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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Don’t Let Up Now

Man, Yanks take two of three from both the Angels and the Astros. That’s what I call a good homestead. Sure, the Red Sox seem to have forgotten how to lose themselves, but the Yanks are handling their business. I love watching the kids Andujar and Torres learn—they make mistakes but continue to contribute. They aren’t cocky, though like most kids in this generation, they do show their displeasure to umps more freely than rookies dared in the past.

Said it before, this is just a really fun team to watch. Yeah, they could use another starter and maybe Sonny Gray will finally settle into a groove and make things easier.

In the meantime, the Yanks are on a ballbuster of a road trip which includes a make-up double header in Detroit on an off-day. They aren’t playing great teams, let’s hope they don’t have a letdown.

Never mind the scrubs:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

The Kids Are Alright

Sorry I’ve been remiss you guys.

What I like is that after losing that tough game in Texas—the first time all season I’ve gotten really irked, especially cause you cause see it coming even when they were up 10-5—our boys came back and won last night against a good Angels team.

The kid Ohtani is something and had a great at bat against Aroldis Chapman. He fouled off a 2-1 pitch to left field that was damn near a home run. It was was on the most incredible foul balls I can remember seeing in a long time. Wow, that ab was electric.

Gleyer Torres continues to delight. The kid is so cute and so good! Nice fielder and he hit the game-deciding homer last night. That’s 4 games in a row with homers. And tonight we get Greg Bird back.

Super hot in the city with half the town gone for the long weekend.

Never mind the Halos:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags


In Bloom

These are the Salad Days for the new era Yanks. We don’t get one or two or three guys to look forward to each night, we get 9 guys, and few extra on the bench. Good God but this is fun.

More tonight.

Stay hungry.

Never mind the gravy:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Hey, Ma, What’s For Dinner?

Indeed, things ended up going well for the Yanks in K.C. Lots of loud, booming sounds from the Bombers. Man, the lineup has a bunch of mashers, right? Even with Didi mired in a deep slump—he got the weekend off. Even as we wait for Greg Bird to join the fun.

Tonight, they are in Texas facing Bartolo Colon. It is great and hilarious that he is still pitching. I hope they tattoo him but if they don’t that will be hilarious too.

You know, the Red Sox are really damn good and the Astros as the defending champs and they are damn good. The Angels—who the Yanks host this weekend—look tough as well. But these Yanks, man, it’s good to be a Yankee fan these days. They will be a tough out and that’s all you can hope for.

Never mind the brisket:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: Pavan Trikutam on Unsplash]


Man, been a weird week for the Yanks, what with Tuesday night’s game being suspended, Wednesday’s postponed and then a loss last night in KC.

Sonny Gray, who my pal Dimelo thinks is the new Jeff Weaver—and I am afraid he might be right—is on the hill and in need of a good outing. So is Didi Gregorious, who is in the middle of a massive slump.

Never mind the burnt ends:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Via: Mon Voyage Hilton]

Don’t Cha Know?

Last weekend had letdown written all over it. And when the Yanks lost a close one on Friday night, you had to wonder. But they collected themselves, won both games over the weekend to take the series and head out of town on a good note.

Tonight they start a two-game series in the nation’s capital and then they are in K.C. and Texas where the bbq is grand.

Oh, and our old pal Robbie Cano is in the news today for the wrong reason. Oy and veh.

Never mind the rain clouds:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Clapping and Cheering

Goodness, that felt good. Comeback against the Sox, big night for Gardner, tough at bats from Neil Walker and Stanton and the kids, Andujar and Torres, a loud home run from Aaron Judge against Kimbrel. The only blip was some middle-reliever ineptitude, but the Yanks are hot, and so that outplayed their mistakes and won again.

Tonight, C.C. goes for the gravy. But even if the Yanks lose, they’ve won the series and that’s a beautiful thing.

Clear, crisp, cool spring night in the Bronx.

Back at it.

Never mind the pollen:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

How’ve You Been?

The Sox and Yanks meet up for three at the Stadium sporting the top two records in baseball, respectively. After their little dust-up at Fenway, the media has pounced all over “The Return of the Rivalry” storyline, which is to be expected, I get it. Truth is, these are both mostly amiable teams, and they are both really good.

Luis is on the hill tonight and while he’s due for a dud here’s hoping it ain’t tonight.

Never mind the hype:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

The First Weekend in May

We could get used to this. Winning. You know, it’s better ’n losing.

Yanks secured another series win with victories on Friday night and yesterday afternoon—with the kids leading the way.

Not to be greedy, but what the hell, how about another “W” today, fellas?

Never mind the Mimosa:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Edward Hopper.

Back to the Boogie Down

Now, that was a road trip to remember, 6-1 against the Angels and Astros.

Yanks are back at the Stadium—you boo birds ready for Stanton?—to face more toughness, the Indians and then the Red Sox.

Never mind the prosperity:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Hey, Now

On Monday night, Houston reliever Ken Giles let out a jacked-up Joba-like yell when he recorded the final out of the game. Last night, he was on the hill again, tasked with keeping the game scoreless after Just Verlander shut the Yankees out for the first eight innings. But Giles gave up a two-strike base hit to Aaron Judge—who, like all the Yankee hitters were happy to see anyone but Verlander, no doubt—and a double in the gap to Didi Gregorious. Giancarlo Stanton is such horseshit right now the Astros didn’t intentionally walk him as Giles got him fishing at sliders for the first out. It was up to Gary Sanchez to exact revenge for the Yanks and he did just as much, launching a three-run home run. This time, when Giles left the mound he punched himself in the head. Son of Rocker. Jacked when he’s up, jacked when he’s down.

Yanks steal a win.

Tonight, gives our man Luis vs. that Dallas Keuchel, who always seems to murder the Yanks. Mebbe tonight it will be different.

Never mind the bbq:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Free Delivery

The Yankees’ 9-game winning streak came to an end last night as they lost a close one in Houston. And tonight they’ve got Verlander to deal with.

Never mind those pitchers:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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