Major League Baseball committed a grave miscarriage of justice against the greatest player in the history of the New York Yankees over the weekend. Alex Rodriguez was denied his appeal of a season-long suspension due to his alleged involvement in a performance enhancing drug (PED) regimen. Millions of fervent baseball fans are in mourning.
After all, there’s always been someone to despise on the Yankees; before Rodriguez, there was Roger Clemens, and before him Ricky Henderson, Reggie Jackson, and so on. However, those of us who grew up loathing the Yankees hit a rough patch upon Clemens’s retirement in 2003. How could we hate a team loaded with classy players such as Bernie Williams, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter? Luckily, fate stepped in and A-Rod was traded to the Evil Empire in 2004. Since then, he has been the single greatest gift for Yankee haters since the advent of the Red Sox.