I’ve been to Fenway Park in Boston and sat in the bleachers at Yankee Stadium 2.0. I’ve strolled down Eutaw Street when fans have been decked out in pinstripes and endured the worse accent in the world screaming “Let’s Go Red Sox” at Camden Yards.
The Yankee fans have come and gone for their first trip to Baltimore and now it’s the Bostonians turn. Having dealt with both fan bases, I’m here to tell you that the Red Sox fans have eclipsed the New Yorkers as the worst in baseball.
Both teams fan bases are full of front runners and any Oriole fan that takes a trip to the Yard while either of the AL East’s $200 million teams are in town will notice more of the opposing team fans in the stands despite seeing far more Maryland license plates in the parking lot than those from up north. But even with all that said, Red Sox fans have won the battle of worst in baseball, here’s why.
For years Sox fans invaded Baltimore without a thing to be proud of, they’re team’s legacy was choking down the stretch and not winning a World Series in a century. Since then of course Boston was blessed by the steroid era which awarded them with two championships. The biggest pieces of their 2004 and 2007 teams are cheaters in baseball. One of them, Manny Ramirez, just retired after failing his second drug test in his career. The other, David Ortiz, blames his power decline on poor eye site. So what does Boston have to be proud of after the steroid era? I say nothing, but that doesn’t stop them from being obnoxious at the best ballpark in America, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Neither the Red Sox or Yankees are truly a rival to the Orioles as the two teams have been rivals themselves for most of the last fifteen years. The hatred Boston has for New York cracks me up because, let’s be honest, Boston wants desperately to be New York. That’s right, as much as the Sox fans hate the Yankees fans they’re like that couple in a bad romantic comedy that realizes halfway through the movie just how much they have in common before falling in love with each other and living happily ever after.
Their team has a captain, their fans cheer for every fly ball hit out the infield and they are tarnishing the great game of baseball by spending more money than ten teams combined. Of course, the only way to shut them up is to beat them. The bandwagon fans will flock to another winner and the Bostonians will stop traveling south. The O’s swept Boston in Baltimore last year, let’s see what they can do this week.
This is one of the most self-contradictory articles I have ever seen. The writer admits sox fans have been coming to the Yard for years. A tribute to their honesty and loyalty. He blames the fans, this one I truly do not get, for the management’s spending. The fans spend nothing on players. He then, this is a real insight, says fans in Boston want to win a lot of championships…Wow, what a unique view of Sports! Fans want to their teams to win! I am sure if the Orioles decided that they would be more profitable with a $250,000,000 payroll Zach Wilt would be angry…….Yeah right….Boog Powell is giggling
You know what is sad is the fact the O’s have one of the best parks in Baseball and still you can count on one hand the number of O’s fans you see in the stands. So even though the Sox have had nothing to cheer for, we still stayed true to our team. So for me this article should not be about how bad Red Sox fans are, but how bad Baltimore fans suck!!! Lets Go Red Sox!!!!!
The best part of this whole pile of garbage, in my opinion, is the fact that this “writer” feels the birds have never had anyone who did steroids. It was the roid era for a reason there big guy, a lot of people did them. You are just jealous that our roid heads were better than your roid heads.
But seriously, roids aside for a bit I will admit our fans can get wicked obnoxious. But I feel that is part of the game at this point. How are excited (beered up) baseball fans supposed to act? Quietly crochet sweaters while we half watch the game? Maybe you can just bribe some O’s fans with something that will make them actually care about their team. This year I feel the O’s will be good so maybe they can join the bandwagon like most of the current red sox “fans” did in 04.
I tend to agree with commenters about the World Series rings for the Sox. There was a reason it was called the Steroid Era. Lots of the championship teams and for that matter crappy teams had players who used the juice. It isn’t just the Sox who partook in steroids.
Brady did not hit 50 homers eatin’ Wheaties. I can’t stand being around anyone from New England, the way they talk and they drive worse than Marylanders which is pretty bad. We have lots of them here in coastal South Carolina where I now live and we wish they would all go back north. New York fans are the worst, though with Boston and Philly fans a close second and third…then there are the Steeler fans….
