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July 3, 2007

Red Sox fan limit

porters pub baltimoreThis is posted above the door to Porters Pub in Federal Hill:

Your thoughts?

As an Orioles fan, I'm all for it. Can we also institute this policy for Yankee fans?

How many other bars have rules like this?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:44 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Sam, it's a cool sign, but I'm afraid that the people who own Porter's are probably Yankee fans. Otherwise, why distinguish between the two? Both fanbases are completely obnoxious. If I'm the owner, it would say, "No Red Sox or Yankees Fans Allowed, PERIOD." :)

He's a yankee fan. There used to be (and maybe still is) a Red Sox bath mat in the bathroom as well....

I was raised in Maryland, as a Senators' fan. I became an Orioles fan as well, early on. Had season seats for the Bowie Baysox.

But in 1995, I moved to Massachusetts.

It took a few years for me to actually start rooting for the Red Sox. Yes, many fans are obnoxious, but not me. I don't go to other teams' stadiums and act like a fool. (Heck, the fights in the stands were usually more interesting than the games when the Sox/Orioles met!)

The best thing about being raised on the Senators is, I don't lose my mind when the Sox blow it late in the season, as I was taught not to expect my team to win.

Oh, and speaking of obnoxious, here's a blast from the past. Remember when someone broke into Memorial Stadium and burned the words "Sox Sux" (sic) on the infield before a TV game? I mean, as long as we're pointing fingers.

If you want to freak over evil bar owners, how about the ever-present Steelers bars in every single city I've ever visited.

Peace, darlings, peace.


P.S. Ya wanna be pissed, try looking at the Orioles' ownership. I haven't seen a decent team since Camden Yards opened.


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