Are You Ready?

Okay, so in a last minute decision, I decided I’m vlogging tonight. Please excuse the video’s quality. For some reason, the audio does not match the video :\ but you might laugh at how funny it looks (which is always a good thing). Get to it fans!

 

click me!! –>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IOkaWH2mwY

 

also, as I mentioned in the video, go read Lily’s blog…NOW! :) <3

http://turtledip.mlblogs.com/

 

P.S. I know, knowww I’ve been slacking once again, but I promise things will change. you def know this weekend will be full of blogging fun!

-Deuces!

 

 

The Man Of The Hour

I didn’t get to fully watch game 3 of the Boston series this past Wednesday,but I did manage to see Granderson show Jonathan Papelbon who’s boss.

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Alas, I digress…the Red Sox had been winning 0-1 until my lovely Swish hit a single to RF and brought Posada home :) After the hubby tied it up, Grandy decided we’d win this game and got his second homerun of the season at the top of the 10th. Terry Francona was not too pleased after this happened lol Yanks take this one 3-1.

Seems Curtis has fit right in amongst our champions in pinstripes. He will do more great things for us this year. Mark my words.

I’m definitely looking foward to tonight’s game although I won’t be able to watch it again (thanks work). Should be a nice little showdown after what happened between the two teams last year.

-Good morning and good night readers!

 

“…And We Are Underway!”

I had so much to say and I actually got to write most of it out, but my lovely internet just caused me to lose my entire entry. I am so upset right now, but I can’t leave my readers without any material to read! Let’s see if I can get a condensed version of everything I wrote…(at least the most important stuff!)

First of all, my BOYS. What happened? We had Beckett and then we blew it. I’m lookin’ at you, Girardi! B-t-dubs, I had fun at the Yankees/Braves ST game, even though we lost that game as well. Swisher did pretty amazing that game too!

Dodgers and Pirates. Really? Really!? smh. I was also surprised about the score to the Nats/Phillies game. I mean, I know the Nats majorly suck and the Phils have Halladay now, but 11-1? C’mon now. And, omg, Braves/Cubs? The poor Cubbies got an *** whoopin! Then we got Kendry Morales and our own ‘Sui going back-to-back for the Angels. Twins lose that one 3-6. Oh, and Tulo? That was a pretty sweet catch my friend. Pretty sweet.

Can we please take a moment to laugh at the Mets and Marlins? Well, mostly at the Marlins. Big ups to David Wright for that homer to RF. It was the first one they’ve had at Citi Field, I believe. Plus, Pujols going deep twice yesterday. He is just amazing.

Exciting things: the almost no-hitter by Shaun Marcum against the Rangers, Sammy Gervacio and his insane way of pitching (YouTube it!), and, oh my sweet Lord Jesus…MARK BUEHRLE.

Is this guy for real!? We can’t forget Paul Konerko. These two are unbelieveable. Words can’t eeven express the perfection of that wonderful play I had the privelege to watch over and over last night. If you have not yet seen it, please do yourself the favor and watch it immediately! Web gem of the year baby!

-Alrighty sports fans, I gotta jet!

P.S. I apoligize for the poor quality of my latest blog entries. I also realize I didn’t cover all the teams that played (sorry). I’ve had limited time up here in Orlando to do anything! I promise they will get better :) I will also start putting pictures again lol It’s the little things that make this blog. Thanks for your patience!

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

No, I’m not referring to Christmas. If you guessed baseball season, then you are correct! For those of you that didn’t already know, I work in a sports store here in Walt Disney World and for the past few weeks we have been getting so much baseball merchandise. It’s ridiculous how excited I’ve been about this. It’s so bad, that even the Boston stuff kind of excited me a little. Yuck.

Anyway, I just wanted to check in before the season kicked off on April 4th. B-t-dubs, I went to my FIRST Spring Training game this past Friday. It was the Tigers vs. the Braves. I absolutely loved it! I got to see the Melk Man and Damon on their new teams. It was odd. I even got to see Hinske make it to first base! << WTF? lol I’m looking foward to seeing Super Leche again this upcoming Tuesday when they play our boys in pinstripes! eeeeeeeee :D I’ll be sure to write how that game goes.

-Catch ya later baseball fans!

 

Quick Off Season Recap

I know, I know…I’m a horrible blogger. I left my readers (if there are still any left) hanging after Game 1 of the World Series :( I’m so sorry about that! I was so busy watching the games and I had no motivation to write whatsoever! Do not fear, for I am back!

