Random baseball thoughts on a steamy Tuesday afternoon

It's been a while since I've done one of these types of posts but I figured since my mind is going a million miles a minute, I'd put every baseball thought to paper or screen in this case. There may be a non-baseball thought or two thrown in there as well. Buckle up, kids. It's go time.

  • This season feels so strange. 
  • And I really can't believe it's nearly July and the Yankees still don't have Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira or Kevin Youkilis in the lineup.
  • The team is pretty abysmal to watch 75% of the time and it always seems like I'm at the bad games.
  • Honestly, I think it's my brother's fault. They always lose when he's there (even when I'm not with him.)
  • They've won with me there without my brother.
  • The Yankees are not going to be off for three weeks.
  • You know that phrase "make or break?" Yep, this is make or break time for the Yankees.
  • This next stretch may determine how the season ends.
  • The AL East is a five team race which I predicted during the offseason.
  • I also predicted at one point that Alex Rodriguez may be back before Derek Jeter.
  • Oh, in case you missed it, A-Rod's on Twitter. I know, what is he thinking?
  • On Sunday, the Yankee Stadium DJ played "Is There Something I Should Know?" by Duran Duran and I seriously lost my [expletive deleted].
  • They hardly ever play Duran Duran at the Stadium. They're my favorite band of all time. Shut up. They'll occasionally play a snippet of "The Reflex" if someone make a good defensive play and I remember hearing "A View To A Kill" once but like I said, it barely happens so I was singing like no one else was around me.
  • It's a good thing my brother was off somewhere getting food.
  • Last Wednesday, I attended the doubleheader against the Dodgers and had a good time. Well, at the afternoon game, the night game not so much.
  • Damn that Phil Hughes.
  • It had been a while since I attended a doubleheader.
  • My first two games were a doubleheader in August 1983.
  • The Yankees played and beat the Blue Jays.
  • Ron Guidry pitched a complete game.
  • I wanted to celebrate my 30th anniversary with a game at the Stadium on the same day but of course, the Yankees are off. Guess I'll go the next day.
  • I feel like a weird hybrid of Youkilis and Teixeira right because I have a bum wrist and a bad back.
  • It's fun being me.
  • I'm supposed to go to tomorrow's game but we'll see how my back is doing.
  • I have the Sunday package but they like to give us random weeknight games. Maybe to make up for the fact that they've so many other cool things away from us?
  • Yeah, like a random Wednesday night game makes up for my not being able to attend Opening day the past two years.
  • Whatever.
  • I sound like a brat right now. I'll blame the balky back and the hot weather.
  • I can't believe I've gone this long without mentioning Zoilo Almonte.
  • ZOILO!
  • Sorry, I like doing that with his name.
  • ZOILO!!!
  • See?
  • The Yankees are playing the Texas Rangers this week.
  • Tonight's matchup is Yu Darvish and Hiroki Kuroda.
  • Darvish is definitely throwing a no-hitter, right?
  • Or the Yankees will shock the hell out of all of us and score five runs.
  • Yeah, sure.

Happy Tuesday!