Since I've started writing for the Toaster I've gained a newfound respect for a certain subset of Yankee fans. There are some smart baseball fans who happen to root for the Yankees. So long as they are from New York or its general vicinity, I have absolutely no problem with these guys. I hope they are able to make it through these lean times. Six whole years of only making the playoffs and not winning the World Series! And you thought Cubs fans had it bad!
However, while I was listening to the radio this morning, the side of Yankee fandom that really taxes my gag reflex was turning out in force. You know these people. "Hi, Colin, I think the Yankees should trade A-Rod to the Marlins for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis." "Hi, love your show, I think the Yankees should trade A-Rod for Johan Santana and Francisco Liriano." "Yeah, I think the Yanks should trade A-Rod to the Devil Rays for Scott Kazmir, Rocco Baldelli, Carl Crawford, and the entire Durham AAA affiliate."
Where is the connection to reality for these people?