During my Sunday morning cup of coffee this past week, I spent a relaxing hour or so culling through the wonderful MLB Depth Charts looking for former “family” members who should get playing time in 2012 and had some past affiliation with the Yankees. I came up with over thirty names. These will certainly be names I will look for in the daily box scores because there is still an emotional attachment. Sometimes those emotions are positive. Other times the former family members bring a shudder of bad memories. I then decided to put these former family members in categories based on the emotions they brought when seeing their names on the depth charts. Here is a list of how those emotions went:
Fresh wounds. These are family members that just left. The wounds of the parting are too soon to sort out.
- Bartolo Colon (Oakland Athletics) – Colon saved our family last year. He came out of nowhere to give us quality memories and occasional smiles.Now he’s gone.