So I guess the Yankees should give back the 2003 alcs trophey. How many games did Clemens pitch? How many H.R.s did Giambi hit.Sheffield’s roid rage was often displayed . Did’nt Petite pitch that year.How about A-Rod.Forgot All of these Yankee cheaters? How about thier “angel of the outfield” cheaters pride.
This writer is a douchebag.
This is truly a garbage article where the “writer” can’t get his facts straight.
The Red Sox have NEVER had a $200 million dollar payroll.The highest they had was last season at $168 Mil.The current payroll according to COTS is $163,822,475 and is 3rd highest behind Philadelphia(172,976,379) and NY Yankees(207,047,379).Maybe if this “writer” did any research at all,he would know the facts.
Instead of whining about another teams payroll,why isn’t the “writer ” encouraging Oriole fans to support their team by attending games.If more people would attend games,it would allow the owner to have a higher payroll.The Phillies,Yankees and Red Sox have fans who fill ther stadiums on a regular basis and can afford to pay more money to the players.See how that works?So easy a caveman could do it.
Maybe this “writer” should stick to covering WNBA games.
Total BS Scott. In the Sox lean years in the 80’s, they averaged 23-28,000 patrons per game. While the Orioles have fallen on 13 straight losing seasons, their attendance has still hovered in the 30,000’s. Look it up chowder head and writing stuff that you think no one will check up on. It’s easy to toss out “facts” and hope no one will check.
@Steven – @Soxfan1120 –
Nice retort from another classless Red Sox fan from Northern Virginia.
Clearly, most of the sports world would be happier if the Red Sox remained perennial losers and their fans eternally hapless and suffering. An annoying article, as it ignores the presence of steroid users on the O’s (in addition to a certain O’s player who looked Congress in the eye and lied about it) and other teams. Do you want a copy of “the list”? There’s over a hundred players on it, so let’s just consider the game was full of steroid users back then and to single out Papi and Manny is totally ignorant. At least they excelled at what they did, whereas the O’s players were probably on steroids and still couldn’t hit the ball.
Dan Connelly — Sun reporter — documents a diamond-full of 2003-4 Oriole players who stand implicated in steroid/HGH: Raffy Palmeiro, Gary Matthews Jr., David Segui, Jay Gibbons, Jason Grimsley, Brian Roberts, Sammy Sosa, Tony Saunders, and Miguel Tejada.
Way to go, Ginger! Way to put those Oriole fans in their place. The Red Sox had cheating down to a science, unlike the Orioles who couldn’t manage to figure it out. Manny being Manny, and Big Papi and company had it down. They perfected cheating which helped them win two world championships. Never let those Os fans tell you the Red Sox weren’t the best cheaters in MLB!!!
Sox fans! Where have you all been??? Wow! I thought you clowns were lost! I kept checking the milk cartons for your pictures with no luck! I did check the Zoo and recognized a few of you…
Don’t you Sox fans realize that there are enough people to hate in the world already without your working so hard to give us another?
I mean, hell, I seen people like you before but I always had to pay an admission…
Look, anyone who told you Sox fans to be yourself couldn’t have given you worst advice… Are you all always this ignorant or is this a special occasion?
Us O’s fans don’t want to make monkeys out of you Sox fans, we really wouldn’t want to take all the credit…
I know what it is with you Sox fans, perhaps your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
And you @STEVEN, I mean, your vocabulary is amazing! When you said “This writer is a douchebag”, why were you telling us that you are a douche? We pretty much knew that your experimentation with the “Latin Lettuce” didn’t go to well but damn!
Now look @STEVEN put down the dollar bill straw, pick your head up from the “Bolivean Marching Powder”, tell the two skanks to get up off the floor and you get dressed and go out and do something productive for society! Like get a job! Micky D’s is looking for fry cooks and with your tremendous resume you are a shoe in for the job. Just don’t tell them about the jobs you had at Jiffy Lube and Subway.
Now go get em’ Dingo!
