Why do people love to hate the Yankees?
Tigers eliminate Yankees Photo by Bethany on Flickr Sounds like a dumb question, doesn’t it? Everyone knows they have the most money, the winningest history, and the most celebrated group of players. They are expected to be competitive every year, and the players and the fans seem to assume as much. The owner is often depicted as a crazy and controlling boss. These days, at least outside of Bronx, it seems difficult to find someone willing to admit that they are a Yankee fan, or even that they don’t hate the team. The default reaction from ordinary fans of baseball when they hear of Yankees has become a mixture of contempt and disapproval. I, for one, never fully understood why all the things listed above meant that the Yankees are evil, and deserve to be hated by everyone. Sure, they have the most money, so that allows them to lure the best players with huge contracts. But that’s because they earned it, no? The Yankees play by the same rules, however full of holes those rules might be