Rear Window Ethics Rear Window Ethics: The Hidden Costs of Rooting for the Yankees [NPR]

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Hidden Costs of Rooting for the Yankees [NPR]

Today on Morning Edition, Frank Deford commented on whether it's worth rooting for the New York Yankees:

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Some quotes:

"While other Major League teams have actually lost their desirable heros, the Yankees have blithely piled silk upon satin. Tell me, Yankee fans, does this really give you pleasure? Really?"

"Years ago someone said rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for General Motors. That's not a fair enough analogy anymore. Today, rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for OPEC."

"How much can it mean to win when your team simply out-buys everyone else so it's not a fair fight?"

"To me, victory would never be enough. If your Yankees lose you're even more disappointed because they were supposed to win. If they win, well...what's the point?"