Not Dogs

Nick took a swipe at Boston Dirt Dogs yesterday regarding their Johnny Damon Standing Ovation Countdown, with the thought that they were encouraging Boston fans to "cheer" Damon, "cheer" meaning something other than clapping and smiling affirmatively.  I defended BDD (though I understood where Nick was coming from), interpreting their countdown somewhat differently.  Today they came through, with a post urging Sox fans to do the right thing and give Johnny, at least initially, the rousing ovation he truly deserves. Bravo to them.

13 comments… add one

  • Is this the biggest non-issue ever? Who really cares? Sox fans who want to boo Damon are damn well within their rights. Those who want to show a little appreciation for an old “friend” turned “enemy”–that’s fine, too. Just so long as their booing at the end of the game, after the Yanks win–that’s my only concern.

    YF April 27, 2006, 10:29 am
  • My bad. Good job by BDD.

    NickYF April 27, 2006, 10:39 am
  • I prefer the idea (don’t remember who came up with it) that when Damon steps to the plate in Fenway the first time since the trade, 34,000 people all whip out newspapers and ignore the scene.

    Hudson April 27, 2006, 12:38 pm
  • i liken this situation to having a girlfriend leave you for a buddy. it’s easy to look back and remember all the lies she told you. when you see them out together in the bar you don’t go up and appluade them for past services. you look for your buddys old girl and give it to her hard. so bend over mo.

    sf rod April 27, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Dude, what’s wrong with you? Seriously.

    SF April 27, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Except…it’s a little different than that. Stop reading US Weekly SF Rod!

    walein April 27, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • SF Rod: We seriously don’t want to censor the writing on this site, and we absolutely don’t want it to devolve into nasty, misogyny, which seems beneath everyone’s dignitude around here, yours included. So please consider this a warning to keep it clean and (reasonably) respectful. More like the above will not be tolerated.

    YF April 27, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • are you guys serious? wow. well i did enjoy this site for the last few years as everyone seemed down to earth. take care guys, it was fun.

    sf rod April 27, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • What exactly is “down to earth” about your metaphor, SFR?

    SF April 27, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • LMAO!! SF rod was just like Cartman from that South Park show, “Screw you guys, I’m goin’ home.”

    bloodyank78 April 27, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • I think we can appreciate the idea sfrod was trying, strenuously wading through immaturity, to express – instead of booing Damon, the Sox should beat the Yanks on the field.
    Which is a fine sentiment that I think everyone here could appreciate (no matter if you think people would be right in booing him or not). Thing is, instead of saying that, all the came out was: “I’m not a particularly nice person.” Which is unfortunate – for this thread as well as for yourself. (I was going to be more… creative there, but politeness prevailed.)
    The Cartman analogy is dead-on. And really, Mo? I hate the Yankees, and I respect that guy. Even if he does look like a fruit bat.

    rk April 27, 2006, 4:44 pm
  • The best damn Fruit Bat ever to play the game my friend.

    walein April 27, 2006, 5:39 pm
  • yeah, that cartman analogy is right on. but you should probably stop watching south park as their humor is off color and down right misogynistic, immature, and overall disengenious to your dignity. if “give it to her hard” is enough to make me “not a good person”, i’m ok with that. everyone must look real small from your pedestal. i guess i’ll just go back to giggling at the video of a-rod making nuckle babies with his bat. cause that’s on the level.

    sf rod April 27, 2006, 6:51 pm

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