FORT MYERS, Fla. — Back in 2002, when the Red Sox and Yankees were tussling over Jose Contreras, Larry Lucchino referred to the New Yorkers as the Evil Empire.
The Yankees, all these years later, agree.
Ashby Jones of the Wall Street Journal has an entertaining story about how the Yankees fought a company trying to trademark using the term "Evil Empire" when it is associated with baseball.
Part of their case was assrting that they are, in fact, baseball's Evil Empire and own the rights to that term. A judge agreed.
"I give them credit. Their embracing it is clever indeed," Lucchino told the Journal.