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Saturday in the Bronx

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Derek Jeter with 2 hits the last couple of games. What if he makes a thing of this during his final homestand? That’d be sweet.

Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Brian McCann DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Chris Young LF
Chase Headley 3B
Stephen Drew 2B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Francisco Cervelli

Never mind the chill:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: dw*c]

Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer

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Couple more hits for Jeter last night as the Yanks beat the Jays, 5-3. It’d be cool if Jeets and the Yanks go on a little run here.

 

 

Jeter’s Last Friday Night in the Bronx

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Friday Night fun ski.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran DH
Brett Gardner LF
Stephen Drew 2B
Chase Headley 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags.

Like Old Times

jeterhomer Maybe it’s the change in weather but I woke up with this morning with a scratchy throat. Then I remembered yelling–bouncing off the couch with a scream–when Derek Jeter turned around a meatball from R.A. Dickey and hit it over the left field fence for a home run. His first home run at Yankee Stadium this year.

Remember that feeling? Shouting when something good happens? I’m out of practice. Maybe that’s why my throat is raw this morning. Or it could just be the fall chill in the air.

Either way, it’s a familiar sensation. So was the look on Jeter’s face when the winning run scored in the bottom of the 9th. He shouted too, and raised his fist.

Even if this is all there is, for a moment it felt like a revival–and that’s enough.

[Photo Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images]

Start of the Ending

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The Yanks are back in the Bronx where they’ll play eight games in the next eight days. This is the final home stand of Derek Jeter’s career.

Ellsbury CF

Jeter SS

McCann DH

Teixeira 1B

Young RF

Gardner LF

Headley 3B

Drew 2B

Cervelli C

 

We’ll be root-root-rooting him on.

Never mind the curtain calls:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags.

 

Light in September

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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. 

[Picture by Bags]

Ain’t Going Out Like That

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Well, maybe they are. But maybe the Yanks’ve got some fight left. You know, just for kicks.

Jacoby Ellsbury DH
Derek Jeter SS
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Chris Young LF
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brendan Ryan 2B

Never mind the beanings:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags.

Late Early

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The Yanks lost again. And they are frustrated.

Jeter went 0-3 with a sacrifice. He’s only got 12 games, maybe less if he takes a day off. Never been a guy who really needs anything from the fans but now we’ll be rooting him on more than ever, even if it is just window dressing on his great career. Be nice to see him go out with a few more hits, score a couple of runs, smile that famous smile.

[Photo Credit: Design Crush via This Isn't Happiness]

And it Happens Every Day

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Our guy Martin Prado is out, the poor bastard. At least Cervelli’s back.

Only a few weeks left in DJ’s career. The countdown has begun. Holmes needs a hit for starters…

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner LF
Brian McCann 1B
Chase Headley 3B
Chris Young DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Brendan Ryan 2B

Never mind the schneid:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture Bags. 

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before

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The Yankees didn’t score any runs and they didn’t allow a run, not until 2 men were out in the bottom of the 9th. That’s when Ben Zobrist’s single gave the Rays a 1-0 win.

And so it goes for the 2014 Yankees.

“You feel like you’re due at some point,” Brett Gardner said after the game. “I don’t feel like it’s been a couple of games. I feel like it’s been pretty much all season. We’ve had flashes of being pretty good, but for the most part, we’ve just struggled to get guys across the plate. It’s frustrating because, with all the injuries we had to our rotation, the guys that have come up and come in from other places have really stepped up and done a great job, pitched really well and kept us in the ballgame. Just like tonight, all we needed to get was just one or two runs and we couldn’t even get that. It’s just really frustrating. Guys are working really hard. Guys are trying. Guys are putting in the effort. For one reason or another, we’re just not getting it done.”

Picture by Bags. 

Stalled

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Masahiro threw today. Not exactly sure why the Yanks are so eager to bring him back this year.

Yanks in Tampa for the last time this year. Cappy goes tonight.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Martin Prado 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Carlos Beltran DH
Chase Headley 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
John Ryan Murphy C
Brendan Ryan SS

Never mind the blooming’ onion:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: Wolfgang Volz]

 

 

Missed it by That Much

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The Yanks almost won the first game on Friday and they almost won last night. But this ain’t no Golden Ticket kind of season so in the end, they lost. Brian McCann hit a solo home run in the top of the 9th to give the Yanks a 2-1 lead but David Robertson couldn’t hold it and the Orioles won, 3-2.

