Monday, August 4, 2008
Tales of Yankee Power
Speaking of baseball fans, Bob Dylan is a big follower of the game: One of his first Theme Time Radio Hours was on baseball, he's done a couple of tours of minor league parks, and in his latest Rolling Stone interview, he had nice things to say about Ozzie Guillen and, horrifyingly enough, Derek Jeter.
Dylan left Minnesota, where he'd lived his entire life, in the winter between the 1960 and 1961 seasons, just before the Twins relocated from Washington to open the 1961 season in Bloomington. In 1961, the Yankees were the only team in New York City, Dylan's new hometown.
Do you think he formed an allegiance with his old hometown team, which with he never actually crossed paths, or with the evil overlords in his new home city? It pains me to say that I fear the latter.
Image borrowed from the Berkeley Place blog.