The Great Showdown, Yankees-Sox, Part II

As Julia of Julia’s Rants so eloquently put it, GAME ON! 


It’s Yankees-Red Sox, Round 2!  This time the game is on home turf (Steinbrenner Field in Tampa).  Derek Jeter, thanks to his two-out throwing error in the WBC game against Japan, is home early and ready to reclaim shortstop from Ramiro Pena. 

As much as I believe in the “I want your best against my best” philosophy, I can’t say that I am too disappointed to see the omission of the names Lowell and Youklis from tonight’s starting lineup.


Damon, lf

Jeter, ss

Teixeira, 1b

Matsui, dh

Posada, c

Cano, 2b

Nady, rf

Ransom, 3b

Gardner, cf


Pitching:  Burnett, Rivera, Marte, Ramirez, Robertson



Ellsbury, cf

Lowrie, ss

Ortiz, dh

Carter, lf

Baldelli, rf

Kottaras, c

Wilkerson, 1b

Green, 2b

Chavez, 3b


Pitching:  Wakefield, Delcarmen, Ramirez


I like my chances of achieving my first victory of the season against Team Julia.  Hopefully, when the game is over, Julia will be cryin’…


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Okay, that wasn’t very nice of me.  Sorry Julia… 


On a separate and completely unrelated subject, I’d like to honor Aaron Boone who is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on Thursday.  Godspeed, and our wishes for a quick  and successful recovery!


Oh, by the way, Julia, do you happen to remember this?


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Oh, c’mon Scott, that was so wrong!   





Are you starting your research or are you feeling confident tonight? You guys have a good line up, and they have Wake on the mound. Play Ball!

Scott….um….my friend……hmmmm….Game on! I’ll be back later to give you some suggestions about great Red Sox players you can write about! ;-) I hope not too many tears fall into your wine – I know my “whiskey” will taste just fine!


1 down, 8 to go until you have to start writing – and I too send my best wishes to Aaron Boone. We Red Sox fans don’t hold grudges. (Well, maybe against Yankees bloggers…… ;-) Kidding!)


NO grudges?? Lest you’re forgotten Bucky “(Bleep)ing” Dent?? LMMFAO
And YOU, Scott?? I’d think you’d be ecstatic that a fellow Yankee fan (one Mr. Obermann) has joined our happy little MLBlogs family. I’ve done MY welcome to him…what’s wrong with you two?? LMAO

The question has been asked by the Brownie Brigade Scott – what happens if the game is a tie? Who do we have to write about?


Just keep it the same as last time…Mets or Twins (Erin is still waiting!)

I think we owe it to Erin to write about the Twins. So, if it’s a tie, then we both have to pick a Twin to write about (past or present). Of course, I know who Erin would want us to write about…


Hey, Scott …

Well, nice speed by Brett Gardner to tie score at 1-1 in the bottom of the 6th inning …
— Mariano Rivera looked great throwing 16 pitches and recording a 1-2-3 inning 7th inning.
— Yanks in a little trouble in top of 8th inning …
Red Sox have 1st and 3rd with one out … Marte pitching !!!
Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L”

Okay – if it is a tie we will each choose a Twins! You can have her favorite player Scott! But of course this won’t be necessary! ;-) Oh – and how do you feel about green and pink?


2-1 Yankees in the bottom of the 8th! I might make Jane Heller proud yet! :)


It ain’t over yet my friend!


Yankees 7, Red Sox 1 [top of the 9th]
Jimmy [27NYY[, “BY&L”

Sure – send Jimmy Curran over to taunt me! lol! ;-)


Congrats Scott – I guess I have my work cut out for me! I’ll be burning the midnight oil.


“Congratulations”, Scott !!!

Yes, way to go !!!
Game Over … Yankees Win !!!
Yankees 7, Red Sox 1
— Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L”

I’m sure Jane will be very proud, Scott.

Wow, if you guys are this serious in Spring Training, you are going to be OUT OF CONTROL by September. I can’t wait to watch. : )

A very fun evening, I must say! I can go to sleep a very happy man tonight! All is right in the world! :)


My “concession” blog is up! You sent the standard high with your Red Sox blogs. Hope I can do as well!


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