TAMPA, Fla. — He was someplace downtown, Anthony Volpe remembers, although not close to Metropolis Corridor, as a result of he didn’t hear the speeches. Wherever he began in that giddy crowd of Yankees followers, he ended up in entrance.
“My sister and I, we had been tiny, so we weaseled our method in,” Volpe stated final week, all grown up now, within the Yankees’ clubhouse at spring coaching. “We had been just about proper subsequent to the gate. It was wonderful.”
Volpe was 8 years previous on that crisp November afternoon in 2009, simply one other beaming face on the Yankees’ championship parade, basking within the glory of a World Collection title. He couldn’t inform precisely who was gliding by, however to him they had been all legends.
“I used to be so small that I may actually hardly even see on high of the float, but it surely didn’t matter,” stated Volpe, who grew up in Watchung, N.J., 40 miles southwest of Yankee Stadium. “What I bear in mind about it’s, irrespective of who was there, everybody was simply going loopy. It may have been somebody you by no means even see on TV, however they’re part of the staff and so they in all probability bought simply as massive a cheer.”