Having My Cake And Eating It

February 21st, 2012 by Jane Heller

When I heard that the Yankees were deciding whether to sign Raul Ibanez or Eric Chavez, I wanted Chavez. When I heard that they had picked Ibanez, I was bummed. But when I heard they had also brought back Chavez, I was thrilled.

Now, considering that a surgically repaired Andruw Jones is also on the roster, we’re stocked with veterans that can DH and play defense if necessary. I like how things have fallen into place. (I’ve decided not to even think about the Mo thing – for now anyway.) On paper, the Yankees look ready to compete big time.

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4 Responses to “Having My Cake And Eating It”

  1. Melissa says:

    Long time no post, but I read every day!
    I’m so ready for this season.
    Here is my perfect end to Mo’s career (hopefully not this season). The Yankees are up 3 games to 0 in the World Series. It is a home game, top of the ninth, 2 outs, Yankees leading 10 – 0. Girardi puts Mariano in – at center field. He makes the final out on a soft fly ball.

    Talked to 2 Yankee fans this week. One had a large NY decal on his truck. We chatted a few minutes. He said “I guess spring training will be starting soon.” Me: “It started yesterday.” Him: “I can’t wait to see how that asian guy they signed from Boston does.” Me: “He failed his physical and he’s off the team.”
    Moral of the story: A large Yankee decal does not a knowledgeable fan make.

    Walking into the doctor’s office, noticed the nice young nurse leading the way had Yankee sweatpants.
    Me: “I see you have your Yankee pants on today.”
    Her: “Oh yeah, spring training just started, the season will be here soon.”
    More small talk, then she says “I am soooo sad because I heard Mariano might retire.”
    Told her about this web site. So if you’re reading, this, nice nurse, please join in the discussion!

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Hey, Melissa. So good to see you! I’ve been enjoying the talk of Mo playing center field so I love your scenario for him. Your anecdotes about the fans are very entertaining too. I hope the nice nurse is reading!

  3. John says:

    You’re teasing me again this year with cake!!

  4. Jane Heller says:

    Haha, John. I was going to use a pic of a Yankees cake, but I like the little girl eating it, given the title of the post.