Tuesday, November 06, 2007

New York Yankees–Boston Red Sox

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
~Douglas Adams

This joke comes via my dear friend Chatter.

On the first day of school a first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Yankees fan.

She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Yankees fans.

Wanting to impress their teacher, everyone in the class raises their hand except one little girl.

The teacher looks at the girl with surprise, "Janie, why didn't you raise your hand?"

"Because I'm not a Yankees fan," she replied.

The teacher, still shocked, asked, "Well, if you are not a Yankees fan, then who are you a fan of?"

"I am a Red Sox fan, and proud of it," Janie replied.

The teacher could not believe her ears. "Janie, why are you a Red Sox fan?"

"Because my mom is a Red Sox fan, and my dad is Red Sox fan, so I'm a Red Sox fan too!"

"Well, " said the teacher in a obviously annoyed tone, "that is no reason for you to be a Red Sox fan. You don't have to be just like your parents all of the time. What if your mom were an idiot and your dad were a moron, what would you be then?"

"Then," Janie smiled, "I'd be a Yankees fan."

Yankees-Red Sox rivalry
From Wikipedia

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the longest and the most bitter rivalries in professional sports. For over 100 years, baseball's New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox of the American League have been chief rivals, compounded by their geographic proximity.

Since the Red Sox' defeat of the Yankees in seven games in the 2004 American League Championship Series, the rivalry has become more intense than ever before. USA Today has dubbed it "the fiercest rivalry in sports.

On September 28, 2007, Boston won the AL East after a win against the Minnesota Twins and a loss by the New York Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles. This was the Sox first AL East Championship since 1995, ending the Yankees' nine-year reign in the division.

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Blogger Peter said...

I just love Janie!!!!!!!

November 06, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

A cute post, Raggedy.
I'm an Astros Fan, but it there were only two I'd be the Red Sox Fan.

I really like your James Taylor post. I will come back and listen, etc.
He and I are a lot alike in time and experiences. Except I never did do drugs, I rode a motorcycle instead.
[We both are shy also, at least I used to be.]
We even have the same first two names, James Vernon.
Oh yes, I can't sing--maybe a big difference. In fact I have been asked to leave a church choir and not sing because I have a bad ear.
Please 'stay cool' while you keep warm up there in the cold, :-).

November 06, 2007 7:39 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

LOVE the joke!!

November 06, 2007 9:51 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Love the joke and also
the great post about James Taylor.
I will come back later and listen to it all again. Thanks for your comments. John seems to be going OK. I have seen that tap-dancing cow and it is funny. I am glad you realize that supervising is so tough to do !!
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

November 06, 2007 10:54 PM  
Blogger Gellianne said...

Hello, there! I am quite new with this and I cannot see this comment box in the WW post. Anyways, I would just like to thank you for visiting my blog via WW.
Nice picture of supergirl!

November 06, 2007 11:53 PM  
Blogger Walker said...


I'm a Jays fan so every American team which is all the rest is a rivalry to us.

November 07, 2007 12:54 AM  
Blogger Dallas Meow said...

and I thought I loved you!
Albert Einstein arrives at a party and introduces himself to the first person he sees and asks, "What is your IQ?"

The man answers, "241."

"That is wonderful!" says Albert. "We will talk about the Grand Unification Theory and the mysteries of the universe. We will have much to discuss!"

Next, Albert introduces himself to a woman and asks, "What is your IQ?"

The lady answers, "144."

"That is great!", says Albert, "We can discuss politics and current affairs. We will have much to discuss!".

Albert then goes to another person and asks, "What is your IQ?"

The person answers, "51."

Albert ponders this for a moment, and then smiles and says,"GO RED SOX"!!

November 07, 2007 7:33 AM  

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