For several years, starting with the 2009 baseball season when my beloved Yankees won the World Series, one of the things that has been simply great has been following Marc Carig, sports reporter for The Star-Ledger. On Twitter, he is @MarcCarig, beat writer extraordinaire. He needles @BloggingBombers endlessly, usually coming out on the short end. He did #rollcallnyy at the bottom of the first inning, every game. Played #KYYBW (that’s Know Your Yankees Beat Writer for the uninitiated) during rain delays (the things you learn, oh my!) (more…)
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I’m an unabashed Yankees fan. Someone who would rather watch a mid-season baseball game between two cellar-dwelling American League teams than a random NFL game.
I understand I am lonely in this. Hey, I’m a baseball fan. I can live with it.
I well remember the baseball strike of 1994. I also remember the crucial role Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa played in bringing disgruntled fans back to the game. And it was clear to me for years that everyone was guilty in the Steroid Era; Players, Owners, Fans, and most of all? The group whose job it was to report on it, the Writers. But that is my opinion, and we can debate that another time.
I have become, in my 30’s and now early 40’s, very much a baseball guy. Some of that I attribute to MLB’s constant work to make baseball available to me. Now, I’m a Yankee’s fan, and have been since I can remember. I was a Yankees fan for the Reggie Jackson years, the Billy Martin years, the almost-wonderful Mattingly years, then on to the dead zone of the the Danny Tartabull years, then the upswing in the Showalter years and the dynasty of the Jeter/Rivera/Torre years. My Dad was a Yankee’s fan, my wife grew up a Yankee’s fan (Connecticut native), and now my daughters are content to fall asleep watching the Yankees each night.
Watching the Yankees, that is, on our 50inch HDTV, in HD, over the internet, using a media PC.