Today – May 1, 2007 – will be the start of something special for the New York Yankees, New York City and the United States.
Phil Hughes will take the ball and try to get the Yankees headed in the right direction while millions of workers will take to the streets to try and get this country headed in the right direction.
May Day is a symbol of international labor solidarity and it is a rallying point against the unjust treatment of immigrant workers in this country.
The Yankees represent a city and a borough and a neighborhood that was built and is fueled by immigrants.
Our baseball team is a common bond for everyone. While resting our feet after a hard day we will watch Hughes go after his first Major League win.
Today brings us one step closer to a just society and an American League pennant.
The start of something special, indeed.