Yanks fans sabotage Rudy’s campaign

From the Post:

Some Rudy Giuliani
volunteers bused here from New York City struck out as they went door
to door in advance of Tuesday’s Granite State primary while wearing
caps or jackets of the hated New York Yankees.

"Some people really don’t think," said a person with knowledge of the situation.

"You’re in the middle of Red Sox Nation wearing stuff from their enemy. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

"Can you image if people were running around The Bronx in Red Sox hats?" he added.

Giuliani reps didn’t immediately return calls for comment.

Giuliani, a longtime Yankee fan, raised eyebrows in his home state this
fall, after the Bronx Bombers were eliminated from the playoffs, when
he said he would root for the hated Red Sox to win the World Series
because they are an American League team.

This is what Rudy gets for rooting for the Sox. You think this was accidental?

We never forget.

17 comments… add one
  • This is HILARIOUS
    Made my morning.
    Of course, I can’t stand Rudy, so you have to make allowances…………

    dabize January 7, 2008, 12:35 pm
  • I don’t know which this paints in a more embarrassing light: the Giuliani campaign’s “organization,” or the political savvy of Yankee fans… Hilarious indeed.

    Hudson January 7, 2008, 12:38 pm
  • We’re up here campaigning for Obama and I would have worn a Sox hat I believe in him so much. Great idea!

    Mike YF January 7, 2008, 12:40 pm
  • What’s with the use of the Red Sox on the campaign trail? John Edwards the other day was saying he’s like the Red Sox, I guess saying he’s the underdog to Clinton’s and Obama’s Yankees. I guess he thinks it’s still January 2004…

    Paul SF January 7, 2008, 12:41 pm
  • Clinton and the Yankees works (barely), but nothing about Obama says either team. Unfortunately for Edwards, the Sox analogy only works if you mean multi-millionaire that pretends they’re an underdog. Hard time selling that as being for the poor.

    Mike YF January 7, 2008, 12:48 pm
  • I think what Edwards meant to say is that he’s the Royals, Clinton is the Yankees and Obama is the 1980 USA hockey team.

    FenSheaParkway January 7, 2008, 12:53 pm
  • “I don’t know which this paints in a more embarrassing light: the Giuliani campaign’s “organization,” or the political savvy of Yankee fans”
    Yes because all Yankee Fans have no political savvy or smarts. Thanks for painting us all with the same brush yet again Hudson.

    sam-YF January 7, 2008, 12:53 pm
  • And the point of my post is that these Yanks fans are being extremely savvy! (Crazy like a fox savvy)

    Nick-YF January 7, 2008, 12:55 pm
  • I agree with Sam, Hudson. The generalization isn’t cool.

    Paul SF January 7, 2008, 1:02 pm
  • “Crazy like a fox savvy”
    I love it.

    The Sheriff (Andrews) January 7, 2008, 1:15 pm
  • That should teach Rudy :)

    The Sheriff (Andrews) January 7, 2008, 1:16 pm
  • Oh, poor YFs. Can’t take a little ribbing on a site designed for fans of rival teams. You have to admit that this is hilarious.
    And seriously, I can’t think of any other team’s fans that would take their supremacy so for granted that they would forget they were wearing opposing colors in enemy territory while trying to woo the residents of that territory. I’m still a-chuckle.

    Hudson January 7, 2008, 1:52 pm
  • P.S. I’m going door-to-door in Crips territory wearing Bloods colors. Not!

    Hudson January 7, 2008, 2:01 pm
  • “Oh, poor YFs. Can’t take a little ribbing on a site designed for fans of rival teams. ”
    Apparently Hudson you are willing to give criticism but not accept it. Sorry you cant take some ribbing in return for your own comments without becoming defensive.
    “And seriously, I can’t think of any other team’s fans that would take their supremacy so for granted that they would forget they were wearing opposing colors in enemy territory while trying to woo the residents of that territory.”
    Again here you are generalizing about a huge fanbase based on the actions of at most a few people. I can assure that others from other fanbases have made this same mistake in fact Ive seen a guy handing out Obama stickers in Unions Square with a Sox beanie on. Im not sure where the venomous hate you have for yankee fans comes from but it never ceases to amaze me.
    Also, members of the Red Sox “nation” wear their hats and shirts all over New York City every day. They may not be trying to “woo anyone” but there is some level of the exact same thing you are taking about for yankees fans. Jump off the high horse and come back to reality and realize that overall the fanbases of the yankees and the sox are really not too different.

    sam-YF January 7, 2008, 2:24 pm
  • and realize that overall the fanbases of the yankees and the sox are really not too different.
    Actually, I disagree! We ARE different, in many ways. But neither fanbase can or should claim any kind of superiority in general, which is the key thing.
    I am not at all like YF, and that has something (not everything, of course) to do with the fact that he grew up in NY and I grew up in Boston. They are two different cities, imparting different things to different people. It’s a good thing that we are different. I am not trying to pick apart your comment, sam, because I think I know what you mean by it, but I do think that there are city-inspired differences.

    SF January 7, 2008, 2:46 pm
  • SF true enough we are all very different. However, there are as many differences within fanbases as there are between fanbases. I feell that i have more in common with SFs who can have a cerebral conversation about baseball and our teams than the jackass who sits in the bleachers saying the yankees are the greatest thing ever since we won 26 world series.
    The point of my post was that most generalizations made about YFs or SFs or any other group dont work. You can usually find examples of certain types on both sides of the aisle (or diamond, if you will).

    sam-YF January 7, 2008, 2:55 pm
  • I feel that i have more in common with SFs who can have a cerebral conversation about baseball and our teams than the jackass who sits in the bleachers saying the yankees are the greatest thing ever since we won 26 world series.
    You shouldn’t have trouble finding either of those two fan types, there are tons of both.
    ;-)

    SF January 7, 2008, 3:01 pm

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