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
  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

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

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca – Optimist Prime

    Or, as it were, recessions affect the Yankees.

    • radnom

      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.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

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

  • radnom

    Vote Sabbathia/Texeria ’09!

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

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Burnett – Holliday ’09: Not Ready to Lead.

      * Paid for by the committee to pay for Sabathia and Teixeira.

      • Jack

        Derek Lowe = Ralph Nader

  • BklynJt

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


    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      If you know it’s against the guidelines, why don’t you just e-mail it to us instead? Saying that “you know it’s against the guidelines” doesn’t excuse it.

      • radnom

        lol, if anything it makes it worse.

        “Do you know fast you were going?”

        “Well officer, I know its against the guidelines, but I was clearly going 20 miles over the speed limit.”

        “Well, as long as you know that its not allowed, I guess that’s ok. Move along.”

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          I’m sorry officer, I…
          …I didn’t know I couldn’t do that.

        • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

          Strangely enough, this approach actually works with a lot of cops.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    Yankees fans should also be voting for Obama.

    Democrats = championships!!!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      And that’s all for the partisan politics, folks. Let’s keep it civil.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        I was being uncivil?

  • Ban Bud

    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.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Yup. The Sox do keep signing all those Soviet communist chinamen, like Matsuzaka, Okajima, Nomo, and Wakefield…

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

        Don’t forget Comrade Pedroia.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          In Communist Russia, MIDGET WEARS YOU!

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