Yankees Fans Show They Don’t Care and Are Fair-Weather Fans

yankeestadiumempty1The greatest fans huh? Now, call me crazy, but if it is the FUCKING WORLD SERIES you DON’T LEAVE THE GAME UNTIL IT’S OVER NO MATTER WHAT THE SCORE. Or at least, that’s what Phillies fans, Red Sox fans or Cardinal fans would do. That’s because those are informed fans who actually understand baseball as opposed to fair-weather rich people who follow a team only because they were successful in the past.

It’s the goddamn World Series, it’s supposed to mean something. Way to show up Yankee fans.

[h/t NYC Barstool Sports for the photo]

10 Responses to “Yankees Fans Show They Don’t Care and Are Fair-Weather Fans”

  1. 1 Jay
    October 29, 2009 at 10:39 am

    So tell me, how many “fans” did the red sox get after their first ring in 04? U call those informed fans? I guess the Yankee rings in 2000, 98 and others are in the “past”

    • October 29, 2009 at 10:46 am

      I didn’t say the Red Sox didn’t get fans after ’04, I did say that Red Sox fans wouldn’t leave the first game of the World Series en masse. The Sox have plenty of fair-weather fans, but the Yankees breed fair-weather like no other.

    • 3 shatraw
      October 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm

      such a yankee fan falling back on the ring count. yes, congrats, the yankees have won a lot. yippedy do dah.

      look, if you are a pinstripe diehard, that photo should disgust you. you shouldn’t be rushing to pick fights with a sox fan. you should be openly condemning your spoiled bretheren who couldn’t be bothered to stick around for the last inning of game 1 of the WS, even though the yankees were one of the best comeback teams of 2009.

      again… pa-the-tic.

  2. 5 shatraw
    October 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm


  3. 6 myummers
    October 29, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    i couldn’t agree more slanch.

  4. 7 Funzo
    October 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Meh. I don’t really see this as an indictment of Yankee fans so much as an indication that the crowds at World Series games in New York (and likely most other cities) are comprised of maybe 50% diehards and 50% wealthy douchenozzles who think it would be fun to sit near Jay-Z for a few innings before heading back to Greenwich. We’re talking about expensive tickets in a shiny new stadium in a major metropolis – how much of the cast of “Fringe” was there last night?

    Furthermore, this whole “fans of x team are better/more loyal/more knowledgable than fans of team y” thing is so stupid and unquantifiable that it needs to be officially retired from the public discourse.

    • 8 shatraw
      October 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm

      i’m not sure how your point counters the post. in fact, it sort of confirms it. an explanation doesn’t excuse the behavior.

  5. 9 Funzo
    October 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    It’s not about excusing the behavior, just noting the (very unfortunate) fact that the people who can afford those seats aren’t representative of the fanbase as a whole. Who’s to say that they’re Yankee — or even baseball — fans at all?

    Would you be comfortable judging the overall knowledge/commitment/intelligence of Giants fans based on a survey taken of the field boxes at the Super Bowl?

    • 10 shatraw
      October 29, 2009 at 6:08 pm

      no. but if they were “fans” and left with 5 minutes in the 4th quarter with the giants down by 14, then i would hate them to their faces.

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