Episode 2

Yankees Suck

The story of how a chant and a shirt came to dominate one of baseball’s biggest rivalries, thanks to a group of hardcore punks from Boston. Starting in 1999, a group of kids infiltrated Fenway Park with one of the most popular bootleg t-shirts in sports history — a shirt that became the emblem of the moment the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry was turned on its head. This piece was inspired by the Grantland article “Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!” written by Amos Barshad.
Duration: 49mins