I can’t believe O fans talk so much smack for being a washed up organization and team. I don’t like the Sox but they are a player in the. MLB. The Os are a laughing stock. I’m a Twins fan and in the Twin Cities if Baltimore comes up we say-Isn’t that where the show The Wire was based? Don’t they rank with Cleveland and Detroit as old crime ridden run down cities? The end. If you are a Fan be quiet and know your role. Its last place.
@Sean – You didn’t! Tell me you didn’t! You managed to incorporate a wrestling saying, “Know your role”, into a baseball article! Wow! I am impressed!
I am a bit confused though so help me out… Doesn’t your mom make your little friends go home at 8pm and make you turn off the basement lights at 9pm cause the “Short Bus” comes early in the morning to take you to school? Cause “The Wire” came on at 10pm, much later than your bedtime.
Now tell me the truth ok? You tend to use wrestling slang into alot of your everyday talk, correct? Like you and your little 12 year old friends wrestle on your bed (There’s another story in that as well) and when “Lil” Clarence lays his dice on your forehead you say I like when you “Layeth the smack down”…
But I see where your little wrestling slang is coming from because Minnesota did go out on a limb and vote in an ex-wrestler in Jesse Ventura as Governor once and that really put the Twin Cities on the map…
Little advice for you, leave the grown-up talk to the adults and keep studying for that “Carnival Barker” job cause your goina be good at it and make alot of money barking for the “Yakwoman”.
Now go get em, Ginga!
Oh, it’s nice to have The Intimidator on our side…
Intimidator, why do you hate on Ventura you look just like him. Overweight and bald while trying to style what little hair you have left into something to “intimidate” with. As for “Carnival Barker” and “Yakwoman” ah what? Are they special needs comments that Batlimore fans throw out when they are down 10-0 to the Yanks? Please leave the Internet Cafe you are at and go back to squatting at one of the numerous foreclosed properties in the Baltimore metro area.
@Sean – That’s it??? You came back at me with that??? You tried to “Jackbone” me with “Internet Cafe” & “Squatting”???
Congrats Crackhead, I understand you had a great night “Trolling” at “Tickles Bar” up there in Minnesota letting all the guys run a train on you. Good for you Dingo.
Got to give you credit, your doing fairly well now since drooling in the yearbook, “overcoming the odds,” and living in Mom’s basement… But I do have a question for ya Slobo, does sporting that “rattail” really give your partner something firm to hold on to?
Now go back down Mommy’s basement, burn that fatty you got, finish off your juice box and go to sleep you little tickle monster.
So your education in Minnesota is made up of wrestling quotes and what you learn on television….I must say, I’m not surprised. I guess its tough to learn in the one room school house you went to. Did you chow down on a nice plate of fried food and wash it down with a couple of Mooseheads from your neighbors up north? I bet your weekends consist of hookers on boats on Lake Minnetonka too, right? As far as “knowing your role” enjoy rolling up wins in that mighty AL Central (MLB’s equivelant of an AAAA division) and getting your butts whooped in the playoffs every year at the hands of an AL East club. If I were from a state where the inhabitants were dumb enough to elect Jesse Ventura, I’d avoid being critical of other municipalities, but the Intimidator already told you that, didn’t he? Maybe your mighty Vikings can finally get to another Super Bowl, used to love seeing them roll over for the AFC every year.
Sean…btw, say hi to Brett “The Winky” Favre for me.
Brother Carl! You know the funny thing about @Sean’s attempted dogging of the O’s? As well as he being a “Twinkee” fan? In the past 13 years of Orioles futility, the O’s still managed to beat the “Twinkees”…
Their heads up record is Orioles – 51 Wins / Twinkees – 46 Wins
Now how do you say it “@Sean”? “Know your role and shut your mouth!”
What a bunch of cry babies….GO Sox
@The King –
So you now just go by your last name?!? Did you move from South Central to Boston or are you just one of those typical Red Sox fans that jumped on the bandwagon during the “Cowboy Up” steroid days?!? I hope the trauma you went through a few years back didn’t push you over the edge. It’s like you so said so well a few years back, “Why can’t we all just get along”.
Take care Rodney!
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