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Yankee Stadium boos “spooked a lot of guys” according to anonymous Yankee

Oct 19, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

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Earlier this week Nick Swisher talked about how getting booed by the home crowd at Yankee Stadium really upset him and apparently he wasn’t alone.

John Harper of the New York Daily News spoke to an unnamed Yankees player who claims the booing affected the team’s performance:

I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys. A lot of guys hadn’t been booed before, and they couldn’t believe how nasty it got in the stands. A lot of guys were talking about it in the clubhouse. I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don’t think they ever recovered.

Harper indicates that the unnamed player in question was not Swisher.

And the whole “they couldn’t believe how nasty it got in the stands” part is interesting given that Alex Rodriguez has been booed pretty mercilessly at Yankee Stadium on a regular basis for years now. And even beyond A-Rod, the notion that players would be so shocked and shaken by New Yorkers booing them during a poor performance seems … well, let’s say odd.

Also worth noting: While the booing at Yankee Stadium may have “spooked” the Yankees and hurt their performance, they also lost both games in Detroit.

  1. thebadguyswon - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Worst fans in baseball.

    • fm31970 - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      Worse than Philly? They booed Santa Claus!

      At least the Yankees players deserved the booing they got. They were flat out horrible at the plate, and made you wonder how they’d even gotten this far.

      Baltimore has to be smiling right now,

      • number42is1 - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:23 AM

        Smiling? O’s have to be tomato red from embarrassment in losing to a team like that.,

      • lessick - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM

        Yes, Philly fans can be quite tough, but I have to defend them on booing Santa Claus, because Santa Claus showed up late and was very drunk that day.

      • heyblueyoustink - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM

        “Worse than Philly? They booed Santa Claus!”

        Here’s some light reading on that event, You would have booed too if your team sucked, it was 20 degrees, heavily snowing, with a half time show that was a sham and they pulled some drunk guy out of the stands in the worst santa outrfit up to that date to play the role of the original santa who was too drunk to show up.

      • anthonyverna - Oct 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

        That was only, what, 50 years ago? Way to be current.

    • yankeesgameday - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM

      Smartest fans in baseball. And the least myopic. Who cheers failure? This isn’t your kid’s yellow belt test where you clap even if he gets decked by a girl a year younger than him and tell him how great he is over ice cream at Friendly’s.

      • Gobias Industries - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM

        Hey man. My boy earned that Butterfinger Sundae. I don’t care what you say.

      • paperlions - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM

        Least myopic? Seriously? They are easily among the most myopic with the greatest sense of entitlement. Booing failure is stupid, booing lack of effort or bad sportsmanship or dumb plays…fine…booing a guy that is trying and failing serves no purpose (especially in a sport like baseball in which failure at the plate is the more common event even for the best of players).

    • imbetterthanyou - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      If i am going and spending upwards of $150 to sit in the upper deck and watch my yankees and their $200 million payroll with expectations of victory you better be damned sure that i am going to boo. that series was one of the most embarrassing displays in Yankees history. They deserve to have been booed due to the performance on the field (the hitters, the pitchers deserve nothing but accolades for their great performance). They have nothing to be proud of and should hang their heads in shame because they didn’t even go out fighting…embarrassing and pathetic performance. You can say bad fans, i say passionate fans who expect nothing but the best. It is different if you are a baltimore or oakland fan who didn’t expect to even be there for them to cheer even if they lost, but the Yankees are expected to be there and to win it all.

      Baltimore? Smiling? Let’s get a couple things straight…A – They lost to the Yankees B – THEY LIVE IN BALTIMORE…pretty sure that is self-explanatory

      • 18thstreet - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM

        I just can’t figure out why people hate Yankee fans. It’s a mystery.

      • mfortuna45 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:10 PM

        That mindset is absolutely ridiculous. If you have a problem with how they play given the price of your ticket, stop going.

        Please don’t mistake losing with a lack of effort. Salaries aside, these guys don’t get to where they are without having pride in what they do. You better believe they care, and you better believe they’re not happy about losing.

