Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yankees Fans Have Hearts

I'm a little overly harsh on Yankees fans -- probably because I live around so many of them and probably because they usually have it so good. But let's face it, some of them can make it really easy to dislike the rest...

In the absence of Twins baseball today, I instead caught glimpses of the Yankees home opener against the Angels while at work. Of course, we all know who's now on the Angels:

I thought it would be really interesting to see how they responded to seeing Hideki Matsui again (really, click that link, it's worth it, if you don't already know this you'll never look at him the same), this time as an enemy of the pinstripes. And you know what? They gave him a standing ovation. Who would've thought?

Perhaps I'm biased because of how they react to other players who return to face them after so many years, but then again Matsui earned MVP of the World Series while playing for them while Pavano earned the snazzy nickname "American Idle" for not doing anything at all -- although if the Yankees want to throw money around like that it's going to bite them in the ass once in a while, so stop the whining.

Anyway, suffice to say that it was fun watching Matsui get some swings against his former team and I'm glad that the fans up in the Bronx treated him well after all he did for them. Now, tomorrow we'll actually get to watch some exciting baseball that I actually care about...

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