If The Wilpon Family Is Chasing Vice/Intel Money, They’re Going About It The Wrong Way

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A few years ago, I attended a Mets/Yankees game at the old Yankee Stadium in the company of the erudite and talented Jeffrey Jensen and Jesper Eklow.  We sat somewhere in the upper reaches of The Stadium’s tier seats, surround by a gang of mouthy Yankee fans, several of whom either starred in the movie, “Boiler Room” or were simply devoted to dressing and acting like tools on a full-time basis.  These gentlemen spent much of the evening addressing the Mets and Mets fans in terms that ranged from “you suck”, to “you suck cock”, to the particuarly Wilde-worthy, “you suck homo cock”.  As things became more heated throughout the game (and a Yankee defeat appeared imminent), one of the more lumpen members of this modern day Algonquin Round Table uttered the cutting epithet he’d surely been sitting on since the moment he laid eyes upon us ;

“fuck you, you fucking hipsters”.

Needless to say, I was confused.  Had he called us homeless, I might’ve understood.   I wouldn’t have liked it, but it would’ve made more sense.  As the years have gone by, I’ve struggled to understand precisely, what a hipster is supposed to be.  If you read a lot of unfunny blogs, it appears to have something to do with stupid facial hair, drinking PBR and some large dose of elitism.   I mean, guilty as charged on the elitism, but they don’t get much more elite than Mitt Romney, and nobody’s calling him a hipster.

Anyhow, back in the present day, the Mets’ NY-Penn League affiliate apparently knows for certain what a hipster is.  Much as I’ve enjoyed many nights at Coney Island’s Keyspan Park, I’m less than enthused about giving the Wilpon family money in order to mock and demean a minority group that doesn’t actually exist.

5 responses to “If The Wilpon Family Is Chasing Vice/Intel Money, They’re Going About It The Wrong Way”

  1. Dave says:

    I’ll freely admit, I’m gonna be there, mostly because I don’t see myself getting another opportunity to do a run-the-bases ever again. The comments on the Brokelyn story sound like they come from the same kind of enlightened souls you ran into at Yankee Stadium. A lot of “beat them with bats” and “they’ve invaded and ruined our neighborhoods” without delving into who “they” are exactly or what “they” have done wrong.

  2. GC says:

    I just wanna point out that I’d find these “lynch the hipsters” comments way less offensive if they were aimed at actual twenty somethings than 3 motherfuckers in their 40’s who simply thought a baseball game was a goofy environment in which to wear a brooks brothers suit.

    But yeah, it does seem to be an all-purpose insult for squares to throw at anyone who looks like they’re having fun (another reason it was inappropriate for me — I never look like I’m having fun).

  3. Dave says:

    Gotta look good at the ballpark, GC.

  4. Pfft. Whatever.
    The White Socks gave drunks with beards the run of the place before it was cool.

  5. Biff Pocoroba says:

    Personally, I think this has the Queens Crap blog written all over it. They’ll do anything to ambush the evil hipsters who are contributing to the “tweeding” of the Queens neighborhoods that the complaining parties moved out of decades ago.

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