I liked Don Mattingly before I was born. He was my grandfather's favorite Yankee, and he was born in 1925. He got to watch all the greats play and he still loved Mattingly. The blue-collar attitude my grandfather had projected onto Donny Baseball.
I remember listening to Yankee games when I was young and my grandfather would go on and on about how Mattingly is one of the last class acts left in baseball. This was in '86. How right he was...
Now he was a very good player, but never got the ring or the accolades he deserved.
Paul O'Neil was also a great Yankee.
Basically I'm complicated.
I have a hard time taking the easy way
I wouldn't call it schizophrenia
But Ill be at least two people today
If that's OK
And I can go on, and on, and on...
But who cares?