1. (used with a sing. verb) Good faith; sincerity.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Information that serves to guarantee a person’s good faith, standing, and reputation; authentic credentials
A quick note about this site, and a quick exposition on the state of our fandom and some recent exchanges in these parts. First, we love all the debate here; it’s intelligent (pretty much), funny (sometimes), and for the most part in the spirit of friendly rivalry. We started the site because though we are supporters of hated rivals, YF and I are great friends. We hoped that the site would make some of our more interesting private email exchanges on the Sox and Yanks public (we’re vain), offer some humor and intelligence about the state of the rivalry to others, and encourage more debate between other fans on the New York and Boston sides of the keyboard. To our surprise, the site has grown much more than we ever expected, and there even is a sense of a YFSF "community" that goes beyond just two of us and Nick, our esteemed newcomer. Recently, however, YF has been challenged about the level of his devotion to the Yankees, and it’s been debated whether he supports them enough. I find this ridiculous, partly because I know YF but also because it makes me vulnerable to the same charge. Both YF and I are sincere devotees of our teams. YF is a New York lifer. His appreciation and knowledge of the historic achievements of the Yankees verges on the professional, his knowledge of general baseball history is surely that. I grew up in suburban Boston the son of a second generation season ticket holder (my grandfather got the seats in the 40s), often shunning those first baseline tickets on occasion just to "slum it" in the bleachers, where I would usually sit alone on the weekends scoring the game. So we root for our teams’ successes pretty much unconditionally. And though there are moments when we disagree with personnel moves, moments when we have to squint our eyes and peer through our hands hoping that someone we hate gets a game-winning hit or throws a big strikeout, and moments when we want to cower in a corner embarrassed over some stupid quip plastered in the tabloids by a prominent right-wing member of the team, we never waver in rooting for them to emerge victorious. The site is about a rivalry, a forum for debate about that rivalry, and we expect everyone, ourselves included, to not toe the party line about that rivalry unless that’s what you sincerely believe. In the end, though, there should be no question who we each want to score the most runs.
Now, back to the fray. Go
Yankees Red Sox!!