Friday, September 3, 2010
Athletics @ Yankees 8-31-10
Last week, Lou Piniella retired from baseball earlier than expected due to his mother’s deteriorating health. Because of this, we asked if your day to day was impacted by his departure. Of 8 total votes (much better than last week, by the way. Nice job, guys), 5 people voted for, “The Cubs still suck.” Wow. That’s amazing. Apparently our readers are as bitter as we are. Right on. 1 person voted for “When did he leave? How did I miss that one?” We don’t know how you missed this one. Are you unfamiliar with the concept of Sports Center? The remaining 2 votes went to “tragic stuff,” which brings us to our next question. How many of you noticed that we quoted the character, Lou from Major League II? Be truthful. Thankfully, no one voted for the choice, “Who?” We would’ve found you and shanked you had you voted for that.
We took the subway out of Forest Hills into the city in order to get to the Yankees game. We learned our lesson from last time and avoided using the LIRR, actually SAVING money. Excitingly, we filmed seeing Yankees Stadium for the first time after emerging from the subway platform because we know how much you’d love it. Don’t pretend like you don’t. We know you better than you think.
best seats of our life. So…this is how the rich live, we see.
Again, when interviewing, we had some audio issues. To be fair, it IS difficult to compete with the Yankees’ PA system when all you have is a flipcam at your disposal. To ease whatever difficulties you may have in hearing what’s being said or asked, the gist of our questions is basically as follows:
*Is this your first time at Yankees Stadium?
*(If yes) What is your favorite food here?
*What are you eating?
*Would you let me try some?
First up is Lisa’s interview with who we’ll refer to as “The Family.” “The Family” consists of Rachel, Adam, and Steven.
Just a few tables over, we met Tracy and Cathy. As you can see, Serena actually ate some of Cathy’s food while Lisa chickened out. Guess what? The French fries from the Johnny Rockets booth are awesome. Since the PA system seemed to be drowning out the conversations with each other, we figured it best not to continue to interview people, so we chose to go to our seats instead. Besides, it was nearly game time.
filmed the peaceful homage. Side note: Phil Hughes threw his warm up pitches to Metallica’s “King Nothing.” Please, please, tell us that he picked this song himself because he climbed the ladder of respect in our book with that selection.
Down to business. Mazzaro had a few problems in the first inning. Okay, he had problems in most of the innings he pitched, but the first one was the worst. To lead things off, he put the first 3 batters on base, which could be kind of uncomfortable for A’s fans…or A’s defense, management, etc. At 7:27 pm precisely, Papa L. called Lisa and said, “You should go home now because the Yankees already have bases loaded. They’ll definitely win.”
In the bottom of the 3rd, Swisher hit a 2-run homerun just over the right field wall.
In Sunday night’s 5-3 win over the Red Sox, Carl Crawford hit his 100th home run in front of a home crowd. This homerun allowed him to move ahead of Fred McGriff into third on the Rays’ all-time homerun list. He has also become just the 8th player in MLB history to reach 100 homeruns, 100 triples, and 400 stolen bases. However, Crawford doesn’t want to be classified as a power hitter. “Speed is always going to be connected to me…every now and then, I can sneak in one of those (home runs) in,” he’s quoted as saying. We think it’ll be a mistake if the Rays choose to let him go at the end of his contract. His all around athletic prowess qualify him for TBB Super Hero of the Week.
Just when you think that Mets couldn’t be any dumber, on Tuesday, they dealt Jeff Francouer and his terrible music to the Rangers in exchange for infielder Joaquin Arias. Okay, so they had an overabundance of outfielders, but we know of one outfielder on the Mets that would have been great to dump on his ass. Not mentioning any names, but it sounds like Barlos Celtran.
Johan Santana’s injury situation is a bit perplexing. Santana referred to it as a strained left pectoral muscle while pointing to the area where his chest meets his shoulder. However, Jerry Manuel pointed to his bicep when discussing it. Strange. When a team spokesman called it a pectoral strain (as per Santana, mind you), Manuel joked that he’d never been good at anatomy. Oh, boy. Regardless of the confusion, Santana is classified as day-to-day and will travel with the team to Chicago.
Before signing off, we’d like to thank our interviewees for taking time out of their feeding to agree to speak with us and allow us to post them to our blog. They were wonderful sports about it. Especially Cathy, who allowed Serena to eat her fries.
"The TBB on fire. The Yankees on fire.We both feeling hot, hot, hot. Yankees fans all around us feeling hot, hot, hot. What to do on a night like this? We are sweating. We can't resist. We need a nice cold drink. So we go rum bum, bum, bum. Yeah, we go rum, bum, bum, bum. Feeling hot, hot, hot."