There are some crazy loyal sports fans out there. However, Joseph Neubauer may have just taken the cake. Neubauer is a life-long New York Yankees‘ fan. He’s been attending games since he was 10-years old and hasn’t missed a home game since the 1970’s. That’s right, four decades ago. To keep his perfect attendance streak intact, Neubauer apparently goes to great links. Missing work must be a regular thing to him at this point, but I guess he crossed the line one too many times with his employer.
Neubauer was fired from his city job with the Taxi and Limousine Commission this past summer, when he skipped worked without an excuse to attend another Yankees’ home game.
“I was working for the city for 27 and a half years until I got terminated on July 31, 2013. I feel like I regretted it in a way. I just want to try to come back,” said Neubauer.
The game he was trying to attend in 2012 was only scheduled as the result of a rain out the night before. So the rescheduling is ultimately what got him.
Neubauer has also been suspended on a couple of occasions in the past for skipping work without permission and this game acted as the final straw. He’s currently appealing his termination and attempting to get his job back.
When I first heard about this, I assumed that Neubauer was a guy who jumped from job to job all the time. Being able to keep a perfect attendance streak intact for 27 years, while being employed the whole time, is no easy task. Nice work, sir (pun intended).