As a devout Yankees fan, I'll be the first to admit that the likelihood I'll agree on anything baseball related with a Red Sox fan is very slim. I realize, as decreed by the baseball gods, that we are supposed to loathe each other for all eternity and that is all well and fine. I am just as happy to see the Yankees win as I am to revel in a Red Sox loss; however, my own distaste is a bit more personal than most. How so? I have had the great displeasure of visiting Boston in my early 20s by means of a little Ford Escort that also happened to bear NY tags.
And by visiting Boston, I mean experiencing the always cordial denizens of that fluffy little cloud known as Southie.
My dear friend Danielle had chosen Boston as her post-college home and, after a brief stint in an apartment in the North End (brief because her landlord realized how much more he could get for rent), she landed right in the bowels of Boston. So, as any best friend would, we would make time to visit each other in our ghetto apartments in the Bronx and Southie, respectively.
Every time I would pull into her street, I would make the usually short walk to her building while random people who I think were speaking English, hurled insults at me from clandestine windows. And by insults, I mean things that would make a sailor blush.
It was not fun and I was a young girl who had yet to become a full blown cynic. I just couldn't believe anyone took a sport that seriously. Furthermore, if we went to a concert or just walked down a street, we'd constantly hear the omnipresent chant: "Yankees suck". Wasn't there anything else to talk about? People had to have something more to life...
Needless to say, the final straw came when we went to a party made up almost exclusively of hardcore Bostonians and no one would speak to me because I lived in the Bronx.
I'm not kidding.
So, yeah. I haven't been such a fan of Boston since then.
BUT here's the point....after seeing the footage below on Monday morning from Sunday night's game, I think there may be one baseball related thing we can all agree on.
Manny Ramirez needs to go away.
Yes, and he can take A Rod with him.
Now let's all hold hands and promise not to key my car.
I'm 32, a dad, and I am not a douchebag...
6 years ago