I spoke to some people who said yesterday’s Nationals-Marlins game was a disgrace.
A “crowd” of 375 people showed up (two of the writers actually counted) and at one point Byung-Hyun Kim missed a bunt and cursed. It was picked up on the broadcast so loudly that the announcers apologized.
I write this only to point out how great it is to be in the northeast during a pennant race. The Yankees, Red Sox and Mets are followed by literally millions of people. All are convinced they could manage their team, if not be the general manager on the side. We talk baseball at home, at the office, to your family, to our friends. It’s part of our lives.
My mother, who has zero interest in sports, told me on the phone the other day that the Yankees must be relieved Jeter’s knee injury wasn’t serious. Yes, they sure were.
I have no idea where I’m going with this other than to say enjoy what it is we have here. I think we all probably take it for granted sometimes.