Tuesday, September 28, 2010 ~ And they’re off!

~~Yankees 6, Blue Jays 1~~

With this win the Yankees are going to the post season. They haven’t won the division, but they also are not out of it yet. They lost today (Wednesday, September 29, 2010; Blue Jays 8, Yankees 4) but so did Tampa.

C.C. gave up one home run, pitched 111 pitches, into the 9th inning. Then Mo came in to end the game.

Happy DancingThis was my mood when I came into work today, and it stayed my mood until I talked to my boss, “Mr. Gloom & Doom” “Mr. Joy Sucker” who started saying how, “With the way they are playing they won’t make it past the first round ~~blah blah blah~~.” Oh just shut up, why can’t he just let me be happy for a while? Then he wonders why I don’t go out to lunch or to get a beer with him like the boss before him. So he’s stupid, I get it. And now that the Yankees lost tonight, I don’t know if I even want to go to work tomorrow. I might just kill him.

Tonight’s game wasn’t a total loss, as I said, Tampa Bay also lost so we are still in the running for the Division title. Alex Rodriguez hit his 30th homer of the season. The 14th time in his Major League career he has had at least 30 homers and 100 RBIs, which extends his record. It is the 13th consecutive season in which Rodriguez has hit 30 homers. Last season was much more dramatic, hitting a grand slam in his very last at bat. Ah well. Proof that Alex is becoming less of a drama queen.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa

😛

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Monday, September 27, 2010 ~ I was truly sad

~~Blue Jays 7, Yankees 5~~

A.J. Burnett was the starting pitcher. His numbers for the game are: 2.1 innings pitched, 7 hits and 7 earned runs. No I’m not kidding, after him Albaladejo (or as Kasey’s boss calls him ‘Apple-a-day-o’), Moseley, Robertson, Logan and Gaudin managed to hold the Blue Jays to those 7 runs. But watching the 3rd inning, A.J. serving up fast balls to the home run hitting Blue Jays, I felt sick to my stomach. I would have started yelling at the T.V., but I was at the gym and didn’t want to get thrown out. My first thought for a title was who do I hate more? A.J. Burnett or Jose Bautista?

But of course I don’t hate A.J., he’s one of my boys and while he does disappoint, especially when I look at the pitching match up and tell myself, “He’ll do good this time, I know he will.” Then he does this thing and I wonder if one can be in an abusive relationship with a sports figure that you don’t even know.

When I got out of the shower I checked my phone, Curtis Granderson had hit a 2 run home run. That made me a little happy, then when I stopped to get a latte and my phone went off, Mark Teixeira with a 3 run home run, Toronto 7, Yankees 5 and I thought, they could win this! They have two more innings to score 3 runs! My boys will win this for me! It was not to be.

Here’s hoping they win tomorrow, err, later today.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa 😛

Sunday, September 26, 2010 ~ A win is a win is a win

~~Yankees 4, Red Sox 3~~

Bottom of the tenth inning of a tied game with the bases loaded. And he walked him, so the last run was walked in. I for one do not care, it’s a win for us and a loss for them no matter how the winning runner was able to cross the plate.

The best way to watch the games when they are on ESPN is muted. So that’s what I did. Actually I was watching video’s on my laptop with the game on my T.V. I was paying attention to what was going on. In the 7th inning I glanced up and saw Alex coming up to the play and thought, he looks like he’s ready to hit a home run. The next time I looked up, 2 run home run by Alex Rodriguez. #612 to go ahead of the Red Sox. By the 9th they were up a run and Robinson brought in the tying run. Then with the bases loaded, Red Sox shut us down. In the 10th when the bases got loaded, Juan Miranda came up to bat and … walked.

Phil Hughes pitched instead of Moseley, I mean, when you definitely want a win who would you go with? Unfortunately he didn’t get credit for the win, but he knows he pitched well and so does everyone else. The other thing that helped was I went to take a shower in the 10th inning. Those boys (for as much as i love my boys, they like to do great things when I’m not watching) scored the winning run before I got back. I also posted my little pep talk earlier in the day. While I know they probably (definitely) don’t read it, it is therapeutic to write it.

In other news, the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Seattle Mariners. For the Red Sox to get the Wild Card instead of the Yankees, they would have to win every game and the Yankees would have to lose every game. I like those odds.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa😛

Sunday, September 26, 2010 ~ Yankees vs. Red Sox

As you probably know by now, if you’re a baseball fan you would have to have been living in a cave not to know, the Yankees are out of first place, 1.5 games behind Tampa Bay. Having lost the last two games to the Red Sox, they are now creeping up on the Yankees and the wild card spot.

It would be foolish of me to say I’m not worried, indeed I am a little worried. But I am a fan, and I know in my that the Yankees are going to the post season.

If I could send a message to the Yankees it would be, “Your loyal fans believe in you, have faith in you, go out tonight and win this game and make us all happy. If you lose tonight, we will be sad, but still fans. The reasonable ones among us realize it will not be the end of the season.”

Next week, Monday through Thursday, I’m also going to be rooting for the Orioles and White Sox. Just in case. 😉

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa 😛

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 ~ That’s two down

~~Yankees 8, Rays 3~~

Monday’s game we sat in the bleachers, where I got to see @baldvinny in person, not exactly close up and in person, and I did hear him first. Roll call is fun, but I am not really cut out for the bleachers, more of a princess then a creature. 😛

Tonight we sat in the grandstand, looking down on 1st base and just off to the right, Nick Swisher’s domain. Next to an old man and a young man, looked like grandson and grandfather but I didn’t ask. A nice but rather opinionated man. Swisher started things off with a bang, (insert puffy heart here) for an exciting first inning and the Yankees started the game with 5 runs.

