In 13 hours, 2010 will officially be in the books. We’ll have finished our 365th rotation around the sun and we’ll starting writing the first lines of the new year. However, we could argue that 2010 will be on-going, at least for us baseball fans. The Hot Stove season, however cooled it may be, is still burning and that gives us a link to 2010 and our new year won’t start until pitchers and catchers report in mid-February. But, in keeping with tradition, here’s some Yankee and baseball themed resolutions for us to try out:
–This is for a certain (growing) segment of Yankee fans: Stop being obsessed with what the Red Sox do. Yes they’re the Yankees chief rival but we can’t always look up I-95 (to 91 to 84…or the Merrit to 91 to 84 if you please) and say “WHY AREN’T THE YANKEES DOING THAT?!”
–Let’s remember that it’s still a 162 game season, a marathon, not a sprint. No one game or no one week is likely to decide the season. This goes for the team’s performance as well as the collective performances of the players.
–Maybe I can stop irrationally hating Ian Kinsler and Aaron Hill. I don’t even know why, but I get a lot more enjoyment rooting for them to fail than I do from anyone in the non-Red Sox division.
Regardless of your resolutions, or what you plan to change in your baseball-mind in 2011, let’s all remember that we’re at this blog for one common reason: we love the Yankees. That’s something that will carry us through 2011, just as it did through 2010.
Happy New Year, everyone!