Enough with the losing

~~Red Sox 5, Yankees 4~~

Yes I know it’s just May and I should just chill, this is not the first time the Yankees have had a rough patch. I just hate seeing them lose. My boys just get such sad little faces. And I keep telling Mark, you need to hit a home run so I can give your charity some more money!

However unlike those bandwagon fair-weather a**hole fans on MLB.com, I am not putting away my Yankee hats, being a fan means supporting your team through good and bad. The people who are embarrassed to be seen in a Yankee hat just because the team has lost a few and is playing poorly are not real fans and should be banned from every buying anything with the Yankee logo.

Climbing off my soapbox, I just got an e-mail from MLB blogs saying they are converting thousands of Major League Baseball fans’ MLBlogs from Movable Type to WordPress! So now I have to decide if I should go back to that blog, or stay with this blog. One reason I would go back was because I was having trouble navigating the site, but if it’s WordPress, I am familiar with WordPress now, and I will probably be able to transfer all these blog post there. A reason to stay is I have built up a following here, while I never had much traffic when the blog was in MLB blogs. I will have to decide Monday, that is when the new blogs go “live”.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

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Sarah’s first game this season

~~Yankees 4, Twins 3~~

Sarah and I were at this game, what I normally do during games is tweet via text message. I do it through most of the game. Sometimes I get involved in dialog with some of my followers, sometimes not. I decided I would just copy my tweets here, with some explanation, and also some links to video hi-lights if you are interested.

Since I know some of you won’t want to read all my tweets, let me just say that A.J. was dominant, 6 innings and only 2 runs. Joba gave up 1 run in the inning he pitched, Yankees scored 4 runs, no home runs, and Nick Swisher broke the Twins second baseman’s leg. Which everyone who wasn’t there and thinks they know something is second guessing.

A.J. sets the twins down 1-2-3

I’m going to the bathroom now, someone usually hits a hr when I leave my seat. (It didn’t happen)

Sarah just said: ‘Brett get on base, it’s ur job.’

Brett steals 2nd!

K Nicky honey, time to hit a home run. And if that pitcher hits you. Take. Him. Out

@FoxxieeLady No homers while you were in the loo! Assuming you are now out of the loo! LOL

@pjmclaugh I’m not coming out till nick hits a home run!

Andruw spanked that ball! Tie game twinkies!

Yeah russell baby! That’s what I want!

Woooo Hooooo Brett found a hole!

O.m.g! Did you see that catch by Jones!

That’s my guy! My captain did that!

A new pitcher? Really twins?

That twins 1st is no Mark Teixeira. Butterfingers!

This crowd is fiesty today. Eat some cotton candy and chill people!

Oh no I think Derek hurt the 2nd baseman. I told you he was too skinny! (This was actually a hard slide by Nick Swisher not Derek)

Ok Robinson lets get on base! Score some runs! Get AJ the win!

Not listening they’re not listening.

#42 is on the mound, and the crowd goes wild! Ok maybe not wild.

Out #1 – fly ball to Curtis G.

Out #2- fly ball to Brett G.

Mo with the save. Ballgame over Yankees win.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

Listening to the games

I downloaded the app, MLB At Bat 11, in addition to being able to watch or listen (depending on what is available) to the games, there is a lot of info, after game you get this score board, box score, summary of the game, videos, news articles. Quite a nifty little app. At the bottom of Gameday is a link to the MLB.com articles about the game, once they’re posted on the site. Since the game was not televised today I listened to it. I had to listen to Pirates radio though, which was fine since I can’t stand John and Suzan.

This is how the Gameday scoreboard looks on my iPod touch. The other is the standings. Right now the Yankees are 1 3. Not a very good start to the season, good thing this is spring training. CC and Phil look good. Granderson is hitting well (triple in the first inning) and Gardner’s wrist looks like it has healed 100%. The other new pitchers seem to be throwing well, at least to my eye they do and Jesus has impressed me with his bat and his defensive skills. And if my co-worker keeps ‘teasing’ me about Jeter (‘How many hits does Jeter have? One.’ Me: If you knew why are you asking? ‘I’m just teasing you.’) I’m going to fucking kill him.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~๐Ÿ˜›

Who do you want to win the World Series and why?

It may seem a little late to be asking this, since the Giants are up 3-1 in the series, but as Aubrey Huff said, “3-1 is great, but this is the playoffs, and teams are certainly capable of winning three straight.” So with that in mind, and since the series isn’t over until one team wins 4 games, I thought I would pose that question. If you want to answer this question, you can do it as a comment here, or comment on Facebook or just answer the question in your head.

