Good post CanadaSteve.
As a fan of the defeated team I'm not going to make excuses.
But in the grand scheme of things you are absolutely right.
In their hearts a few of these Yankees fans even know its true.
I like to think that if my team had a massive competitive advantage, I'd be man enough to admit it, and to admit that change is needed, while still enjoying it for as long as it lasted.
Any Yankees fan who honestly believes they would make the same arguments if the Yankees were a 70 million payroll team and the Orioles were a 180 million dollar juggernought, is lying to themselves.