This Is Why People Hate the Yankees

Posted: 29th October 2009 by Scott Duncanson in MLB
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For many years I wondered why so many people seem to have such a disgust for the Yankees. You either like them or you don't. "They buy their players," people say, or, "They spend the most." Show-offs. Greedy. I never believed itùuntil now. I, myself, have been a Yankee fan since 1987. I watched them play through terrible seasons, paying over the hill sluggers until the mid '90s. They turned it around and eventually rode their core of players (Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams) to a dynasty. I've watched legends be born and bred from scratch. It's kind of gratifying. When they beat the Braves in 1996, winning their first of four titles in five years, the city was rejuvenated, with thousands of Yankee fans breathing a collective sigh of relief, ...

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