According to ESPN, the Yankees have unearthed the buried David Ortiz jersey that was supposed to curse the new Yankee Stadium that will open next year. The construction worker, a Red Sox fan, was too excited about his potential curse and couldn't keep his mouth shut. He should have waited a few years and then said something, making it harder to find. Maybe this uncursing of the curse will curse the Red Sox?
I know that my Red Sox-loving friends will squawk, but I do think that the Red Sox fans lack some class. This may sound like sour grapes from a Yankee fan, but despite the intense rivalry, you never hear 'Red Sox Suck' at Yankee Stadium. If you tried to sell or wear or shirt that said that at Yankee Stadium, you would be kicked out. Outside Fenway, vendors sell shirts that have really vulgur anti-Yankee sayings that are clearly not family friendly. How do I explain 'Posada Sucks and Jeter Swallows' to my 10 year-old kid?
Yesterday, when the Yankees took a lead vs. the Red Sox, the cries of "Yankees Suck" immediately went out in Fenway. The Red Sox ended up winning a close game, but the Red Sox fans need to show more class. When they were the loveable losers for 86 years, I could understand the frustration. But, now they are the recent winners and have outperformed the Yankees this century. Perhaps they should adopt the class that Yankee fans have shown for some time.
Now, I know that Yankee fans can be obnoxious. They love their team and think that they are great. They root against the Red Sox and reveled in the 86-year curse. They will boo their heads off. But, that's a lot different than yelling "Yankees Suck" at the ballpark (not something I want my kids to mimic). Or, yelling "Yankees Suck" at football and basketball games vs. NY teams (which I have heard).
I was proud of Joe Torrre and the Yankees at the Red Sox home opener in 2005. They all stayed in the dugout to watch the Red Sox get their rings, which came after the huge Yankees collapse of 2004. They even clapped for the Red Sox. I'd like to think that the Red Sox players would have done the same if the situation was reversed. I really doubt that the Red Sox fans would have been able to handle it.
Get over the frustration. Your curse is over. Act like classy winners.