September 24th, 2008

Yankees

First 10 sane minutes that I've gotten.

It's the end of an era. An era that I grew to adulthood in. An era of greatness, of enjoyment, of beer and pretzels.

I am, of course, talking about a baseball season that lasted into October. A baseball post-season that included the best team in the history of the sport. For the first time since 1993, on the last season of their historic ballpark, the New York Yankee's failed to clinch a playoffs spot.

It's been a hard year for me, both professionally and personally; watching My Team struggle through these periods of mediocrity has been frosting on the cake. And so, I don't have to change the stats on this icon much, again. And I turn to those fans of other, lesser teams, and I ask: "How do I pronounce 'rebuilding year' exactly? And how do I force it out from between my lips without chocking on the very thought of what it represents?"