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Appreciating Baseball In Our Lives

Mood Music - Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit (From How I Met Your Mother's 100th episode.) (Note from Barndon- This is legen....wait for it....dary! Back to Frankie)

This is my 100th post for Pinstripe Alley, so I wanted to do something in a sort of celebration. I love baseball, I've played it for a long time, and now I write for an awesome website with an awesome community for my favorite baseball team.

Growing up, I wanted to be a sports journalist. I wanted to be up in the press box, interview players, and get paid to do something that I loved. I'd never miss a game. However, teaching got my attention and it is what I really want to do now, but I'd still love to do some journalism on the side.

Looking back, I understand why I wanted to be a journalist. Baseball was the most important thing in my life, and I knew I wasn't good enough to play at a professional level. I wanted to find a way to stay involved with the game, and journalism seemed like a good option.

Why would I ever want to leave this game? It is our nation's pastime. It has been passed down to the men in my family from generation to generation. We love it.

We've seen World Series victories, a dynasty, The Flip, Aaron Boone, Alex Rodriguez become the youngest player to hit 600 home runs, and soon, my childhood idol, Derek Jeter, will become the first Yankee to collect 3,000 hits. Its legendary.

Baseball gets us through the day. It's what we look forward to when we wake up in the morning. It's what we rally behind when we're dealing with difficult times. 

So here's to the game that I love and the team that I love. Maybe nothing suits Barney Stinson like a suit, but nothing suits me like Yankees baseball.