Accidental Honesty

Losing is not something any of us like. Losing to Boston is one thing, but you’ve got to beat the teams you’re supposed to beat.—Brian Cashman, 6.3.05

The truth outs! The Red Sox, a team the Yankees are not supposed to beat! I couldn’t agree more. 

16 comments… add one
  • D’oh. Clearly, Cash is in a perpetual state of terror and that’s muddying his cognitive processes.

    Spidey June 4, 2005, 12:21 pm
  • Nice. It’s official–the Red Sox are in the Yankees’ head.

    Sox Fan in VT June 4, 2005, 2:19 pm
  • Do we even need to dignify this? Please.

    YF June 4, 2005, 5:33 pm
  • Nothing to dignify. No parsing. Cashman said it. Deal.

    SF June 4, 2005, 6:12 pm
  • Hey SF that’s something awfully thin to hang your hat on. But hey whatever floats your boat.

    MFY Fan June 4, 2005, 10:45 pm
  • You guys are so defensive and thin-skinned. The tide has turned. Yanks fans are the new Sox fans.

    SF June 4, 2005, 11:00 pm
  • I think we need like 85 more years of sucking before Yanks fans become like Sox fans. I mean, let’s be serious, no fans overcome being that pathetic for so long after just on season. I know that Sox fans think that they have, but that’s because they’ve sucked for almost 100 years and don’t know any better.

    Joe June 4, 2005, 11:09 pm
  • I’m with MFY and Joe here. Cashman was simply making the point that the Yanks need to beat up on the League’s dregs, and obviously they’re going to lose a few against elite teams like the Sox. Read whatever more you want into it, but the if you think the Yanks no longer believe they should beat the Sox, you’re judgment is seriously impaired.

    YF June 4, 2005, 11:20 pm
  • See three comments above. I repeat: YOU GUYS ARE SO THIN-SKINNED. NO SENSES OF HUMOR. AT ALL. GET A CLUE!!!!!!!!!

    SF June 5, 2005, 6:29 am
  • SF, I’ll believe your point when Yankee fans start wearing more Sox Hater caps than Yankee caps. Wait I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Sox hater cap. Gee, I guess we don’t even care enough about the Sox to hate them. Go Yankees, just 5 games out of first with 107 games to go.

    MFY Fan June 5, 2005, 10:16 am
  • That’s funny. First of all, I don’t think more Red Sox fans where MFY Hater caps than standard-issue Red Sox hats. It’s certainly not true here in Rhode Island where I am, and it’s probably not even true in NYC. No, I think that’s a gross exaggeration. And second of all, I do see quite a lot of Sox Hater t-shirts, so I don’t think you Yanks fans are quite as dispassionate as you think, in regards to the Red Sox and their fans. So yeah, basically, as SF said, you Yanks fans are just thin-skinned & lacking a sense of humor.

    Sam June 5, 2005, 10:26 am
  • Just look at the YFN responses to this post, and my point is proven. The post is clearly taking advantage of Cashman’s choice of words, hence the post itself and especially it’s punctuation. It was a joke. Not to generalize, but it seems like YFN lost all sense of irony with the loss of a 3-0 series lead. It’s kind of sad that this has to be explained, particularly to YF himself, who I know to be literate and not without a sense of irony. Spidey gets it, so follow his lead.

    SF June 5, 2005, 12:29 pm
  • Oh! We just didn’t get it. Because the irony was too delicate for us. Like the tasting menu at El Bulli. No, you’re a genius; the Feran Adria of RSN. We just didn’t realize. We’ll have to read between your lines more closely in the future. Right.

    YF June 5, 2005, 1:25 pm
  • Is it just me, or does SF come across as a petulant child? That’s so like our fellow fans from Boston: whine when they’re down, gloat when they’re up, and snivel in between. The entirety of RSN is just like a school in summer: no class.

    Joe June 5, 2005, 1:30 pm
  • God, you guys don’t let up. First, you don’t get a joke (I mean, how hard was it to get?), then, at least in YF’s case, you try to cover up said humorlessness with snobbish references to Catalan chef-geniuses. Call me confused. YF is as salty as Adria’s famed fleur-de-sel-sicles.

    SF June 5, 2005, 1:44 pm
  • Joe– We may whine when we’re down and gloat when we’re up, but if that means we have no class, then neither do you, sweety. Because if you hadn’t noticed from this site alone, let alone every time you hear a yankee fan open their mouths, yank fans are worse than sox fans. At least I’ll admit I’m bipolar when it comes to sports. So, please, get over yourself.

    Laura June 5, 2005, 3:34 pm

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