Categories Yanks Gamers/Postmortems Why3K? Why not. Rays-Yanks Gamer Post author By attackgerbil Post date July 7, 2011 8 Comments on Why3K? Why not. Rays-Yanks Gamer ← O Face: Orioles-Sox Gamer → Home Run Derby 8 replies on “Why3K? Why not. Rays-Yanks Gamer” We suck again. 2nd place. Pathetic. Lost 4 of 5. The real Yankees are back. 2nd place and 3rd by the break… Well I guess Bartolo was due to flub one sooner or later. Hopefully it’s a blip and not a sign of a downturn for him. Jeter has hit more balls with authority in the four days since he came off the DL than he did in the previous 3.5 months. I took a flyer on two tickets for tonight’s game. Wasn’t cheap, but my brother and I will be in the front row of the nosebleed section just past first base. Would love to be part of a long ovation with Jeter holding his helmet up tonight. I momentarily don’t even care that the Yanks have lost 4 of 5 and dropped from first. When Gardner reached first last night with two outs in the 9th thanks to a dropped third strike that he beat out I was psyched, not because the Yankees were still alive in the game but because Jeter got that one last shot to reach 2,999 and set tonight up as a more likely historic night. Alas, Jeter couldn’t beat out his grounder to third and I’m left rooting for a multi-hit game from him tonight. I just don’t get into any other kind of entertainment the way I get into this game and this team and I gotta say that I feel a kind of appreciation for and gratitude to the likes of Jeter and Mariano that is I’m sure not at all rational and maybe even laughable to some, but is nonetheless incredibly powerful and real to me. “…I gotta say that I feel a kind of appreciation for and gratitude to the likes of Jeter and Mariano that is I’m sure not at all rational and maybe even laughable to some…” not to me buddy, i share those feelings…i’ve been a yankee fan for more years than i care to admit…i was a fan when they were terrible, and my front-running friends were wearing gear and rooting for teams that happened to be the flavor of the the week in the standings, all the while jerking me around about how bad the yanks were…now i get crap like, gee have you always been a yankee fan, or is it just because it’s easier to root for a team that buys the best players and wins all the time?…wtf…i just realized that this has nothing to do with the point you were making, but i think i feel better…yeah those guys, mo and jeter, have not only been winners and ambassadors for the game, they’ve helped spawn a whole new generation of fans [my son and daughter have grown up absolutely loving those guys], and they’ve done it with unmatched class and dignity… This may be off-topic, but I wonder why Ortiz chose Cano for his homerun team. Seems like Teixeira or Granderson are much better choices. Also, my friend that got drafted by the Yankees (Mark Montgomery) is tearing up the minors so far: 19 strikeouts in 7.0 innings. He had 5 strikeouts in one inning last week (he has an amazing slider that hitters can’t hit and catchers can’t catch). tex didn’t want to do it if he wasn’t going anyway to play in the game…can’t blame him for wanting to spend a couple of days off with his family… cool about your friend… Great lineup tonight…not. Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Mark Teixeira 1B Robinson Cano 2B Jorge Posada DH Andruw Jones RF Eduardo Nunez 3B Francisco Cervelli C Fail. Loss 5 of 6 and 1.5 out unless the Sox lose. Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.