Gotta love this video, but I wonder what they did with the footage of the 39 ks that preceeded it?
Ya, this would be better if 2004 didn’t happen. Ah well.
I love the Brett Boone reaction shot. Perfect recreation!
Haven’t seen this brought up anywhere in a while but wanted to know what you guys thought of the curtain call at Yankee Stadium.
I am just going to throw some stats out there
4 home runs
Score at time of home runs
Four curtain calls…
Do Yanks fans agree with this? Do they wish the curtain call was used for more dramatic instances?
I have been to about 50+ Sox games and have never witnessed a curtain call, and there was never a time I thought it was needed.
4 home runs in his first 20 plate appearances? That’s Ruthian. The curtain calls won’t stop until he hits one every 10 ab’s.
Should we make his Hall of Fame plaque now or later?
Eh, it’s just good fun. It’s better than booing ARod unnecessarily.
Looking at this issue with a little more seriousness, this is definitely not the first time a Sox fan has brought this up on the site. The implication, it seems to me, is that Yanks fans are somehow less intelligent, less sophisticated, more yahoohish for doling out curtain calls like there’s no tomorrow. Frankly, why the hate for all the love? It’s a way to show engagement in the game, certainly preferable to doing the wave and the other silly things mobs can do. It’s just fans rooting their team on.
‘The implication, it seems to me, is that Yanks fans are somehow less intelligent, less sophisticated, more yahoohish for doling out curtain calls like there’s no tomorrow.’
This was not the point of my post. It was more of a ‘It takes all the fun out of the curtain call, when something actually amazing and important happens in a game.’ Such as a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 9th in a 3-5 game that your losing. Or a pitcher, such as Clemens, pitches 8 innings of 2 hit ball for a 1-0 win.
It just seems like now times like those you can’t really do any better than a curtain call so what do you do for them. Hey if Shelly can get one for a homer in a 14-3 game where is the line drawn for when you shouldn’t give one.
Then why bring up the counter-example of what happens at Fenway? Are you not comparing one fan base to another? Is there no implication that Sox fans know what they’re doing at a game while Yanks fans cheapen moments?
Anyway, I see the point. It’s not something that bothers me because generally large groups of people don’t act in the most deliberate reasoned way. But, yes, I guess it makes it harder to distinguish the good moments from the truly spectacular (based on fan noise and actions).
Yanks fans are somehow less intelligent, less sophisticated, more yahoohish for doling out curtain calls like there’s no tomorrow
Couldn’t have said it better myself, Nick! ;-)
Maybe instead of curtain calls, we Yankee fans should show how intelligent and sophisticated they are by throwing pizza slices at Duncan?
the pizza slice throw?!
That was an act of comic brilliance!
Seems like another good topic for a backyard video! :)
I have said this 1 Million times, there is a different crowd in Yankee stadium then there is in Fenway. Yankee Stadium is filled with 1st timers, out of towners and so on…It’s like Disneyland/world. I don’t mean to sound arrogant, but I can’t tell you how many times I am at a game and I hear “Who’s that?” Oh that’s (Insert name of someone not named Alex, Derek, Jorge, Hideki, Mo, etc..) In my experience (10 or so games) the Red Sox fan base at Fenway is more of a regular crowd…I could be way off here, but that’s just my opinion and why I think there are soooo many curtain calls.
How much do we really need to read into this? Duncan isn’t getting the ccs because the homers are clutch, but because he’s a new kid on the block out of nowhere and it seems like he’s going yard every other at bat. so the fans are having a lot of fun with him now, and why not? 55,000 people enjoying a feel-good story, and if they get a bit carried away, there’s no harm. obviously, they’re not trying to “show up” the opposition, and those who are so grinch-like and small minded that they can’t understand this only deserve to exist in the sad funk that they create for themselves. i won’t say this is the natural state of the sox fan, though it is certainly the natural state of some sox fans. i think the “guardians of baseball tradition,” whatever that means, can lighten up and catch up with the times. cheering for the shelly duncan on tuesday hasn’t got beans to do with what happens in the 9th inning on wednesday, or at any other time.
All I know is there seems to be a direct corollation between the increasing numbers of regular-season curtain calls at Yankee Stadium and the decreasing numbers of postseason curtain calls at Yankee Stadium.
So far be it from me to discourage fan enthusiasm. Shelley Duncan smashes a double? Curtain call! Legs out an infield hit? Curtain call! Draws a walk? Curtain call! Hits a popup that goes really, really high? Curtain call!
At this rate, the Yankees will be eliminated from the playoffs tomorrow!
if the players stop coming out of the dugout to tip their cap after meaningless home runs, the fans will possibly catch on and stop begging for them to do it.
it’s the players’ fault that the fans are cheering! We’re taking cynicism to new levels here.
if youre referring to my comment- cmon, youre better than twisting words when you know what I meant.
Listen this is a silly argument. I don’t like the CC’s, but I truly don’t mind them. This has been a rooooough season for Yankee fans, true fans that watch everyday and have had to endure a bunch of underachieving superstars, so if the fans want to give CC’s go for it. Who is it hurting? And as Paul said as Sox fans you should be psyched if there is a direct corellation between CC’s and playoff wins!
Yankee Stadium holds what? 20k more people than Fenway? So of course there’s going to be more people that are less hardcore.
But they aren’t the people that demand a curtain call. It’s the more knowledgeable fans (not the stick in the ass traditionalists) and precisely because it’s fun. The roll call is silly too, and there’s no reason for it, except again that it’s just plain fun.
Now why the curtain call? I think it all depends. And the fans know the differences.
When Shelly is smacking his HR’s – it’s just a silly moment. The bench is into it and so are the fans.
Now when A-Rod hits has his three HR game in the ALCS, that’s when we’ll see a legit curtain call.
YF wrote –
“55,000 people enjoying a feel-good story, and if they get a bit carried away, there’s no harm. obviously, they’re not trying to “show up” the opposition, and those who are so grinch-like and small minded that they can’t understand this only deserve to exist in the sad funk that they create for themselves.”
Hey man, Dirty Water is not “sad funk.” It’s a 60s garage anthem. Get hip.
At least this thread was guided away from that horrible, horrible video posted…
my plan worked perfectly :)
Paul, that’s actually a negative correlation..
sweet caroline, ymca…now that’s more ridiculous than a curtain call to encourage a young player…i love the way any of you try to suggest how i should act at a game i paid good money for…as long as i’m not insulting folks around me, throwing things, and otherwise breaking the law, screw all of you, including the more pompous yf’s…how ’bout the stupid “yuk” call for youklis after he does basically nothing…geez we get criticized when we boo and criticized when we cheer…i wish i had a better understanding of how bitter it is to be a sox fan, or a pompous no-fun yank fan…
was I being pompous?! Which YF’s were being pompous?
no, not you nick…you actually stuck up for the less enlightened of us, and i appreciate it…not kidding…going to a ballgame is supposed to be fun, not cerebral…
my friend sent me an email (he reads the site but just doesn’t like to comment for whatever reason). He’s a Yanks fan and he likes to be combative (he should comment here I say!). This is what he wrote at the height of the angry discussion today:
“Do Red Sox fans think it would be a sign of Derek Jeter’s triumphant
captaincy if he got out and directed fans on curtain calls? Yankee Stadium
should also start preventing children from purchasing hot dogs and ice cream
at games and instead hand out more information on the last time a Yankee
pitcher threw 110 pitches in 8 innings and gave up 5 runs and lost in the
112th game of the season. That way the young fans would truly have something
to remember: baseball is not fun.”
i like your friend
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