THE Y-M-C-A-AY CREW
Since the YMCA dance happens at every home game, the routine - for me - got old quick. There's no spur of the moment excitement, and the routine is a little too corny for me. Until this week, it really didn't occur to me why fans love it so much. But I finally figured it out. It's the tradition. Yankee fans love the YMCA dance crew because Yankee fans love tradition.
There's something to be said for tradition. While I usually prefer new experiences to old ones, I can appreciate mind-numbing repetition every once in a while. One tradition I do like to see at the stadium is the roll call from the bleachers. I love how it connects the players with the fans. I love how each player responds to the roll call in their own unique way. And I just love the spirit of it. I just can't seem to get into the sight of grown men sweeping and dancing in robotic fashion.