Personally, I want the Giants to win for two reasons. One is pretty obvious. I want them to win because the Rangers beat the Yankees. Reason number two is because their roots are in New York. An interesting bit of trivia, the last time the Giants won the World Series was in 1958 when they swept the Cleveland Indians, and at that time they were the New York Giants. They never should have left New York.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa ๐Ÿ˜›

Game 4 re-cap by MLB.com

Tim Wakefield recipient of the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award

Jose Bautista and Joey Votto 2010 Hank Aaron Award winners

Another tweet-up ~ Off to a good start

~~Friday, October 15, 2010
Yankees 6, Rangers 5~~

The last tweet-up at Reade St ended up with a rained out game. This time the game played on time. A late 8 pm start and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be able to stay for the whole game, but I went anyway. On my way into work Wednesday I stopped and picked up a Swisherโ™กโ™ฅโ™ก jersey and wore it to the tweet-up. I wasn’t the only one. There were Yankee T-shirts and sweat shirts and jerseys all over the bar.

While this tweet-up was as amazing as the other one, the game was not going good. C.C. was out of the game and Joba was pitching. By the 6th inning the Rangers had scored 5 runs, the Yankees 0. I had to leave, but before I left I made this bold prediction, “When I leave, the Yankees will start scoring and win the game.” I took the subway to Time Square and walked to Grand Central. As I was sitting on the train, I got the first Yankee text. “Robinson Cano hits a solo homerun …. ” Yankees took off from there, scoring that one run in the 7th and 5 in the next inning. Ian Kinsler got caught stealing in the bottom of the eight, Kerry Wood to Mark to Derek. Derek ran him down and faked him out with a pretend throw. (I didn’t actually see that, I watched the video clip on MLB.com. I went on twitter to boast, “Didn’t I say the Yankees were going to win this game?” I was right.

However, if anyone remembers that they started scoring after I left, I may never be invited to another tweet-up.

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

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Friday, September 3, 2010 ~ A Good Start

~~Yankees 7, Blue Jays 3~~

This is how my obsession is, once I type a title, I have to type the post, even if I can’t remember what I was going to say, even if I can’t remember what happened or why I picked the title I picked. It leads to blog posts that make no sense. Like this one, I am already confused, what was I saying?

Since this was the first game of the series and since Yankees won it, that would explain why I typed ‘A Good Start’, unfortunately, since it is now Monday, I don’t remember much about this game. I remember I wasn’t able to sneak away from work to watch it and had to follow the plays on MLB.com

Nova was pretty good, only gave up 3 runs, unfortunately he wasn’t in long enough to get the win, Kerry Wood got the win, David Robertson got his 13th hold of the season and Mariano closed the game. Someone tweeted that Mo almost took out Pena, I will explain that in my next post, since at the time, I had no idea what happened.

That’s pretty much all I have for you right now.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 ~ Yankees vs. Rangers and the walk off win . . .

~~Rangers 4, Yankees 3~~

Goes to the Rangers, both teams played well. Yankees were missing Mark and Robbie. Mark because of the birth of his child and Robbie had a cold and a fever, but he did come in to pinch hit. It didn’t really help. Our pitchers did pretty good A.J., Boone and David, Mo came in for 10th inning to keep the score tied, but he didn’t really do his job. I’m blaming it on the Texas heat.

Remember I told you about my friend’s friend who was keeping score at the game? Well I did it tonight. I missed some of the game because I had to run an errand. But I think I will keep doing it. It is kind of fun, and when I am typing my blog posts, I can just look down someone’s name to see what they did. I would scan the page so you can see what I am doing, but it is kind of messy an my scanner’s not working. That’s why I didn’t include an image of my ticket from yesterday’s game.

Now to the idiots who commented on the article on MLB.com, Teixeira will miss time for birth of child, I really shouldn’t respond but I just feel a need to vent, one woman said, “Mrs. Teixeira should have planed things better”, Oh really? To that statement I give you these responses from Twitter: “@alisonfaye oh yeah, no doubt @blair33185 I’m sorry but if my husband just won the world series, yeah, we would be having a WS baby”

and to the man that posted “..if the baby and wife are healthy…and the novelty of a first child isn’t a factor…why does he need several days off?”, oh maybe because his wife just had his baby and she needs his support, after carrying his child for nine months she deserves his undivided attention for at least a few days. You sir, are a jerk. I’m glad I’m not having your child.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

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A shout-out, A new list, and my thoughts on morons

On a previous post I mentioned a nice Tweep offering to keep me updated, I didn’t mention his name because I wanted his permission first, then his Blackberry punked out, or his Twitter for Blackberry did, but anyway, I said I would mention him and then I forgot. Anyway, Mike Tursi is on Twitter and if you are too, follow him!

On the far right of this blog I added a list of Player websites. You may notice that I have two non-Yankee players on there, that’s because their websites are for kids. I’m a sucker for kids charities.

The articles on MLB are good, I like reading them, however, I shouldn’t read the comments. If I didn’t read the comments, then I wouldn’t be able to write about idiots though. The article I was reading was “Jeter belts inside-the-park homer vs. Royals”. Nice play by Jeter, then the stupid comments start,

“general_peabo wrote:
I’m sorry, but this “home-run” really isn’t impressive, and certainly not worth an article that makes it seems like he just outran the fielding. The ball was all but caught, and DeJesus smashed his hand up pretty bad. There was a signifcant delay from the ball leaving his glove to the right fielder picking it up and throwing it in. I’m really disappointed in Jeter for his celebration at home plate when he had to know DeJesus was hurt, it says he saw him on the ground. Hopefully he’ll show some class and make sure David is okay before tonight’s game.”


