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The New York Post salutes Fenway Park as only they can

Apr 21, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT

The Red Sox celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park yesterday with a touching pre-game ceremony. The game didn’t go nearly as smoothy, as the Red Sox lost 6-2 to the division-rival Yankees and have now dropped four straight to fall to 4-9 on the young season.

The New York Post decided to commemorate the occasion in typical New York Post fashion. Below is the cover of today’s paper. Stay classy, you guys.


  1. henryd3rd - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Some things never change and when it comes to headlines from that rag one thing is constant, a lack of class.

    • bigharold - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      Stay Classy NY Post.

  2. dondada10 - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    I saw this at the coffee shop this morning and shook my head. I wouldn’t line my bird cage with the Post.

  3. astrosfan75956 - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    They’re just trying to sell papers.

    • 1historian - Apr 21, 2012 at 9:47 PM


  4. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    i can see where this would bother some people, people who cant handle the truth and god knows there is a LOT of those people out there

    • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      How do you take the time to capitalize all of LOT, but not the first word in your sentence? Oh and “are” should replace “is”, “where” should probably be replaced with “how” and there should be a period at the end of your sentence. Sorry for being a grammar nazi, but if I was fucking up this badly, I’d like to know.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        Hey Grammar Nazi, you are fucking up that badly.

        LOT is a singular noun, so the correct form of the verb ‘to be’ would be ‘is.’

        “Where” is perfectly acceptable.

        In your last sentence, the comma should come after “but,” not before it.

        Or, you could just choose to STFU and leave people alone about minor errors.

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

        “Where” is most certainly not acceptable in that context. “Where” relates to location. What dirtyharry was commenting on was an understanding of “how” something is happening.

        Also, the noun in question regarding the phrasing of “is a LOT” is the word people, which the last time I checked, was plural for person. In that situation, “are a LOT” is the correct usage.

        And lastly, the comma most certainly does come before “but” and not after. Good god man, do some research before commenting.

      • 1overmind - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM

        Do you try to correct grammar on the internet to make up for your small penis or your large vajayjay?

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM

        I only correct those that need it. I’m not mocking, I’m educating. When I make mistakes, I hope people correct me. How do you correct mistakes if no one lets you know that you’re wrong? In fairness, part of my post was provoked by a particularly horrendous statement dirtyharry made on another thread, and without that context, I can see how my post seems harsh.

        1overmind, I do have to say that I hope you are female because I believe ownership of a “vajayjay” is a prerequisite for use of the term “vajayjay.”

      • 1overmind - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM

        its a sports website not no1 cares about gramar its like givin speeding tickits @ the indy 500? let ppls type how ever they plz

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

        Look, I’ll freely admit that improper grammar is one of my biggest pet peeves. It may not bother anyone else, but I just can’t imagine why someone would want to portray an image of ignorance if they don’t have to.

      • mrwillie - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        js…so your saying you find it preferable to portray yourself as a douche rather than being ignorant? Got it- message received loud and clear.

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM


        Look, I fully realize that sometimes, my comments may piss people off. But I also take the stance that if you never say anything that at least occasionally pisses people off, you’re probably not saying anything worthwhile.

      • mrwillie - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

        you’re not your….it was to give your life purpose.

      • 1overmind - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM

        “I just can’t imagine why someone would want to portray an image of ignorance if they don’t have to.”

        That’s the thing. They don’t have to prove that they’re linguists either. Paranoid, bipolar, insecure, and antisocial people fixate on internet grammar.

        Try typing like a simpleton sometime. You’ll feel refreshed.

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM

        I am outraged! I may be paranoid, insecure, and antisocial, but I AM NOT bipolar.

      • cur68 - Apr 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

        js200etc: I’m going to take your side, here. Not because I like people who make it their bidness to correct others, but because you’ve been civil to those who were uncivil to you, largely correct in your grammar and punctuation tips, and you have wit. However, to be fair, a major reason I am bothering to comment further on a weekend, when HBT is populated by many, many idjits, is because “dirtyharry1971” is a known worm with the soul of a gargoyle and the body odor of burnt tires. He deserves much correction. I know that the criminal justice system has attempted this many times but, alas, what is one to do with a recidivist?

        I know the common practice is to hand out these stoopid thumb things, but I generally abstain from this as I find it cowardly to disagree with others without commenting and to likewise offer support without statement. I’m making an exception today for you, as far as +thumbs go.

