Countering the myth of New York Yankee infallibility, Those Damned Yankees: The Not-So-Great History of Baseball’s Evil Empire, relates the team’s trials and tribulations, and serves as the definitive guide for those who hate them.
Author Clarke Canfield, a long-time New England journalist and current reporter with he Associated Press, relates every rich and juicy detail – the disastrous seasons, the blowout losses, the players’ behavior, the horrible trades, and all the crushing playoff and World Series defeats. It is a book to warm the hearts of Yankee haters everywhere.
“I’ve been writing this book since I was born,” says Canfield. “I wanted to sort through the mounds of Yankee hype and get to the truth about why any intelligent baseball fan – in or out of Red Sox Nation – must hate the Yankees.”
Canfield has enlisted the help of some well-known media personalities and sports reporters to relate the intense emotions that are stirred by Yankee pinstripes. The book features essays by former Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Dale Arnold of WEEI radio, Tom Caron of NESN, Kevin Thomas of the Portland Press Herald, John Holyoke of the Bangor Daily News, and Kevin Witt of the Times-Herald Record of Middletown, New York.
Those Damned Yankees
Publication Date: Softcover 2005
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5
Shipping Weight: 0.57 lbs.