October 19, 2012
I have a suggestion.
Every year, when the New York Yankees play their final game, whether it be at the end of the regular season or winning the World Series, we should have a national holiday. It would be good for all of us.
The rest of the country could go on vacation and thus avoid Yankee fans reveling in their team's awesomeness, or get of the country while the New York press vents its rage over the season ending in anything less than a title.
So far today we have the New York Post covering the Yankees sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers last night in a very New York Post fashion.
Meanwhile ESPN advocated for breaking up a team which won the AL East, won a Division Round playoff series, and then ran out of steam against a very good Detroit Tigers team.
Instead of any focus on how good the Tigers are, we got barraged with columns about how Alex Rodriguez was killing the Yankees, how the Yankees should trade him and how much Yankee fans are suffering through having to watch this terrible team.
I understand the Yankee fans pain. I do. The team constantly seems to fall short of expectations. .In the last 20 years they have only made the playoffs 16 times and won four world series title. They have had to suffer three whole years without a ticker tape parade.
If we all have national holiday we won't have to listen to the stupid Pirates fans, or Mariners fans or Cubs fans -- those folks have no idea what it's like to root for a perennial loser like the New York Yankees.