Last night was a crazy night of baseball. And the performances of Trea Turner and Robinson Cano put me in the middle of a confusing philosophical debate.
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I’ve been a Red Sox fan my whole life. Even when we moved and there was no internet, I still followed them day in and day out.
They are the great sports passion of my life.
But when the Red Sox brought back domestic abuser Steven Wright to the team, it put a knot in my stomach.
I took the Cubs and Yankees to task for signing Aroldis Chapman and the Mets for signing Jose Reyes.
Could I take a similar stance for my beloved Red Sox?
It became clear to me that I had to stop following the team as long as he was on the squad.
Baseball punished Robinson Cano for 1/2 a season for PEDs and Steven Wright 15 days for domestic violence.
Something is wrong there and I do not need to support it. I will be watching a LOT of baseball… just not the Red Sox until Wright is gone.
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I never saw a Staten Island Yankee game. I have no idea why I didn’t. I lived in New York for a long period of my life and from 1999 to 2004, I had a chance to see them.
I didn’t have kids then. I wasn’t married for most of those years.
I went to countless games in the Bronx, in Flushing and even Cyclone games in Brooklyn.
I also loved the Staten Island Ferry and the ballpark was right off of the ferry. Future Yankees like Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner cut their teeth there.
Yet for whatever reason, I never did.
When I visited New York in 2016 with my family, I took my kids on the Ferry and walked over to the park. It looked great, with a wonderful view of downtown Manhattan.
And I am not going to lie to you. I got frustrated. I blew a chance to see some baseball here in summers of the past.
Some day, when I go back to New York and FINALLY see games in New Yankee Stadium and CitiField, I will also take the ferry and see a game there and make up for lost time.
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