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I'm thoroughly disgusted and saddened for his family:
Yanks Fan Charged With Murder of Sox Fan

    OK; so I'm a Sox fan living in Yankees country. Call me crazy, but I don't care as much about who wins the game as how the game is played. I happen to enjoy healthy competition between opposing teams, and enjoy good-natured team rivalry. Like when a team bets the other that the losing team must dress in drag or do something silly.

    However, I just can't fathom the amount of loathing that fans exhibit. Regardless of where I've lived, I've seen fans of either team act like complete assholes in the name of supporting their team, so I'm aware of how loud and obnoxious that Red Sox fans can be. People say that I just don't get it because I'm a woman, as if women cannot or should not be sports fans. (Yet a woman committed this crime, whether under the influence of alcohol or not. No matter how drunk you are, you still make the decision to do wrong. The only difference is that you have more difficulty controlling your impulses when intoxicated.)

    Well, then; I don't understand. I don't understand why fans become violent when, to me, it's a silly game. A game is meant to be fun and exciting. To me, baseball is a beautiful display of athleticism, and I miss playing for the sheer enjoyment of the game. Over the years, I have watched people deteriorate at the ballpark. What once was a fun family outing has been tainted for me by the T-shirt vendors shouting, "Yankees Suck, Jeter Swallows" and the fans in back of us giving my young son shit for wearing a Red Sox jacket, claiming that encouraging him to support the Sox is "child abuse". He's eight years old, for chrissakes. Grow the fuck up and shut your piehole before I take your beer and pour it down your pants.

Okay; maybe I see where the rage is coming from. *meep* However, this is a personal gripe that I have, because it hurts my son's feelings.
But still, what ever happened to respect and gentle teasing? Whatever happened to knowing when to blow it off? *shakes head*


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