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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.
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!
I just had to become a fan and let you know how much I enjoyed your recent Jets article on b/r.
It was very well done.
Hey, Philip. Fun read on the Swisher to Boston thing, but here's a heads-up if you're going to continue writing Yankee pieces. Cousin Ralph and ChiTown Fan are the two biggest anti-Yankee trolls on the boards. I learned the hard way (via a short probation) not to engage them at all. Just some food for thought.