'Damn Yankees' Inspire Major League Love And Hate

The New York Yankees may be the most polarizing team in the U.S. In a new collection, Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team, writers share the stories behind their passions.

In many cases, rooting for or against them has little to do with sports. Two contributors to the collection, journalist Charlie Piece and writer Daniel Okrent, talk with NPR's Neal Conan about their stories, and why the New York Yankees inspire such strong feelings in so many people, sports fans or not.

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