Thought some of you guys would appreciate this. I went to the Nats/Yankees game yesterday, and while the Yanks' pen blew it (in a very exciting game), it was still a really good day, for one big reason: the fans. Yankee fans were there en masse, but were still outnumbered by maybe 60-40, probably more. But despite being in the minority, the Yankee fans pretty much owned the stadium. We were loud from start to finish, and all you heard the entire game was "LET'S - go - YANK - ees."
The Nats fans (who were extremely nice, gracious hosts) didn't get really loud or really make a peep until the very end of the game, when the winning run scored. Otherwise, the only noise they'd ever make was to boo the Yankee fans who were chanting. I thought that was pretty funny, actually. Made them seem like a bunch of buzzkillers. Even as the Yankees were up in the top of the ninth and about to lose, the loudest thing you could hear was "lets - go - yank - ees." People weren't giving up. On the other hand, the other side barely made any kind of noise during a great Nats' comeback, even when they got close. And even after the game was over, there were still Yankee fans in the parking lot who kept it going. And I saw a number of Nats fans, whose team had just won, who were openly pouting over these enthusiastic NY fans.
So while the Nats won, their fans could probably take a lesson in how to support the team, even in defeat. I've been to 20-30 games in the Bronx, but had never seen the Yanks in an opposing team's stadium, and I don't think I've ever been so proud.