The man behind us was also rather opinionated, kept criticizing Girardi every chance he got. I told Kasey, he must be a Torre fan. I won’t say I hate Torre, but I definitely don’t like him. He wasn’t all bad, he did get the security person to get the two kids blocking everybody’s view to sit down (people, if you are going to bring your kids to game, teach them how to behave, such as, sit in your seat, don’t stand at the bottom of the stairs and block other fans views and most importantly, the wave is not to be done at Yankee Stadium).

Phil gave up 3 runs in 6.1 innings getting his 17th win, Javier pitched a scoreless inning and Chamberlain got the save. Some people (commenters on the MLB site) were complaining about Javier being brought in to pitch. Even now there are Javy haters. I know that I have made no secret of the fact that I don’t like Joba, but its purely a personal thing, when he pitches good, I can’t complain.

This time, when Kasey and I went down to the great hall, she turned to me and said, “Tonight we don’t leave until Frank starts to sing.” I had a momentary heart attack when Jorge went down, he got hit with a foul ball, we were ready to go back and punch Evan Longoria, but he turned and put his hand on Jorge’s head as if to say, “You O.K. there?” Of course he’s not O.K.! He just got hit in the groin! I think every man there cringed, I cringed, that’s a sensitive spot on girls too. But he got back up and finished the inning. Game over, Yankees win.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa😛

Monday, September 20, 2010 ~ How many times have I said . . .

~~Yankees 8, Rays 6~~

Never leave until after the out. We were watching the ninth inning in the great hall (yes we are one of those people), and saw Cervalli catch the pop-up foul. My friends said ‘thats it!’ and walked out the gate, I was lagging behind (I’m a little slowpoke), wondering why they weren’t playing Frank and why was the crowd not happy? Wasn’t hard to find out why, the ball touched the screen before Frankie caught it.

Kasey & friends were outside and turned to look at me and I told them that the game wasn’t over. Kasey said, ‘stupid umpire’ yes there was a foul ball called fair resulting in a base hit. Security wouldn’t let them back in, which I thought was kind of silly, but rules are rules. So I watched from inside the great hall and they watched from the doorway as Mark made the last out and Frank started to sing.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa😛

Sunday, September 19, 2010 ~ So Mo is human after all

~~Orioles 4, Yankees 3~~

Andy’s first start off the D.L. and he didn’t do bad, his line was 6 I.P., 3 hits, 1 run, 1 B.B., 2 S.O., 2.81 E.R.A. The 1 run was in the first inning, then Yankees went ahead 2 runs, by the 9th inning their lead was cut by one. Then in the 9th, the Orioles tied up the score with a home run off of Mo. Then in the 11th inning the Orioles got the winning run. A walk-off for the ugly orange birds.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa😛

Saturday, September 18, 2010 ~ C.C. gets number 20

~~Yankees 11, Orioles 3~~

Today was my turn to text the score to Kasey, at least until she got back to their hotel room and started watching it herself.

This was a great game, Yankees took the lead and never lost it. Even in the 9th inning when the Yankees were 5 runs ahead, Curtis decided to show off and hit a 3 run home run. Cano hit a 2 run home run in the 5th putting him over 100 rbi’s for the first time in his career. So C.C. gets 20 wins for the first time in his career and has done so before any other pitchers in the Major League.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa 😛

Friday, September 17, 2010 ~ It was like church, almost

~~Yankees 4, Orioles 3~~

Kasey and D are in Baltimore. They had tickets to this game. Tonight was my regular nail appointment. The texts from Kasey started while I was getting my nails done. First she was afraid of getting killed. Then she said there were plenty of Yankee fans. She kept texting me, even when she knew I was getting my nails done. Esther looked at my phone then at me every time it lit up. Most of Kasey’s texts were (surprise!) about Mark. In only one text did she tell me the score. First she was upset they were booing Mark, then she mentions Alex’s home run, then about how Mark is his usual hotness, thank God for Curtis, with no statement of why she was making these comments. I suppose I have done the same thing, but I give the score, when someone scores a run.

Toward the end of the game I texted her: “You were supposed to tell them to win. :(” (At this point the Orioles were ahead) She said they were trying, AJ wasn’t “doing bad but we leaving too many men on base…” And then Alex hit the 3 run home run. “Tampa lost n we Mo’d em”. Her last tweet mentioned how lame tame the Orioles fans were, not like Red Sox fans, they had a great time. I told here I read a tweet, someone on the Orioles saying he wished the NY fans would go home. Kasey replied that without the NY fans, it would have been like church, empty.

When I got home, I didn’t turn the game on, I was a little bummed and not just from the fact that the Yankees were losing to the Orioles. I was keeping track on my phone, when I saw the text that Alex had hit a 3 run home in the bottom of the 9th and then saw that text had been sent 10 minutes earlier, I dashed out my bedroom and into my T.V. room. The cat looked at me like I was crazy. I turned my T.V. on and the Yankees were one out away from winning. Mo was pitching, on the last pitch, broken bat and Derek fielded it, right into Mark’s waiting glove. I always prefer an out like that as opposed to ‘caught looking’. To me, it is indisputable, where they can say it was a ball not a strike, when the ball is in the glove of the first basemen before the runner tags, you are out, go sit down.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa 😛