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I first started following sports in 1967. At a family gathering, someone shared a program from a recent Yankee game. It included a history of the team's championship seasons, a tradition of success that hooked me. It didn't matter that the 1967 team was on its way to placing ninth in a ten-team league. The aura of greats like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra, and Mantle remained and I was convinced that greatness would return. I patiently cheered every glimmer of hope and kept my faith during lean times until the world championship years of 1977 and 1978, when the Yankees adapted to the brave new world of free agency and restored glory to the refurbished Yankee Stadium.
In general, I prefer baseball, football, and basketball to other sports. I think that is because in my youth I listened to sports on the radio more often than I attended games in person or watched them on TV. I found those three sports' radio broadcasts the easiest to follow, to visualize. I still enjoy radio broadcasts to the astonishment of those even of my own generation who can't imagine life without high-definition television.
THERE - I have earned it - The hard way! : )
Rules are meant to be broken.
Once more - Philip: "Happy Birthday"
Here you go - My Bulletin Board:
You impressed me with replies to my comment on an article about Geno Smith, a lot of the writers get really defensive when you question their piece, nice to see someone that doesn't. Keep up the good work.
You define stupid
From one fellow B/R writer to another...just want to say, keep up the amazing work.
No problem man your articles are great reads. We'll be good next year, no doubt.
Hey Philip, thanks for linking to my Geno Smith article in your recent post. Glad you found some value in it. Keep up the good work.
Don't ever include the words "patience" and "Yankees" in the same sentence ever again, especially when describing your determination in writing for B/R. It's like telling a 2-year-old that the sky is blue. Best of luck to you, regardless.
Very well written articles!