Just in case you've missed it, our family is a pretty big Baseball Family. More accurately, we're a Yankee Family. Please, withhold all judgement and rude comments. We're not fair-weather fans: We trully love our Yankees...even when they greatly disappoint (i.e. every year of my life with the exceptions of 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999 & 2000).
For the past 5 1/2 years, we've been grooming Ty as a Yankee fan. Last year, he really caught "the fever" (which was pretty unfortunate, considering they didn't even make the post season!) There were a few nights that he even fell asleep in bed listening to the game on the radio. So cute.
This season, he knows the players' positions, numbers, and obnoxious Sterling-isms. Almost every morning, he races his sister outside to get the paper. He flips through the sections until he finds the most beloved 6-letter word in the english language, "SPORTS". Then he skims through to find the appropriate logo and reads the score. Moods are made and crushed based on the score from the night before.
We've noticed a slight, well...change...in Ty fan-ship since around May. Apparently, he's discovered (much to our dismay) that there are OTHER teams that people root for. It seems, in a 5-year old mind, that it's perfectly acceptable to root for the Mets, Cubs, Dodgers, AND the Yankees. Hey, at least the Red Sox aren't on the list (sorry Helen). When questioned about this new found "all inclusive love", I was told that 1) Jack Veenema (school friend) likes the Mets, 2) Sam Steffe (neighbor friend) likes the Cubs, and 3) this is where I wonder where I've gone wrong...the Dodgers have Manny Ramirez.