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What Makes A Player A "True ______"?

What, to a sports fan, makes a player a "true (enter the name of your favorite sports team here)"?   For example, what makes a player a "true Yankee"?  Doubts about his Yankee-ness have been laid at the feet of one Alex Rodriguez, otherwise known as "K-Rod" (for his penchant for not coming through in "clutch" situations) and "E-Rod" (for his penchant for making lots of errors).  Some say that because he doesn't come through in "clutch" situations, A-Rod is not a "true Yankee".  Derek Jeter, because he has come through in these situations, and for being part of four World Series champions, is a "true Yankee".   I used the Yankees as an example here but this got me wondering if this type of discussion goes on with fans of other sports teams.   Are there debates on what makes a player a "true Royal" or a "true Lion"?  

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