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Old 05-21-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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how would a Yankees fan be accepted if they moved to Boston???
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Tarred and feathered.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Fine. As long as you're not in everyone's face about who you cheer for, you'd be fine. Boston has its fair share of Yankees fans just as New York City has a fair share of Sox fans (I have family in NYC who are Sox fans and have been to some of the Sox bars down there... they do exist). You may get a comment here and there while wearing your Yankees hat, but there are enough New York fans (keep in mind, Boston's a college town; there are people from EVERYWHERE there) fans for you to not only blend in, but find a niche.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:50 PM
 
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My wife's friend threw her brother in law out of their house for wearing a Yankee's hat.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:23 AM
 
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Well that is down right stupid
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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I've met a few old timers (60's) who claimed to be Yankee's fans because they were fans of Mantle growing up.

As Irfox said, there are quite a few. With the close proximities of the two cities, the fan bases overlap a bit.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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There are alot of rabid fans; I remember just a few months ago I read about a mini-war between boston and new york city. A man was walking down a new york city street with a boston red sox's hat, was taken into a bar and promptly beat down. And because of a few "bostonians" rage over the incident, a man with a new york yankee's hat was also beaten down while walking in boston.
Not only that last year in Nashua, New Hampshire of all places, one of the safest, most boring states in the country. A middle-aged woman ran over!! a young man over a dispute of which team was better. And finally; my friend who is red soxs fan was at a game in boston and saw a man pulled out of his car and then I don't know, all over wearing a yankee's fan.
Yeah so you'll probaly incur a 80 percent chance of not being beaten down, hated or severely ostracized by being a yankees fan. It sounds sensational, but all these stories are true.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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Don't do it. Repent and support the Sox.

I was at the new Yankee Stadium not long ago and saw the classy bleacher fans there serenade a Bronx-native girl in a Yankee hat but a Boston College shirt for two hours with "Boston _____" because she had the audacity to go to a school with "Boston" in the name and wear the shirt. Then in the 7th inning they felt the need to "christen" her as a "born-again pure Yankee fan" by dumping a Bud Light on her.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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My father is a native New Yorker and is a flamboyant Yankees fan. He has lived in Massachusetts for over 30 years and while he has certainly gotten teased for it, he has never gotten beaten up for it.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Not only that last year in Nashua, New Hampshire of all places, one of the safest, most boring states in the country. A middle-aged woman ran over!! a young man over a dispute of which team was better.
She not only ran him over, she killed him.

Last summer, a man with NY plates on his car was beaten with a baseball bat in front on his kids in Falmouth because it was assumed he was a Yankees fan.
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