As the Yankees go, so goes Wall St.


As the U.S. economy, strong fundamentals and all, falls apart around us, Tony Gabriele, a writer for The Daily Press out of Newport News, Virginia, knows who to blame. It is, he says, all the Yankees’ fault. When the Yanks missed the playoffs in 1929, the Great Depression followed, and now history is repeating itself. So really, everyone in the U.S. should be rooting for the Yanks. That, my friends, is sound logic.

Categories : Asides, Whimsy


  1. That “article” couldn’t possibly have been any cheesier. The only thing missing was a laughtrack and theme music from Lounge Against The Machine.

  2. Or, as it were, recessions affect the Yankees.

    • radnom says:

      Do Rebecca’s comments always show up weird for anyone else? They always have this weird arrow thing for me, and mess up the formatting.

      Anyway, clearly consumer confidence was shaken by the lack of New York teams in the post season, leading to the economic downturn.

    • Ben K. says:

      Yeah, when you comment, Rebecca, just put in one hyphen instead of two.

  3. radnom says:

    Vote Sabbathia/Texeria ’09!

    The only ones with the economic answers you are looking for!

  4. BklynJt says:

    I know its against the guidelines, but i wanted to pass along this link about AROD.


  5. Pete says:

    Yankees fans should also be voting for Obama.

    Democrats = championships!!!

  6. Ban Bud says:

    I’ve said it before – Hate the Yankees, Hate America.

    It’s no surprise that Bolshevik Bud has done so much to hinder the Yankees and roots so openly for his beloved Red Sox, whose Communist leanings are obvious.

  7. [...] this morning, we joked about the Yanks’ impact on the economy, this afternoon, Maury Brown talks us through the [...]

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