Look at who is making his Old Timers Day debut this year:
I am so excited about this. In fact, I haven’t been this excited about an Old Timers Day since Don Mattingly‘s first appearance at the old place. I’ve been attending Old Timers Day every year since 1999 and I absolutely love it.
I get to see players from my childhood, players from before I was born and I’ve gotten to see Wade Boggs and Tino Martinez go deep in the OTD game which is hilarious to witness. You see guys like Jeff Nelson trying to get people out and you see Mickey Rivers and Oscar Gamble playing the outfield.
My favorite part of the day is when they’re announcing the players who are there. Michael Kay and John Sterling will say a blurb about the player and my brother will always try to guess who it is before Kay and Sterling say their name. My brother is really good at that. His Yankee player knowledge is something to behold.
Old Timers Day is June 23 this year.