Sunday, September 21, 2008

Elvis has left the building

It's over. So over. (Thanks Grey's for that line)

Yes, I'm crying over a baseball game. The last game in Yankee Stadium just ended and I'm crying. Players are literally taking Gatorade cups out into the infield and taking cups of dirt from the stadium. How awesome is that? Did anyone else love it when the camera kept coming back to that adorable little kid crying??? Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra provided color commentary. Jorge Posada put on a brave face to came out and join in the celebration. Bernie Williams swallowed his pride and came back. The fans cheered to let him know he was missed.

Then, a little 92 year old woman came out and broke everyone's heart. The Babe's own daughter threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Unbelievable!

The game ended as it should. Derek Jeter made the last out in the bottom of the 8th inning. Then, "Enter Sandman" played and Mariano Rivera closed out the ninth inning. It wasn't a save situation, but I think everyone knew he would be pitching the ninth inning. I'm glad to see that Joe Girardi was observant enough to take Jeter out with two down in the ninth. Jeter isn't my favorite player, but I started to tear up when the crowd demanded a curtain call.

The hubs and I only went to one game together at Yankee Stadium. I grew up in NY (not the city... there's a whole state up there as well) and I'm proud that I've been to my share of games. Of course I wish I went to more, but I can't go back and change the past. I already told the hubs that we're going to have to take a weekend trip to NYC next year and check out the new ballpark. The hubs flew out to Seattle once just for a baseball game, so I think I can work out a trip to NY.

Maybe the only thing that will get me through the off season will be Berra's new line of commercials. I love that guy! Yeah, he's the reason I wore #8 (Sorry Ripken, you don't even hold a candle to Yogi). Thankfully, the Yanks open their 2009 season here in Baltimore. I think it's safe assumption to make that I'll be at the game.

I know this post is very jumpy, but that's how my brain is working, or not working, at the moment. I'll end with a moment of brilliance from the always quotable Yogi Berra, "it ain't over till it's over."

(Oh yeah, I'm that weird person who takes pictures of my tv... deal with it!)

1 comment:

  1. There's an article in the NY Times about the disputed ball from the game on Sunday. Very interesting.

    Lucky that you could get tickets to the game.