Yankees Down & Out In Arlington, Texas...Bye Bye Pinstriped BUMS
The New York Yankees are out, losing last night to the Texas Rangers by a score of 6-1. Derek Jeter, the overrated NY shortstop, summed it up to perfection...
"They hit better, they pitched better, they played better. What else can you say?"
Derek, you hit the nail on the proverbial head. I'm a Boston Red Sox fan so it's nice to see them go down with such a resounding THUD. Phil Hughes lost his second game of this six game wipeout series and for the first time ever, the Texas Rangers are going to the World Series while the pinstripers slink home with their tails curled between their legs. Hey, they had a good season but Texas annihilated them. We had a great Friday night here in Connecticut, a state divided by Red Sox and Yankee fans. The north half of this small state is strictly Red Sox Nation, at least for the most part. The opposite is true for the south and southwest parts of this land. I'm smiling as I type this. Sorry bums.
Tonight, game six between the SF Giants and the heavily favored but lagging Philadelphia Phillies begins shortly after 8pm EDT. Here are the details...
San Francisco at Philadelphia** 7:57 PM FOX** Sanchez vs Oswalt
It's a 3-2 series lead for San Francisco so each game, much like the Yankees, will be a "do or die" situation for the cheesesteak team. I think this time we're headed for a game seven but until everything is clearer, enjoy this Saturday night battle. I know we will. I expect more than a few neighbors and friends to enjoy the Fox HD telecast with an adult beverage or two and a blazing fireplace fire. Yes, it will be cold enough here after dark to do that and my firewood has been aging in the garage for just about four years. A wad of newspaers underneath the split logs coupled with one small piece of "wetwood" and wow, the blaze starts. Wetwood is a resin saturated piece of lumber that weighs just a couple of ounces but burns long enough to start the fire. C'mon baby, LIGHT MY FIRE, as the Doors wrote and recorded in the year of SGT. PEPPER, 1967.
I hope your weekend will be tremendous. Please click on this post's title for more on the Yankee's inaction and elimination and as always, BE WELL. See ya.