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2. I wonder if this could have anything to do with the fact that the Yankees are the best-selling sports brand overall?

re #4 - I think if our Congress were to start drinking alcohol on the job they'd end up shooting each other.

2. So your homeboyz won't jack your lid?

3. "Economists have typically treated the economy as non-political...There are recent efforts to change this, coming from economists like Paul Krugman..."

Did he really just say that?

2. I'm guessing this is an artifact in the data. We should probably subtract out those who actually played for the Yankees to get an unbiased picture.

2. I wonder if this could have anything to do with the fact that the Yankees are the best-selling sports brand overall?

100 to 12 against the Mets? I doubt it.

Actually, 100 to 12 could be attributed largely to overall sales. Yankees merchandise makes up 25 percent all baseball merchandise sales. Not even the Red Sox are in double digits. The Mets have less than 5 percent of the market. I haven't seen any figures for demographics, but I'll bet Mets fans are older and whiter.

Slate came up with the same take as commentator David N, but took more words to do it: http://www.slate.com/id/2267670/.

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