As a Yankees fan -- and a real one -- I seldom get the chance to go the Stadium. In fact, last time I was there (August) I was surrounding by a family from Connecticut that chatted all game on their cells about being there & what they did for the weekend in NYC.. and in front of two teen girls who talked like they were in a lunchroom at school, rapid fire about boys & parties and girls... without taking a breath unless their phones rang. The Yanks were playing Tampa Bay and therefor, there wasn't at other-team fans. I've been in great games where I was surrounding in Yanks stadium in the Playoffs vs. red Sox and Seattle, going back to the 90s.. and it's always been a good natured ribbing. My brother in law (from Boston) was scarred stiff, when I'd taken him to the Stadium -- and told him it was OK to don his Sox cap... (hehehehhe).... Two of the best games I'd been, were Yanks-Sox at Bronx (2-1 Mussina over Pedro) and at Fenway in '98 I believe Pedro vs. Wells? where I'd bought 25 tickets (2 rows) for my Wedding party AND my wife's Boston area family -- and the crowd was chanting off/one another "Let's go Yank-eees!!! Let's go RED SOX!" over & over for 10-mins on end... intensely, and ALL IN FUN. No fights, nothing thrown... then, at least.
Worst fans, are Mets fans away (smug suburban Long Islanders & NJ-ites especially) -- don't judge NY fans from the guys from the suburbs, that haven't really seen ANY other men, other than at work.
· 1 decade ago