Sorry, Audrey

August 10th, 2013 by Jane Heller


Unless I’m totally losing it, Audrey trekked all the way down to the Stadium today from Vermont – only to see Hughes and the Yankees get mauled by the Tigers. I hope just being there and soaking up the atmosphere made the trip worth it.

It wasn’t fun to watch on YES, not even a little. All the pitching was woeful, from Hughes to Clairborne to Joba, and the offense, not counting Overbay, was DOA. It’s been that kind of a season.

On a cheerier note, I meant to post this earlier and didn’t have time. So in case anybody missed Jeter’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night, here’s a clip. For a guy with a calf strain, he was walking fine and in equally fine spirits. Enjoy.



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3 Responses to “Sorry, Audrey”

  1. Paul says:

    LOVE the clip!! Thanks Jane! As for the rest of the season, I just hope we’ll be seeing Mo add more saves to his record and Derek get more hits. It looks like this is the only reason this season might have some historically relevance.

  2. Audrey says:

    I laughed out loud when I saw that headline and picture, Jane – thanks for that, I definitely needed a good laugh after yesterday.

    Our trip went wrong in several ways, enough to make us all wish we had stayed home and kept our dog company. We were aiming for an earlier train that would have gotten us to the stadium in time to visit Monument Park. I have visited it before (that time I went with my friend Donna and met you, Jane) but I wanted my kids to see it. We made the train – yay! – but five minutes from the stadium it stopped. The engine had lost power and we were stuck for 20 minutes. They ended up putting us on the later train when it came so, though we got to the game on time, we missed the chance to visit Monument Park.

    We had nice seats, or so we thought. They were in the grandstand but five rows back and right along the 3rd base line. But then a large group of young Detroit fans showed up and took the seats behind us. Sitting with the opposition’s fans is uncomfortable enough but these young “adults” were awful! They all had filthy mouths and loud, vulgar conversations. They spilled beer (of which they had a lot) on people in front of them – the woman sitting next to my husband got it down her back twice. The girl behind me kept putting her feet on the back of my seat so when I leaned back I would bump into them. They were obnoxious, rude and inconsiderate and made a miserable game even harder to take. We left after the eighth inning so as to beat the crowd and make the 4:30 train. Our record at Yankee Stadium as a family is not good – we are 1-4. I have one more win – that amazing game when I met you, Jane, and Hughes’ awful pitching was made irrelevant by three grandslams and an all-around explosive offense. Those were the days, huh?

    Our car ride back salvaged the day because my son, who is a funny guy, got on a topic that had us all laughing so hard we forgot the game. I wish I could forget this whole season.

  3. Jane Heller says:

    True, Paul. I just hope Jeter gets on the field soon. Glad you liked the clip.

    Not a fun day at all for you, Audrey. Those fans sound awful. Isn’t it a shame when the people sitting near you can make a bad game worse? Makes you want to stay home and watch on TV. But thanks to your son, at least you had some laughs.