Honestly, it feels good to hear a Yankee fan finally see the team the way we see it. I know you grow up and root for a team and it gets imbedded in your bloodstream from a young age, but the Yankees have really become a pretty ugly team. Rooting for them has to be like rooting for the dark side in star trek or whatever...
DETROIT, Oct. 6 — The scenes featuring Alex Rodriguez and his meager performances in October have become painful experiences for the Yankees. The high-priced Yankees are close to vanishing early from another postseason, a $200 million team in need of a life preserver. And Rodriguez has none to toss them.
Too bad it would have been sweeter having the Mets beat them.
I know I will get slammed for this, but it's becoming more and more difficult to cheer for this team
The Yankees are basicly a group of overpaid premadonnas whom along with playing baseball have to deal with being megastars.
While other teams are concentrating 100% on baseball, the Yanks have to worry about gatorade commercials, and cologne... I don't even think they are having fun playing baseball anymore..
Not only that, but I can't stand constantly being embarassed when this 200 mil dollar group of all-stars get owned by younger, hungrier, more exubrent teams.
I say a lot of negative things about the Jets, but they are much much easier to cheer for than the Yanks these days.
I am going to be the first Yankee fan ever to say that I want a salary cap in baseballl.
These are the fans that started rooting for the team in 96'. A real Yankee fan will root for them no matter how they look .We lose then we lose , but it doesn't stop me from supporting my team.My skin is pinstriped and I bleed green.
No, if you can't see that everything Jack said in the original post is true, then you need help my friend.
You are a Met fan , anything negative about the Yankees is true to you. Jack isn't saying nothing new ,but this doesn't push someone to the point of not being a Yankee fan no more. If he was a Met fan crying about losing all the time in the past and quitting the Mets , you would of killed him.
Why did I do this? I swore I'd never read a ripper thread again but here I am! I guess it's kinda like looking at a car wreck. You know it's horrible and a waste of human life but you look anyway. Kinda like that.
I've been a Yankee fan since the late 80's.. Backt then they were just another team. They then made a couple of nice trades like Roberto Kelly for Paul O'Neill brought up some young players, and actuallly SHOCKED the world in 1996..
How am I a bandwagonner if I cheered for them when they were bad??
I'm not going to stop being a Yankee fan either.. You're right it's in my blood now, but its just getting more and more difficult..