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I ran a topic on Twitter…called: #ThingsYankeesFansHate and I got a ton of responses. It even became a trending topic in New York City. I thought I would share a bunch with some of you guys. I don’t agree with all of these, but I’ll let these fans speak out (so, don’t get offended). Here is a list in no particular order:

Things Yankees Fans Hate

  1. The Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation
  2. The Wave
  3. Dallas Braden and “His Mound”
  4. West Coast Night Games
  5. Fox, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver
  6. Fans who wear Yankees jerseys with a name on the back
  7. ESPN, ESPNNewYork.com, Joe Morgan, Jon Miller, John Kruk
  8. Morons who say Jonathan Papelbon is “the best closer in baseball”
  9. Playing in Anaheim
  10. Fair weather/Bandwagon fans
  11. Games televised on MY9
  12. The Rally Monkey
  13. “Rays Fans”
  14. Luis Gonzalez and his bloop single off Mariano & Game 7 of the ’01 Fall Classic
  15. Listening to Sterling & Waldman on the radio
  16. The Cleveland Indians drum
  17. The “Yankees Suck” Chant
  18. Joe West. You sir, are a disgrace to umpires everywhere
  19. The Zales Fan Marquee & people who actually pay money to be on it
  20. W.B. Mason Commercials
  21. The suits sitting in the expensive seats
  22. Mike Lupica, Ian O’Connor
  23. People who really believe you can buy a championship
  24. When girls say yes to marriage proposals at Yankee Stadium
  25. Carl’s Steaks with a 20-minute line and 67 hot dog stands with no line
  26. Outrageous facial hair
  27. Fans of other teams doing a roll call
  28. Curt Schilling, Kevin Youkilis, Kevin Millar, Jason Varitek, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Jonathan Papelbon, Josh Beckett, Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee
  29. Carl Pavano, Chan Ho Park, Hideki Irabu, Kyle Farnsworth, Jaret Wright, Kevin Brown, John Rocker, José Valverde
  30. Fans of other teams sitting in the bleachers
  31. Mascots
  32. John Henry
  33. Rainouts and off-days
  34. Flash doing commentary
  35. Michael Kay and his man-crush on Paul O’Neill
  36. Kate Smith’s rendition of God Bless America
  37. Josh Beckett’s Game 6 performance in the 2003 World Series
  38. Giuseppe Franco
  39. Yankee Stadium Parking Garages $
  40. Derek Jeter double plays
  41. Fans who really think Cervelli is Posada’s heir apparent
  42. Empty Legends seats
  43. The price of the Lobel’s Prime Rib Sandwich
  44. YMCA and Cotton Eye Joey
  45. Not being able to hit a pitcher we haven’t seen before
  46. People who bring gloves up in the grandstand
  47. Felix Hernandez, Edgar Martinez, Francisco Rodriguez
  48. The 2004 ALCS
  49. Pink Yankees hats
  50. Jimmy Rollins talking shit during the 2009 World Series
  51. The B Train
  52. Bill Mazeroski
  53. The Rays tank at the Trop, The Green Monster
  54. A-Rod (Pre-2009)
  55. Stupid Yankees Fans
  56. Losing
  57. Stub-Hub Saturdays
  58. Box Seats, according to the Bleacher Creatures
  59. ROGER CLEMENS IS IN GEORGE’S BOX AND ROGER CLEMENS IS COMIN’ BACK. OH MY GOOD–GOODNESS GRACIOUS! OF ALL THE DRAMATIC THINGS–OF ALL THE DRAMATIC THINGS I’VE EVER SEEN, ROGER CLEMENS STANDING RIGHT IN GEORGE STEINBRENNER’S BOX ANNOUNCING HE IS BACK! ROGER CLEMENS IS A NEW YORK YANKEE!

Now, I’m sure you could come up with a lot more. If you want me to add more to the list, feel free to drop more in the comments section below.

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Apparently, Curt Schilling didn’t talk enough during his professional career, so he’s decided to take a dig at Yankees starting pitcher, Javier Vazquez. Javy is taking a lot of heat from his hometown fans right now, and now this garbage comes up. Do Yankee fans start to back up Javy now? Probably not, but I would like to think they would. Curt Schilling is not a dumb guy, but a lot of the time he says things that aren’t necessary.

