And so are you, YF, and so are you, attackgerbil, and so are you, kreug, and so are you, John-YF, and so are you, sam-YF, and so is every Yanks fan in the world. From Mike Lupica’s best article ever, titled “The New York Yankees have the best fans of any team in the world, not just MLB”:
And it occurs to me, and not for the first time:
There aren’t fans better than this anywhere in the world. This isn’t about whether or not you love the Yankees. This is about Yankee fans.
There are other baseball fans in other cities, of course, Mets fans in this one. There are fans who come out strong for teams who haven’t won the way the Yankees won, who don’t make the playoffs just about every year the way the Yankees have since Joe Torre first came to town 13 years ago and the winning came back to the Yankees and the Bronx.
But no fans have ever supported a baseball team, the most famous team in this world, the way Yankee fans support theirs.
This is so f*cking true. I’m sorry I curse when I get emotional. We’re just f*cking rock stars. All of us. Lupica’s tone is just right here. Think it over for a while. It’s so obvious: Yankee fans are the best. As Lupica writes, we’re the best fans of any sport, not just professional baseball. Think about how profound that statement is.
It means we’re better than NFL fans! We are better than soccer fans during the World Cup!!! We are better than a little league team’s loyal fans and those people root because they actually care for and love the players!
You know sometimes I have my doubts about myself. I’ll look in the mirror and say, Nick, you can be better. You didn’t help that elderly person across the street last week. You should eat more organic food. You should have showered this morning. The commute to work was painful for your fellow passengers. You haven’t done anything of significance in your life. What are you waiting for?
And then I realize I’m part of the greatest group of people in the world: The New York Yankee Universe of People Who Root for the New York Yankees.
h/t Baseball Think Factory
Joe Esposito, what are we?