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😛

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Friday, September 10, 2010 ~ I really, really, really hate umpires.

Right now the game is tied at 5-5 and it is the 13th inning. The game would have been over in the 9th if not for a horribly blown call by the second base umpire. Horrible horrible mistake he made, even the Texas announcers said it.

The Red Sox game, which started 2 hours after this game is over already. I have to get some sleep. More later.

This is why I hate umpires

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

Saturday, September 4, 2010 ~ Still bringing my boys luck

~~Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5~~

When Kasey and I got to the train station she turns to me, “I hear a train whistle.” She was worried, I said, “It’s across the river.” She grinned back at me, “You’re right.” Across the river from the MetroNorth station is another railroad track, the train whistles carry across the water, you can tell by the tone of the whistle though, especially when you hear them every day.

We had originally planned to go downtown first but since we got started later then planned we went straight to the Stadium and decided to have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, which is also a Rock Music museum, while waiting for our table I was looking at pictures on the wall. There was a picture of Bob Dylan which I read and learned that Bob Dylan wrote a song about Catfish Hunter (I have since bought it and put it on my iPod). We took a quick walk by to say Hi to @SimplySmoov who was busy working. I took my scorebook, which lead to an interesting encounter while waiting for the D train. It got messed up right away, since I wrote Yankees line up while on the train and it was changed by the time we got to the stadium. Swisher got scratched and Thames was put in right field, don’t know why him and not Kearns, maybe for his bat?

The Jays took an early lead, then the Yankees tied then went ahead, then the Blue Jays tied up the game again, all by the 5th inning. Vazquez was the starting pitcher, was taken out in the 5th inning and Moseley came in and first pitch was hit hard and the Blue Jays scored the two runs that tied the game, all the runs were charged to Javier, not a good day for him. Then in the 7th inning Marcus Thames hit a two run home run. The rest of the relief pitchers held the Jays to no runs.

At the end of the eighth inning Kasey turns to me and says, “Is it Mo time?” And it was. Being at the stadium when Mo comes out to pitch is an electric experience, like none other. At the second out, the crowd stands and just waits. Mo did not disappoint, with 10 pitches he was done.

Sometime during the game they showed hi-lights from yesterdays game, they showed the last out, a pop-up in foul territory, Pena comes down from 3rd base to catch it, Mo came over to catch it, and almost runs into him, he pulls up at the last minute and his shoulder were shaking, like he was laughing.

Some personal notes: Jose Bautista was booed every time he came up to bat, the last time he was called out and he got mad, started arguing with the umpire and was promptly thrown out. The crowd just went crazy, waving their arms at him, shooing him back to the dugout. Sitting near us were some Jays fans. We could tell by the Canadian flag this one guy was wearing as a cape. The guy behind me was a real loud mouth, the woman next to Kasey kept bumping her with her elbow, and there was this old lady a couple rows away from us clapping her hands and yelling like she knew something (she didn’t).

Kasey called Thames home run. Don’t know how she could see he was antsy from our seats but she did and said this is it. Boom into the bullpen. Then waiting for the 4 train, the man behind me remarked that we had the same scorebook. I didn’t show him how messy mine was, but he and his wife (?) are from the San Francisco Bay area, but are Yankee fans. They come out every year for their vacation, schedule it to attend 5 or 6 games. That is my idea of a vacation. I wonder if my mom would take me to Yankee games when I visit her in Seattle.

It was a beautiful day for a ballgame, and a perfect evening to be walking around Manhattan. After the game we went downtown, sort of to do shopping, but instead we walked around. Went in a few stores found nothing then stopped to eat at Madison and Vine. We both had been wanting to eat there.

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

Monday, August 30, 2010 ~ Someone please explain this to me

~~Yankees 11, Athletics 5~~

My co-worker manages a softball team. He had a game this night so he offered me his tickets. Kasey, D and I met there, I came from work and they came from home. I got there at about 5:30 or so. I took the subway, normally I take the MetroNorth train and I will never take the subway again, at least not if I am coming from Grand Central. Maybe from another part of the city. Ugh

While waiting for Kasey and D, I did some shopping. I was really looking for a Cervelli shirt for Kasey(which I found and bought), but then I saw some things I liked. I got the Alex Rodriguez pin because I was at the game when he hit #600 and the Retired Number pin because I like pins and this was the only number they had. I have never seen Munson play. at least I don’t remember ever seeing him. I have seen him on Yankee Classics and I hear he was a great Yankee and a good guy.

