Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Stay Classy Sox Fans

According to the Cambridge Chronicle, a mob of Red Sox fans hospitalized a single man because he was wearing a Yankees hat in a Cambridge bar. The man was out with his girlfriend when the cowardly bunch approached him and started a fight because of the interlocking NY on his cap.

The official start to the 2008 baseball season is about a month away, but the age-old rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox is already getting ugly.

A group of men — some with Irish accents — beat up a 23-year-old Cambridge man and sent him to the hospital after they spotted him sporting a Yankees baseball cap.

Witnesses told police the group of apparent diehard Red Sox fans beat up the victims after an argument inside a Central Square bar. The group then ran away on Mass. Ave. towards Harvard Square.

The Yankees fan was transported to the hospital March 2 at 1:41 a.m. for medical treatment for head injuries, including swelling over his entire face and several facial cuts, according to police reports.

The victim’s sobbing girlfriend told police the couple went to the Cantab Lounge at 738 Mass. Ave. midnight Saturday. The couple was inside the bar for a while when a large group of people came up to them and started arguing with the victim because he was wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap, according to police reports.

Is John Henry going to revoke their RSN membership cards now?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Cantab is a serious dive bar.

But I would never wear my Red Sox cap in New York.