Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In their "LOCK HER UP!" moment, Redsock fans chant "YANKEES SUCK!" at Fenway

Last night, I thought I was hearing things. The mind plays tricks, you know... 

If you believe in demons from Hell, that shadow on the wall becomes the face of George Soros, and that barking dog in the alleyway proclaims you to be the Son of Sam. So last night, in the crowd noise behind Joe Buck's oh-so-witty pillow banter, I could swear I heard "YANKEES SUCK!" Weird, eh? Time to switch meds, eh? I chalked it up to advanced age. Me and Justice O'Connor. I was hearing starbursts from the universe again, that's all. Dementia has its privileges!

Well, holy crap! Turns out I was right! Boston fans - stripped of their precious, all-encompassing, beautiful self-pity - had nothing better to do last night than hurl some lumps of warm feces in the direction of New York. We should feel honored. It's as close to the 2018 world series as we'll get.

I fully understand Boston's bile. For 90 years, they self-identified as baseball's chosen people, a tribe singled out by God for joyous, masochistic pain and suffering, awaiting the championship they knew would never come. Then it came and went. Now, they win every few years, and as they masturbate in the stands, it's extra fun to remember the good old days, when they sustained themselves on sheer spitefulness. Build the wall! Lock her up! Yankees suck! It's all the same. It's a rollicking good time to clasp hands and join together in hate, wonderful hate. It's safer than handling serpents.

Funny thing, though. In their chants, Boston fans appear oblivious to a fact that is increasingly known across baseball: 

The Redsocks now are the Yankees. 

They spent $40 million more on this year's team, (and will next year, too, because our owner is a family disappointment and money-grubbing weasel.) There shall be no graciousness in this Green Monster crowd. There shall be no sportsmanship. They live to hate New York in all its forms, even clam chowder. And last night, when I first heard the chants and figured I must be losing my mind, I vaguely recall a secondary thought. 

By believing myself wrong, I was giving them more credit than they deserve. 

Sad bunch. They can't even enjoy a victory. Lock her up... Lock her up... Lock her up... Pathetic.

44 comments:

John M said...

Thanks for making a connection that was scratching at my cranium for a couple of years but never came together until now. "Lock her up" and "Yankees suck" are precisely the same stupid, ignorant, spiteful, hate-filled horseshit in different words.

Boston can win as many championships as they want, but the fan base--with some exceptions, like my cousin and her husband--are a bunch of dumb dickheads who will never get over their martyrdom.

I hope the Dodgers come back and kick their asses, and they are more than capable of doing it, too.

13bit said...

THANK YOU, DUQUE!

I also propose that, until Cashman delivers us a winning team, he must - as a daily reminder of the sacred trust and responsibility that he holds - be forced to wear a bad toupe and eye makeup, so that when he looks in the mirror he remembers where his duties lie.

A Point of View said...

Sometimes the shadows on the wall reflect reality and the chants are accurate.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Sometimes the shadows on the wall reflect reality and the chants are accurate.

Zen Koan 1: Was this written by a Trump supporter or a Red Sox fan?

Zen Koan 2: Which would you rather be, a Trump supporter or a Red Sox fan?

As one learns when one makes his whole body one great inquiry, there are no easy answers to a koan.

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


Back in reality: Numbers, one scout's POV on Thairo + Estevan in the fall league --

https://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2018/10/scouting_reports_on_yankees_in_arizona_fall_league.html

Anonymous said...

DITTO MR. DUQUE...

WHILE WATCHING THE GAME, I TURNED TO MY WIFE AND SAID, "DID I JUST HEAR, YANKEES SUCK?"....

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT....

YET, WHEN I THINK ABOUT THOSE SCUMBAGS, WHY WOULD I DOUBT IT?

THAT'S IT.

WAR.

I WANT EVERYBODY.

HARPER, MACHADO, CORBIN, BUMGARNER (BY TRADE)...

....AND HAPP.

EVERYBODY.

WE ALWAYS TOOK THE HIT FOR OUT-SPENDING EVERYONE AND HAVING THE HIGHEST PAYROLL.

NOW WE HAVE THE 6TH HIGHEST PAYROLL, AND NOBODY ACKNOWLEDGES IT. NOBODY CARES ABOUT IT AS LONG AS WE DON'T WIN THE RING.

THE RED SOX (AND DODGERS), OUTSPENT US BY A MILE, AND NOBODY SAYS A WORD. NOTHING.

WE CAN'T WIN EITHER WAY.....

....SO LETS ATTACK!

HAL!...COOP!....ATTACK!

