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September 2, 2011

Divide and Conquer, AL East

A Bouquet of Bats (The Yankees in Westeros)

by Dustin Parkes

As a fan of a team in the American League East that isn’t the New York Yankees it pains me to admit that there’s something mythical about the most winning team in baseball history. Whether we grow up to be lovers or haters of the Bronx Bombers it’s seemingly impossible to escape the more fantastical elements of the franchise.

We’ve all heard the stories and seen the footage. From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, the history of the storied organization has more in common with a fantasy novel than a typical sports team. This isn’t more evident in anything other than the speed with which the newest incarnation of Yankee Stadium has gone from a regular baseball diamond to a place of legend— a place of legend with 16 elevators, one washroom for every 60 fans and a cup holder for every seat in the general seating bowl.

Dustin Parkes is the editor of The Score’s baseball blog, Getting Blanked. He’s very much in debt to Miranda McGuire for the illustration.

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