Baseball is America’s pastime, and the Yankees are considered by many to be “America’s Team.”

With their history of success and a seemingly insurmountable mountain of hardware lining the organization’s trophy cases, it is easy to see why this is the case.

But although they are, historically and statistically speaking, the “best” team, does that mean they are “America’s” team? I propose that the Yankees personify many characteristics of America, the only problem is, they’re all the wrong ones.

This is my formal proposal to Congress, Obama, whomever…that the Philadelphia Phillies should take over as the penultimate representation of the Stars and Stripes in MLB.

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