World’s Most-Spoiled Fans
There are spoiled fans in every sport. This isn’t exactly news, and its not always shameful to jump on the bandwagon every once in a while and pretend you’ve been a Cubs fan all along even though you haven’t watched since 03′ when Steve Bartman caught that foul ball. If there’s one team that needs more bandwagon fans, its the Cubs. However, Cubs fans aren’t spoiled by any means, seeing as how they haven’t won a thing since Genghis Khan started his conquest of Europe. On the opposite end of this spectrum lay the Yankees, the team that has been the source of some of the greatest baseball players of all time, and the home of the most spoiled fans of all time. With 40 World Series appearances, they have by far the most (in fact the next best is 22 behind). Furthermore, the number of times they have won the fuckin thing betters the second place team by 17 (27-10). Now I know there are some Yankees fan who will say “hey sports guy, its not like they win it every year…” Of course they don’t, there are 29 other teams in the league, I guess you Yankee fans will have to settle for one third of the last 15 World Series wins.
Lets face it folks, being a Yankees fan is like being a fan of the rich uncle you have that brings you the latest Ipod every time you have a family get together. It makes you genuinely disappointed the next time he comes and only brings you a brand new game for your Xbox 360 that you spend all day on playing MLB 2k10 as the Yankees trying to improve your record to 162 and 0 on your way to your 10th consecutive title in dynasty mode. Alright I went a little far with that but you get the point. Yankees fans are to Cubs fans what Bill O’Reilly is to your average single mom. While one complains about the teleprompter to the point of popping a blood vessel ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tJjNVVwRCY ), the other goes without luxury in the hopes that better days lie ahead.
While Yankees fans could point to some “culture of winning” or some other bullshit reason the Yankees are always at or near the top of their division, I would tend to point to the lack of a salary cap coupled with the unlimited money that New York can spew out for a brand new stadium or to get lets say…Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, C.C. Sabathia, and Mariano Rivera all on the same team. But hey I’m just the sports guy. What do you think?