SWEEP L.A.

Oct. 10th, 2008 08:08 pm
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And NOMAH strikes out swinging! Go PHILLIES!!

History

Sep. 21st, 2008 11:58 pm
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Final day of the Yankees at the old Yankee Stadium. Mariano Rivera has just walked out to the mound, it’s the 9th inning, and everyone is on their feet. Even considering how much I hate the Yankees, it’s a pretty emotional moment. The entire stadium is filled with flashes from cameras, and there’s a solid wall of noise. Every player that isn’t on the field is leaning on the dugout wall, watching the action. They’re playing the hapless Orioles, so there’s no doubt they’re going to hang on to the 7-3 lead they have, but it’s still the tiniest bit tense. One down. I think there’s going to be no clinch for the Sox today. Two down. Down to the last out ever at Yankee Stadium. Brian Roberts at the bat. Jeter is leaving the game for some reason. Fans are going nuts. The players are all embracing. Maybe they wanted him to have a little special time before the last out. Tipped his hat to the fans, pandemonium! Ball. Ball 2. Foul. Little chopper, and Yanks win. There’s the damned "New York, New York" song. History from 1923 to now, and Andy Pettitte gets the final win.

There’s such a sense people have now about history. They all understand what it’s means to be part of it, and they all want part of it. Even the players are scraping dirt off the pitchers mound into little baggies.

Oh, Jeter’s speaking. He’s got Rivera next to him. He’s pretty well spoken, Jeter is. He’s not reading off of anything, but is keeping his train of thought and sounds good. Oh, they all took their hats off to the fans. Maybe rehearsed? But still pretty good. Nice and flashy for a flashy town! They’re lapping the field, now, the players. A-Rod with his frosted tips. Cameras everywhere. Damned "New York, New York" song. It doesn’t look like one fan has left. Constant cheering. Pretty loyal fans for a 3rd place team in the division! Every fan has a camera up. Damn, there’s another loop of the song. They need a second song. “Start spreading the news…” Aw, just showed some kid crying.

I know just how that kid feels. I’m feeling really emotional about change right now. I think the financial crisis and the impending elections are really stressing me out. I feel, more this year than ever before in my life, that we are on the brink. We could go either way—good, bad—and there’s no guessing how it’s going to turn out. Are we all going to be scrabbling around for food in a few months? Are we going to make another 50 years before we crash? Or are we going to manage to squeak it out and actually fix things? I am afraid that no one really understands our financial scene, that it’s become this organic monster that’s truly unknowable, and that we don’t actually have our best and brightest trying to solve it. I guess I am just nervous!

Jeter got his moment, and now they’re signing off. Bye, Yankee Stadium!

My Day

Sep. 4th, 2008 01:45 am
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Delightful! Too tired to do all my pictures, but here's the gist:

We Win.

Will post more later...

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