always said baseball fans are crazy. Especially fans steeped in hundred
year rivalries. A story reported by Roger Van Der Horst in the News
Observer goes to prove the point.
A Raleigh, North Carolina Red Sox fan named Sean
Bunn had one of those days. You know what I mean by one of those days;
one of those days where his beloved team loses. What I mean is, not
just loses, but loses an ALCS playoff game by 13-4! But then, as if… he
comes back to find his condo has been vandalized! Okay, that’s pretty
bad, and sad, you say, but wait… all the vandalizing is to his Red Sox
memorabilia. Everything, his TV screens, an antique chair from his
grandfather, walls, carpeting, golf bag, cabinets.
How bad was the vandalism? His walls were painted in
Yankee pinstripes. They striped his dress shirts and put the
numbers of Alex Rodriquez (13) and Derek Jeter (2) on the back. “Sox
Suck” was scribbled on one wall and “Yankes” scribbled on another.
That’s how bad a day it was for Sean Bunn. A Yankee fan breaks into
your place, defiles it and CAN’T EVEN SPELL “YANKEES” CORRECTLY.
Pretty sad, really. A guy is passionate enough
to bust into your place, not steal a thing, just
wants to hate you for loving the Red Sox over his Yankees… and doesn’t
even know how to spell “Yankees.”
We’re not going to say a thing about the fact this event happened in
the South. We’re not going to question why such a passionate Boston fan
is in Raleigh, North Carolina. We know that passionate fans are
dispersed everywhere. We’re not going to question why the vandal wasn’t
a Tampa Bay fan and maybe this could be a North-South civil war type
thing. We know there are NO passionate Tampa Bay fans.
One thing the police spokesman said caught us as
strange. He wondered how the vandal got the address or knew Sean Bunn
was a Bosox fan. The police should know this but it wasn’t that Sean
Bunn was just a Sox fan. He was THE main fan in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel
Hill area, helping to organize a 919 person Red Sox fan club. Sean used
Meetup.com to get fans out to watch the Sox play in local sports bars.
They’ve had as many as 87 fans attend one game-watching Meet-up. Sean
Bunn was active in all the Sox charity events like the Jimmy Fund and.
Sean was elected the Governor of the Red Sox Nation in North Carolina.
(There are 100s of thousands of Red Sox fans across the country and
there are “governors” in 45 states.) This is all information easily
obtainable over the internet, including Sean’s phone number.
We think the dumb vandal was going for the juggler,
striking a blow at the reddest of Red Sox fans. So maybe he wasn’t so
dumb. Scratch that. He was a dumb stupid cretin who can’t even spell
Yankees. What’s worse, he spelled “Sox” correctly, which in itself is a
To a southern vandal it has to suck to be a Yankee
fan. First, Red Sox fans get to call their fandom “Red Sox Nation.” In
the South “Yankee Nation” just won’t work. Your team, just like this
year’s New York Wall Street brokers, was overpaid and underachieved.
Those two items have to make your head explode when they’re foreclosing
on your house. Your team just built a new stadium. You can brag about
that except when you note it has 6000 less seats, you realize you’ll
never see a game there. And finally, as a vandal, you’re ever mindful
that Yankee pinstripes look just like jail bars. Hope you enjoy holding
those bars many, many years.