The Yankees’ recent homestand was also their annual HOPE Week, a wonderful week in which they do good deeds for people in need, and good for them. It’s a wonderful concept and a noble undertaking.
And I am certainly not taking anything away from the Yankees whatsoever, or being disparaging in any way at all.
But I just wanted to point out that with the Rangers, every week is hope week, every day is hope day. With the Rangers, almost every home game there is something going on behind the scenes with people in need, people who need some help or some hope.
The Rangers do this all the time. All the time.
It is the one area where, over all these years, you have to just admire the organization top to bottom.
Yet the only time they tell anybody about it is when they need fans to get involved in the fund-raising. That’s it. They never publicize the stuff they do with the Garden of Dreams, or with Make-A-Wish or any other charities, or the hosting of kids with physical problems at home games or practices, or visits the make to hospitals.
When Sept. 11 struck us all, the Rangers were in NYC. They were the first New York sports team at Ground Zero and at the firehouses, etc. And without the cameras following, or reporters knowing about it. Without any fanfare.
Again, I’m not knocking the Yankees, or the teams that do/did good deeds and receive publicity for doing them. I am not.
To paraphrase the late owner of the Yankees, though, if somebody knows about a charitable act, then you’ve done it for the wrong reason.