It is that time of year again

It’s actually past that time of year, it’s almost June, I’m just a little behind but once again committed to blogging!

~~ Yankees 5, Astros 3 ~~

The Yankees are in second place, 2 games behind the Red Sox. For about 2 seconds they were in first place. However this is how I like my season, the two teams that are supposed to be in first and second are in first and second. The third place team Toronto, is wayyyyy back there. It is baseball, a sport where anything can happen and it is a very long season.

This post is just to get me back in the swing of things. I don’t have a commentary or even an opinion of the game. It is just good to sit here tap tap tapping away and putting my thought out into cyber space again and …. blog post did not save …. CURSE YOU SPECTRUM! Wifi has crapped out again. This happens with disturbing frequency since Spectrum took over. I am not the only one who says it. Fortunately, I was able to copy and paste this into word so I will be able to post when Spectrum gets its fucking act together.

If you want to read some recaps from writers who actually get paid to write about sports I’m sure you know where to find them. Some of the titles are: Severino’s inspiring start lifts Yanks to series win
Sanchez picks good time to end hitless stretch – Bryan Hoch

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

Game 52 ~ Wednesday 30 May 2018
Yankees 35 – 17(0.673)

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I run for

This year I took the plunge and signed up for the 5th Annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankees Stadium. I am even training to run it. I’ve been rather successful at fund raising. The money will be used to fund innovative research by today’s most brilliant young scientists. This research is for all types of cancer (yes I copied that from their website). If you would like to donate click on this link.

Five people have donated to my run which makes me happy, of those five, three have mentioned “in memory of” which makes me sad. Also in the e-mail Damon Runyon sent thanking me for registering to run there was a post script:

PS – Your story could inspire others to sign up, too. Please send us an email to let us know if you are a cancer survivor, plan to run in memory of a loved one or friend, or are participating in honor of someone facing the disease right now.

Not sure they want the whole list of people I know who died, and those I know who are currently battling, but here I can list them all.

There was Nathan, my sweet little boy and his cousin Jeremy who both lost their fight while they were still in their teens, and their grandmother. My aunt Jesse who died of lung cancer, yes she smoked but that is still a terrible way to die. My friend Bruce who had cancer of the bone. My friend Kiley, who I only knew through Twitter but still felt a sense of lose when she died. That is all I can remember right now.

Then there is my mom, with breast cancer but cancer free after surgery, Beth who just had her second round beating breast cancer, my friend Mike and Buffalo Bills former quarterback and Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly, who like my mom has been declared cancer free after surgery. Lastly my minister Louis, still battling.

I’m running for all of them and for the memory of the people mentioned by my friends who donated. For Cynthia who donated because she is a cancer survivor, which I didn’t know until today. Also for everyone who might benefit from better treatments and improved screening to detect cancer earlier. It’s a lot of people to run for, but I have help.

Sometimes I hate baseball

Tonight was one of those nights. Dave Robinson’s wife had a baby today. He came in and pitched a scoreless inning, then Rafael came in and blew it. Derek hit a tying home run and Clay Rapada pitched scoreless then Derek Lowe got the loss. I personally think Soriano should have the L beside his name, at least he got a blown save by his name. However since I don’t want to talk about this I’m going to post some pictures I took after the game I went to with the kids. The game with the huge rain delay that ended around midnight. I took these pictures of the Stadium at night from the platform of the #4 train, I missed the colored lights but now I know to wait for them next time.

This and that

While the Yankees have an off day just a few thoughts …

On the top left of this blog is a link to Dave and Erin Robertson’s website where you can donate money to help the people affected by the devastating tornadoes in Alabama. The money goes directly to providing people with the basic necessities of life that they need right now. Please consider making a donation, any amount of money can be helpful.

Yankee Stadium was ranked 21st out of 30 MLB ballparks. Since I didn’t go to any ballgames in the old Yankee Stadium and the only other stadium I have been to is the Dutchess Stadium for minor league baseball I can’t really compare Yankee Stadium to others, however I would like to say that I LOVE the new Yankee Stadium, its clean and pretty, the seats are not uncomfortable and the jumbotron is great. If I am away from my seats there are T.V.’s so I can see what’s going on, the radio broadcast plays in the restrooms, and when on the terrace I can hear the crowd so if something happens I can run to the back of the seats and see what’s going on. The only thing I don’t like is where Kasey’s seats are I can’t keep my eye on Swisher.

