The Braves and Red Sox may be out of it, but at least the evil corporate Yankees are now gone too. (Yes, I live in New York and hate the Yankees. If you lived here and saw the annual outbreak of Yankees Fever every October, you would too. So many people here jump on the bandwagon at the final lap, it's pathetic.)
I also hate the Yankees because they've become another home to the philosophy that if you have enough money, you can get away with anything. As we've just seen, the unfair salary rules of Major League Baseball make it possible to buy a World Series berth, but it's never a guarantee. For example, Alex Rodriguez made over $25 million this year, and yet he came to bat in the 9th inning tonight with an anemic .143 batting average for the postseason. He promptly hit into a double play.
Nice investment. Suck it, Steinbrenner.