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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bleeding Yankee Blue: WARNING TO BILLY BUTLER, YANKEE FANS NEVER FORGET

Because Yankee fans, while classy, also protect their guys and while the Royals won’t be back to the Bronx this season…they will be back and we’ll remember what they did to Robinson Cano.

Look, over my lifetime, I’ve seen pretty nasty fans. Sure, when I go to Fenway park, I get my share of razzing, but I have to say, I’ve had handshakes and intelligent discussions with plenty of Red Sox fans at their park and a lot of the fans face to face are pretty nice people. They just want to see a game like me. But yeah, there are a handful of A-holes everywhere. I’ve seen fights in front of my face, I’ve witnessed Rangers fans razzing Yankee fans to the point of fist fights…at Yankee stadium mind you. I like a good game and I like razzing and I have no problem getting it back as well, as long as it never gets personal. My take is, when fans let it linger like they did with Cano, that’s when I have a problem….

So message to Billy Butler. You’re a great ballplayer, but now you have to take your lumps for something you didn’t even do. You can thank the Kansas City fans for that…no doubt you’re going to get razzed until you can’t deal. I hope you like pressure in the Bronx, because there’s nothing more nerve racking than 50,000 plus Yankee fans booing you in the Bronx and it’s all because of your Kansas City fans. It’s sad really. So, apologies in advance big guy…bring ear plugs next season, because, Yankee fans will store that moment in our memory back until the next time the Royals are in New York… That, I guarantee.

Well razzing a player that bore no responsibility for any of this will really show those classless Royals fans!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: billy butler, classy fans, count da ringz, home run derby, robinson cano, royals, yankees

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   1. Dan The Mediocre Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM (#4181522)
Because Yankee fans, while classy


Obvious troll is obvious.
   2. Repoz Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM (#4181527)
he (Cano) plays hard

And halfway to 1B I stopped...reading.
   3. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:40 AM (#4181532)
WARNING TO BILLY BUTLER, YANKEE FANS NEVER FORGET


OR BATHE
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM (#4181533)
there’s nothing more nerve racking than 50,000 plus Yankee fans booing you in the Bronx


Are Yankee fans really this delusional? It doesn't matter where you are being booed or cheered or playing, if it's going to bother you, it's going to bother you. If it's not, it's not. It could be 100 fans at a Marlin game or 70,000 fans.

   5. Shock Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM (#4181535)
there’s nothing more nerve racking than 50,000 plus Yankee fans booing you in the Bronx


I can think of a million things more nerve-wracking. War, for one.
   6. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: July 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM (#4181537)
I don't even know what "classy" means anymore.
   7. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: July 13, 2012 at 01:10 AM (#4181540)
Well, that was silly.
   8. King Berenger Posted: July 13, 2012 at 01:28 AM (#4181544)
Are Yankee fans really this delusional?

Yes! Yes, they are. All of them are this delusional. Because one person in an interwebs blog is this delusional. So all of them are.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: July 13, 2012 at 02:25 AM (#4181552)
Yes! Yes, they are. All of them are this delusional. Because one person in an interwebs blog is this delusional. So all of them are.


The one fan in the weblog isn't the guy who started the silly concept of players who can't handle New York/pressure of New York. . Vazquez sucks, not because he had a bad year, it's because he can't handle the pressure of New York..... Hey New York. NOBODY is overwhelmed by the pressure of your specific city. If they are overwhelmed by the pressure of your city, they are just as likely to be overwhelmed by the pressure of Mayberry.
   10. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 13, 2012 at 03:25 AM (#4181561)
Hey New York. NOBODY is overwhelmed by the pressure of your specific city. If they are overwhelmed by the pressure of your city, they are just as likely to be overwhelmed by the pressure of Mayberry.

You know who went from Kansas City to New York and flopped? Mayberry.
   11. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: July 13, 2012 at 03:27 AM (#4181562)
I don't know, living in New York is pretty fricking exhausting. I lived there for five years, and I when I left I slept for a week. Tiring place.
   12. Bhaakon Posted: July 13, 2012 at 05:52 AM (#4181566)
I don't even know what "classy" means anymore.


At this point, I can't really imagine it being used literally. Even when used as a compliment (as in this case), I just automatically assume that it's unintentionally ironic.
   13. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: July 13, 2012 at 06:03 AM (#4181568)
   14. Lassus Posted: July 13, 2012 at 06:25 AM (#4181570)
Yes! Yes, they are. All of them are this delusional. Because one person in an interwebs blog is this delusional. So all of them are.

