Waiting for spring

To my handful of loyal readers: 

     I normally maintain this chronicle on a daily basis from Opening Day of the Grapefruit League until the 4th of November, the latest date on which the Yankees have ever played a game. This year, for reasons that I won’t bore you with, I got distracted in late October and never quite got back on track. I’m caught up now, though, so I can write a temporary sign-off.

.      For me, Yankee history has always been primarily a matter of what goes on between the foul lines; anything that happens off the field – trades, birthdays and deaths, etc. – appears on my radar only if the occurrence is on a day when the Yankees still have games to play. I’m sure that the hot stove moves have their historical importance as well, and deserve to be studied, but I choose to leave them to others.

     I never look at the stats page of this blog, so I have no idea how many people visited this year, and since I can literally count the number of comments on the fingers of one hand, I’ve no idea what most of said visitors thought. I hope that someone got something useful out of my work, drawing added inspiration from it during good times, and consolation in the reminder that the team had been there before in bad. 

     Thanks for reading this year, then, and I hope to see you again when Mission 28 resumes in a few weeks.

     Have a good rest of the winter,

     best regards,


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