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Boston Sports Monsters Allegedly Boo President’s Recorded Video Message

President Obama is definitely a jerk, now. Why did he record a video message today praising the Boston Red Sox, their fans, and their stadium, when all of those things are pure evil? The President should be ashamed to associate himself with such a diabolical Hitler-y terrorist organization that hates happiness, and freedom. It’s not like those people are capable of appreciating friendly compliments, anyway. Because according to the never-wrong Twitter machine, the daytime-drunk fans booed when Obama’s message played on the Jumbotron at today’s Fenway Park 100th Anniversary game. Where’s the news? This is what Boston sports fans do when they see any person.

We’re still waiting for cell-phone videos of this booing to materialize. You can be sure that when they do, the echoing boos will be muted by the ceaseless lunatic screaming of the morons shooting the videos. (“SO YOU THINK YOUAH SPECIAL, COLLEGE BOY? BOO EHH DONUTS…”) Until then, here’s some classic footage from 2008, when Sarah Palin’s handlers apparently thought that Philadelphia Flyers fans were polite people.

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  1. Barb

    Q: What do the Red Sox and lawn furniture have in common?
    A: They both fold and end up in the cellar after Labor Day!

  2. Barb

    The Palin appearance at the Flyers game was staged with piped-in cheers. Trust me, I am a Flyers fan, I am wearing a Flyers jersey right now and I am having a party tonight when the game starts. People in Philadelphia hate her.

        1. vulpes82

          I come from a very Flyered up family. They better bring it Sunday! It's a noon game, Barb, FYI.

      1. Barb

        I switched to a Flyers t-shirt. I have to fry chicken wings and make the rest of the food now.

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          I'm backing the Canucks, for the moment. I'm close enough to Vancouver BC to watch their local newscasts, and it's so fun to watch the city of Vancouver go completely batshit after their team cruises through the regular season, thoroughly kicking everyone's ass, and then fumbles and bumbles its way through the playoffs, in constant threat of being eliminated. Rending of garments, tearing of hair, oaths sworn to God and the Devil, etc etc. The whole of British Columbia are all on suicide watch even as we speak.

          1. sullivanst

            Being of an Islander persuasion, I find myself compelled to support whoever the Flyers are against.

            So "go… err… lemme check quickly… Pens!" ;)

            (P.S., you forgot the burning of cars. Or do they only do that when they win?)

          2. sullivanst

            Ah yes of course. I struggle to remember which car burning incidents are related to which results for which teams sometimes :P Although I do find that when in doubt, UWV hoops is probably a good guess.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      "Staged" being the operative word. The Dems, to their credit, fail abysmally at thinking that way

    2. sullivanst

      Of course, if you wanted to pick a venue where Sarah Palin (or any other Goober pretty much) was most likely to be roundly booed, you'd pick any Philadelphia team, or maybe the Knicks or my beloved Mets – fanbases that boo their own players (or even Santa Claus) at that drop of a hat from cities that vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

      Kinda makes you suspect.

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      Buckner sold Chryslers here in Idaho until the dealership closed in 2008.

      Oh, wait, I don't have a joke.

      He's apparently still churlish about that one thing.

        1. Biel_ze_Bubba

          And/or Aaron F. Boone.

          I think Buckner got forgiven, finally, after 2004 — he got cheered at the 2005 presentation of the rings. He's been elevated in status to just one of the many who labored so long in futility. (If they were still looking for that first title, of course, he'd still be dirt.)

          Speaking of which, I'm off to the Mets game tonite, to cheer on the Giants. Later!

          1. horsedreamer_1

            Buckner wasn't asked to appear 'til '08, after the second Series win. Just in case the first was a fluke.

  3. Callyson

    Yankee fans, pipe down–I can hear the "Boston Sucks!" chants all the way out here in Los Angeles…

    Oh, OK, OK, just this once…

  4. BklynIlluminati

    If Tom Yawkey where alive NObama would have had to use the service entrance let alone appear on the Jumbotron. GO YANKEES!

