Everyone learned something yesterday.
The kids that sell cold bottles of water outside Gate 4 at Yankee Stadium learned that business is good when it’s hot.
The old men who play dominos in Joyce Kilmer Park learned that some games are meant to be lost.
The guys that gather around Juan Carlos’s coffee cart learned that you can’t judge a baseball season by a few bad innings.
They all may have know those things going in, but a bad afternoon loss and a good evening win can reinforce a lifetime of lessons.
Derek Jeter went over baseball’s most important rule late last night.
“You’ve got to be good at forgetting,” he explained when asked about the Yankees’ afternoon loss. “This game has to be played with a short memory.”
That goes for every day and every game.