As I recall, this is the first year in a while that the New York Yankees baseball franchise will have their first game of the season at home. Himself is a part-time tour guide at the stadium and we have been fans for many years. At one o’clock eastern, a multitude of fans will turn on their televisions, radios or computers to follow the plays of "America’s Team."
There are many who hate the Yankees saying they are the best team money can buy. True, their payroll is the largest in baseball. However, more is expected of this team than any other. While other teams are horsing around before a game, the Yankee locker room is filled with players reviewing in their minds what they need to know to win against the day’s adversary. There is a quiet not known any where else in major league baseball.
If a player wants to be on this team they must be clean shaven and have their hair at a decent length. This reminds me of school dress codes. When I was in seventh grade, the dress code changed so that girls could wear "pant suits." Soon this became denim jeans, then torn jeans. As the dress code got laxer, the behavior became more and more rambunctious. I suppose Mr. Steinbrenner (the team’s owner) believes this holds true of a structured, orderly team.
It is rumored that George Steinbrenner will soon step down as the active owner of the Yankees. I wonder what changes are in store for this conservative franchise. Will it continue to be spit and polish or will it deteriorate until it is unrecognizable. Only time will tell.
I was going talk about the moral fiber of society needing a "dress code" but was afraid I would sound like I was preaching. Truth be told, I am just too weary to even try. Suffice it to say that I think our "Owner" is mighty disappointed in the "torn jeans" our society is wearing. Let us hope that parents will raise their children with a dress code worthy of their Creator.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful week. As the late, great Dr. Robert A. Cook used to say, "Walk with the King today and be a blessing."