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They're here! Really!!

June 24, 2008 - John Mehno

Well, the Yankees are here and the whole damn town has turned into Mayberry.

Get a grip, people. It's still regular season MLB. Some of the Yankees have been here before with other teams. They didn't land from another world.

Yeah, it's fun to have them in town for the first time since the 1960 World Series, but this series isn't the end of the world, either. It's just three games out of 162. I'm viewing all this from my customary seat in the third row, which usually isn't crowded (that's the reason I'm in the third row, you see). But now it's all crowded with people who probably won't stick around for the Tampa Bay Rays visit this weekend and surely won't be here for that weeknight set with the Houston Astros in two weeks.

It's nice to see the ballpark packed for a change. Maybe someday the home team will do that instead of depending on the opponent to sell the tickets.

Gotta go now. The YANKEES are here.

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