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The Annual New Beginning

Posted by Brandon McKoy on April 5, 2010

Taken by me at the first ever game played at the new stadium. Click and enjoy.

OMFG it’s Spring!! While people around the country are excited about the warm weather, trees blooming and longer days, I only care about one thing: Yankees baseball. That’s right, I’m one of those guys. The guy who goes to a game and gets pissed at people for doing the wave. The guy who sees a girl wearing a pink Yankees hat and pelts my Dippin’ Dots cup straight at her face. I take my Yankees seriously and do not appreciate half-hearted attempts at fandom. Either you’re on the wagon from game 1 or you’re not, and if you’re not then I better not catch you celebrating when we win it all in October or I will knock you straight on your ass. My Church is Yankee Stadium. My God is Mariano Rivera. My Pope is Derek Jeter. My Saints are Don Mattingly, Bernie Williams, Paul O’Neil, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte. George Steinbrenner speaks the Gospel and winning is what we do. Yes, I take my Yankees seriously.

Though my love and devotion to the Yankees is great, Spring represents more than just the beginning of baseball; it marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life. The baseball season is such a marathon (162 games in the regular season) that by the time it comes to an end there are areas of my life which will have changed significantly. I have no idea what these changes will be, but I do know that the one constant over the next six months will be Yankees baseball. I will have good days and I will most certainly have bad days, but just about every day I can count on a Yankee game for me to watch and enjoy. A win puts me in a fantastic mood and a loss, while it tends to put me in a sour mood, makes me look forward to the next day that much more. No matter how badly we lose, there is always another game tomorrow.

The beauty of baseball is that the game is not measured by time, but by success and failure. There’s no time limit. Momentum dictates the pace of the game. Every inning, every at-bat, every pitch represents an opportunity for something great to happen. And so it is with the beginning of the 2010 baseball season that I will be presented with new opportunities in my life. By the time November rolls around who knows what experiences I will have had, how many new people I will have met, or new places I’ll have visited? There are numerous things that I don’t know about the coming months, but I do know that the Yankees will be there the entire time. No doubt this is going to be one wild and exciting ride…WHO’S READY FOR SOME PIE?!

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