About the Book
The New York Yankees have become the "evil empire" of the baseball world, and this book examines the reasons baseball fans have come to hate the Yankees. Is it the fact that they've won so much? Or is it because the team wins simply by outbidding every other team for free agents-and, when those free agents don't pan out, by buying more free agents? Or is it the arrogance of their fans, who act like they are responsible for all Yankees championships dating back to 1923? (Answer: All of the above-and more.) Authors Kevin O'Connell and Josh Pahigian deconstruct the origins of the so-called "Yankees mystique," discuss reasons to despise the team's overbearing owner, George Steinbrenner, and examine why the Yankees are actually bad for baseball. The tongue-in-cheek narrative is interspersed with revealing quotes from Yankees players, fans, and the media. This is a must read for any Yankees hater-or any Yankees fan wondering why his or her team is so hated!
O'Connell and Pahigian are also the authors of The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip.
Why I Hate the Yankees offers a humorous take on the most beloved--and at the same time, most reviled--franchise in American professional sports. The book attempts to answer the question: Do we hate the Yankees merely because they always win, or is there more to it than just that?
The authors deconstruct the origins of the so-called Yankee mystique, offer countless examples of Yankee arrogance, and critique the Yankees' easy-way-out business model whereby they merely outspend other teams for talent. The authors leave no one exempt from blame, parodying the Yankees' fans, players, and overbearing owner, and questioning the motives of the national media and Major League Baseball.
The tongue-in-cheek narrative is interspersed with revealing quotes from Yankee players, fans, media members, and other writers.
A must-read for any hater--or lover--of the Yankees.