By now I’m sure you know our Yanks are the World Champions once again…I like the sound of that. That was number 27, ladies and gentlemen! It was truly an amazing series. I can proudly say it was my “first” World Series. On to the juicy stuff!

Okay, sooo we got Nick Johnson and the guy everybody talked about for days…Curtis Granderson! I like him. He’s a beast in the outfield. I’m not sure about Nick Johnson, but I heard he’s an injury waiting to happen! hmmmm…as for who we lost…

No more Cokie, ‘Sui, or, brace yourself….Johnny Damon. WHAT!? I almost died when I found out. Seems he asked for too much and they didn’t want tot give it to him. So sad. I’m seriously going to miss the guy. As for Coke & Matsui, I’ll miss them as well, but they’ll do great things in their new teams. I just don’t understand how I will be able to look at ‘Sui in an Angels uniform…ESPECIALLY with those damn rally monkeys glaring from the stands. ugh. Sure, they’re cute, but they belong as zoo souvenirs. Anyway…

That’s all I’ve heard for now. I’m really nervous about our “new” team! I’m sure it’ll be fine, just takes some getting used to. I hope I get to catch a Spring Training game while I’m up in Orlando :) even if it’s not a Yankees game, but that would be suhweet!

-Until next time readers!

Game 1 – World Series: History Repeats Itself

Philadelphia+Phillies+v+New+York+Yankees+Game+LYVQMd9DxfFl.jpgI couldn’t begin to tell you how excited all of my fellow Yankees fans were for the series to begin. They were literally counting down the hours to first pitch, which I suppose, is nothing new. Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama walked the legendary Mr.Berra out to the mound where they handed the ball to retired U.S. Army Captain Tony Odierno. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch to El Capitán. The game finally began with our big ol’ teddy bear Z.Z. on the mound. He started off a bit rough, but eventually got comfortable and pitched pretty well. The same cannot be said for the opposing pitcher, Cliff Lee. I honestly do not want to be praising our World Series opponent for the simple fact that this is the biggest series of the year and I am not taking any prisoners, but this Cliff Lee guy…wow. He was definitely on point since the first pitch. One of my Twitter friends described him as “unhittable.” It was absolutely disgusting the way that he kept us scoreless until the final inning. There would be little blips of hitting activity every once in a while, mostly from DJ, but other than that, the Yanks were sleepwalking through the whole game. It was as if they didn’t realize it was a World Series game, but I must stress the fact that Cliff Lee was bringing his A-game tonight…and so was Chase Utley. He hit two solo homers that caused people to quickly link him to Mr.October. Even Alex, who has come into his own and been locked in the whole postseason, went without a single hit the whole game. Incredible, I know. While this game scared the crap out of many Yankees fans and got Phils fans up on their high horses, this was only game 1. We can’t go assuming results just yet. I have faith in our boys and feel that they needed this slap in the face to wake them up from their World Series slumber. Game 2 is going to be a fun one, particularly because Pedro Martinez is pitching for the Phillies. I can’t wait to hear those chants…

As for the title of this entry, I discovered today that this was not the first time we lose Game 1 of the World Series in the new stadium. I’ll let this excerpt from Thomas Boorstein’s MLB.com article “Losing Game 1 at new stadium nothing new” explain what I mean…

When the original Yankee Stadium hosted its first World Series game in 1923, the visitors came out on top. The road team won again in the first game in the renovated Stadium in 1976. The Phillies made it 3-for-3 with their 6-1 win over the Yankees in the World Series opener in the newest version in the Bronx on Wednesday night.

The Yanks are known for upholding tradition. *shrug* So with the Phils’ 6-1 win today, we head into Game 2 with a loss in our back pocket and a new attitude.

-Catch ya tomorrow fans!

The City That Never Sleeps

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(photo taken by William Helms)

I was asked by one of my Twitter friends, Sean, why New York City was considered such an awesome place. I couldn’t give him a specific answer. I told him, “it just is, idk how to explain!” He dared me to give him a real reason, so I decided to make a list of why I personally believe NYC is so great.

