Friday, September 7, 2012
One more Yankees story… On May 14th, 1996, I got a call from my friend Vic (a NYC cop). He asked if I wanted to go to the Yankees game that night. I really didn't want to but he was persistent. He said we'll get bleacher seats, where all the nut jobs hang out, and that Dwight Gooden was pitching. I was a fan of Gooden during my one year of being a Mets fan, 1986 – the year they won the World Series – so I caved in.
Side story… 14 years later I got my morning paper (back when the New York Post was 50¢, I can't bring myself to pay a $1.00 for it these days), and on the front cover was my friend Vic, subduing a crazed fan at Yankee Stadium (that's him on the right)! Apparently, this lunatic was jealous that A-Rod was dating Cameron Diaz, so he tried to attack him on the field. But Vic saved the day.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I'm just coming off a month long Yankees kick. More specifically…a 1977-78 Back-To-Back World Series Champions Yankees kick. When one of these kicks begin, I tend to go all out (ask my wife). If you ever find yourself on the cusp of a 1977-78 Yankees kick, you can use this post as a step-by-step guide.
Another source for my kick was The YES (Yankees Entertainment and Sports) Network. They often run classic Yankees games (watched a few) and they also have a show called Yankeeography, where they profile Yankees legends (also watched a few).
So with this blog post, I put closure to my 1977-78 Yankees kick. It's great how all these sources has allowed me to relive a piece of my childhood through adult eyes. That's it, the kick is kicked.