The Baseball Desert

Sunday, September 19, 2004

To whom it may concern

If you are the person sitting in the upper deck at Yankee Stadium this afternoon, Tier 29, Row W, seat 10 or seat 13, and you find that it's nice to be able to stretch out your legs and elbows on a day when they've announced a sellout crowd, then please give a silent prayer of thanks to a baseball fan you've never met who lives 4,000 miles away from the Bronx and who wasn't able to use the tickets he bought six months ago for seats 11 and 12.

I'm not one for rubbing salt in the wound, but I will still be at the Stadium this afternoon (in spirit if not in body) thanks to the magic of MLB.TV. Pedro vs. Moose, the Yankees on a roll and the Red Sox wanting to leave New York with their heads held high - it has all the makings of a great game. Enjoy!