Professor Joe Price Discusses the Mets-Yankee Rivalry in Biblical Terms

Friday, June 26, 2009

Professor of religious studies Joe Price is featured in a recent Newsday article discussing the inter-city rivalry that divides New York into two fan camps - Mets or Yankees. 

"It's sort of Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael," said Price, editor of From Season to Season: Sports As American Religion. "The older brother often is considered privileged and, in something like intra-city rivalries, the issue often is about privilege. As the younger child often feels the need to prove himself, likewise the team that sees itself less privileged feels the need to prove itself against the privileged other, to earn  the city's embrace," added Price in Newsday.

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