Mike does not treat our heroes as "sacred cows." He treats them as talented, gifted athletes, who have to answer for their decisions, statements, and choices. He does not put them on a shelf and worship them from afar. He holds them accountable for what they and the "game" have become. Ron Macfarland (Forward)
Mike offers us a scathing critique of some of our most "beloved" players, our front office, our team, our league, and our once beautiful game. A game which has been ripped out of the hands of the fans and rests tightly in the clutches of a few of baseball s ironfisted overlords. Ron Macfarland (Forward)
BOYCOTT THE YANKEES is not a book for the faint of heart. It is a clarion call to arms for the fans of the Yankees and the fans of baseball to do something before the game we know and love is gone forever. Ron Macfarland (Forward)
Too many major leaguers become drunk with ego and lose their grip on reality. Most fans live in the real world because our modest existence keeps us grounded in it.
Like most people reading this book, I did not study sports journalism in college, go to sports broadcasting school, or play pro ball... I am a fan. My credentials were developed over a lifetime of rooting for the Yankees.
While our specific histories and opinions may vary, you and I share a common ground and have been led to the same place. This book provides a means to an end, as it will reveal a solid plan to take back our team.
We are damned tired of what has happened to America s favorite pastime and are ready to take a stand against the billion dollar corporation hiding behind the beloved pinstripes and calling itself the New York Yankees.
Like summertime, family New Year s Eve parties, or my first friends, the Yankees were always there, no beginning that I can recall, as it resides in that area of the brain where memories seem to coincide with consciousness.
The Yankees care little about fans. They mostly care about one thing...the bottom line, the end result, and to say it plainly... cash, as they are possessed by insatiable greed.
I am not opposed to capitalism. On the contrary, I embrace capitalistic enterprise. I am, however, opposed to excessive greed on the corporate level at the expense of the average Joe.
The Yankees must stop scamming their fans who work damned hard to put food on the table, to put their kids through college, and to put a few pennies away for retirement
Many organizations, families, and individuals are occupied with the bottom line because they must be in order to stay afloat. The Yankees franchise, worth 2.5 billion, is the most valuable sports team in America.
The reality is that there is no we... it is an illusion we fans have created. Our role is to supply the organization with its financial resources and to cheer, but make no mistake about it—there is no we.
Our money will be the root of what may persuade the Yankees to consider us while brainstorming future plans regarding their magnificent empire, an empire which happens to be built upon the wallets of their humble fans.
"Dad, I want to be a Toronto Blue Jays fan." I replied, "Michael, you have the right to follow any baseball team you chose, but if it is not the Yankees, you have to sleep in the yard." That was the end of that!
I did not write this book because I have given up on the Yankees. I have written this book because I love the Yankees, and I refuse to sit silent as the bond between the team and the fans gets ripped apart by the repulsive atmosphere of this egocentric era.
Dont you feel exploited bringing your family to a Yankees game?
Just parking your car costs around $40.00.
I am sorry but you (MLB athletes) are not worth $25,000,000 a season to play baseball. Get the hell over yourselves and get back to reality!
Owners are making boatloads of cash, players are laughing all the way to the bank, and fans are playing the fool.
The current system is so flawed that ballplayers are afforded all the perks without any risk.
There was a subconscious connection between baseball and my prideful identity as a New York Yankees fan. I did not play baseball because of the Yankees, I loved baseball, but I loved baseball better because of my allegiance to the Bombers.