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New York Yankees: We’re Fans Too—A Defense of Yankee Fans

Yankee fan knows the feeling. Walk anywhere outside of New York wearing the blue and white, and we're greeted with chants of derision. However, unlike what fans of the Red Sox or Mets might endure, we endure insults that challenge not our team, but our fanhood.

"Front-runner."

"Bandwagon-Jumper."

People who have heard these sorts of insults know that they hurt more than other ones, such as "Yankees suck" or chants of that ilk. At least there is a reasonable comeback to that, and inane arguments about whose team is better are a major part of being a sports fan.

I'm going to try to dispel two of the myths surrounding the Yankees and their fans. While I'll certainly concede that the Yankees have their fair share of front-running ...

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