Going to Yankees vs. Red Sox at Fenway is on my sports bucket list. I’ve reached the point where I am sure it’ll never happen. So the next best thing is Yankees vs. Red Sox at Prof Thom’s “the Boston Bar” in New York City. 🌃
As I sit here in my jean jacket and red knit hat, with my Yankee bling carefully hidden under my jacket, my hope was I would jinx the Sox. It does not seem to be working.
The crowd doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in the game. In fact I might not be the only Yankee fan here. Castro got a base hit, there was clapping, the bartender walked to the other end of the bar shaking his head. I feel sorry for him. There is a couple at the bar rooting for the Sox but overall it’s pretty quiet. I’m rather disappointed.
Finally I work up the courage to talk the bartender. I’m afraid he’ll be able to tell I’m not a Sox fan, bartenders are able to suss these things out. He replies to my comments: “Well most of our customers are Boston fans (I knew that) so when the Sox are in town they are at the game.” This is me with my blank face that means “Yes of course.” or “I am an idiot.” I know what I have to do, I have to come back when the Yankees are at Fenway. I don my sunglasses and casually walk out.
Oh and my jinx worked – in the opposite direction. Boston won 5-4.
Kasey got hers and I got mine, this is what mine look like, since I got them online from StubHub. Kasey’s look like regular tickets and have different Yankees on them. They have: Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, A.J. Burnett, Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada, Phil Hughes, Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher, CC Sabathia, Joe Girardi and Mark Teixeira. That’s a lot of Yankees. But then she got a lot of tickets. She has already gotten rid of the ones we can’t use, all that left is fighting over who gets to go to what game.
But what me so excited right now is OPENING DAY! I know I said I wasn’t going to buy a new shirt, but Kasey kept saying she wanted a new sweatshirt, which I kept saying I would buy for her, so we went to the Yankee store. She didn’t find anything she wanted but I saw a sign that said ‘50%’ hanging on the hanger for this darling jersey. Of course, opening day is not going to be nice enough to wear it, or my Swisher jersery, but I’ll have it for later in the year.
And then, since Kasey doesn’t want me to buy her a shirt, yesterday I bought myself some sapphire earrings. That’s close to Yankee Blue isn’t it?