        I assume most of you were in school at one point. What if you studied extremely hard for an exam and were well prepared, but found it to be quite difficult and you ended up failing. Would it help if your professor yelled and screamed at you? Would it help if your parents told you how much they’re wasting their money for your education, only to see you fail? Of course it wouldn’t help.

        This isn’t about being content with losing. But it’s competition, and somebody has to lose. The Yankees made the LCS, which is more than 26 other teams can say. Sometimes good teams have a rough series and lose. It happens. But spare me your “I paid $150 I have the right to boo,” Mr. Perfect.

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

        Even his screen name waxes ironic, eh 18th?

      • sophiethegreatdane - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

        Reason number 237,521 to dislike Yankee fans: their sense of entitlement and misplaced sense of superiority. I love New York, it’s a great place. But just because you were born there, or nearby, does not somehow endow the place with greatness. Quite to the contrary — your narrow-minded opinions, and your lack of sensitivity or intelligence that allows you to openly express these feeble opinions about other locales, only reinforces the rest of the world’s oft-held view that native New Yorkers are arrogant, loud mouthed, myopic, ego centric tool bags.

        Baltimore is a lovely place with quirky and beautiful neighborhoods, immense civic pride, older generations, and a large and vibrant community of young folk, all of whom love our Orioles dearly. Sure, we would have loved to move on to face the Tigers in the ALCS, but you’ll find no one booing a team that does their best.

        Perhaps you’ll think twice before ripping someone else’s hometown, but from the tone and tenor of your post, I doubt you’ve ever thought once.

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

        Fortuna45- why is that mindset ridiculous? the yanks spend 200million and charge 150 for the nosebleeds that’s the ridiculous part, the booing is not.

        noone doubts that they didn’t try but the performance was putrid. if grandy, swish, Cano, etc think that we”re gonna cheer then for going 0-16, they are out of their minds.

        taking your example, playing for the yanks is like being Asian in school (run with the stereotype for a second). my parents got on my ass if I got 80s, they expected more and I took that as fuel to be better and work harder.

        that’s what us yanks fan want. it’s a given that we know these players work hard but we expect the best.

      • mfortuna45 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM

        Expecting the best implies you don’t think they are giving their best efforts. If they give their best efforts and lose, that’s what happens in sports.

        If people don’t like paying $150-$200 for a ticket, then don’t go to games. It’s not that hard.

        The idea that this negative feedback will somehow convince them to try harder than they already are is a bit ridiculous.

      • cur68 - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        Not all Yankee fans are odious entitled asshats. Just SOME of them.

      • youngyankee - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:53 PM

        “if you dont like the price for tickets, then don’t go” is like telling NFL fans in the beginning of the season “if you dont the replacement refs, then dont watch” or “you dont liek the price of gas, then take a bus”

        everyone knows such responses are pointless and just plain stupid. nothing changes there.

        players choose NY because they get offered more money and have a chance to win year in and year out. If they wanted a pat on the back for going 1-30 in the playoffs, then don’t chase millions more here and play where fans will love you for your efforts alone.

        It comes with the terrirtory, for some yanks to say they were sad, spooked, or whatever from the booing, then what did they think it was like playing for the NY Yankees? a walk in the park? a “hey good effort out there even though you stunk up the joint” ?

        You chased the money to come here, you better perform because at the end of the day, the fans paid for you and so we reserve the right to boo you if you stink the joint up.

      • stlouis1baseball - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM

        “Perhaps you’ll think twice before ripping someone else’s hometown, but from the tone and tenor of your post, I doubt you’ve ever thought once.”

        Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh….Sophie burned that ass. Burn…burn…burn.

      • mfortuna45 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

        “if you dont like the price for tickets, then don’t go” is like telling NFL fans in the beginning of the season “if you dont the replacement refs, then dont watch” or “you dont liek the price of gas, then take a bus”

        everyone knows such responses are pointless and just plain stupid. nothing changes there.

        Except that’s exactly the way to get your message across. Going to a Yankee game or watching a football game isn’t a necessity of life. It’s not as if it’s your electricity bill. If you’re unhappy about something you do for entertainment, find something else or stop complaining.

