Back in the early 1950s, author Douglass Wallop came up with an intriguing story — intriguing, that is, for all of us New York Yankees haters.
It was called "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant." By 1955, Broadway had seized upon the concept of a portly, middle- aged Wash- ington Sena- tors fan who jumps at the devilish idea that he could morph into a strapping youth who'd lead the Senators to the American League championship.
That show was called "Damn Yankees" and it's just as intriguing today, because the Yankees are again the defending world champions. The Washington Senators are long gone, but that just makes the show a delicious period piece.