Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rudy Missed the Memo...

If you have any you would like to add to the list, please share!

This is in response to Rudy Giuliani's stating that he will support Boston against Colorado, political posturing not withstanding.

The Ten Commandments of Being a (true) Yankee Fan:

1. Thou shall love pinstripes, and the navy blue, and possess at least one garment, cap or other accessory of such to wear to games or on game day should there be an important game.

2. Thou shall know who Babe and Lou and Joe and Yogi and Mickey and Donnie are on a first name basis alone.

3. Thou shall be mindful of history, and respectful of the same, knowing the importance of 1923, 1927, 1956, 1961, 1978, 1998 and every other World Series year.

4. Thou shall not insult the Bronx, nor the Stadium in any manner.

5. Thou shall love October with all thy heart, and be unafraid to invoke the Stadium ghosts.

6. Thou shall acknowledge that Bob Sheppard is, in fact, the voice of G-d, except in the movie Dogma, where it is, in fact, Alan Rickman.

7. Thou shall regard the 1986 World Series as circles one through eight of Dante’s Hell.

8. Thall shall acknowledge the 2004 ALCS and World Series as circle nine, Cocytus, the lake of ice.

9. Thou shall be critical of any and all media outside New York that dares to criticize the Yankees; only New York media and Yankee fans have that right, and they shall use it well.

10. Thou shall never, under any circumstances, root for the Boston Red Sox, or portray thyself as though one does not hate, with all thy might, the said Red Sox.*

*It is permissible to like certain players who ‘see the light’, such as Babe Ruth and Roger Clemens, and to appreciate off-field charitable works of individual Red Sox, but it is never, under any circumstance, permissible to root for the team as a whole to win a baseball game.

If a game exists wherein a Boston win would put the Yankees into the playoffs or on top of the race—ie, if Boston was in fourth, and playing Toronto, who was in first by a half game—it is permissible to root AGAINST the other team, but never for Boston.

1 comment:

  1. Right.... same guy who cheated on his wife.... remember... you can't spell ADULTERY without R U D Y!

    First Flip Flopper of the 08 campaign!