On Saturday if you look hard enough during Game 3 of the World Series on television, you might spot 14th District Court Judge Eric Moyé of Dallas in the stands. Chances are good that Moyé will be in a camera shot or two because he’ll be sitting in the sweet seats with his old Harvard Law School classmate, Jimmie Lee Solomon, who is vice president of Major League Baseball operations. Even though Moyé moved to Texas in 1972, which is the same year the Rangers came to Arlington, he won't be rooting for the home team. “I’m not rooting against the Rangers. I’m rooting for the Giants. The song says, ‘Root, root, root for the home team.’ And for me the home team is the New York Giants.” For those unfamiliar with baseball history, the Giants moved from New York City to San Francisco in 1958. And the original Giants lay claim to having one of the best players ever to play the game on their team: center fielder Willie Mays. Moyé’s connection to the Giants is more than just regional, he says. Before the team moved to California, Mays lived across the street from Moyé's family in Harlem on 155th Street and St. Nicholas Place. “We used to go see him play,” Moyé says. Moyé is a massive baseball fan who usually attends Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in May. His iPhone is full of photos of himself with some of the games’ greats, including “Hammering” Hank Aaron and “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks. The photo above is “Mr. Cub” on the left and Moyé on the right. If you see Moyé at the game, be kind to him — or not. While he’s rooting for the home team, he is an unabashed New York Yankees fan. “My dad was more of a Yankees fan than a Giants fan. He took us to Yankee stadium more,” Moyé says.
-- John Council