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New York Post reacts to the Yankees’ playoff exit like only the New York Post can

Oct 19, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

Hopefully those Yankees who were “spooked” by getting booed at Yankee Stadium didn’t read the New York Post this morning:

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  1. danaking - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    The primary reason I root against New York teams on principle is because I love to see NY fans get their sense of entitlement all wrapped around their throats. There are so few reliable pleasures in life, it’s good to have something to count on.

    • Kleinz 57 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      Gotta agree with you on the fan base aspect. I hold no personal grudges against Yankee players, even as I watched them routinely dismantle the Twins in the postseason. I also respect the competitive (but ridiculously strict) culture Steinbrenner created in that organization.

      That said, when David Waldstein writes that “actually postseason failure has become all too familiar to the Yankees and their fans,” I want to gouge out my eyes and cut off my ears. The lack of self-awareness and context is staggering sometimes.

      • chill1184 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM

        You really shouldnt be surprised. This is the Post we’re talking about, granted for that matter the Daily News, and the Times aren’t much better when it comes to sports coverage.

      • dcfan4life - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

        Ya, 3 years removed from a 27th world series title is just too much to bear, right Cubs, Nats, Rockies, Pirates, Royals, Indians, Brewers, Mariners, Rangers, Twins, Rays, Orioles, Mets, and Astros fans???

      • chill1184 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM

        @dcfan4life

        You see thats where your wrong. There are just some teams that supposed to be at the bottom and they’re sole purpose in Baseball Kingdom is to be the farm systems for the God appointed teams.

        /yankee fan/media entitlement logic

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM

        Ya, 3 years removed from a 27th world series title is just too much to bear, right Cubs, Nats, Rockies, Pirates, Royals, Indians, Brewers, Mariners, Rangers, Twins, Rays, Orioles, Mets, and Astros fans???

        Hey don’t forget the Phillies, we’ve been suffering worse than the Yankees! It’s been 4 (FOUR) Years since the last title! OMG The Sky is Falling /sarcasm (though admittedly some phans seem to suffer from Yankee-Entitle-itis to coin a McStuffin’s phrase).

      • southpaw2k - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

        I had to read that entire Waldstein article, but the paragraph that you had quoted made me want to punch my fist through the wall. Is the sky falling and only New York knows about it? Am I supposed to empathize with a team who’s won “only” one championship in 12 years, and “only” made it to three other World Series in that same span of time? God forbid the Yankees actually miss the postseason more than a single season in a row!

      • mattcerrone - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:13 PM

        @Francisco (FC) – “Hey don’t forget the Phillies, we’ve been suffering worse than the Yankees! It’s been 4 (FOUR) Years since the last title!”

        Would that be the Phillies SECOND title in their 100 year history? HA HA HA HA!!!!
        I love Phillies fans acting like their team has become the equivalent of franchises like the Yankees just because they finished in first place for 5 years. Win some titles and then you can boast like Yankee, Cardinals and Dodger fans.

    • heyblueyoustink - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM

      ” wrapped around their throats” .

      So, we can say, Gyp Rosetti: The atypical New Yorker in *every* way? ;-)

      • deadeyedesign23 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

        That explains that Nick Swisher quote “Tell you what Yankee Stadium felt like a Tabor Heights Bed and Breakfast this series.”

    • sdelmonte - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

      I have never met any Mets fans that feel entitled. We can be obnoxious, but entitled? With our historically mediocre team? Nope.

      (Can’t really speak for other fan bases. I don’t really interact with Giants, Knicks or Islanders fans that often.)

      • largebill - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

        Mets = historically mediocre? Huh? They’ve won two World Series in last the 45 years. What the hell more do ya want?
        //s//
        Indians Fans

      • deadeyedesign23 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

        The average time between world series wins should be 30 years given todays amount of teams so 2 wins in 50 years for the Mets seems to be just about on pace with mediocrity. As a Cub fan mediocrity sounds incredible.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM

        Indeed. A Cubs fan who is 103 years old, even one with a razor-sharp mind, would not be old enough to remember their last WS championship.

      • The Dangerous Mabry - Oct 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        It’s fair to say, though, that the Cubs are substantially worse than historically mediocre.

    • Jason @ IIATMS - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Not all of us. Not all of us.

      I’ll keep pushing that rock up the hill

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

        I was going to say, there are plenty of us Yankee fans that don’t feel this way (or act like it either), but someone has to read this crap to keep them in business, so have at it!

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

      Immediately after reading the last sentence I thought of one of life’s true pleasures…
      Urinating outside. As a male…this is something I have enjoyed my entire life.
      It’s one of the reasons we moved to the Country.
      Neighbors located sporadically. Surrounded by Woods and Farm ground.
      Wildlife, clean air, peace and quiet.
      Urinating outside…off the back deck, off the front porch, wherever you please.
      One of life’s true pleasures. True Story.

      • mrwillie - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

        As someone who also has nothing but trees staring at them from their backyard, I could not agree more.

      • stex52 - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM

        Until two years ago we were in the country. I agree. In fact, the wife was shocked when our grandson asked (age 4) if he could go mark outside.

        The dog and I used to do the nightly rounds and mark our territory as a team. Dogs are much more efficient at it.

        Now we moved closer in. One of life’s little rituals lost…………..

      • protius - Oct 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM

        You sound like a talking dog.

