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"I grew up a diehard Yankees fan." - Bubba Watson

"We are the New York Yankees" - George Steinbrenner

"The Yankees have twenty-five heroes." - Derek Jeter

"True Yankees are born, not made." - Jay Mohr

"Just tip my cap and call the Yankees my daddy." - Pedro

"Never is a concept the Yankees won't ever come across." - Andy Pettitte

"Red Sox versus Yankees is the greatest rivalry in sports." - Carl Yastrzemski

"What the Yankees need is a second base coach." - Graig Nettles

"Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for U.S. Steel." - Joe E Lewis

"Rooting for the Yankees is like owning a yacht." - Jimmy Cannon

"Every Australian band wants to stick it to the Yankees." - Chris Cheney

"I loved the opportunity to play for the Yankees, too." - Bert Campaneris

"I've been a Yankees fan since I was six." - Bob Kerrey

"Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa." - George Steinbrenner

"When you think New York, you think Yankees." - Jerry Buss

"There's no way I can go play for the Yankees." - Johnny Damon

"I am a Yankees fan. I should say - have been to more Yankees games than Mets games." - Harold Ford Jr

"Everybody says we hated the Yankees. We didn't hate the Yankees. We just hated the way they beat us." - Al Lopez

"I am a Yankees fan. I should say - have been to more Yankees games than Mets games." - Harold Ford, Jr.

"I think the Cowboys are one of only two teams in all of sports that engender love and hate to that extreme. The other is the Yankees. You love the Yankees or you hate the Yankees." - Al Michaels

"The stadium is a part of the Yankees and the Yankees are a part of the stadium. That will never change." - Chuck Knoblauch

"The Yankees' Facebook page was hacked. The hacker was immediately purchased and signed to a 5 year contract with the Yankees." - Stephen Colbert

"I like the Dodgers because my dad does - wait, no, not the Dodgers. Strike me down! The Yankees. I like the Yankees." - Mamie Gummer

"I was Mayor of New York during a great Yankees dynasty. I got to preside over the city during four Yankees championships." - Rudy Giuliani

"Let me tell you something: I love the Yankees. And let me tell you why: because without the Yankees, there is nobody to hate." - Denis Leary

"The home run took a while to sink in because all I could think of was, 'We beat the Yankees! We beat the Yankees.'" - Bill Mazeroski

"People grow up loving the Yankees and will tell you, and so many people despise the Yankees, and they come from all over the United States." - Curtis Granderson

"Twenty years ago rooting for the Yankees was like rooting for IBM." - George Will

"[Yankees] are pretty much like southerners except with worse manners, of course, and terrible accents." - Margaret Mitchell

"The secret of success in pitching lies in getting a job with the Yankees." - Waite Hoyt

"The Yankees are only interested in one thing, and I have no idea what that is." - Luis Polonia

"The best team I ever saw, and I really mean this, was the '61 Yankees." - Mickey Mantle

"I am very happy and excited to re-sign with the Yankees." - Hiroki Kuroda

"I always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." - George Pickett

"Have faith in the Yankees my son. Think of the great DiMaggio." - Ernest Hemingway

"I want to be to the White Sox what Derek Jeter is to the Yankees.." - Gordon Beckham

"What do they call that hat Jewish guys always wear? A Yankees cap." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Here at NBC there is just one more reason to hate the Yankees." - Chet Huntley

"I love New York. I love the Yankees. I love the fans here." - Hideki Matsui

"I don't miss playing for the Yankees. I miss my friends, my teammates." - Rafael Soriano

"I've waited a long time to be part of a franchise like this [the Yankees]." - Mark Teixeira

"The Yankees are one of the best teams. I want to stay with them forever." - Chien-Ming Wang

"Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack." - Adam Morrow

"Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can't stop looking at the pinstripes." - Frank Abagnale

"So to get to play for the Yankees was really exciting. Really exciting." - Bert Campaneris

"I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game." - Bob Feller

"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller

"The only difference between me and those other great Yankees is my skin color." - Reggie Jackson

"The good thing is we got the Yankees three times at the end of the season." - Kevin Millar

"I think of the New York City Ballet as the Yankees without George Steinbrenner." - John Guare

"The Yankees have better starting pitchers than Arizona. Arizona just has two... the Yanks have four." - Keith Hernandez

"I'm a Laker fan, always have been. And the New York Yankees, for sure." - Antonio Sabato Jr

