By accident, I just came across a post that I made over at the NetShrine Discussion Forum – four years ago – and, believe it or not, I still feel the same way today! Here’s the gist of it:
I was talking with a couple of co-workers (also Yankee fans) about Rondell White yesterday.
The issue of his leg (hamstring, groin) problems came up – - and I offered that the Yankees do a great job of stretching before games, asking my buds if they ever saw the players working out with huge rubberbands (during BP) behind 1B. (The thought was that perhaps White may have less pulls with the NY routine.)
These guys are 11-15 years my junior (ouch!) and they looked at me laughing and said something like “Dude, anytime before the start of the game, we’re outside the stadium drinking – - not inside watching batting practice.”
The more I thought about this, the more I thought about how much I love to watch BP.
There’s so much going on – - players BSing, taking cuts, playing catch, kidding with fans, media folk walking around, guys shagging or taking INF, etc. – - it’s a crazy mix of informal and formal activities, I dunno, I just love it.
Maybe it’s being in the park with so few people there yet? Maybe it’s one of the few “quiet times” in my life that I actually get to enjoy?
Coincidentally, I had a somewhat stressful day at work today – and I know that tomorrow in the office is going to be worse. Man, what I would give for a little BP up at the Stadium right about now…………