Sunday, August 9, 2009

Yanks win, Jays win, good day in all

Baseball sure is a game you can't predict. After going 0-8 against the Red Sox this year, the Yankees were able take 4 straight and sweep them at home. They have played some good baseball, which mostly can be credited to some stellar outings from the pitching staff. As they always say, pitching is what wins yous ballgames. So very true.
  • I wanted to make mentioned of a few articles I read that were worthwhile. First, I was very jealous of eyebleaf, who was able to attend the celebration on Friday, in which the Jays honored the players from the 92 and 93 World Series Championships. He wrote a piece about his trip, and it would suggest taking a look at some of the pics and video he put up on the blog. Al Leiter was at this event along with guys such as Joe Carter, Paul Molitor, etc. Definitely must have been a great day for the fans of Toronto. I can;t imagine what it was like during those years, as the team was so popular during that time period, drawing a record crowd of 4 million fans in one season. Must have been electric.
  • Photos of Josh Hamilton have made it to the internet. I am sure these photos don't make his wife too happy. I am still trying to figure out why so many pro athletes get married at such a young age. They just cheat on their wives anyhow half the time. At least go sleep around and enjoy yourself without spreading the diseases to your wife at home.
  • An embarrassing clip of a ballgirl fielding a fair ball. I don't quite understand the video she made, but whatever. I wonder if they will be asking her to come back?
  • I noticed the fake umpires were back in Toronto the other day when the Yankees were in town.. Don't they realize their act is getting old? Even Bob Lorenz made mention of it on the post-game the other night.
  • Just started the book Munson:The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain by Marty Appel. Looks to be a good read.


Kyle said...

Great series by the Yankees. Our pitching was the difference. You'll always have a chance to win if the pitching is as dominant as our was this weekend.

As great as the Yankees have been. The Nationals...yes the Nats are the hottest team in baseball winning 8 in a row!

The Toronto thing sounds cool. It's a shame how much baseball in Canada took a hit after the strike.

Josh Hamilton was an idiot. I'm sure he feels bad, but he's gotta be smarter. He's married and has kids. Plus, he's trying to restore his image.

Those fake umpires are getting old, but they aren't going away. ESPN just picked up on them and did a story on them last week. Like some mini few minute documentary on Sportscenter.

The Munson book sounds like a good one. Enjoy.

The Commish! said...

Great sweep by the Yanks!!!! Will be interesting to see if the Red Sox can recover from this.

Good article and video by Eyebleaf. Sounds like you should have went to Toronto Friday Christina.

I'm shocked the Josh Hamilton photos were taken in January but didn't come out until now. I feel bad for him falling off the wagon since drugs and alcohol really derailed his career for so many years and then finally it seems like it's on the right track and these photos come out. Hopefully he can stay sober.

That ballgirl should be fired!!!! No excuses!!!

I plan on reading the Munson book in the near future. Looking forward to your review of it Christina.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

Thx for the link, Chris.

And those fake umps need a severe, severe beating.