AS FAR AS POLITICS GO, I'M GOING TO LAY LOW ON THE BOMBS SENT TO EVERYONE TODAY.

IT'S AWFUL.

.....BUT...

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

THINK ABOUT IT.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Yankees fans would never be so pathetic as to give a care about the Red Sox, were we winning a World Series game against the Dodgers. We concentrate on the opponent on hand, and could not care less about those we have already trampled.

That's the fans, mind you.

As for the team...what's the old adage? Give it enough time, and you become your enemy?

Sadly, the Red Sox have become what used to be us: a savvy, well-run team that is adept at choosing terrific role players, free agents, and other personnel; developing minor leaguers, and finding many different ways to win a ballgame.

We have become them: a one-dimensional team, spiritless and distracted, burdened by too many players who do nothing but swing for the fences, and directed by money-hungry idiots.

This does not bode well.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Oh, come on, ALL-CAPS! BOMBS are what Pres. Obama has "sown"? Or CNN?

Or some poor guy in the mailroom? Or a postman? Or people passing by?

Fuck Red Sox fans. They got nothing on you with that remark.

Your political side is winning, ALL-CAPS. It will probably continue to, for quite awhile to come.

One would think you would be happy with that, instead of tossing verbal bombs on this site.

You want to endorse murdering people here, this is going to get awfully ugly, awfully fast.

Anonymous said...

I had not watched the Dodgers this year and so last night was my first time both seeing them and hearing how the announcers present their relative strengths and weaknesses.

They rely on the long ball. They don't hit situationally (more on that below) and their manager pulled a dominant reliever out of the game to "get a better match up" and the new reliever promptly gave up a three run HR and put the game out of reach.

In other words they are the Yankees.

I really hope that Boston's display of offensive balance and approach to hitting comes back into vogue. They are A LOT better than the Dodgers. They were A LOT better than us.

Amazingly the only player who did hit situationally was Machado. He drove in three runs all by shortening his swing and making contact with guys in scoring position. Also he has a gun for an arm and when he cares (like he did yesterday) he can really bring it.

He probably earned 20 million dollars last night. (Because I've got him in the 8 year 230M range)

Last: At one point Dozier had to cover first and the announcer said, "Machado to Dozier" and I thought crap there it is. Your 2019 Yankee infield. I really hope Dozier keeps stinking it up. He has Neal Walker and Steven Drew written all over him.

Doug K.



Anonymous said...

ALL DUE RESPECT HOSS....

GOOD 'OL HILLARY JUST SAID, "YOU CAN'T BE CIVIL..." LAST WEEK...... AMAZING!

MAXINE WATERS.

"GET IN THEIR FACE! IN A RESTAURANT! AT A GAS STATION!...PUSH-BACK ON THESE PEOPLE!"

....AND PEOPLE ARE LISTENING.

C'MON HOSS.

ANY DECENT PERSON CAN NOT CONDONE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR.

I STAND BY MY COMMENT.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

POLITICS SUCK.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Exchanging insults has gone on for a long, long time in politics, ALL-CAPS, and your man is a bloody expert at it. In the primary campaign alone he accused Ted Cruz's father of killing Kennedy, and called his wife a dog. And that was a Republican!

Look, words are one thing. Pipe bombs are another.

I rarely if ever bring my politics in here. I realize that other people do, and when they do I suppose you're entitled to dig back at them. But if you're going to start saying that insults should bring bombs, well, then we have nothing to say to each other.

You also did not address at all how dangerous something like this.

Cops, firemen, postmen, secretaries, doormen, passersby—all these are the people much more likely to be killed or maimed by this sort of thing than their intended victims, if history is any guide.

Anonymous said...

Chiding fans for being fans. How silly. Slow day at the keyboard, duque?

Anonymous said...

StaBaby, you're missing some human parts. Just shut the fuck up, okay?

And Trump is a despicable moron, the first US President to openly advocate violence against political opponents. He has no place in a democracy. HE IS INDEFENSIBLE, ALL CAPS. INDEFENSIBLE. HISTORY WILL REMEMBER THOSE WHO DEFEND THIS TRAITOR.

Anonymous said...

I WON'T SHUT THE FUCK UP, ASSHOLE.

I AM BEHIND THIS PRESIDENT ON MOSTLY EVERYTHING HE STANDS FOR.

NOTHING YOU CAN SAY WILL CHANGE MY VOTE.

....AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF OTHER VOTERS WHO PREFER THIS PRESIDENT.

...AND HOSS, PLEASE, I AM A DECENT PERSON, YOU CANT ASSUME I MEANT INSULTS SHOULD BRING BOMBS..C'MON.

