10 Reasons Rooting for the Yankees Isn't Fun, from the Eyes of a Former Fan

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10 Reasons Rooting for the Yankees Isn't Fun, from the Eyes of a Former Fan
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I have a confession to make: I was a Yankee fan. This fanhood has been replaced by a feeling of strong dislike for the team. I still like the players, and I root for them to personally succeed, but as a team I root for them to fail. Living in New York, seeing the majority of people rooting for the Yankees who are around my age (19), I always am speechless when someone tells me they are a diehard Yankees fan. In my lifetime, the Yankees have missed the playoffs one time. Let that sink in for a minute. The worst Yankee season I had to endure saw them win 88 games in 2008. Royals fans would be thrilled with an 88 win season, and yet that was a bitter disappointment (Sorry, Royals fans. I had to pick on someone, nothing personal). This caused me to reach my melting point when I was rooting against them in the playoffs last year. Here are the reasons rooting for the Yankees is not fun.

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