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Circus atmosphere:
Yankees come up big, top Red Sox in series opener

Connecticut is divided in a diagonal line between Red Sox and Yankees territory. The Red Sox rule the North Eastern section, the Yankees the South Western. There is much intermixing, however, and the center of the state (where I live) is up for grabs.

We get called for the lift assist. Man slipped getting out of his easy chair and needs help getting up. Not hurt, just needs a lift. We lift him back up and get him set comfortable in his chair in front of the TV. “You guys are great!” he says. “I hated to bother you.”

“No bother at all. It’s our job. It’s what we do. Happy to help.”

“Thanks a million.”

“Call us anytime you need us.”

“Will do. Next time I’ll have the wife have breakfast ready for you.”

“Sounds good. My partner likes her coffee black. I prefer a Diet Coke.”

“Okay, I’ll remember that.”

“You take care now.”

“Hey, how about those Yankees last night,” he says.

Silence.

Then…

“Hey, how about we put you back on the floor?”

Boston Dirt Dogs

GO SAWX!

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Note: I added this comment:

The patient was a good sport about our ribbing. I did feel bad for him, having to watch the Red Sox whup his team that afternoon.

I know someday when I am on the floor and need to be picked up, if I am still in these parts, I will be careful about saying, “Hey, how about those Red Sox?”, to avoid the retribution I surely have coming to me (unless both medics are wearing Red Sox hats.)

PC

4 Comments

  • Stacey says:

    YAAAAAAYYYY a fellow Red Sox fan. I am sooo happy. I work in an agency where I am the ONLY Red Soxs fan. Everyone else likes the yankees. Like isn’t even strong enough of a word. They are die hards. Plus I live in upstate NY which is pretty much the yankee fan capital of the world. I have come to the point where I can watch games without looking interested and not chear when yankees players get hurt.Did you see the game tonight where the yankees first baseman got smashed in the back of the head with that guys knee? He was STILL dazed when they were taking him off the field. He had that nice “Lights are on but nobody is home” Post-ictal look too him. It was awesome.

  • RevMedic says:

    “Hey, how about we put you back on the floor?”Bwahahahahahahahaha!

  • Michael Morse says:

    We work in Providence. My partner is a Yankee fan, I’m with the Sox. Lot’s of fun, especially so far this year.

  • PC says:

    The Yankess-Red Sox rivalry is always in good fun around here, but we never like to see anyone get hurt — on or off the field.The patient was a good sport about our ribbing. I did feel bad for him, having to watch the Red Sox whup his team that afternoon.But as in life, we all have our good and bad days.When the Sox win I feel a little better about the world, when they lose, I’m a bit down.I know someday when I am on the floor and need to be picked up, if I am still in these parts, I will be careful about saying, “Hey, how about those Red Sox?”, to avaoid what I have coming to me (unless both medics are wearing Red Sox hats.)PC

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