I am not a sports fan….except for baseball – especially Yankees baseball….I know, I moved to the wrong part of the country! I don’t like basketball, Nascar, football, or hockey and there are no major league baseball teams in NC!
But, I’m still happy – the 2010 MLB season is here. I watched tonight’s game with excited anticipation as the Yankees were ahead of the Red Sox and kept them at bay……right until the end, when the Sox pulled ahead! Yeah, I was disappointed, but it is early – first game of the season – there are a lot of games between now and October! AND – it was a really good game – not a massacre by either team – I like that – even if the team I want to win doesn’t!
Yep – I am a Yankee transplant in the south and I am a NY Yankees baseball fan! I’m doomed! I’m definitely in the minority! I will root for the Yanks no matter what – whether they are having a good season or a bad one – in good times and in bad! And, if the Yankees are out of the picture when it comes to the end of the season, I root for whatever American League team gets there – except for the Red Sox! I’ll root for anyone playing against the Red Sox.
I wish I lived closer to a major league ball park! I lived too far away from Yankee Stadium to go to games there when I was growing up. But I did get there once a few years ago on a business trip to NYC! I was in total awe and was numb the entire time I was there just at the thought of being among the rich history and so close to greatness! I also saw games at Camden Yards and Three Rivers Stadium. But, that is it for up close and personal major league games.
As for minor league games — I used to enjoy going to see the Rochester Red Wings play. I would go with friends and sit up in the cheap seats and enjoy some beer and dogs while taking in a game on a warm summer day! Some great times were had! I’ve been to a couple Durham Bulls games, but it just wasn’t the same!
So – I guess I’ll be happy to watch it on TV and hope for a chance to get to the NEW Yankee Stadium for a game sometime soon! One of the things on my bucket list is to see the Yankees play the Dodgers (cause any self-respecting New Yorker still sees them as the Brooklyn Dodgers) in Yankee Stadium……it will happen, I know it!
But, for now……..PLAY BALL – the 2010 MLB season is up and running!