Originally written on MentalityMagazine.com  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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I’ve always been a Yankees fan. Well, that’s not exactly true. When I was 8-9 years old my favorite team was the San Diego Padres. But that had more to do with the fact that I really liked the San Diego Chicken mascot, who was a mainstay on “The Baseball Bunch.” Remember that show? If you’re in your 30′s you might. Every Saturday morning, after snorting lines of crushed up Cocoa Puffs and/or Franken Berry cereal, I’d take a brief hiatus from playing “Pitfall” and “Defender” on the ol’ Atari 2600 to watch Johnny Bench teach a bunch of wide-eyed, prepubescent youngsters the fundamentals of baseball. They’d run around and play and have a jolly good time while improving their batting and fielding. Jerry Sandusky recently claimed “The Baseball Bunch” to be his favorite show of ALL TIME! He owns every season on DVD. But I digress. The point is, notwithstanding my brief love affair with the Chicken, the Yankees have always been my favorite team. And Don Mattingly was always my favorite
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