        If you don’t like any of Brad Pitt’s movies, then don’t go to see them. If you don’t like any of Jay-Z’s albums, don’t buy them. If you don’t like the way the Yankees have been playing, don’t go to games.

        But understand that these are human beings who play the game, and for the most part they try their asses off. Your booing accomplishes nothing except making the fan base look like a bunch of spoiled, entitled brats.

      • youngyankee - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM

        oh please, we didn’t boo because we don’t like the yankees, we were upset at their performance in these playoffs.

        I’m sure if yankee fans knew that we were going to get crushed and hit .188 as a team beforehand, a lot of them wouldn’t have bought tickets to the games.

        I understand they’re humans and make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we should always cheer for them when they do good or bad things. They’re not 5 year olds.

        People on a daily basis lose their jobs based on their performance. Everyone makes mistakes and unfortunately a “I tried my best” doesn’t cut it at times.

        For athletes, they don’t lose their jobs and still make millions, so fans voice their displeasure by booing sub par performance.

      • mfortuna45 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

        Players don’t lose their jobs? That’s a new one. I guess you’ve never seen a player get released, or non-tendered, or just get unsigned as a FA.

        The players making millions with the guaranteed long-term contracts are making millions because they’ve earned it or are expected to earn it. A GM takes the risk that they may not play as well as they thought when giving them the contract. If a player isn’t giving his best effort to live up to the contract, then I understand being upset.

        The fact that you pay big money for a ticket, or the fact that a player gets paid a lot of money does not mean they will put up big numbers and get clutch hits at every single opportunity. Baseball is a very hard game and even the best fail more often than they succeed.

      • youngyankee - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM

        “lose their job” in the sense of what happens when us normal folk lose our jobs, we dont get paid.

        i don’t think going into FA is considered losing your job at all. All baseball contracts are guaranteed, so they get paid until their contracts is up. If the Yankees release Arod, he still gets $114 million. That was my “players don’t lose their job” reference.

        Don’t get it twisted, we don’t boo our players because they don’t get a hit EVERYTIME, baseball is a very difficult sport where failure happens more than success. every baseball fan knows that (even us yankee fans)

        but Cano going 1-30, grandy striking out 16 times, swisher going 1-35 in his postseason career, chavez 0-16, a-rod going 3-25 ??

        That’s unacceptable. plain and simple. they know that. we know that and we let them know that.

      • badintent - Oct 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

        Don’t waste your breath, my NY brother, most of the country is like Philly, genetic identical to lower class primates. But I have nothing but respect for the Baltimore O and their great manager Bucky. I missed hm from his Yankee managing days. He got a raw deal from George.Yankees, Rays and O will have another great pennant race next year, we can ALL use the Red Sox for whipping our butts with.

    • buddaley - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      Of course, much worse to boo than to throw garbage on the field in Atlanta or throw batteries at a player in Minnesota or-well you name the team/city/fans and I am sure we can find numerous examples of disgusting behavior or a sense of entitlement or bad sportsmanship or whatever is meant by being a “bad fan”.

    • payperpeddler - Oct 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

      Agreed. Player’s will resent eventually.

    • pjmarn6 - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

      I would say the most demanding in baseball. If they were the worse fans, they wouldn’t show up and demonstrate their displeasure with the quality of play and the quality of the players. The pitchers did a good job, but the hitters should be ashamed of themselves.
      The team is getting paid $200,000,000 to put out on the field good players that have to be adults and understand that booing comes from the fans WHO ARE PAYING THEIR SALARIES AND ARE ANGRY AT THE LEVEL OF PLAY THEY PAID MILLIONS TO SEE.
      If the players don’t want to hear the boos, then renounce their contracts today and let the Yankees resign the players on a performance basis and get players from the minors and the free market that comes up.
      It is sheer lunacy to sign a baseball player to a $30,000,000 contract until he is 42. Ted Williams in his life time earned $1.4 million dollars in 19 seasons. Rodriguez in 19 seasons earned over 500 times as much. Baseball is broken.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 20, 2012 at 2:24 AM

        No one signs in Boston, New York or Philly unaware of what happens if they fail. They pay you more than anyone else in these cities for a reason.

