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Old 10-10-2019, 10:41 PM
Steve DeRosa Steve DeRosa is offline
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I come from a family of die-hard Yankee fans...

My uncle remembered when they moved to Yankee Stadium #1 from the Polo Grounds for the '23 season...

My father was around to see every Yankee championship, from their first in 1927 until his passing in 2008 (when they unfortunately finished third) - buried with the Yankee cap he had for as long as I can remember...

I got to see Yogi Berra's last regular-season home run - an ankle-high fastball that he clobbered into the notoriously short (296 ft.) right field, straight as a string - and the last of the legendary Bronx Bombers in action, if not necessarily in their prime...

To paraphrase a famous beer commercial, I don't really follow major-league baseball anymore - I prefer the grassroots nature and fan camaraderie of the minor-league game, and try to visit the local ballparks whenever we're on the road (BTW congrats to the Brooklyn Cyclones - 2019 NY-Penn League Champs and my old hometown team) - but whenever I do, I always root for the Yankees...
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