Unraveling the Wrath of New York

yankees on fire.jpgForget about Iran and its escalating nuclear capabilities.  Pay no attention to Iraq and its still undiscovered weapons of mass destruction.  If you wanna start a war, piss off a Yankees fan.

That’s exactly what my socially fledgling and oft baseball addled colleague, Mr. Allen Krause, did over the weekend.  With this one simple quote…

With the lineup they have at the plate and a ridiculous cast of pitchers, the pennant is theirs to lose.  But lose it they will.

…Mr. Krause ignited the unbridled anger of Bombers fans across US America.  For example:

Some troll who goes by “kb24” commented:

“Jeff Lung and Allen Krause are f***** a** losers! Have fun when the
Yankees win the World Series a**holes!”

You can reach said troll by emailing him with your own expletive laden rants at supermanredblue@hotmail.com, the address he uses to log into MLB.com.

rr257 said:

“So, the Yankees will lose again, like they always do? You should
probably follow roller derby, or another sport with a shallow
history…where people who write Blogs don’t have to know that the team
they are calling “losers” are the winningest team in sports history.”

Hey dude, how’d you know Al loves roller derby?  I am quite pleasantly surprised you had the time to investigate this little nugget of fact after your demanding schedule of Erin Andrews stalking.  Keep up the good fight!

And then, a guy (I assume it’s a guy, or perhaps a three-toed sloth who lives off Monster Energy Drink, ramen noodles and goodnight kisses from Mommy) who goes by Lukepiewalker121 emailed us with this quip of superior baseball knowledge:

“Ha, say what you want about the Yankees choking in past years. We live
in the present not the past. Go cry your butt off when they win the
World Series and A-Rod wins MVP of World Series now that he doesn’t
have all the pressure with Teixeira with him . . . . . loser live in
the present not the past!”

Now, now, Lukepiewalker121@aim.com, let’s not be so vicious in our ill thought retorts, shall we?  First of all, who the hell uses AIM anymore?  This ain’t 2003, buddy!  Join the living!  Stop — as you say — LIVING IN THE PAST!  Once you take your own advice and stop living in the past, I assume you and and your Yankee-lovin’ brethren will kindly stop reminding me and everyone else who has any aural abilities whatsoever that your beloved Bombers are the “winningest team in sports history” because, well, y’see, those 26 trophies are all in the past, pal.  Them days is over.  Move on.  Indeed, Lukepiewalker121, we live in the Yankees-Tend-To-Overpay-Free-Agents-and-Blow-It-In-the-Playoffs-Era; and just in case you haven’t noticed, the Yanks have been doing plenty of playoff choking in recent years, which is why my colleague made the brash statement that he did in the first place.

jim.leyland.jpgFeel good about this, Yankees fans who hate Allen Krause: Mr. Krause’s Detroit Tigers just put the finishing touches on one of baseball’s most prolific and grandiose epic fails of all time.

And know that I don’t always (or ever) agree with Mr. Krause, but in this case, he makes a valid (albeit sloppy) point.  If the Yanks follow their recent history, they’re due to disappoint. 

So, my dear Yankee fan readers, I will bare the olive branch with this bit of truce:

If the Yankees do win the World Series, I will take Lukepiewalker121’s advice and “cry my butt off”. 

Hate me ‘cuz I unravel the reasoning behind the phrase Evil Empire, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right… if ya don’t believe me, ask cubluvr1995, the last childish, ranting, wrathful dear reader to bite the proverbial RSBS dust.





  1. jerseysawks

    great piece. I dunno if I can agree that the Yankees won’t win it all, but if they do, it’s more proof for a case for salary capping. I was surprised when I looked at a few statistics:

    Yankees payroll – 209 million
    Mets – 138 million

    the difference is more than the lowest two teams combined. COMBINED! What’s up with that?

    And yes, before all you Yankee fans start with the hating, I’m a Sox fan and our payroll is freakin huge too. Surprised that the Mets and Detroit both had higher tho.

    Go SOX!

  2. Jonestein

    My favorite bit from Al’s Filibuster post:

    “There’s just something a little off about the Yankees. You can buy all the pieces but you can’t buy the chemistry that brings it together. It’s like owning a rebuilt Maserati, only it has been reassembled by Jeff.”

    Classic RSBS snark. I Rofl’d.

    Then Jeff gives us:

    “Mr. Krause’s Detroit Tigers just put the finishing touches on one of baseball’s most prolific and grandiose epic fails of all time.”

    Again, I rofl, with a side of “mao”.

    You guys crack me the he11 up.

  3. Erin Kathleen

    I just feel kind of bad for Sox Hater, who thought we were ragging on him instead. And that’s all I’m going to say, since my team is probably about to get its a** handed to it by the Yankees and I don’t want to start anymore trouble.

