Sunday, September 12, 2021

Yankees win one. I need a cold shower.

A few more like last night, and I'll have myself a drinking problem. After I have another drink.

For the final three innings, I ditched YES for the Yankee Radio Network,  driven by cheap. John and Suzyn sounded like boaters in a storm, calling out Maydays and begging to be saved.  Where was Ricky Ricardo?

John kept wondering: Who will close this looming disaster. (He didn't let down his guard.) Still, when Albert Abreu retired the leadoff batter in the eighth, The Master giddily suggested that Abreu might just retire the side 1-2-3 and then do the ninth, as well. (Yes, he was certifiably delirious.) When Pete Alfonso came up, John lapsed into dark space - certain that the Mets were about to relive the famous, hyped-over Mike Piazza HR of 20 years ago. Maybe John was throwing out negative juju. When Alfonso's ball piddled out at the wall, I thought he was going to cry. 

When El Chapo emerged to pitch the ninth, you could once again surf the dread in John's voice. John Paul Sartre. And when the game finally ended, he unleashed, by far, one of the longest winwarbles I've ever heard. Somewhere out there, it is still echoing. 

The Yankees this season have played in several epic games. At last, they won one. Thank you, Mets.

Too late?

 

19 comments:

Ironbow said...

Shocking, the Yankees actually won a game (barely)! Don't count on them winning tonight, especially with a starter that's been a total fail.

ranger_lp said...

Yes el duque that sounded like a three second warble....

You can hear it at the end of the video...

https://www.mlb.com/video/cg-nyy-nym-9-11-21?q=ContentTags+=+[%22condensed-game%22]+Order+By+Timestamp+DESC&pt=Condensed%20Games&p=0/

HoraceClarke67 said...

Well, a win is a win. And a horse is a horse, of course, of course. And no one can talk to a horse, of course. Unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

And that's about what your New York Mets are: as common as a talking horse. Having watched that team recently against a whole lotta tankers—Washington, Miami, etc.—they are an amazing bunch of screw-ups. They feature some of the worst clutch hitting I have ever seen, make critical physical and mental errors, and have maybe a worse closing rotation than we do.

Hey, just the team for us!

I know, I know. You gotta rip open those tomato cans. But even if we somehow follow up with another win tonight we should by no means think it means anything else at all.

HoraceClarke67 said...

Just looking at Ma Boone's comments about last night. And hey, who could blame him for saying almost anything after that exhausting affair and this whole exhausting season?

He went on about what a great effort Gleyber gave, because he got a couple singles and went into second hard. Um, okay. You want to encourage that sack of meat loaf, I get it.

But then, in talking about the 9/11 ceremonies, he was speaking about what a privilege it was, being with the Yankees, and being part of that, and then going on: "And being out in Iowa a few weeks ago. Being in London a couple years ago."

Stop.

I know. I know he means well. I know he is emotional. But is there no sense of proportion left now?

A 9/11 commemoration has nothing to do with MLB's treacly gimmick road trips. Two of these things are not like the other. A little perspective, please.

DickAllen said...



The Mets may have been a disappointment to their fans this year, but the Yankees arent' far behind.

In fact, I would say that while we lead the headlines war, we also lead the disappointment wars as well.

The Master's warble last night was very nearly hysterical in the aftermath of an essentially meaningless game. It sounded more like relief than anything else.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

HAL and brainless won't renew John and Suzyn for radio broadcasts. It will be a sad, but fitting end to the year of suckitude.

DickAllen said...



Aaron Booooooone. A legend. But there have been some doozies who have occupied the corner office at The Stadium.

Bucky Dent
Stump Merrill
Johnny Keane
Harry Wolverton
Kid Elberfeld

Wolverton and Elberfeld have some delirious stories attached to their names that are worth reading. The good old days.

You can now officially add Boooooone's name to that list. And I don't care if he's a nice guy. Nice guys finish last (or. thanks to the Spaghetti-Os, fourth)


Publius said...

RailRiders came back in dramatic fashion against Rochester last night. Fell behind by a lot early, rallied late. Final score, 9-11.

Anonymous said...

"I ditched YES for the Yankee Radio Network, driven by cheap."

Outstanding!

Doug K.

Mustang said...

Clarke Schmidt starting for us tonight. Boone and Cash throwing everything we have at the Mets.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

...and they optioned Velazquez to AAA. I could have sworn I saw that he had scored the winning run last night.

DickAllen said...


Schmidt? Not Sevy?

Carl, it's personal - Boooooooone is definitely trying to screw you!

HoraceClarke67 said...

Right you are, Dick Allen!

Elberfeld had been a very feisty shortstop, whose specialty had been smashing plates at the team's training mess down in spring training.

But let's not forget George Stallings, who used to steal signals from an apartment building overlooking Hilltop Park, and have them buzzed in by hidden electrical wire to the dugout (The building in question is still standing.).

Or his replacement, Hal Chase, the most notoriously dishonest player in baseball, who was finally banned from the game following his involvement in linking up the Black Sox with the gamblers.

Fun times!

JM said...

The management sucks. On every level.

DickAllen said...



You know things have really turned to shit when even JM has lost his optimism.

TheWinWarblist said...

I heard The Master's warble last night, and I listened to it again just now. Thank you for the link Ranger! It seemed to me last night that The Master was on the verge of desperation for a Yankee win. He really loves the team and all the individual players. He hurts when they suck, but he is the consummate professional. He shows up and works it every day. But last night it sounded like the warble was a release of pent up sadness and frustration.

I have that same feeling. Desperate. Sad. Frustrated. So very desperate. But none of my warbles will give me release until the Yankees win another World Series.

JM said...

Dick, we have won one in a row.

Ironbow said...

Let's face it, the Yankees are very hard to watch nowadays. Tear it all down!

TheWinWarblist said...

I like how you think Ironbow. Silly handle, but good thoughts. {As if I have any moral high ground from which to judge.}