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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oh no, Mariano! What a way to end the weekend!

As good as Saturday's game was - Andy Pettitte looking very sharp, Mark Teixeira and Jorge Posada hitting homers, and the whole team looking sharp - Sunday's game was pretty bad.

I was running around doing errands, and just around the time Mariano Rivera came into the game for a four-out save, I had to leave my car for a few minutes to pick up some food. A few minutes later, I get a call from my brother, asking "Do you know what happened in the game?" He was watching it on the TBS national broadcast, so he told me about the bases-loaded walk, and the grand slam. I felt like I got punched in the stomach. Yikes!

Then I called Squawker Jon to tell him what happened, and his voice perked up. I haven't heard him so happy since, um, the last gut-wrenching Yankee loss! Sheesh. Of course, he needed something to cheer him up after the latest Met debacle. I did make sure to bring up how John Maine threw12 balls in a row the night before to start the game.

My Facebook friend Joe - a Red Sox fan - blames me (!) for Mariano and "Joba the Mutt," as he calls him, spitting the bit today. He thinks I brought "negative karma" to the Yankees by my rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers over the Boston Bruins this weekend. Joe says:
"The sports gods don't like transferring loyalties strictly to hate...they penalize you somewhere else. It's OK to hate on the nemesis, but you can't become a "fan". You goofed by becoming a Flyer "fan" instead of just a Bruins "hater"... by the way - how's the Magic loyalty going for you so far?
Ouch!

Speaking of Joes, I forgot to mention that Joe Mauer is dead to me, after he failed to sell his soul become a free agent. What the heck is wrong with that guy, re-signing with the Twins and staying with his home state? He'll never get to host "Saturday Night Live" now!

What do you think? Tell us about it!

4 comments:

Uncle Mike said...

If we had lost the game 8-0, or if the game had been blown before Mariano had a chance to come in, it would have counted exactly the same. The Twins are a good team, and we still took 2 of 3 from them. They had to beat us again sometime.

Bad loss, but one loss. Move on and beat the Sox. That's the way we do business here in the Capital of Baseball.

Bad loss, yet another loss. Move on and lose to the Braves. That's the way The Other Team does business here in the Capital of Baseball.

urinalfresh23 said...

Ah yes another loss, they just keep piling up, don't they. It's a good thing your all-star gay closer was there to save the day....oh, did I miss something??.... HA HA HA HA

"Capital of Baseball"? Well I must commend you on your spelling. Capital refers to money or value of a corporation. Capitol refers to a headquarters or seat of power. So your spelling is correct - the Yankers are the capital, they have all the money. And when you have all the money, you can continue to BUY your trophies as you have for your entire miserable existence.

Or was that misspelling just a Freudian slip? Yeah, right.

Uncle Mike said...

You got a problem with the way I spelled "Captial," dimwit? Complain to Ken Burns. He's a Red Sox fan, and for his miniseries "Baseball" he referred to New York City as "The Capital of Baseball." Spelled THAT way. Speaking of the Red Sox, how'd those overpaid underachievers do tonight?

Freudian? We're not the ones who need therapy. We do not root for the Red Sox. No wonder Frasier Crane left Seattle to spend 9 years in Boston.

urinalfresh23 said...

Sounds to me like Ken Burns was trying to make the same point I've been trying to make here. Baseball is ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. The golden rule - he who has the gold makes the rules. And EVERYBODY knows the true story, the Yankers have the gold so they make the rules. They can buy and sell everyone at anytime, and usually do. Baseball is no longer a sport, it hasn't been since 1920 when the first purchase (Ruth) happened. It's at the same low level as professional wrestling. Here's the storyline: you get day after day of endless hype from the New York media, in their continual efforts to make money (nothing to do with true sporting competition), followed by the inevitable payoff, everybody gets their "bonus" check (you all call is revenue sharing), and the Yankers get to take home their precious trophy. And the NY media gets to sell more newspapers and airtime, so everyone in NY is "happy" but the rest of the country suffers - is this "true" sport? No, because there is NO competitive balance.

And I did not watch the game last night, I NEVER watch Yanker games because they are not "real" games. It's like watching the Harlem Globetrotters play the Generals. It's not real, it's all for show, you've got 29 teams going up against a corporate entity disguised as a baseball team. Well, until baseball gets fixed and all 30 teams have a fair chance and one team can no longer buy and sell the game, it will be nothing more than sports entertainment, just like professional wrestling. So bite me.

btw, you spelled "capital" wrong AGAIN (typical Yanker fan, IQ < 70). Check your spelling, loser.