It seems Highlander fans have selective memory. Yesterday I went to the Brooklyn Cyclones-Little Highlanders game at the Richmond County Bank Ball Park in the Land That Urban Development forgot A/K/A Downtown Staten Island. Of course I was decked out in my Brooklyn attire because (a) the Cyclones are of course a Mets farm team and (b) I still consider myself from Brooklyn, I just happen to have a home in Staten Island and to tell you the truth I don’t know who Staten Islanders despise more Brooklynites who moved to the Island or Muslims but I digress. As I went into the ball park the Highlanders were leading the Mets 4-0 after a Mark Teixeira Granny against the suddenly ordinary Johan Santana. When the game ended the public address announcer comes on and asks for everyone’s attention. Now I’m thinking that since it was getting very dark and windy, looking as if a huge thunderstorm was on the way he’ll anounnce that  all the folks out in the open seating area should prepare to go to the concourse in case of severe weather, no that wasn’t the announcement. The big announcement was the Bronx Bastards beat the Mets 4-0 thus taking 2 of 3 from the Amazin’s.

Now a Highlander fan next me looks over and says “Well, now we know who the best team in NY is” so I say “We do? The season series  is now tied at 3 wins apiece” Mr.  Doodle Dandy (in his JETER 2 shirt of course. I swear to God, you can always tell the dumbest Highlander fan by what shirt the wear and it just seems like the biggest assholes wear JETER 2 shirts) looks at me and says “this is the only time they played each other this year” of course I say “Au contraire my simple minded friend, the Mets took 2 of 3 at Citi Field back in May” Then Mr. Doodle Dandy gave me the line of the day, week, month, year, decade and I’d add the century:

“I don’t pay that much attention to the team until October”    


By the way the SI Highlanders beat Backman’s Boys for the first time in this first three game series.

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  1. Isn’t it amazing how often Yankee fans live up to the stereotype?

  2. Why, Steve, in this City of Cap Wearing, 2 Jeter Jersey Types, who would get lost on the 4 Train, do people come up to me, while I’m wearing a Boston Red Sox Cap, to ask me for Subway Directions?
    No real Yankees Fan wears a jersey with a name on the rear of it.

  3. If you can find a real Yankees fan, like finding a needle in a haystack.

  4. George the Stork says:

    This was great, Steve!! What fucking boneheads these Yankee fans are. ‘Course if we got a key hit or two for Pelf or Santana (not too much to ask), then we prance around like kings.

    But I have to admit that not all Yankee fans are pricks. I walked around Toms River with my Wright-5 jersey on all weekend without so much as a bad look. The Italian guy at the Foodtown checkout, with the gold Yankees “NY” medallion, even shook my hand and said that he was so old, he saw Babe Ruth play. I can’t hate them all.

    Hope you had a good Fathers Day. Here’s hoping the Mets can do some damage to the Tigers and Twins. What a great season it has been so far. The team actually has some homegrown kids you can root for. The front office makes the right moves, even if they’re 3 months behind everyone else. The Gangsta gives ice time to those who deserve it, and tells those who don’t to kiss his arse. If only the suddenly-mighty Braves could lose a game now and then.

  5. Michael says:

    I like to think I’m above this gutter level debate.

  6. The ones who don’t wear jeter shirts troll Mets blogs.

  7. Could not resist! It was too easy.

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