The Yankees know that not a lot people like them. In fact, they have accepted the nickname the “Evil Empire.” So when someone decides to try to take that name, the Yankees step in.
Apparently the Yankees don’t want anyone to use that nickname in the baseball world. They want to keep that name. They want to be called that name. They’ve accepted the fact that they are evil.
And it’s pretty fair to call this team evil. With their stupid facial hair rules, their spending and their constant vice grip on anything fun, I think no better name fits the Yankees.
So if they embrace it, that’s fine. They know they’re evil. Fans know they’re evil. So why try to let anyone else take that name? Yankees, go be evil and finish in third place this year!