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The most Yankees fan t-shirt ever

Oct 9, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

Darren Rovell tweeted this a little while ago. Yes, Majestic actually made it and is selling it:


Fact: a victim wearing this shirt is an absolute defense to assault and battery charges in 49 states and most of Long Island.

  1. temporarilyexiled - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    I’m surprised they didn’t come up with the companion t-shirt we’ll all be wearing for our mug shots:

    Everyone Else

    • temporarilyexiled - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

      I guess a lot of you didn’t like this. I’m definitely not a Yankees fan. Can you really say disliking that team is all about their fans’ delusions of grandeur and doesn’t include just a bit of envy? Come on now. Me thinks many of you take yourselves way too seriously…just like they would wearing this t-shirt. Or…you didn’t think it was funny and the joke’s on me. Wouldn’t be the first time. Won’t be the last.

      • greymares - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM

        If your trying to say Yankee fans suck. I’m on board.

      • temporarilyexiled - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

        I’m saying the ones who’d think wearing this shirt is okay suck. Craig was poking fun, but this stuff can and sometimes does get out of hand. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if that shirt leads to no good. In California, the rivalry between SF and LA is not as hotheaded between the actual teams as it used to be. The fanbases, however, are another story. It can, and often does get ugly.

      • jolink653 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

        See the difference in New York is no one gets winds up in a coma if they wear a Red Sox jersey or whatever other jersey to Yankees Stadium…We give them crap for it when we see it, especially in the bleachers, but eventually we move on and worry about the game…In the end it’s about a game and anyone who would react angrily and violently to someone wearing this shirt clearly has issues…Not sure why people are okay with doing that kind of stuff on the West Coast but that doesn’t happen much here, even if someone were to wear that shirt with any other team on it to a Yankees game

      • temporarilyexiled - Oct 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

        I lived in NYC for six years and while I saw insanity on a daily basis and ended up praying for a boring day, I experienced no real danger.

        I lived in LA for one year, and was almost run over by a car going past the sidewalk and into a storefront. And I was robbed. And I was mugged at gunpoint. And those were just the highlights.

        California is a great place. But many parts of it are really dangerous. And LA takes the cake for crime, traffic and pollution. I love many parts of CA. But you couldn’t pay me to return to LA.

  2. papalurchdxb - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Surely this should have some sort of Jeter silhouette behind the text?

  3. jaysjunkie - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Can’t imagine why it is the Yankees are so hated.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

      It is just the truth. For the last 16 years or so, can you argue with it?

      • paperlions - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

        It doesn’t say “We just spend more”.

        If they were simply “better”, you’d think they’d have won more than a single title in the last decade….you know, like the Red Sox and Cardinals have. 😉

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

        Yes, of course. As the Red Sox have proven, all you need to do is spend money and good things happen automatically. I really think the rage against the Yankees spending habits is derived from a jealousy that other owners are not as committed to fielding a competitive team. Fault a guys like Loria for not spending even when he should. Why fault the Yankees for trying year in and year out?

        BTW, it is a weak argument to say “more titles in 10 years” for the Cards and Sox, when everyone knows what happens when you include the preceding 5 years.

      • jolink653 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

        Yeah, you know, never mind the 27 World Series titles, most of any team in any sport in history or the fact that we constantly make the playoffs and almost always win the division…Haters gonna hate

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    I got one for the toronto bluejays, Toronto Bluejays…”We’re just too cheap” and on the back of the shirt it could say something like “experts at losing since 1976”. I would buy that shirt

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      They….umm….they did kind of win back-to-back Championships.

      Of course, they haven’t made the playoffs since….

      • dirtyharry1971 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

        Yep 20 years ago they did but before that and after they have done zilch. And now with each passing year they keep slipping a little bit further down the standings. There is no hope, no future in toronto, only misery, pain, and despair….

      • tfbuckfutter - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

        You’re not allowed to work for the Tourist Department in Toronto.

    • mybrunoblog - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

      Blue Jays began play in 1977 not 1976. In 76 they were only dreaming of numerous losing seasons.

