I think the many arguments I've heard Red Sox fans make about how the Yankees are the "evil empire" are ridiculous. I know it's upsetting to small market teams that that mighty yanks always were aggressive in free agency, and that an organization with an owner that actually spends the money his organization makes is uncommon. After all, I was drawn in to being a Yankee fan because I'm a Cincinnati bengals fan, and suffered year after year of heartbreak because we were never competitive in spending. New York gave me a team to pull for that was going to try their hardest to be there EVERY year.......it's special.
But "evil empire"?....come on. I always said to those sox fans, "you would love it if your team spent like that". Not being a big baseball fan until lately, I always thought the sox were a modest team trying hard to wage war against New York with inexpensive "team" guys. However, how hypocritical are these Red Sox fans???? They spend like New York now, and their fans say "well we had to, the Yankees made us"......they don't even stand on principle. They sold out, and then blame New York?
Ive never heard a yankee fan apologize for the big payroll, never heard one embarrassed about it either. "We have an owner that cares enough to spend to win!". That's what I hear in New York. 27 rings and proud of it. Seeing what the Astros cleared last year, and knowing what these owners make......it's a shame that other teams DONT spend like the Yankees!!!!! The term evil empire is a joke, and there are no fans in any sport I despise more than Red Sox fans. I also am very saddened by the retirement of Jeter......who I see as the greatest ambassador for any professional sport in history. I'm thinking that I have finally officially became a Yankee fan?
With their constant whining in decades of failure, and hypocrisy in success......their delusions of being a team of principle.......and their complete jealousy......I think the Red Sox nation is the real evil empire. The Yanks are just simply the standard-- the example for all professional teams of how fans should be treated by their owners.