From the student paper at B.U. -
Ever since the New York Yankees snatched Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox, Red Sox fans have harbored a deep resentment toward their division rivals, and since that time, “Yankees Suck!” chants became a fixture of New England sporting events.
Although the Red Sox banned the popular “Yankees Suck!” T-shirts in Fenway Park two years ago, T-shirt vendors tapped into their creative energy this off-season to come up with new digs against the Evil Empure.
While Yankee captain Derek Jeter and all-star third baseman Alex Rodriquez have long suffered the wrath of Red Sox Nation, Sox fans, not surprisingly, have found a new punching bag.
And the T-shirts show it.
Boston’s former center fielder and fan favorite Johnny Damon, who led the renegade Red Sox to a World Series title in 2004, is now the subject of T-shirts that read “Johnny Who?”, “From Jesus to Judas” — on his betrayal of the Sox — and “Johnny Demon.”
I wonder – where were the shirts for Boggs in 1993 and Clemens in 1999? Maybe it’s a “you can only do this after you’ve actually won one” thing?