    • pauleee - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      What is with this obsession you have Harry. Did the Blue AJays sleep with your mom or something?

      • pauleee - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

        Or Jays.

      • professormaddog31 - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

        Olerud wants to cut his tree down, that’s all.

  5. mrwillie - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    “Yo Ma! I need some money for a new Yankee’s shirt.”

    • chill1184 - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

      More like “Yo son! I need to spend my welfare check (err I mean public assistance check) on some Yankee stuff son! Then I gotta go vote for Obama! ‘Cus I’m gangsta!”

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

        “I’m going to go on a baseball blog to spout racist political ranting ‘cuz I’m smart. S-M-R-T smart”

  6. darthicarus - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    First purchased by this guy:

  7. southpaw2k - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    And Yankee fans wonder why the rest of the world views them as arrogant pricks.

    I’d be willing to bet a significant number of Yankee fans nowadays aren’t even old enough to remember what life was like before Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera.

    • psucgrad - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:32 PM

      27 World Championships // 40 American League Pennants.

      That’s why we’re better. No other professional team – in any league – has this pedigree.

      Yankee fans see the long-term view. It’s not about the last 16 years, it’s about the last 100+ years. I’ts about Gehrig, Ruth, Jolting Joe, Mickey, The Chairman of the Board, Yogi and the rest. It’s not about any one player, it’s about the team. We should have kept the last slogan “Pride, Power and Pinstripes.”

      You hate us for that, yeah whatever, we are better, look at the numbers./1

      /1 And for those who whine about “buying” championships – two facts: (1) The NY Yenkees won 20 world championships before free agency and the “steinbrenner” era: (2) Many teams have tried and failed to buy championships, most recently see the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

      • sportsdrenched - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

        Have YOU actually played for the Yankees?

      • hsven1887 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

        Yankees would come in at No 20, and that’s just football.

    • jolink653 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      And that’s our fault if we’re not old enough to remember? I’m 26 and I was only able to follow and understand baseball when I was 8/9 during the 1995 season when Tony Fernandez was still the shortstop and Donnie Baseball was still at first…A lot of younger Yankees fans such as myself were very lucky to be around when the team was just starting to make their run to the top

  8. atom55 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Better slogan:

    The Yankees: It’s Like Rooting For Donald Trump

    • atom55 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM


      The Yankees: So What If Boston and St. Louis Have Won More Titles In The Past Decade?

      • tmarlin1221 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

        ya stupid, b/c the last decade is what matters most. Not all time…

      • tfbuckfutter - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:49 AM

        Yeah because 1928 is really relevant to current discussions.

        You know….when there were only 16 teams and no playoffs….

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

        Hurray for arbitrary end points! Now, who has more titles in the last 15 years?

        Which team has more wins in the last decade? Last 5 years? Last 2 years?

      • m3dman3 - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

        Also: The Yankees: So what if we won more titles than both Boston and St. Louis combined in the last 15 years.

    • laxgolie19 - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      Being a fan of the Yankees is like being a fan of the house at a blackjack table.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

        Hey, if the house didn’t win most of the time, there wouldn’t be a casino in the first place.

        While I appreciate the typical american sentiment to root for the underdog, it is also OK to cheer for sustained excellence.

  9. indaburg - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    I hate the Yankees, but that shirt is funny. I really like it because it makes it easier for me to pick out the douche. Other versions include: “We’re Just Richer”, “Let Them Eat Cake”, and “We’re the 1%.”

    Has randyg bought his already?

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      I just want to thank Thoe Epstein and Larry Lucchino for pointing out to the world that spending a shit-ton of money does not automatically make a good team. It certainly helps, but let’s give Cashman his due for putting this team together year after year.

      • indaburg - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM

        All that spending and all you have to show for it is one World Series in the past 10 years? Give Cashman a Tampa Bay or Oakland budget and have him take a team to the play-offs. Only then will I be convinced of Cashman’s prowess as a GM.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

        OMG. When did “the last 10 years” become the mantra of the Yankee hater? I don’t have the time, but I am sure if one compared the number of wins, playoff appearances, division titles, league championships etc that the Yankees have over the last 10 years, they would stack up just fine against any team out there. Expand the arbitrary endpoint to 15 years and they are a dynasty that is probably unparalleled in baseball history.

