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'Damn Yankees' and the passions they stir
A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude — playing as the 2009 New York Yankees, I had access to all those players, all that talent, although I often couldn't make them win. Usually, I'd play against the machine but on occasion with my then-11-year-old daughter, Sophie, an avowed Yankees hater and (even worse) a Red Sox fan.
By David L. Ulin
April 1, 2012