A few words from a tepid Yankees fan.
Even though, obviously, we Yankee partisans would like the Bombers to win the World Series again, we could almost find it in our hearts to pull for a Cubs-Red Sox World Series, for one simple reason: ONE of those teams would HAVE to win (wouldn’t they?), and then we wouldn’t have to listen to their fans whine and piss and moan for the next century about how cursed they are, and how unfairly the fates have treated them!
Attention Red Sox fans: the White Sox have gone longer without winning the World Series than you have, but I don’t hear THEIR fans babbling on and on about the cosmic injustice of it all! I don’t see celebrities from Chicago on HBO specials re-creating everything that went wrong in the 1959 World Series or the 1984 AL playoffs. If White Sox fans are suffering, they have the decency and maturity to keep it to themselves, and not bore the rest of us with it!
There used to be some small fun in watching Red Sox fans agonize, but frankly, it’s gotten old. VERY old. It’s tiresome and annoying. So annoying, that, on behalf of Yankee fans everywhere, I’m willing to make a deal:
If we can convince the Yankees to throw the AL finals and let you into the World Series, and if we can then convince the NL champs to forfeit… would YOU promise us to take your World Series title and then go stand quietly in the corner forever?