Monday, February 23, 2004

The Shame Of The Yankees

Remember those horrible anonymous anti-Dean ads that ran in Iowa, linking Dean to Osama Bin Laden?

They were partially funded by the New York Yankees.

No, really! The YES network (the Yankees' in-house television network, of which 60% is owned and controlled by George Steinbrenner) contributed $100,000 of the $660,000 raised. So the Yankees didn't just contribute, they were major players.

Like all true baseball fans, I learned long ago that Yankee-hating is fundamental to the sport. You'd think I couldn't be shocked anymore. But you'd be wrong. Holy cow.

Major props to Rick Heller at the Centrist Coalition for breaking the story.