Most everyone in the Bronx plans for Old-Timers’ Day, but some take it more seriously than others.
“I’ll be here early,” Henry tells me.
“At 10 a.m. to see the players come in.”
First will be the guys from 1977. There will probably be some from 1947, too. And 1957 and 1967 and 1987 and even Paul O’Neill from 1997.
The 2007 Yankees will also come early, including some of O’Neill’s teammates from 1997 like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte.
The day belongs to all Yankees. It is always long and hot and one of the best days of the year. Henry will be the last to leave.
“I just like to see the players,” he says.