Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thirteen innings, lucky number

I’m on the road this morning. What happened last night?


Can anyone put it into verse?

19 comments:

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I’ll tell ya what happened... absolutely nothing, for hours. I went to the bathroom.... came back... did I miss anything? Nope, nothing. Then I went and changed the air cleaner in my car, came back, still nothing. Dicked around I the garage for a while with the radio on... 9+ innings, nothing. So I went to bed, watched some YouTube videos. Later, I thought... hmm wonder f the Yankees won? Turned the radio back on and found that Aaron Judge was as bored with this game as I was so he put it away. Then, because all of his hits are non-clutch, Stanton did a me too. The end. Long boring game.

KD said...

I was in Cleveland watching the Schmindians beat the Brewers. was attacked by midges. Shades of Joba! (By the way, we need a dude like Kluber.)

One more park crossed off the bucket list....

TheWinWarblist said...

IllI give you my best free verse ... A-hem ... Ahh-AHHH-AAAHHHHH-AAaAaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHaaaa-ah-ah-ah-aaaaaaaaAaAaHaHaHaaaAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

I kept tuning in and tuning out, a total snooze fest which is surprising since Sasha Grey was pitching ( good night for him, Brava),,,,, finally finally finally checked back in, but just after the 13th inning blasts, damn,,,,,,, any other year this would have been a pineapple for us, cue the mighty WinWarblist AAAaaaaaaHHhiiiiiiiiiiiiAAAaahahahhaAAAAAaaaa!!!

John M said...

We didn't expect much from Sonny
The guy with a head that is funny
He channeled Cy Young
And I coughed up a lung
Cheering, "He's well worth the money!"

But Toronto had their Cy as well
And our BAs were going to hell
When Aaron took over
And ended in clover
By ringing the ball like a bell

John Carlo stepped up to the plate
Lacking pressure, he can be just great
He lasered a shot
And went into a trot
And you thought that it must just be fate

The bullpen kept Blue Jays at bay
They floundered while our guys made hay
'Twas no doubt about it
We might as well flout it
These Yankees are doing OK

Local Bargain Jerk said...


John M: Nice work.

Anonymous said...

THIS WAS THE EXACT KIND OF GAME WE WOULD LOSE THE LAST 4 - 5 YEARS.

ON THE ROAD.

EXTRA INNINGS.

NOT NOW.

GREAT BULLPEN WORK. (EVEN DELLIN).

Alphonso said...

It took too long
For Judge to swing

So after thirteen
We finally sing.



Ken of Brooklyn said...

I second that emotion LBJ, John M, bravo, a rhyme supreme!

And absolutely ALLCAPS, any other year we'd have gone to bed sleeping with a pineapple pillow!

Anonymous said...

Really good job John M.

Here's a slightly different take done to "Penny Lane"

"Sonny Grey"

Sonny Grey, the pitcher, helped to win a baseball game
Attacked the plate, had good command, more strikes than balls.
In the 13th Judge cleared the wall.
and ended his shame...

It was nice to see John Carlo playing like he’s mad
it seems that Didi might again has found his stroke
Although Sanchez is still a “moke’
We won anyway.

Sonny Grey looks like he just turned it around.
But we've been here before and run aground.
So, we'll see
meanwhile back...

Gleybar Torres suffers from trying to do too much
He should stop swinging every time for the fence
Also, Mueller should indict Mike Pence
I just had to say…

In other Yankee news it looks like Austin's spit the bit
It's likely that we get Torreyes back today,
this doesn't mean that he'll get to play
he should get to stay.

Sonny Grey looks like he just turned it around.
But we've been here before and run aground…

Sonny Grey

Doug K.

The only living boy in Wishaw said...

Brilliant stuff I'm very impressed

Poetry and song some very funny talented posters on here.

The most Bohemian of Yankee blogs on the net :D

HoraceClarke66 said...

Great work, John M. and Alphonso!

Here's my take, with apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford:

"You play thirteen frames and whattaya get?
Another win closer to a-playin' the Mets
Sonny put in eight and the pen did five
They shut down the Jays and that's no jive.

If you see us comin' you better get lost.
A lotta teams didn't and a lot got tossed.
One fist's Giancarlo, the other is Judge
They'll pound you down to a puddle of sludge.

They was born one mornin' in an' old wood crate
Picked up a bat and walked up to the plate.
Hit that ball into the upper deck
Left-a Cashman gaspin' 'Now what the heck?'

You play thirteen frames an' whattaya get?
Still a game behind Boston who we ain't caught yet.
Metsies don't you cross us cause we ain't got time,
We'll beat you down like some old French mime."

HoraceClarke66 said...

And great work, Anonymous!

KD said...

Thirteen innings and thirteen comments!

Oops. now 14.

D'OH!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Now you've done it. We have to get up to at least 26 now.

Leinstery said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5EAahh2JfQ

Some vintage John (and regretfully some Michael Kay) against the Mets.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Off topic, but another example of the small market (RTA (tm)) fan base:


http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/06/07/cell-phone-lights-cause-delay-in-red-sox-tigers-game-at-fenway-park/

At least it wasn't blow-up dolls on family day.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

More small market (RTA (tm))news but interesting anyway.

El Duque wondering about the latest (reserve a wing in the HOF) (RTA (tm))prospect:
http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-2018-difference-between-yankees-and.html

Legitimate concerns that have fortunately not panned out:

From old frenemy Pete Abe:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2018/06/06/rafael-devers-may-need-trip-minors/tbVWz7u8dSVBq3TSKKkenO/story.html

Mustang said...

Great work on Devers, Rufus.