Yes, I am a baseball sentimentalist. Yes, I am a softie. And I am sure that I probably think about baseball and it's place in the overall fabric of society and American history a bit more than the average fan.
Having said that, I've been doing some thinking about what it must have been like for New York baseball fans, 50 years ago this month.
No Dodgers, no Giants - their teams having moved some three thousand miles away.
Teams come, teams go - the same with the great green cathedrals they play in.