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They've become even worse after their world series win. The Nationals are also annoying because many of them were former Orioles fans that jumped ship. I think the majority of their fans are fair weather fans. Hearing alot of them can also be unbearable.

It's not like Angelos didn't help. Besides, alot of people were Senators fans, at least, their parents were. But yeah, I know some Nats fans that bust out their Yankees hats on Oct. 3.

BTW,I hate Mets fans. After I went to a Nats-Mets game that went to 11 innings(Mets won),the Mets fans were singing "New York State of Mind" in the concourses. I wanted to hurt them. BADLY.

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Dodgers fans are by far the biggest a$$holes ive ever met. I went to a Giants Dodgers game in LA and was treated horribly, but that was expected considering I was wearing all Giants gear. I later went to a game vs St. Louis and was treated just as bad wearing a Cards cap as I was a Giants one. I then went to a game vs The Padres, who I could care less about so I didnt wear anything affiliated with either team and yet again was treated like garbage by the scumbag fans. And ill even say this, even at the Giants Dodgers game I met a few fans who were good people and didnt really let the whole rivalry get in the way, but the majority of fans that ive seen, no matter who theyre playing, are complete douchenozzles. You should never go to game and have to see a woman get her life threatened by some big smelly wannabe gangster. <_<

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Well, being in Atlanta you know there's a lot of transplants and bandwagoners around here, even with the Braves being as solid as they've been. So I guess I could have a nice opinion on this:

Red Sox fans before the WS win were somewhat tolerable. The season after when they came to town, they were the most annoying people ever. Good Lord, all they would talk about was "Blah blah blah, the curse is over, blah blah blah, the Braves suck, blah blah blah, how could you NOT be rooting for the Red Sox blah blah blah we beat the Yankees." UGH. As for now, they're back to being tolerable. I also admire the fact that they're passionate about their baseball and it shows. But other than that, just tolerable.

Mets fans are some cool people, though. I hate that team, but their fans are cool because of the fact that, like BigBrain said, they're forever optimists and they aren't super annoying. At least when they come to town. (Then again, I might be wrong because I can bet $5 some fans are gonna be saying some crazy stuff since they finally won the division ZOMGGGGGSSSS.)

Phillies fans...just to let you know, the Braves were beating the Phillies in a game here last year, so a few of em start a "LARRY" chant. How unique. :P Can't win for losing.

Yankees fans are teh suck. That's all there is to it.

But the worst baseball fans are the fairweather Braves fans. OMG. THOSE are the ones who have a sense of entitlement since they've won 14 straight divisional titles, 4 pennants, and a Series. The ones who get up and start doing the chop with the weakest elbow motion you will see. I say if you're gonna do it, then get a foam tomahawk and start freakin' CHOPPIN. Embarrassing.

But like many others have said, these are basically just generalizations so don't take this personally unless you fall into these categories. For the most part, talking to individual fans of other teams about baseball, it's cool and very civil. I love talking baseball with anybody, it doesn't matter who you are or what team you pull for, if you know baseball them I'm all for talking for you.

As for football...Giants fans, Panther fans that show up at the Dome claiming that they've been rooting for them their whole life, Cowboy fans, Steeler fans (they invaded the Dome and all but one [the one I was sitting beside, thank God] were unbearable.) the damn Eagles fans (The Philadelphia Eagles are one team I hate because of the way their fans as a whole act.), Vick fans (the ones who believe Vick can do no wrong and do their best to blame everyone around Vick when he's obviously the one fluffing up.), [insert backup QB's name here] fans who think that the starting QB is the antichrist, and the freakin season ticket holders who sell their tickets to the opposing team's fans.

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Drunk fans are the worst, no matter what team they cheer for. Hey, I don't mind having a few drinks at home and watching the game, but I can't understand going out to a sporting even, and shelling out 8-10 bucks per drink and getting drunk off of that. Where do these losers get the money for this stuff?

As for teams, the worst I ever had to put up with were the Mariners fans when Griffey played there. The fan-boy-dom was just over the top for him. Heck, I liked him at the time, but give it a rest

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In Seattle, the most annoying fan is the bandwagon fan, and in Seattle there are many. What fans these are change from year to year.