    1. glasspusher

      Sad but true! Yawkey was a racist good old boy- and the sox never won any World Series under his ownership. Glad that's over. Go Sox!

  5. Chichikovovich

    I'm beginning to realize Bishop Janky had a point. This is just like the times that Hitler or Stalin made appearances at public events and people booed and heckled them openly and fearlessly. Obama really is a dictator.

  6. sbj1964

    The Bean Town Boo'ers? Barry did not come in person because most people in Boston would rather be some where else.

  7. starfanglednut

    Now I haz an embarrassed.

    The sports fans, who come from all over New England, are obnoxious/from Southie.

    But Boston is a lovely, civilized town full of liberals, frighteningly smart college kids, and married queers, I swear.

    1. Pithaughn

      I have a button I got in Boston, " Dip me in honey and throw me to the lesbians".
      Good times.

  8. flamingpdog

    Well, duh, I mean, RED Sox? We all know those Commies hate National Socialists like out Preznit Bammers.

  9. flamingpdog

    Cranky note to Rebecca: I'm tired of being comment 15 instead of comment 3 because Intense Debate runs some sort of crappy "script" that causes my computer to run slow and refuse to post my comment! End of rant, carry on.

  10. anniegetyerfun

    Wait, is someone suggesting that Boston Redsox fans are assholes? This is the first time I have heard any such thing!

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Mint Mormoney would have gotten the same, and probably worse. Folks come to the ballpark to get away from politics. Just wasn't a good idea, period.

      1. biblioteq_tress

        True. I am a typical angst ridden, schadenfreude having, insert german word here verbing Sox fan but I do not, ever, go to Fenway to experience "classy behavior on a lovely afternoon." Double that for a Sox-Yankees game. Any politician, whether I like him/her or not, who shows up at Fenway will get shit. Remember John Kerry throwing out the first pitch? Sadly, as lefties tend to be slightly more polite in social situations if not on blogs, Democrats will catch a little more grief than Republicans.
        The last Sox/yanks game I went to was on a Sunday afternoon midsummer so, naturally, lots of kids were there. In 2004, gods help me. About a dozen seats away a guy in his late thirties began yelling obscenities involving Yankees players engaging in sphincter stretches with their Series rings, with each other, with his own grandma, with a bag of bats, et cetera. Amazingly, after six innings or so, he got kicked out. You almost have to launch a missile from your seat to be kicked out of a Sox-Yankees game. Until security escorted his ass out I had not realized he had his two young sons with him.

  11. Tundra Grifter

    One of the first rules of politics is to never introduce your candidate at a sporting event.

    It's pretty much guaranteed the fans will boo. Why? Because they can.

      1. Tundra Grifter


        I have no problem with fans booing people who have nothing to do with the game.

        Heck, I was at Candlestick Park when Alan Ginsberg read a "tone poem" before a game. Talk about booing! You woulda thought Old Lassagna Breath himself, Tommy Lasorda, was trapsing across the infield.

        The only time I think players should be boo'd is for an obvious lack of effort.

        Regarding Mr. Obama, I was just pointing out it's not exactly news that a politician got boo'd at a baseball game. I'm going to guess the last elected official who didn't get that treatment at the ballyard was Gentleman Jimmy Walker.

    1. BlueStateLibel

      Or have your death announced. I was at Belmont Racetrack on Belmont Stakes Day when it was announced the Gipper had passed, which was followed by silence and a guy loudly doing a Loony Tunes laughing impression. A fitting end, but kind of in bad taste, he could have died on some other day, Smarty Jones had a big shot at winning the Triple Crown that day.

  12. flamingpdog

    They should have had McCain record a video instead. He was there for opening day in 1912.

  13. SayItWithWookies

    That's gutsy for Catholics — I'll bet President Obama sent them all to the gas chambers.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      According to a noted historian, tolerating the catholic church was one of hitler's finer moments.

  14. anniegetyerfun

    Well, this whole "being a nice and polite President" thing seems to be going over swimmingly!

