I used to be a diehard yankee hater but I think they've had their ****s in the dirt long enough to actually appreciate this win. Yeah they're mostly still a bunch of over-paid egotistical prix but they beat a really REALLY good team and had to work for it for the most part.
I have a friend from upstate who is a life-long yankee fan...not some hat tilting knuckle dragging spouting off at the mawth bronx till death type, but a real fan born in pinstripes, and she helped me see the Yanks in a more positive light. Especially Jeter, I used to think he was the biggest prick but she laid down all his community work and stuff for me and kind of turned me around on him, they don't just hand out the Palmero award for nothing you know?
A-Rod is still a jackass though, someday I'd like to see him cry like that for having had his ass kicked.