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Oh it can get wierder than that, and still be a bone of contention.

Consider that a "Yankee" is properly someone from one of the six states forming New England (Maine, New Hampshire. Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut), a "Yankee" isn't a generic term for just any American, and is most emphatically not a baseball player from New York City! The enmity between the true, original, proudly contrarian New England Yankees and those Big Appleites is real and goes beyond sports. I myself refuse to go there. I don't need to. With me, it's an article of faith that if there was anyone worthwhile in New York City, he or she would move to Boston.

And God help a Red Sox who become a faux-Yankee. Roger Clemens is getting what he deserves.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Fri Mar 20th, 2009 at 10:06:38 PM EST
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Given that american sports teams like to call themselves after defeated enemies and use them as mascots, what does it tell you that a baseball team from New York calls itself the "Yankees"? <ducks and runs>

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 21st, 2009 at 05:02:17 AM EST
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See? Now you're pouring gasoline on the fire. You're not a diplomat or senior government advisor involved with troubled developing nations I hope?

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire
by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 at 07:18:59 PM EST
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