a little "friendly" discussion with a yankee fan!

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    a little "friendly" discussion with a yankee fan!

    So I stopped off at my local sports bar for a cold draft and sat down next to a guy wearing a yankee cap. Since I was wearing my sox cap we said hello and started talking about tonights series at the stadium. well, it was all nice and friendly until the guy made it a point to express to me what a total dump fenway park was. I said Oh? have you ever gone to a game at fenway park? he said no. I said that's really too bad. he said why? I said, well chum, even if you don't actually go into the ballpark, just walking around the area will be an experience in it self that you won't forget.
    He asked me if I had ever taken a game in at the stadium. I said the old one yes, the new one no. he said why not? I just looked him square in the eyes and said cause I let a buddy borrow my bullet proof vest.

     
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    So I stopped off at my local sports bar for a cold draft and sat down next to a guy wearing a yankee cap. Since I was wearing my sox cap we said hello and started talking about tonights series at the stadium. well, it was all nice and friendly until the guy made it a point to express to me what a total dump fenway park was. I said Oh? have you ever gone to a game at fenway park? he said no. I said that's really too bad. he said why? I said, well chum, even if you don't actually go into the ballpark, just walking around the area will be an experience in it self that you won't forget.
    He asked me if I had ever taken a game in at the stadium. I said the old one yes, the new one no. he said why not? I just looked him square in the eyes and said cause I let a buddy borrow my bullet proof vest.




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    Good comeback, Hammah!

     
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    hmmmmm! this post has been removed.............................did I possibly strike a nerve?????


    the mystery has been solved. welcome back bill old salt. I think the moral to this story is that if you're a yankee fan living in the heart of red sox nation, it's probably a good idea to not be calling our beloved fenway park a dump in the company of a sports bar full of boston fans.

     
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    I once was stopped and almost denied (seriously) at the Newark airport customs for wearing my Sox hat on the way back from vacation.  I'm Korean but was born and raised in the States.  Nothing wrong with my passport.  

     
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    So I stopped off at my local sports bar for a cold draft and sat down next to a guy wearing a yankee cap. Since I was wearing my sox cap we said hello and started talking about tonights series at the stadium. well, it was all nice and friendly until the guy made it a point to express to me what a total dump fenway park was. I said Oh? have you ever gone to a game at fenway park? he said no. I said that's really too bad. he said why? I said, well chum, even if you don't actually go into the ballpark, just walking around the area will be an experience in it self that you won't forget.
    He asked me if I had ever taken a game in at the stadium. I said the old one yes, the new one no. he said why not? I just looked him square in the eyes and said cause I let a buddy borrow my bullet proof vest.

    why i oughtta 


     
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    unfortunately there are animals on both sides of this rivalry.  i have witnessed it both ways.  although most of my own experiences stem from games at the stadium.  have been in more than a handful of fights back during the 20something years.  always with the chin up and chest puffed out as we were escorted from the stadium.  young and dumb.  but yankees fansdumping beers on girls with sox hats on will probably still get me into fistacfuffs....

    cannot bring myself to go to the new stadium.  was at the old one probably 100+ times over the years.  cannot support the fact that they tore the old one down.  criminal.  no matter how you feel about the team...that old stadium was a monument.  for them (and their fans) to let greed tear it down is nothing short of a crime.

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    unfortunately there are animals on both sides of this rivalry.  i have witnessed it both ways.  although most of my own experiences stem from games at the stadium.  have been in more than a handful of fights back during the 20something years.  always with the chin up and chest puffed out as we were escorted from the stadium.  young and dumb.  but yankees fansdumping beers on girls with sox hats on will probably still get me into fistacfuffs....


    cannot bring myself to go to the new stadium.  was at the old one probably 100+ times over the years.  cannot support the fact that they tore the old one down.  criminal.  no matter how you feel about the team...that old stadium was a monument.  for them (and their fans) to let greed tear it down is nothing short of a crime.


     


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     Most fans don't like the new stadium; that is, unless you have legends seats; then you usually don't care about what you're watching.


    I've been to the new stadium; welcome to the caste system. I was refused entry into an eating establishment since my ticket was in section 325;  you had to be 309 and lower; and this was on the same level!


    It's also the opposite of Fenway/Wrigley, i.e, not intimate. It reminds me of a Vegas casino. Except, in a casino, even if you're a commoner, you're usually allowed to sit down at a high stakes card table, if you're foolish enough to do so.


    Having said all this, I tend to believe some of the previous posts are exaggerations, especially the customs story. And yes, there are animals on both sides. I will say that wearing NYY regalia in NH is at your own risk; I stopped going outside with this stuff; regardless, even indoors it bit me;  I had a plumber who refused to work on my bathroom until my cap on my dresser in his view was removed from the top of my dresser; ditto a couch delivery, where a pair of guys were cracking jokes until I hid my NYY cup in the kitchen.

     
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    I went to the old yankee stadium twice and had a great time.

    Once I was cheering for my sox when this young guy approached me.  He had a NY tattoo on his arm with lightning bolts coming out of it.  His arms were the size of tree trunks!  I thought he was going to give me a hard time but he was a great guy. He sat and chatted with me and my husband and we had a good time.

    I met a man and his son at fenway who were wearing sox hats.  The guy let me sit in his seat between innings because I had standing room tickets.  Since I have a bad back I was very grateful.  Come to find out they were yank fans but were afraid to wear yank hats at fenway.  I laughed then welcomed them to the park.  Nice family.

    But...When I lived in connecticut I was told to take a sox cap off my two year old son.  I thought he was joking so I laughed, he wasn't joking!

    Before 04' yank fans would take a few jabs at me when they saw my red sox license plate.  They don't do that anymore 


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    Steven~

    I've been to the new stadium; welcome to the caste system. I was refused entry into an eating establishment since my ticket was in section 325; you had to be 309 and lower; and this was on the same level!

     

    Why don't they let you eat in that restaurant?  Your money is as green as the next guys.  I could see them doing that to a sox fan but not a loyal fan like yourself. 


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