Yankee fans did boo Robinson Cano.
I guess they were grouchy about more cold weather and losing a second starting pitcher to injury….
Come on Rich, they weren’t grouchy, all baseball fans are hypocritical in this regard and stupid, but it seems even more laughable from the team that started this thing back in 1972 with the purchase of Catfish Hunter and then Reggie and then … the list goes on.
I love the third picture down in this link:
Yankee fans chant “You sold out!” to Cano last night.
I mean, really, these Yankees fans are silly.
Have they heard about their team?
How can they seriously begrudge Cano taking more money elsewhere? Hypocrisy, they name is Yankee Fan. While some moron Sox fan can’t spell (note your “Trader” instead of “Traitor” dig a few posts back), where is the criticism of the hyprocisy of Yankee fans? All you’ve got to say for your brethren is they were cold and grouchy?
Now I can’t say Sox fans are that much better in this regard (see reception given Ellsbury – same stupid position) but Yankee fans are completely off base and living in lala land to go after Cano like this.
Yeah, you’re probably right, and I agree, it’s stupid for Yankee fans to get on their high horse about Cano’s exit. It’s the nature of sport fandom generally, I suppose.
The question really is how to handle this—I thought the Red Sox giving JE a video tribute was a bit odd. I mean, we’re all adults and understand that people leave for more money, but giving that guy a tribute is sort of strange, don’t you think?
Also, bear in mind that in the Bronx, a vigorous boo, in the right context, can be a fan’s way of expressing affection–a kind of tough love.
I didn’t see the video tribute, but I find those kinda odd when the Sox do them. The one they did for Rivera was, I thought, a bit on the mean side though I think they thought they were being funny.
Only in the Bronx can a boo be a sign of affection.
Now I proofread my posts to you … ugghh. “Thy name” is not “They name” is.
No need to proofread. I was in a pissy mood when I wrote that “sic.” And as it turned out, I was hoisted on my own petard, anyway.
Here’s a good Bronx booing story dating back to ’78. (I love this story.) One day in that summer, Thurman Munson went 0-4 or something and stranded a bunch of guys on base, and the fans booed him after the last at-bat. So Munson, who was his own toughest critic, turned around and gave them the finger. And the next day when he came to the plate, the fans applauded him like mad. They appreciated that he stuck up for himself, and they knew he was right.
There is one other thing I’d say about Yankee fans, Chris, in this context: We all remember that the “core four”—Jeter, Posada, Rivera and Pettitte–all came from the Yankees’ farm system. Maybe it’s an illusion, but that’s still the ideal by which current fans define the team.
Your core theory is what I always thought gave Yankees that sense of not being a team that buys everyone. Those days are over though with this swan song by Jeter.
I hope he doesn’t go out with a sucky season, but I fear that may be what happens to him. He was too great a player to end it on a down note, though that seems to be what happens to most great players – Rivera being the most recent exception.
I hope when Jeter plays his final game in Fenway the Sox put together a video show that will make us proud. Jeter diving into the stands while Nomar sits on the bench should be top of that video hit parade.
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