Should I Be Surprised?

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I’m not sure if I should. I mean, come on. We’ve gotten late hits in games so many times in the past, it’s ridiculous. Tex just added to the list of late inning go ahead hits. We’ve got to be the most clutch team in the game right now, no questions asked. We lead the MLB in walk offs and comeback wins. If it’s late and close, somebody will come through. Teixeira came through tonight. Before, it’s been Matsui, Posada, Cano, Rodriguez, Jeter, Damon, you name him, he’s come through in a big situation. Hell, Ramiro Pena’s first career RBI came against the Angels in late innings with the bases loaded. If I’ve got a really good pitcher on the mound who’s setting down the Yankees, I leave him in for as long as I possibly can. He’ll go 12 for me. 150 pitches? I could care less, man. I don’t take the chance of bringing in another pitcher who may or may not put out a terrific outing. The New York Yankees always come through in the clutch. Always. And don’t you forget it.

As for the game in Texas, I shall speak no more. I like Frank Francisco. In fact, I think he’s on my fantasy team. Therefore, I will not say anything more about that game.

 

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And it seems as though, for the first time ever, the Yanks are not on FOX on a Saturday. And you should know how I think about that. Thank God. If I had to listen to Tim McCarver’s clueless rambling about Derek Jeter’s Godliness… if I had to listen to McCarver stumble and mumble and repeat himself constantly on a point that we really already knew anyway, but he just feels so glad that he’s right that he’ll try and constantly mention it so that we don’t forget his rightness… for another damn Sunday, I think I’d crack the wall open. And it’s not just McCarver, either. It’s FOX’s damn inability to give you a nice ballgame without screwing up the volume so that you have to mute it on commercials and then put it up to freaking 40 during game time. They have an extremely shoddy audio crew, and that’s being kind.

But thank God that the game is at 10. I usually prefer 7, but 10 is late enough so that I can enjoy my Saturday without feeling pressured to watch the game.

As for the Song of the Day, well, it’s Breaking Benjamin weekend, Break My Fall was yesterday, today it’s one of the tracks from their 2006 album “Phobia”, ladies and gentlemen, Dance with the Devil.

Stay positive, Yankee fans.

-EJ the Kid From New York

3 comments

  1. Fenway Bleacher Creature

    Another nice clutch win from you guys. I have to give it to you, it is looking very hard to beat you guys right now.
    I also agree that Fox is not very good when it comes to broadcasting baseball. Mccarver is not a good announcer and Buck (do they even have him anymore?) was my least favorite. Have fun enjoying your Saturday EJ!

    http://the3rs.mlblogs.com/

  2. southernbelle

    EJ (or should I say Hanley Ramirez?!): I noticed that the commercials on FOX are ridiculously loud and then the games are low. Just another reason to hate that channel!
    My birthday has been great so far, the shopping was fun. I can’t wait for dinner, cake and presents! I hope Mitre does well tonight…but even if he doesn’t, he always finds a way to make me smile!
    I didn’t reallt think I was giving you girl trouble, I just wanted to say that so in case it was me I didn’t appear ignorant by not acknowledging it. Does that make any sense? Sorry about the REAL troubles, boy trouble is no fun either. -Adriana Lima
    http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

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