When Ken Burns' baseball documentary made the Babe Ruth myth a household fact, Red Sox fans popped up in Seattle like weeds. There were usually droopy kids in their 20's, with ratty hair and a conspiracy theory for everything. You know, the Noam Chomsky baseball fan.

While there are exceptions most Red Sox fans, especially Red Sox fans who have never set foot into Massachusetts, tend to be snots. They tend to assume that they are the center of the baseball world and that the game of baseball "revolves" around them. They tend to know a lot about Ted Williams, Yaz, Boggs and Bill Buckner, but couldn't tell you anything about Chuck Klein, Hack Wilson, or even what year the Phillies won the World Series. In other words, they think they are knowledgeable but their knowledge all centers around the Red Sox, and not baseball as a whole.

Red Sox fans will tell you to be quiet, when you are cheering your team or chastizing Doug Mirabelli in the bullpen. To them, baseball parks are a library where you sit back and worship the mighty Red Sox. If you critisize Ted Williams (as I tend to do), they try to go to security and have you thrown out of the ballpark. (true story)

Yankee fans I don't mind as much. More obnoxious as a whole than Red Sox fans, they are also lighter in spirit and more fun loving. These games are much more lively. Yankee fans tend to get inebriated more and tend to brag - a lot - about their team. I tend to prefer this, over the "snot" fan, who considers baseball some sort of academic exercise. Stay away from the really drunk ones though.

Jays fans are thin in number in Seattle now. Vancouver cares less and less about the Jays every year it seems. The ones who show are polite and easy to talk to, although I like to rib them a lot, especially when they critisize the politics down here. I know too many of Canada's darker political secrets to take that lying down. Canadians get very phazed and very annoyed when Americans critisize their country, with actual knowledge of their country. My funnest stunt is to ask a Canadian that starts to bash America, which Prime Minister is on their 5 dollar bill. So many don't know. Even if they do if you ask him when he served and for what party they almost never know. It's no fun anymore, as the lastest isssue of Canadian currency (which they seem to change every 3 years), now features the names on the bills.

Football is a whole other ball of string. Raiders fans are - by far - the worst fans I've ever had to deal with, in any sport. Broncos fans in Seattle are really bad too. Steelers fans are third on the list and I say that before the ridiculous Super Bowl fiasco. Most Steeler fans out here have never even been to Pittsburgh, to them its all about a color scheme and an image.

Any Seattle based sports fan can tell you though - Raider fans here are by far the worst.

Seattle fans are very timid, almost annoyingly so. They also tend to be very shaky with their support. There are more fans for other teams in this city than any city I've ever lived in. A few years ago Rams fans were everywhere, now you be hard pressed to find more than 20. Colts jerseys started to pop up everywhere this winter. The bandwagon activity in Seattle never seems to end. Chelsea jerseys are springing up like daisies now, worn by people who four years ago were wearing MAN-U jerseys.

Welcome to Seattle, home of the bandwagon fan.

Hey, fellow Seahawk fan: Meet the Anti-thesis to your timid Seattle fan theory.... ME!

I am a true diehard for the Seattle teams. To me, I feel it's kind of a bloodright to someone born in Washington State like myself. Much like you could say someone born in Philadelphia would root for their hometown teams. Of course, you could root for other teams, but you know that the hometown teams will always cherish your fandom.

Now, as for the topic at hand: I've been to one baseball game at the old Tiger Stadium. I was younger so I really had no clue how the Royal fans (They played Kansas City that day) acted. Now, there is one group that I truely hate in baseball: Yankee/Red Sox Fanboys.

To me, if you been with your team through thick and thin, then it makes you a true fan. If you just jump on the bandwagon because they are winning, then you shouldn't have the right to be called a fan of that team. Ever since those two teams starting winning, their fanboys kept growing and growing and growing. Enough to the point that even ESPN fawned over the two teams like they were the only teams that freaking mattered. Hell, if it wasn't for Felix Hernandez throwing a gem last night, the M's would of been playing second fiddle to Dice-K's home opener on ESPN2.

So, I tell myself, and fanboy, this: I live in Iowa. I root for the Mariners. I don't care about the Sox or Yanks. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

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They've become even worse after their world series win. The Nationals are also annoying because many of them were former Orioles fans that jumped ship. I think the majority of their fans are fair weather fans. Hearing alot of them can also be unbearable.

