Sunday, November 22, 2009

Letter to the Editor: A Texan and a Yankee fan

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)
November 16, 2009

Dear Editor,

Jennifer Floyd Engel wrote about her dislike of the Yankees. (See: "Yankees title bad, in November worse," Nov. 3) It’s obvious that she bases her thinking on the assumption that the Yankees are good only because they have a big payroll and that that is an unfair advantage over the other teams. A team doesn’t go to the World Series 40 out of 105 years simply because of payroll. The Yankee organization is doing some things right. Does she also feel that her beloved Cowboys have an unfair advantage?

Creating an advantage is part of all sports competition. Some teams play in air-conditioned domes. Some teams have a lot of speed. Boston has great fans. The Angels have more money than the Rangers.

I’m a Texan and a loyal Yankee fan. I have been since I was 6 years old. No, you don’t buy championships. If you could, Jerry Jones would buy one every year.

Jim Hargrove,
Fort Worth

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