In the weeks since the New York Yankees won their 27th World Series championship, the haters have been out in full force with the usual and increasingly tiresome cries of "They bought another championship!"á These cries almost overwhelmingly come from those under the age of thirty, whose memories don't stretch back before 1996.á The conceit and arrogance of youth, however, don't overcome the truth. I've been a Yankees fan for so long that the first game I ever saw was at Shea Stadium (look up the years and do the math).á I suffered through the horrid teams of the '80s and early '90s.á No one was jeering that the Yankees bought championships then.á That idea is a recent one, born in the anonymous chat rooms on the Internet. á No major league baseball team is a charity.á Every team's ...
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