Steve at Was Watching asked the following question, and I think it deserves some discussion:
There’s been some debate about how the Yankees fans should receive David Oritz in the Bronx for this current big series.
I suppose it depends on whether you went to the “People who live in glass houses…” school or grew up in the “Eye for an eye” camp?
Me? I’ll be at the game on Friday, and, to be honest, if it’s late in the game, and the Yankees have a big lead, I suspect that I’ll join the mob in derisive sing-song…as long as the chant is clever, good fun, tasteful, and not obscene. Otherwise, I’ll probably lay low…
I can see both sides. On the one hand, it may be hypocritical for Yankees fans who have been cheering A-Rod all season to suddenly pose as the moral compass of the game and rip Ortiz. On the other hand, Red Sox fans at Fenway have been making Boston an uncomfortable place for A-Rod to play for a very long time. Maybe it is time for Yankees fans to do the same for the Red Sox, and some inventive chants and intense booing might be a decent first step in that direction. Personally, I would not participate in chanting about steroids, but I might take part in a few “1918″ chants. What about you? Where do you stand on this issue?