Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:20 AM
Does anyone have the awesome Maddog rant after the Yankees were eliminated where he screams "WHERE ARE THE YANKEE FANS??!?!" over and over again?
This is such an awesome day. I sent this email out to all my Yankee hating friends:
Somehow its flown greatly under the radar, but the Yankees are about to miss the playoffs for the first time since........well since I don't know when. This is truely the closing chapter in a story that had so much misery, intrigue, torture, DRAMA, euphoria, nervousness and just about every other emotion you can think up. I hated that team. I was obsessed with them losing............I cared 100 times more about the Yankees losing than the Sox winning. After the Sox toppled them in '04, I was a changed sports fan forever. Nothing will ever come close or grab my attention/obsession like that.
I can remember sitting in parking lot after a Pats game (they got smoked by the Broncos) and watching Ken Griffey sprint from first to home to sink a Yankee team on the cusp of greatness. I can remember the Mark Wholers game.......Leyritz home run and I'm leaving Bri Guys house without saying good bye. Then Clemens. God I hated that guy. The Nixon home run, the bad call at second, Karim Garcia/Don Zimmer, Paydro gassed, Boone, ARods lips, Schilling, Johnny Damon's blast, ARod's purse. And then finally. Victory.
Slowly of course the Sox actually morphed into the Yankees and vice versa. Now with Hank Steinbrenner in charge they may stay there for quite a while. But the passing of the Yankees must be noted. It must be mocked, appreciated, and refected.
Its been a long strange trip.............any thoughts/rememberences?