Much to the chagrin of Red Sox Nation, whose members continue to insist they are the most popular brand in the nation — the nation being New England, not the United States, the Yankees were identified by Turnkey Sports and Entertainment as having the biggest draw outside of their city.

If you can find an auto mechanic in Maryland wearing a Yankees cap, like I did yesterday when getting an oil change on my car, then you’ve added to the Yankee draw.

This just goes on to identify with Hal Steinbrenner’s famous comments about Yankee Universe.

I get personal satisfaction out of this.