Friend of the 108 Polish with Extra Onions recently went to Fenway Park with some family to see the Red Sox square off with the Cubs. As a big chunk of his family are “new” Cubs fans, he draped himself in Red Sox gear strictly for trolling purposes (check him out going LIVE on Facebook for the 108). Despite being in Boston, our group chat rolls on and the crew pretty much agreed, that despite all the Sox fan vs Cubs fan drama, the Cubs fans aren’t even in the top 5 most annoying fan bases in mlb (and it isn’t close we actually got up to like 8 in our chat), so we thought we’d bring you our most annoying fan bases:
Atlanta Braves – This is an updated ranking. This fan base has shot with a bullet into the top 5 with their amazing twitter followers. They are constantly arguing that they have the top farm system in the league, but especially after each trade the Sox make. Even if you include Dansby Swanson, who has played over 120 major league games and about 500 plate appearances, they still have about 3 less players in the top 100 minor leaguers. It’s fine to love your system, but to rip on other teams’ systems to try to make yours sound better is extremely annoying. And let’s not forget 2012…
Cleveland Indians – Annoying and not present all at once. All the whining and crying about no championship since the 1940’s and yet, as they cruised to a division title there were like 8,000 people in the crowd. The crowd in game 7 of the World Series was even more fucking embarrassing, looked like a fucking road game. Over the years, the 108ers have attended A LOT of White Sox home games, over that time, I could really only remember a group of folks with a South Korean flag who were REALLY big fans of Shin-Soo Choo coming to our ballpark for the Tribe/Sox contest. This past weekend, I saw lots of Indians hats, whatta shock! Other than the funny and colorful @Reflog_18 on twitter, the rest of this fan base can gf theyselfs, they don’t deserve Francisco Lindor.
New York Yankees – This requires no explanation, but I’ll give it anyway. Remember the kid that “adopted” the Yankees as his favorite team when you live in a city that already has two teams. That annoying kid who “adopted” the Yankees in the late 1990’s when they were a dynasty, we all know that guy, yea, that’s an annoying fucking fan! I think their chronic winning allows for more annoyance and the media’s constant fellatio of the squad puts their fan base on blast as being annoying. Doug Stanhope put it best when he said “Rooting for the Yankees is like going to a casino and rooting for the house.”
Boston Red Sox – Even without all their wonderful racism, this is still a wretched fanbase. I’ll extend this to Patriots fans too and say my main problem is that they haven’t embraced the “Cheat To Win” persona. Instead, they act like everyone is out to get them. Oh poor Bostonians, people think your teams cheated. Well, they fucking did. And guess what, the “punishments” brought down didn’t do shit. You should bask in that and not cry about it. You should revel in the fact that MLB allowed one of your board members to write the report on PED use in the league and he just happened to omit anything about David Ortiz. You should laugh that your payroll is almost 3x of the Rays. You should have shirts that show the list of things Roger Goodell has taken from you right next to all the championships you’ve won. But instead, you think you’re some kind of underdog despite your $200 million payroll. Maybe it’s that century of getting your balls bashed in by the Yankees? Whatever it is, you’re not an underdog, nobody feels bad for you, and your stupid street grid is impossible to navigate.
Saint Louis Cardinals – One thing us White Sox fans and our north side rivals can agree on. “The Creepy Cardinal Nation” is the term once coined by the infamous radio duo Boers and Bernstein. It fits to a T. Whether it be defending their drunk driving, asshole manager or immortalizing drunken, drug addict players who cause their own demise (and risk that of others) the Cardinals fan is a special breed. They have had the good fortune of an excellent organization to prop up their inherent idiocy. I even saw Joe Sheehan yelling at them as a collective group on twitter for their idiocy. I never see other fan bases subject to this. I bet if we polled every fan base in the midwest, we’d come up with 100% agreeing that the Cards fans are THE MOST ANNOYING.