"There's no comparison to me. There's nothing like Yankees- Red Sox to me." - Willie Randolph

"The Yankees don't pay me to win every day, just two out of three." - Casey Stengel

"You're always in the storm's eye, so to speak, when you're with the Yankees." - Joe Torre

"I hated the Yankees and Dodgers and wound up managing both." - Joe Torre

"The Dodgers to me are the Yankees of the National League." - Joe Torre

"OK, he's a Yankees fan. Now I know why I don't like him." - Dave Winer

"I'd say Juventus has a story as legendary as the Yankees." - Lapo Elkann

"True Yankees fans know an up-and-coming player when they see one." - J B Smoove

"We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned." - George Steinbrenner

"Baseball has changed dramatically since I began my tenure with the Yankees." - Joe Torre

"The Yankees have strict rules. You can have a mustache but no other facial hair." - Derek Jeter

"I was so happy when I found out I had been drafted by the Yankees. Growing up in Taiwan, I had heard so much about the Yankees but had never even seen them on TV." - Chien-Ming Wang

"Before seeing 'The Pride of the Yankees,' you may or may not know that the Yankees referred to are the ones who win the World Series each year. After seeing it you will find that the reference is indirect." - Manny Farber

"The golf swing is among the most stressful and unnatural acts in sports, short of cheering for the Yankees." - Brad Faxon

"I don't have hate in my heart. I don't hate any person, place or thing...but I hate the Yankees." - Michael Chiklis

"The Yankees would be a much better team if they signed a proven closer instead of Tanaka." - Mitch Williams

"The Yankees, you see, they're a money team, they're the class of baseball. You don't ever bet against that." - Jim Thorpe

"I'm more concerned about members of Congress being drug-free than I am about members of the Yankees or Giants" - Pat Sajak

"I take a lot of pride in playing for the Yankees, and trying to do things the right way." - Brett Gardner

"I've been with the Yankees 17 years, watching games and learning. You can see a lot by observing." - Yogi Berra

"I couldn't be a White Sox fan because that was like being a Mets or a Yankees fan." - Hillary Clinton

"Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax." - Mike Royko

"Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys." - Bert Campaneris

"Confidence is contagious, but so is failure. Even the Yankees will lose if you persuade them that they will." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"I'm more concerned about members of Congress being drug-free than I am about members of the Yankees or Giants." - Pat Sajak

"I have sensitive skin, so I don't use regular razors. The Yankees make us stay cleanly shaven!" - Mark Teixeira

"In the 1970s, professional sports found a different breed of team owner in George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees." - Don Yaeger

"I would have to say that because I've lived in so many cities, by no means do I feel it's fair to call myself a 'fan' of any particular teams. I've lived in New York for a long time, and I did this movie about the Yankees called '*61.' I found out a lot about the Yankees during that time, so I love the Yankees, I've watched the Yankees." - Chris Bauer

"Growing up in Rhode Island, my friends would have strung me up if I had been a Yankees fan." - Charlie Day

"All ballplayers want to wind up their careers with the Cubs, Giants or Yankees. They just can't help it." - Dizzy Dean

"You kind of took it for granted around the Yankees that there was always going to be baseball in October." - Whitey Ford

"I just wanted to go play in the big leagues. But possibly playing for the Yankees is very special." - Nick Johnson

"I was happy that I was drafted, and then it was the Yankees and that just made it even better." - Nick Johnson

"My God... What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don't make the playoffs?" - Wade Boggs

"Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax." - Mike Royko

"When I was a teenager and my brother Frank was in the World Series in '57 and '58 against the Yankees, Braves winning in '57 and the Yankees in '58, little did I know the next time these two teams would meet in the World Series, I would be managing the Yankees." - Joe Torre

"When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and also join the circus. With the Yankees, I've accomplished both." - Graig Nettles

"As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League because you either loved them or you hated them." - Joe Torre

"Scarlett: You should die of shame to leave me here alone and helpless. Rhett: You helpless? (laughs) Heaven help the Yankees if they capture you." - Vivien Leigh

"The guy stroked his goatee. "What do you call twenty guys watching the world series?" "The New York Yankees," Butch replied." - J.R. Ward

"As long as I'm around playing baseball, it doesn't matter where I am, as long as it's not with the Yankees." - Carl Everett

"If you ran a delicatessen store, you would want to be the best delicatessen store, wouldn't you? Well, that's how I feel about the Yankees." - Casey Stengel

