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YES!

Am I gloating? You bet your god damn cleats I'm gloating. It doesn't even matter what the Yankees are doing right now or end up doing. I'm talking about right here, right now, the Red Sox being swept out of the playoffs.

This is for every comment I got last year, every email, every phone call I received when Boston beat the Yankees. This is for every gloat you threw at me, for every taunt and insult and laugh, for all the taunt and insults and laughs and smugness that lasted well into the winter and right through this season, for every person who emailed me the picture of that snotty little kid in the photoshopped Sox uniform giving the finger, for my father and every other Met fan that took it upon themselves to throw ridicule at the Yankees in the name of Boston, for every smug, nasty, vitriolic, asswipe of a Boston fan who felt the need to shove their series win in my face every chance they could even though I never did that to them when the Yankees won:

Update: Uh, in case you didn't get this part, I'll say it again: It doesn't even matter what the Yankees are doing right now or end up doing. I'm talking about right here, right now, the Red Sox being swept out of the playoffs.

Yes, the Yankees lost (though they're not out of it yet). But I'm not expecting big things from them, anyhow. In fact, I never thought they would even make it to the playoffs - I've picked the Cardinals to win the whole thing. I am just downright gleeful that the World Series champions couldn't even win one playoff game in their attempt to repeat. And I don' t think you understand why I feel this way. See, anytime the Yankees have won the World Series, I've concentrated my efforts on being happy my team won and celebrating that fact. About 90% of Sox fans last year spent way too much of their post-win energy last year (and into this season) acting like bullies who just shoved a kid's face in the mud. That's why I gloat when your team loses.

So you can gloat all you want if the Yankees lose this series and even think you are throwing my own shit back at me. Won't matter. I don't care. And don't for one second pretend that you wouldn't be doing the very same thing if the tables were turned. We all turn into jerks when we put our favorite sports' teams caps on. It's part of the game.

Comments

I don't know what's funnier, this post, or David Wells and Curt Schilling watching the White Sox on-field celebration.

Fucking Sox.

I'm pissed.

I'll be in my corner.

Pouting.

Uh, y'all ain't do too much better, Michele...

THE ONE THING I CAN'T STAND IS HOMETOWN FANS BOOING THEIR OWN PITCHER... Stupid Yankee fans..

Boo a player for making a stupid mistake... Boo the other team for playing dirty or just playing in general... Boo the refs for not seeing the call your way...

BUT I CAN'T ABIDE BY FANS THAT BOO I GUY THAT PLAYING HIS GUTS OUT, especially when this guy got you into the playoffs in the first place...

The White Sox proved themselves a worthy opponent. Good luck. You'll need it.

One word: Karma

Heh, gloat all you want missy. The Yankees will be forever enshrined as the biggest choke artists in baseball (and sports) history.

See ya next year.

Yo.

My best friend in Alaska was gonna fly to Los Angeles to visit me if the Red Sox and Angels had an opportunity to play in LA. Your evil wishes put an end to that today, and they were'nt even playing the Yanks. That's not nice.

Now, despite the cancellation of that visit, I'm celebrating the Angels whoopin' of the Yanks tonight, and I intend to celebrate all over this blog when the Yanks are put to rest. Yes, even though I don't have a stake in the rest of the series, I intend to return your gloating in full force.

Sorry Michele, but your team is goin' DOWN!

Mark (L.A. resident, but not an Angels fan)

Despite having genetic material containing Red Sox Fandom, I never gloated. Probably because I live with a Yankee fan and value my relationship.

I suppose the difference between:

1) concentrating ones efforts on being happy their team won and celebrating that fact

and

2) acting like bullies who just shoved a kid's face in the mud

all depends on which team you pin your hopes.

The Boston fan is a different breed than a Yankee fan. Yankee fans know the sweet smell of victory. They know the feeling and have the confidence that they're team can somehow, someway, come back and win. Because they have proven over and over that they can do it. And they know it so well that they expect it. Since the Yankee fan has had several chances at experiencing the rush of victory through their teams victory, most of them, like Michele, usually know how to win with grace.

