If there's one thing I've seen on my year in the blogosphere, it's the hatred of my team, the Yankees. I've always wondered why. They're a great team wtih great players, but nobody gives them any love.
Is it the fans? The New York fans are pretty obnoxious. When I went to the game in October, they were pretty damn vicious. But they still knew how to watch a game.
Is it the players. Everyone hates A-rod, for reasons that are quite obvious, but what I can't stand is why everyone hates Jeter, Jeter's one of the best players of the modern era, and you fans are treating him like just another crappy Yankee.
Is it the trades? We trade to get better players, which is what the Yankees are famous for, since we have a lot of money. Sabathia, Texiera, Burnett, Granderson, Hairston. All have been traded or signed, and because we all get the "good" players, everybody hates us. Why?
Is it me? No.
Is it Steinbrenner? The owner is one of the more loud characters in a while. He's an omious prescence who looms in the shadows and shows up to rob players of playing time. Sorta like Dracula.
Is it Sandman? No, everybody likes Rivera.
Is it the 27 series'. Maybe. The fact that we won 27, and everyone else is still in single digits it just overdoing it. It's like Obama taking 62 states in the next election.
Is it the fact that most people just need someone to hate because their team is doing so badly. That might be it.
But still, everyone hates to get Yankee cards, except the elite group of Yankee bloggers such as myself, and a few other people.