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6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 11:13AM #1
Jon
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6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 12:29PM #2
1955nyyfan
Posts: 3,124

As I've gotten older I have become a less enthusiastic fan. I no longer live and die with each Yankee game. I was ready to give up my NFL Ticket subscription this year and would have if DirecTv hadn't given it to me for free. I did not renew MLB or NHL tickets. If the billionaires and millionaires can't come to an agreement and games are lost, it will just be one more reason for me to care less about MLB. 

6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 1:27PM #3
luvdayanks
Posts: 30,965

Dec 1, 2021 -- 12:29PM, 1955nyyfan wrote:


As I've gotten older I have become a less enthusiastic fan. I no longer live and die with each Yankee game. I was ready to give up my NFL Ticket subscription this year and would have if DirecTv hadn't given it to me for free. I did not renew MLB or NHL tickets. If the billionaires and millionaires can't come to an agreement and games are lost, it will just be one more reason for me to care less about MLB. 




I'm with you 100% my friend. 

6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 5:00PM #4
Rob
Posts: 2,308

Dec 1, 2021 -- 12:29PM, 1955nyyfan wrote:


As I've gotten older I have become a less enthusiastic fan. I no longer live and die with each Yankee game. I was ready to give up my NFL Ticket subscription this year and would have if DirecTv hadn't given it to me for free. I did not renew MLB or NHL tickets. If the billionaires and millionaires can't come to an agreement and games are lost, it will just be one more reason for me to care less about MLB. 




I assume from your user name that you started rooting for the Yankees in 1955.  For me it was 1953.  Like you, the last couple of years especially, my enthusiasm has waned as it has become more and more apparent that Hal really isn't motivated to to put the best team possible on the field. I split my time between NH and Maine, but had we visited friends in NJ last summer I would not have bothered to spring for tickets to go to a Yankee game.  Too many boring games.  In fact, 2021 was the first time in the 60+  years that i have been a Yankee fan and had access to televised Red Sox Yankees games that I didn't bother to watch a single inning of an early Red Sox Yankees series.  I kinda, sorta miss caring enough that a Sunday night RS/Yankees game ending after 11:30 PM with a Yankee loss would keep me from falling asleep til after 2 AM.  kinda, sorta.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 6:06PM #5
SSBob
Posts: 10,234

Who has the same enthusiasm today as we did as adolescents or young adults for anything…including professional sports? It'd be kinda weird if we did, IMO.


Been a Yankee fan for 60+ years; born in The Bronx, grew up a short train ride from Yankee Stadium where I spent .75c many days to sit in the RF bleachers to watch my childhood heroes. But the days of living & dying with Yankee wins & losses are long passed for me.


As a lifelong fan of the game of baseball, I’ll continue to pay to watch games on MLB.TV and attend games whenever I can, whatever happens re the business of professional baseball.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 6:35PM #6
mscamaguey
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I have been a Yankee fan probably since 1955 and I was a 9-year-old kid in Cuba. My dad loved the Yanks and I used to watch when they televised some Yankee Games in Cuba. I could only watch them during the summer months when I was home from Boarding School. When we emigrated to the USA in July 1960 I got to watch when they televised them the majority of the Saturday Games on CBS  Pee Wee Reese and Dizzy Dean were the broadcasters and I believe Balentine Beer was the sponsor. Dizzy used to drink during the game and I was told that as soon as he started to Sing the Wabash Cannon Ball he was Soused. But he was a Character and I knew he had been an Amazing Pitcher.


I was Waiting for the WS to start and this time I had a chance to watch it since I was not in Boarding school so I was home every day. The Games were in the afternoon so I had to rush home from school to watch. I got to come home every day. The loss to the Pirates made me so upset, but as my dad said, the Yanks will be back next year to win it all! Prophetic Words! The 1961 Yanks were Bar None and the Yankee Team of 1961 to my delight won it all. They are my favorite Yankee Team, no other Yankee Team will replace them.


Before I forget Spring of 1961 I got to see the 1961 Yank Team when they traveled to Miami to play the Orioles. I was overjoyed because for the first time I got to watch them in the flesh. When I saw Mickey Mantle step to the plate I made as much noise as the rest of the Yankees attending the Game. I don´t have to tell you how sad my heart became when I learned he was dying of cancer.  I watched his Televised Funeral Service. Roy Clark sang Yesterday when I was Young. He said that a long time ago he was playing Vegas and Mickey was in the audience. He met him and Mickey said when I die I hope you sing that song during my Funeral Service. Mickey will always be my favorite along with Billy Martin the best Manager the Yanks ever had.


Now we don´t even know what type of Team Cash will field this year, it seems more or less the same as last year and that does not make me happy. 


