Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Posted by Alphonso at 3:04 PM
The South Mexican dirt field League is on break for its all star game, so I hopped a bus north and hope to arrive in the upstate NY area a few days prior to July 4th weekend.
With any luck, the NYY Scranton turnpike babies will be in town and we can get a preview of the Yankee's near term future at Syracuse's famous astro field.
Our club in Mexico is 2-22 so far, but two kids made the all star team. Ruben Sierra and his 16 year old roomie, Orlando Vegas. Ruben is playing like the old days in KC and , last night, shared a quart of local tequila with me. He tells me that Brett is done for the year. He also says Pineda will miss next year as well as this one.
So I hear the Yankees are doing great, even though the team is league last in batting with RISP.
I can tell you that I managed to participate in the international JU-JU intervention, which led to the famed winning streak.
It kind of shook me out of my doldrums, and I came to terms with my early season failures at negative JU-JU. Some of you may recall, that almost everyone of several dire predictions came true.
Since then, and whilst south of the border, I have been so hung over and dis-connected from the Yankees, that I think my Ju-Ju skills are experiencing a re- awakening. On their own.
Case in point:
I didn't watch an inning of the last Mets/Yankees game when RJ Dickey pitched, and I didn't watch an inning last night in the 7-1 win vs Cleveland.
Guess what I won't be doing tonight, either?
Time will tell if my powers are fully returned. It's like coming back from Tommy John surgery.
One game at a time.