Since there was no Yankees baseball today, I couldn’t have picked a better time to drive down to LA for the Live Video show. The host who moderated, interviewed me and fielded the emails that came in during the hour we were live was Russell Wetanson, a legal/pop culture expert who appears frequently on CNN, E! and the TV Guide Network. He was funny and kept the conversation lively. We previewed “Confessions of a She-Fan” and had people emailing from as far away as Japan saying they couldn’t wait to read the book. It was cool! We had an email from a distraught Cardinals fan. We had an email from a gloating Angels fan. And we had an email from MLB’s very own blogger, Vanessa (see the Flair for the Dramatic link on my blog roll). It was like a visit from a family member!
Russell asked me if most fans are as obsessive as I am. I laughed and said, “Uh, no. ‘Fan’ is short for ‘fanatic.’ We’re all a little crazy.” Sure, I’m a little over the top when it comes to my passion/partisanship for the Yankees, sad as they may look this season, but I’m hardly alone. All the Yankees blogs are evidence of that. So are the 55,000 people who show up at the Stadium every night, win or lose. We also talked about my trip to all the games last season, the food at the different ballparks (I recommended Boog’s BBQ at Camden Yards and someone emailed in to say she agreed), and the hilarious (and humiliating) times when I tried to meet the players.
If you have time, go here. Scroll down to the left corner and click “archives,” and you’ll see portions of the interview. The link is only up for a week or so.
Now let’s hope the Yankees give us a memorable homestand starting tomorrow night. I want them to go down fighting as they bid farewell to the Stadium. They need to show up and make us proud!