Why can’t we be friends? or An ode to the Yankees

by Rebecca A. Watson on April 11, 2007

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April 10, 2007 – Tuesday

Why do I love to hate the Yankees? Is it the gross amounts of money they spend for players who don’t need anymore money to begin with? It could have something to do with the fact that they tend to win more championships than most other teams. Or just the pompous attitudes the players seem to have (but isn’t that the case with many players from other teams and sports? Maybe it’s the concentration of them in all in one dugout: 100% Ego).

There is something so opposite about the Twins from the Yankees. The Twins have one of the smallest payrolls in baseball. And they play the game like it’s a game. It is a game! (Sometimes it seems to me that Yankees players act like what they’re doing will save the world. If everyone was like me, maybe it would, but tragically, they’re not.)

Another thing I don’t quite understand is (and this could be the dreaded MN nice thing) why do NY fans boo their own players? I mean, really?!? I guess they must be impatient and unhappy with their bazillion dollar payroll and mediocre performance (?). Just venturing a guess. And why are there people from across the country who have never even visited New York, let alone lived there, who think it is OK to love this team? No! Stick with your home team I say. (But, I guess if someone from Fla. wanted to love the Twins, who am I to say no?)

Anyhow, after all that ranting, I must say that most Yankees fans are a joy to sit next to and make a baseball game a lot of fun. (Except those who forget to shower.) And with that…let’s go Twinkies! Let’s take the series…

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