Why It’s Okay to Love the Yankees Again

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A longtime fan on the rise of Aaron Judge and the suddenly likable Bronx Bombers

After every game at Yankee Stadium—win or lose—they play the Frank Sinatra classic “New York, New York,” a song about a small-town guy deciding to go to New York to see what he’s made of, because the city is the ultimate proving ground. This story is at the heart of Yankee mythology. And it sounds a lot like the story of the team’s new superstar Aaron Judge, the 25-year-old rookie draf...