It’s time for the FanPost Friday prompt of the week. Last week we asked for three predictions for the 2017 season. PSA readers predicted everything from a Yankee hitting for the cycle all the way to Jacoby Ellsbury turning into the most hated Yankee in 2017. All of the FanPosts that were submitted can be found here.
This week’s prompt is:
How did you become a Yankees fan?
This one should be fairly straight-forward. Presumably, if you are here, you are a fan. So, tell us the story about how you came to be a Yankees fan. Is rooting for the Yankees a family tradition, or did you defy your family of Orioles fans? Maybe you had a favorite player growing up and followed him to the Yankees, or maybe you were casually watching a game one day and witnessed a fantastic play or extraordinary moment that made you feel invested in the team.
I’ll share my story to get the ball rolling. My stepdad loves to play and watch sports, but doesn’t really have any favorite teams. He will occasionally watch baseball games during the regular season, and will typically pick a team to root for once the postseason starts. He happened to be watching the 2004 ALCS one night and I decided to watch too. It didn’t take long for me to decide that I wanted the Yankees to win. I can still remember the sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when things went south during that series. After that, I occasionally watched Yankees games on TBS since I didn’t have any other viewing options at that point. I started following the team consistently during the 2009 postseason.
That’s my story, now I want to hear yours. Be sure to check out our tips for writing a good FanPost if you need help getting started.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips linked above, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page.
Make sure you head over to the FanPost section of the website to submit your answers before Friday (March 10th).