YFSF Introduces: Mike D

Just as we expanded the SF family last week with Andy Andres, today we welcome guest poster Michael DeMarco to the YFSF fold for the stretch run and playoffs.  Mike is a Yankee devotee, so bomber-centric that one of the conditions of his marriage was the continued maintenance of his bachelorhood shrine to Billy Martin in his new marital home (the marriage endures, but Mike will have to update us about the shrine).  Mike is also an accomplished author of two books about his beloved team. The first is a study of Billy Martin and modern business management, the second is a philoso-comical effort with Mickey Rivers.  Mike grew up in beautiful Western Massachusetts, Boston Red Sox territory, but that didn’t help him against the seduction of the dark side. 

Welcome aboard, Mike!

11 comments… add one
  • Happy Guy must be very proud.

    disgruntled September 15, 2005, 11:55 am
  • Where in Western MA?

    SF in Williamstown, MA September 15, 2005, 12:08 pm
  • Mike grew up in Adams, MA.
    We both attended Williams College, so it’s good to see someone piping in from up in the purple valley!

    SF September 15, 2005, 12:14 pm
  • A Yanks fan from Adams? What a shame…
    Unfortunately, Berkshire County is one of those places where Yankee fans, despite their minority status, are generally accepted as members of community.
    Mike – if you’re under the age of 45 and a product of the Adams public school system, there’s a 1 in 4 chance you had my mother as your first grade teacher.

    SF in Williamstown, MA September 15, 2005, 1:20 pm
  • Just a question, does anybody know if and how much the BoSox org donated to Hurricane Katrina relief? The Yankees are trying to get their money’s worth of good will on their $1 million donation, but I haven’t heard a peep about any Sox donation.

    Bozo September 15, 2005, 4:15 pm
  • The Sox are doing a bunch of fundraising and a bunch of the players donated money– papi and vlad guerrerro (sp?) recently had a joint press conference announcing that they were each donating $50,000. the players have been taking pics in autograph alley for $100 a piece, with proceeds going to relief funds. I think that there’s other stuff going on too, but it’s not straight out donations, I don’t think. It’s really cool that the yanks are doing their part to help, and the sox aren’t doing it the same way, but they are helping, if you were implying that they werent, bozo. if you were just curious, well then, theres your answer.

    Laura September 15, 2005, 4:21 pm
  • Why so defensive? On the other hand why couldn’t they write out a $1 million dollar check like the “Evil Empire”? I’m no fan of George Steinbrenner but don’t even try to tell me the Sox don’t have the money.

    Bozo September 15, 2005, 4:25 pm
  • I’m so defensive because it seems to me that whenever we talk about anything on this site, if a Yankees fan says it, it’s an attack on the Sox. That’s fine, becasue this is Yanksfan vs Soxfan after all. Anyaway, I’ll agreee with you that the nice thing to do would probably be to just donate the money, but they are doing it in their own way, which is cool. It might not end up being $1 million, but there will be contributions from a lot of different people there, and the owners may surprise us and decide to match what the fans donate, or whatever. they’re nice guys. I’m sure that they have either done/ are planning to do something for the victims that we don’t know about. That’s all i was saying. And I’m glad it was just a question, not an attack. Which team is more charitable isn’t something that I really feel like arguing over.

    Laura September 15, 2005, 6:46 pm
  • Both teams seem to be doing their part. I don’t doubt Bozo’s question was an insinuation or antagonism, but it’s irrelevant who gives more. They should all give lots. The Yankees deserve tremendous praise, but those who don’t give the same amount, as long as they give significantly, should be given praise as well. Oneupsmanship should be encouraged, if only to increase the help, for no other reason.

    SF September 15, 2005, 6:54 pm
  • Yo, Mike D, welcome to the melee. Go Ephs!

    Spidey September 16, 2005, 12:47 am
  • We are running a bus trip from W. Springfield to NY for the Yankees vs White Sox on July 15th. $99 for ticket and bus ride.
    Call 800-662-4424 to book

    Anthony June 28, 2006, 11:41 am

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