  2. sdelmonte - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    I keep thinking of that scene in the classic Simpsons baseball episode where Lisa and Bart heckle Darryl Strawberry, and he starts to cry.

    • cubsrice - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM

  3. cackalackyank - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Hmmm. If the boys were surprised they were getting booed maybe the issue is that they have totally lost touch with reality. They have forgotten where and what team they play for. They actually should be pretty relieved that they didn’t have to come home for another game this year….maybe/hopefully some of the surprised ones will be wearing a different uniform the next time they get booed at Yankee Stadium.

    • yankeesgameday - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      Not a true Yankee in the bunch

      • mazblast - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

        As someone who is most definitely anti-Yankees, I respectfully disagree. Jeter is a true Yankee. Sabathia has been a class guy during his tenure. Pettitte is a true Yankee. Kuroda has been classy during his year with the team. Most of the bullpen has done nothing to deserve censure.

        The rest of the team? Well, to quote from a possibly recognizable poem concerning the great game, “The former was a puddin’, the latter was a fake”. You buy mercenaries, you get mercenaries. They will give you their best efforts most of the time, but when things get tough, they don’t care all that much.

        For once, I’m in agreement with the Yankee fans. They pay their outrageous prices for their tickets to see their ridiculously high-priced team, they’re entitled to boo when they see results like they saw in this series. My Pirates would have put up a better fight.

      • yankeesgameday - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

        Geez maz, turn your sarcasm meter on… I was playing on the lame “true Yankee” idiom.

  4. kevinleaptrot - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Quote from an unnamed Yankee fan who claimed to be bothered by the team’s performance: “I really think the lack of hitting spooked a lot of fans. A lot of fans hadn’t seen the Yankees not produce offensively before, and they couldn’t believe how nasty it got on the field. A lot of fans were talking about it in the stands. I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don’t think they ever recovered.”

    Wow, performance focused feedback, from Yankees fans no less. When you hit .188 in the playoffs (Playoffs?!??!?!?!?!) then you deserve to get booed, especially given the enormous payroll of this team. Seems that for all of the money that the Yanks are paying there should be a somewhat higher level of professionalism from this group. They shouldn’t even acknowledge that there was booing, much less that it bothered them.

    It’s the Bronx Zoo guys. Sometimes there’s animals on the field, but there’s always animals in the stands.

    • surefooted1 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      I’m going to call that player Curtis Granderson.

  5. sictransitchris - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    This isn’t the first time they’ve been booed at home. I personally don’t like it but I totally get it. They were an embarrassment this October.

  6. greymares - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    I think booing is the most stupid thing anyone could do at a professional sporting event (and i’m from Philly) there’s not a single person doing the booing that could come close to the success these players have acheived. can you imagine being booed at what ever it is you do to earn a living ? it’s entertainment folks.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      I appreciate the spirit in which you post. This in mind…
      If people paid the kind of money I (we) pay to see my (our) team play (with Beer, concessions, etc…)
      TO WATCH ME WORK…if I screw up they have every right to boo me.
      After all…they didn’t pay that money to come into my office and watch me fail miserably at my job.
      It is very much entertainment. People pay good money to watch said entertainment.
      Failing miserably isn’t entertaining to those people who paid through the nose to witness it.
      Qualification: I am not a person who typically boo’s.
      Unless it’s the umpires…or the dude standing in my view…or the obnoxious Redlegs fan at Great American Smallpark. I boo those people. I don’t typically boo players.
      But people certainly have the right too.

      • mfortuna45 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM

        You pay for entertainment, not for a guaranteed win. The baseball game is 3+ hours of entertainment. If they win, it’s a bonus. But that’s not exactly what you signed up for.