Celebration at home plate? He slid in, got up clapped his hand together and went into the dugout, and he wasn’t looking at the player when he was running around the bases. The article says DeJesus fell to the ground in pain, it doesn’t say Jeter saw him on the ground. What? Was he supposed to stop and make sure the fielder didn’t have a boo-boo before he tagged up? Show some class? Make sure David is okay? Talking about Jeter here, the classiest Yankee and he hurt his thumb.

“somedamnkid wrote:
Well for starters this isn’t even that rare, it’s like the 10th inside the park homer this season. Plus Jeter should have been out – DeJesus actually caught the ball then dropt it cause he effed up his wrist. DeJesus > Jeter”


Oh please, if the player can’t hold on to the ball, for whatever reason, it’s not an out.

“karoozn wrote:
hey now children, give jeter a break. it’s been a long time since he’s had a inside the parker. last one was off of a Royal centerfielder that was injured on the play also. hmm… there’s a patern here. be realistic, jeter couldn’t do that again unless an outfielder GOT hurt. a healthy jeter could never run THAT fast, after all he has that wallet to lug around the bases.”


Excuse me? Jeter always runs fast, he gives it his all, he not Gardner, but he’s no slouch.

“KCFanDwindling wrote:
Reading these posts and the harsh words from Yankees fans just confirms how poor sportsmanship they really are. Just be happy you win and zip it. Even if its all about the money. Ever been to KC? There are the real fans of baseball. Still go knowing its an unfair world. And yes, NO WAY that is a home run if the injury were not involved. So take it for what its worth.”


Hey, Mr. KCFanDwindling, you’re on Yankees.com, and the KC fans started it. Go back to your own site and stop whining.

The Royals player took it in stride, “Coming down, I thought I still had it, and next you know, it rolled out. I thought it was my wrist at first, and then as I looked at my hand, I saw my thumb growing and I was like, ‘Oh, no.’ It’s one of those things. That’s the way I play, aggressive trying to make a play for Bruce [Chen]. It’s one of those things where if it happens, it happens.”

The bottom line is, its baseball and sometimes people get hurt. They’re all big boys. Unfortunately DeJesus has a serious injury and will be out 10 weeks. He has to have surgery on his thumb.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

7/4 NY Yankees 7 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6 ~ Pie? Yes pie time.

I can’t think of what to say, this is what happens when I delay my posting. The reason I didn’t blog right away was I was moving my posts from MLB.com to here. I had to do it one post at a time since I couldn’t figure how to transfer the posts. Means I lost the comments, but then there weren’t that many anyway. I sometimes feel like I’m blogging to myself.

This was one of those tight close games that kept you on the edge of your seat. The announcers kept talking about the sun, how the sun was giving Toronto trouble. I am not sure, but I think they have sun in Toronto, I mean, I don’t think customs keeps it out.

Ninth inning we were up by 1 run, Mo comes in, and gives up a run. He was rather upset with himself. So, on to extra innings. D-Rob comes in with a clean inning, then with Cano on 2nd and two outs, Pena coming up to bat, I was concerned, then I saw Marcus Thames coming out of the dug out. I was relieved, I don’t like seeing him in left field, actually in any field, but at bat …. I don’t worry. Walk off win for the Yankees.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

Spring Training

I have not been able to watch any of the Spring Training games since I have to work and my boss won’t let me watch MLB on my work computer. He is such a pain! I have been keeping track of the games though.

There are three ways I do this, one is through Twitter. I follow Mark Feinsand, he covers the Yankees for the NY Daily News. His twitter id is BloggingBombers. I also follow Marc Carig who provides real-time coverage of the New York Yankees for The Star-Ledger and NJ.com and his twitter id is Ledger_Yankees. And last but not least I Bryan Hoch, BryanHoch who is an MLB.com beat writer, there is a link to his blog in my sidebar, go check it out. I have his tweets sent to my phone. Now in case these guys stop tweeting (which has happened) my second way to keep track is through Mobile MLB.

Since that really wears down my battery, I have started taking my power cord to work, and when I get my smart phone in April, it will be so much better. Of course then it will be regular season and I will be watching in the evening, I think most of the games are in the evening, I haven’t really checked. Right now trying to get through Spring Training.

The third way is through my subscription to Yankee Text Alerts. They send me text messages on important plays and the final score. During regular season I get the score every 3 innings.

So that is how I am getting my Yankee fix right now.

Bryan Hoch also post pictures on Twitpic, that is where I got this picture.

Nick Swisher on Twitpic My sweet Nicky!




~~and that’s all she wrote~~