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10/17/2014 03:50 pm ET

For The Yankees, #RE2PECT Is Gone And Fans Will Be Asked To #FORG1V3

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For New York Yankees fans, the party is over. After two seasons spent celebrating franchise icons Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, it's time to face reality -- and likely Alex Rodriguez.

With Jeter and Rivera jerseys only turning up in the stands in 2015, the Yankees will need to look to find a way to make the postseason for the first time since 2012. To do that, the team may need to welcome back Rodriguez, an MVP-turned-pariah who was suspended for the 2014 season over his involvement in the Biogenesis PED scandal. A-Rod is expected to be with the team in spring training ahead of the 2015 campaign, even if he needs to learn a new position before then.

While Jeter's farewell season was defined by #RE2PECT, the 2015 season might be defined by a different hashtag and mood. Yanks superfan Vinny Milano got a head start on 2015 by showing that he's ready to #FORG1V3:

Will Yankee fans actually rediscover the quality of mercy? Does the team's front office need to in hopes of fielding a contender?

If videos like the one below are an indication, A-Rod shouldn't expect to see too many of those #FORG1V3 t-shirts in the Bronx.

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