Friday, June 24, 2016
BONDING OVER LAUGHTER
I like to laugh... and Brendan Ryan is freaking hilarious.
I was lucky enough to get to know Sharyn and Brendan Ryan a bit when he was with the Yanks and now obviously he's gone and back with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. But during our chats and watching comedy bits the Yankees put out last year, I realized very clearly that while Ryan takes the game extremely seriously, he's just a down to earth, a funny dude and Sharyn says that's one of the qualities about him that makes that marriage so incredibly tight.
We took a break with our BONDING OVER series for a few months, but it's back today on a light Yankee news Friday. Here are the others we've done in the past:
BONDING OVER STRENGTH
BONDING OVER A PINT
BONDING OVER PASSION
BONDING OVER BASEBALL
BONDING OVER MUSIC
BONDING OVER FAMILY
BONDING OVER FOOD
Now I wanted to share alittle bit about 2 of my favorites to highlight in this series... Brendan and Sharyn Ryan.
If you don't already know, B is pretty damn dead-on when it comes to his Harry Caray impersonation. Sure, it's slightly exaggerated, but I gotta tell you, I've seen many over the years... Ryan's is the best. He talked to #BYB about how it evolved. Click on the Soundcloud link above.
Now just so you know, Sharyn's just as fun! Every year they dress up for Halloween... she sent me some of those pictures to highlight on BYB when we did our interview with them. (Read EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BRENDAN & SHARYN RYAN). They are a wonderful couple... totally into each other, fun, alive and rolling with it.
Obviously, through all the stresses of baseball, being away from each other many times during the year, trades, free agency, they still manage to keep the bond strong. I have no doubt that much of that has to do with making each other laugh. A sense of humor is a key to any marriage.
So here's a salute to the Ryan family. Good people, honest people.... and funny people. I am happy to feature you guys in the latest installment of our BONDING OVER series. Here's to you both!
And to the BYB audience, we'll be talking with the Ryans soon. I want to get an update for all of you on how they're doing now that Brendan is in LA with the Angels!
Look for it soon! Enjoy your Friday.
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