I got disgusted over baseball and because of Big George, ignored it since the Yogi Berra rift with him.
On May 17 of 1998 I got dragged back "because you have children who need to see a game with their dad".
Next time I went was on "Yogi Berra Day" .... the day he returned to the stadium to bury the hatchet with George and I felt relieved that if Yogi could "man up" and be the better of the two ... what the heck? That was on July 18, 1999.
Yeah, I got to see both perfect games, Wells and Cone.
I'll never see the inside of the new stadium. There are a lot of reasons why ... mostly had to do with the passing of a friend last year and our scalper ..... a scalper is the only way to get good tickets. He (my boss), put "Jerry The Scalpers" phone number in his wallet, and he died with that number in his wallet. (Bronx accent) .... "aye-wadda'-gonna-f'ing-doaboudit" Now get me a beer and make it Ballantine.
I can still hear Mel Allen .... "Don't forget that three ring sign and ask the man for Ballantine"
They were going to put BS on sleeve in memory of Bob Sheppard. Then it hit them that it was not a good idea.
GS BS ... ?? Just two small black slashes on the cap and very small initials on the slashes ??