  4. redstatebluestate

    Matt — Thanks for stoppin’ by. Wanna talk about wasted payroll? Check out the Cubs’ numbers. Yike!
    Jonestein — Glad we could deliver. You always put the pressure on us to live up to the reputation. Much obliged, good Sir!
    Erin — He knew we weren’t aiming at him (though it did take a minute to figure out)… still, probably best you watch what ya say til the ALDS is over. *Fingers crossed*

  5. devilabrit

    I can’t believe you’d give out 3 of my alias email addresses like that…totally uncalled for…I was just sticking up for those Yankee fans that live in the world of dreams…
    believe that, believe the Yankees will win it all…
    Outside the Phillies Looking In

  6. TribeTed

    Jeff, these guys have no clue what they are possibly talking about. You made me laugh by your straight up comebacks, and your funny reading tone you put into the story. Oh Yankees fans…. they don’t get it. The team that has the most money, is the team that functions the least best. Who cares about the Regular Season, screw it. The playoffs are when the real men play to their full extent. Bring it baby!!! : ) New post up on Scott Boras, you might shed a tear laughing while reading it. YOUR favorite, whiney baby Sheffield is in it too.


  7. xcicix

    It’s funny how Yankees have a selective memory about the postseason.
    Like whenever someone brings up their team winning a recent world series (e g last 10 years), the Yankee fan starts talking about how their 26 world series championships are sooooo much better than the 1 or 6 or whatever other number, but if the Yankees are so much better how come they haven’t won since 2000? And when the person who’s a fan of the Diamondbacks, Angels, Marlins, Red Sox, White Sox, Cardinals, or Phillies says that, the Yankee fan keeps repeating “26!! WE HAVE 26!!”
    Why is that, do you know?
    And the Yankees aren’t the Evil Empire. They’re just annoying and idiotic.

  8. redstatebluestate

    Peter — You disguise your ruthlessness so well 😉
    Ted — Cool man. Will do. You know how much I love Sheff (er… not).
    XCICIX — Aren’t you IBDB? Still love that name for the blog. Good stuff. I don’t know why they all remind us. I’m cool with it as long as in the same breath they don’t harp on not living in the past. Just makes sense that way.

  9. redstatebluestate

    Jen — Trolls are fun too! Haha. Thanks for being a loyal supporter. *Cap tip
    Buz — No ya really can’t… and I’m a ramen noodle nut myself (shh, don’t tell anyone).
    Jenn — I’m sure I could muster one up… but be careful about making predictions 😉

  10. irishsoxkid19

    Amazing!! Seriously, pissing off Yankee fans now is like a new sport. They take things so literally. Geez, so what if your team has won 26 WS titles? No one cares anymore now because other teams can still beat you. Just hoping they don’t get into the World Series now. Looking for Boston to win it again!!

  11. redstatebluestate

    Holly — Only time will tell. The Yanks looked tough last night (except for Jorge, of course).
    Jane — I know how ya feel. Al pisses me off all the time. LOL.

  12. redstatebluestate

    Buz — Not sure, but I do know that all he needs is a cig danglin’ from the mouth to top it off… he has plenty of time for that nowadays. Hehe.

  13. redstatebluestate

    Cob — It’s fairly easy once ya get started. Just say something brash and stick to it. The haters will come in droves.

  14. flairforthedramatic

    I swear.. you two are probably the only beings on this Earth that can trash the Yanks and not infuriate me. Though you continue to hateeee instead of choosing to embrace the awesomeness that is the interlocking NY, cracking me up while dissing my team is a siick accomplishment ..Kick *** post as usual Jefffy. =D
    – V [ http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com ]

  15. junojen

    Oh.My.God. This is the best post I have ever read on MLBlogs. Ever. I’m loving all your comebacks to the trolls.
    I also had a troll on my blog. You know what’s really sad about my troll – they were a Red Sox fan like ME. How the heck can you troll another fan’s blog? I mean, C’MON.

    Anyway… it’s clear – I am not worthy to read your blog anymore (but I will)!


  16. junojen

    Sorry ’bout your Cards, Jeff. I feel terrible for Matt Holliday. That just suckkks. (Will that make it thru, I wonder?)

  17. redstatebluestate

    V — A’ZZ… try that next time. LOL. Don’t worry. My Yankee trashing got my Cardinals effed themselves in their latest epic fail (see NLDS Gm 2).
    Jen — Keep comin’ back! Don’t be a stranger. We’re all about makin’ ya smilez!

  18. sixfourthree

    Let’s review your original post:

    “the Yankees will fail and once again A-Rod will fail to deliver in the postseason. You heard it here first.”

    Would you like ketchup or mustard with that?

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