There are sports rivalries and then there are true sports rivalries.
Whether it is Cowboys-Redskins, Lakers-Celtics, Bruins-Canadiens or Giants-Dodgers, fans of the respective teams have no love lost for their rivals.
Nowhere, however, may that be truer than the Red Sox-Yankees. When it comes to this rivalry, it essentially comes down to no holds barred.
As was evidenced by a video circulating YouTube, several fans got into it during a recent Detroit Tigers-New York Yankees game in the Bronx. Yes, I said Tigers and Yankees game, not Red Sox and Yankees.
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In what could be viewed as nosebleed seats at the new Yankee Stadium, several female fans got into it, exchanging pleasantries and other gifts, with one female Yankees fan auditioning for a spot in the Divas division of WWE. If her drop kick is even half as lethal as what she showed in the video, she may have a chance to capture the women’s belt at an upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View event.
As you watch the video, what is most amazing to me is the lack of security in this section of the stadium.
Was security on a coffee break? Were they busy tending to folks that could not find the men’s bathroom? Perhaps they were checking voicemails on their cell phones. Whatever the situation, they were as MIA as home runs have been from Albert Pujols to start the season.
While you will get some entertainment from this video on a slow day at the office, it is good to note that the Red Sox fan that goes flying through a few rows of seats was apparently not injured.
According to several Web site reports, the Red Sox fan drop-kicked down a few rows is Nicole Marquez, who ironically is not from Boston, but from Arizona. Hey, doesn’t mean you cannot be from Arizona and root for the BoSox, but perhaps wearing a D’backs hat to Yankee Stadium next time might be a safer move, provided locals don’t hold the 2001 World Series against you.
In the future, along with better security for section 328 at Yankee Stadium, those wearing Red Sox paraphernalia may want to consider a course or two in self-defense before embarking on a visit to the Bronx.
Dave Thomas, who writes on topics involving credit card processing companies and equipment leasing companies, writes extensively for online resource destination Business.com. He is also a freelance sportswriter.