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Customer avatarBy:Mansion01
From:California
Tommy Bahama: Paradise Enthusiast
Age Range: 55-65
Gender: Male
Posted: May 13, 2012
WE WERE THERE!
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There are few places that baseball has more history, legend, heroes & meaning than Yankee Stadium and tNY Yankee baseball. I grew up that way -- even tho' I didn't grow up in NY but on the West Coast near San Francisco. I heard stories about the Yankees from my grandpa who was an avid baseball fan. For example in his book if you went to a game, you got there for batting practice or you were LATE to the game. And that was not acceptable.
He said the year The Babe hit 60 home runs, he would visit the stadium to see just one of the home runs hit; but just when he would be leaving whether he was walking down the stairs or just entering the subway train a loud ROAR would be heard & the radio would be blasting "GONE!" Babe Ruth hits number so-and-so. And my grandpa would say "that bum!" why didn't he hit it sooner?!?
When I was a kid - you knew who Mantle was, Maris was, & who Whitey Ford was better than you knew your times tables or alphabet.
Finally, I saw the Yankees play in San Francisco in 1962. I was awe-struck. That's Whitey Ford on the mound! Mantle just blasted a double! It was a boy's best baseball dream--the home team (SF Giants) playing THE team: NY Yankees. I was there!
Then, it was about 40 years later in Texas that the Yankees came to town and so I took my wife and daughter to see them play and share in my passion! WE WERE THERE!
(It can't get any better than this . . . )
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Customer avatarBy:Mansion01
From:California
Tommy Bahama: Paradise Enthusiast
Age Range: 55-65
Gender: Male
Posted: April 30, 2012
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Passing on the great rradition of baseball. . . .I am a loooong time baseball fan. Though I am not from Texas - I was taught baseball from my grandparents & from that tutoring I was taught a lesson about the game that has endured thru my life, which is to show respect/support for the home team. When I moved ot Texas, of course one of the first things I found out about was the Texas Rangers. I began listening to home games, learning palyers' names, etc. Getting involved in baseball and with the home team was benig home - if you known that feeling.
As I got on my feet in Dallas - I was starting a new business at the time - I had to attend a game. The atmosphere, the ambience, the BBQ and beer, the peanuts and the fans is what I craved. At the game, I enjoyed a wonderful bonding moment with my wife & daughter. The game was between the Rangers and Yankees #both favorite teams of mine and my daughter# & Owen Wilson threw out the first pitch #a favorite actor of my wife's# and the game itself which was full of his, home runs and dramatic defensive plays on both sides culminating in a "FULL" baseball experience that it still lives on in our memories and talk-times together and that is "baseball" - a shared moment, a renewing & a place to go to ground oneself in tradition, family, and virtue. It doesn't get any better. Have a great baseball day! Bill
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