I learned to hate Bucky Dent before I could walk and I’m still bitter about Aaron Boone almost 11 years after he slammed Tim Wakfield’s pitch out of Yankee stadium. Three rings in 10 years have helped make the pain go away, but something else has too.
While all MLB teams have accessible seating areas, the Yankees, are in my experience (and as far as I know) the only team that has dedicated concession lines for people with physical disabilities in MLB. So Red Sox fan or not, I get faster service and people in wheelchairs or scooters can use a counter designed with their vehicle’s height in mind. Whenever I go to the New Yankee Stadium, I love being able to of get my food quickly with no pain or inconvenience required. In taking this simple action, the Yankees have made a loyal customer out of me, and taken advantage of a consumer market, that when combined with people with invidible disabilities like dyslexia or depression numbers 56.7 million.
As for rooting for the Bronx Bombers, sorry, that won’t happen in 20 lifetimes!