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Pinch hitting: Zac’s Yankees Blog

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 10, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

January is traditionally a slow month for baseball news. So for the second year in a row, we will showcase other blogs with a series of pinch hitters.

Next up is Zac from Zac’s Yankees Blog..

Zac is 21 and says he’s been a Yankees fan all his life. “The 2001 World Series will always hold a special place in my heart due to the fact most New Yorkers where trying to cope with the aftermath of 9/11. I will never forget the magical Tino Martinez, Derek Jeter, Scott Brosius home runs,” he said. Zac is a business student at Indiana University majoring in finance.

Here’s his post:


Yankee Stadium. The sanctified stadium that has authored some of our most esteemed childhood memories as die-hard Yankee fans and baseball fans alike, the holy grounds that have been blessed by the supernatural powers of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter, the baseball cathedral that served as a healing ground after September 11th by hosting one of greatest World Series of all time, the sacred stadium that will no longer be.

The old Yankee Stadium has departed our lives, but the countless memories and moments have not. The treasured moments of Lou Gehrig’s famous speech, Don Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series, crazed fans charging the diamond after Chris Chamblis blasted a pennant-winning home run, Reggie Jackson crushing three mammoth home runs in the World Series, Aaron Boone delivering a magical ALCS walk-off home run vs. the Red Sox, or any moment in particular that makes you quiver with joy and commemoration will be etched into eternity because of what is really behind the memory.

The common factor in any Yankee moment we cherish collectively is Yankee magic. Yankee magic is that vibe that has derived from the arduous path to obtaining 26 world champion trophies. Yankee magic is that fixation that sparks the great Yankee rallies and moments that consume your thoughts with special memories when the team is engaged in a close game late inning game. Yankee Stadium will soon be lost, but the Yankee magic will never be lost. As long as the famed pinstripes are donned the aura Yankee magic will follow them.

As we part ways with the old Yankee Stadium and embrace the new Yankee Stadium a new generation of new-fangled memories and everlasting moments will be formulated. The new stadium offers a novel era of hope and promise that will be backed by the eternal Yankee magic. Stadiums may come and go, but Yankee magic is timeless.


Thanks, Zac. Coming tomorrow: Chris from Pinstriped Scranton.




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