Ypsi: NY Yankees

On the Bronx Banter blog, Todd Drew writes about an encounter with a family from Ypsilanti who were visiting NYC and riding the subway: ”They might have been ignored if they hadn’t been wearing local colors. The father and son had Yankees hats, the mother had a Yankees scarf and the daughter was carrying a pink Yankees backpack. ‘Where are you from?’ someone asked. ‘Michigan,’ the father said. ‘We live in Ypsilanti. It’s near Ann Arbor and not too far from Detroit.’ ‘And you’re Yankees fans?’ someone else asked. ‘Yeah,’ the father said. ‘I guess you can call it the Derek Jeter effect. We started following him because he grew up in Kalamazoo and now we watch every game.’ [Source]