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NY Times to print names and addresses of all Red Sox fans living in the five boroughs.
one man's opinion...

Posted on 01/20/2013 6:50:06 AM PST by ken5050

Arthur O. "Pinch" Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, announced this morning that in Monday's edition, the paper will print the names and addresses of all know Red Sox fans living in the five boroughs of NYC. At midnight tonight, all the data will be on the paper's website, including an interactive map of NYC. Readers will be able to move their mouse over any particular part of the city, and the names and address of known Red Sox fans living in the area will be displayed on the screen.


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Sulzberger explained that the paper was taking this unprecedented step in the interest of public safety.

"Red Sox fans are know to be among the most rabid and violent of any baseball fan. Anyone who has ever attended a game at Fenway will confirm that."

He went on to explain that it was dangerous for Yankee fans, especially young children to go outside wearing Yankees apparel.

"Suppose you have a ten year old son or daughter. Would you feel safe letting them outside to play, wearing a DEREK JETER jersey, if you knew that right next door lived a family of Red Sox fans, especially if they had just recently emigrated to NYC from Boston?"

He went on to add that baby boomers who still wear their old and tattered BUCKY DENT jerseys were especially vulnerable and at risk.

He said that the idea for the article began last year, when it was reported that A Rod's Mercedes was keyed while parked outside a Boston Market restaurant on the upper west side of Manhattan..

Sulzberger added that he had spoken at length with NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg before deciding to publish the names. "The Mayor was very supportive of our efforts to protect the citizens of this great city. He encouraged us to go ahead with this project."

Sulzberger was asked how the paper managed to obtain the information. "It's all in the public record. Good reporting enabled us to compile the data."

Anonymous sources have suggested that the Times might have violated several privacy statues in the process. One pointed out that the Times just recently sold its interest in NESN, the New England Sports Network, which covers the Red Sox 24/7. The Times still owns the Boston Globe, which has extensive Red Sox coverage. Both interact with fans, readers, and viewers across multiple media platforms, so it would be easy to someone with contacts and access to surreptitiously obtain the information.

Sulzberger was asked if the recent public outcry over a local NY paper's decision to publish a list of registered gun owners in three counties in any way impacted his decision to move forward with this project.

"Definitely not," Sulzberger defiantly stated. "Look, guns are really dangerous. We all know that, and we have to do something, anything to get them off the streets. But gun violence, as horrendous as it is, pales in comparison to the violence that Red Sox fans are capable of."

What really surprised those working on the story was the large number of Red Sox fans actually living and working in NYC. "Initially, we thought it might be a small number, maybe a few hundred max, but our reporting leads us to believe they may well number several hundred thousand. We were shocked at this number, and at the risk they posed to the law-abiding Yankees fans in this great city. They had to be protected at all costs."

When asked if there were any reports of Red Sox fans killing Yankee fans, Sulzberger replied, "not that we know of at this time."

1 posted on 01/20/2013 6:50:07 AM PST by ken5050
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To: ken5050
Kindly note the "HUMOR" tag. Lately many here seem to have lost their sense of the same.
2 posted on 01/20/2013 6:52:15 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Reaganite Republican

FYI..


3 posted on 01/20/2013 6:52:51 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

Then they came for the Red Sox Fans,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Red Sox Fans.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 6:54:48 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: ken5050

LOL.

It’s the kind of thing that would do...seeing as how everyone who is intelligent, kind, and progressive...knows that the Red Sox are the Republicans and the Yankees the Democrats.

And Republicans should not be allowed out in public.


5 posted on 01/20/2013 6:55:02 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: ken5050

Yes...I’ll mention one is movie critic Jeffrey Lyons who was a fan of Ted Williams back in the day and thus a Sox fan despite being from NYC. He attends Sox-Yanks games and Red Sox radio mentions he’s there, etc.

BLOHARDs—Benevolent Loyal Order of Honorable and Ancient RedSox Diehard Sufferers of NY


6 posted on 01/20/2013 6:55:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Yes...I’ll mention one is movie critic Jeffrey Lyons who was a fan of Ted Williams back in the day and thus a Sox fan despite being from NYC. He attends Sox-Yanks games and Red Sox radio mentions he’s there, etc.

When I was 11 my Dad took me to a Sox-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium.I was rooting like crazy for the Sox and couldn't understand the dirty looks I got from those around me.I knew nothing of the rivalry back then.

7 posted on 01/20/2013 6:59:20 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: raccoonradio

>> the violence that Red Sox fans are capable of

but in all seriousness in the opposite way I can think of one case where a Sox fan was killed by a Yanks fan—run over—

http://bostonherald.com//news_opinion/local_coverage/2008/05/cops_sox_fan_hit_killed_over_yankees_rivalry

>>A raging Yankees fan accused of running down a Red Sox fanatic by plowing her car into him after he chanted “Yankees suck” only meant to “scare” him, the accused killer allegedly told police. Ivonne Hernandez, 43, gunned her car at Matthew Beaudoin, 29, and his friends after an argument spilled out of Slade’s Food & Spirits in Nashua, N.H., early Friday, witnesses and police said.

convicted later of second degree murder
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/new-york-yankees-fan-convicted-second-degree-murder-hitting-killing-red-sox-fan-car-article-1.169404

I also found the sentence was upheld in a NH court. She got 20 to 40 years.


