Dear Red Sox fans:
Pardon me if I'm not all enthused that you were cheering for the Yankees to beat the Twins. If you're expecting me to act all grateful, think again.
I understand your reasoning, however. Only by beating the Evil Empire can you dispell the demons that haunt your every October.
You want to know why I don't like you? Take this comment left
by one Rebel Scum named Bill:
bq. What I don't understand is how anyone can root for this latest bunch of mercenaries. What does Alex Rodriguez or Gary Sheffield to do with the Yankees? I guess Yankee fans would root for the devil in a Yankees uniform. It's why I hate the Yankees. It started with Catfish Hunter -- just went out and paid for him, then Reggie Jackson, then the Yankee fans acted as if these guys were anything other than mercenaries. Oh well. Michele probably goes to a playground and during fights, roots for the bullies.
Here's something to chew on, Bill. Yankee fans don't have to live in the past. We don't sit around bemoaning our current team and comparing the players to the former greats that graced our field. We're not fickle, either. We no more control how Steinbrenner gets his players than you can control the curse that keeps you cursing. To abandon your team because the owner of that team uses his riches to gain the best players would be ludicrous.
What does Alex Rodriguez have to do with the Yankees? Uh, he's on
the Yankees. That should be all we need. As fans, we really don't care how he made his way to third base. We just care that he's there. The business end of baseball is of no interest to me.
Bullies? I've been a Yankee fan since the day I was born, Bill, thanks to my mother and my grandfather. I root for them because I've been doing it my whole life, through every great season, through every great player, through every drought and through every fiasco. I don't root for them because I'm a dark, soulless being or because I have some undying need to spit in the face of Red Sox fans. I do it because they've been my team for 42 years.
Anyhow, don't think I haven't seen all the blog posts from the Red Sox nation that more or less expect Yankee fans to say thanks
for cheering our team on against the Twins. Take your cheers and stick them up your ass. We don't need you.
And now that the Yanks have moved on to the next round and are going to face your beloved team, are you so sure that's what you wanted? Is this going to be the year the demons are exorcised? Or will once again go into winter cursing the curse?
Now, I'm not saying that the Evil Empire will win. Oh, I'm thinking it. But I'm not saying it out loud. You're not the only one who believes in jinxes, you know.
But I do know this - judging from the whinging coming out of Boston this week, the Red Sox Nation better get their house in order. I've never seen fans of a team that's competing in the playoffs dispense such negativity. Come on
, guys. It's not like you've never seen the dark side before. You should be used to Vader's visage making cameos in your baseball nightmares. Y'all are reminding me of this election; I feel like some of you are rooting not for
your team but against
the Yankees. Sure, Martinez may have already recognized who Luke's father is
, but that doesn't mean the rest of you can't start acting like people who really believe in the rebel cause.
Oh, it's not all of you that are drowning in negativity. I read the message boards. I see all the "you're going down, bitches!" posts. Don't get cocky, kid. Vader may have wussed out in the end, but don't forget who blew up Alderaan.
Don't blow a gasket, people. Some of my best friends are Red Sox fans. This is supposed to be good natured playoff trash talk. It's obligatory. I didn't even mention Bucky Fucking Dent. Oops.