Friday, April 27, 2018

AND THE YANKEES TAKE THE LEAD!

It came about in thrilling fashion.

After the Paper of Record sullenly reported the team's thrilling win—"Yawner Takes Wild Twist..."—there didn't seem to be any soccer on the horizon.

Then, what's this? On the last sports page, a report on the effort to buy Wembley Stadium, the crown jewel of English soccer stadiums!

But WAIT! It's the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars who wants to buy Wembley, due "to the N.F.L.'s Growing Interest in Britain".

It's football! It's AMERICAN football!

After an extended video review, the ruling came down:

Yankees 69, Soccer 68.

We're in the lead! Surely, this will give the team a big lift as it wings its way to the West Coast.

12 comments:

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

So who is going to stay up late and listen to the game? I’m tempted. A hell of a lot more tempted then I would’ve been a week ago...

Leinstery said...

Guys, Rob Refsnyder has a homerun and a nice defensive play tonight. To the bomb shelters!!

Leinstery said...

Looking foolish against some schlub who came in with an era near 8. Truly a Yankee tradition like none other.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Wow Sterling is in classic form tonight, TWO iihiifiicaught calls., immediately followed by John asking “what would the third out be? I don’t get it. We have to go to the spot.” So here I am listening to a spot for a going out of business Nuke plant, with no clue what just happened.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

He did it again. Now three home runs calls ending with caught... in one freaking game! Turkey.

manx said...

Make that 3 IIHIIFIIC calls tonight. This game is killing me. Luckily I live in the Colorado Rockies and it's only 10:32 for me right now. So it's not like I'm staying up late.

Publius said...

Just had a third. "Balls are just dying out there." John is suspicious, nonplussed. He left the booth to investigate.

Tex Message said...

Didi did it!!!

Urban Farmer formerly known as DutchFan said...

These are the best of times. Walking my puppy enjoying faux calls and two Team Kingdom of the Netherlands blasts. First Simmons triple and than Sir Didi's heroics that took the hurt away. Great game for a radio broadcast. This was a wonderful morning and there are more to come.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone on this blog ever note that the great British essayist and philosopher/critic Thomas Carlyle wrote a biography of John Sterling?

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1085/1085-h/1085-h.htm

Anonymous said...

Carlyle's account of Sterling's tumultuous youth:

Of John Sterling's express schooling, perhaps the most important feature, and by no means a favorable one to him, was the excessive fluctuation that prevailed in it. Change of scene, change of teacher, both express and implied, was incessant with him; and gave his young life a nomadic character,—which surely, of all the adventitious tendencies that could have been impressed upon him, so volatile, swift and airy a being as him, was the one he needed least. His gentle pious-hearted Mother, ever watching over him in all outward changes, and assiduously keeping human pieties and good affections alive in him, was probably the best counteracting element in his lot. And on the whole, have we not all to run our chance in that respect; and take, the most victoriously we can, such schooling as pleases to be attainable in our year and place? Not very victoriously, the most of us! A wise well-calculated breeding of a young genial soul in this world, or alas of any young soul in it, lies fatally over the horizon in these epochs!—This French scene of things, a grand school of its sort, and also a perpetual banquet for the young soul, naturally captivated John Sterling; he said afterwards, "New things and experiences here were poured upon his mind and sense, not in streams, but in a Niagara cataract." This too, however, was but a scene; lasted only some six or seven months; and in the spring of the next year terminated as abruptly as any of the rest could do.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Dear Manx and Publius... I beat you, nah nah a boo boo. As John demonstrated, the trick is to get ahead of the call, consequences be damned.