My friend, journalist Roger Friedman, is pictured here with his Brother Mark in the Yankee jersey and his Father Arthur. They are die hard Yankee fans who have been going to the games with their Dad since they were young boys. Their Dad who is a Bronx native has been attending games since the days of Joe DiMaggio. Just think the contract that DiMaggio signed in 1949 was at that time a record setting $100,000 now sixty years later that’s less than some players make in a single game! Roger’s brother told my daughter-in-law, Simone (pictured here next to son Troy), that at one point years ago he tried to get a job at the stadium cause he was so crazy about the team. Simone totally gets it. She’s been going to the games since she was a little girl with her family. Going and watching as a family are some of her fondest memories. Troy is wearing a Dodger hat because…..well he’s a Dodger fan. He was happy to support the Yankees though since the team the Yankees beat that evening (the Phillies) had beat the Dodgers in the playoffs. Revenge is such sweet sorrow. But Simone’s mother is such a good, generous woman, she actually offered to root for the Dodgers to support Troy (before they lost to Philly). When I stay at Troy and Simone’s and watch them watch games together I think how lucky he is to have a wife who is as into baseball as he is.