After watching the Yankees take a 3-1 lead in the World Series with last night’s 7-4 win, I can’t help but feel disconnected from the game I grew up loving.
I can’t explain why, but I feel cheated or lost by baseball.
Watching the World Series, or more specifically, the Yankees take control of the World Series, makes me feel as though money is the only key to winning in baseball. The Yankees and other big market teams continue to prove it.
There’s a commercial that airs during the games showing old photos of some of the Phillies and Yankees players as kids that discusses the dream of playing in this game. Mark Teixeira is one of these players and seeing the young Tex in a “Severna Park” baseball cap makes me feel that this game has become almost elitist.
I feel that I don’t live in a rich enough city to enjoy baseball. That my dreams of a winning team in my hometown aren’t unrealistic, but are far more difficult than larger markets. I feel disconnected and so far away from seeing a championship.
Am I wrong?