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(Yahoo)   Red Sox shortstop tosses ball to kid in stands. Super-classy adult Sox fan snatches it away (video). If we can get enough feathers for this guy, Pineda will bring the tar   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 104
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2014-04-25 01:50:09 AM  
And no, it's not okay just because the kid's a Yankees fan.

Nice headline, by the way.
 
2014-04-25 01:56:38 AM  
 
2014-04-25 02:23:43 AM  
Stay classy, Bostonians.
 
2014-04-25 02:46:19 AM  
He even appears to gloat at the kid. Classy.
 
2014-04-25 03:07:10 AM  
8 years working for the Mariners taught me one important thing:  Red Sox fans are the worst people in the world.  I root for the Yankees out of spite.
 
2014-04-25 05:09:13 AM  
No Catchy Nickname

He even appears to gloat at the kid. Classy.

I noticed that too! Looked 'em right in the face and seemed to sneer, then he sits down and casually flips to ball to someone next to him. I did notice all of those guys sitting around the kid, grinning like idiots while this guy steals the ball and not one even bothered looking pi$$ed.
 
2014-04-25 06:25:25 AM  
That guy should have a pizza thrown at him.
 
2014-04-25 06:29:53 AM  
Well, his dad is a fan of both the Yankees and Michigan, so if the guy had snagged it in front of the dad I'd have flown to Boston to buy him a beer.

But swiping a foul ball from a kid is just low, full stop.  What a trashbag.
 
2014-04-25 06:30:44 AM  
Can't say it surprises me, based on my experiences in that town. You're a lot better off wearing a Red Sox hat in the Bronx than wearing a Yankees hat in Fenway. There are plenty of exceptions but as a general rule, Red Sox fans are irrationally petulant.
 
2014-04-25 06:37:14 AM  
The proper way to deal with fans stealing stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8K7roZu3WU
 
2014-04-25 06:48:18 AM  
Peter King?
 
2014-04-25 07:09:59 AM  

H31N0US: Can't say it surprises me, based on my experiences in that town. You're a lot better off wearing a Red Sox hat in the Bronx than wearing a Yankees hat in Fenway. There are plenty of exceptions but as a general rule, Red Sox fans are irrationally petulant.


Craw Fu: 8 years working for the Mariners taught me one important thing:  Red Sox fans are the worst people in the world.  I root for the Yankees out of spite.


[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

Right. All Red Sox fans are horrendous douche bags. I mean, Seattle is definitely a destination for Red Sox fans to go to watch games. All the time. Whole bunches of them. And they are so prevalent that you had constant run-ins with groups of them while working in Seattle. And they were all horrible people. Because rooting for a specific team, and wearing the team's hat, comes with a specific set of rules on how to behave. It's like quantum entanglement: as soon as you put on the hat you resonate with the frequency that comes out of the city as a whole: a city of jerks!

And as for Yankees in Fenway, they're horribly victimized. Like my dad, a life-long Yankee fan who, when he went to games at Fenway and rooted for them, had nothing but an enjoyable time. Or the time I was at game 3 of the ALCS in 2004 and in the late innings of the 19-8 drubbing, when Sox fans started to leave, Yankee fans took my seats when a bunch of them all started to move down closer to the field. I asked the guy to move. What was it that he said? Oh yeah: "fark you, we own your shiatty little park."

Though, the interesting thing is, I somehow understood that one man's behavior didn't represent an entire fan base and I just let it go. By the way, there were plenty of Yankee fans in the stands last night. This guy isn't wearing any Red Sox gear. For all you know he's a Yankee fan.
 
2014-04-25 07:12:23 AM  
I'm guessing subby is from Planet Sarcastic because there are no classy fans in the Northeast.
 
2014-04-25 07:22:14 AM  

WinoRhino: H31N0US: Can't say it surprises me, based on my experiences in that town. You're a lot better off wearing a Red Sox hat in the Bronx than wearing a Yankees hat in Fenway. There are plenty of exceptions but as a general rule, Red Sox fans are irrationally petulant.

Craw Fu: 8 years working for the Mariners taught me one important thing:  Red Sox fans are the worst people in the world.  I root for the Yankees out of spite.

