He was a baseball player though. Can he run a football team.
Bruce Springsteen's Little League Baseball Teammate Subject Of 1984 Hit 'Glory Days'
God, I love baseball. It's the greatest game on Earth. There is no other game that I know of that one minute, you can be sitting back and chilling out without a care in the world while watch such a simple game, and then the next you're adrenaline is pump fast and furiously as your team is rallying to score runs or the pitcher is about to strike out the side and win the game.
Don't get me wrong. I love football with a passion. However, it just doesn't mean as much to me as does baseball. The NFL and college football are the only two leagues that seriously catch my attention outside of Major League Baseball. In the order of preference, here are my favorite sports teams:
1) New York Yankees
2) Chicago Bears
3) Tennessee Volunteers (football, men's and women's basketball)
4) Kentucky Wildcats (men's basketball)
5) Ohio State Buckeyes (football, men's basketball)
6) Chicago Blackhawks
7) Chicago Bulls
The first two sports teams I ever watched as a kid were The University of Tennessee football team in 1989 and the New York Yankees in 1990. In 1989, the Vols went on to win a three-way share of the SEC Championship along with Alabama and Auburn, and won the Mobil Cotton Bowl Classic over The University of Arkansas Razorbacks by a final score of 31-27. In 1990, the Yankees finished in last place, and it was the beginning of the decline of the great first baseman Don Mattingly, who was my first sports hero along with Tennessee running back Chuck Webb.