fellowship of the ring

    Monday, October 25, 2010, 9:56 PM [General]

    Hey everybody,

    Long time no see. Me that is.

    Just read a blog by Jon Lane. My favorite.

    His title “End of the Fellowship” is right on the money. In my eyes, the true baseball magic that our core 4 had all those years is no longer there. Was gone even before postseason began. And I, for one, blame Jeter, Posada and Girardi. There were no sparks, no emotions, no memories. Even Cano was not smiling which is unheard of.

    The whole team looked as if they were on Seroquel doing business as usual. I hate that phrase Jeter uses.

    Playing in postseason is not “business as usual!”  It’s not any other game! I think that philosophy grew old with our shortstop. It’s not a God’s given right for Yankees to play in World Series, it’s an honor and a great accomplishment the team should celebrate!  And sometimes it looks that we are forgetting it.

    So maybe we need a new Fellowship. Like this: Cano, CC, Gardner, Hughes and Mo. You’ve got to have Mo!

    A lot of great players are battling for championship rings and it’s time for those who have five give way to younger talent no matter if they are voted an MVP or not.

    Because following old Fellowship logic: loosing is unacceptable, winning is normal. Where does it put victory?!!!

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    #42 pride

    Friday, April 16, 2010, 10:51 AM [General]

    Being in Ireland handicaps me in watching games. Time difference, you know. Well, not only that but a busy evenings life as well…

    But I had some time to plug myself back into the baseball field and when I read about Jackie’s legacy honor displayed all through the major league yesterday – I had goose-bumps.

    It’s an honor to have an active #42 amongst our players. An honor Rivera is proudly carrying throughout each and every game he plays.

    I just love the article written by Barry M. Bloom from MLB.com.

    At least for 1 day the Yankees were not thought of as a team everybody hates. 11 games that were played that day had #42 for all of their players and coaching stuff.

    It’s an honor, we, as a part of the Yankees legacy, should always remember.

     

    newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp...

     

    Even the dust and ashes from Iceland can not cloud the profound feeling of pride!

     

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    Eye opener

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 5:04 PM [General]

    A lot of elite eyes were watching today’s game.

    In the dugouts, on the field, in one of the 162 Legends seats, in the bleachers, anywhere else in the stands. And millions of us – watching the home season opener at home.

    The whole thing started way earlier than today’s 1p.m. playing time.

    I, for one, had Bernie William’s CD playing in the background all the way b/4 his ceremonial first pitch. I am ecstatic to see him being recognized as part of the present, the future and the past of the Yankees.

    Too bad the same cannot be said about Matsui. But we all gave him the standing ovation none the less.

     

    So – all eyes are glued yet again to the unfolding saga of a new season. And we did open it with a win – how, that’s another story, but a win nonetheless!

    Buy, everybody, see ya in Ireland for the next 10 days.

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    Woulda-coulda-shoulda. Did happen.

    Sunday, April 11, 2010, 3:10 PM [General]

    I knew there’s more of John Flaherty to like than just the good commentator’s voice!

    ESPN New York. 9:30 a.m. April 11, 2010.

    Ryan interviewing John.

    Yesterday’s game. What was said after.

     

    ESPN - Joe Girardi said that Shoppach would have been CC’s last batter no matter what.

    John Flaherty – does “not believe him”. ..CC would have been surprised if that argument was brought up with him. As a “work horse” expects to go as far as he can. Plus yesterday’s no-hitter would have been the first one in his impressive career. So Joe was probably happy that Shoppach did get that hit.”

    Woulda-coulda-shoulda – No way there was a chance that CC would have not finished the game if the no-hitter was still going into the 9th! No matter how far in the season we are. Some personal records take over the actual game we are playing and yesterday could have been one of them.

     

    ESPN – Francisco Cervelli and CC? The previous year the big left hander started 10 games with him (10 games with Molina and 15 with Posada).

    John Flaherty – “He did a great job last night. Was impressed from all the way back when he did a Staten Island game with the YES Network. Remarkable, calling the no-hitter way into the 8th inning. An easy choice for Girardi when Posada needs a day off.”

    Woulda-coulda-shoulda – Cervelli is and (hopefully) will be our back-up catcher. I see him as a great replacement for Posada in the future.

     

    ESPN – AJ Burnett and Jorge Posada?

    John Flaherty – “despite the fact that pitching line reads that Burnett’s outing was not that impressive it looked like those two guys got along great, looked like they were on the same page”.

    Woulda-coulda-shoulda – I thought we are not talking any more on the subject of AJ and Jorge? AJ stated that after his first start. Enough already!

     

    ESPN – Joe West stuff?

    John Flaherty – “first question: is there a place that he has to be when those (Yankees and Red Sox) teams are playing? Knowing Joe – he has a touph personality, he tries to run the game, make his presence known. When you are working those games, on the field or in the booth, you expect them to last 3 ½ - 4 hours. That’s just the way it’s been for years…Disappointed that umpires are worried how long the game is. Why don’t we just worry how good the games are.”

    ESPN - Is glad that John said West has a tough personality. What “you really telling us – is that he is a jerk. And that’s what I long thought anyway”

    John Flaherty – “well, I am glad that those words came out of your mouth and not my”.

    Woulda-coulda-shoulda – cannot agree more with both!!!

     

    Did happen. We won the game!

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    Dead man walking … sort of

    Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:10 AM [General]

    I am not talking about yesterday’s game. Though we did lose, as we do most of the time right after playing the Red Sox. Balloon bursts following all the tension of the rivalry. Enough written about it. Why repeat meaningless statistics ?  And they are, at this point of the “almost virgin” season.

    I am talking about a bizarre story I heard on ESPN yesterday. Mike and Mike in the morning.

    John Lennon airport somewhere in England (I missed that part). Two ladies pushing a wheelchair with an elderly gentlemen sitting in it.  All good. Nothing to it.  All three were to board the flight to Berlin, Germany.

    Next thing you know – all three were arrested. Why? The gentleman in question after closer inspection was dead! And not sleeping as the ladies were trying to say!

    They somehow got him into the taxi to get to the airport, into the wheelchair from the taxi and, I guess were stopped at the security check point. The dead man was not playing the sleeping man part too convincingly despite the big sunglasses and sitting still. So, all were arrested on  suspicion of failing to get notification of death.

    My questions:

    How did they get him into the taxi?

    How did they get him into the wheelchair?

    Did he have the window or the aisle seat for the flight? And who would have been sitting next to him? One of the ladies or a chance passenger?

    Why they did want to get him to Berlin? One of the Mikes suggested :”…to be dead there”… well, obviously, they did not want him dead in England!

    Was the dead man arrested as well? Where did they put him? Holding cell or the morgue?

    If they would have notified the authorities – would he be allowed on the plane?

    How many people are still hysterically laughing?!!

     

    I am telling you – next time I fly (and that's next week!) – I am poking my fellow passenger with whatever sharp instrument I am allowed to check on board! Though, come to think of it, a dead man next to me would be a huge improvement vs. all the others I usually get. At least he will be quiet. And no pretend snoring while dropping his head on my shoulder.

    Yeah, I’d rather travel with a dead man – as long as I am not the one pushing the wheelchair!

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