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Wanted: Real Yankees fans. Will accept, well, everyone

May 31, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

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Gotta go see this over at Deadspin. AT&T is going to do a commercial saluting Mariano Rivera, and Deadspin got hold of the casting call. They’re looking for “ONLY REAL YANKEE fans,” you see, and the thing details exactly what that means.

Among them “street musicians – all sorts of music and peeps, but really cool- from rockers to string bands, to violins, to accordion players, to something really unique” and “Great old guy Chess player types. Think Seymour Cassell meets Scatman Crothers.”  After the entire list is read basically every demographic is covered, at least in a quasi-entertainment stereotype way.

No word on whether “sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, and dweebies” need apply.

  1. sdelmonte - May 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Basically, the only way you can’t apply if you show up with a Mets or Red Sox cap.

  2. Liam - May 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Crap, I don’t meet any of those categories. If anyone needs me, I’ll be looking for a new team to support.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 31, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Sluts are always welcome…

  4. rbj1 - May 31, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    How about those of us who went to Yankee games and rooted in the 1980s?

    The spontaneous cheering when learning of Steinbrenner’s banishment was awesome.

  5. kopy - May 31, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    What about pimps, ho’s, players, johns, tricks, marks, mark-ass tricks, trick-ass marks, skeezers, skanks, skig-scags, and scallywhops?

    • cur68 - May 31, 2013 at 6:25 PM

      Prolly hosers, too

      • historiophiliac - May 31, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        Posers?

    • cackalackyank - May 31, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Isn’t that spelled “playahs”?

  6. lazlosother - May 31, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Damn, if they’d included “cluelss looking middle aged guy in a hawaiian shirt” I’d have been in.

    • lazlosother - May 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      spelling clueless wrong, priceless.

      • bigharold - May 31, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        Yes it is, .. bet me to it.

        Nice recovery!

      • bigharold - May 31, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        beat me to it.

        Not as priceless.

  7. yankeesgameday - May 31, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    I hope Abe Froman makes the commercial. You know, the sausage king of Chicago.

    • sabatimus - May 31, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      Abe would have to have an exclusionary category entitled “snooty or snotty maitre d’s”

  8. bigharold - May 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    “No word on whether “sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, and dweebies” need apply.”

    While they didn’t expressly forbid me, .. I think I’m somewhere on “no not you list”.

  9. MrWorkrate - May 31, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    That’s the thing about Mariano. They all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.

  10. anxovies - May 31, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    What about nerds?

  11. billybawl - May 31, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    I see what you did there.

    Any word on whether the casting call includes the “brains, athletes, basket cases, princesses or criminals”?

    • sabatimus - May 31, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      Well, Paul Gleason is no longer with us, so I don’t see any roadblocks yet.

      • jwbiii - May 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

        http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gleaso001pau

        Yes, that’s him.

  12. ptfu - May 31, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Here’s what happened just before the creation of that casting call:

    • bigharold - Jun 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      “..and Methodist.”

      Gotta Love it!!!!!

  13. trollingforjustice - Jun 1, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    Isnt “Yankees” a racist name like “Redskins”?

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