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The Rays make a fan remove his “Yankees Suck” t-shirt

May 25, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

Yankees Suck

We’ve heard the “Yankees suck!” chant for years. Indeed, we’ve heard it so much that it has basically lost all effectiveness as taunting, becoming noticeable only when it’s used in pathetic fashion, like say, at a New England Revolution-New York Red Bulls soccer game.

But it’s apparently a problem for the virgin eyes and ears down in St. Petersburg, because according to this story in the Tampa Tribune, Rays officials made a Rays season ticket holder remove his “Yankees Suck” t-shirt at a game last week because it allegedly constituted profanity.  When the fan — a lawyer, natch — objected to the usher telling him to do so, he asked to talk to a team official. No Rays official would talk to him, so he’s now writing letters and talking to the media about it.

This is not the first time this has happened. I seem to recall a similar ban going on out in Seattle several years ago.  There are likely others.

In other news, I never cease to be amazed at the kind of stuff that gets people worked up.

  1. dogsweat1 - May 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    lol

    MLB should have the Devil Rays remove their name and franchise from baseball-it;s to “Peter Pan ish!!!

    At least “Yankees” is a strong name!!!!

  2. dogsweat1 - May 25, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    For all you Typo Nazi’s……..

    Check——————————”It’s”

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