Two things come to mind from when I attend a game.
First the simple one... During warmups, the players start soft tossing and for a few minutes they look just like average guys throwing a ball around. Then they move farther and farther away from each other to the point where I know I could never throw a ball like they do.
Second one needs some detail. I love watching my team hit a homerun when I can follow it from the batter all the way over the fence. For years it was important to me and I didn't know why I got so upset when I lost sight of the ball during a dinger.
Then I took my 6 year old daughter to her first game. Bottom of the eighth, Yanks down by 2, 2 on and 2 out and Jeter hits an opposite field shot. I get up with the crowd, follow the ball over the wall for the Yankees to take the lead. I look down at my daughter and she has her hands up asking me to pick her up to see what is going on. She obviously couldn't follow the ball with all of the tall people standing up in front of her. Hard to explain to her the ball is long gone.
And it hit me why following the homer is so important to me. It is so hard for a little kid to be able to do that. I don't remember if when I was a kid I wanted to picked up by my dad to see the homer long after it is gone. But I bet I did.
There are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change. That's pride, tradition, and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world. -Derek Jeter, 9/21/08 -- last words from old Yankee Stadium