"The Yankees had to fight all year to get in. When you're fighting all year and fighting all year, it wears you out a little bit." - Larry Bowa

"Asking me what I think of Oscar (Hammerstein) is like asking me what I think of the Yankees, Man o' War and Strawberry Sundaes." - Billy Rose

"Hold on to your own ideal. . . . Above all, never attempt to guide or rule others, or, as the Yankees say, "boss" others. Be the servant of all." - Swami Vivekananda

"When my Yankee career is over I'll play anywhere, but I'm positive that I'll never find a team quite like the Yankees." - Bernie Williams

"Hating the Yankees isn't part of my act. It is one of those exquisite times when life and art are in perfect conjunction." - Bill Veeck

"To be manager of the Yankees under the malevolent dictatorship of George Steinbrenner is like being married to Zsa Zsa Gabor - the union is short and sweet." - Robert Rubin

"I wanted to play for the New York Yankees. That was the bottom line. I wanted to be there and play in that new stadium." - Andy Pettitte

"I've liked the Yankees since I was a kid. I grew up in Canada so I kind of identified with New York sports teams." - Ian Astbury

"They beat me. They're that good right now. They're that hot. I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy." - Pedro Martinez

"You take a team with twenty-five assholes and I'll show you a pennant. I'll show you the New York Yankees." - Bill Lee

"At least, in this situation, I know my chances of coming back could be slim because of the young talent the Yankees do have." - Johnny Damon

"Dear Scarlett! You aren't helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless. God help the Yankees if they should get you." -Rhett Butler" - Margaret Mitchell

"Put two Yankees in a room together, and in an hour they will each have gained ten dollars from the other." - Jules Verne

"For Mantle, the Yankees' locker room was a sanctuary, a safe haven where he was understood, accepted and, when necessary, exonerated." - Jane Leavy

"I grew up an Indians fan my entire life. I was never really 'against' the Yankees, but I knew what they were capable of." - Bill Mazeroski

"Even today, if the Royals win six games all year, if they're going to go 6-156, I hope they beat the Yankees six times." - George Brett

"As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League because... you either loved them or you hated them." - Joe Torre

"I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary." - Yogi Berra

"I became a Yankees fan for a few years. But now, I gotta say, I'm really rooting for the Red Sox." - Jimmy Fallon

"As I have said many times - my father was a great fan of Bill Dickey's and he certainly loved the Yankees. I hope that he would be pleased." - George Steinbrenner

"After you manage the Yankees for 12 years, it's really tough to envision going somewhere else. But then the Dodgers called." - Joe Torre

"The draft is a crapshoot, so I've been very fortunate to be drafted by the Yankees, and to have spent my whole career here." - Derek Jeter

"The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings." - Margaret Mitchell

"I remember when I got a call and was told I was traded [to the Yankees in 1974], I actually cried because I liked Kansas City. But coming to the Yankees was the best thing that ever happened to me in my baseball career." - Lou Piniella

"There's no way I can play for the Yankees, but I know they're going to come after me hard. It's definitely not the most important thing to go out there for the top dollar, which the Yankees are going to offer me. It's not what I need." - Johnny Damon

"As much as we disliked the Yankees, fans and players alike, they were good for baseball. They consistently unsuccessful teams like the Browns, Senators, and A's paid a lot of their bills with those big crowds that poured through the gates when the Yankees came to town." - Bob Feller

"Wall Street bankers supposedly back the Yankees; Smith College girls approve of them. God, Brooks Brothers, and United States Steel are believed to be solidly in the Yankees' corner... The efficiently triumphant Yankee maching is a great institution, but, as they say, who can fall in love with U.S. Steel?" - Gay Talese

"I belong a Yankee. I'm really happy that I got the chance to sign a good contract, and really happy that I got the chance to stay with the Yankees. Going elsewhere, I was going to hear the offers, but the Yankees made it really tough." - Jorge Posada

"There's no way I can go play for the Yankees, but I know they are going to come after me hard. ... It's definitely not the most important thing to go out there for the top dollar, which the Yankees are going to offer me. It's not what I need." - Johnny Damon

"I'm from California, but my father, who passed away when I was young, was from Newark. When I was kid, we would go back east and catch Yankees games. His side of the family are big Yankees fans. But, the real connection came in '97 when I moved to New York and became friends with the team." - Carson Daly

