Posted by: kevinfortruth | April 17, 2013

What a bunch of jerks tonight in Yankee Stadium.


What a bunch of jerks tonight in Yankee Stadium.

Maybe Yankee fans participated in a moment of silence before the game started but when Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” was played at the end of the 3rd inning, the video shows the majority of fans laughing and clowning around instead of standing and sharing in a tribute to Boston.

I am not exaggerating; take a look at the video yourself.  It would have been better to not pan the crowd because it sure did not show many fans even caring about the tragedy in Boston.

One would think that Yankee fans who had lived through so much on 9/11 would show compassion for their fellow baseball fans in Beantown.

Here is the link to the video.  See for yourself.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/04/16/new-york-yankees-boston-marathon-sweet-caroline/2088269/

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  1. Man – I thought it was just me. I thought it was disgraceful how they couldn’t embrace what should have been such a great moment.

    • Hey Anonymous; thanks for visiting and especially for leaving a comment. Thanks for your observations and thoughts regarding the video.

      I know there is a rivalry between Boston and New York and a lot of it has to do with Babe Ruth, but, c’mon, it is time for New York to return the favor that the entire country showed NYC at their greatest time of grief, 9/11.

      The fans at Yankee Stadium could have shown a little compassion – more than a Boston flag hanging temporarily and more than the playing of Sweet Caroline – they could have stood up and celebrated the spirit of the moment for another city deeply in grief – but they simply sloshed their beverages around, laughed, joked, and could hardly wait for the song to finish.

      Yes, if you pay attention to the whole video, you will see a few fans here and there who appear to be joing in the singing of the lyrics, but the bulk of New Yorkers there – it was a big, boring yawn.

      Shame on you, New York

      Maybe they could have played Sweet Caroline right after the moment of silence, when fans were more in the mood to live the experience – but they didn’t. They squeezed it in between innings just like fans run to the concession stands and get their food, make pit stops, and make phone calls to babysitters and friends – i.e. another distraction between innings.

      How sad.

      Thanks, Anonymous for visiting.


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