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AS WE APPROACH THE MiDSUMMER CLASSiC, A FEW THiNGS COME TO MiND. ONE, AS i THiNK OF THE STADiUM THAT STOOD OVER ME FROM THE TiME i WAS A YOUNGLiN BEiN HELD iN MY GRANDMOTHER'S ARMS, i WONDER WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MANY DEVOTED YANKEES FAN THAT MiGHT TRY TO CHAiN THEMSELVES TO THE STADiUM AS THEY TRY TO TEAR THAT THiNG DOWN. AS A YANKEE FAN THAT HAS WATCHED THE LiKES OF JORGE POSADA, DEREK JETER,AND "ENTER SANDMAN" MARiANO RiVERA PLAY iN PiNSTRiPES FOR ALL OF THEiR iNDiViDUAL CAREERS. i WONDER, AS i'VE ROAMED THROUGH THAT STADiUM SO MANY TiMES, AND PREPARE MYSELF AS THE LATE SUMMER HiTS TO ENTER ONE MORE TiME, iS THERE ANY WAY i CAN GET A KEEPSAFE OF MY FAVORiTE PLACE ON EARTH. WATCHiN GAMES FROM RiGHT-CENTER, LEFT-CENTER, LEFT AND BEHiND THE PLATE HAS GiVEN ME ALL THE MAJESTiC EMOTiONS THAT COME WiTH BEiN A FULL BRED YANKEES FAN WiTH ALL THE EMOTiONAL ATTACHMENT. i MEAN, iF YOU ARE A YANKEES FAN AND HAD THAT FEELiNG AS YOU SEE THE FiELD THAT YOU'RE BREATH HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY, THAT'S THE EXPERiENCE THAT YOU CAN ASSOCiATE WiTH ENTERiNG YANKEE STADiUM. 

MY DREAM SCENARiO WAS ENViSiONED AS i LAiD DOWN LAST NiGHT, AFTER WATCHiN THE YANKEE-RAYS GAME LAST NiGHT, i WONDERED ALOUD, "WHAT iF TERRY FRANCONA, EVEN BEiN THE RED SOX HE iS, HAD THE BALLS TO START MARiANO RiVERA iN THE LAST ALL-STAR GAME iN YANKEE STADiUM?" i MEAN, HONESTLY, HOW BAD-ASS WOULD THAT BE? i MEAN, i KNOW EVERYONE CONSiDERS DEREK JETER TO BE THE FACE OF THiS GENERATiON'S YANKEES TEAMS, BUT EVEN THOUGH i'M THE SAME GUY THAT HAS DONE 2 SCHOOL REPORTS ON DEREK JETER, WORE JETER'S NUMBER ON THE FiELD, AND PLAYED THE SAME POSiTiON,  i STiLL WOULD SAY THAT RiVERA MEANS MORE TO THE WORLD SERiES CHAMPiONSHiPS THAN JETER. JETER MAY BE CONSiDERED "CAPTAiN CLUTCH," BUT COME ON NOW, THE MOST DOMiNANT CLOSER iN BASEBALL HiSTORY, AND PLAYOFF HiSTORY, NOT THE FACE OF A 3-PEAT iN BASEBALL. ALL i HAVE TO SAY iS iF i'M TERRY FRANCONA, SANDMAN iS GETTiN THE BALL TO START THE GAME!!!!!

 

 

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