    1. iburl

      Government whistle blowers, Afghanis, Pakistanis and Gitmo former-humans may beg to differ with the "nice and polite" part.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      That would assume some kind of geography-based sports affiliation. Is it possible?

  15. KennyFuckingPowers

    largest mass booing in the history of mankind was Jan 20th 2009 at 11:50 a.m. in DC when the Obama faithful reacted to the wheeling out of one Dick Cheney. The mere sight of him on the jumbo was enough to unite 2 million people in unison to BOOOOOOOOO!.
    I have heard the roar of the crowd and that one gave me chill bumps. Then the next moving moment was the about 1 million who Na Na, Na Na Na, Hey Hey, Goodbyed Bush on Marine One. Awesome, fuckin' awesome.

    1. biblioteq_tress

      I remember that! Although I was still stuck in the crowd outside security in the Penn Quarter. Trying not to freeze, or pee on myself. I succeded at one of those.

  16. finallyhappy

    Speaking of booing, my family has a very good chance of seeing/meeting my close personal friends(whom I have only seen at a distance), Barack, Michelle and Bo tomorrow- while I have to work. I am not happy.

  17. Fare la Volpe

    You mean guys who can't even spell the plural of "sock" are kind of dumb assholes?


  18. Goonemeritus

    As a New Yorker I would like to say for the record fuck Boston, fuck their fans and fuck all their sports teams which could more accurately be described as criminal enterprises.

    Edit– I think the cities curling club is OK but that's it!

    1. biblioteq_tress

      As a Bostonian, I expect a citizen of a city that tolerated George Steinbrenner, a man so morally bankrupt he was arrested for being Nixon's back alley sugardaddy, to say something like that.

      1. Goonemeritus

        Well played but lets not fight I think we can all agree that at least neither of us is from New Jersey.

        1. James Michael Curley

          Hey! I heard that. Remember despite the title; Snooker, BowWOW and The Waistband are all New Yorkers.

  19. owhatever

    Obama smiled at the poor darlings, said he was sorry they were off to a four and nine start this season and reminded that they will always have the warm memory of Bucky Fucking Dent.

  20. pinkocommi

    In the Red Sox fans' defense, Obama deserves to be booed for pretending to be a fan of the White Sox.

  21. Negropolis

    Oh, just STFU you redneck, baybilly lobsterbacks.

    BTW, Imma let you finish, Boston, but Philadelphia sports fans are the most boorish evah.

    1. flamingpdog

      Little known fact: The Washington Senators' owner who moved the team to Texas, Bob Short, served as treasurer of the Democratic National Committee during Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign. He was so reviled in DC that, according to the Wiki, "During the Washington Nationals' final game at RFK Stadium on September 23, 2007, a similar scene unfolded. Nationals' fans unrolled a series of three banners vertically spelling out "Short Still Stinks", in nearly the same place in the stadium that the two [similar] banners hung 36 years earlier [during the Senators last game in 1971]". Short died in 1982. He had a lot to do with me never registering as a Democrat until 2008. Asshole.

    2. biblioteq_tress

      Did Dubya ever reimburse the kind folks of Arlington TX for the crapwads of dough he finagled out of them for the stadium?

  22. Come here a minute

    What's the difference between Fenway Park hot dogs and Yankee Stadium hot dogs?

    You can get Yankee Stadium hot dogs in October.

    (This joke killed before 2004.)

    1. biblioteq_tress

      And though I am a skeptic and atheist, I cannot help but see the middle finger of baseball fortune in that.

  23. io9k9s

    Captain Renault
    I am shocked…shocked! …#redsoxfans #boos #president

  24. George Spelvin

    So, this Fehrnstrom fellow. Isn't he some kind of "campaign guy" for one of the Republican opponents of the President?

    Should we be surprised that he would portray this event in the most negative-to-the- President way possible?

  25. IceCreamEmpress

    Fehrnstrom is a lying liar who lies. The Brother, who was there, said it was 80/20 yays to boos, which is probably an accurate predictor of the Hopey v. Mittens results in the Fall Classic.

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