If you don’t, you don’t know how to deal with challenges and rise to the top, in profession, in life, in baseball.
Bleeding Yankee Blue has become big, much bigger than
anything I’ve ever accomplished in life and it was an accident, but much like
PSY and Gangnam Style, if people latch onto it, you keep going and let it
blossom. It’s blossomed, we’re relevant…
how did it happen? You.
BYB isn’t here because of me. I mean, sure, I created this,
but you read it. And what started out
with me turned into a group of wonderful writers that had a love for the game,
love for the Yankees and love for writing.
It’s the perfect combination for this website, because when it’s done in
that regard, it’s not a chore, it’s an activity. We long to put something new up for you.
month has been a blur to me personally. There is so much hustle just to get to today. Then it happens and it’s over, just like that. Do if I can offer one piece of advice, it's this... Reflect. Take 5 minutes when the kids go to bed, pour
a glass of wine and put on the Johnny Mathis Christmas album, or whatever you
like and sit in the family room in front of the fire or the lit Christmas tree
and just reflect. Don’t say a word...Think...and I’m not talking about thinking about baseball, I’m talking about think about life
or the kids or your sister across the country or the old lady next door…
whatever. Sometimes it’s the greatest 5
minutes you can ever have in this crazy world.
You’d be amazed what comes to mind.
You may cry... you may even smile alittle.
December is way too busy... it’s the end of the year already. Sure,
the Yankees have made their moves or lack their of and in reality, that's irrelevant to us. In the end, the big picture is we trust our guys, they
always bring us a good group of guys and we always play well, somehow.
This note is turning into more of a ramble than anything
else, but it’s actually meant to be a "Thank you." This year was nutty. BYB has everlasting bonds and
friendships these days, a second family. A second outlet. It all started with you all, and then David
and Erin Robertson and their kindness, wearing out Bleeding Yankee Blue
shirts and doing an interview with us (Read EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HIGH SOCKS FOR HOPE.) We raised good money for the
Robertson's High Socks for Hope and it's been all delivered! Nice work to you who donated, and great work on the Robertson's part! We love them.
Then, we chatted it up with Marty Appel and Bergen Record writer Pete Caldera, Ray Negron from the Yankees organization, Dave Goode, 4 guys I admire tremendously.
Laura iswonderful and I appreciate that friendship she and BYB has and we hope it becomes bigger and better over the years. And who could ever forget Dante Bichette Jr
and his mother Mariana who did a wonderful piece about family for Mother's day.
This Thanksgiving Mariana Hensley gave us an inside look at the Hensley
family and her son Ty, read THANKSGIVING WITH THE HENSLEYS.
What do all these people have in common? Family. Whether it’s a Yankee fanily or a real life
family, it doesn’t matter. We all have
each other's back. We care deeply about each other and in some regard, have just
become real good friends and that in turn could be charaterized as “family”. In other words, the bond is there and we've chosen to accept it, because we appreciate each other.
We want to please you, we want you to enjoy us and we appreciate the
feedback. Thank you.
So enjoy Christmas and the rest of this holiday season. Love each other, give back, keep reading Bleeding
Yankee Blue and keep interacting with us and do whatever makes you happy.
Look, we try to communicate with all of you. but in this busy world we
can’t always be there, but trust me, you guys have turned our BYB world upside
down and I smile more these days than I have in a while. You’re my second
family. That’s not only words, that’s the truth!
Thanks for your support reading Bleeding Yankee Blue. Sure,
we may not be the best… but I sure feel like we are… and it has everything to
do with you.