    • protius - Oct 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM

      There’s a reason why tornadoes, floods, droughts and other natural disasters regularly devastate the Midwest. It’s because that’s where America keeps all its creeps and weirdos, and it’s as good a place as any to let nature cull those herds.

      Where did you inbred morons get this idea that the fans of New York teams have a sense of entitlement? Was some blog jerk off discussing the concept as you were surfing through, and you just happened to read about it, because that’s what it sounds like?

      Tell us Gomer; what is it about a New Yorker’s demeanor that give you the impression that he or she has a sense of entitlement? Is it that thing about each unmarried adult having their own bed? Is that what’s got your chimichangas in an up roar?

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 24, 2012 at 9:49 AM

        “There’s a reason why tornadoes, floods, droughts and other natural disasters regularly devastate the Midwest. It’s because that’s where America keeps all its creeps and weirdos, and it’s as good a place as any to let nature cull those herds.”

        You post this…and then are oblivious enough to actually question the entitlement angle?
        You are a mindless idiot who has obviously never left your urban “paradise.”
        Please (by all means) keep to the N.Y. back alley’s as you obviously have nothing positive to bring to the table. What an unquestionable tool.
        Another name to add to the list.

      • protius - Oct 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM

        St. Louis:

        What does: “There’s a reason why tornadoes, floods, droughts and other natural disasters regularly devastate the Midwest. It’s because that’s where America keeps all its creeps and weirdos, and it’s as good a place as any to let nature cull those herds” have to do with the “entitlement angle?”

        This is why inbred creeptoids like you should be sent to explore the inner workings of tornadoes, because you can’t connect one idea to another. How many morons can American society tolerate? Not only are you people moronic, but you’re also hypocrites.

        As of this writing, no one has offered a reasonable argument that would explain why New Yorker’s have a sense of sports entitlement. So far, all I’ve read about is how much country folk like pissing outdoors, like it’s a “ritual” or a right of passage. Excuse me, but isn’t that a sense of entitlement, i.e., you live in a rural environment; therefore, you’re entitled to piss outdoors?

        Cultural entitlement vs. sports entitlement, and you’re trying to pass yourself off as better? St. Louis, go piss on the arch.

        I’ll repeat it for you, St. Louis: “What is it about a New Yorker’s demeanor that gives you the impression that he or she has a sense of entitlement?” After you’ve cobbled together some half-assed, bullshit answer, go look in the mirror; you’re nothing but a talking dog, pissing on a tree.

  2. mybrunoblog - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    The back cover is even more clever. Never a dull moment at the NY Post. The Post has the 7th largest circulation of any paper in the U.S.

    • lumpyf - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

      I love reading the Post when the Yankees lose.

      • mickeylolich1968 - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM

        Reading the Post back in October 2004 was the BEST EVER!

  3. nategearhart - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Wow, classy. Just a nice reminder that in spite of its status as a cultural and economic hub, New York rates the same at dipshits per capita as the rest of the world.

    • Jeremy T - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      Thanks for at least giving us a little credit by giving us the same per capita. To hear some people say it, every single person to have ever set foot in the city is a raging self-important psychopath. Of course the Post doesn’t exactly put a lot of effort into dissuading people from that opinion…

      • nategearhart - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

        Nah man, the world is crawling with stupids and evils, regardless of where they’re from and what they look like.

  4. thereisaparty - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Only 95 wins? Yuck. Such a turn-off

    • southpaw2k - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM

      Not to mention “only” the AL East title this time too.

  5. dcfan4life - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    I loved that. Thought it was really funny. But Arod got the girls number. If he goes out with her say, tomorrow night, since you know, after last night, hes got no plans now, wonder how the circus media will handle that.

    • myopinionisrighterthanyours - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      What did she care? She was an Aussie, not a New Yorker.

  6. sictransitchris - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Just remember it’s only the loudest voices that get heard.

  7. kiopta1 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    That doesn’t sound like a real Fan’s response.

  8. kiopta1 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    And let’s go Tigers.

  9. sophiethegreatdane - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    “We don’t date losers — signed, New Yorkers”

    Really? With the exception of the Giants, New Yorkers have been dating a lot of “losers” recently.

    Only in NY could a “newspaper” — and I use that term very loosely — describe a team that won nearly 100 games and made it to the league championship as a “loser”. The whole city needs a prozac. Or maybe a hug.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM

      Yep…prozac. Or perhaps that need to just smoke a big fattie for the pimp daddy. Then hug it out.

    • andrewproughcfe - Oct 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      @sophie – Only in NY could a “newspaper” — and I use that term very loosely — describe a team that won nearly 100 games and made it to the league championship as a “loser”.

      ====================

      They got swept. By Detroit. Outside of the 4-run 9th in game 1, they scored 3 runs in the entire series.

      Yeah, these guys have serious issues.

  10. dowhatifeellike - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    A more realistic swipe would be something like, “We don’t date a team who spends more $ per win than half of the league combined”

  11. cshearing - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    If you think it’s bad now, wait until a reporter sees an empty KFC box in the clubhouse.

  12. theawesomersfranchise - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    The people at the NY Post come off like fanny bandits who have been spurned by their cross dressing boyfriend. And not the usual spiteful type of peolpe but the type that seeks out Springer to show the entire world how bad their personality disorder has become.

  13. stlouis1baseball - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Fanny bandits? As in…buttock’s stealers?

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