The Yankees will be donating $150K to Pitch In For Baseball in exchange for Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit ball.
From NJ.com: The fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit, [name removed because his 15 minutes of fame were up nearly two weeks ago], will return it to the slugger at a press conference at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to the team.
I have so many comments to make but I will be nice and say that I am glad the money is going to a charity. Especially one that donates baseball equipment to people in need.
So with the off day yesterday and not much to write about, I figured I’d do a flashback post. I know, nice cop out.
I decided on the game from five years ago today because I looked back further and the Yankees lost in the other years and I wanted to write about a win. Truth be told, I looked at this boxscore and was slightly disturbed because I do not recall the game at all. And if I can’t remember things from five years ago but can remember things from 20 years ago, does it mean I am becoming like an old person? Oh dear.
Anyway, the Yankees were playing Toronto at home on July 3, 2010 with Andy Pettitte matched up against Jays’ starter Ricky Romero.
In the first inning, the Blue Jays jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to a Jose Bautista two-run shot. Shocking. Doesn’t he always hit home runs?
After a scoreless bottom of the first, second inning and top of the third, the Yankees came up and this happened:
There is no game tonight because the Yankees are getting a much needed day off before starting a series against the Tampa Bay Rays this holiday weekend.
Feel free to discuss the upcoming series, the last few series, other teams, other sports, non-sports related news but nothing too serious or have nice, respectful conversations with each other in the comments!
Here’s a video about Andy Hawkins’ no hitter which happened 25 years ago yesterday, with a tip of the hat to Professor Longnose:
I have a confession to make. I barely watched the last seven games. I know, what a terrible baseball blogger I am, but sometimes you get to a point when watching baseball isn’t fun anymore and I have been feeling that way for a while. I was able to watch most of last night’s game because I was out at a restaurant for a friend’s birthday and we had our own giant TV next to the table. Okay, so I was forced to pay attention to it but they won so I didn’t mind.
Oh, and I also watched some of the 9-6 game in Houston on Saturday. I happened to be at a graduation party, it was raining most of the day, and the game was on inside the house. I saw the score when it was 6-0, was happy about that, then went inside again later on, saw that it was 6-6 and wasn’t very happy. Plus my cousin’s fiancé is a Mets fan but one of those annoying ones who always celebrates when something bad happens to the Yankees so he was gloating about Tanaka having a bad game.…
Here are five reasons why west coast games are the worst:
1) The games start late and they end late. Duh.
2) If the Yankees lose and you stay up to watch the whole game, you’re too annoyed to fall asleep and when you wake up the next morning, you’re cranky both from the loss and from going to sleep so late.
3) If the Yankees lose and you didn’t stay up to watch the game, you usually find out as soon as you wake up the next morning that they lost and the rest of your day is annoying because, again, you’re cranky.
4) It feels like the Yankees never do well out there: they can’t hit, they can’t play defense, etc. Does anyone else remember the 2005 ALDS when Sheff and Bubba Crosby collided on the right field wall in Anaheim? I do. I still have nightmares about it.
5) And why does it seem like the umpires they pick for west coast games/series are always awful?…