Here are my other pins, World Series, Derek Jeter Jersey Pin and a Red Dress for Go Red for Women’s Heart Health. This hat is my Rob Thomas hat.

So we were in our seats when the game started, Moseley had a pretty rough first inning, walked a few batters and had 3 earned runs. Between innings the people next to us showed up and right away started annoying me. First the man was asking me, “How did they score 3 runs?” Well maybe if you had been here . . . And they had brought their baby with them, probably about 2 years old and we were sitting at the top of the stadium, Kasey and I were looking at this little girl and expecting her to tumble down the stairs and any moment, since the man and woman were more interested in talking to their friends and drinking their beer then watching her. And every time something happened they were asking me, “What happened? Why was that a home run?”

Why would you bring a child that age to a game, not get a seat for said child, and sit in the grandstand? She did not understand what was going on, was not interested in what was happening and just wanted to run around. Not a safe thing to do where we were sitting.

As for the game, it was a blowout, Teixeira, Cano and Thames hit home runs, Swisher hit a couple of doubles, and there is a cool picture of him that goes up on the view screen, he’s in a tux with cool shades with “Swish-a-licous!” In 4-⅓ innings Dustin gave up 4 runs, then Javier came in and pitched the rest of the 4-⅔ innings giving up one home run in the 8th inning. Since the Yankees were up by 7 runs, the crowd was kind of like “Eh”. Interestingly, Javier and Dustin ended the game with identical ERA’s. The crowd was quiet, it wasn’t a hushed, edge of your seat quiet, more like a “this game is over and we’re bored hush”. Not surprising, considering the A’s were playing like the season is already over.

In rout of A’s, Yanks mar Cahill’s surge

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

A Loss ~ A Last Minute Win ~ That’s Why He’s Big Stoppa

~~Friday, August 20, 2010
Mariners 6, Yankees 0~~

He’s called “King Felix” I don’t know why, but he dominates the Yankees. This game was disappointing. A.J. was pitching and gave up the 6 runs. But as someone said, can you hold A.J. completely responsible when the offense didn’t score any runs? Don’t worry, someone said, King Felix is all they have.

Felix’s domination of Yanks has no comp

~~Saturday, August 21, 2010
Yankees 9, Mariners 5~~

It appears that person knows what she is talking about considering that Javier didn’t have his best stuff. Actually he didn’t have very good stuff at all, giving up 4 runs in 3 innings. Then Chad Gaudin came in for 3, then Boone for 1 (he got the win for this game, (that’s what happens when you pitch the right inning) his first for this season. Mariano actually gave up a run, not that it mattered. He still got the save. Which is something I don’t understand, why he gets a save in a non save situation.

I didn’t watch this game, I was in the city doing totally girl things. Getting a manicure, getting my left ear re-pierced (it was pierced too close to the other ear and wasn’t healing, so I took the earring out and now that the hole has healed got it pierced in the right spot) and going to Sephora. I kept track on my phone, and with the game tied in the 6th inning I was beginning to get a little nervous. I was planning on attending a tweet-up after the game and was thinking extra innings.

The Yankees seemed to wake up in the seventh inning and scored 3 runs, then 2 in the 8th. Ball game over, Yankees win. Then I get home to find out the Alex is on the D.L.!

Nunez’s first MLB hit propels Yanks’ win

~~Sunday, August 22, 2010
Yankees 10, Mariners 0~~

This game I was watching, C.C. dealing as they say, and I was keeping score and if I look at my score sheet I can tell you that he struck out 8 batters. He had 3 hits over 6 innings. Then the rain started and I went to do laundry, and so missed part of the game.

When French walked Teixeira, I remember thinking that wasn’t a very bright thing to do, I mean Alex is on the D.L., but Robbie can hit home runs. That is exactly what he did. So today was another multiple home run game for the Yankees. The right teams getting the home runs this time.

Yesterday Branyan hit the ball in the fourth deck, the first player to have done that. Today he was facing Big Stoppa: 2 strike outs, a single and a ground out.

Cano’s six RBIs lead support for CC in rout

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

Monday, August 16, 2010 ~ Yankees, its time to WAKE UP!

~~Tigers 3, Yankees 1~~

This was sad, truly sad. Javier was not pitching great, giving up a base hit then a home run in the second inning, by the fourth inning his pitch count was up to 106 and he was out of there, but the offense was horrible. The only run was a gift, a bases loaded walk.