8 posted on 01/20/2013 7:01:19 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Gay State Conservative

Did they pour beer on you?


9 posted on 01/20/2013 7:01:40 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Youtube had a video of someone in a Sox shirt walking thru the bleachers at Yankee Stadium. The crowd started chanting
“A—hole, A—hole.”

Then again that chant is heard often at football or baseball games after a controversial call.
The only NFL game I went to was Jets at Patriots at
Foxboro about 10 yrs ago (a nice Sept Sun afternoon). There was a Jets fan who was being a bit rowdy and I think someone threw a beer at him as he was being escorted out (or was it left early on his own).
That leads to my own pun joke: “Someone threw a beer at
Bill Clinton in a beer. Fortunately for him, he
dodged the draft.”


10 posted on 01/20/2013 7:04:42 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Gay State Conservative

Youtube had a video of someone in a Sox shirt walking thru the bleachers at Yankee Stadium. The crowd started chanting
“A—hole, A—hole.”

Then again that chant is heard often at football or baseball games after a controversial call.
The only NFL game I went to was Jets at Patriots at
Foxboro about 10 yrs ago (a nice Sept Sun afternoon). There was a Jets fan who was being a bit rowdy and I think someone threw a beer at him as he was being escorted out (or was it left early on his own).
That leads to my own pun joke: “Someone threw a beer at
Bill Clinton in a bar. Fortunately for him, he
dodged the draft.”


11 posted on 01/20/2013 7:04:53 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Gay State Conservative

Youtube had a video of someone in a Sox shirt walking thru the bleachers at Yankee Stadium. The crowd started chanting
“A—hole, A—hole.”

Then again that chant is heard often at football or baseball games after a controversial call.
The only NFL game I went to was Jets at Patriots at
Foxboro about 10 yrs ago (a nice Sept Sun afternoon). There was a Jets fan who was being a bit rowdy and I think someone threw a beer at him as he was being escorted out (or was it left early on his own).
That leads to my own pun joke: “Someone threw a beer at
Bill Clinton in a bar. Fortunately for him, he
dodged the draft.”


12 posted on 01/20/2013 7:04:53 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

(sorry for double post but after I hit the post button I realized I had typed beer instead of bar, oops!)


13 posted on 01/20/2013 7:05:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: ken5050

Thank God I’m a Cub fan!!! Wait,.....what am I saying??????????????????????


14 posted on 01/20/2013 7:06:14 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

Big story today Cubs will spend $300 million to renovate Wrigley..I’ve been there twice for games..both day games..it is an awesome experience, but the seats are the pits..


15 posted on 01/20/2013 7:09:24 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

As a former Boston area resident I’m relieved to know Red Sox fans are registered.

I approve more thorough background checks for them and increased mental health monitoring. Penalties should be increased for supporting the Red Sox and more money should be taxed or borrowed to enforce their regulation.

For the children, of course.


16 posted on 01/20/2013 7:21:59 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: ken5050

NY Slimes also to publish all the names of republicans throughout hte state, and whether they are armed or not


17 posted on 01/20/2013 9:27:12 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: mrsmith

mrsmith ~:” ... For the children, of course.”

(from the article) ~ “Sulzberger explained that the paper was taking this unprecedented step in the interest of public safety. “

Right , any public monstrosity can be quickly approved , without reading , as long as it is : “ for the children” !!


18 posted on 01/20/2013 10:11:27 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: mrsmith

mrsmith ~:” ... For the children, of course.”

(from the article) ~ “Sulzberger explained that the paper was taking this unprecedented step in the interest of public safety. “

Right , any public monstrosity can be quickly approved , without reading , as long as it is :” for the children” !!
It doesn’t have to make sense since it is :” for the children” !!


19 posted on 01/20/2013 10:12:51 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: raccoonradio; Gay State Conservative
Youtube had a video of someone in a Sox shirt walking thru the bleachers at Yankee Stadium. The crowd started chanting "A—hole, A—hole."

Ah, yes … the well-known "door-bell chant." (For when you don't want to have to explain profanity to your children.)

20 posted on 01/20/2013 10:21:40 AM PST by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: ken5050
I'm an Atlanta Braves fan but since Ted Turner bailed and thus cut the player salaries in half the Yankees once again are the only team able to consistently purchase (in spite of “Moneyball”) wins.

So it's the Yankees versus everyone else again because of no MLB salary cap—caps that have made the other pro leagues not only more competitive but separated the skilled and competent organizations from the maladroit management bumblers who just bribe their way out of the consequences of their incompetence.

There are Red Sox fans everywhere (I am one) simply because the Yankees hate them the most and we hate the Yankees the most.

21 posted on 01/20/2013 10:35:04 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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