That Was Just Insane But I’ll Take It

June 16th, 2013 by Jane Heller

The bottom of the ninth was all about bloops – broken bat singles, bloop singles, dunkers, rollers and that ball that Vernon “Molasses” Wells couldn’t get to. (I know, he was trying to keep the ball in front of him, but still.) I blame Suzyn Waldman for almost jinxing the game into the loss column. I’d been watching on TV but switched to WCBS for the ninth as I was getting ready to leave the house.

“Oh, John,” said Suzyn. “That long plane ride home is gonna be so much better after this one.”

She was referring, of course, to the fact that the Yankees owned a 6-0 lead with CC going for a complete game shutout. And then all hell broke loose. CC lost it. Girardi brought in Robertson, who was too high-wire even for Joe, who then brought in Mo to close the door on the Angels once and for all. But then came the various bloops. Suddenly, the score was 6-5 and I wasn’t going anywhere. I turned the TV back on and gulped as I watched Pujols step up to the plate. Could the Yanks really lose this? Could Mo really blow it? Would the losing streak continue?

No, no and no.

I guess the important thing is they won the game, but I didn’t feel great about it.

I hope the off day tomorrow gives all the players a chance to decompress. I know I will. Then comes the series with the Dodgers, which I’m looking forward to. My friends here are Dodgers fans so I’ve gotten familiar with a lot of their guys and it’s always nice to see Donnie Baseball even if it’s in another uniform.



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5 Responses to “That Was Just Insane But I’ll Take It”

  1. David says:

    No matter how ugly, we will always take the “W”. Like you, I hope the day off gives the team a chance to take a few calming deep breaths and get back continue on the winning path.

  2. Diane Anziano says:

    Thank God for the win – very scary at the end, especially when they brought in Mariano and he almost blew it. But like we all say, a “W” is a “W” — going 4 and 6 on a west coast road trip is not all that terrible. And at least it seems like the bats are waking up. I just hope the way they almost lost that last game in the end doesn’t sit in the players’ brains now.

    Somewhat “Yankee-related” news…my town does free concerts during the summer and On July 13th at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, NY guess who the entertainer is going to be?!?!? BERNIE WILLIAMS!!! You don’t have to prove that you reside in the Town of Oyster Bay to attend so anyone who can make it and who wishes to do so should. I’m hoping he’ll take a picture with me before or after the show. If so, I’ll send you a copy, Jane. GO YANKEES!!!

  3. Jane Heller says:

    Yup, a “W” is a “W.” Very exciting about Bernie, Diane. I hope you get your picture with him.

  4. Barbara says:

    That game was so fun and then so scary. Pujols with the bases loaded, I thought I’d lose it.
    I guess the good news is we aren’t far from first and one of these days jeter and grandy and Miguel Pineda will arrive.

  5. Jane Heller says:

    Such optimism, Barbara! I like it!