My word, these are the longest 4 days of my life. Josh Hamiltion managed to get me thru Monday, and the All-Star game from Tuesday into Wednesday, but my god last night and tonight are tough ones: 4 consecutive days without Yankees’ baseball. I can barely manage, good thing the All-Star game was at least at The Stadium. I thought the old girl held up pretty well.
For those of you who, like me, need some sort of baseball fix, please keep your eyes out for ESPN’s Greatest Moments in Yankee Stadium. It was on last night and hopefully will be again for those who missed it. It was a great show, displaying not only the greatest Yankees’ moments but those of all sports, politics, music, etc. It was a very enjoyable hour of television, and even some of my Red Sox fan family members thought so. Check it out.
Speaking of The Stadium, she and my beloved Bombers will play host to Oakland starting tomorrow night to kick off the second “half.” To me, that begs this question: Can the Yanks win 68% of their games down the stretch? (67 games remaining, 45 wins, 22 losses, 67.2% winning percentage would equal 95 wins on the year.) Isnt 95 wins just about what it takes to win this division year in and year out? Perhaps more importantly, will the Rays’ slide continue and can the Yanks surpass the Twins and A’s in the Wild Card? No hope is lost, but this appears to be our best shot en route to #27…although it wouldnt be the first time the Sox played .500 ball in the second half to fall from grace.
Well, Moose takes the bump against the A’s tomorrow night, and it cant come fast enough.