C'MON HOSS.

TheWinWarblist said...

CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!! CASHMAN SUCKS!!

Anonymous said...

AGREED WARBLIST!

TheWinWarblist said...

And so do you all caps. No Democrat ever advocated violence against the press or their opponents. Our current president did. So don't bring you hateful lame-ass both siderism to this blog. Go post that small minded ignorant bigoted neo-nazi shit over at Stormfront, or the Daily Stormer or Brietbart or 4 Chan, okay?

TheWinWarblist said...

I know it's obvious that this blog is inhabited, by in large, by old white men. I know all you over-priviledged over-entitled baby boomers think your shit don't stink. But it does. Bad. So please, your dreadful politics or not dreadful politics or mundane politics or whatever you think your politics are, they do not belong on a satirical Yankees fan-blog. I don't bring my political stuff here. Please don't bring yours either. That should be fucking obvious you fucking imbiciles.

Fuckers.

TheWinWarblist said...

My apologies, El Duque. I shall retire from posting until after the WS.

TheWinWarblist said...

Hoss, you're the best.

TheWinWarblist said...

Except for 13bit, I adore that lovely tiny craniumed creature!

Anonymous said...

CAN'T EVER SPEAK YOUR MIND WITH DEMS.

UNLESS YOU AGREE.

I WON'T BE BULLIED.

LOOK AT THE VILE, WILD, COMMENTS AFTER MY COMMENTS...JUST LOOK!

READ THEM!

HATRED AND VIOLENCE IS SPEWING FROM EACH POST!

I SHED NO HATRED ON ANYONE IN MY COMMENTS, YET LOOK AT THE REACTION!

WARBLIST, DO US ALL A FAVOR AND STOP POSTING LONG AFTER THE WS.

APOLOGIES TO MR. DUQUE FOR THE UNREST.

IF YOU DON'T WANT ME HANGING AROUND THIS WONDERFUL BLOG BECAUSE I DON'T SEE THINGS AS MOST EVERYONE ELSE DOES HERE, THEN I WILL GO QUIETLY INTO THE SUNSET.

I GUESS THIS IS WHAT HAPPENES WHEN THE YANKS DON'T GO ALL THE WAY...LOL..WE'RE ALL MISERABLE.

POLITICS REALLY SUCK.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Hoss > YOU ARE THE BEST, and WWblist, BLESS YOU for all the fire you breathe into this glorious site.

@ ALLCAPS,
I'm as far left as it comes, practically a socialist, LOL, a true blue lefty liberal snowflake extraordinaire! That said, I will say that I can completely understand your feeling challenged and provoked by the title of the post, and all the ensuing Lock Her Up dialog. I can personally say that I CHERISH your voice and all of the energy you bring to this site. Weirdly enough, our collective horror of dealing with CrappersTown Ca$hman, ICS, benching Miggy, limitless potential Bird etc usually allows us to leave politics aside and out of our discussions, with our have a unified collective enemy in Yankee management. . PLEASE know that I want you here for all eternity in all your ALLCAP glory. We definitely don't agree on politics, but I usually agree 100% your observant take on Yankees politics. I'd hate to check in and not see your daily split on contributions!

Everyone stay safe, *VOTE*, GoOOoooooOOO Yankees, and Namaste Mother*ckers!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Spot On, spellcheck you suuuUUUuuuck, hahaha!

TheWinWarblist said...

OHHH BOOO FUCKING HOOO. I CAN'T SPEAK MY MIND AROUND DECENT ORDINARY PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY OBJECT TO THE VILE HATEFUL BELIEFS I ESPOUSE. THE OBJECT VERBALLY! TO MY FACE! WITH THOUGHTS AND FACTS AND FEELINGS! I AM TRIGGERED! I NEED A SAFE SPACE! WON'T SOMEONE PLEAE PROTECT ME FROM their words. Their words are more than I can bear.

Eat a bag of dicks.

Anonymous said...

KEN OF BROOKLYN, YOU ARE A CLASS ACT.

WARBLIST, YOU ARE A DOUCHEBAG.

READ KEN'S POST...IT MAY HELP YOU GROW UP, DOUCHE.

TheWinWarblist said...

Hey, all caps do you feel like you've brought a lemon to a knife fight? And by lemon, I mean your lack of wit, and by a knife fight, I mean HAVE YOU FINISHED EATING YOUR BAG OF DICKS, YOU WITLESS COCK-SUCKER?