  • the atmoshpere — it’s a fast-paced city where people are always on the move, always focused…whether it be to work or to party.
  • the fashion — yes, I will go there. I love fashion and 5th avenue has an abundance of amazing stores and they have the Fashion District and HELLO Fashion Week :)
  • the weather — sure, it might be as sucky as the weather in Miami at times, or even worse, but at least they have actual seasons. did I mentioned I love autumn and winter?
  • the commute – i actually enjoy the fact that you don’t have to drive every where here. you can walk or take the subway. although it’s kinda gross and creepy at times, you find the most interesting things in the subway. as for the walking, it’s great exercise lol
  • the events — like i mentioned before, they have Fashion Week, but they also have the famous Macy’s parades for Thanksgiving and Christmas. then we have the Ticker-Tape parade or even the ball dropping on New Year’s Eve!
  • the activities — shopping, sightseeing, iceskating at Rockerfeller Center in the winter, museums, parties, etc.
  • the adventure — i’ve only been there twice, so there’s plenty of things for me to discover there! (i.e. the little “hole in the wall” restaurants or cafes that have the best food!)
  • the fame — okay, you may see this as a lame reason, but think about it…how many movies have been filmed here? music videos, shows (like TRL, Good Morning America, The Today Show)? there’s a reason they keep filming stuff up there.
  • the symbolism — it’s a fact that New York City is an American symbol. it just is. i feel like a “true” American when i’m there. it must be all the history and the patriotism up there.
  • the YANKEES — you told me not to use this reason, but how could i not? i love them and i’m sure if i lived up there i’d be a season ticket holder. <3

All in all, the City is so intriguing and inspiring. There’s no other place that has made me feel so passionate and so at home (besides Miami, of course).

 

**For more wonderful photography by William Helms: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yankee32879

Game 5 – ALCS: Facing The Facts

Instead of writing a whole entry, I justed wanted to make a small list of the notes I took Thursday night.

    • Marte did a pretty good job…only allowed one run in, making it Angels 5 – Yankees 6
    • Burnett & Posada actually do work good together
    • Tex finally broke out
    • Swisher is a killjoy – although he started the good inning, he also ended it (7th inning – where they scored 6 runs to take the lead)
    • Game 4 contains what I will forever refer to as the “Bull$hit Inning” – horrible calls by the umpires & dispicable play by Posada and Cano (third base blunder) *smacks forehead*

-Hoping the Yanks take Game 6!

 

Postseason Hotties

We all love the boys of summer, but let’s be real here…”she-fans” probably enjoy the game of baseball a little more than men do. Why? Oh, the pictures in this entry will tell you why. After doing some thorough research, I gathered up pictures of the hottest men who simply make watching this season’s October baseball that much better.

Now, I realize some of you may not like the selections I made for different reasons (i.e. maybe you don’t think they’re cute or you have a personal reason, etc.) but this is just for fun, so I hope you gals enjoy it!

phils.jpgLet’s start off with with two of the cutest pitchers the Philadelphia Phillies have to offer: Ryan Madson and Cole Hamels. Quick Facts: Madson, 29, was born in Long Beach, CA and has an uncle who also played in the majors. Hamels, 26, was born in San Diego, CA and is a new daddy to first child, Caleb! (born 10/9/09 during an NLDS game vs. the Rockies)

Angels.jpgThen we have some Angels that are certainly heavenly…yeah, I’m cheesy. lol Anyway! We’ve got the outgoing Torii Hunter and this beautiful catcher, Jeff Mathis. Quick Facts: Hunter, 34, is an Arkansas native that has been in the majors for 11 years. Mathis, 26, was born in Marianna, FL and has only played for the Angels. (led the team to their 1st ALCS win 10/19/09 with a game-winning RBI double)

  

dodgerss.jpgNow, onto some men that know how to rock Dodger Blue the right way: Andre Ethier and Russell Martin. Quick Facts: Ethier, 27, was born in Phoenix, AZ. He plays RF and has his own food blog called Dining With Dre here on MLBlogs! Martin, 26, was born in East York, Ontario and has been their starting catcher since 2007 (he started his major league career in ’06!)

 

Finally, there’s my personal favorite set of men in the league. I swear I’m not biased at all. lol It goes without saying that these men are some breath-takers on and off the field. I absolutely love men in uniform, especially the pinstripe kind, but imagine what they look like without the uniforms on…ummm anyway…Got your towels ready? Make sure not to drool all over your computer…

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I’m not really going to elaborate on these guys, but for the sake of those that don’t know who they are (how can you not!?)…I’ll briefly explain. 

Starting from the top left corner and moving across: Francisco Cervelli (23, Catcher), Johnny Damon (36, Outfielder LF), Melky Cabrera (25, Outfielder CF), Robinson Cano (26, Second Baseman), Nick Swisher (29, Outfielder RF), Alex Rodriguez (34, Third Baseman), Mark Teixeira (29, First Basemen), Phil Hughes (23, Pitcher), and finally…Derek Jeter (35, Shortstop).