Well, no, of course not all; but I grew up in New York and lived in the city for over ten years, so, well, yes, a whole damn lot of them are. Sorry.
   15. SteveF Posted: July 13, 2012 at 08:14 AM (#4181597)
I think this form of delusion is more related to being a sports fan than it is to being a resident of a specific city.
   16. Fred Garvin is dead and Joe Biden is alive Posted: July 13, 2012 at 08:49 AM (#4181610)
Not that I would accuse booing Yankee fans of being rational, but what did Billy Butler do to them? Their beef should be with Royals fans, not Butler.
   17. Answer Guy Posted: July 13, 2012 at 09:31 AM (#4181627)
I'm not seeing the nexus between Butler and Royals fans booing Cano. Did he say or tweet something in about the all this?
   18. Answer Guy Posted: July 13, 2012 at 09:35 AM (#4181633)
Being booed by Yankee fans isn't even the most nerve racking thing that could happen to you in the Bronx. The Cross Bronx Expressway is more harrowing than being booed by Yankee fans.
   19. Cris E Posted: July 13, 2012 at 09:53 AM (#4181652)
It's a bit short of irrefutable, to be sure, but you can see how young master Hammurabi came to his conclusion.

Flyover land can never know hard hard you have to be to survive in the big city. You people want to boo? You can't boo. You want tough? True Yankees are tough! Just look at the events: wieners in KC weakly boo their weak boos and Chuck Norris acolyte Cano gets bothered by the response. And to show you how little it mattered, NY bloggers are going to retaliate against some guy in a blue shirt. Thank goodness we have something to look forward to next year.
   20. Nasty Nate Posted: July 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4181685)
My take is, when fans let it linger like they did with Cano, that’s when I have a problem….


What does he even mean "let it linger"? That they didn't forgive Cano over the long all-star break? Yankee players get booed by opposing fans for specific things that happened years before, but the Royals fans are bad for holding a grudge for mere days or weeks?
   21. Lujack Posted: July 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM (#4181697)
I would think that the 100 fans at Marlins games booing (where you could hear every insult) would be a lot more unnerving. Seems like 50,000 boos would just be indiscernible background noise.
   22. LargeBill Posted: July 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM (#4181723)
Doesn't this thread need a John Rocker reference?
   23. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4181731)
I would think that the 100 fans at Marlins games booing (where you could hear every insult) would be a lot more unnerving. Seems like 50,000 boos would just be indiscernible background noise.


I've always thought the most disconcerting thing fans could do is to be utterly silent. Can you imagine how creepy it would be to come to bat and have 40,000 people being church quiet?
   24. Gamingboy Posted: July 13, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4181898)
Every crowd is different. Every player is different.

Some players might be more vulnerable to one particularly loud heckler, others might crap their pants at the sound of thousands booing. Most are usual trained professionals who couldn't give a crap either way.
   25. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: July 13, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4181912)
Is there a longer active grudge against a player than Ranger fans screaming at the top of their lungs, "Potvin sucks?"
   26. villageidiom Posted: July 13, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4181920)
Do we give awards for unintentional comedy? This article should at least be nominated.
   27. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: July 13, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4181953)
Maybe Billy will think they're saying Boo-tler.
   28. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM (#4181977)
"Potvin sucks" is forever the gold standard. Rangers fans chant it lustily in 2012, Potvin retired in 1988, he delivered the inciting hit in 1979, and the chant is used for all teams, most of whom Potvin never played for.

Now that we have interleague play, the Cardinals fans should pelt the Tigers left fielder with garbage. Just because.
   29. Nasty Nate Posted: July 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4181990)
So I'm going to guess you guys aren't talking about the Texas Rangers?
   30. Shock Posted: July 13, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4182003)
Every crowd is different


I don't agree with this.
   31. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: July 13, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4182022)
I've always thought the most disconcerting thing fans could do is to be utterly silent. Can you imagine how creepy it would be to come to bat and have 40,000 people being church quiet?

And then scream "NOONAN" when the pitch is halfway to the plate.
   32. Sheer Tim Foli Posted: July 13, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4182062)
Rugby has a tradition of being church-quiet for a 3 point kick. Even for the opposition. It is just bizarre to hear the audience all shut up at once. I thought the sound went out on my tv.
   33. bjhanke Posted: July 13, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4182130)
Answer Man (#17) asks a very good question: "What did Billy Butler do to get himself booed?" The answer, of course, is "nothing." I don't know if Yankee fans will boo him or not. I do know that there is more to the story than just KC fans booing Cano. Cano apparently made a very public promise (I myself didn't hear the promise, but it's very well documented in several sources, and I missed any speeches Cano made) to use a Royals player in the Derby, and then broke that promise. If the Yankee fans are indeed classy, they will remember the promise as well as the booing and they will boo nobody. If they are not classy, they will remember the booing but not the promise, which would make them just about like many fans in many other cities, including KC. This time the KC fans were right to boo, but I'm sure they have made many mistakes in behavior over the years. I've been to KC many times; I live in STL. Its people are normal fans, just like any others, except maybe Philadelphians, where booing is a city sport of its own, and they are apparently proud of it. - Brock Hanke
   34. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 13, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4182137)
If the Yankee fans are indeed classy,

you lost me at hello

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