      • hercstar - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM

        This is for Mfortuna45…I am not a Yankee fan by any stretch but your argument of entitled causality to pricing in addition to the lame “if you don’t like it dont come” parrot speak were bad enough but this post of “you signed up for entertainment” is easily the most disingenuous post in this ridiculous thread. You obviously know what a “fan” is and you are simply choosing to ignore that definition, at least I hope you are. If someone pays the price of admission, they can boo, cheer, sleep, or talk about the weather or even, gasp, complain about that very price of admission. You disagree with Yankee fans’ discretionary spending habits??? Gimme a break. I also don’t know any fan of any team that pays today’s prices for tickets to just see 3 hours of entertainment. We do sometimes crave that, in the form of Sunday Night Baseball for free between a couple of teams in which I have nothing vested. I, and most people, don’t go to playoff games to make sure everyone on the bench got a chance to play. We pay for a chance to see our team WIN. If they dont, it wasnt entertaining. Couple that with my assessment that the Yankees, with the exception of a few guys, played a brand of lifeless ball I wish they played against my Rays most of the time, and I completely understand the booing. If you dont like Yankee fans for booing, cool, you dont need to justify it with this stuff.

      • youngyankee - Oct 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM

        thank you hercstar

      • mfortuna45 - Oct 20, 2012 at 12:27 AM

        Absolutely not. I am not only a fan of a team (the Pittsburgh Pirates) but I am a fan of the sport. I know that when I pay for a ticket, I get to watch people who are among the best in the world at what they do play a sport that I love.

        Nowhere did I say that you needed to see everybody on the bench get a chance to play. One can certainly cheer and hope for their team to win. That is what being a fan is all about.

        My issue is with fans who don’t understand how difficult this sport is to play. Really, what does booing accomplish? You’re not happy they didn’t get a hit? Guess what? Neither are they!

        I take no issue with saying that some of the Yankees’ best players had a poor postseason, but the price of your ticket should not equate to the expectation of a win, or the right to attempt to publicly shame athletes.

        Perhaps if many fans understood the sport or played it at a higher level, they’d understand the difficulty of the sport and have some sense of compassion.

      • hockeyflow33 - Oct 20, 2012 at 2:27 AM

        That’s why you’re a Pirates fan…loser expectations equal loser results.

    • Gobias Industries - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      I had some guy boo me just the other day when I accidentally gave him a Medium fries instead of a Large fries. It was rough.

      • indaburg - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM

        Sorry about that.

    • mazblast - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Pay me five million a year to be your accountant, and you can boo me to your heart’s content. Hell, mount some speakers on my office walls and pipe in some recorded booing. I’ll take it for a year or two.

  7. chill1184 - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    How many excuses are we up to now?

    • realgone2 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      I’m sending them away to nasa to have them tallied up.

  8. hushbrother - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Boo hoo!

  9. bloodysock - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Apparently Yankee players have never heard of a Bronx cheer.

    • badintent - Oct 25, 2012 at 1:31 AM

      That comment is the BEST ! Thank you Curt !

  10. willclarkgameface - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    I didn’t realize that Yankees players are not only overpaid, but they are also sensitive and constantly looking for excuses as to why they don’t come through.

    Boo hoo, Yankees. Boo hoo. Talk to Levine and ask him why it was okay to ink A-Roid to $30 mil/year, putting your team in somewhat financial turmoil for the next few years as you try to escape luxury tax hell. Boo HIM.

  11. mybrunoblog - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Has Aaron Gleman ever set foot inside Yankee Stadium? I’ve been to plenty of Yankee games. To say Alex Rodriguez has been ” Mercissly booed” on a “regular basis” is both inaccurate and misleading. From time to he has been booed in certain situations (like lots of players) but he has heard more cheers than booing over his 9 seasons with the Yankees. Gleeman is clearly uniformed and is just writing posts to fill space. Either that or he just wants to pile onto the anti Arod media party that’s taking place.

  12. tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Wait…..did that guy just blame the fans for the loss?

    Jeez, you’d think clearly having the biggest balls in the universe would preclude the need to say that anonymously.

  13. realgone2 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM

  14. highpowered350 - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    A-Rod gets worse then anybody and he aint bitchin
    and i hate him

  15. albertmn - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Fans have every right to boo. If players (Yankee or other teams) don’t want to hear boos, play better, win games. Pretty simple really.

  16. njsurfchick - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Booing your team is just ghetto. I can’t imagine how that helps their morale and puts them in a better mindset. You’ll never hear our South Ward, ESC or Viking Army supporters groups booing our boys at Red Bull Arena, no matter how badly a match might go. Just classless.

