I always want the Yankees to score 10 runs. It’s a thing with me. When the Yankees put 10 runs on the board, I relax, assuming the runs will guarantee a win. The Bombers granted my wish today, and I’m grateful.
AJ ran out of gas in that fifth inning, but he was impressive in his first start of the season. Not only did he throw strikes and not look like a wild man, but instead of having a meltdown when he got into trouble he pitched his way out of it.
And A-Rod. Seriously. The guy is on fire. Russell Martin smacked his first YS homer, which enabled John Sterling to give us the call: “Russell Has Muscle.” Eh? He could have come up with something better, but I’m glad it wasn’t a show tune.
Speaking of listening to the radio, WCBS was my default broadcast today since I was blacked out by MLB and FOX. I know it’s annoying to whine, but I’ve got to say this one more time: WHY?
- Why are we fans abused this way?
- What’s the point of preventing us from watching the teams we want to watch when we want to watch them?
- Why do two powerful entities get to control my viewing habits?
- What would be the harm in allowing me to see the Yankees on a Saturday?
- Why do I pay for MLB.TV when I can’t even watch the Saturday Fox games on my computer?
I’m so angry about this issue and my anger only grows every year. But now that I’ve vented I’ll shut up about it for the rest of the 2011 season. I promise.
P.S. I’m also angry (but only in a relatively minor way) that Mo had to come in and save a game in which the Yankees had those 10 runs I mentioned at the top. It’s a little early to be looking at a game against the Tigers as if it were the playoffs.