Sunday, June 21, 2015

Another great Yankees' Old-Timers' Day

The New York Yankees are great at celebrating their former stars and coaches. Despite whether you believe they do it too often or not, or disagree with the method by which they select who gets what, they put on a fantastic show.

It was great to see Willie Randolph be honored Saturday at the Yankees' 69th annual Old-Timers’ Day. I remember watching Randolph as a child and into my teens. He was such a solid player, the model of consistency and poise.

The Yankees presenting Mel Stottlemyre with a plaque yesterday was another great moment in club history. His off-the-cuff speech was heart-felt and emotional.

Of course seeing the rest of the players from yesteryear is always fun and the game itself is enjoyable. It’s nice to watch these guys joke around with each other. It reminds you that during the time they play with each other as teammates, some of them grow tight bonds as friends. Yet another reason why I love baseball.

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Christopher Carelli is a freelance baseball writer. Besides his work here, Christopher is a featured Yankees writer for His baseball commentary has also been published on Yahoo Sports and linked multiple times on MLB Trade Rumors’ Baseball Blogs Weigh In. He is a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance and the BYB Hub.