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The Future is Now

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So they don’t all turn out the way we want but even the outs were loud in the Yanks 5-3 loss to the Reds the other night (Gary Sanchez hit a smoking line drive into a double play to end the game).

Hey, our boy A-Aron Judge made the cover of SI this week. And in Stephanie Apstein’s entertaining profile he comes across as a great kid, adorable even, and saying all the right things:

“I have a very short window to play this game,” he says. “The last thing I want to do is waste it being out on the town. I want to get every ounce I can out of my body.”

“You can’t just enjoy the positives,” he says. “You gotta enjoy the negatives. I don’t like going 0 for 7. I don’t like striking out—no one does—but you can’t have the good without the bad. The most important thing is when you have those bads, make sure you learn from them. Don’t come in here and slam your helmet and start cussing. Because the game’s not going to stop. Pause the game, Aaron’s upset, give him 15 minutes to calm down and we’ll replay it once he’s ready to go. If I wanted to bat a thousand and hit home runs every time I came to the plate, I’d go be a professional Little League player.”

“The big thing for me this year is trying to have your moment for the game,” he says. “Every time I go up there to hit, I feel like that’s going to be my moment. Say I get out, O.K., I move on and I’m going to try to do something on defense. If nothing happens there, I come in here and cheer somebody on to go do their best. . . . I might go 0-for-4, but my impact might be helping out a teammate who’s down in the dumps.”

So what’s not to like about this kid again?

Astros in town for a four-game series. The best team in the league. Nice early test for the Yanks. This should be funski.

Never mind the chill that is linger in the air:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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40 comments

1 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 6:08 pm

Very Jeterian

2 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 6:11 pm

Boo, me!

3 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 6:45 pm

Nice inning, Pine

4 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:13 pm

Pitching duel.

5 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Phew, foul

6 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:15 pm

Good play, Mike!

7 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:20 pm

Crap

8 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:29 pm

Oopsie

9 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Hmm

10 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:38 pm

Catchers Interference!

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 11, 2017 7:38 pm

1st place showdown against the Sam Houston's! Let's get on the board here, is Keuchel dealing??

12 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:40 pm

Rats

13 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:40 pm

[11] until this inning he was. I was prepared to write off this game

14 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 7:53 pm

Holi-daaaaay!

15 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 11, 2017 7:55 pm

I really hate watching this guy pitch.

16 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 11, 2017 7:55 pm

Wow. Rope!

17 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 7:56 pm

I hate that phrase "pulled the string". Just say "change up."

18 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Dayum, just a loud single, almost tied up

19 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 7:57 pm

That was one long, hard-hit single. Same in the box, though.

20 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Shite. The SI cover jinx is on....

21 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 11, 2017 8:01 pm

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

22 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 8:02 pm

Sigh

23 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 8:09 pm

Decent start by Pineda, just outpitched

24 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 8:18 pm

OK. I'm gonna stop complaining about the song, but why Kate Smith. Why?

25 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 11, 2017 8:22 pm

[24] Excruciating. I make my son mute it when we watch.

26 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 8:27 pm

[25] If I can't mute I leave the room, just like I leave my seat in the stadium and go for a stroll. I better stop now.

27 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 8:29 pm

We don't win this game.

28 51cq24   ~  May 11, 2017 8:29 pm

what the heck happened there? who called strike 2?

29 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 8:44 pm

Appointment t.v.

30 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Boo, throw a fastball, chicken

31 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Fuck you, blue

32 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Eat fucking shit, blue!

33 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 8:55 pm

Thank you for that out, Houston

34 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 8:58 pm

Too close to overturn

35 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Not going to be an easy weekend

36 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 9:18 pm

Wooooo! Why didn't Hicks score?

37 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 11, 2017 9:20 pm

Son of a bitch!

38 rbj   ~  May 11, 2017 9:20 pm

Dammit! Still, I'd have sent him too. Night all, get to clean out my old office tomorrrow.

39 Boatzilla   ~  May 11, 2017 9:21 pm

Wow. That was exciting. Can't win 'em all.

40 seamus   ~  May 11, 2017 9:25 pm

That hurts. But agreed I would have sent him. It was nice to finally see a clutch hit too. Kind of iffy results with RISP tonight. That's the second game this week where we've struggled there.

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