Yankees fans get a bad rap. Yeah, there are some crazy ones that get a lot of attention, and the New York media doesn’t help matters, but generally speaking, if you know a Yankees fan, you know someone who is very knowledgeable and passionate about baseball. More importantly, you know someone who, no matter how crazy things get in the Bronx, is aware that, yes, it is kind of crazy. These folks spend most of the offseason doing the following things:
1. Rationalizing, apologizing for and, when necessary, translating the wacko stuff that first George and now Hank Steinbrenner says;
2. Explaining to non-Yankee fans that just because the New York tabloids claim to speak for the fans, doesn’t mean they really do; and
3. Trying to reconcile their support of Yankee players in light of the fact that many Yankee players are damaged individuals.
Here’s a prime example of number 3 from my favorite rational Yankees fan, Jason at the blog It is About the Money, Stupid.
The rose goes in the front, big guy.