Friday, July 2, 2010

Thanks, I Needed That (UPDATED)

A-Rod and I have a complicated relationship. If he were not on the Yankees, I would hate him, and sometimes, he really, really frustrates me with what I perceive to be cockiness and a tendency for unsportsmanlike behavior (slamming his bat down in frustration, anyone?).

I have been sick all week and finally started feeling better last night. Yesterday, as I watched the tied game against the Mariners at the bottom of the 8th, Alex delivered a two-run shot that put the Yankees in the lead and ultimately, secured the win. The Yankees had lost their previous two games of the week against the last place Mariners and to say I needed them to win that third game in the series is an understatement. Did the win have healing powers over my stomach bug? That might be a stretch, but it certainly lifted my spirits.

Getting the win when we need it (Image/PicApp)
New York Yankees batter Alex Rodriguez follows through as he hits a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Today's game isn't over, but I am most proud of A.J. for pitching a good game after a rough June but also grateful to Alex for again getting the Yankees ahead. In the first, he hit a sac fly to center and drove in Jeter. Going into the 8th, the only run on the board is credited to Mr. Rodriguez and Brett Brett, in all of his glory, stole an HR with an amazing catch.

So, A-Rod, I take it all back. Everything bad I have said about you and your tendency to behave like a five-year-old. Can you do me a favor, though? Make an effort not to behave like a prima donna who deserves the moon and I will keep my truce. I might even get a #13 shirt to wear to the gym.

Now, please, boys, don't make me have to come back and update this blog entry with the disappointing news of the blown win today.

UPDATE: Really? You couldn't have won that game? I'm keeping the respect for A-Rod because he did score the only RBI for the Yankees in 11 innings, but I wish he and his teammates could have gotten the bats working.

Now, please, for me, win tomorrow? I will be at the game and I would appreciate it very much. XOXO

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