I don’t think theres a group of fans that tries harder to look like they care about their team than Yankee fans. Everything they do is contrived; none of their actions as fans come naturally. The whole stadium would go crazy for fairly routine catches because one fan would hear the guy next to them clapping, and in an attempt to show that they’re a better fan they would start cheering, and then the clapping guy would stand up, and this one-upsmanship would continue until the entire stadium was celebrating boring plays with Joba-like exuberance. Fans weren’t quite sure why they were yelling at Red Sox fans, but knew that they had to to prove how dedicated they were to their team.
My favorite fan of the night was not the douche wearing the women’s jersey to show off his muscles. It wasn’t the girl in high heels wearing what must have been a baby sized tshirt. It wasn’t the fans in the corporate seats behind home plate who stayed just long enough to brag about going to the Yankees-Sox game in the office. And no, it wasn’t the fans sitting behind me who started a “Carl Crawford Sucks” chant while yelling just loudly enough for our section to hear them, but certainly didn’t carry to the field. My absolute favorite Yankee fan of the night was the guy a few rows behind me who spent the first 30 seconds of “God Bless America” screaming “HATS OFF, TAKE YOUR FUCKING HATS OFF”, and then got into an argument with a Red Sox fan who was still wearing his hat. He berated that Sox fan and definitely taught him to “show a little fucking respect” by creating a tizzy in our section and distracting everyone within earshot with his excessive cursing. What a fucking moron. I’m all for showing respect, I take my hat off when I’m wearing one, but still its not the national anthem bro, its just another song about America. Do people need to take their hats off Born in the USA and American Girl, too? What a fucking moron.
Addendum 1: I was also thoroughly not impressed with the fabled Yankee’s bleacher seats. I’ve heard so much about these seats in the past, people made it sound like it was where foolish Red Sox fans went to die. I thought I was gonna get maced and tazed and stabbed for even thinking about rooting for the Redsox back there. Turns out they were about as dangerous as a little kitten. Your standard Phillies fan completely outclasses Yankee fans when it comes to being classless. Now I mean I wasn’t being a raucous fan trying to make a scene, because lets be honest, mid season baseball games are almost as meaningless as women’s sports. But still, beyond the fucking dickhead I mentioned before and a couple weak “asshole” chants they didn’t say shit.