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

Right. All Red Sox fans are horrendous douche bags. I mean, Seattle is definitely a destination for Red Sox fans to go to watch games. All the time. Whole bunches of them. And they are so prevalent that you had constant run-ins with groups of them while working in Seattle. And they were all horrible people. Because rooting for a specific team, and wearing the team's hat, comes with a specific set of rules on how to behave. It's like quantum entanglement: as soon as you put on the hat you resonate with the frequency that comes out of the city as a whole: a city of jerks!

And as for Yankees in Fenway, they're horribly victimized. Like my dad, a life-long Yankee fan who, when he went to games at Fenway and rooted for them, had nothing but an enjoyable time. Or the time I was at game 3 of the ALCS in 2004 and in the late innings of the 19-8 drubbing, when Sox fans started to leave, Yankee fans took my seats when a bunch of them all started to move down closer to the field. I asked the guy to move. What was it that he said? Oh yeah: "fark you, we own your shiatty little park."

Though, the interesting thing is, I somehow understood that one man's behavior didn't represent an entire fan base and I just let it go. By the way, there were plenty of Yankee fans in the stands last night. This guy isn't wearing any Red Sox gear. For all you know he's a Yankee fan.


Lol.  Typical Boston douche.
 
2014-04-25 07:33:38 AM  
This is why we should start exposing people to public shaming early in childhood.
 
2014-04-25 07:47:44 AM  

WinoRhino: Right. All Red Sox fans are horrendous douche bags. I mean, Seattle is definitely a destination for Red Sox fans to go to watch games.


You might want to consider that working for the Mariners meant travelling to Boston.

But yeah, Boston fans are so goddamned awful they look to Philly for inspiration.
 
2014-04-25 07:49:24 AM  
Reminds me of the 2004 game between St. Louis and Texas where a foul ball went into the stands and a fan pinned a small child down to get it. He got the ball but was heavily scorned and eventually left the game. Players saw this and got very generous to teh kid, giving him an autographed bat among things he receivced. The man later returned the foul ball to the kid.

If anybody can post a video of this I will be very thankful.
 
2014-04-25 07:50:43 AM  

MNguy: Lol.  Typical Boston douche.


I certainly didn't expect to get any traction in this thread.
 
2014-04-25 07:55:26 AM  
regardless of what team he is a fan of he is a real douche.
yanks, red sox, philly fan it doesnt matter. taking a ball from a kid is a douche move. period
 
2014-04-25 08:01:29 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: You might want to consider that working for the Mariners meant travelling to Boston.


That's a very good point. I can accept that.

But really-- I have to tell you, there's not a single individual anywhere in the Boston area that could be bothered to work up any sort of energy to care the tiniest bit about Mariners fans. I understand there is completely irrational hate for the Yankees. There's a little bit of dislike for Tampa Bay recently. But the Mariners? *shrug*
 
2014-04-25 08:03:51 AM  

WinoRhino: MNguy: Lol.  Typical Boston douche.

I certainly didn't expect to get any traction in this thread.


And yet you still came in to spew your bile. MNguy was right: typical Boston douche.
 
2014-04-25 08:08:32 AM  

my lip balm addiction: And yet you still came in to spew your bile. MNguy was right: typical Boston douche.

Bile

? How was any of that bile? If a reasoned explanation of why it's silly to link the actions of a couple people to an entire fan base is bile, no wonder you're constantly offended.

Boston Fan: "Oh, hi. Are you visiting from Seattle for the game?"
My Lip Balm Addiction: "Yeah, wanna make something of it? How DARE you! I have never been so insulted in my life!"
 
2014-04-25 08:15:53 AM  
Such silliness here
 
2014-04-25 08:28:19 AM  
I hope this cocksucker gets AIDS on the way home from the game.
 
2014-04-25 08:37:32 AM  
I swear that is the exact guy I picture when I think of a Sawks fan.
 
2014-04-25 08:37:33 AM  

dstanley: I hope this cocksucker gets AIDS on the way home from the game.


My feet are up and I am enjoying a Miller High Life, boy that escalated quickly.
There are shiathead fans in every ballpark.
 
