Yankees “Fans” — Shame on You

Yankees Empty Seats Baseball

Empty seats with the AL East crown on the line?

Shame on you, Yankees “fans.” Let’s start by making one thing clear — this is not a boo-hoo post, I long ago declared the Red Sox done for the year. Although I don’t like it, I’ve come to terms with the reality of the situation. A baseball fan at heart, I was still excited to watch the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays battle it out last night. And battle it out they did — this was a great game until it got blown open at the end and the Rays won 7-2. Sure, there was a long rain delay. But the division is on the line people — act accordingly.

Now I know from experience how much Yankees fans hate to hear from Bostonians how the Red Sox have the best fans in baseball and the Yankees are a bunch of snotty front-runner wannabe fans. Well, you did a pretty good job of backing up Boston fans’ sentiments last night, and even your own players are noticing. “To me, it was a totally different feel,” Yankees slugger Lance Berkman said. “The crowd was gone, the electricity that was there the first two games was gone.” Way to help out your team, New York.

The stadium at the beginning of this game was about 46,000 fans deep — only 90% of the stadium’s capacity to begin with, which is shocking. After the rain delay, about half of that number remained, and watching on TV the last few innings the stands looked bare — despite the game being knotted at 2-1. I understand that there was a rain delay, and it was a Wednesday night, but I thought that New York was the city that never sleeps — this game ended at 12:30am people. Furthermore, I know that Fenway park is tiny and can only handle about 35,000 fans. This excuse doesn’t work either. The New York metropolitan population is 19 million people, whereas the Boston metropolitan are is home to 4.5 million people.

This would never happen in Boston — I can very comfortably say that — not during a heated divisional race when you are playing against the team right on your heals. New Yorkers should be ashamed — don’t try to tell me how great your fans are any longer. What’s your excuse this time? How can you possibly defend this? C.C. Sabathia is going against David Price tonight in a rematch of the pitching gem these two put on this September 13th. I’ll be watching, but will anyone in New York?

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40 responses to “Yankees “Fans” — Shame on You

  1. j-bone

    ask the whipped justin beiber look alike golden boy tom terrific who gets out played by new york qb’s about boston fans

    • Couple huge differences — it was game 1 of the season, not in the midst of a playoff race. It was not a close game, at all. Boston fans talk there talk about the baseball fans here and give Yankees fans crap, which has nothing to do with football in either city. And Brady did call them out, as he should, so good for him. So good point.

  2. j-bone

    oh and your picture not from last night

  3. Teck

    good point J-Bone…but still the Yanks fans are despicable for leaving. Phils have sold out like 120 consecutive games

  4. j-bone

    they will be selling out play off games, boston will be watching football, oh and leaving that early

  5. Alan Weeks

    New York fans are so good, that they infiltrated your house, and made you watch a game you wouldn’t have even turned on!

  6. j-bone

    despicable for leaving? there was a 2 hr rain delay with no promise of the game restarting. You want to talk about despicable tell phillies fans to stay they hell off the field, your delaying the game because you are a bunch of drunk a-holes.

  7. j-bone

    Constantly talking about how you are the best fans is baseball is like the guy who always talks about how big his junk is, the more talk about it the more insecure they really are.

  8. A. Rab Money

    my only point here, besides the obvious being the game was on a long delay, but it is the end of september and the division is on the line, so there should be people in the stands. A large amount of the tix for the seats you saw were empty are owned by corporations and hand outs for people to use, in most cases these are not true fans. the people you see still in their seats are the real fans, but part of the stadium being so expensive is that a lot of the better seats go to random people who are not real fans.

  9. Kevin Youkillis

    If we are gonna discuss good teams with bad fans you have to mention the Rays. They are by far the worst. The whole team may have to dismantle next year just because they do not have money to pay them.

    • Which is sad, but you have to give the rays credit — that is one hell of a team for 1/3 of the money the Yankees spent.

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      • Now did you copy and paste or did you type that word out each time? Cause if you did type it each time it’s ironically representative of the inefficiencies that Yankees have shown this millenium! It’s funny to see it spread from the team to their fans.

      • j-bone

        i would have done less even though i could have done more but i get my cues from the yankees not the red sox

      • With the money the Yankees wasted over just the second highest spending team in those years you could have fed 284,586 children in need of food — for a decade. Selfish bastards!

  10. J-bone

    Ill send them my leftovers after I’m done with lunch

  11. Teck

    Whoa whoa whoa….i dont hold the yankees responsible for their fans from Jersey (slo-mo)and i i would expect that you dont hold phillies fans responsible from their fans from jersey…the guy who vomitted on the child was from jersey.

    If anything i think we have to partly blame always sunny in Philadelphia for the latest fan incident. And while it does delay the game slightly a) as umpire joe west said its just plain awful how long the yanks vs sox games were taking b) none of our fans left due to the delay

    finally i read an interesting article about the Ray’s the other day (which i will try to find a link too) saying how the locatino of the Trop really kills their attendance numbers. apparently its really difficult to get to from any of the bigger cities and its not close to them to begin with. that being said the Ray’s organization has to be one of the best run in baseball…to have put together the run they have with so little money. Unfortunately they will have to somewhat dismantle their team in the offseason cuase htey cant afford to pay crawford, pena and soriano

    • Very true about Jersey and the Rays. I’d love to see the Rays have a Florida Marlins/Arizona Diamondbacks type season where they ultimately beat the Yankees and go on to win a World Series. The Yankees are a bunch of chumps. Nick Swisher? You kidding me? Guy stands in front of the mirror flexing and geling his hair for 2 hours every morning when he wakes up.

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