Without substantiation, the St. Petersburg Times writer says:
- "In the world of sports, no team is more hated than the Yankees."
It's hip to use the word "hate." Assuming his statement is true (which is only an assumption), why doesn't he come up with some better ways of reporting American culture? Anybody can use the words "hated" and "Yankees" in the same sentence--it's what keeps the internet and the Baseball Thought Police busy and happy. And destroys American culture every day. (Which is helpful on the way to a totalitarian state).
- By the way, I suggest to the guy in the article whose personal property was destroyed, when they catch the perpetrator do the following: have his hands cut off, find his parents, put them in labor camps for the rest of their lives. How much crime would there be if punishment like this were enacted?
Lame statement from Thomas Lake article in St. Petersburg Times, 8/30/07,
"Pasco: His team denigrated, Yankees Fan Going Home." (Of course, this headline is misleading, too).
- Via a poster on Peter Abraham's Lohud Yankee blog.