I’ve been reading and listening to your opinions on Yankees fans for the past couple of weeks and longer really. Just to get it out of the way, I’ve grown up in Manhattan my whole life, dad grew up in The Bronx, I went to high school in The Bronx taking the 4 past the stadium everyday. So now that you know I’m super legit you have to take my opinion seriously.
You’ve been calling Yankees fans spoiled for quite some time now. My first reaction was being pissed. We’re not spoiled, we are just as loud, passionate, knowledgeable, and drunk as any other fan base in the league. The Yankees represent in any opposing stadium, and our winning record speaks for itself. We’ve witnessed incredible history and always pay correct homage when appropriate. The more and more I listened to you, and watched what was going on at the stadium it got harder to defend. I would ask myself “would my friends that are Mets fans (condolences) pay $100 and leave work early to watch a game 5 of the divisional series?” Yes, without a doubt. “Were the O’s fans way louder and more fired up during the series than the Yankees fans?” Yes, yes they were. So I started to do some soul searching.
What I came up with is this. Yes, Yankees fans are spoiled. Once I became able to really understand baseball (mid 80′s baby) the Yanks were in the playoffs every year except for 1 in 2008. Other than that, they’ve made the playoffs every time in the last 17 years. So from middle school, through high school, college and post college, the Yankees were in the playoffs and a contender to win it all every year (minus 2008). So as with anything that happens repeatedly for most of your life, you expect it to continue to happen.
There are some people in this world that wake up, and hope they have some food to eat. When they do, you better believe they will be first in line, and scarf it down like pres on lambert. For me, if my steak isn’t cooked medium rare I’m sending it back. So yea, maybe I am spoiled, but I’m sorry I’m not sorry. I’m sorry our standards are higher than yours, and we expect to win titles every year. I mean we sure do spend enough to expect that kind of result. Mets fans will be first in line for a playoff game because it may never happen again. They’ll be able to tell their grandkids that time they got to see post season baseball in person. And that’s fine. But I’ve seen many great moments as a Yankees fan. I am truly grateful for all those things. So if I can’t really get fired up for a round 1 series, I’m sorry I’m not sorry. I’m a Yankees fan, and I’m proud to be spoiled.
Welp, at least one of you assholes are living in reality. Was that so hard? Was it really that difficult to admit that being a Yankees fan is so amazing that you’re expectations have become unreasonable? Thats whats so funny about Yankees fans – its so easy to spin this in your favor and you keep just stamping your feet saying “We’re just as good as other fans! Fuck you KFC! Fuck the Mets!” Literally hundreds of comments and emails and tweets over the past week without one person making the “We’re the best franchise in sports” argument.
The Yankees fans are like the dude who fucks 10s all the time. When some 5 out of 10 wants to suck his dick he blows her off because its not worth his time. When he fucks an 8 he’s not excited. He’s used to 10s. Anything less is failure.
That would shut up idiots like me and the rest of the world who are making you cry today. Christ, Yankees fans have gone so soft its like I can be a better fan of the Pinstripes then they can. They’ve become such shitty fans they forgot how great they are. I can rep this team better than they can. But I guess thats because in my heart I’m a real fan. I still understand how the game works.