It's not like Angelos didn't help. Besides, alot of people were Senators fans, at least, their parents were. But yeah, I know some Nats fans that bust out their Yankees hats on Oct. 3.

BTW,I hate Mets fans. After I went to a Nats-Mets game that went to 11 innings(Mets won),the Mets fans were singing "New York State of Mind" in the concourses. I wanted to hurt them. BADLY.

Yea I know Angelos had alot to do with it. Heck sometimes he makes me want to root for another team (but i never do). Most of it has to do with my one friend who was born and raised (for the most part) in Baltimore, yet roots for all of the Washington teams. He has sort of jumped ship to nats. Plus it really annoyed me how much gnats fans complained about Angelos trying to block the move, when the redskins did the same thing when the Ravens were coming to town.

I had a Yankees fan ask me to remove a fan from the SkyDome because he said "Derek Jeter Sucks!"

I heard on another message board about a similar situation. A Yankees fan complained to an usher about an Orioles fan that stood up to cheer after the Orioles had a homerun or something like that (after he already threatened the O's fan). Of course our ushers suck, so the O's fan got in trouble!

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Fans I like:

Twins

Brewers (One word: tailgating)

Cardinals

Fans I dislike:

Mets

Red Sox

People in New York who still haven't gotten over the fact that the Dodgers and Giants have left town

Fans I both like and dislike:

Cubs (I appreciate loving the Lovable Losers, but they can be pretty snobbish)

Fans I laugh at:

Dodgers (Can't you guys stay for at least five innings?)

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Fans I laugh at:

Dodgers (Can't you guys stay for at least five innings?)

I dont know how many times if ever you've been to Dodger Stadium, but I can say catching a full five innings of a Dodgers game is nearly impossible if your entire day isnt dedicated to the game. The way they have parking set up is horrible. You can get to Los Angeles an hour before the first pitch and still not make it to your seats untill the middle of the seventh. And then it could take you a good three hours to get back to the freeway after the game is over. :wacko:

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I've lived in New York and now Phoenix, so those fans are the only ones I'm really qualified to comment on.

The most annoying fans I've ever encountered are....well...Yankees fans. Weird, considering I am one. Let me further explain - there are obviously good and bad fans for all teams. But I've definitely seen more drunken idiocy at Yankee Stadium than at any other stadium I've ever been to. Yankees fans shoot themselves in the foot. They root for a world-class sports organization, but they carry an attitude that they -- the mere fans -- own the world. Then they keep on drinking and just get violent. So many fights at Yankee Stadium. What's the point? That said, I've met some great fans at Yankee Stadium as well. Of course the good fans aren't the ones that usually stick out. I can't really complain about the poor reputation of Yankees fans.

Mets fans seem to have an inferiority complex. It's weird - I'll go to a Mets game, wear a Yankees hat (because, well, I wear a Yankees hat everyday), I'll CHEER FOR THE METS, and still get crap from their stupid fans. Nowadays, Mets fans try and get under my skin about how their team is better than mine. I really don't have a problem with the Mets being good. It's great for New York baseball to have two fantastic teams. And I couldn't be happier for Willie Randolph. This attitude of mine seems to bother Mets fans a LOT.

Diamondbacks fans really bother me because of their lack of passion. I feel like I'm going to a pretend sports event when I go to a game. Granted, part of that has to do with their stadium which is really nice, but seems so strange compared to what I'm used to in a way that I simply cannot explain. The fans here just seem disinterested, uneducated (about sports, that is), and really never seem like they want to be there. Obviously Phoenix is filled with a lot of transplant fans. I'm hoping that with time the Diamondbacks fanbase improves. It really looks like their team has.

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My least favourite fans... Drunk Blue Jays Fans! Idiots! Scream out crap that has nothing to do with baseball, or nothing to do with the jays, and spend your time just yelling at the other fans in the section for not thinking you're funny. There's a lot of them. Plus the fans down the line that seem to think any ball hit into the corner, fair or foul, is theirs to keep.

Ahhh yes, the Toronto sports fan who goes to the Jays game cause the Leafs aren't playing. They're pretty annoying, especially when they start chanting Go Leafs Go in July, when the Jays are playing some random team based in a city with no hockey team like Seattle.

Honestly, this is one of the many reasons I hate hockey and most leafs fans.