2014-04-25 08:39:30 AM  
I hope this cocksucker gets AIDS on the way home from the game

I am a Christian and try to be kind and forgiving and understanding like Christ but if I had seen that and been near I would have been kicked out of that game. I would have spent the rest of the game yelling at the guy. It would have been ugly.
 
2014-04-25 08:43:38 AM  
RoyHobbs22:
There are shiathead fans in every ballpark.

Well, Sawks fans do travel well, you have to admit at least that much.
 
2014-04-25 08:46:06 AM  

walkingtall: I hope this cocksucker gets AIDS on the way home from the game

I am a Christian and try to be kind and forgiving and understanding like Christ but if I had seen that and been near I would have been kicked out of that game. I would have spent the rest of the game yelling at the guy. It would have been ugly.


and accidentally spilled some beer on him. 10 times.
 
2014-04-25 08:51:01 AM  
I stopped going to the ball park because of all the tourists, drunks, and drunk tourists.  No thanks.

Sadly, these people (who knows if he was an actual fan) are our window to the world.  It is a great city with great people but that isnt always the image that comes across.
 
2014-04-25 08:58:54 AM  

WinoRhino: H31N0US: Can't say it surprises me, based on my experiences in that town. You're a lot better off wearing a Red Sox hat in the Bronx than wearing a Yankees hat in Fenway. There are plenty of exceptions but as a general rule, Red Sox fans are irrationally petulant.

Craw Fu: 8 years working for the Mariners taught me one important thing:  Red Sox fans are the worst people in the world.  I root for the Yankees out of spite.

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]

Right. All Red Sox fans are horrendous douche bags. I mean, Seattle is definitely a destination for Red Sox fans to go to watch games. All the time. Whole bunches of them. And they are so prevalent that you had constant run-ins with groups of them while working in Seattle. And they were all horrible people. Because rooting for a specific team, and wearing the team's hat, comes with a specific set of rules on how to behave. It's like quantum entanglement: as soon as you put on the hat you resonate with the frequency that comes out of the city as a whole: a city of jerks!

And as for Yankees in Fenway, they're horribly victimized. Like my dad, a life-long Yankee fan who, when he went to games at Fenway and rooted for them, had nothing but an enjoyable time. Or the time I was at game 3 of the ALCS in 2004 and in the late innings of the 19-8 drubbing, when Sox fans started to leave, Yankee fans took my seats when a bunch of them all started to move down closer to the field. I asked the guy to move. What was it that he said? Oh yeah: "fark you, we own your shiatty little park."

Though, the interesting thing is, I somehow understood that one man's behavior didn't represent an entire fan base and I just let it go. By the way, there were plenty of Yankee fans in the stands last night. This guy isn't wearing any Red Sox gear. For all you know he's a Yankee fan.


May I gently suggest you read my post again in its entirety. Thanks.
 
2014-04-25 09:00:54 AM  

Gunny Highway: I stopped going to the ball park because of all the tourists, drunks, and drunk tourists.  No thanks.

Sadly, these people (who knows if he was an actual fan) are our window to the world.  It is a great city with great people but that isnt always the image that comes across.


Whoa, settle down. There's no need for spewing that type of bilious rant.
 
2014-04-25 09:04:29 AM  

WinoRhino: Gunny Highway: I stopped going to the ball park because of all the tourists, drunks, and drunk tourists.  No thanks.

Sadly, these people (who knows if he was an actual fan) are our window to the world.  It is a great city with great people but that isnt always the image that comes across.

Whoa, settle down. There's no need for spewing that type of bilious rant.


Oh, yeah....

Dood, did you heah about Tawmee?  His dahg, it fell off thah ruff.
 
2014-04-25 09:04:42 AM  

WinoRhino: If a reasoned explanation of why it's silly to link the actions of a couple people to an entire fan base is bile, no wonder you're constantly offended.


Here's how I look at it.  Most fans of any baseball team are not total douches.  But most baseball fans that are total douches are generally Red Sox fans.
 
2014-04-25 09:07:28 AM  
I can't believe you people get so worked up in the morning.
 
2014-04-25 09:07:35 AM  
CSB

Took my son to a September O's vs Sox game at Camden Yards two years ago. This was the season when the Sox ended up in the AL cellar. It was beautiful, BTW. But even then, in the midst of their toilet-swirling colossal season of failure, the red hats closely matched the number of orange & black ones at the Yard. As sucky as they are, the Sox fans are a loyal bunch - pink hats and all.