I think all these men are good-looking, but there’s no secret that I just adore Nick Swisher and Francisco Cervelli. They’re both so insanely adorable and have this awesome spirit about them. They love to play the game, they play it hard, and you can tell that they truly appreciate being a part of this incredible team. That makes them so much sexier!…but I shall stop myself here because trust me, I can go on and on about those two! ;))

Oh, and there’s one more special guy I just wanted to point out, because he is the hottest nerd I have ever seen majors…I think you know who I’m talking about…Joe Girardi. What other team has a manager that’s even remotely close to looking as good as our Joe? Surely none that I know of!

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 (LAST MINUTE ADDITION!) I can’t believe I forgot to put this guy!…upon request…

Andy Pettite (37, Pitcher)

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So, whether you’re celebrating a playoff win or trying to forget a loss, all us ladies need to take a step back and appreciate the bigger picture ;D

Thank you, Postseason Hotties, for providing us women with a little more to look foward to during the playoffs!

Game 3 – ALDS: All’s Well That Ends Well

Game 3 ALDS.jpgGame 1…Game 3? Where’d Game 2 go? Well, folks…I just wasn’t able to blog those days, so we’ll just assume everyone saw that epic game. Before I get on to all the remarkable Yankees goodies of Game 3, I want to give some shout-outs.

Big ups to the Dodgers. They were the first team to make it into the Championship Series and to sweep the opposing team (Cardinals). Then, there were the Angels. They were the second team to make it to the CS and to also sweep (buh bye Red Sox). Obviously, both teams won their final game in the opposing team’s stadium and mannn was it tough seeing the looks on the fans’ faces. Okay fine…maybe not so hard to watch the Red Sox fans, but being the person I am, I like to see the good in every team and everyone. They did indeed make it to the postseason and were tough for our Yanks to beat in the beginning of the season.

Now on to our precious Yanks. Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! I’m gonna let Swisher tell you exactly what happened:

“I said, ‘Man, we need some Houdini action out there.’ And that’s what we got.”

That’s what he said during the postgame interview about Game 2′s outcome. I guess it carried on to Game 3 because we definitely had some of the magic a-brewin’ in the Dome. Carl Pavano vs. good ol’ Andy. Can you say pitchers duel? You heard me…pitchers duel. Believe it or not, Carl Pavano has proven himself to be a really good pitcher! Both Pavano and Pettite had a scoreless game going up until the 6th inning when Joe Mauer got a hit off of Pettite and brought in a run. Alex then responded to Mauer’s hit with a homer off Pavano to tie the game at 1 in the 7th inning. Posie was all like, “Hey, I’ll join in!” It was as simple as that. I want to say that two of our beloved vets busted the floodgates open, but we didn’t score that many runs. Then we move on to the 8th, where El Capitán made a great heads up play! There was a man on second when Denard Span hit a bouncing ball down the middle. Jete got to the ball, decided to throw to home to stop a base-rounding Nick punto from scoring and Posie got the ball to Alex before Punto could return safely back to third. Alex was seriously pumped up (see his reaction to this inning-ending play in the photo “collage” above). The Yanks then managed to tack on two more runs in the top of the 9th with the help of Posie & Smiley, making it a 4-1 game. Without further ado, the Sandman came in to end the last game that would ever take place at the Metrodome. Bring on the champagne, they’re goin’ to the ALCS to face *dun dun DUN* the Angels!


ALDSChampagneSwish.jpg**Highlight of The Game
: definitely had to be when Mr.Nick Swisher decided he’d change the rules of baseball and walk on 3 balls instead of 4. You go Nick!

**Photo of The Game:

this champagne-filled postgame report 35629910.jpgprovided us with all the joys of a Yankees celebration: Kim Jones was absolutely drenched in champagne, the guys were having fun sneaking up on teammates during interviews, and was Alex playing peek-a-boo…wait, Alex playing peek-a-boo?? I naturally paused the postgame and took a picture to post on Twitpic for everyone to see. Hard to believe that this picture alone brought me instant Twitter fame (don’t you love how “writers” embelish? lol). Alright, it got me a few followers and many RTs from fellow Yankee tweeters and even some Facebook posts, but it made me feel darn special! :}

 

-Almost ALCS time readers…’til then!

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