer.
 
2012-04-30 06:09:53 PM  

Misconduc: So yeah, every sporting event has some douch who kicks a chick over a set of seats


I am gonna have to go to more sporting events.
 
2012-04-30 06:13:17 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Misconduc: So yeah, every sporting event has some douch who kicks a chick over a set of seats

I am gonna have to go to more sporting events.


Oh believe me, I've seen about 4-5 fights, the best was a chili dog loaded down and thrown like a missile towards two guys heckling fans, once that happened a few other fans started in and tossed food.

The two heckling fans started going after random people, except one was a thai kick boxer and had nothing to do with it, he kicked the kid over a few seats and sat back down.

was the biggest LOL I had in a long time, don't even know what team the guy was rooting for either, but the heckling fans were wearing Boston hats that look like gangbanger hats.
 
2012-04-30 06:37:37 PM  
I laughed until I stopped.

/Red Sox fans, lol
 
2012-04-30 06:52:39 PM  
Bonus points for Enter Sandman.
 
2012-04-30 06:55:27 PM  
Me and my friend wore Red Sox gear to Yankee Stadium, but we were also smart enough not to get wise with the Yankees fans. That girl was just begging for trouble and I have no sympathy for her. I wonder what it feels like to get knocked down three rows?
 
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