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It Was a Good Day


The Wife and I spent the last week in New Mexico visiting family so we didn’t watch any Yankee baseball. I was able to post some here at the Banter, and we checked the score on our phones and on my computer, read Jon’s recaps here at the Banter, but didn’t see a single pitch.

The trip back can sometimes be a drag. No direct flight, you either stop over in Chicago or Dallas. Yesterday it was Dallas and well, the entire trip went smoothly. Right down to the cab ride home. We sailed passed the Stadium while the game was in the 5th inning and so we were able to watch the last part of it at home.

Got a little tricky for the Yankee bullpen after another solid performance from Michael Pineda but they didn’t allow a run as the Yanks completed a rare day-night shutout and won the second game, 2-0. Pat Jordan recently wrote a story for SB Nation where he said that with the game on the line he wanted Derek Jeter at shortstop. At least Jeter in his prime. And last night, with they tying run on second, the ball was hit to Jeter. He made the play and the game was over.

Speaking of Jeter, we’ve often talked about how much fun he has on the field, and how underreported that is. That was the case last night–when he looked like a high school kid–when the Cubs’ pitching coach was kicked out of the game.

Dig the GIF via Deadspin’s Sean Newell.


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1 Evil Empire   ~  Apr 17, 2014 9:07 am

I am hopeful about Pineda. His stuff looked nasty in spring training and he's breezing now. He's going to get tired in the dog days because he's not built up for 175 innings. He and Tanaka have looked great so far.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 17, 2014 9:34 am

love the GIF. GIFs rule. I love the concept: a great moment captured on video, and looped over and over. I marvel at the GIF.

3 Chris   ~  Apr 17, 2014 9:38 am

ESPN said yesterday that the last double header shutout was 1988! And that the Cubs have never won a game in the Bronx!

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 17, 2014 10:02 am

I was at the game last night and it was...

very not warm.

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