“It is easier to pitch and be successful in the National League than it is the American League,” Schilling said on 1050’s ESPNewYork.com show with Seth Everett. “If anyone thinks that Javier Vazquez is going to be different the second time around than he was the first time I think they are fooling themselves.”

Schilling added it might not matter that much on the mound because the Yankees can overcome Vazquez’s average pitching.

“On that team with that offense, he can win a lot of games,” Schilling said. “You are not asking him to lead your rotation.”

Schilling reiterated that there are “no Pittsburgh Pirates” in the AL and there is the New York factor.

“Here’s the thing about Javy and I tried to preface this, but the negative always drowns out the positive,” Schilling said. “I love the kid. He has phenomenal stuff. I thought he was a superstar when he was in Montreal, but I think you are kidding yourself if you think the second time in New York will be different than the first time. I’m not sure why that would be.”

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As a part of ESPN’s end of decade ‘Best of Series’ they have been having, they have named Mariano Rivera as the most valuable pitcher of the 2000’s (Cy Young of the Decade, if you will). Mariano had some stiff competition in being named this award (See: Johan Santana, Roy Halladay, Greg Maddux, etc al), but all his competition had various reasons for not being named for this award (Injuries, Off Years, Not Playing all of the 2000s, etc al).

For Mariano, this is yet another accolade he is deservant of. While it is hard to quantify what Mariano has meant to the Yankees, Rebecca at Purist Bleeds Pinstripes tries to quantify how many wins Mariano has meant to the Yankees and does a damn good job and ESPN’s article does a damn good job as well. Enjoy ESPN’s article after the jump.

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Here are a bunch of headlines wrapping up this eventful day….

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Alex better be telling the whole truth / New year, new group of Yankees

A-Rod takes first step and admits ‘roid use / Pretty Accurate / Writers get HI

Alex Rodriguez Accuses Selena Roberts Of Stalking Him / Yankees Team Report

The Yankees are really owned by Alex Rodriguez, not the Steinbrenners

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     I have to say..I’m not a big fan of Curt at all, but he hits the nail right on the head. The other names on the list of 104 players should have been released as well. Nobody is saying what Alex did was okay, but it’s not right for him to be singled out like that. Tons of players during the “Steroid Era” were juicing as well.

     I like how he thanks A-Rod, and appreciates that he stood up and was accountable for the stupid decisions he made. I also like how Schilling says that Giambi & Pettitte are both really nice people. That was nice of him. Haha

From Curt Schilling’s blog.. 38 Pitches:

That’s a very insignificant piece here until someone who is actually innocent is nailed or outed. How will we know who that is? Will it happen?

I’d be all for the 104 positives being named, and the game moving on if that is at all possible. In my opinion, if you don’t do that, then the other 600-700 players are going to be guilty by association, forever.

It’s not about good and bad people, because Mark McGwire and Jason Giambi are two of the kindest human beings ever. Andy Pettite is a fantastic person. That’s seemingly got nothing to do with anything. One hundred and four players made the wrong decision, and it appears that not only was it 104, but three of the greatest of our, or any, generation appear to be on top of this list.

And before anyone asks, I’ll make it clear: My name will not appear on any lists of positive tests. I’ve never tested positive for steroids or HGH, and I’ve never taken steroids or HGH in my life, ever. You don’t need to call the union, or an agent to verify that.

 

He sure as hell wasn’t apologizing my way, or even considering my opinion, but I sincerely appreciate that Alex, unlike so many others, stood up and held himself accountable for his actions.

It doesn’t make him any less guilty, any less accountable or any less of a Yankee (subtle Yankee jab) but it’s refreshing as hell to see someone say “I f’d up, I made a mistake and I’ll have to deal with it”. He’s fricking human, he made a horrible choice and he’ll have to deal with it.

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This whole situation stinks to high heaven but it’s completely wrong that one guy is being held out there for everyone to pencil whip, flat out wrong.

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The anniversary to forget / Apology by a Yankees Star Becomes a Rite of Spring

A-Rod a total bust when it comes to Baseball Hall of Fame chances

Indomitable Role Models for Rodriguez’s Home-Run Chase

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