I know what you are saying here and if I understand you correctly, you are simply describing why the Rays using that song might rile Sox fans. I get that. I also think the fans who give a shit about that stuff are stupid. I wish they would root for the Yankees as I'd prefer not to associate with mouth-breathers other than myself.
Well no, I'm describing why using that song
isn't riling Sox fans, it's that the Rays are obviously trying to antagonize by stepping outside the norm that is riling Sox fans. Really, it could have been anything--"Dirty Water" instead of "SC", whatever. Teams don't usually do such a knowingly taunting thing, so when they do, yeah, people react. I don't see the particular connection to "SC" which yes, does in fact suck. "They're making fun of us," not "Oh dear, that's our tradition they're trying to steal!"
Yeah, Luke Scott pissing on Yaz' jersey would be worse but the same category to me: shit that is meaningless in the real world but changes in the "baseball world" with the unwritten rules and actions that tell everyone weird, specific things. Both instances are the Rays/ Scott obviously saying "fuck you Red Sox." Neither of which would interrupt my overall life at all, both would crack me up, but yeah, Scott's would kind of piss me off for real a little too because wtf brought Yaz into this, Luke? The "SC" example is obviously not even a "deal" let alone a big one, but you can count on your hand how often one team does that to another, and so in that "universe," it was going to get a response, it was asking for one.
Agree with everything else. Actually caring about it beyond dry jerk posts like my own here is really pathetic. And even then.
Edited by JohntheBaptist, 26 May 2012 - 05:40 PM.