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I've noticed that many on this board have listed Cardinals fans as ones they dislike. I'm not offended by that and you all are entitled to your opinions but I'm just curious as to what Cardinals fans have done that rubbed you the wrong way.

Surprisingly I like Cubs fans, the vast majority of them are very nice people and I have respect for anyone who is still a die hard after what that franchise has been through. It helps that my best friend is a die hard Cubs fan.....and he lives in St. Louis, go figure.

I'm not big on Astros fans although im not completely sure why. It just seems like any time I watch a game on TV at minute maid the fans their get on my nerves and there is nothing I love more than the sound of a silent minute maid park after the opponent just delivered a big blow. Maybe its my complete and utter disdain for that team and their ridiculous excuse for a ballpark. No offense to any Astros fans on this board, just some thoughts off the top of my head.

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I've noticed that many on this board have listed Cardinals fans as ones they dislike. I'm not offended by that and you all are entitled to your opinions but I'm just curious as to what Cardinals fans have done that rubbed you the wrong way.

Surprisingly I like Cubs fans, the vast majority of them are very nice people and I have respect for anyone who is still a die hard after what that franchise has been through. It helps that my best friend is a die hard Cubs fan.....and he lives in St. Louis, go figure.

I'm not big on Astros fans although im not completely sure why. It just seems like any time I watch a game on TV at minute maid the fans their get on my nerves and there is nothing I love more than the sound of a silent minute maid park after the opponent just delivered a big blow. Maybe its my complete and utter disdain for that team and their ridiculous excuse for a ballpark. No offense to any Astros fans on this board, just some thoughts off the top of my head.

My only problems with Cardinals fans are the ones who take the Royals/Cards Rivalry too far.

I'm all for joking around, I can even take the Don Denkinger jokes. But Cardinals fans can be really harsh about the Royals. It gets old. We know we suck. The team is trying to finally right itself. But to act like KC is AA in comparison to STL is not right.

I'd like to see the Cards support if they had to endure what the Royals have for the past 22 years.

I guess in a way in exchange for winning in 1985 we got a curse of our own. A sell your soul to the Devil type thing.

85WSTheCall.jpg

Yes, he's out. But, nice Game 7 you played.

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Mets fans seem to have an inferiority complex. It's weird - I'll go to a Mets game, wear a Yankees hat (because, well, I wear a Yankees hat everyday), I'll CHEER FOR THE METS, and still get crap from their stupid fans. Nowadays, Mets fans try and get under my skin about how their team is better than mine. I really don't have a problem with the Mets being good. It's great for New York baseball to have two fantastic teams. And I couldn't be happier for Willie Randolph. This attitude of mine seems to bother Mets fans a LOT.

You can probably say this about every "little brother" team: Mets to Yankees, Angels to Dodgers (thouh maybe less so here), White Sox to Cubs (above all others here), A's to Giants, Nats to O's.

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Twins, White Sox, Brewers, Cardinals, and Expos fans are (were :cry:) pretty cool.

As for who I hate, pretty much Yankees, Red Sox, and (bandwagon) Tigers fans.

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I'm really shocked that Cubs and White Sox fans haven't turned up so much on this list.

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I'm really shocked that Cubs and White Sox fans haven't turned up so much on this list.

White Sox fans, are IMO, some of the nicest fans I've met. After the Blue Jays the Twins are my team, and every year or so I catch a Twins-White Sox game in Chicago. They're knowledgeable, passionate, and winning the WS in '05 didn't turn them into obnoxious jerks like it did to Red Sox fans.

As for Cubs fans, I really can't comment on their general character because I really haven't met enough of them. Still, I respect anyone who still roots for a team after a century-long championship drought.

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I've noticed that many on this board have listed Cardinals fans as ones they dislike. I'm not offended by that and you all are entitled to your opinions but I'm just curious as to what Cardinals fans have done that rubbed you the wrong way.

Surprisingly I like Cubs fans, the vast majority of them are very nice people and I have respect for anyone who is still a die hard after what that franchise has been through. It helps that my best friend is a die hard Cubs fan.....and he lives in St. Louis, go figure.

