Funny, I had not heard the word Schadenfreude until yesterday, when I heard it twice.
Schadenfreude (pronounced /ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/, German pronunciation: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏ̯də]) Audio (US) (help·info) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been calqued in Danish as skadefryd.
And of course, it is Simpsons with the best explanation:
In The Simpsons‘s episode "When Flanders Failed", Lisa explains to Homer what schadenfreude means, because he is feeling this with respect to Ned’s failing business. He later replies, "Those Germans have a word for everything!"
And if you are not a fan of the Yankees, you must have been enjoying the trials around their new stadium. Unfortunately, too many people practice Schadenfreude.