      • elks84 - Apr 21, 2012 at 7:16 PM

        You said, “…if I was…” Looks like someone has forgotten about the subjunctive in English.

      • soobster - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

        Seriously… who cares? lol

  5. woodenulykteneau - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Care to guess how many Pulitzer Prizes the New York Post has won? Hint: It’s the same number of meals Chris Christie has missed.

  6. hammyofdoom - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    When the last game was played at the old Yankee Stadium, I remember nearly crying seeing all the players on that mound. I may be a Red Sox fan, but whats even more important than my team is the history of baseball, and while I understand the Post having to sell papers, if they ever bitch about a Sox fan or Boston based newspaper saying anything bad about the Yankees I’ll probably die from an aneurism brought on my irony overdose.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

      It’s the NYPost, people will eventually realize that getting mad at them for printing shitty articles is like getting upset that you 2 mo old puppy can’t figure out a glass door. He’ll keep bumping his head, back up, shake it off and bump his head again.

      The NYPost has the intelligence (and integrity) of a 2mo old puppy.

  7. hsven1887 - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Wow. How brazen is that? Can’t imagine any paper here in the UK or in Germany would do that, except to take the p*ss out of their own team. I love it. Especially with those nice Boston articles from last year’s spring in mind.

    • The Baseball Idiot - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

      2010 Cup World draw headline

      E ngland
      A lgeria
      S lovenia
      Y anks

      No shit talking there.

      • The Baseball Idiot - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM

        Sorry, that was from a UK paper. The Sun, I believe

      • jwbiii - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM

        So, another fine Murdoch product.

      • hsven1887 - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM

        Yeah, and it all ended well for them! 😀

        There’s plenty of shit talking, but the NYP took it to all whole other level.

        OTOH: I don’t read yellow press, so I could very well be wrong and the NYP would fit nicely in the UK market. :)

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      cough Daily Mail cough

  8. cmcgly - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    except for, you know, that one time in 2004

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      So, let’s say 2003 and 2004 cancel each other out. How does the scorecard look otherwise?

      • Ari Collins - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:16 PM

        2004 was much bigger than 2003. 2004 was an historic comeback/collapse.

        Surprisingly, they haven’t met in the playoffs since.

      • bozosforall - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:44 AM

        1978 was a historic collapse.
        1986 was a historic collapse.
        2011 was a historic collapse.
        86 straight years with NO titles was a historic collapse.

        Ari, your lame ball club will NEVER be as great as the Yankee franchise.

  9. randygnyc - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM


  10. mybrunoblog - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    NY Post is a tabloid newspaper. These type of headlines appear all the time. Not really a big deal. Also a bit hypocritical that this blog would make news out of this considering many to the same type of attention grabbing headlines that appear here.

  11. uyf1950 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    I realize 100 years is a bit of an exaggeration but I think we would all (even Red Sox Fans) have to admit more often than not the seasons and the battles have favored the Yankees.

    Here are just a couple of comparisons for the 2 teams:
    Here is a quick overview of the head to head records for the Yankees versus Red Sox during 3 specific eras:
    1901 through 2011 “The Modern Era of MLB”: 1132 – 954 (Yankees Favor)
    1950 through 1999 “The 2nd Half of the 20th Century”: 433 – 385 (Yankees Favor)
    2000 through 2011 “Since the Worldwide Millennium Celebration”: 112 – 104 (Yankees Favor)

    Here is another quick Yankees versus Red Sox Comparison. Since the Modern Era of Baseball started in 1901:
    The Red Sox have won at least 100 games in a season ONLY 3 times, 1946 being the last time.
    The Yankees have won at least 100 games in a season 19 times, 11 times since 1946 the last time being 2009

    As Sargent Joe Friday used to say on Dragnet. The facts m’am nothing but the facts.

    • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      I always find it funny when sports fans brag on their team’s accomplishments. My usual response to these people is “and you were integral.” I’m not saying you shouldn’t root for your team, but I just don’t understand deriving pride and self worth from an accomplishment you have nothing to do with. Especially at the professional level. High school, yeah I can see that, and college maybe, but not at the professional level. It’s not like the Yankees are made up of native New Yorkers.

      • uyf1950 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

        js20011041…and you have a right to your opinion. Have a good day.

