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All’s Well that Ends Well

Remember Steve Trachsel? He wasn’t just deliberate when he pitched, he was obstinant like a fuggin mule. Trachsel worked so slowly and on broiling hot summer days like today he managed to piss off just about everyone in the park: his teammates in the field, the opposition, the fans in the stands (and at home), the home announcers.

Throw the damn ball, you just wanted to yell, and often did.

I thought of ol’ Trachsel this afternoon as Freddy Garcia and Hisashi Iwakuma performed the great Snail-Off-Schivtz-a-thon at the Stadium. Okay, Garcia wasn’t quite as soporific but he wasn’t crisp either and didn’t last past five innings. The result was good for napping, perhaps the cure for ansomnia, and little else.

The relievers worked at a quicker pace for which we were all grateful. The good news in all of this was that nobody passed out from heat exhaustion. Better still, the Yanks came away with a 6-2 win.

Hey, they don’t all have to be pretty. The “W” is reward enough.

Ice Cream Sandwiches for everyone.

[Photo Credit: Dessertsforbreakfast]


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1 MDF   ~  Aug 5, 2012 5:56 pm

"Snail-Off-Schivtz-a-thon" = perfect.

2 The Hawk   ~  Aug 5, 2012 6:10 pm

I felt like that was the worst baseball game ever while I was watching it. I mean really - no fun

3 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 5, 2012 6:16 pm

2) Ditto. 'Cept if it was the worst game ever the Yanks would have lost.

4 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2012 6:18 pm

Yeah the M's pitcher was a pisser. I dig the Daffy Duck moving graphic. Is there a special trick to that?

5 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 5, 2012 6:33 pm

4) It's a GIF, which is a short animated file, but I'm not really sure how to create one. I found this one on a tumblr site and just grabbed it.

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2012 6:43 pm

[5] Cool. Thanks. I am always looking for ways to spice up lesson plans via the SmartBoard.

7 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2012 8:16 pm

[5],[6] They're pretty easy to make actually; if you have a program like Flash you can make one like that pretty easily. If you're doing original art, however, that will always take time. I tacked on a short gif animation at the end of a short promo I made about an encounter between a guy on his way home and a bugged-out Yankee fan under the els next to the stadium. The hardest part of making the whole piece was the animation in fact; making the NY logo swirl and dissolve into a cloud of insane laughter. Animated gifs are fun!

8 YankeeAbby   ~  Aug 6, 2012 12:20 pm

Yesterday was split-pea soup schvitzy. I sweat like crazy working out at my gym, and I can bear that, but yesterday...man, it was so uncomfortable! I was at the Hecksher ball fields watching playoff softball and I somehow morphed into a human sponge (and this was while sitting in the shade no less).

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