I like to read Sports Illustrated. I just read a column by Steve Rushin that reported that some towns in Massachusetts are banning the name Yankees from their youth baseball leagues, due to the fact that adults are booing the kids. In a recent letter to the editors, entitled "Childish Behavior" the following letter from a Jeff Zima, in Brighton, Mass. said " Youth baseball leaders have chosen to rid their leagues of the name Yankees because children are getting booed. By doing so, they are merely ensuring that the real problem – the immaturity of the townspeople – will continue for years to come. I truly hope these towns and townspeople are proud to have gotten national attention about this."
Unreal, huh? Just goes to show how DEEP the hatred for the Yankees runs up here in New England.
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