4/9 New York Yankees 3 @ Tampa Bay Rays 9

My new Yankee stuff came today, I ordered a World Series Shirt, a headband and earrings. I wore the headband and earrings during the game. Second series of the season and not a very good start for the Yankees. I get a laugh out of people who act like its the end of the world when the Yankees lose. This is April, 158 games to go. Everyone is finding their rhythm, it is not time to panic or start cutting players lose.

Had a minute of hope, the bases were loaded and Nick was up. I was hoping he would hit that ball, just smack it over the wall, it didn’t happen.

The big story right now, kind of a controversy, are the statements of an umpire about the length of the Red Sox vs. New York games, in part he said: “They’re the two clubs that don’t try to pick up the pace,” said West, chief of the umpiring crew that worked the three-game series in Boston. He was the home plate umpire Sunday. “They’re two of the best teams in baseball. Why are they playing the slowest?

“It’s pathetic and embarrassing. They take too long to play.”

It was a topic on twitter most of the day, it was being joked about by some of the reporters I follow, the announcers were also talking about it. Most couldn’t believe he actually said something publicly about it. The Yankees and the Red Sox both had pretty much the same thing to say about it, neither team could understand why he said it, and that they don’t intentionally drag out the game. Part of the problem is the commercial breaks are two minutes and 25 seconds for national television games, which is 20 seconds longer than a game that is only on local television outlets. Something both teams mentioned.

Kasey said she thinks the fans should decide if the games are too long. If you are watching it at home you can turn off the TV. If you are at a game you can leave.

Next game is tomorrow afternoon also in Tampa Bay.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

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