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How did you become a Yankees fan?

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page.

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We have finally made it to opening week! If you are new here, welcome. This is one of our weekly FanPost prompts, designed to encourage our readers to share their opinions with us. Every Friday, we select one of the submissions and pin it to the front page. We have a robust community of Yankees fans from all over the world, and this gives us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on some new voices.

Here’s this week’s prompt:

How did you become a Yankees fan?

This is an oldie, but goodie. We used this prompt before Opening Day last year, and we received so many great submissions. Whether you are new to Pinstripe Alley or are a longtime member of the site, we’d love to hear your story. My personal story goes like this: I walked into the living room in 2004 to find my stepdad watching the ALCS. For whatever reason, I decided that I liked the Yankees and that they were going to be my favorite team (possibly because they were winning, possibly because I am not a big fan of the color red). If I remember correctly, baseball was cancelled in the middle of that series. Weird. I decided to stick with the Yankees anyway, and I’m happy that I did. Now it’s your turn to share your story. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.

How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, 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. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.

Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (March 30th) for your post to be considered.