"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Ah Ha: The Thing With Feathers

Would you believe the sun rose in the east this morning? It’s true. One of the great things about living in New York at a time like this is that you can find someone to commiserate with no problem. But also, there are so many New Yorkers that don’t care, not even a little bit, about what happened to the Yankees last night. And not because they are Mets fans or Yankee-haters but because they don’t know from baseball.

So it’s easy to lose yourself back in life. Yeah, I had some hard feelings trying to get to sleep last night–Alex Rodriguez striking out to end the game, Swisher whiffing with the bases loaded, Russell Martin on his tippy-toes after getting called out looking, man, how many fat pitches did they miss?–but soon they will fade away. Maybe not today or next week but soon enough. And of course, there is reason to be worried about Ivan Nova. But then, there is always something to worry about.

And we do have the memory of Mariano Rivera throwing nine pitches in the ALDS. And all of them were right on the money, weren’t they?

Michael Penn]


1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 7, 2011 9:12 am

I stayed up way too late last night. Started reading, couldn't stop. Spent like 5000 pages on this series of books, figured I might as well finish it after the Yanks were finished.

Dude kills my favorite character. I shit you not.

2 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 7, 2011 9:13 am

That Martin AB might have been the best of the three terrible AB.

3 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 7, 2011 9:16 am

And really, the idea that these guys may have squandered a near the best he's ever been Mariano Rivera doesn't make me happier.

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 7, 2011 9:46 am

"Maybe not today or next week but soon enough."

Yeah, yeah, we'll always have Paris.

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 7, 2011 9:47 am

[3] That was a sublime performance, even for Mo.

6 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 7, 2011 9:54 am

You can always count on the mainstream baseball media to really get to the root of an issue, this is why these guys get paid the big bucks!!


7 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 7, 2011 12:52 pm

[6] And that's why everyone else in the baseball world thinks the Yanks and their fans are whiny, entitled billionaire bumbeaches!! It really had nothing to do with Detroit outpitching and outhitting the other team. Nah, that was just your eyes playing tricks on you and the home plate umpires with their lost-and-found strike zones. Sturm und drang indeed.

8 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 7, 2011 4:33 pm

[7] Well, it didn't.

We lost.

We should have won.

We had plenty of fat pitches to hit when it counted but we still left more men stranded than the French did at Dien Bien Phu.

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