The unfortunate recent events in the great Yankee organization started me thinking.
When Bob Sheppard passed away he had his time on ESPN and things like "the voice of God" and Joe Dimaggio were brought up. The greatest announcer in sports. When the Boss died, it is headline news across the nation and everybody has an opinion about him. The greatest owner in sports. When you think of the interlocking NY and the pin strips, you are thinking of the greatest uniforms and logo in sports. When you consider that the team is a few months away from it's 28th championship, you must consider it the greatest franchise in the history of sports. Clearly we have had the greatest players throughout history. The team sets the standard during the 7th inning strech, during old timers day, with the music that plays when the game is over, and about 15 minutes prior when Mo exits the bullpen. This bring me to my point.
What exactly is the rest of baseball doing everyday? How do the fans of other teams drum up the interest within themselves to follow their teams the way Yankee fans do? Sure there are other great players out there, other champions, and other teams that think they have a shot, but nothing on the level of the Yankees. We all know their greatness is recognized by fans in all corners of the nation, much like the Cowboys and some other national teams, but why isnt everybody a Yankee fan? I would be interested in hearing some theories on this. Met fans for example...how does this happen? Why have they not converted... how are they raising their children even to this very day in that environment? I just don't know what people are thinking.
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