|Slang City Mail|
|October 14, 2004|
of the Week: Who’s your daddy?
It’s that time of year! Once again, the Red Sox are trying to win the World Series against the Yankees and once again, things are not looking so good. And just like last year, a single slang phrase has become associated with their efforts.
Last year, it was cowboy up! This year, it’s not such a positive one. Major League Baseball even allowed official t-shirts to be made that said “Hey Red Sox, Who’s Your Daddy?” Although complaints stopped official sales of the shirts, you can still see Yankees fans wearing them in the stands at games this week.
Of course, Red Sox fans have their own t-shirt slogans, including “Screw the curse” (forget about the superstition that Babe Ruth’s ghost is still angry at the Sox), the traditional “Yankees suck” (Yankees are really bad) and the super optimistic “I still believe.”
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