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The Walk Off!!!

Posted in Baseball, MLB, New York City, New York Yankees with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2011 by mattyfresh697400

Pie In The Face

Baseball is a game of patience. All too often people complain that baseball games are painfully slow and that the sport does not deliver the same  fast paced , constant action that you might find in the NFL or the NBA. Now I certainly agree that baseball games can seemingly go on forever and without the benefit of being on a clock, you never know what time you might make it home. But as I stated above baseball is a game of patience and last night if you were fortunate enough to be in the BX at Yankee Stadium and you stayed till the end, well then your patience certainly paid off!!

The Yankees got their first walk off win last night in a game that seemed like a total wash for the Yanks being down 5 -0 , and when your team is losing and putting up no runs, well that 3 hour game can feel like chinese water torture. But this was true Yankee scratch and claw baseball, a run in the 5th , 2 in the 6th , 1 in the 7th and before you know it its 5-4 going into the bottom of the 9th and guess what..we have ourselves a ball game!!

And this is where your patience as a dedicated fans pays off and this is also where baseball separates itself from all other sports. Nothing is more dramatic than a late inning come back and Jorge Posada leading off the 9th crushed a Home Run to right field sending what was left of the crowd into a total frenzy. Game Tied.

And in the 10th Nicky Swish drove a ball to deep right and Tex tagged from third and slid safely into home…The Yankees Win and got themselves their first walk off victory of the young season , a pie in the face for Swisher , and sheer joy for me and my dad!

Patience Pays Off.

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Subway Series Tonight….Remember 2000!!!

Posted in Baseball, MLB, New York City, New York Yankees with tags , , on May 21, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I have little to say other than do the math…..27 to 2!!

Yankees at the White House!!

Posted in Baseball, MLB, New York City, New York Yankees, NY Times, NYC, Politics with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

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Winning the World Series is the pinnacle of sports achievements , and when you take that crown you get showered with endless praise in the media, if you win in NY you get a ticker tape parade down the canyon of heroes and the keys to the greatest city on the planet. You get huge rings so you can always remember your triumph . And of course you get the unconditional love from the fans.

But perhaps one of the coolest benefits of winning the WORLD SERIES is a trip to the White House, where the President of our great nation greets the best team in the world at the most powerful address in the universe. The New York Times has a great article about the history of this great tradition.

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To put the Yankee greatness in perspective, When Andy Pettitte swings by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this monday, he will be meeting his fourth President of The United States. Very few people can say they have ever even had the good fortune to see a sitting President in person, let alone be greeted by one in the Rose Garden.

In 1999, the Yankees met President Bill Clinton at the White House to commemorate their victory the previous season.

As Clinton and George Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ principal owner, entered the South Lawn, the band struck up “Hail to the Chief.” Clinton turned to Steinbrenner and said, “Don’t get any ideas, it’s not for you.”

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I am sure the BOSS did not agree with President Clinton….lol

Membership has its privileges!!

This team is good.

Posted in Baseball, MLB, New York City, New York Yankees with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

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The Yankees did it again tonight. This was a close pitchers duel, but Phil Hughes was basically un-hittable. Hughes is the second Yankee starter in less than a week to flirt with a No-No. 10 Strikeouts to boot. He gave up one hit over almost 8 complete and he was simply nasty.

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But other than the starting pitching clinic , I just like the way this team is grinding. They went into the 9th we a 2-1 lead, almost no margin for error for the bottom of the 9th and Brett Gardner gets an RBI single for the insurance run with Granderson scoring.

And Mariano Rivera is robotic again, one hit batter and one base hit, no biggie. Ice in his veins.

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I am starting to think that Steve Jobs actually built Mariano Rivera.

The offensive prowess of this 2010 Yankee squad has never been in question, but when your # 5 starters throws a 1 hitter on the road against a potential playoff contender, things are starting to feel good.

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