      • ditto65 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

        Ummm, you did see the “100 YEARS OF ASS KICKING” on the cover, right?
        uyf1950 is merely adding the proof that proves the headline.

        You are confused about his/her post.

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        I’m not arguing the statement on the cover. Even as a Red Sox fan, I can agree with it. I think it shows a lack of class, but I can agree with it. My comment was meant more as a broad statment aimed at the majority of sports fans (even Red Sox fans) and not this Yankee fan in particular.

      • mrwillie - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:03 PM

        js…Your comments consist of grammar lessons and not getting why sports fan brag about their teams. Why are you even here? Did you get lost on the interwebs on your way to the Better Homes and Gardens website?

        Leave sports websites to the people who want to talk sports. Thanks!

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

        Willie, I love talking about sports. But I don’t see sports fandom as being synonomous with ignorance of grammar or the love of using your team’s accomplishments in dick measuring contests.

      • mrmarkls - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM

        That is what being a fan is. Pride in your teams accomplishments, pain when they fail, an identification as a part of it if only as a supporter, a fan, a fanatic… Your Team as WE. WE WON. WE LOST…

        I don’t derive self-worth from being a fan of a team but I derive enjoyment and, yes, pride in the accomplishments of the team I root for.

    • uyf1950 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM

      To ditto65 – His post. Thank you.

  12. jimeejohnson - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    I’m no evil empire fan, but the Yankees have kicked the Red Sox a$$ many a time, especially that homer by Bucky Dent at Fenway that crushed the Red Sox season. Still, the NY Post is a rag and best used to line the bird cage or cat litter box.

    • mrmarkls - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:47 AM

      isn’t using the Post in a little box redundant?

  13. makeham98 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Lighten up, Frances. I am a Red Sox fan and find it funny. The Post is always good for an inappropriate but funny headline.

  14. alexb64 - Apr 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    It’s so moronic, but I chuckled when I saw it. I guess its like when an internet troll actually says something funny one out of a million times.

  15. jaypace - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    I think we can all agree that js should stfu

    • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      Not me.

  16. acdc363 - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Best headline ever

  17. chiadam - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Is the headline a little out of order? Maybe. I don’t think so. But I will tell you what bothers me much worse than New York poking Boston (apparently only posters on message boards can do that): the ever-growing set of people that are not happy unless they have something to be outraged over. They actively seek out things to rail against. That’s much worse.

    • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM

      While I absolutely agree with your point about the morally outraged people of America, I don’t think that it’s unreasonable to expect a “newspaper” to have higher standards than internet posters.

      • jimbo1949 - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

        Poster Boy

      • js20011041 - Apr 21, 2012 at 6:32 PM


  18. daisycutter1 - Apr 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Bravo, NY Post. Hilarious.

    And for anyone complaining, the NY Post headline is no less of a troll than this one was…

    • jimbo1949 - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      They spelled evah wrong.

  19. brewcrewfan54 - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    The Post may be nothing more than a rag newspaper but that headline is still pretty funny.

  20. jrd8523 - Apr 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    I like it. Instead of writing the same boring headline about Fenway that every other paper did, they decided to take a different approach. I’ll take that over a headline where you know what they are going to say before they print it.

    And not to mention that more people are paying attention to it as a result. Which is kind of point of headlines.

  21. aceshigh11 - Apr 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Rupert Murdoch and the vile, cretinous cryptofascist thugs under his employ are a fucking cancer on this country.

  22. md23rewlz - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Sometimes, you just have to take the obvious jokes. It was just sitting there, waiting for somebody to use it.

  23. 1historian - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    The New York Post is in business to sell newspapers.

    The front page in question is a bit of an overstatement – that’s what they do. But it is funny, it is designed to make Yankee fans laugh (and maybe buy a few extra copies) and piss off Red Sox fans. It seems to have worked.

    I am an Orioles fan, then a Sox fan and I don’t care for the Yankees, but since the Sox sold a guy named Ruth to the Yankees onceuponatime the tally reads – Yankees 27 World Series titles, the Sox 2.

    Can’t really argue with that.

  24. 1historian - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    OMT – After yesterday’s little farce – the Sox were up 9-zip and then managed to lose 15-9 – Sox fans should probably zip the lips for a little bit.

    Just a little bit

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