Born and raised in da Bronx, I still love my Yankees. I grew up watching Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto (RIP), Elston Howard, "Little" Bobby Richardson, Roger Maris, and expecting the Yankees to be in the World Series every year. I never knew that was in question, thought the only question was who would the Yankees be playing.
My mother used to tease me that I couldn't sew (which I still can't) but knew all the Yankees.
These days, having been out of NY since 1969, I usually root for the Baltimore Orioles, except when they're playing the Yankees...