I like to read Sports Illustrated. I just read a column by Steve Rushin that reported that some towns in Massachusetts are banning the name Yankees from their youth baseball leagues, due to the fact that adults are booing the kids. In a recent letter to the editors, entitled "Childish Behavior" the following letter from a Jeff Zima, in Brighton, Mass. said " Youth baseball leaders have chosen to rid their leagues of the name Yankees because children are getting booed. By doing so, they are merely ensuring that the real problem – the immaturity of the townspeople – will continue for years to come. I truly hope these towns and townspeople are proud to have gotten national attention about this."
Unreal, huh? Just goes to show how DEEP the hatred for the Yankees runs up here in New England.
Comments, anybody ???
Hi everybody. I haven’t been to The Stadium since back in the early 60’s (shame on me…but it’s a long $$$ story as to why I haven’t ventured south – I’ve wanted to, but I just always lack funds for it…). Up here in enemy territory, all the Sawk "fans" say that Yankee fans in The Stadium act as bad as the "fans" in Fenway do….I used to attend Sawk/Yankee games in NYC when I lived there, and I never saw the abuse these Sawk fans" say they’ve been subjected to. Can any Yankee fans enlighten us ????
PS: who can tell me why I sign "Ras #45" ????
This is my first attempt at having a blog, so please bear with me, OK? I belong to Bleeding Pinstripes, and thought I’d open up a blog just for suffering Yankee fans in New England. I’ve lived here over 30 years, and my experiences are many…
Here’s just 1: I was wearing my Yankee jacket the other day when an older man (and I’m 58) looked at me and said " What an ugly jacket !" I didn’t know what to say,but a friend had a quippy comeback for me if this ever happens again….just say, "Sir, this isn’t a jacket – it’s a mirror."
Anybody else want to share the hatred dumped upon us loyal Yankee fans in New England?