• Lapsed Yankees Fan

    Posted by on November 6th, 2012 · Comments (2)

    Interesting stuff from Cliff Corcoran.

    Comments on Lapsed Yankees Fan

    1. MJ Recanati
      November 6th, 2012 | 1:55 pm

      Cliff is entitled to his opinion but it disgusts me to think that he hopes for his daughter to see the Yankees lose.

      He doesn’t like the new stadium (for reasons that I’ve heard repeated by others but find absurd) and he’s moved onto bigger and better things as a national baseball writer. It’s a free country. But it’s a putrid thing to root against your daughter’s favorite team — or eventual favorite team, as Cliff concedes will be the case — because of your own issues and hang-ups. If your young child is a Yankees fan, be glad she’s enjoying the same things you enjoyed in your earliest years, Cliff. No need to be mean-spirited.

    2. November 6th, 2012 | 3:05 pm

      If you’re a fan of the team and love them, I cannot understand rooting against them.

      That said, if there are things that you don’t like about the team – and, in baseball, just as it is in life, it is possible to LOVE something or someone and still have things about it or them that you do not like – I could fully understand how that ambivalence may lead you to being somewhat apathetic towards their success and failures at times.

      But, again, that’s not to say that you’re rooting for the failure to happen. More so, it’s a state of being not as invested as you would be if there those things that you disliked were not present.

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