6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 6:40PM #7
SSBob
Posts: 10,234

Dec 1, 2021 -- 6:35PM, mscamaguey wrote:


I have been a Yankee fan probably since 1955 and I was a 9-year-old kid in Cuba. My dad loved the Yanks and I used to watch when they televised some Yankee Games in Cuba. I could only watch them during the summer months when I was home from Boarding School. When we emigrated to the USA in July 1960 I got to watch when they televised them the majority of the Saturday Games on CBS  Pee Wee Reese and Dizzy Dean were the broadcasters and I believe Valentine Beer was the sponsor. Dizzy used to drink during the game and I was told that as soon as he started to Sing the Wabash Cannon Ball he was Soused. But he was a Character and I knew he had been an Amazing Pitcher.


I was Waiting for the WS to start and this time I had a chance to watch it since I was not in Boarding school so I was home every day. The Games were in the afternoon so I had to rush home from school to watch. I got to come home every day. The loss to the Pirates made me so upset, but as my dad said, the Yanks will be back next year to win it all! Prophetic Words! The 1961 Yanks were Bar None and the Yankee Team of 1961 to my delight won it all. They are my favorite Yankee Team, no other Yankee Team will replace them.


Before I forget Spring of 1961 I got to see the 1961 Yank Team when they traveled to Miami to play the Orioles. I was overjoyed because for the first time I got to watch them in the flesh. When I saw Mickey Mantle step to the plate I made as much noise as the rest of the Yankees attending the Game. I don´t have to tell you how sad my heart became when I learned he was dying of cancer.  I watched his Televised Funeral Service. Roy Clark sang Yesterday when I was Young. He said that a long time ago he was playing Vegas and Mickey was in the audience. He met him and Mickey said when I die I hope you sing that song during my Funeral Service. Mickey will always be my favorite along with Billy Martin the best Manager the Yanks ever had.


Now we don´t even know what type of Team Cash will field this year, it seems more or less the same as last year and that does not make me happy. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Close...Ballantine Beer. Mel Allen called HRs a "Ballantine Blast". 


Yep...at that time Orioles Spring Training facility was in Miami; Yanks in Ft. Lauderdale. 

6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 6:43PM #8
mscamaguey
Posts: 1,342

I forgot about Ft. Lauderdale we traveled to Ft. Lauderdale also to watch them. Thanks for reminding me.

6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 7:03PM #9
newinn
Posts: 38,305
I kind of feel the same way only more because of how the game has changed on the field. The bloop and blast mentality I find very boring. Hardly ever watch football anymore because the commercials just kill the temp of the game.
6 months ago  ::  Dec 01, 2021 - 7:29PM #10
Rob
Posts: 2,308

Dec 1, 2021 -- 6:40PM, SSBob wrote:


Dec 1, 2021 -- 6:35PM, mscamaguey wrote:


I have been a Yankee fan probably since 1955 and I was a 9-year-old kid in Cuba. My dad loved the Yanks and I used to watch when they televised some Yankee Games in Cuba. I could only watch them during the summer months when I was home from Boarding School. When we emigrated to the USA in July 1960 I got to watch when they televised them the majority of the Saturday Games on CBS  Pee Wee Reese and Dizzy Dean were the broadcasters and I believe Valentine Beer was the sponsor. Dizzy used to drink during the game and I was told that as soon as he started to Sing the Wabash Cannon Ball he was Soused. But he was a Character and I knew he had been an Amazing Pitcher.


I was Waiting for the WS to start and this time I had a chance to watch it since I was not in Boarding school so I was home every day. The Games were in the afternoon so I had to rush home from school to watch. I got to come home every day. The loss to the Pirates made me so upset, but as my dad said, the Yanks will be back next year to win it all! Prophetic Words! The 1961 Yanks were Bar None and the Yankee Team of 1961 to my delight won it all. They are my favorite Yankee Team, no other Yankee Team will replace them.


Before I forget Spring of 1961 I got to see the 1961 Yank Team when they traveled to Miami to play the Orioles. I was overjoyed because for the first time I got to watch them in the flesh. When I saw Mickey Mantle step to the plate I made as much noise as the rest of the Yankees attending the Game. I don´t have to tell you how sad my heart became when I learned he was dying of cancer.  I watched his Televised Funeral Service. Roy Clark sang Yesterday when I was Young. He said that a long time ago he was playing Vegas and Mickey was in the audience. He met him and Mickey said when I die I hope you sing that song during my Funeral Service. Mickey will always be my favorite along with Billy Martin the best Manager the Yanks ever had.


Now we don´t even know what type of Team Cash will field this year, it seems more or less the same as last year and that does not make me happy. 




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Close...Ballantine Beer. Mel Allen called HRs a "Ballantine Blast". 


Yep...at that time Orioles Spring Training facility was in Miami; Yanks in Ft. Lauderdale. 




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