But we began to rehabilitate our displeasure with the Yankees last year because they gained a little respect from us. Why? Because allowing them to gain respect in our eyes was a defensive mechanism against how stinky our own team was doing. Also, the Yankees played good baseball. There are worse things a baseball team can do.
Or perhaps we knew what was coming...in our heart of hearts perhaps we suspected that little Curtis might end up in the pinstripes. So we have to see it this way: we are (transplanted) New Yorkers. We strongly prefer the Mets. We don't understand the American League. (But Curtis does.)Two of our fave players are now in NY, Curtis and David Wright. Meh. In the modern world, when nothing much seems to be working in, for instance, our financial, media, or political systems, we're going to hope the 2010 baseball season works. Yes, we're starry-eyed that way. There are worse things.
This Bowman chrome is viewed as Curtis' rookie card. We have two, so if ever anyone wanted it in trade for a great Curtis card we don't own, we'd like to talk.
He is one of the great TTM signers ever, you know. That's because when he was a kid and sent a card to Kirby Puckett, it meant a lot when it came back signed. He never forgot that.
There are worse things.