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Fall from Grace: Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and the 2011 New York Yankees

New York Yankees. The Evil Empire. The team you love to hate. I've always taken joy in seeing this megalomaniacal franchise fall short of the prized goal in baseball year after year, even though they have more money than Halliburton and grab players from other teams like they're picking spare change out of the couch cushions.

Watching them founder (almost) every playoffs gives faith to the old adage that money doesn't buy you everything. It gave hope to the scrappy underdogs who got by on grit and chemistry, and it was just plain fun to watch.

And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, watching the latest Yankee scandal unfold has put my schadenfreude into overdrive. I can't describe the pure glee I get from seeing these overpaid and hubristic ...

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