Re: SWEET CAROLINE IS A WINNER!!!!!!
posted at 12/15/2012 2:08 PM EST
In response to Soxdog67's comment:
In response to REBEL's comment:
EL STUPIDO, STEVE BUCKLEY, OF THE HERALD, DOES NOT WRITE NICE THNGS ABOUT SWEET
CAROLINE! I WON'T SAY "GO TO HELL, STEVE BUCKLEY," BUT HOW ABOUT GO TO PITTSBURGH?
AS A LIFELONG REDSOX FAN 63 YEARS AND COUNTING! (SINCE AGE 8) , SADLY, I HAVE ONLY
BEEN TO FENWAY 3 TIMES...BUT THE TOTAL WILL MOUNT. EACH TIME, I TOTALLY ENJOYED
STANDING WITH THE 35000+ AND LOUDLY SINGING "SWEET CAROLINE"! IF YOU DON'T APPRECIATE THAT, STEVE...BE GONE!!!
Wow, never thought I see the day that a longtime Red Sox fan would advocate the Pinkhat nation song played during the 8th inning of home games at Fenway Park.
First off, the song was written and played by a lifelong Yankee fan, and the person it is written about has lived in NY most of her life.
Duh ... sorry. The song wasn't written by a "she" or a Yanqui fan. It was written by Neil Diamond, commonly known as a "he" - though many "she's" long had a hankering for him. Not only that, but Diamond is a life long Brooklyn Dodgers fan. The Yanquis are only a painful substitute for the Dodgers.
Secondly, the pink hats sing this stupid song even when the Red Sox are getting their butts kicked...case in point, I attended the the Sox/Yankee game last season where the Sox jumped out to a 9-0 lead for Doubront but after 6 innings the bullpen came in and handed the Yanks two 7 run innings by the 8th inning...I was humiliated but then "the song' started and the pinkhats started singing like it was a celebration. I blame the Red Sox for even starting this song in these situations, but why would you feel like singing when your team is getting their butts kicked by their most intense rival??
PLEASE GET RID OF THIS STUPID SONG...if you want a song use Dirty Water by the Standells or Boston by Augustana.
Don't let the moment erase the pleasure countless fans have enjoyed, winning or losing. Just because the bull pen blew it, doesn't mean the rest should be blown up. I loved the song as a kid and still do. I found it remarkable that the Fenway faithful use it. Loved it and shared it with my wife.
If I'm a pink hat, sobeit. I've been a Red Sox fan since 1962, win or lose.