Shutout for Big Stoppa ~ Thursday, June 30, 2011

There’s this woman, I used to work with her in Westchester County. She is a Yankee fan like me. She has since retired from the job and every so often when Kasey sends me a cute or encouraging e-mail I will send it to her. A week or so ago I sent her one of these e-mails. In her reply to me, the last sentence was, “Maybe I’ll see you at Yankee stadium one day.”

Thursday after getting to the stadium, Kasey and I stopped in the bathroom, I thought I heard someone call my name, Kasey said, someone is talking to you, it was this friend from my old job. Someone I hadn’t seen in over a year, it was at the game where Alex hit #600, who had said, “Maybe I’ll see you at Yankee stadium.” That was a nice start to the game.

~~ Yankees 5, Brewers 0 ~~

The game itself started with a bang, with a 2-run double for Robinson Cano in the first inning. When CC walked the first batter in the second inning, D sent a text to Kasey, she told him, that’ll make it easier for him to get a double play. As soon as she sent it, double play: Pena to Cano to Teixeira.

When Frankie came to bat, Kasey asked me, “Should I tell the pitcher that the skinny little catcher guy can’t hit? So just throw the ball down the middle of the plate?” Sure I said, she turns back to the field and Frankie gets a hit. The next inning CC loads the bases. I was freaking, why did he load the bases with the only guy that can hit coming up? Then he struck him out. Just like that. CC was dealing.

It was time to take a little walk, I walked to where my friends were sitting. When I came up the stairs and into the stands, the crowd was cheering and Mark was running around the bases, home run #25 for the season, #300 for his career. My friends weren’t there, I looked up and couldn’t see them. So I got drinks and walked back to my seat. Kasey was grinning, and she lied to the pitcher again Frankie got another hit. This one scored a run.

The game went on this way. Yankees scoring a run or two, the Brewers not able to score any runs. CC shut them down and the batters said “Thank you.” by scoring enough runs to win the game for him.

Then the game was over, but we didn’t leave, next was ‘High Socks for Hope’ at Hard Rock Cafe in an hour. We wandered around until it was time to get in line, then had an amazing evening. More on that later.

I just almost fell out of my chair I am so tired. For play by play you can go to the MLB.com website. Right now I have to go to bed.

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

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