My great-grandmother watched every single Yankees game that was played on television. If you went into her room at any given time, she was watching a game. On her 85th birthday we held a party for her and behind her chair, the centerpiece was an enormous Yankees pennant.
Moving to Philadelphia after living in New York and moving on from being a new York Mets fan, I became a Phillies fan (A Sophisticate is a Phillies Fan). My favorite player being Ryan Howard. It wasn't until the during the World Series Game 4 in 2009 when I discovered where my loyalties lay. By the third game, the Phillies had won one game and the Yankees had won two. If I were to decide whether where my loyalties were it was before Game 4. A friend reminded me where I came from and that my roots were with New York. It was then when I remembered that the Yankees won the year I was born and how close I was with my great-grandmother. It was my connection and love for my great-grandmother that made me finally decide. I ordered a Yankees swarovski crystal Yankees hooded sweatshirt and never looked back. Ironically, Ryan Howard didn't do well in Game 4 and the Yankees won. Not only did they win Game 4 but they won the World Series. For me that was a sign I had made the right choice.
A few of the greatest legends in baseball played for the Yankees including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Roger Maris, Reggie Jackson, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter.
Those legends contributed to 27 World Series wins the most of any baseball team. The St. Louis Cardinals are the next best team with 11 World Series wins yet, the Yankees have a 16 World Series win lead over them. (See www.worldseries.com)
Yankee baseball fans are pompous, rude, and have an attitude. Yankee baseball fans are also confident. They are confident in the knowledge that the Yankees are always going to win based on their track record for talent. Even during a bad season Yankee baseball fans understand the odds of past history that their team is going to get out of a slump and win. Every year, whether the Yankees are good or bad they are always the team everyone wants to be victorious against and outshine as if the Yankees are symbolic for the best in baseball.
A Sophisticate is a Yankees fan not because she is from New York but because she has an attitude. She isn't perfect. On occasion, a Sophisticate is pompous and rude because she can back up her words with actions. In the end, a Sophisticate is a Yankees fan because is confident and good or bad, perfect or not, she can win due to the fact she never gives up. ;D