Sergio Mitre and Kerry Wood pitched (together) 4 scoreless innings. Then Joba came in for the ninth and gave up a home run, he then proceeded to strike out the next two batters. You can’t really put all the blame on Joba, after all, Miguel Cabrera is a home run hitter, (28 for the season? Yeah I guess so) and it really didn’t affect the outcome of the game. But I still hate him.

This was Johnny Damon’s first game in the Bronx as a Tiger, he got a nice ovation, people had signs and were wearing his jersey. It amuses me, Javier was booed because he gave up a run in 2004, and the player who hit the home run, gets a warm welcome from these same fans.

And I discovered another use for scoring. When you don’t want to watch the game, cause your team is suckinglosing, you can color in the boxes on the score-sheet and therefore not look at the T.V.

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 ~ Yes the Yankees DO Like to Come From Behind

~~Yankees 7, Rangers 6~~

Wednesday night is church, I don’t miss for baseball games. I do take my phone however 😉 Which is how I knew the Rangers scored a run in the first inning. When I got home the score was 3-1 Rangers and I decided not to turn on the T.V. I had a bad fan moment and said, “The Yankees can lose without me.” 😦

While doing other stuff online, which I can’t remember now what I was doing, I had Gameday on, the score crept up to 6-1. Javier was disappointing me and a lot of people. I tried to stay calm, not watching the game helped, I least I wasn’t seeing the melt-down.

Then slowly the Yankees began to gain ground, Sergio Mitre pitched to end of the 6th without giving up a run, 6-2. Kerry Wood pitched 2 shutout innings and the score was now Rangers 6, Yankees 5, thanks in part to a home run by Marcus Thames, who was batting in Mark Teixeira’s spot.

The T.V. was turned on for the 9th inning, Marcus Thames brought run #7 across the plate. Then Mo came in for the save, and the first hit by Elvis Andrus was a triple. So now the tying run was on third. Please forgive me Mo. I was preparing myself for extra innings, I might have even said some things to my T.V. I should not have doubted Mo, give up a save two days in a row? Even non-Yankee fans don’t believe that’s possible.

So after the triple, there was a fly ball to right field and Austin Kearns made a “shoe-string” catch (no idea what that means), next batter bounced the ball to Mo. And he did his lazy look to third base, throw to Swisher at first …. (O.K., top of the ninth, Granderson ran for Berkman, so bottom of the ninth, Granderson was put in center field, Gardner was moved to left field, Kearns was moved to right field, the only place left for Swish was first base) 2nd out. Then the next batter grounded out to 3rd base.

Sometimes I think Mo likes to toy with people. Time: 3:45, Attendance: 48,676. Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

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Friday, August 6, 2010 ~ Disappointed and Angry

~~Red Sox 6, Yankees 3~~

Disappointed with how the Yankees played, and angry at peoples reactions. Cervelli dropped a pop-up and immediately people started in on how bad a player he is. Posada should have been catching instead, however, when Posada catches, everyone complains how slow he is. “My grandma can run faster then him!” “Slowest runner in baseball.” You get the point. I just needed to vent.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

Saturday, July 31, 2010 ~ Robinson Cano, is that a hole in wall?

~~Yankees 5, Rays 4~~

Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez were in the dugout looking bored. I’m not saying they were bored, just looked it. I wonder what was going through their heads as they considered the score (4-4) in the ninth inning, watching Robinson Cano with that sweet swing of his. Were they thinking of how tired they were and extra innings? Then they jumped up, Mark holding his arms up over his head, Alex tears out of the dugout and the ball Robinson just hit bounces in the seats off the back wall. Then Mo comes in for the bottom of the ninth. Ball game over, Yankees win.

It was a very close game, Mark tied it in the top of the 6th with a home run, then the Rays scored a run in the bottom, then Nick Swisher tied it in the 7th, then Robbie hit the game winning run in the 9th. Neither pitcher was very happy with their performance, you could tell from the interviews. Javier was upset he gave up 4 runs. Good thing for him the other pitcher gave up 5.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

Monday, July 26, 2010 ~ Swisher♡, Granderson☺, No Alex :(

~~Yankees 3, Indians 2~~

There were two home runs hit during this game, but none by Alex. Nick Swisher hit one in the 4th inning, then Curtis Granderson hit a 2 run home run in the 8th inning, which scored the winning run. Posada was on first and the commenters were talking about Posada’s speed, or lack there of and wondered why Girardi wasn’t putting in a pinch runner, then Curtis hit the home run. Well, no need for speed there!

So the Yankees win, but once again, very little run support for Javy.

Javy Should Sue for Run Support

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote