U.S. economic growth and the Yankees’ World Series wins

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Unfortunately, during the crush of the World Series, I missed this tidbit the first time around, but it’s never too late for some rosy economic news. In the waning days of the World Series, Andrew Leonard at Salon explored the reality that a Yankee World Series win brings with it an average GDP growth of five percent. So not only is our horrible endless nine-year ring drought over, but that the recent economic recession should be over too, right? After all correlation always implies causation no matter how tenuous the connection between the two events may be.

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  • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Somehow I think this and the correlation between Yankees title and Democratic administrations might have something to do with each other. Call it a hunch.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      But the Yankees are bad for baseball and the Democrats will ruin the country! duh!

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Death panels FTW.

    • Brian Cashman is Watching

      Can you name the last Republican president the the Yankees won a title under?

      If you like the Yankees, vote Democrat.

      • bobtaco

        Eisenhower. But in today’s world he would be called a Liberal.

      • fox

        relax ari lol

  • The Shankill and the Falls

    Why would anyone route against economic recovery?