Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
Liz Erk

Ah... to be from New York...

I suppose since I grew up in New York, it makes sense that a bunch of my friends who still live there would send this. I got a royal kick out of it, since I never crossed over to "the other side..." (i.e.- became a Red Sox fan)


Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the New York Yankees Fan Club. Due to an unprecedented volume of requests, we are currently processing only fan conversion registrations for Boston Red Sox fans. Conversion requests from other teams will be accepted once all Red Sox requests are processed. We expect this to take a number of weeks based on the current backlog of requests.

Please take a few moments to fill out the conversion form below to help us get to know you better and prescribe any required counseling to recover from your previous fan experience.

Name: ______________________________________________________
Last, First (Please Print)

Address: ______________________________________________________________
# Street

City State Zip

1. Please indicate the last time you watched the Boston Red Sox win the World Series:

[ ] 1918 (Please leave this form at the front desk of your nursing home)
[ ] Have never witnessed this event

2. Please indicate your favorite moments in Red Sox history: (Check all that apply)

[ ] Babe Ruth sold to the Yankees
[ ] Pesky holds the ball as the Yankees score the winning run in ‘48
[ ] Bob Gibson shuts down the Sox in the ’67 series
[ ] Sox trade Sparky Lyle to the Yankees for Danny Cater
[ ] Big Red Machine beats the Sox in Game 7 of the ’75 Series
[ ] Sox lose 14 ½ game lead to the Yankees in ‘78
[ ] Bucky Dent homers in ’78 playoff game
[ ] Bob Stanley throws wild pitch in 6th game of ’86 Series
[ ] Grounder goes through Bill Buckner’s legs in the 6th game of ’86 Series
[ ] Future Hall of Famer Wade Boggs signs to play with the Yankees
[ ] Wade Boggs rides policeman’s horse after Yanks win ’96 Series
[ ] Future Hall of Famer Roger Clemens traded to the Yankees
[ ] Yanks wipe out Sox in five games in ’99 ALCS
[ ] Roger Clemens wins game 4 for the Yanks to clinch the ’99 Series

3. Reasons you believe the Sox have not won a World Series since 1918: (Check all that apply)

[ ] The curse of the Babe
[ ] Lack of Pitching
[ ] The curse of the Babe
[ ] Lack of Hitting
[ ] The curse of the Babe
[ ] Lack of Defense
[ ] The curse of the Babe
[ ] Bad calls by Umpires
[ ] The curse of the Babe

4. Have you experienced any of the following after another inevitable Red Sox loss: (Check all that apply)

[ ] Headache [ ] Uncontrolled Anger
[ ] Heartache [ ] Holes punched in doors or walls
[ ] Nausea [ ] Smashed TV screens
[ ] Depression [ ] Avoided Yankee fans for days or weeks

5. Is October your least favorite time of year? [ ] Yes [ ] No

6. Are you tired of saying “Wait till next year”? [ ] Yes [ ] No

7. Are you ready to admit that:

a. Joe DiMaggio was better than Ted Williams? [ ] Yes [ ] No
b. Thurman Munson was better than Carlton Fisk? [ ] Yes [ ] No
c. Derek Jeter is better than Nomar Garciaparra? [ ] Yes [ ] No
d. Don Zimmer is a managerial genius? [ ] Yes [ ] No
e. The Sox next century will be no better than the last? [ ] Yes [ ] No
f. The “Green Monster” is ugly and stupid? [ ] Yes [ } No

Once you have completed this form, please forward to Yankee Stadium. Then burn all your remaining Red Sox clothing, memorabilia, and associated reminders. After reviewing your request, the Yankee Fan Club will contact you with notification of acceptance or rejection.

If accepted, you will receive:

• A recommended recuperation program which includes a recording of Frank Sinatra singing “New York, New York” over and over again
• An opportunity to obtain tickets to the 2003 World Series at Yankee Stadium
• Posters of Boggs and Clemens in Yankee uniforms wearing their championship rings
• A dart board sporting a picture of Yaz
• A copy of our popular handbook, “Harassing Red Sox Fans for Fun and Profit”
• A coupon for a future poster of Pedro Martinez in a Yankee uniform
• A one-year subscription to a weekly support group for ex-Red Sox fans in your area

If rejected, you will receive:

• Our pity and condolences, plus a 26 second video capturing the past 100 years of Red Sox highlights in head-to-head competition against the Yankees narrated by George “Boomer” Scott.

I hereby renounce the Boston Red Sox for all eternity on this the ______ day of ________________, 200__


(Office Use Only)

[ ] Approved
[ ] Declined George M. Steinbrenner III

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