Damn Yankees

As a cynic and general non-believer in the myths of professional sports, I’m nevertheless amused and warmed by the “mystique” of the New York Yankees. Their series-tying win over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night sent a jolt through me, and in the wake of September 11th, I can see that it does mean something very real to the city, something intangible yet very palpable. It’s the kind of emotional resonance that’s hard to argue with.