Call me a douche again. I love that. That's the best you can do with the benefit of fore-thought. Doesn't that tell you something about your level of intelligence? Of course it doesn't. Thinking has never been your suit. You've always had trouble thinking through things. You know your precious president and Repubs are planning on cutting 2 trilion dollars out of your Medicare and Social Security benefits to pay for they tax break they gave to me and the super rich? You know that, right? Do you? You support the president, right? You paid into those programs your whole life, and the Republicans are going to rob you. I hope you don't need healthcare and to eat or a roof over your head. 'Cause those benefits are going bye-bye. But you support the president. So there's that. And none of your support is motivated by sexism or racism or homophobia or transphobia or just plain ignorant hatred of anything that doesn't look like you or that you don't understand.

Go finish your bag of dicks, cock sucker.

KD said...

I leave for two days and come back to this. Sure don’t understand the hate around here. I don’t recall the outrage when a Congress critter was shot by a crazed fucker with a deer rifle while practicing baseball, for God’s sake. You all can be a nasty bunch.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Hey, c'mon folks.

ALL-CAPS, if that wasn't what you meant, then I apologize. But what am I supposed to think when you say, "they reaped what they sowed"?

Unless somebody actually advocates violence, they don't sow pipe bombs. And that goes for everybody, including Trump. I don't tolerate it when people talk about killing him, I don't tolerate it when they talk about killing others.

As I mentioned, people get in plenty of anti-right shots here, and if you want to push back, hey, fair is fair. But I get ballistic when it comes to actual bombs (no pun intended).

Please stay. It wouldn't be the same site without you. And that goes for all of you: Warbler, 13bit, Doug K., Joe F and Joe FOB, LBJ and no J, our esteemed European contingent of Scotsmen, Austrians, and our (absent of late) Dutchman, and anyone else I inadvertently forgot to mention.

We're a team, and we have to get through this—the Soxageddon of the baseball world—together.

Now, can we please all get back to bonding in our common misery and hatred for Brian Cashman? If only he knew what a vital social purpose he serves!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A DOUCHEBAG YOU ARE WARBLIST...HAHA...WOW.

YOUR TRUE COLORS ARE SHINING BRIGHT.

PRETTY MUCH KNEW YOU WERE MENTALLY CHALLENGED LAST YEAR WITH YOUR ASININE AAAAAAHHHHAAAAAHH STUPID SHIT THAT WENT ON AND ON FOR WEEKS.

SORRY I DON'T HAVE AS MUCH WIT AS YOU. I JUST CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE WITTY TO SAY THAN YOUR BRILLIANT "EAT A BAG OF DICKS".

DON'T WORRY, I WILL PAY FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT...

THEN AGAIN...MAYBE I WON'T.

Anonymous said...


Mann: Ray, people will come, Ray.

They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway, not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past.

"Of course, we won't mind if you look around," you'll say. "It's only twenty dollars per person." They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it. For it is money they have and peace they lack.

And they'll walk out to the bleachers, and sit in shirt-sleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game, and it'll be as if they'd dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick, they'll have to brush them away from their face.

Mark: Ray, when the bank opens in the morning, they'll foreclose.

Mann: People will come, Ray.

Mark: You're broke, Ray. You sell now or you lose everything.

Mann: The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.
America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.
This field, this game -- it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. Ohhhhhhhh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.

--- Terrence Mann

ALL CAPS Stay. apoorplayer come back. This is not what this site wants to be. It wants to be about baseball.

Doug K.

TheWinWarblist said...

Love you Doug K.

Anonymous said...

Warblist is insane. That's not rhetorical overkill. That's belaboring the obvious. He/She/It needs to be chained down to a bed in a state hospital.

Anonymous said...

HOSS, I CAN HAVE AN NORMAL CONVERSATION WITH YOU ON MY "REAP WHAT THEY SOW" COMMENT.....

IT WAS A GENERALIZED COMMENT ABOUT THE LEFT'S RAW HATE FOR TRUMP AND HIS CABINET.

WHEN LAWMAKERS ADVOCATE CIVIL UNREST (MAXINE) -THAT WAS NOT, REPEAT NOT, A SIMPLE "DIFFERENCE OF OPINION" AS YOU STATED. THAT WAS OVER THE LINE.

WAYYY OVER THE LINE.- (AND HILLARY THREW MORE GAS ON IT LAST WEEK).

DISRUPTING PEOPLE IN RESTAURANTS AND ANYWHERE ELSE, DEFINITELY CAUGHT ON, AND HAS ASKED FOR SOMETHING WORSE.

....HENCE, NOW THE BOMB THREATS.

THAT IS WHAT I WAS GETTING AT, AND NEVER MEANT HARM TO ANYONE.

