Yankees: Horribly over-rated, or worth all the hype?
Few other Baseball teams have such a huge amount of hype attached to them as the New York Yankees.Due to this they have many fans, and also quite a few who hate their guts. Personally I lie somewhere smack in the middle, since I find more than a few of their fans to be very obnoxious. They are a good team no doubt, but I cannot help but cheer when they get defeated...if only to get the idiot fans to shut up for 2 whole seconds. What are your thoughts?
I personally don't like the Yankees simply because when I was growing up they dominated and I tend to root for the underdog. But I do think they are worth all the hype. They have a massive pay roll and are constantly getting superstars. Any time a team has a bunch of great players they are worth the hype.
I think they are well within the reasons of hype. I mean look at alot of the other teams out there, they get hyped for all kind of small things. Also each league needs a team that is highly hyped, to an international level almost. Go outside US and alot of people know about New York Yankees, while almost none about Red Soxs....
Lots of the big players have become arrogant and self-indulgent. They worry more about how many millions they can get a year instead of how many runs they can score or outs they can help accomplish. Its not about the game these days as much as the money. The Yankees just seem to have more to throw around than other ball clubs.
They have more than enough talent to back up the hype, but I really hate seeing them winning the World Series, instead of the less successful teams who really deserve a shot at winning the big game. They are a great team, but sometimes I think they are TOO great if that makes any sense.