They were young and independent
And they thought they had it planned
Should’ve known right from the start
You can’t predict the end
The Yankees of ’90s are who made me a baseball fan. Those were fun, fun times. When I rediscovered baseball again about five years ago, I naturally did so via the Yankees, because that was all I knew and really, how I was raised.
What I found after that year, a World Series win for them!, was that it wasn’t exactly the Yankees that I loved about baseball. I did drift from them and found myself more invested elsewhere, in a team and franchise that fit naturally into the way I most enjoyed baseball, in every way. But I will always love that ’90s era of the Yankees.
With Derek Jeter’s retirement, that era closes for good. And while I’ll always root for the Yankees, keep up with what they’re doing and stay involved with them because there’s that bit in me that was raised to do so, it does feel like a window has closed. The Yankees aren’t the team of my childhood anymore. And I think that’s okay.