My memories are strong from going to Bat Day, 1965, Yankee Stadium, and hoping to Get a Mantle Bat.
I became a lifelong Yankee Fan!
In my Teens, Id cut class, and hang out at the Spring Training Games in Florida.
In the 70s, the players were approachable, played catch with the kids, and freely chatted and engaged.
I worked at Yankee and Shea Stadiums in the 80s.
These days, the kids are grown, with no interest, even with exposure, and watching 2-3 hours is hard.
But I get excited over opening day...even if I dont know many of the names.
Even at this old age, it Does still, stay exciting! I felt like a Kid about opening Day!
I even got a Shirt! Gosh Im such an old Fart!pasted_image (resized).png