On Thursday, I was dismissing my class in front of the school at the end of the school day. I overheard one Park Slope mom telling another Park Slope mom, "Yeah, I'm happy for the Red Sox fans even if they weren't particularly gracious in their victory."
I had to bite my tongue. If this hadn't been a complete stranger and if I wasn't a teacher at the school she sent her child to and if I hadn't been right in the middle of dismissing my class, I would have given her a severe tongue lashing. Not gracious? Not gracious? Who is she kidding? Have the Yankees fans been gracious after each one of their championships? Give me a break. Yankees fans are the most obnoxious in baseball. They are foul-mouthed, arrogant, and act entitled to everything. Yankees fans have displayed their feelings of superiority (especially to Boston) for years. Finally, they get their comeuppance by becoming the biggest chokers in baseball history and they don't know how to deal with it. I'm still stunned at this woman's complete lack of perspective.
Fans at the "hallowed ground" of Yankee Stadium display their gracious side by throwing bottles onto the field at the first sign of trouble. Jeffery Maier wasn't there this year to save their sorry asses.
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