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I pledge allegiance, to the Yanks

As hard as it is to root for a team with Yankees on it, Jim Caple is encouraging America to rally around A-Rod and company.

Updated: March 15, 2006, 12:06 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

If you're like most baseball fans, you're enjoying the World Baseball Classic. At its best, like the Venezuela-Dominican Republic matchup or the U.S.-Japan brouhaha, there has been almost a postseason tension to the games. At the very least, it beats the hell out of a Brewers-Padres Cactus League game at Peoria.

The WBC does present a terrible dilemma for American fans, however. Do we root wholeheartedly for the country of our birth -- the beacon of democracy, the arsenal of liberty, ...

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