Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Extending The End

The end always sneaks up.

“I can’t believe it’s the last home game,” Henry said to no one in particular outside the players’ gate.

A Yankees’ loss weighs on Henry and the end of the season makes it heavier.

“I wanted them to win this one,” he said. “Now we’ll have to wait for the playoffs. I’ll see you here for the playoffs, right?”

Anyone who waits outside the players’ gate sees Henry.

“I don’t get autographs,” he said. “I just like to see the players.”

And he’ll always talk about baseball. It may be the summer game to some, but the Yankees never stop in the Bronx.

You will see Henry at Yankee Stadium on the darkest winter day. He will run through every trade and signing and tell you when pitchers and catchers report and how long until Opening Day.

“The end of the season is sad,” Henry said. “I want the playoffs to last a long time.”


Donna said...

I want the playoffs to last long enough for us to wrap up the World Series in four games.

Pete said...

I’m with you on that!