If you think you had a bad day today, please hear the story of the day Raleigh, NC resident Sean Bunn had on Tuesday. Bad enough that the “governor” of the Red Sox Nation in North Carolina had to watch his beloved team get killed 13-4 by the Rays at an event he organized. But the paled in comparison to what the CHARLOTTE NEWS OBSERVER says he found on returning home: his condo had been vandalized by a Yankees fan. (Also, his last name is “Bunn,” which probably made every day in junior high a bad day.)
Antique furniture, the walls, televisions, basically anything possible, the Yankee fan (or fans) spray painted with the Yankees logo and pinstripes. They even managed to spray paint Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter’s uniform numbers on the back of Bunn’s dress shirts. (To Bunn’s credit, he’s thinking about auctioning off the shirts for The Jimmy Fund.)
But as one of Bunn’s friends and co-organizer of Triangle Red Sox Nation events notes, whomever did this was even dumber than your average vandal:
Bryan Richardson, 33, a friend of Bunn’s who helps organize Triangle Red Sox Nation events, believes the clues point to someone who isn’t a lifelong Yankees fan.
“I don’t think it’s a typical fan at all, because they know how to spell ‘Yankees,’ ” Richardson said in a telephone interview, referring to the “Yankes” painted on one wall. “It’s probably somebody who was not brought up a Yankee fan, maybe a young kid in high school or college who doesn’t understand the whole history.”
So we’re looking for someone from North Carolina who isn’t too bright, and has ties to the Yankees? I think we should put out an APB for Brien Taylor, just to be on the safe side.