Why I Love Baseball

Why I Love Baseball (An Old Blog from 2009)

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When the Yankees just recently clinched the AL East I was excited! After missing the playoffs last year, it feels great to have something to root for in October. When Rivera got the last out, by sweeping the Red Sox, I did the only thing that felt natural to me. I thought about calling my grandfather to talk about it. When I realized I couldn’t, an empty feeling came through me. He passed away in the summer of 2008. I guess not having the Yankees in the playoffs last year made that time of year just float by. When I realized this will be the first Yankee playoffs that I will not watch with him I became really upset. I wanted to write about it, but it was just too hard. Now, as I get ready for day one of the 2009 ALDS, I decided I wanted to put some words down. Just a few, to show why I love this game. Read more →