I don’t want to support the Yankees Jeff Mathis Jersey , but 11-year-old Ottavino tugged my heart to the Bronx"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceScaling the RocksConfession: Adam Ottavino’s Instagram has made me a reluctant Yankees supporterNew,13commentsI don’t want to support the Yankees, but 11-year-old Ottavino tugged my heart to the BronxMSTShareTweetShareShareConfession: Adam Ottavino’s Instagram has made me a reluctant Yankees supporterAnd now for one of the most difficult things I have ever publicly confessed: I am reluctantly following — and even marginally supporting — the Yankees this year.Yes, the East Coast Evil Empire with that other shade of pinstripes; the “short porch” that gets a pass while #Coors is a stereotype used to devalue Rockies players; the authoritarian team that dictates player personal grooming. I am reluctantly [sighs heavily] in.I fought a good fight. After the Yankees signed Troy Tulowitzki, I told myself, “He’s been out of purple for awhile, so I can let this one ride.” Then the Yankees press and fans were so mean spirited when the club signed DJ “LeMahiWHO?” That one was hard, and I started thinking http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authentic-pat-neshek-jersey , we are going to have to support DJ as he enters this new phase of his life (and endures shaving before every game). Still, I resisted. Even after Pinstripe Alley’s Tyler Norton sent Purple Row a letter encouraging us to form an alliance with them, I held steadfast in the “I’ll-pay-attention-but-withhold-support” camp. But Adam Ottavino’s Instagram did me in.He posted the pic of an 11-year-old Otto, clad in Yankee gear, grinning while he got David Cone’s autograph. Take a look:What. A. Moment. That photo shows a kid with baseball aspirations wearing the gear of his favorite team and meeting an idol. All that emotion in Otto’s grin as he looks at the camera. He’s excited, and he’s hopeful, and he’s being a complete fan — but he’s trying to stay cool. He doesn’t want to embarrass himself in front of David Cone. It’s a photo of a dream.And now it’s coming true. We get this as Rockies fans because for years we’ve watched Otto becoming the pitcher he wanted to be — the pitcher hoped-for in that photo. And as much as we’ve loved watching Otto in purple, it’s just wrong not to be excited about him getting the opportunity to live out that dream.Add to that photo Otto’s Instagram videos where he answered fan questions posed to him by his wife. The answers are fun and about New York Lenny Dykstra Jersey , but there are quick flashes of the 11-year-old’s grin because 33-year-old Adam Ottavino is just as excited about what’s coming. Plus, to be perfectly honest, I love watching these guys play, and I am not giving up the wonder of Otto’s slider, which, by the way, I hope Charlie, Nolan http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authentic-pat-neshek-jersey , Trevor, and Dahl absolutely crush come July when they visit the Bronx. But I am not going quietly. I’ve got a Rockies Ottavino jersey, and when I watch the Yankees play, I’m wearing it. Because purple pinstripes are the best pinstripes. I don’t really have much to say here anymore. Things can’t get any worse, right? Actually, don’t answer that. The Red Sox have Nathan Eovaldi on the mound going up against J.A. Happ as they try to..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Red Sox StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Red Sox NewsYahoo Red Sox Team PageYahoo Red Sox ReportYahoo Red Sox Depth ChartYahoo Red Sox TransactionsYahoo Red Sox PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旼amethreadsGame 19 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. YankeesNew,497commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareGame 19 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. YankeesI don’t really have much to say here anymore. Things can’t get any worse, right? Actually Carlos Santana Jersey , don’t answer that. The Red Sox have Nathan Eovaldi on the mound going up against J.A. Happ as they try to salvage a split in the Bronx. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM ET.How to WatchYou can watch locally on NESNplus as well as on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV, which does carry NESN for those in the local market. For the out-of-market crowd, this game will also be broadcast on ESPN.How to ListenWEEI 93.7 AM has the call.Prep for the GameLineupsSeries PreviewToday on the SiteKutter Crawford keeps it goingScattered thoughts on SwihartPedroia’s mismanagementOff the SiteWhat does “strike out the side” mean?Big mood, as the youths sayJoin us below for the game today. Just remember to be respectful of everyone.Go Sox!