Red is the New Pinstripe?

Forget WARP and WHIP.  Forget Pythagorean wins and VORP.  Who needs to dig into that obtuse stuff when you can surf over to the elegant stylings of the Mariner Housewife.  In this post she articulates what a good portion of our readership feels, but without any silly stats, any crazy numbers, or any scientific theories (wait, she must really be a Yankees fan!).  It’s just good old fashioned dislike, directed at the Red Sox. 

It took a while, but I think we’ve arrived.

13 comments… add one
  • Arrived as in become like the Yankees? I’m not sure I follow.

    rk April 18, 2006, 9:27 am
  • That’s the best the Post-Intelligencer can do? Weak.

    YF April 18, 2006, 10:16 am
  • Did she actually name her son Brendan Ichiro?? D’oh. I guess it’s better than Brendan Buhner or Brendan Putz, but still, that kid has some serious wedgies to look forward to when he hits junior high.

    Spidey April 18, 2006, 12:37 pm
  • Ha. Or, when he’s playing the OF somewhere else.
    I have a buddy with a son named Trot, and a dog named Nomar – I never let him live it down. But, he also has a “B” tattoo on his back and a T-shirt that nominates Munson for the aviator of the year award…so I guess it was par for the course.

    Brad April 18, 2006, 12:43 pm
  • Anytime a Sox-hater proclaims “I’m sick of their stupid good pitching,” we’ve definitely arrived.

    MJL in L.A. April 18, 2006, 12:50 pm
  • Well that’s just pathetic. How the hell are we worse than the Yankees fans?? Maybe the bandwagoners are, but those of us who gave a shit before they won aren’t as rude as she makes us out to be. I shouldn’t have read that. The more I read, the angrier I became. Ugh. I’m going to calm myself down now.

    Laura April 18, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • losing really sours some people. as a mariner fan i would look at the bright side of things, there’s only 4 teams in your division, your city can’t support an NBA franchise, teen pregnancy and suicide are both on the decline in the greater King County. with so much abound in the pacific northwest how do you have time to think about the sox….being a single mom and all?
    as for the analogy of the sox being your boyfriends buddy….don’t tell him what we did to you over the weekend.
    johnny amon (there’s no “D” in damon) is comming on the Dan Patrick show in a couple minutes.

    sf rod April 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Hopefully there’s a lot of other people joining her in jumping off the bandwagon. There’s been some discussion around here (Western Mass) about Sox fans secretly hoping for a stinker of a season just because it would “purge” out a lot of the fairweather fans. If this team is managing to accomplish that feat WITHOUT sending their season down the tubes, I’ll be a very happy man.

    airk April 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • EDIT: “secretly hoping for a stinker” is putting it too strongly. I should’ve said “secretly not minding too much if the season is a stinker”

    airk April 18, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • In a way, airk, I agreee. I can’t really stand those among us that don’t know who Dave Stapleton is, or think that the Sox have a championship.
    I would never wish for a bad season, but I would like to get rid of that crap. I grew up in Stonington CT, which is near Pawtucket, so my fandom stretches pretty far back with the Sox, but here in New Haven, it seems like the really popular thing to be, and it pisses me off sometimes. It’s the reason I can’t get a good ticket to a Saturday game sometimes, and I hate it.
    That being said, the Yankees have the bandwagon problem a million times worse than the Sox. Those who know absolutely nothing about baseball or ever will, somehow, love the Yankees. It Baffles me.

    Brad April 18, 2006, 4:53 pm
  • Bandwagoners will always be bandwagoners, and if the Sox were to end up stinking, the bandwagoners who are on now would jump off, only to reappear when the team re-emerged as a contender.
    In New York, because it’s such a large city and there are two high-profile teams, you see this phenomenon on almost a yearly basis, and sometimes you see the bandwagon jumping happening in real-time, just during the winning and losing streaks within a season. The worst is during the playoffs, when every hirsute, bad sunglassed New Yorker shows up on the train with their Yankees cap in full view. In Boston it’s probably not much different, except one doesn’t fear for his or her life by rolling their eyes at these people.
    Caring about what bandwagoners do shouldn’t be a preoccupation for any of us more devoted fans, I don’t think.

    SF April 18, 2006, 4:53 pm
  • yeah, I get where you’re coming from, SF.

    Brad April 18, 2006, 4:55 pm
  • Still, it’d be nice to get a 15 dollar ticket for my team, but I’m not willing to trade the winning for it –

    Brad April 18, 2006, 4:56 pm

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