We get it. You hate the New York Yankees! Can anyone blame you? Not really … because why would you like an opposing team that isn’t yours? Why would you like an opposing team that has the most championships in any major sport? Why would you like an opposing team whose fan base takes pride in their franchise’s success?
In recent years, however, is there much of a reason to hate the Yankees? They’ve been really bad! Actually … embarrassing for an organization of their caliber. With so many other teams enjoying success and/or new chapters, you’d think they’d enjoy the Yankees being in the rearview.
Nope! Definitely not New York Mets fans, and certainly not Boston Red Sox fans! Over the last few years, there have been “Yankees Suck” chants breaking out at games during which the Yankees are not present. Isn’t that the definition of living “rent free”? Asking for a friend.
But now Baltimore Orioles fans? Come on, guys. You’re the literal worst and have actually played a significant role in derailing the Yankees’ potential success over the last few years.
This weekend ALONE featured two separate “Yankees Suck!” chants at different games across MLB. And we’re not even a month into the season!
The first came on Saturday during the Mets-Phillies game. New York lost the lead after a Kyle Schwarber home run and the fans had enough. It was time to remind the Yankees why they suck.
Rival fans chanting “Yankees Suck” when the Yankees aren’t present is sad
Schwarber sucks? Philly sucks? Harper sucks? Didn’t those seem to make more sense at that exact time?
The next came during Sunday’s Red Sox-Orioles game in Baltimore. With the O’s up 9-1 in the seventh, we simply couldn’t think of a better time to do this.
Maybe the Red Sox suck? They just lost a series to one of the worst teams in baseball while the Yankees sit atop MLB with the league’s best record. Are those bored Red Sox fans or boastful O’s fans? Stand up, O’s Nation!
Is the Yankees’ fan base among the most reputable in sports? Certainly not. However, fellow fans have condemned the inappropriate behavior that has transpired over the last couple years, from throwing baseballs, trash and batteries on the field/at players to yelling “27 rings” whenever drunk idiots are backed into a corner.
Do us a favor. Scour social media and find us recent examples of Yankees fans starting “Red Sox suck” or “Mets suck” chants at their own home games when neither of those teams are present. There’s plenty of reason to hate rival/opposing teams, but to do this? It’s exhausting.
Hate the Yankees all you want, but do us a favor — for the sake of originality, let’s spice up the jabs and insults with some more creativity instead of the surface-level/low-hanging fruit garbage that forces us to even waste time writing an article like this.