"I've been a Yankees fan for a long time. When I was a kid in the mid-'70s, the Yankees were really great. They had Reggie Jackson in '77. I was 8 years old at the time. He hit three home runs to win the World Series in game six against the Dodgers, and I was just hooked." - James Gray

"I heard doctors revived a man who had been dead for 4-1/2 minutes. When they asked him what it was like being dead, he said it was like listening to Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto during a rain delay." - David Letterman

"When I played, Old-Timers Day was my favorite day of the whole season, because I got to share a locker with one of the great Yankees... It was an out-of-body experience." - Goose Gossage

"I had an incredible experience living in New York, playing for the Yankees, to go through all of the things I did, including the no-hitter. It was a very memorable time." - Jim Abbott

"He was a Baptist minister who prayed through his six-shooter which he claimed was the most efficacious form of prayer, especially in dealing with Yankees...he would go into battle singing the songs of David." - John S. Mosby

"Baseball will miss Steinbrenner. He did a lot of great things-and some not so great-but it's a sad day for baseball, no doubt about it. He was a winner, and he made the Yankees a winner." - Don Zimmer

"The problem was money and the indignities of life without it. Every stroller, cell phone, Yankees cap, and SUV he saw was a torment. He wasn't covetous, he wasn't envious. But without money he was hardly a man." - Jonathan Franzen

"I never got to see the '27 Yankees. Everyone says that was the greatest team ever. But I think it would've been a great series if we'd have had the chance to play them." - Mickey Mantle

"So the guy who shot Gadhafi was wearing a Yankees cap. Did you see that? If he'd had a Boston Red Sox hat on he probably would have missed." - David Letterman

"Some kids dream of joining the circus, others of becoming a major league baseball player. I have been doubly blessed. As a member of the New York Yankees, I have gotten to do both." - Graig Nettles

"Once in a while, I played second base; once in a while, outfield. But those were just pickup games and softball leagues. So when I bought the Yankees, I tried to stay one pace ahead of the players." - George Steinbrenner

"It runs in the family. And don't expect me to be ashamed. Yankees lock away loony relatives, but down here, we prop 'em up on parade floats and march 'em through the middle of town." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"The players get no respect around here. They (the Yankees) give you money, that's it, not respect. We get constantly dogged and players from other teams love to see that. That's why nobody wants to play here." - Don Mattingly

"During the 1920s New York Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert once described his perfect afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 'It's when the Yankees score eight runs in the first inning,' Ruppert said, 'and then slowly pull away.'" - Peter Golenbock

"When I first signed with the Yankees, the regulars wouldn't talk to you until you were with the team three or four years. Nowadays the rookies get $100,000 to sign and they don't talk to the regulars." - Lefty Gomez

"These were people... who built redwood decks on their mobile homes and have no idea that smart-aleck Yankees think that is somehow funny. People of the pines. My people." - Rick Bragg

"In Manhasset you were either Yankees or Mets, rich or poor, sober or drunk...You were 'Gaelic' or 'garlic," as one schoolmate told me, and I couldn't admit, to him or myself, that I had both Irish and Italian ancestors." - J R Moehringer

"Y'know, I realize that George W. Bush is an asshole, but don't judge all us yankees by the actions of our government. Remember, he didn't win the popular vote so it's not entirely our fault!" - Chris Shiflett

"I went to the doctor, and they found something in my bladder. And whenever they find something, it's never anything good like, "We found something in your bladder AND IT'S SEASON TICKETS TO THE YANKEES!!"" - Mike Birbiglia

"We all pulled together at the right time, unfortunately, we were down 3-0 to the Yankees when we decided to do it, but we did it. And we shocked the world." - Johnny Damon

"I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college." - Bo Jackson

"In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium." - Reggie Jackson

"Being in Silicon Valley is like playing for the Yankees. You get knocked around more than anywhere else, the glare of the media spotlight is more brutal, and the expectations are higher than they'd be in any other city." - Sarah Lacy

"After all, a district judge who gives harsh sentences to Yankees fans and lenient sentences to Red Sox fans would not be acting reasonably even if her procedural rulings were impeccable." - John Paul Stevens

"I don't believe a manager ever won a pennant. Casey Stengel won all those pennants with the Yankees. How many did he win with the Boston Braves and Mets?" - Sparky Anderson

"When I played, Old-Timers' Day was my favorite day of the whole season, because I got to share a locker with one of the great Yankees... It was an out-of-body experience." - Goose Gossage



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