• June 30th vs. The Rangers

    Posted by on June 30th, 2008 · Comments (7)

    I watched most of this one – picking the game up around 8 pm – during the Baseball Prospectus gathering at Foley’s Pub tonight.

    The third biggest reaction from the crowd at the bar was when A-Rod hit his monster homer.

    The second biggest reaction from the crowd at the bar was when Jose Molina got his bell rung on a cross-up from Jose Veras.

    The biggest reaction from the crowd at the bar was when the T.V. showed the slow-motion replay of Molina taking one on the fly from Veras right to his huevos.

    And, that just about sums up the Yankees night today. What a waste. But, hey, it was Supercuts Visor Night! (I only know this because I saw a bunch of people on the train, heading back to New Jersey, sporting their brand new visors.)

    It was an interesting night at Foley’s…the Yankees lost a tough one, the Mets lost badly to the Cardinals…which hurt because the Mets just beat the Yankees and now were getting their tail kicked, easily, in St. Louis…and the Rays beat the Red Sox…and you’re not sure who to root for in that series…and all three games were going at the same time on three different T.V. sets…

    So, from a game watching perspective, it was somewhat painful. But, from a “hanging out” perspective…it was a great night.

    I got to meet some of the readers of this blog – including frequent WasWatching.com commenter “Raf.” I got to meet some good Yankees fans who don’t read this blog. (Hey, what’s up with that?) I got to see people like Alex Belth and Cliff Corcoran, from Bronx Banter, who I haven’t seen in a while. And, I got to meet, for the first time, some people – like Peter Abraham and Will Carroll – who I’ve traded e-mails with in the past…but who I had never meet in person before tonight. (Happy Birthday, again, Will!)

    You know, back in the day, during a Yankees game recap, when the Scooter heard that Pope Paul VI had just passed away, he said “Well, that kind of puts a damper on even a Yankee win.”

    Well, hanging at Foley’s tonight was fun enough for me to now say “Hey, that kind of takes the damper off even a Yankee loss!”

    My thanks to all who took some time to chat with me and share part of the evening…it was a pleasure. And, my apologies to anyone who I didn’t get a chance to say ‘good-bye’ to when I had to bolt – soon after the game ended – at 10:20. (My train was leaving Penn at 10:42 – which I just made – and that got me home just before midnight. The next train was leaving at 11:30 – which would have gotten me home at 12:42…and that’s a big difference.)

    Cross your fingers for Joba Chamberlain on Tuesday. With this loss today, and Sidney Ponson going on Wednesday…Joba may be our best chance at avoiding a sweep.

    Comments on June 30th vs. The Rangers

    1. JeremyM
      July 1st, 2008 | 7:21 am

      With just a little more luck in June- or run production- Mussina could have 13 wins right now, which would put him in line for the magical number of 20. The story of his career, I guess. Last night’s offensive performance was truly pathetic.

    2. July 1st, 2008 | 8:59 am

      FWIW, Giambi’s triple also got a big reaction from the crowd at the bar. Probably close to that of the A-Rod HR. But, no where near what the Molina replay got.

    3. baileywalk
      July 1st, 2008 | 12:32 pm

      Congrats on not mentioning Jenn Sterger. And bigger congrats on not posting a pic of yourself with her, as Pete Abraham did — wearing what appears to be a striped muumuu.

    4. unfrozencavemanyankee
      July 1st, 2008 | 12:40 pm

      I would have preferred the picture of Jenn Sterger and her friend w/out any Pete Abe interference. Perhaps Steve was too focused on the games to notice.

    5. July 1st, 2008 | 6:36 pm

      FWIW, I didn’t see Sterger there. So, I’m guessing she arrived after I left…not that it would have mattered…as I have no idea, whatsoever, of who she is…well, until I just looked her up now. I really don’t follow NCAA sports outside of baseball and I don’t read Maxim…so, I would have had no idea of who she is…

    6. Raf
      July 2nd, 2008 | 4:56 pm

      striped muumuu

      Steve, it was a pleasure meeting you, and shooting the breeze.

      I bolted to the back, as I really needed to get something to eat. Hung out back there with Alex Belth a bit, a real cool guy.

      I didn’t see Sterger there, and even if I did, I probably wouldn’t have given her a second look. I see a lot of attractive women in NYC, so she wouldn’t have stood out.

    7. July 3rd, 2008 | 8:57 am

      Hey, I did look for you, and Alex, when I had to run for the train. Now I know – I should have looked in the back!

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