I have over 3,000 hits on this blog!! YAY!!

5/31 NY Yankees 11 vs Cleveland Indians 2 ~ A-Rod hit a Grand Slam for Andy

2 months into the season and this is the 5th game I have been to. This was a great game to be at. It was D, Kasey and Andy. It was Andy’s first ever. I was walking around trying to find Monument Park, which I did find, after it was closed. I was following the signs and ended up in the bleachers, so I walked back to the other side of the bleachers and walked down some stairs and saw another sign for Monument Park. So followed the arrow and walked down this corridor, past the Monument Park Store, and ended up in another seating section, turned around and came back down the hallway where I finally saw the sign for Monument Park and the door with a sign saying it was closed. So I went to the store and got a blue Yankee monkey puppet for Andy. Nick pointed out today that it was made in China which means that Andy now has a Chinese Blue Monkey puppet, all this time he was really a Yankee fan. 

YankeeGame 100531.JPGWhen I got back to the seats I attached the monkey to Andy’s neck, he was not thrilled.

Yankees took the lead early, then the Indians tied it up in the second, then in the 4th Yankees got one more run. 
It stayed that way until the 7th inning, then the bats woke up. Derek Jeter hit a single, then Curtis, Ramiro Pena came in for Derek (he got hit by a pitch in the 2nd inning) and then Mark Teixeira was intentionally walked. This is one of the reasons I like coming to games, there was a hush over the crowd, like everyone was thinking, Oh no he didn’t, and wondering if A-Rod would hit a grand slam this time. Then when he did, the crowd went absolutely nuts. Robbie was up and he hit a home run too. And we still weren’t done. Nick hit a double, Juan Miranda hit a single, Nick went to 3rd base. Frankie hit a sacrifice fly and Nicky scored. 
Yankees weren’t done. They went on to score 3 more runs in the 8th inning. Meanwhile, Andy Pettitte held the Indians to one run. Chan Ho Park pitched the 8th and 9th innings. In the 9th the Indians got one more run then Frankie got the last batter out with a throw to first.
I love going to games, no announcers, outside in the Grandstand there is shade, and the breezes never quits. And there is the energy of the crowd, the ohs and ahs and boos, (umpire made a bad call)

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

The New Yankee Stadium

Everyday I see it, in the morning, looking out the window of the train as it comes into the city, I look for the bat, sticking up into the sky, once I see it I know the stadium is close. And in the evening when I am going home, I make sure to sit on the right side of the train so I can see it. First there was one, then there was two, now there is one and a fraction of another.

There are a lot of great memories in the old Yankee stadium, none are mine, I didn’t go to any games in the old stadium. That is probably why, when one of my co-worker’s insists on calling Yankee Stadium the ‘fake’ Yankee Stadium, I don’t get it. I happen to like the new stadium, and someone, who has been to games in both, says he doesn’t think there is a ‘bad’ seat anywhere in the new stadium.

In 10-½ hours I will be walking into Yankee Stadium to watch the ring ceremony and the home opener. I have never seen the championship rings handed out and I have never been to an opening day game. I am really excited! I can’t wait, but now I have to get some sleep.

Our tickets are here

Marcia and I are going to see the Yankees play the Angels on April 15, 2010. I just got the e-mail with the tickets. We are sitting: Bleachers 204; Row: 18; AISLE Seats: 1,2

This year we are planning on going to a lot more games then last year.

In other news, Teixeira got drilled with a fastball by the Orioles’ Jeremy Guthrie on Monday. He made some comment about the Yankees being “aggressive” and they attack and that makes it hard to “get out of the way”. Get out of the way, so it was intentional, you were trying to hit him, otherwise why else would he need to ‘get out of the way’ (all comments in the blog are my OPINION).

Later in the game he hit Francisco Cervelli. He better be careful, that’s all I’m gonna say.

Results from the last three days are as follows.

Sunday March 28, 2010 ~ Tigers vs. Yankees ~ Cancelled ~ Rain 

Monday March 29, 2010 ~ Yankees 11, Orioles 7 
Tuesday March 30, 2010 ~ Yankees (ss) 6, Braves 9 ~ Blue Jays 3, Yankees (ss) 5

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote