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Light in September


Jeter got a hit and the Yankees won, another 1-run game. This time, 3-2.

It is condescending to celebrate Jeter getting a base hit? No. He’s got 11 more games left, 8 more at home. He’s exhausted. Hits are hard to come by. Every one is a reason to cheer. We used to take them for granted.

Now is the time to appreciate each last one.

p.s. Dellin Betances is pretty good. 

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1 Dimelo   ~  Sep 18, 2014 8:25 am

"Now is the time to appreciate each last one." Now I feel guilty for dozing off during the 6th. Thanks, Alex!

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 18, 2014 9:07 am


3 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 18, 2014 10:09 am

Would be great to see Dellin close out some games while they play out the string. Could end up being the closer by the time the team gets to be really good again.

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 18, 2014 11:51 am

Werd, Alex.

I'm relishing not just every Jeter at-bat, but every inning I get to hang with these 2014 Yankees.
This is a wistful time of year for me. It's gorgeous, and the light and shadows are dramatic, but for me, summer ends far too soon. And they could play baseball year round as far as I'm concerned.

Even as the temperature has been dropping into the 40s overnight in my town, I've been sleeping with the windows cracked open.
I doze off listening to the chriping crickets and tree frogs who refuse to surrender to autumn' arrival.

I enjoy these sounds, along with the banter that comes with the games: Kay, O'Neill, Leiter, Cone, whomever chirping away about this and that.

Too soon all of it will be gone. Packed away for the winter.
There are still a million reasons to watch these games.

5 coleman42   ~  Sep 18, 2014 12:00 pm

[4] Well done, Sliced!

6 thelarmis   ~  Sep 18, 2014 12:19 pm

classy commercial. man, i'm gonna miss him. baseball won't ever be the same for me and i'll never have another favorite player again.

i'm glad i'll be on break next week and will hopefully have the chance to watch more games.


7 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 18, 2014 1:04 pm

4) Beautifully put.

8 iyasu   ~  Sep 18, 2014 5:34 pm

[4] Very nice. Thank you.

9 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 19, 2014 3:35 am

Damn, Alex! Thanks for making me blubber like a school girl. I'm crying in my bento. No lie.

Sheeeet. That is a good spot. I am still sobbing.

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