"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)


What’s the old saying? Baseball is designed to break your heart.

Well that played out this afternoon. The Yanks paid tribute to Mariano Rivera before the game in a ceremony that had all the subtlety of a buffet on a cruise ship. And then there was the game. Andy Pettitte was beautiful. Gave up two hits and left in the 7th inning with a man on second and the game tied, 1-1. David Robertson let the run score and then Mariano got the last two outs.

Which set it all up nicely for a happy ending. Alex Rodriguez singled to start the 8th and moved to third on Robinson Cano’s double. Second and third, no out. And wouldn’t you know it but they didn’t score. Didn’t score, man.

Mo didn’t allow a run in the 9th but Sergio Romo retired the Yanks 1-2-3 and that was that.

No dice. Giants 2, Yanks 1.

Season over.

And that’s baseball, Suzyn.

[Photo Credit: Joel Zimmer]

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1 oncewent3for2   ~  Sep 22, 2013 4:10 pm

baby bomber baserunning blunder be brutal

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 22, 2013 6:13 pm

Day game, so missed it. Not sure I want to watch, I can imagine the Yankees laid on the schmaltz.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 22, 2013 10:16 pm

They died in chastity; didn't score when they could have. Story of most of this season. Can't wait for it to be completely over.

4 edoubletrouble   ~  Sep 23, 2013 12:48 am

What I enjoy about baseball holds true in backgammon as well. At any and every moment fortune can shift. That bottom of the 8th inning - men on 2nd and 3rd - 1 out - just get in one run - two would be great - it could actually be the beginning of their rise toward another go at the post-season! This is the end and yet could be the beginning of a new era! It could be with every roll waiting in the cup - every ball in the pitcher's mitt. Andy was great again - hard to see him get upset when he saw Joe comin ' to get him - he woulda gotten out of it without letting that man on second get home! He knows it and I know it too. I don't think Joe G is Joe T and that may be the difference between now and 1995. I moved to New York in the Fall of 1994. I don't know what the City will feel like without Andy or Mo on the mound. I guess it's got to suck a little bit more before it gets better again. Great to see Bern, Paulie O and Jorge on the field. Those were the days, huh? For now ... I'm just glad Bronx Banter is still here. Peeeeeeeeeeace. Thanks to Al and the gang.

5 BobbyB   ~  Sep 23, 2013 8:48 am

On Saturday night they Yes played the video from the 2006 World Series game six. Wow, what babies Derek, Jorge, Andy and Mo were. Even Joey Joe was a baby. How the years fly by.........

6 RagingTartabull   ~  Sep 23, 2013 9:47 am

I actually don't think the ceremony was too schmaltzy. Really my only complaint was that Hetfield sounded terrible (full disclosure: Metallica/Big 4 at YS in '11 is one of the 5 best concerts I've ever been to). I'll say this: I liked it better than the closing ceremony at OYS in 2008.

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