Anyone else notice this? As I was watching the Yankees celebrating their postseason berth on ESPNews last night, I was immediately struck by something.
Back in both 2003 and 2004, the Red Sox were ripped by certain "usual suspects" in both print and electronic media for their celebrations in wrapping up the Wild Card berth both years. (You may remember Derek Lowe, Kevin Millar and a few other players going down to the Baseball Tavern on Boylston Street down the block from Fenway in full uniform to celebrate with the fans that night in 2004.) These said critics ripped them for celebrating such a thing.
But last night, the Yankees only wrap a playoff berth, nothing specific yet, and wildly celebrate in their locker room, and the same idiots who ripped the Sox say nothing about that. (And did anyone else notice how low-key the celebrating was last Saturday when the Sox wrapped up their playoff berth?)
I don't have a problem with teams, including the Yankees, celebrating that. I do have a problem with so-called sportswriters who'll rip the Red Sox at every turn (Bill Madden, for example), and then give the Yankees a pass for basically the same thing.
Too many are two-faced, agenda-driven, hypocritical assholes who I have very little respect for.