        What is wrong with a team being good?

      • indaburg - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

        Again, give Cashman and the Yanks $60 million (I’m feeling generous) and let’s see how good of a team they build.

        Honestly, the reason most of us use ten years is because the 5 years before that were very successful and therefore, doesn’t support our hypothesis.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM

        Sure, perhaps with $60MM Cashman would fail. Perhaps with $200MM Beane would choke. Especially over the long haul. All we have to go on is what actually happened. Cashman has done a good job, and most of the exceptions are cases where management overruled him (Arod, Soriano).

        The Yankees have exactly as many titles as the Red Sox and Cards over the last 5 years, and more playoff appearances than anyone in baseball. Recent history counts most, after all.

  10. mybrunoblog - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    I am a loooooong time Yankee fan and I wouldn’t wear this shirt. Keep in mind folks it’s just a silly t-shirt.
    Anyone who truly gets pissed off at these types of things needs to get their heads checked.

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      I don’t think anyone is pissed off. We’re laughing at the arrogance of the douchebag Yankee fans.

      (By that I mean the specific subset of Yankee fans who are douchebags, I’m not saying all Yankee fans are douchebags because I know plenty who are true fans, and cool people to hang out with and even watch baseball with…..and I also bear the burden of being a Red Sox fan and being saddled with our own subset of douchebags).

      • mybrunoblog - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

        Interesting tbuck.
        My life experiences as a Yankee fan have discovered the following. If you put 10 Yanks fans in a room you would find this. 5 of them are cool, 3 of them are fans only because here in NYC Metro area it’s cool to wear Yanks gear and 2 of them are total douche bags who the 8 of us plan on kicking out of the room as soon as we can.

      • rockthered1286 - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

        mybrunoblog- let me adjust for you based on living outside of the NY area. If you put 10 Yankee fans in a room you’d find
        -5 are tolerable
        -2 are fans because they live in the area-respectable
        -2 are total douchebags
        -1 is also a fan of every other hated bandwagon team in the country (Heat, Steelers, Flyers, etc.) because they think it’s cool…

        And those are the ones everyone happens to know. Personally, I know one decent yanks fan, 1 who loves to rub 50+ years ago in everyones face but makes a point to say the Orioles suck in recent years and ignores their history, 1 who rides the bandwagon on the daily, and a handful who like them only because they have big names and win. I wish it was a better sample size.

      • foreverchipper10 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

        Heat, Steelers and Flyers? I think you mean Lakers, Cowboys and Red Wings.

  11. stex52 - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Better than what? The expression that comes to mind is “Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.”

    Maybe a little wordy for a T-shirt. Leave it “Better” and people’s imaginations fill in the rest.

  12. tfbuckfutter - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    C.C. Sabathia and Joba Chamberlain have shirts like this, but they say “We’re just butter.”

  13. daisycutter1 - Oct 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Reading the reactions on this thread from fans of other teams…the trolling obviously worked.

    I’m buying one of those t-shirts today. It’s fantastic.

  14. 4cornersfan - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Sometimes you just have to speak the truth no matter what suffering it brings.

  15. Jason @ IIATMS - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Damn, it’s hard being a Yanks fan when so many dipshits and knuckleheads spoil it. I truly hate these clowns who act like every FA is Yankee property unless the Team decides they don’t want that player. Or that a playoff spot is a given right. Sure, the team spends a metric crapton on aging players that year in, year out gives the team the best shot to compete FOR the playoffs. That’s nice. Better to have it than not, I guess. But there’s no need or place to remind everyone else; they do it for me.

    But still, some of these folks who also call themselves Yankee fans sicken me.

    Yankee fans: If you’ve learned nothing over the last 15+ years… act like Mariano. When you win, do it professionally and party. When you lose, tip your cap. What Would Mariano Rivera Do? He wouldn’t be caught dead in a shitty t-shirt like that.

    • acerob2002 - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      agreed, but its still a funny shirt.

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