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Friday, October 2, 2015

Lift A Glass

I think Boston was getting embarrassed.

In the end, they knew the Yankees are going no where, and that the future belongs to the red socks, so they threw the Yankees a bone.  After all, it is fitting that the greatest franchise in our world should win their 10,000 game against their long-standing rival.  It just seems the right balance for baseball.

So a lot of the regulars sat out the game for Boston.  Likewise for the Yankees, though their rationale is harder to fathom.

CC pitched like the old professional that he is; Adam Warren proved his mettle as a long reliever; and Dellin got to close out the biggest game of his young career. The Yankees won the game with home runs.  This is their only path to scoring.  But Kudos to Carlos, Bird and Refsnyder ( he crushed it ).

The contributions of Bird and Refsnyder, along with Severino, Didi, and John Ryan Murphy are positives for next season, regardless of what happens on Tuesday night.  I also have high hopes for Nathan Eovaldi, unless he needs surgery.  He is still young and was about our best pitcher this year.

Can Aaron Judge and Slade Heathcott emerge?  And we have to buy a new Greg Nettles for third base.

Anyway, they all helped us get to the playoffs for the first time in a "coon's age, " as El Duque likes to say.  A one game play-in is not exactly like being named the Prom King, but it is a ticket into the dance hall where, they say, anything can happen.  One can get lucky.

So let's all raise a glass of the finest whiskey we can find, and toast this melange of coaches and players who got us here.  It will be fun, even if it,  "gets late early," again on Tuesday eve.

Today, it is only Friday.

17 comments:

KD said...

Make mine Blanton's!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Hear! Hear!
And make mine a quarter cask Laphroiag,,,,

Dutchfan said...

Just bought a beautiful 18 year old Highland Park. Cheers.

Tom said...

Yes! I will raise a tankard of grog in a northerly direction and thank goodness for this weird digital brotherhood that has developed around this quirky, crazy, hilarious, dead-accurate blog. Thank you, all, for sharing your paranoid, pessimistic and perverse passion for the Yankees and John Sterling. It makes me feel a lot less insane to know there are others suffering just as painfully as I am when a runner on third with no outs can't figure out how to advance 90 feet.

Enjoy the weekend. I am dreading Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

DRINK A HIGHBALL AT NIGHTFALL
BE GOODFELLOWS WHILE YOU MAY
THOUGH TUESDAY MAY BRING SORROW
FOR TONIGHT LETS ALL BE GAY

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA! WELL SAID TOM...PERFECT!...I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS SITE FOR A WHILE NOW, AND "QUIRKY, CRAZY, HILARIOUS, DEAD-ACCURATE, PARANOID, PESSIMISTIC, AND PERVERSE" PUTS IT PERFECTLY...I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT OUR PERCENTAGE OF GETTING THE RUN IN FROM 3RD WITH LESS THAN 2 OUTS IS OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS...ONCE IT GETS TO 2 OUTS, FORGET IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE BREAKDOWN, LESS THAN 2 OUTS, AND WITH 2 OUTS......IT'S GOT TO BE BEYOND BAD, AND MY GUESS IS IT HAS TO BE NEAR THE BOTTOM OF ALL TEAMS IN MLB.

Anonymous said...

TOM, DON'T FORGET, GOD IS A YANKEE FAN...WE'RE WINNING TUESDAY! WISH I WAS DRINKING MY JACK AND COKE WITH JR MURPHY RIGHT NOW....

Lieber said...

We'll have one or two at the winter meetings.

Alphonso said...

There is a hidden clue that anonymous went to Penn.

And still a Yankee fan!

John M said...

WHY IS HE SHOUTING ALL THE TIME?

Just wondering.

Maybe he's hard of hearing?

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Well said Tom, right back at you all!

Anonymous said...

NOT REALLY SHOUTING.. (ALTHOUGH SOME THINGS I AM WRITING ABOUT THE YANKS ARE SCREAMING IN MY HEAD)...THE "CAPS" ARE JUST KINDA MY THING...I WILL CONTINUE TO WRITE IN CAPS...(BUT WATCH, THEIR ARE CAP IMPOSTERS OUT THERE...THE POST ABOUT DRINKING A "HIGHBALL AT NIGHTFALL" WAS NOT ME...BUT IT'S ALL GOOD.....

Anonymous said...

..AND I WILL GIVE SOME CLUES AS TO HOW LONG I HAVE BEEN LOVING THIS TEAM...FRED TALBOT, STEVE WITTAKER, "5 OCLOCK LIGHTNING"-JOHNNY ELLIS, JOE VERBANIC, RON WOODS (REMEMBER THAT CATCH)?, WADE BLASINGAME...REMEMBER WHEN WE HAD BOTH ALOU'S ON THE TEAM? (MATTY AND FELIPE)?.....I KIND OF REMEMBER MATTY ALOU ACTUALLY HITTING 3RD IN THE LINEUP, AND I THINK HE HAD 13 RBI'S PRETTY DEEP INTO THE SEASON!...LEAN YEARS MAN,...LEAN YEARS INDEED....

ANONYMOUS said...

i am anonymous's near-sighted alter ego.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I did graduate from the home of the Quakers...
I have been rooting for the Yankees since Bucky Harris was their Manager.
First game I attended was game 7 of the 47 Series....we won!!

Tom said...

Both Anonymous got some serious chops as Yankee fans. Game 7 of '47 series -- now that's cool!

Anonymous said...

BUCKY HARRIS!...WOW...I GO A WAYS BEFORE BUCKY DENT, BUT WOW!...THE '47 SERIES?....I LOVE IT...ONCE THE YANKEES GET IN YOUR BLOOD, YOU ARE IN IT FOR LIFE!...(I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY)! I'M WATCHING MET FANS COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK EVERY 8 YEARS....THEY ALWAYS DISAPPEAR WHEN THINGS GO WRONG...SUCH A "FRONTRUNNER" FAN BASE.