I'm not big on Astros fans although im not completely sure why. It just seems like any time I watch a game on TV at minute maid the fans their get on my nerves and there is nothing I love more than the sound of a silent minute maid park after the opponent just delivered a big blow. Maybe its my complete and utter disdain for that team and their ridiculous excuse for a ballpark. No offense to any Astros fans on this board, just some thoughts off the top of my head.

My only problems with Cardinals fans are the ones who take the Royals/Cards Rivalry too far.

I'm all for joking around, I can even take the Don Denkinger jokes. But Cardinals fans can be really harsh about the Royals. It gets old. We know we suck. The team is trying to finally right itself. But to act like KC is AA in comparison to STL is not right.

I'd like to see the Cards support if they had to endure what the Royals have for the past 22 years.

I guess in a way in exchange for winning in 1985 we got a curse of our own. A sell your soul to the Devil type thing.

85WSTheCall.jpg

Yes, he's out. But, nice Game 7 you played.

I totally agree with you in so many ways....In my eyes the Cards, Royals rivalry is more of a friendly one. I traveled to KC in 2005 and had a great time sitting in front of a few Royals season ticket holders out in right field. We took jabs at each other but it was all in fun and for most of the game we had intelligent baseball conversation. Sadly I think there are very few Cardinals fans that realize the Denkinger call was in game 6 and that the Cardinals still had game 7 to win it. I am quick to bring that up that the Cardinals blew game 7 to anyone that complains about Denkinger. I think you will hear less about that now that we won it last year since I don't think it hurts as much.

I actually like the Royals because they are a young team with a lot of promise, I just wish the ownership wouldn't keep trading people away. It would be nice to have competitive baseball teams on both sides of Missouri.

I admire the Royals fans that continue to support the team despite the last 22 years. I have much more respect for fans like that than bandwagon jumping red sox or yankees fans. For the record, the K is a great place to catch a game and I'm looking forward to coming back for a game in the near future.

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I used to not mind most baseball fans... until I joined SABR and met certain folks on this forum...<_<

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I'm really shocked that Cubs and White Sox fans haven't turned up so much on this list.

White Sox fans, are IMO, some of the nicest fans I've met. After the Blue Jays the Twins are my team, and every year or so I catch a Twins-White Sox game in Chicago. They're knowledgeable, passionate, and winning the WS in '05 didn't turn them into obnoxious jerks like it did to Red Sox fans.

As for Cubs fans, I really can't comment on their general character because I really haven't met enough of them. Still, I respect anyone who still roots for a team after a century-long championship drought.

Lots of Cubs fans at Wrigley are drunken fratboy idiots and their trixie girlfriends, who drink too much bad beer and say hurtful things to players. I suppose the fans that travel to other parks are the true believers who just want to watch their favorite team play a ballgame, and are thus not as intolerable as the goofs at Wrigley.

winning the WS in '05 didn't turn them into obnoxious jerks like it did to Red Sox fans

They didn't need to change

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I was surprised that White Sox fans weren't mentioned more, too. Anyway, here's one Sox fans take on our incoming and outgoing hatred:

Our number one rival is always going to be the Cubs, but the dichotomy changed a lot in 2005. Before we won the series, Sox fans hated the Cubs fans much more than they hated us. Now, our collective hatred has cooled, while their's has grown. At this stage, I'd say there's more animosity from their end, but now's the point where TCR should come in and tell how wrong I am.

After the Cubs, it's the Twins hands down, but again, I'm pretty good friends with several Twins fans and they seem to hate the Sox much more than we hate them.

In terms of non-rival teams fans, I was really happy for the Red Sox' fans in '04, but since then they've grown increasingly irritating. I think much of this has to do with Bill Simmons.

And I really dislike Atlanta fans, because the majority of them do so little to support their team it's insane. I really think that they have been spoiled so long they just took them for granted. Every game I go to here there's many more empty seats than filled ones. And even at the game in '05 when they clinched the division, the attendance was ridiculously low. It looked like 8,000 tops.

Fans I like would have to be Cardinals fans. Perhaps it's because of our mutual dislike for the Cubs, but they're just a good crop of fans who support their team like no other.

Fans in Detroit and Toronto were especially hospitable when I've traveled there for games, but I've had much better times in Toronto. If I could get my g/f to consider it, I'd move to Toronto in a heartbeat. Especially because the advertising industry there is solid right now. But, I digress.

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