The massive reach of the Yankees is simply undeniable. While it’s surprising to find say, a Blue Jays fan in New Mexico, it’s no surprise to see a Yankee fan in the most isolated and oppressive country in the world.
And this is what people will never get about being a Yankee fan. It’s not all gumdrops and candy canes and Minka Kelly and World Series titles. You think it’s easy having legions of fans from Libya to North Korea? Heck no. It’s certainly nice to have dictator-killing assassins on our side, but being associated with two of the worst countries on the planet is never a good look.
What’s even worse is that these guys make us all look like bandwagoners. No way these two have ever watched a full Yankee game. Probably can’t even name the guy who got the game winning hit in Game 1 of the 2000 World Series. Nope, they’re just wearing the interlocking NY hat without a care in the world. In reality, this little kid’s no better than the wine and cheese crowd that buy up the box seats at Yankee Stadium and then proceed to sit in the stadium restaurant the whole time.
Clean it up, oppressed nations. You’re making the rest of us look bad.
For the Record: I once had the privilege of sitting among the wine and cheese crowd at Yankee Stadium. (Before you call me a bandwagoner, it was Jose Vizcaino. So there.) Anywho, the people behind me were more interested in their picnic basket of Jewish delicacies than the game. They were literally eating gafilte fish and latkes from a picnic basket. At a baseball game. At one point, one of them asked no one in particular if they knew when halftime was. At a baseball game.
So that’s what we’re dealing with here. People who buy incredibly expensive baseball tickets even though they can’t tell a baseball from a hockey puck and oppressed people who kill dictators and weep for tyrants. Cue the music!