TheWinWarblist said...

Tehehee!

Anonymous said...

SORRY HOSS, "EXCHANGING INSULTS" WAS HOW YOU DESCRIBED IT, NOT "DIFFERENCE OF OPINION" WHICH WAS WHAT I SAID.

.....BUT IN MY OPINION, MAXINE WAS NOT EXCHANGING INSULTS WITH ANYONE. SHE WAS JUST INCITING EVERYONE.

HER MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Anonymous said...

Tehehee! That's the sound Warblist makes when shoving a two-foot dildo up his anus.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, all-caps, I do not see the equation between encouraging people to keep Fatty Sanders from devouring her precious Cornish hen and sending potentially lethal boms to people...and Maxine Waters is really up there in age, and I'm sure has been through situations you never dreamt of.

It would take all night, and all the next day - - perhaps the next week - - to even just list all the times your ridiculous orange-faced "hero" - - captain bone-spurs - - has gone way over the line - - and in a violent way.

I know it would do no good to throw facts & truth your way, because I spent perhaps two months trying to do that about two years ago on this blog - - to no avail.

I just wish you would stick to the Yankees, where you obviously know your stuff.
In any case, I don't want anyone to go away - - expect perhaps puckered... LB(No J)

Joe F said...

May I porpose we save all our political WRATH and direct it toward the all deserving trifecta of Cash Boone and Larry OH MY.

Look I'll go on record to say I like Trump mainly cuz the guy wins and keeps standing no matter how many times he gets raked thru the coals(thay he put there himself) which is a nice quality to have in a world leader ( everything else not so much) the guy blows my mind he's either insane or a genius (BOTH require special Ed). But BOMBS that's outta control a clear line needs to be drawn SOMEWHERE from SOMEONE who isn't drowning in scandal and corruption which cancels out ALL of WASHINGTON et al... We're still living in the same country and should be pulling for the same thing which is the betterment of our country in it's entirety. What good is winning at the cost of the safety of half the country. Can't say I didn't see this coming though. All the protests shouting screaming harrassing, stopping traffic, matter of time before it got EXPLOSIVE That's NOT peaceful, Civil NOR democratic that's CHAOTIC the exact ENEMY of democracy much in the same way Boone and Rotschild are Enemies of Yankee success

I just don't see Lincoln or Washington, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Perot(hehe jk) Torre, Girardi oops got sidetracked, Ever standing for this shit!!!!

Plenty of blame to go around
Obama cuz we never knew EXACTLY What the hell he was actually doing in office cuz he wasnt very forthcoming with info ...but he looked good doing it. Trump cuz hes.....trump and orange, ICS for being a fat fuck and batting .180 Neil walker for being pasty, Republicans for being hypocrites at times.
Dems for fighting fire with a blowtorch with a bombastic result.
And libertarians because they never produce a coherent candidate.

And Brian fuckin cashman

Chicken licken says THE SKY IS FALLING!!!

Sponsored by a registered independent voter

Oh and FUCK BOONE!

Unknown said...

the yanks have to sart all over,, i,, need better hitting coach,,2 more clutch pitting 3 need to bunt more and hustle more,,,,,4 they take too much fot granted,, 5, get better umps who are consistant,,, to be cointinued

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TheWinWarblist said...

FJM

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Just going on record as being on Team WinWarblist!!!, LB(no)J, Hoss, and echo Doug K's wise words.
I'll never try to convince anyone to switch political positions, because at this point, the lines are so clearly drawn they seem to be etched in stone and I don't see any daylight for the foreseeable future. I do try to listen to the other side's grievances though, with the hope that somehow, someway, we can find some sliver of common ground to stand together. I don't see the possibility of this in today's political climate, but it has been possible in the past on this site with such a diverse group, and hopefully will be possible in the future.

LONG LIVE IIHIIFIIC!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Well said, Ken!

ALL-CAPS, all I can say is that probably neither one of us is fully aware of all the offensive things our own side does. For instance, I was really offended by opponents of Obamacare showing up and literally spitting on congressmen—including John L. Lewis!—as they passed.

But again, I am not for disrupting anyone's meal, or chasing anyone from the public sphere. (Or spitting, or holding signs that say things like, "There's an African lion in the Washington zoo, and a lyin' African in the White House.")

We are in for a very rough patch in this country, that's only going to get worse. We need to find common ground where we can, even if it's only hating Brian Cashman and both teams in this year's World Series.

To quote my favorite American politician of all time: "This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper." That's all I have to say on politics here, a hope against all fears and threats.

Regarding the Yankees, I'm less sanguine.