Our boy Jeter was 0-4 and he looks gassed. Maybe a day or two off would help but at this point that’s a tough call because fans are hoping to get their last look of him every game. He’s trotting up there like a monument not a ballplayer and that’s got to make him uneasy. But unless your name is Rivera, Mariano, even the great ones like Jeter don’t go out on a high note. S’alright. He’ll be ok. And so will we.

Picture by Bags.

The Setting Sun

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Sunday Night Baseball, guys. Jeter’s final game at Camden Yards.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner LF
Martin Prado 3B
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Chris Young DH
Stephen Drew 2B
Antoan Richardson RF

Never mind October:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags.

Sundazed Soul

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It’s too late to get excited but any time the Yanks win is a good thing.

Really tough stretch for our man Jeter, though. He went 0-3 with a walk and is now 0-for-his-last-20. He hit the ball hard once yesterday, hard once the night before, but I’m sure that’s little comfort for him. Just to say it’s gotten to the point where bad luck is hitting Jeter along with a string of overmatched, tired-looking swings.

Be interesting to see if he can have a few good games before the season ends. For his sake, I sure hope so.

Picture by Bags. 

The End of Summer

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Time waits for no man.

Jacoby Ellsbury DH
Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner CF
Martin Prado 2B
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Chris Young LF
Antoan Richardson RF
Zelous Wheeler 3B

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: Christopher Vu]

Sock it to Me?

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The Yankees scored 1 run yesterday; two games, 20 innings. The first one was close, but needless to say, the Yanks lost both.

Stick a fork in ‘em.

[Photo Credit: Thomas Hoepker]

Couple Few

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The Yanks have kicked the Orioles’ can for a long time but that’s all over now. Our boys are gasping for breath in the playoff hunt, O’s are cruising to October.*

Payback’s a bitch, ain’t it?

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Martin Prado 3B
Brian McCann DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Chris Young LF
Stephen Drew 2B
John Ryan Murphy C
Brendan Ryan SS
Antoan Richardson RF

Never mind the odds: Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Drawing by Barry Windsor-Smith.

 

*They did take a hit this morning though as Chris Davis got handed a 25 game suspension (including the postseason) for amphetamines.)

Wait–What?

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Alex Cobb took a no-hitter into the 8th inning last night, the Rays up, 4-0. This one was over, folks. With 1 out, Chris Young doubled and there was a sense of relief–at least the Yanks weren’t going to get no-hit. That was it for Cobb which turned out to be bad news for the Rays because Martin Prado followed with a 2-run home run. Derek Jeter got hit on the elbow but the Yanks stranded a pair without scoring again.

Frightening moment in the 9th when Jake McGee hit Chase Headley in the chin to lead off the bottom of the 9th. This shortly after Mike Stanton was hit in the face in the Marlins-Brewers game. The stadium got quiet and so did players on both sides, concerned looks on their faces, as they waited and watched. Headley eventually sat up and was able to walk off the field. Ichiro doubled and after Zelous Wheeler struck out, Young–again, that’s Chris  Young–turned around a 97 mph fastball and hit it over the wall in left field.

Game-ending 3-run home run.

Yanks 5, Rays 4. 

Yes, Suzyn, you just can’t predict it.

Picture by Bags.

Slim Pickings

umpirestate No Gardner, Prado or Carlito. But, there is Michael Pineda: Jacoby Ellsbury CF Derek Jeter SS Brian McCann C Mark Teixeira 1B Chase Headley DH Ichiro Suzuki RF Stephen Drew 2B Chris Young LF Brendan Ryan 3B Never mind the power outage: Let’s Go Yank-ees! Picture by Bags.

The Good Son

New York Yankees celebrate Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium

Yanks down 4-0 in the first? No, sweat. They come back and win, 8-5.

Our man Jeter didn’t get a hit. In his third at bat, he swung at the first pitch and hit the ball to the warning track in what was formerly known as Death Valley (I guess it was never known as that in the new park but you get what I mean). The TV replay of his parents was sweet. Dad looking down as the at bat was starting but watching his son by the time the pitch was delivered. Mom looking on. After the ball was hit she said, “Oh.” Their bodies tensed as they watched flight of the ball. “Please go,” she said, “please go, please go.” She held her breath then said it again. Please Go. But he didn’t get enough of it. When the ball was caught, Jeter’s parents reflexively jerked back in their seats.

Ohhh. His mother leaned back and clasped her hands behind her hand. His father smiled.

Their son might be old, in his last days playing a game for boys, but they still looked like Little League parents. It was still fresh for them. They were still right there.

Cool.

[Photo Via: N.Y. Post]

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