Nomar4prez wrote:beltrans_boy wrote:Am I the only Red Sox hater here? I hate the team, I hate the fans, I hate the city. I don't especially love the Yankees, but I love watching the Yankees beat the sh*t out of the Sox year in and year out (save this year). I don't know why. I'm not even a fan of American League baseball, but I just hate the Red Sox.
I'm about to become the biggest Astros/Cardinals fan the world has ever seen.
Does that make me an a**hole?
To answer your last question....YES!
Hate the team all you want, but the fans?....the city? So you hate fans that are well informed and aren't bandwagoners(No New York fans, I'm not implying anything here!)? And why do you hate Boston? I absolutely hate the Yankees, but I love NYC(Well, maybe not love, but I have no problem with it).
One thing I've noticed is that the Sox bandwagon is now much, much larger than the Yankee bandwagon. The Yankee bandwagon seems to have fallen off IMO, bc people simply got tired of the winning and are looking for a new team. The huge Sox bandwagon didn't just start after Game 7, it was all series. I'm in college (in Maryland, not New England), where everyone is from all over the country and I've never seen such a bandwagon- Detriot Tigers fans, Baltimore Orioles fans, Phillies fans, non-baseball fans- all on the Sox bandwagon this year. I myself have a great disdain for these people, but not those that are what I call, true Red Sox fans- the lifers, the NE natives, those whose parents are/were Sox fans.
As for hating the Sox, all I hate is Pedro. I dislike Ortiz (only bc he's good and looks too much like big Mo ), Varitek for obvious reasons and Millar (bc announcers always mention Cowboy Up in reference to him). I have no problem with the rest of the team, or its true fans. The bandwagoners are another story.
To answer the original question: From what you've told us, I'd consider you a bandwagon fan or simply a Yankee hater. As Mookie said, if the Sox played the Mets, you'd be rooting for the Mets. Add that to the fact that you said you bought the hat in part to merely spite Yankee fans around you. I'm sorry but I personally would not consider you a fan.