August 9, 2007

Painful Epiphany

I woke up this morning and was upset to see that the Yankees fell back to six games behind the Red Sox.

I work up this morning and was UPSET to see that the YANKEES LOST.

blahb lahbl ahblah In September, will this make me happy?

You've done it Boston. The Red Sox Nation is so goddamned obnoxious that I actually find myself rooting for those lovable underdogs in pinstripes. That A-Rod? Not such a bad guy. Jeter? Plays his heart out. Matsui? Kind of charming in a Mr. Baseball way. In a way, the Red Sox win knocked the Yankees' fanbase down just enough that they suddenly became tolerable.

I'm an Orioles fan, which means I'm from Maryland, which means I hate New York, New Yorkers, and anything related to New York. That city is a stain that permeates every city on the East Coast. That being said, I'll never go to Boston again. Every time I hear that grating accent I start thinking of bloody socks and Dave Roberts and Bill Simmons, not to mention Jimmy Fallon disgracing the national pasttime and getting away with it.

Some call it schadenfreude, but that's not what this is. I'm not taking pleasure in seeing the Red Sox struggle, I want revenge for having to endure their incessant crowing and attention grabbing over the past few years.

3 Responses:

J-Red said...

If there was any doubt that I have a humongous ego, I didn't even look up schadenfreude and didn't even consider that I possibly spelled it wrong until I checked back a few hours later.

Dewey said...

I'm also an Orioles fan who pulls for the Yankees. I'd much rather see them win than the Red Sox. For me, though, it is all about schadenfreude.

PS: Nice use of the word schadenfreude; random side note: one of my two blogs is

J-Red said...

I think I first learned that word about a year ago. Since then, I have finally been fully enlightened about my personality flaws. I just need to find the German word for "man who is especially prone to schadenfreude."

The bad thing is that I suspect "schadenfreude" comes from the same words that gave root to shame and fraud. I feel neither shame nor deceit when I feel schadenfreude. I actually just feel good.

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