Connecticut is Yankee territory, by a whisker. We expect nothing less, what with the rudderless Joe Lieberman and his convenient allegiances setting the example.
by SF on June 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm in
Current Affairs,General Red Sox,General Yankees,Miscellany · 13 comments
Ahhh the good old Quinnipiac polling institute…Turk Wendell and Polling, what we alumni can hang our hats on.
As for the story, I wouldn’t drink from a Red Sox mug either. So take that dishwasher.
John - YF June 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm
The poll was conducted right after a nine-game winning streak by New York. Might it have been different if it had been started on April 27? Where’s Nate Silver to smooth out the noise here?
FenSheaParkway June 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm
I propose snap-polling immediately following each overly-demonstrative fist pump from Joba Chamberlain or Jonathan Papelbon; focus group-polling following extended exposure to portaits of Mark Teixeira’s “I just hit on your wife” at-bat face and Kevin Youkilis’ “I have to both pee and poop right now” jiggly at-bat stance; and, finally, robocalls asking what people think of the “grittiness” of Dustin Pedroia and Brett Gardner. By the end of it they’ll all be rooting for the Phillies or Mets.
IronHorse June 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm
“Mark Teixeira’s “I just hit on your wife” at-bat face…”
BINGO!!! I’ve been trying to define for myself exactly what he looks like at bat…this is the perfect description!
And, if he keeps hitting like he’s been, he can hit on MY wife for all I care. No, wait…strike that. :)
nettles June 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Did Sterling really go into his A-Bomb routine last night after Matsui’s homer?
I'mBillMcNeal June 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm
How wrong is that? Not only do Matsui and A-Rod not look anything alike, but calling an A-bomb from a Japanese player… I mean, wow.
CT will always be a Yankee state as a whole as long as the vast majority of Connecticutians live in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Mine was a lonely life growing up in West Haven and North Haven…
Paul SF June 3, 2009 at 4:39 pm
I used to go to Rookies and the Arch in high school with a fake ID! Ah, the memories!
Good to see the Yankees taking back territory in this real life version of Stratego. We’re taking Rhode Island and Western Mass next!
Rob June 3, 2009 at 4:50 pm
John - YF June 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm
People have said a lot of things about Sterling. Two of then are not, “he’s good,” and “he’s thoughtful.” Maybe they used to, but as it is in life, all good things come to an end.
My dad insists that when he was a kid growing up in Manchester in the 40s and 50s, Connecticut was all Red Sox fans.
I'mBillMcNeal June 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Sterling called him the “sayonara kid”? Blech.
rootbeerfloat June 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm
To be (maybe slightly) fair to JS, he actually caught himself on the air and realized his mistake. He also pointed this out (and laughed about it) during the post game show.
Still awful though. That and plenty of “that ball is high, it is far, it is.. caught at the wall..”
Lar June 3, 2009 at 5:51 pm
“calling an A-bomb from a Japanese player… I mean, wow” Kudos to Paul for picking up on this – made me laugh. uncomfortably.
IronHorse June 3, 2009 at 11:11 pm
It’s only awkward if we make it so, guys!
Sterling sure is entertaining sometimes.
Atheose June 4, 2009 at 7:56 am
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