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Just Saying, Is All… | Why America Loves To Hate the New York Yankees

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The New York Yankees are terrible for Major League Baseball’s competitive balance. They’re also great for Major League Baseball’s television ratings. On the eve of the 2010 season, the Bronx Bombers look primed for yet another run at the World Series—which would be worse news if it weren’t so much fun to root against them in their pursuit.

Comity means getting along with your rivals.

Conflict, on the other hand, means getting in touch with your roots.

I’m not suggesting that our collective Yankee hatred is entirely becoming. There’s a close kinship between antagonism and envy, and we certainly wouldn’t resent the Yanks like we do if they hadn’t ...

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