Yankee fans are the most arrogant fans in all of baseball, hands down. Most of the younger generation of Yankee fans, myself included, have been spoiled with yearly success. To us, winning is ALWAYS expected and we seem to panic with every losing streak. However, I hate when people say, ‘How many rings does your team have?’. It’s absolutely the worst argument I’ve ever heard. I’m all for loving the history of your team, but c’mon. Unless you’ve seen every one of those 27 World Series wins, your argument doesn’t hold water…

Bling Bling DJ...SI

My first baseball memory came when I was eight years old. I was fortunate enough to be at Game 6 of the 1996 World Series when Charlie Hayes caught the final out against the Atlanta Braves. Since that moment, baseball began for me. Not in 1977 when Reggie Jackson crushed three home runs in one World Series game. Not when Don Larsen threw a perfect game in the ’56 series. Not when the Babe was eating a dozen hot dogs in between games of a double header(even though that would have been cool to see). To me, baseball started in 1996.

As far as I’m concerned, Yankee fans should remember the past, but embrace the current state of the team. Last year is over. The parade ended eight months ago and the journey for a 28th title is in full force.

Up until last year, many fans in my generation saw the Red Sox win two championships while the Yankees only won in 2000. Those people would lose the ‘How many rings?’ argument every time.

Unless you are an older fan who has had the privlege of watching Reggie Jackson, Mickey Mantle, or even Whitey Ford, don’t even bother with the rings argument. It’s futile and the past is the past. Time to win #28 and brag about it when it happens.