Mariano Rivera on tonight’s game: “It was a great game until it got to me.”
Things as critical as this, the selection of a favored baseball team, are not, as some suspect, a matter of choice. One does not choose a team as one does not select his own genes. They are confirmed upon you, more than we know an act of heredity.
David Halberstam, “The Fan Divided” (via mightyflynn)
I’m just putting it out there, but it’s quite possible that Kevin Youkilis will be to the Yankees what that tiki idol was to the Brady Bunch when they went to Hawaii…
In short, the record shows that there is only one Evil Empire in baseball and it is the New York Yankees
I will tell you guys when I think it’s the right moment.
It was his best performance of the year, I thought.
That was the first save, A.M. - after Mo.
Michael Kay on David Robertson’s 5-3 save against the Tampa Bay Rays
As for which group is more single-minded, Yankees fans or train buffs, he said, laughing, there was no doubt: “Train fans are definitely more obsessive.”
…and it soars, that little sphere of cowhide rising up over the Bronx, and it is a moment unlike any other, when you sit with your son in the ballpark, and the ball is high in the air, you feel yourself aware of everything, the night, the neon, the very American-ness of the moment.
[What Baseball Does to the Soul - NYTimes.com](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/opinion/sunday/what-baseball-does-to-the-soul.html)
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