MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons to Root for the New York Yankees

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MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons to Root for the New York Yankees
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The MLB Division Series are nearly complete, and for those casual fans who don’t know which teams to root for while waiting for weekend football to hurry up, selecting from the remaining eight seven teams can be difficult. 

There are the powerhouse juggernauts: the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.

There are the storied franchises like the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

There are the glory-less teams that have relatively little postseason experience over their long history—the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers.

And there are the seemingly recent newbies such as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays

So which team should you root for? The old standbys, or the young up-and-comers? 

Here’s a look at five reasons why you want the vaunted New York Yankees to take home the World Series title.

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