Another factor could be I don't absolutely hate the yankees who seem to be the clear favorite to win the whole mother. Don't get me wrong, I hate the yankees, but this team is only about a 4.5 on the annoyance scale. For most of these guys it is business as usual. There is no annoying showboating our chest bumping. Below I have outlined the three basic categories that represent 2009 yankees.
1) The guys you respect because they play the game the right way. If they played for anyone besides the yankees I would like them. (ex. think of Pujols or Lincecum). Hell, I would love them if they had a 'B' on their caps. But, since they play for the yankees I only find them mildly annoying. This includes Jeter, Rivera, CC, Texeira, Pettitte (aka Jon Lester in about 10 yrs), and I even put A-Rod in this group because Kate Hudson is pretty hot. That is good work Alex.
2) The next group must of met each other at the Manny Ramirez School of being Aloof. These guys wouldn't care if they play baseball in a sandlot in the Dominican Republic or Yankee Stadium. I wouldn't be surprised if they showed up at the stadium on an off day and just laughed it off. I really don't notice these type of guys unless they are beating up on Red Sox pitching. This includes Cano, Cabrera, Matsui, and even the professor of aloofness Johnny Damon. Again not so annoying.
3) The last group is of people who I honestly believe to be a-holes. I don't think my opinion of these players will ever change no matter what uniform they where. We can put Burnett, Joba, Swisher, and Posada on this list. A smile comes across my face whenever one of these guys gets a fastball right between the numbers. They deserve it. Stop being so annoying.
So let's recap; there are only 4 really annoying players on the '09 yanks. That is a great improvement from the days of Paul O'Neill and even Roger Clemens. Maybe the baseball gods will reward the yankees for not being so annoying even though they won 103 games this year. If they do win the series, maybe I will even go to the championship parade. Then again, maybe not.