The Corner

The Yankees At Least Have Class

A comforting, and very true, point from — who else? — a *.mil reader:

“Derb—I am not a Yankees fan – I despise the arrogance of the organization

and the way they go out every year and simply purchase the best team money

can buy. With the kind of money they throw around, they should win the

World Series every year.

“That being said, I do like the fact that the Yankees maintain certain basic

requirements in the area of personal appearance. When they acquired Jason

Giambi, the first thing they did was make him cut his hair.

“Watching the Yankees-Red Sox series, I was struck by how trashy the Sox

looked compared to their opponents. The Yankees looked like professionals

and role models. The Red Sox looked like a group of homeless men who had

been rounded up and paid with crack rocks to play ball. Red Sox players who

didn’t look like they needed to be dipped in a flea bath were the exception,

not the rule.

“So at least on that front, I tip my cap to the Yankees and hope that other

teams will also adopt their standards in this area.

“And Go Cardinals (or Astros) in the Blue State vs. Red State rumble in the

World Series!”

Right on, Sir! To precis your point (if you don’t mind): The Yankees are a

class act; the Bosox are a rabble.

But we always knew that…

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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