So I’m taking my kid and my mom and my wife to the Yankees vs. Mets game at Yankee Stadium. I’m sure I’ll be called a gutless commie by both sides, but I don’t know who to pull for.
The background is I grew up in Louisiana, without baseball. (Hell, considering the default status of the Saints, you could say I grew up without football, too.) Famous Cajun Ron Guidry, of course, played for the Yankees. My first baseball game was an Astros vs. Mets matchup in the Astrodome, where I pulled for the Mets. When I moved to New York, I moved in with a Yankee fan. I’ve been to numerous games at the old Yankee Stadium and never set foot in Shea. Hell, I’ve been to Camden Yards and last fall found me in Philadelphia for a Phillies win that turned out to be the first in their amazing run to the Series.
Also, I’m a fair-weather baseball fan in the best of circumstances — and neither the Mets nor the Yankees are providing the best of circumstances. (One final note: I own a Yankees cap. I have no Mets gear.)
So who’s it gonna be?