A Boston fan knows none of this. All we know is years of pinning our hopes on victory only to have it snatched away by any number of single or series of events which conspire against us and force us to repeat the mantra: "There's always next year." So yes, the 2004 post-season was a watershed event for the hapless Boston fan. We knew not how to act. What is this feeling we're experiencing? Why am I not melancholy? Why am I screaming at the top of my lungs to my 11-year old who is looking at me with nubile Marty Feldman eyes? Daddy has lost it.

So, on behalf of Boston fans everywhere, I apologize if last year we seemed vitriolic or appeared to rub your Yankee caps in the mud. We're new at this winning thing. It felt pretty good. Watching them lose yesterday brought back that warm blanket of consistency, dread, and release of all hope.

But there's always next year.

The Red Sox should never have angered the baseball gods with their convient repositioning of AL leader on the Fenway standings board.

I'm with you, it doesn't matter waht happens with the Yanks, I won't have to put up with obnoxious gloating Red Sox (and the 'newly created') fans for the off season.

Dear Mrs. Catalano:

Suck it.

Love,
Red Sox Nation.

;)

You go girl! Sure, I'll be bummed out if the Yanks botch this up, but like you said, I wasn't ever convinced they would even MAKE the playoffs the way this season played out. All September I was "are they really gonna pull this off?"

But Boston crumbling at the end, first losing the division, then getting the door slammed on their asses by ex-Yank El Duque to complete the total championship defense meltdown... priceless.

If the Yanks lose tomorrow, at least the Yanks will have won ONE post-season game. So RSN can bit my black Irish ass!

But there's always next year.

Tell me about it, I'm a Cub fan.

White Sox are going to win it.

About 90% of Sox fans last year spent way too much of their post-win energy last year (and into this season) acting like bullies who just shoved a kid's face in the mud. That's why I gloat when your team loses.

I'm not even a Sox fan, but really, Michele. Like you when the Yanks play the Mets? You wear your Yankeeness on your sleeve, shaking the voodoo doll when the Yanks play, placing bets against enemy team fans. Was it any wonder you'd face s storm of gloating last year?

And I'll be happy when the Yanks are cleared out of this playoff season, too so all you upper east coast folks can get out of our consciousness for a little while.

I don't gloat to fans of any team that don't throw shit all the time. That means the only teams' fans I gloat to are Red Sox and Mets fans, who are cut from the same cloth.

Voodoo? Bets? It's all pre-game stuff, done in tandem with fans of the opposing team. Can't make a bet without two people, you know.

After the Sox beat the Yankees last year, I made a post congratulating the Red Sox on a well deserved win and wishing them luck in the WS.

i don't think you'll find many Sox fans wishing the Yankees luck this weekend.

Just saying.

Next Red Sox WS win:

2004 + 86 = 2090

Hey, bryan? STFU. Your team wins, okay, lord it up all winter, but when you are spinning the same shit in June, then Fuck You.

Show me where Yank fans were rubbing a fucking ring in RSN faces..... That's not fair, since you assholes only catch on every fucking century.

So, on behalf of Boston fans everywhere, I apologize if last year we seemed vitriolic or appeared to rub your Yankee caps in the mud.

Fuck you. You got swept. Crawl under a rock and don't show up till it's pitchers and cathcers.

So, on behalf of Boston fans everywhere, I apologize if last year we seemed vitriolic or appeared to rub your Yankee caps in the mud.

Fuck you. You got swept. Crawl under a rock and don't show up till it's pitchers and catchers.

...for every smug, nasty, vitriolic, asswipe of a Boston fan who felt the need to shove their series win in my face every chance they could even though I never did that to them when the Yankees won...

You mean like your Bucky Dent post?

My Bucky Dent post was victriolic and mean? Hardly.

That happened over 20 years ago. I don't think that counts as shoving a win in someone's face.

But, whatever.