The people in my section

Carl Spackler was here.  Good thing he was wearing camo, otherwise I might have seen him. He gets a pass because it was Memorial Day and there were lots of servicemen and women present.

I call this one: “Neck sausage”.

Purple rain:

The Rhinestone Cowgirl.  Perhaps worse than any pink hat you will see. Though, after you see some of the others…

Did you get a free die-cast truck with that Yankee hat, lady?

“Root, root, root for the Celtics…” (Yes, this is a Yankee hat)

I would have thought that Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers would have access to better seats than this. And a better hat.  Not a better vest, though.

Not everything was bad. Brosius FTW!

Name on the back of an adult jersey. Check. FAIL.  Supporting David Cone? WIN.

Red Yankee cap. First sign of bad parenting.  I blame the parents.

Berra and Rizzuto, like the good old days, when the Yanks had names on the back of their jerseys.…

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No decline for Derek

On May 11, I questioned whether or not Derek Jeter, a soon-to-be 36-year old, had finally begun to decline as a ballplayer. On the season, his offense seemed relatively weak – his .286/.324/.436 line was certainly indicative of that – and, at times, he looked about as...

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No room/need for Oswalt

As most of you know by now, Roy Oswalt, Houston’s reliable right-hander, might be up for grabs as the Astros continue to sputter through another lost season. As a result of their of their terrible losing record, the loyal Oswalt reportedly requested a trade about a week...

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Game 51: Indians 2, Yankees 11

After six innings, the Yankees still held onto a 2-1 lead, but in the bottom of the seventh they started to shut the door on the Tribe’s chance to leave the Bronx with a series tie.  Derek Jeter singled to center and was replaced by Ramiro Pena on the basepaths.  Granderson singled, moving Pena to second.  They each moved over when Fafael Perez threw a wild pitch to Mark Teixeira.

Perez then intentionally walked Mark Teixeira to load the bases for Rodriguez (which apparently few teams have realized is a really bad idea).  Rodriguez smacked a grand slam to center and the Yankees jumped out to a 6-1 lead.  Cano then followed with a solo homer and Swisher doubled to right.  Juan Miranda hit a single and Francisco Cervelli hit a sac fly to center, plating Swisher and giving the Yankees a commanding 8-1 lead late in the game.

The Bombers weren’t done in the eighth, with Pena leading off with a single.  …

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Memorial Day Beisbol

This afternoon, the Yankees will wrap up their four-game series against the visiting Cleveland Indians at 1:05 pm.  Fresh off their come from behind win on Sunday afternoon, the Yankees will send Andy Pettitte to the mound to face one Mitchell R. Talbot. The team will be looking to seal a series victory against Cleveland,...

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LSU's Ranaudo Regaining Some Of His Lost Luster

Two weeks ago, I asked whether the Yankees should consider drafting dropping right-hander Anthony Ranaudo with their first round pick. Poor performance and injury issues forced a player who was once the presumptive #2 pick down most draft boards, and many had Ranaudo dropping out of the first round. In fact, Keith Law left...

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