The Yankees Are So Evil They Sued For The Exclusive Right To Call Themselves Evil
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 23, 2013
The "Evil Empire" phrase has long been associated with the New York Yankees. "In short, the record shows that there is only one Evil Empire in baseball and it is the New York Yankees," wrote the judges. That's why Major League Baseball immediately stepped in on their behalf to block Evil Enterprises' attempt to land the trademark. Like a fictional fan of the Washington Senators who makes a deal with the devil to become a slugger that can beat the Yankees, winning this lawsuit required something of a Faustian bargain for the Yankees themselves. In fact, it was Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino who coined it back in 2002 after New York signed Jose Contreras out from underneath them.