Anonymous YF Email: Closet Haters Edition

This into my private email box, from a diehard Yankees fan I know well. S/he shall remain nameless, to protect the innocent.


See, this is what I’m talking about.  Here is a shot after Wright’s game-winner last night.  The Mets are all celebrating, and that’s Delgado giving Wright a NOOGIE!  Funny moment.  The only one on the Yanks I can see giving anyone a noogie is Jeets, and if he did it to, say, ARod, ARod would be like, "Dude, what the fuck?  You’re messing up my hair…."  Can you imagine Sheff giving Robi Cano a noogie?  He’d be more likely to randomly punch Cano in the face for no reason.

7 comments… add one
  • No way Jeter gives anyone a noogie unless their head happened to be in the way of his pumping fist. Giambi might, but I can’t see Jeter displaying that much personality.

    Marti Hart May 6, 2006, 11:50 am
  • Specious. I can see Bubba gettting noogied by just about anyone on the team. The team is always on the field after wins, high-fiving in a line, and it seems genuine, if professional. There’s nothing wrong with acting like adults. And what the heck does it matter anyway? You don’t get any extra games in the standings for “noogieness.”

    YF May 6, 2006, 12:37 pm
  • SF’s friend is obviously a Sox fan, or misremembers the glory days of the most recent dynasty for whom I assume he/she rooted). The 1996-2000 group was considered uber professional. They probably averaged less noogies per season than most other teams (during that same time, Carl Everett and V-Tek would noogie each other every couple of days-the Sox led the league in noogies and were perennially 2nd place finishers). Anyway, as YF points out, a noogie is just a noogie, and wins are cure-alls. This same “yanks fan” will be noogying his Gary Sheffield bobblehead during the Yanks’s 2006 world series victory celebration.

    NickYF May 6, 2006, 12:55 pm
  • I notice that neither Nick nor YF dispute the possibility of Sheff spontaneously punching Cano in the face, however.

    SF May 6, 2006, 1:24 pm
  • Jason Varitek is unlikely to give a noogie out to anyone. The only “playful” shinanigans I can imagine in the Sox clubhouse are weird frat towel snaps and shaving inappropriate messages into each others’ heads when losing bets.
    Sheffield gave up “noogies” when he gave up “sinnin.”

    walein May 6, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • Don’t forget that back in the day, DJ used to rub Zim’s head until callouses developed (though I don’t know if that qualifies as giving noogies, exactly). Doubt that Matsui knows what a noogie is, and I don’t think anyone on the team has the hops to even attempt a Unit noogie. On the flipside, I can see Trot Nixon rampantly noogieing strippers at Mons Venus during trips to Tampa.

    Spidey May 6, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • I believe those calluses on Zimmer’s head actually provided the grips Pedro used in that infamous playoff brawl…

    Paul A. May 6, 2006, 9:45 pm

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