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Calling all lurkers: Yankees spring training games are here, join us in the comments

Spring training games are finally here! It's the perfect opportunity to join the community if you haven't already.

It's been a long offseason for Yankees fans after 2013 ended more prematurely than most of us are used to. Finally, the Yankees will be back on the field today for their first spring training game against Florida State University. One of the biggest selling points of Pinstripe Alley when I joined in 2009 was the fact that the comments section of game threads allowed me to interact with my fellow Yankees fans during the games. If you've been reading for a while or just joined today, I hope you'll take advantage of our spring training game threads to get involved in the community.

Since today's game won't be on TV and will be a little harder for the masses to access, feel free to introduce yourself in the comments of this thread before tomorrow's first televised game. Whether you've been here four years or signed up this morning, we'd love to hear from you.

  • How and when did you become a Yankees fan?
  • How did you stumble upon Pinstripe Alley and how long have you been reading?
  • What are you most looking forward to about the Yankees this season?
Here are my answers: I've been a Yankees fan since I was about four years old in 1993. My dad was a big fan and having them on the television all the time helped me become just as passionate about them. One of my earliest memories is going to minor league games with him when the Yankees still had an affiliate a few minutes from our house. My dad and I have been able to bond over baseball ever since then. I found Pinstripe Alley through Yahoo! Sports at the beginning of the 2009 season. I lurked for a while before joining during the playoffs. It didn't take long to be hooked, especially with getting the chance to talk to other Yankees fans while watching the games. Having lived in North Carolina my entire life, I wasn't used to be able to do that! I began writing for the site about two years ago and took over as site manager in June of 2013. Like nearly everyone else, I'm most excited to see how the new additions work for the Yankees. The team made some huge investments this offseason and I'll be eager to see if they pay off for them.

Now it's your turn. I hope you'll all take this chance to join the community and let us all get to know you a little better. I look forward to seeing you all in the game threads this season. Go Yankees!