The New Yorker cover pokes fun at the Yankees

Monday April 1st, 2013

The New Yorker cover takes a shot at the Yankees' age and injury issues. (via Michael Katz's Twitter feed). This week's cover of The New Yorker makes fun of the Yankees' age and injury issues. (Image via Michael Katz's Twitter feed).

Derek Jeter is pushing a walker. Ichiro has a cane. Alex Rodriguez is in a wheelchair.

Not quite the truth, but the Yankees enter the 2013 season with plenty of age and injury issues. Now, The New Yorker has joined in poking fun at the Bronx Bombers.

The New Yorker is known for its cartoons and covers, and this one, entitled "Hitting Forty," is by Mark Ulriksen. In an interview for the publication's website, Ulriksen said, in part:

"I’m not a Yankees fan per se, but I’m a New Yorker at heart, and I can say the Yankees are sure old and beat up. In this lineup I put together, I added the ages of all the players and found the average was forty. And forty in baseball is old,” he says, with a laugh.
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.