    • nixonotis - Oct 19, 2012 at 5:58 PM

      Do you realize how offensive this sounds? Booing is “ghetto?” What is the point you are trying to make here?

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 20, 2012 at 2:31 AM

      That’s why soccer is soccer. Enjoy your participations ribbons.

  17. samurai3939 - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Love the morons (especially the one from Philly…well known for treating its teams players well:-). ), saying how the fans should not boo. No one expects booing to help. It’s venting. When your team fails like the yanks did in a historically bad way, you have a right to express your opinion.

  18. dannythebisforbeast - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    You people know Santa Claus isn’t real right?? The fans threw snowballs at a drunk in a red suit. Picture Dan Akroyd at the end of trading places. that’s the guy that got pelted.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

      Danny…the “spirit” of Santa Claus is very much real.
      Believe me…
      As someone w/ an 8 year old and 5 year old (who’s pocket book is drastically affected by Santa’s “spirit”)…I am somewhat of an authority.
      So essentially, they boo’d the spirit of Santa Claus.
      By you defending them…you are also denigrating and/or booing the “spirit” of Santa Claus.
      How do you sleep at night?

  19. qcubed3 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    They weren’t saying Boo . . . . they were saying Booo-urns, Booo-urns

  20. mungman69 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Again, that was some drunk dressed as Santa that got booed in Philly. If you were there you would boo to. Santa kept giving the fans the finger. The highlight was when Santa pucked his guts at the 50 yard line.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      I hear you Mung. I just really like to wear out the ole’ booing Santa Claus thing.
      I mean…sure…it was a drunken, sloppy, hideous looking Santa giving the finger while wearing an embarassing version of the Santa costume. But for that moment…right then…HE. WAS. SANTA.

  21. dino1730 - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    I’m not making a generalization about all Yankee fans, but living in New York you get a sense of what some, not all, Yankee fans are like. They constantly complain about their team losing as if it is their birth right to see them win every year, instead of being grateful that every single season they know their team will be in the World Series hunt. How do you think Royals fans feel? Every year their season starts out with optimism and by the 4th of July it’s pretty much gone. They constantly blame the Yankees losing on the Yankees themselves, giving no credit to how well the opposing team performed,as if the Yanks were the only team on the field that night. I’ve even heard so e so called Yankee fans say they don’t follow baseball until the games mean something in September.

    • youngyankee - Oct 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM

      ‘They constantly complain about their team losing as if it is their birth right to see them win every year”

      i think ANY fan ANYWHERE will complain when their team is losing. What fan of a game and a team cheers losing?

      am I supposed to be grateful that we have a shot every year? of course I am, but when they lose, i get angry because i think my team should win EVERY game.

      • dino1730 - Oct 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM

        Was I specifically addressing you there sport? No, but listen to the radio, read the papers, it’s like the sky is falling when the Yankees lose. It’s sports, can’t we show sportsmanship, and salute our teams effort and move on? I’ve yet to hear anyone here in NY address what a nice team the Tigers have.

  22. crali - Oct 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    What a joke – it would have to be a very “new Yankee” to say that; even Mo and Jeter have gotten booed over the years. When you perform as badly as they did what did they expect applause? And I don’t boo but I totally understand why fans would – they were hard to watch.
    Seriously, whoever said that needs to say goodbye to the team if they haven’t already said goodbye to him. A week or 2 ago when Tex got booed he said he’d boo him too the way he was performing.
    Or Harper didn’t get that quote right. He’ll tell you himself that Jeter and the old guard don’t/won’t even talk w/him one-on-one.

  23. mungman69 - Oct 19, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    If they can’t stand the heat get out of the city.

  24. teedraper - Oct 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Worst fans in all of baseball….by FAR!

    These idiot Yankee fans think booing helps…bitches sit in the stands & cheer. If u can’t do that then STFU.

  25. teedraper - Oct 19, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    “I think booing is the most stupid thing anyone could do at a professional sporting event (and i’m from Philly) there’s not a single person doing the booing that could come close to the success these players have acheived. can you imagine being booed at what ever it is you do to earn a living ? it’s entertainment folks.”


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