Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Can't Blame This On The (Gutless) Umps

They're not exactly kicking our asses. But a win tomorrow would be nice.

Great job by those Yankee fans, the greatest fans in sports, for listening to the sound effects that tell them when to cheer. They've really come out with acute listening and scoreboard reading skills. But you could expect that for these series, which we know are "their World Series." When you're perennially the bride's maid and never the bride, you've gotta have something. It's almost like there's some sort of "curse" on their team that always makes them come close but lose heartbreakingly in the end. And the odd thing is, it's almost like they enjoy this losing lifestyle, like their Puritan roots have locked them in to an eternal pessimism.

It's funny, though--and you might not believe this, as I don't even know if any video footage still exists--the Yankees were once a winning team. It's true! In the last millennium, it was they who were the winners, year after year. Then the little gnomes or leprechauns, no one can be sure who or what it was, came along and the rest was history. Some wonder if the Yanks finally winning a World Series might be the worst thing for them. What would they do!? It's almost like their fans don't really want to win, for fear that their team would become "just another team."

In the meantime, they'll keep trying to get beyond step one: finally overcoming their nemesis Red Sox. Unless this magical "curse" is somehow lifted, don't look for that to happen any time soon.

Comments:
I like the satirical twist on the tired old crap that hack sportwriters used to write about Sox fans. But can we stop declaring this over until it actually is?
 
This division is wrapped. If we lose it, I'll give you one shiny nickel.

I just don't feel bad predicting we've got it, thanks to Chrazy Chris Collins calling it in, like, May.
 
Peter here, Jere, on Thursday morning. I have to admit that, yes, for the second night in a row, we were beaten by superior pitching and better (slightly) hitting. But ALL that will change this afternoon, as Schill toes the rubber in his biggest start of the season. And no Manny! But we can't use that as an excuse. Thanks! o Sox......it would make the difference between a 5 game or a 7 game lead. With 4 to play...weeks, that is.
 
I'm not sure I've ever told you this, but yours is the first blog I read each morning, because I know I'm not going to read the same old "Sox lost so now they suck" stuff that permeates so many Red Sox blogs.

So, thank you for being the voice of friggin' reason in Red Sox Nation.
 
"In the meantime, they'll keep trying to get beyond step one: finally overcoming their nemesis Red Sox. Unless this magical "curse" is somehow lifted, don't look for that to happen any time soon."

Aren't you describing 2006 and, to a lesser degree, 2005?
 
Goes along with the whole thing: The Red Sox did better than the Yanks so many times between 1919 and 2004, but got no credit for it. It was just "they've never beaten the Yanks."
 
And if you want to consider '05 and '06 "successes for the Yanks," feel free.
 
And Beazer: thanks!
 
"And if you want to consider '05 and '06 "successes for the Yanks," feel free."

I don't, but as you can see the part of your post I quoted refers to their needing to overcome the Red Sox, which they famously did in 06, and to a lesser degree in 05.
 
See my last comment. "Famously." Ha.
 
"Goes along with the whole thing: The Red Sox did better than the Yanks so many times between 1919 and 2004, but got no credit for it. It was just "they've never beaten the Yanks." "

So you counteract misinformation with more of the same. There's a word for that.
 
There's a word for you, made up of many words: "Fan of the biggest chokers in the history of sports." (We're still laughing at you over that one! hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahha)

You chokin' douchebag. Here's your next comment, since I'm gonna delete it: "I'm a fucking asswipe who likes to kill little babies and drink their blood--anything if it helps the Yanks meet their ultimate goal, beating the lowly Red Sox! Also, shit tastes like yummy pie to me. Pie, I tells, ya, pie!"
 
Anyone posting here anonymously, I can't tell who you are, if you're the same "anonymous" as any of the other anonymouses. I've gone back to allowing anonymous comments, but please consider at least making up a name.....
 
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