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October 12, 2004

"Hey Red Sox ... Who's your daddy?":

posted by justgary to baseball at 12:08 AM - 18 comments

On Monday, Boston.com invited fans to submit their own Sox-Yanks T-shirt ideas. By late afternoon, the site had received more than 600 responses with suggested pro-Sox, anti-Yankee slogans -- many of them referring to this seasonís Yankees-Red Sox brawls, the Yankees' hefty payroll and other sore spots.

posted by justgary at 12:11 AM on October 12

Red Sox fans whine about this one, as they walk to Fenway Park along Brookline Avenue, past a barrage of t-shirts saying "Yankees Suck" and worse? I think my irony meter just broke.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:42 AM on October 12

I'm a red sox fan who couldn't care less. In fact, I think its kind of funny. However, you're missing the point. The difference is the 'daddy' tshirt was endorsed and sold on mlb's official site. There's no 'yankees suck' shirt on there. From bambinoscurse.com. On the trash talk, rivalry front, DirtDogs and others are incensed by MLB's "Who's Your Daddy?" T-Shirts. It does seem a bit odd of MLB to do something like this, especially considering there's nothing from the Red Sox fan p.o.v. to balance it out. You know a "Juice Guys" shirt or maybe one showing Steinbrenner in a Darth Vader costume or something.

posted by justgary at 05:55 AM on October 12

However, you're missing the point. I didn't miss the point of the MLB endorsement. I just thought it was perhaps a little thin-skinned of the objecting Sox fans, when there are quite a few anti-Yankee shirts out there that are pretty vicious and obscene. So what's the grounds for these Sox fans' objections? Negativity, in which case I wonder if they object equally to the "Yankees Suck" shirts)? Or do they just want an official MLB-endorsed "Yankees Suck" shirt?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:07 AM on October 12

Any MLB-endorsed anti-Yankee shirt would suffice for me.

posted by sixpacker at 06:39 AM on October 12

those anti-yankee shirts aren't endorsed by MLB. and from what i've heard they're trying to keep the "yankees sucks" shirts out of fenway (just as they do the "boston sucks" shirts at the stadium). leave this shit to the vendors on river ave. at least from what i've seen they have the sense enough to only address pedro (who made the comment in reference to himself) and not the entire team. i don't blame sox fans for being pissed about it. if things were the other way around and MLB had a shirt referring to kevin brown's "hulk mad" moment, yankees fans would be just as incensed (i know i would be fairly pissed). but if some mook along brookline wants to make one up himself and sell it, that's fine with me. just as i have no problem with the mooks in the bronx doing their thing. although i could do with the "your team sucks" on both sides.

posted by goddam at 07:54 AM on October 12

Its know different than the NFL handing out fines for illeagal hits and turn and Allowing them to be used in hilight shows. You have got to keep up that"hard hitting rep".!

posted by daddisamm at 07:57 AM on October 12

My favorite anti-Yankee shirt (seen at Skydome the last weekend of the season): "Jeter sucks A Rod". I hope this series goes seven classic games and features as many poor taste t-shirts on Fox as the screen will fit.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:07 AM on October 12

w00t! I've got Thursday off so I can watch the first game of the Championship Series on Wednesday night (and recover from my Azerbaijan v England hangover). I trust I can rely on you fellows to resist posting spoilers beforehand if the game is an "as live" delayed broadcast. Go Red Sox.

posted by squealy at 11:36 AM on October 12

"Jeter sucks A Rod" Yeah, on Landsdowne I've seen "Jeter Sucks" backed with "A-Rod Swallows". None of them compare to the "What Would Johnny Damon Do?" shirts with said player's beatific mug on the front.

posted by yerfatma at 11:42 AM on October 12

I made a shirt up which has a pic of The Babe with his Sox uniform on,which simply says...'REMEMBER??' Gets Sox fans every time....

posted by NYSSoftballBlue at 12:01 PM on October 12

People who distinguish between 'official' MLB merchandise and other sources really make me laugh. I'm with daddisamm, look at all the peeps who buy the official, violence condoned sports games. Pedro said it and so they decided to have a little fun, where's the harm? No one on either team actually said "Yankees suck" or "Red Sox suck." Lighten up.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:16 PM on October 12

I made a shirt up which has a pic of The Babe with his Sox uniform on,which simply says...'REMEMBER??' I don't get it. People who distinguish between 'official' MLB merchandise and other sources really make me laugh. Err, you'll say that right up until you buy one of those shirts outside Fenway and wind up with three cases of the clap. Applause, even.

posted by yerfatma at 01:56 PM on October 12

Err, you'll say that right up until you buy one of those shirts outside Fenway and wind up with three cases of the clap. Applause, even. Huh? I have no clue what you mean. Especially since I never go to baseball games.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:06 PM on October 12

Well, if you get rid of your TV right now, you might still have a chance. Run to your local Starbucks, tell the barista, "Barry Goldwater was the greatest thing to happen to pop music," and Bob's your mother's brother. You'll be in the Hipster Parade in no time.

posted by yerfatma at 02:48 PM on October 12

It's a bit brash for MLB to actually license it, granted there's nothing obscene in it so we can't criticize it for that standard. But, you'd figure they'd maybe make an appropriate shirt for Sox fans and position the two together. Maybe a "Wake up the damn bambino and I'll drill him in the a**" shirt. I mean they're both classic Pedro. btw, So long as Tim McCarver isn't wearing one these shirts tonight...which is entirely possible, I'm sure the situation will move along.

posted by YukonGold at 03:47 PM on October 12

Sooner or later, Major League Baseball will figure out that they can make serious bucks on rivalry shirts. Until then, I applaud the shady street vendors for spreading a little ill will.

posted by rcade at 07:06 PM on October 12

"Father knows best" - good to see MLB is being consistent:

posted by dusted at 11:58 PM on October 13

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