As we walked by a group of Sox fans & I wished them good luck. In a surprising display of human herd-like unison the entire gaggle of these 30-something douche nozzles guffawed and snorted "Good Luck?!? We're playing the Orioles, pal. We don't need any luck!" My son shot them this look, looked at me and just shook his head ruefully at their collective lack of class & sportsmanship. I don't recall the score but I do remember the O's beating the living Bostonian snot out them that night.

Red Sox fans do indeed suck  - almost as much as Phillies fans. Almost. I hope this prick enjoys his little baseball.

/What a dick.
 
2014-04-25 09:08:37 AM  

H31N0US: May I gently suggest you read my post again in its entirety. Thanks.


You said "as a general rule" and there were some "exceptions." I'm suggesting it is the other way around. The majority of Sox fans that I know are perfectly fine, and there are a few exceptions that are jerks-- just as with any other fan base.

Look, it's silly to even discuss this as I am never going to change anyone's opinions. Your opinions are based on your own experiences and I can't discount them. Sorry your visits to the city were rife with animosity based on your team affiliation.
 
2014-04-25 09:10:44 AM  

Slayinit: As we walked by a group of Sox fans & I wished them good luck. In a surprising display of human herd-like unison the entire gaggle of these 30-something douche nozzles guffawed and snorted


I am from New England so I may need some help understanding this, why on Earth would you do that?
 
2014-04-25 09:11:58 AM  

Gunny Highway: Oh, yeah....

Dood, did you heah about Tawmee?  His dahg, it fell off thah ruff.


Fuh fahk's sake, I tole him naht to bring it up theyah ta watch tha fiyahworks because he'd get wicked fahkin sceeahd.
 
2014-04-25 09:23:21 AM  

Gunny Highway: Slayinit: As we walked by a group of Sox fans & I wished them good luck. In a surprising display of human herd-like unison the entire gaggle of these 30-something douche nozzles guffawed and snorted

I am from New England so I may need some help understanding this, why on Earth would you do that?


In hindsight? I don't really know. Maybe I was trying to show my 10 year old son that it's fun to go to a game and see everyone enjoying themselves - visiting fans or otherwise. I was hoping for a Rodney King-ish kind of revelation that we're all here to have some fun. I suppose my comments to them was something akin to southern hospitality.

But what really gets me is that it's a farking gamefer chrissake! These Boston fans seem to develop their entire identity as human beings around their home town's baseball team. It's surreal. It's their Kool Aid. It's their religion, with cafeteria-style Catholicism running a distant second. I just don't get this slavish devotion to a group of grown men playing a kid's game.

But the next time we're hosting the Sox I will do it again.

/Go O's
 
2014-04-25 09:24:10 AM  

Slayinit: CSB

Took my son to a September O's vs Sox game at Camden Yards two years ago. This was the season when the Sox ended up in the AL cellar. It was beautiful, BTW. But even then, in the midst of their toilet-swirling colossal season of failure, the red hats closely matched the number of orange & black ones at the Yard. As sucky as they are, the Sox fans are a loyal bunch - pink hats and all.

As we walked by a group of Sox fans & I wished them good luck. In a surprising display of human herd-like unison the entire gaggle of these 30-something douche nozzles guffawed and snorted "Good Luck?!? We're playing the Orioles, pal. We don't need any luck!" My son shot them this look, looked at me and just shook his head ruefully at their collective lack of class & sportsmanship. I don't recall the score but I do remember the O's beating the living Bostonian snot out them that night.

Red Sox fans do indeed suck  - almost as much as Phillies fans. Almost. I hope this prick enjoys his little baseball.

/What a dick.


Maybe this game?

http://gd2.mlb.com/content/game/mlb/year_2012/month_09/day_28/gid_20 12 _09_28_bosmlb_balmlb_1/boxscore_col.html
 
2014-04-25 09:28:00 AM  
I only have a one-game sample from 1995 to go by, but Brewers fans are tremendous. (csb) These four matrons from Wausau were celebrating "Helen over dere finally makin' da last payment on her truck dere" at County Stadium and kept me in beer and brats all night even after finding out I was a Reds fan from New York. (/csb)

And the Expos need to come back in some form because having lots of hot French-speaking women and excellent beer at a baseball game is pretty much heaven on earth.
 
