Sunday, August 15, 2010 ~ Blue uniforms? Why?

~~Royals 1, Yankees 0~~

A.J. pitched a complete game, 8 innings. He gave up one run in the first inning. Unfortunately the Yankees didn’t score any runs. A.J. is now 9-10, with an ERA of 4.66. His numbers for the game are pretty good, 8 innings pitched, 4 hits, 3 BB and 6 SO. So a good outing for A.J.

Someone mentioned that with the Rays win the Yankees lead has been cut to 1 game. I believe the operative word here is LEAD. The Yankees are in the lead, still in first place.

The first thing I noticed when I turned on the t.v. however, was the Royals were wearing powder blue uniforms (well maybe a little darker then that). I couldn’t find a reason on the website, just that they have a home uniform, white, and an alternate uniform, blue.

This is another reason I like the Yankees. They were pinstripes at home and gray uniforms on the road, so I don’t get confused.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛


Saturday, August 14, 2010 ~ Boom, Boom, Boom and splash

~~Yankees 8, Royals 3~~

Third game of a four game series and it started with the Royals scoring a run in the first inning, then Phil shut them down through the 5th inning. Then in bottom of the 6th Alex hit a home run, Cano flied out to center field, with two outs Jorge comes up to bat, hit the ball 421 feet into the seats, then Granderson hits the ball 382 feet into the seats. After the game he said, “Yeah, I aimed the ball toward the closer wall.” (That might not be an exact quote.) 3 home runs in one inning brought the score to Yankees 4, Royals 3.

Someone tweeted, “4-3! That’s the KC game score, the score won’t change!” Alex however, wasn’t done hitting home runs, he hit two more driving in Mark with each home run. The last home run landed in one of the fountains. He hit right after I asked (myself, no one else was in the room) How many home runs can he get in a game?

Besides scoring 2 runs, Mark was responsible for 7 outs. A couple were just amazing. He is definitely worthy of his golden glove.

3 ‘sparkling’ plays by Teixeira

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

Friday, August 13, 2010 ~ Girls watching baseball

~~Royals 4, Yankees 3~~

I had my score sheets all ready to go. Names printed on them, boxes made and the bottom row with a diagonal line in the boxes for Runs/Hits. It was fun, writing down outs and hits and runs and … oh no, the wrong team is getting the hits! Wait, we just caught up. And then the rain came down, then stopped, then started again. The first delay was about 30 minutes and the second was 2 hours and change. I decided to go to bed. When I got up this morning, the score was the same as when I went to bed, so I figured they had called the game.

The game wasn’t called, they waited out the rain for 2 hours, then started play again. I couldn’t believe it, it makes no sense to me. The player have to be getting stiff after just sitting around for that long. Not to mention that makes for a very late game when they have to play the next day. Also it means that both teams have to go to their bullpen because the pitchers don’t come back after that long of a delay.

Back to scoring, with the score sheets I can glance at them and see the Dustin Moseley had a bad 2nd inning, giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. Then I can look at the other sheet and see that Kyle Davies had a bad 3rd inning giving up 5 hits and 3 runs. Then there was the home run, that put Kansas City in the lead. Yankees were unable to score any more runs after the second delay.

On another note, there was this commenter talking about two women at a game that were talking through the entire game. He speculated they were talking about shopping and other such things. Needless to say, he is very popular right now. I mean to say, a lot of people are talking about him. Writing blogs posts and such. I’m not going to go in the reasons I watch baseball, I already covered that in a previous post. I wanted to pose a question, why is it that we (meaning women) feel the need to defend ourselves in these situations? Someone suggests that a woman talking with another woman at a baseball game can’t possibly be talking about the game and all of a sudden we rise up in mass to protest (I am not condemning this behavior, as you can see from the post I referenced I did it myself) the statement. I freely admit I am not an expert on baseball, if you see me talking at a game there is no telling what I might be saying. I might be talking about the game, I might be talking about what I plan on doing after, I might be talking about my favorite rock star. I will probably not be talking about batting averages and OBP and such. I’m not really a student of such statistics. I enjoy watching my boys play.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote