I don’t know if anyone else remembers the show “Father Knows Best,” but in my house it was my mother who had all the answers. She’s 92 now and doesn’t remember things as well as she used to, which isn’t a bad thing. For example, she forgot that she caught me smoking when I was in fourth grade.
And she’s a little fuzzy on the time I was suspended from high school, just for taking a spin in my friend Billie’s turquoise blue Riviera.
But she’s as sharp as one of Damon’s splintered bats when it comes to the Yankees, and we spent a little time talking about the boys in pinstripes during my visit today.
My favorite line came when I asked her about Matsui: “I don’t know if you all remember that one homer he made that was so influential.” Yes, Mom. We remember it. He hit more than one, but who’s counting? I have to agree with her on her last sentiment; the Yankees have certainly added to my life, too.