2014-04-25 09:30:32 AM  

Robo Beat: RoyHobbs22:
There are shiathead fans in every ballpark.

Well, Sawks fans do travel well, you have to admit at least that much.


blame Southwest and JetBlue.  I have been to Yankee stadium when the Sox have won and Fenway when the Yanks have won.  Fenway chants in unison "Yankees Suck!"  Yankee stadium clears out quickly.  When the Sox win at Fenway they again chant "Yankees Suck!" but with a smile.  When the Yanks win at the stadium they still clear out quickly but sing "New York New York".  The difference is assey vs. classy.
 
2014-04-25 09:30:33 AM  
Its not Red Sox fans. Its Bostonians. Its "Little Brother" syndrome and they can just never let it go.
 
2014-04-25 09:30:55 AM  

Slayinit: Maybe I was trying to show my 10 year old son that it's fun to go to a game and see everyone enjoying themselves


That is definitely a good reason to do it.

Slayinit: But what really gets me is that it's a farking gamefer chrissake! These Boston fans seem to develop their entire identity as human beings around their home town's baseball team. It's surreal. It's their Kool Aid. It's their religion, with cafeteria-style Catholicism running a distant second. I just don't get this slavish devotion to a group of grown men playing a kid's game.


My experience? That blustery thing is just a silly act they put on.  The competitiveness of sport bleeds out into the stands.  The antagonism is part of the fun and I really dont think they are trying to be total dicks about it.  I hate it.  I hear it at the ball park when I go.  Usually they rib someone if they are in the other team's gear.  By the end of the game they are usually having a laugh with the person and the charade is over.  I really hate that that is how the Boston fans are but, in my experience, it is usually lighthearted competitive fun.  Sadly, when the act gets in the hands of people who dont know it is an act, they get ugly and give an entire group of people a bad name.

/Again, this is just my experience with Sox fans and at Fenway
 
2014-04-25 09:30:59 AM  
Every fanbase needs to police their own idiots, because they all have them. I'm as big a Cubs fan as anyone, but i never sit in the bleachers because there are too many total douchebags (and I hate seats without backs - how the fark can people sit on those for four hours?).

I'm a huge Bears fan, and I wish that I could have been in NO for the NFC Championship game so I could slap the shiat out of those two idiots with the Katrina sign. Chicago meatballs are the farking worst.

If you are going to hate another team's idiots, you have to recognize your own.
 
2014-04-25 09:33:27 AM  

Orgasmatron138: If you are going to hate another team's idiots, you have to recognize your own.


It may take a while.....

RoyHobbs22: The difference is assey vs. classy.

 
2014-04-25 09:45:35 AM  

WinoRhino: By the way, there were plenty of Yankee fans in the stands last night. This guy isn't wearing any Red Sox gear. For all you know he's a Yankee fan.


There's a LOT of context missing from this story.

I know the code of giving foul balls to kids is sacred, but you know what's more important?  Not encouraging a child's bad behavior.  For all we know, that kid was a total bratty little snot for the entire game, and this guy had an opportunity to take him down a peg and did so.  Who the hell knows?  Maybe that's completely off the mark - we don't know.
 
2014-04-25 09:49:54 AM  
A few years back I was at a Brewers game and Corey Hart threw a warm up ball to some fans in the section above us. They missed it, and the ball rolled right to the feet of my sister-in-law's boyfriend. I saw a kid sitting with his mom about 50 feet away, so I got in the boyfriend's face and jokingly yelled "Give it to a kid!" about 20 times before he walked over and handed it to the kid, who said thank you, but seemed much more confused than excited. My SIL, who works for the Brewers, came back to our seats after all this happened and we described the tepid reaction. She replied, Pretty sure he is the kid if a scout and probably has a hundred of those at home and they are all signed. Moral of the story, give it to a kid so I don't have to feel like an ass for making you do the right thing.
 
2014-04-25 09:50:53 AM  
In my experience at Tropicana Field, Boston fans are intolerable compared to Yankees fans.
 
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