Yankee fans to Cheney: go fuck yourself
Booed his ass like he cost them a series game
Cheney just got booed at the Yankees game
(I was thinking of retitling this: "Yankee fans tell Cheney 'go fuck yourself.'")
I just got a live phone-in from the Yankees vs. Boston game in NYC taking place right now. Dick Cheney just got booed by the crowd!
Even as my friend Michael called me from his seats at the game, God Bless America was still playing in the background. During the 7th inning stretch at Yankees Stadium, they play God Bless America and show on the big screen pictures of anyone famous who's in the audience that night. Dick Cheney is apparently in the audience, and as soon as his face went up, the entire crowd started booing! As my friend Michael tells it, this is the blue-collar Bronx we're talking about, and Cheney is still getting booed - not a good sign for the Bush-Cheney ticket. As soon as the camera guys realized Cheney was getting booed, they quickly switched the picture on the screen to someone else.
Michael's read of the situation, as a die-hard Yankees fan: The election is over.
(ESPN just confirmed the story (thanks to Buzzflash for finding this):
Cheney, who visited both clubhouses after batting practice, watched part of the game from the box of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and part from a first-row seat next to the Yankees dugout, where he sat between New York Gov. George Pataki and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Cheney was booed when he was shown on the right-field videoboard during the seventh-inning
Ah, a preliminary to the convention no doubt. I don't think Cheney was under any illusions his ass was popular in the fucking Bronx.
My friend Dave is a lifelong Yankee fan and wouldn't miss a Red Sox-Yankees game unless his job and or life depended on it. And the job, not so much. So, I have an eyewitness to tonight's fiasco:
steve: You go to the game tonight?
(This refering to the last time the Red Sox won the World Series. Not being a Yankees fan, this merely amuses me considering how the Mets beat them in 1986)
steve: Well, that may be true, the fate of the Red Sox concerns me not. But they booed the shit out of Cheney, from what I heard
Dave: yeah, big-time
steve: So what happened? I am amused
Dave: they showed him during the seventh-inning stretch, and they might as well have showed Pedro
steve: I'm going to run this on the blog.
Dave: it was definitely spirited
Dave: they took him off after about three seconds because of how loud the booing was
While the Yankees may suck, I truly enjoy the idea of Cheney being booed like, oh, Giuliani and all politicians are, at Yankee games. I don't think he has the balls to go to Shea or that new Stadium in Philly, where they like to fight for fun. At least they didn't chant go fuck yourself, which is likely at Shea.
Now, normally, the only Yankee fan pictures I'd like to see are the one where they cry in defeat to either the Red Sox in the AL Championship or the Mets in the World Series. But I'll make an exception here and say, even though they root for the wrong team, they aquitted themselves well. I think Michael Moore is going to be a very rich man at the end of this summer.
posted by Steve @ 12:04:00 AM